All Accuride drawer slides undergo cycle tests according to the expected frequency of use. See individual slides for details on the cycle test rating. Load ratings quoted are the maximum for a pair of side mounted slides installed 450mm apart, unless otherwise stated. The load ratings will change according to the length of the slide. Mounting slides in different configurations will affect the performance and load rating, please see below. We advise clients to test slides in the intended application.
Most slides are designed to be mounted in pairs on the sides of drawers or the moving unit. When installing the slides, care should be taken to ensure that they are mounted parallel to each other, in vertical and horizontal axes. The measurements taken are between and at the midpoint of the drawer member and are given in kg.
Before mounting slides other than as designed, carefully consider any potential adverse effects on the slide.
Mounting holes are indicated and dimensioned on product technical sheets. Only those holes shown with a dimension are to be used for mounting. Non-dimensioned holes are tooling holes that often vary in shape and location on slide members. Please refer to 2D CAD drawings for dimensional tolerances
Slide length is measured as the longest dimension of a fully closed slide. As a rule, always use the maximum length possible in an application.
Types of movement
There are generally two types of slide movement:
Telescoping movement occurring in stages. The drawer member extends fully and then picks up the intermediate member, pulling it to the end of the travel.
Progressive movement is a result of all slide members moving simultaneously. This type of movement provides extremely smooth, quiet movement.
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