Steel C profiles

Chain, belt, and sliding guides by Murtfeldt

Regardless of the fastening method chosen, you should design your plant so that the material can expand. The easiest and most efficient fastening method is to fasten the guide using our steel C profiles. Unlike metals, thermoplastics are particularly predisposed to an increase/reduction in length when temperature variations occur. Mounting a guide in a steel C profile makes sense because of the freedom of movement afforded to the slide bar. This method also makes it easy to replace plastic guides. Steel C profiles also act as stable fasteners and can be welded or screwed on as required. We recommend the use of DIN screws or special assembly using T-head bolts.

The advantages of Murtfeldt steel C profiles

  • Simple assembly/disassembly of the guide system
  • Quick replacement procedure if wear occurs
  • Plastic profiles only need to be secured against being pushed out once
  • Simple alignment of the guide system
  • No distortion occurs when mounting the steel C profile if screws are used
  • Guide can increase/decrease in length if temperature variations occur

Stocked designs

  • Galvanized (stocked)
  • Stainless steel (stocked)
  • Untreated (upon request, black)

Single or varying chain/belt/cargo direction

When expansion takes place, the plastic guide moves up in the opposite direction to the running/conveying direction. You should therefore make sure that sufficient space for the anticipated expansion is provided at the start of the plastic guide.

1: Steel-C-profile, 2: bolt/spring pin, 3: Plastic profile, 4: Expansion joint, 5: Running direction, 6: Expansion joint



1: Steel-C-profile, 2: Plastic profile, 3: Elongation Range, 4: Running direction, 5: Flat bar or (6) bolt/spring pin