The design of a retractable seat in the bar area of the train needed a heavy duty slide that could withstand heavy usage and last out the train design life of 13 years. The seat would slide away when not in use and so free up space in a restricted area.
Accuride’s 9301 heavy duty slide was chosen because of its 227kg load rating.
This is over specified for this application, but safety in this type of rail application is of prime importance. The slide is also available from stock globally, meaning that supply would never be an issue.
Accuride’s distribution partner in the Czech Republic, Arcus Engineering, has been working closely with Kolejové pohony, a.s. to provide a viable...