The doors are mounted to the track using recirculating ball carriages and brackets. These give a really smooth gliding movement and the covered design prevents dirt ingress that could jam up a roller system.
This is an easy to use system, even for retro-fit applications. The aluminium tracks can be cut to the required length or butted together for longer lengths. Then add as many carriages as needed for the weight and size of the door. Typically, two carriages top and bottom are used for stability rather than load since the doors in this application are usually light weight. Tracks are available both with and without fixing holes.
Mounting the track at a slight angle allows the doors to slide shut using gravity. Regulations state that the doors should not remain open once the item has been selected and handed to the customer, so a system that self-closes is of a real benefit to the retailer.
An external soft-close mechanism can be fitted to dampen the last few centimetres of the closing action. This creates a quality movement for the door and is a safety feature to prevent pinched fingers.
All the elements can be bought separately making this solution very cost-effective.
The tracks, carriages and all accessories (see product list below) can be bought through Accuride’s distribution network, or, for large quantities (typically over 2,500 doors), call us direct on 01604 761111 or email [email protected]
Search for your nearest Accuride distributor here.
Aluminium track 1.2m DA0115-0120RC
Aluminium track 2.4m DA0115-0240RC
Carriage with stainless steel balls DS0115-CASSRC
Carriage with polymer balls DP0115-CASSRC
End stops DA0115-STOPRC
Soft-close mechanism DP0115-ECRC-2
Designers can request the IGS or STEP CAD files from this site. We are here to help with any technical enquiries and can supply load and cycle test results from our laboratory in Northampton.
*The ban already affects stores selling tobacco products in England, Wales and Scotland that are over 3000 sq ft, but will be extended to all other shops and businesses from 6 April 2015.
Read more about the display ban at http://www.acs.org.uk/en/Advice/tobacco-display-ban/
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