What is a slide plate?

A slideplate is a component that can be fabricated from a variety of materialsincluding graphite, PTFE, 25% glass filled, stainless steel, and bronzphite. Thepurpose of slide plates is to produce a low-coefficient of friction between astationary support element and the moving pipe support component to reduce theforces generated as a result of pipe deflections during operation.

PTFE, 25% Glass Filled Slide Plates Bonded to Stainless Steel Backing Plates
PTFE 25% Glass Filled, Slide Plates