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Round Tube Inserts & Glides

 (11 product groups)

Round tube inserts and glides are components used as round end caps for tubing. They are designed to be inserted into the ends of hollow round tubes to provide a secure fit and protection from sharp edges. These inserts and glides are available in various materials, such as HDPE, LDPE, PE, plastic, and more, to cater to different needs and applications.

The primary functions of round tube inserts and glides include:

  • Protection: They safeguard the ends of tubes from damage and prevent injuries from sharp edges.
  • Stability: They help stabilize furniture and equipment by providing a firm base.
  • Aesthetics: They offer a finished look to the ends of tubes, enhancing the overall appearance of the product.
  • Durability: They extend the life of the tubes by preventing wear and tear.

Round tube inserts and glides come in various fitting types, including push fit, screw fit and threaded, and can be ribbed wall, plain wall or threaded for added security. These components are widely used in applications such as:

  • Furniture & Metal Fabrication
  • Furniture Finishing
  • Mechanical Components
  • Multi-Purpose Components

For more detailed information on the different types and applications of tube inserts, you can explore guides such as the "Ultimate guide to tube inserts" and "What are threaded tube inserts?" available in the Knowledge Centre.

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Round Tube Inserts

Round Tube Inserts and Glides provide a finished look and offer protection to the end of round tubing, poles or posts. Two designs available; ribbed for maximum grip that can be used on multiple tube guages or with a plain shank that can fit on one tube guage specifically, giving you a step lead for easy installation.

A selection of different types and styles are available:

  • Lightweight Round Inserts are simple to assemble and have a high-quality finish. The imperial range has a plain shank, whereas the metric range has a ribbed shank.
  • Tube end inserts made from low-density polyethene are knurled for a snug fit and to protect against sharp tube edges.
  • Standard round inserts are grooved for ease of installation, a secure fit, and to conceal sharp edges.
  • Round domed inserts offer a nice finishing touch for high-quality tubular items.

Typically used in furniture and industrial equipment applications. The versatility of materials, finishes and colours provides a choice to maximize the aesthetical appearance and premium fit for your application.
  • Provides a finished look and protection for the end of tubing, poles or posts.
  • Push-fit inserts with a ribbed design for maximum grip or a plain shank for a smooth application.
  • Used in various applications, including furniture, construction, and industrial.
Material: PE-LD, PE, PA6
Colour: Black, Grey, Yellow, White, Orange, Red, Brown, Blue, Green
Material Flammability Standard:

Round Threaded Inserts

Round threaded inserts are available as quick-fit inserts for tube ends and connecting pipes. They are threaded for secure screw fixing. These threaded inserts provide a stable and secure mounting point for a wide range of furniture and equipment components.

They are commonly used in the manufacturing, packaging and construction industries.

  • Material: HDPE, Nylon, PA, Steel, PP, LDPE, Aluminium, PE
  • Colour: Black, Natural, Grey

Round Threaded Inserts - Metal

Round Threaded Inserts provide a threaded surface for fastening screws, bolts or other items. They are ideal for heavy duty applications and are made from cast aluminium alloy. Have an internal thread to accommodate adjustable levelling feet and brackets.

Their metal threads allow for a smooth, secure, and durable fit, and the two-piece mouldings fit snugly into the tubes. There are ideal for use with adjustable feet, tilt guides and castors in furniture applications such as tables, chairs, cabinets or sofas and appliances.

  • Material: HDPE, Steel
  • Colour: Black, Natural

Round Inserts & Glides - Chrome Finish

Round Inserts are used to finish the end of tubular products, providing a visually pleasing and clean appearance.

  • Ribbed shank.
  • Easy insertion and retention.
Material: ABS, PE
Colour: Silver, Black
Material Flammability Standard:

Round Glides

Round Load Bearing Glides are designed to use as a protection plug or as a glide. The lid is stepped to offer an easy insertion and secure fit.

They are ideal to protect and finish a tube end in moderate to heavy-duty applications These glides provide a smooth, durable base for furniture, appliances and more.

They protect floors from scratches, scuffs and other damage caused by heavy or sharp objects.

  • Material: PE, ABS, Nylon, Butyrate, LDPE, HDPE
  • Colour: Grey, Black

Push-On Tilt Glide

Push -On Tilt glides are swivel glides with spring insert used on furniture and other products to provide mobility and stability. Insert and Glide come as a one piece to facilitate the application. The Glides are designed with a tube end cap for a clean finish and have a ball and socket joint to create a tilt action. The range offers a choice of base to suit various applications.

  • Material: Steel, Nylon;Steel
  • Colour: Natural

Round Inserts & Glides

Round Inserts are used to finish the end of tubular products, providing a visually pleasing and clean appearance.

  • Provides a base to prevent scratches and damage when products come into contact with a surface.
  • Quick and easy assembly.
Material: ABS, PE, PE-LD, PA6
Colour: Black, Grey, White
Material Flammability Standard:

Spring Insert Glide

Spring Insert Glides are a one piece design to ease the application. The spring insert allows the glide to fit snugly and securely onto the furniture leg, ensuring a stable and secure fit. Spring Insert Glides are ideal for use on a variety of surfaces, including carpet, tile, and hardwood floors, and can help to prevent damage to flooring and reduce noise and scratches caused by furniture movement. The Push-On glides are round profile and come in a range of materials and base finishes to suit various applications.

  • Material: Steel, Nylon;Steel, Steel;Nylon
  • Colour: Black, Natural, White

Round Inserts & Glides Steel Base

Round Inserts & Glides in base steel are ideal for use with adjustable feet, tilt glides, castors or on carpeted floors. They are ready for push fit installation and can be found in fixed or articulating variants. It has a metal thread for smooth, repeatable adjustment and has a rotating slider with spring-loaded insert for one-piece application.

  • Material: Steel
  • Colour: Black, Natural

Teflon Glides Screw On

Screw On Glides includes a metal screw designed to be attached to the bottom of chairs, tables, and other furniture pieces to protect floors from scratches or damage. The Teflon material allows for a smooth, slippery surface that permits furniture to glide easily across the floor.

It is easy to install and remove by screwing it in and ensuring a stronghold on the attached item. It has a hole that provides a fixing entry for the screw without damaging the washer. Easy to maintain and resistant to moisture and chemicals. They are often used for furniture, medical devices, and moving parts of machinery.

  • Material: PA
  • Colour: Black

Round Tube Inserts - Multi Purpose

Multi-function Round Tube Inserts are an ideal choice when aesthetics of your final product is not a priority. They fit tightly into round tubing, posts or poles and assist with preventing contamination, while offering safety, and a clean finish from sharp edges on freshly cut tubes.

A practical and cost-effective range that includes thinner walls and a wide variety of sizes, fulfilling the essential requirement of tube insert protection. They are a practical choice, particularly if the appearance of your application is not a crucial factor.

Easy to install by hand-pressing or with the use of a mallet, resulting in a quick and efficient assembly process. They can be used in machine building or any application where structural tubing is required.

  • Ideal when aesthetics is not a priority.
  • Fits tightly into round tubing, preventing contamination and offering safety.
  • Easy to install by hand-pressing or with a mallet.
Material: PE-LD
Colour: Black
Material Flammability Standard: