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If you have a question about an application, slide installation, or other technical issues, check out our list of FAQs below.

  1. What specification do Accuride stainless steel slides conform to?
  2. What fixings do you recommend for Accuride telescopic drawer slides?
  3. What type of grease do Accuride use in their stainless steel slides?
  4. What is the test standard for your surface finish on 3832 series slides?
  5. What is the operating range for your grease?
  6. Would I lose any load bearing capacity if I mounted a slide flat on the bottom of my drawer?
  7. What 'safety factor' is built into the slides?
  8. What warranty or guarantee does Accuride offer on its stock slides?
  9. I have a slide on my desk, it has a 4 digit code stamped into the cabinet member, is this the part number ?
  10. How do I identify an Accuride slide?
  11. Where can I get drawings of Accuride slides?
  12. What is the optimum slide length and drawer width dimension to achieve the maximum load rate for my chosen slide type?
  13. What weight capacity does the ball retainer have in a slide?
  14. I have an Accuride part number and it's similar to the part number listed in your catalogue, but the prefix and suffix are different. Where can I check this part number?
  15. I need technical data that isn't listed on the website. Who do I call?
  16. What are the hole pattern changes for the 5321 and 5321EC slides?
  17. How do I clean a ball bearing drawer slide?
  18. What is the operating temperature range for the aluminium DA5321?
  19. What type of disconnect features do the slides have?
  20. What battery types are used for the remote controls on the DBLIFT-0127?
  21. Telescopic drawer slides are rated by load – but what does this mean?
  22. Which of Accuride’s slide can be flat mounted (horizontal)?
  23. Do ball bearing slides work OK in high temperatures?
  24. DBLIFT-0127 - Can I alter the travel permanently so that the TV stops at a pre-selected height?
  25. The minimum door height for the 1432 pocket door slide is given as 915mm. Can I use it on a shorter door?
  26. What do the slide ordering prefixes denote?
  27. Why can’t the 2601/2642 series slides be flat mounted?
  28. Will the 5343 interlock slide work OK in a cabinet with more than 5 drawers?


1. What specification do Accuride stainless steel slides conform to?

Material specification chart (PDF)

2. What fixings do you recommend for Accuride telescopic drawer slides?

Fixing recommendations

3. What type of grease do Accuride use in their stainless steel slides?

The grease used is food grade lubricant. This is not harmful to health if applied as directed, has no taste or smell and is suitable for use where contact with food products is unavoidable. In addition, the grease does not include any volatile organic compounds.

4. What is the test standard for your surface finish on 3832 series slides?

Accuride salt spray per ASTM B117; ASTM B633

Read more about Accuride's salt spray testing.

5. What is the operating range for your grease?

Minimum operating range of -20 degrees C to 110 degrees C.

Accuride slides are designed to be used for extended periods in temperatures between -17ºC and 70ºC.

Extreme temperatures can affect the lubricant and plastic or rubber components.

6. Would I lose any load bearing capacity if I mounted a slide flat on the bottom of my drawer?

Yes, you could lose up to 75% of the slide's load capacity - but we always recommend that you test the slide in the intended application.

How to choose a slide for flat (horizontal) mounting

7. What 'safety factor' is built into the slides?

Based on a pair of slides in the fully open position mounted vertically on the sides of the cabinet, 450mm apart, Accuride specify a 100% safety factor in the static position. So a slide rated at 45kg will take up to 90kg in the above position. It is not wise or safe to cycle slides above their tested and specified load rating as premature failure could occur.

8. What warranty or guarantee does Accuride offer on its stock slides?

Accuride offers a 'Limited Lifetime Guarantee'; please refer to your Quick Ship catalogue or to Accuride direct for details.

9. I have a slide on my desk, it has a 4 digit code stamped into the cabinet member, is this the part number ?

No, this is the month and year of manufacture. All Accuride slides have this stamped at the factory to pin point the slides' birthday. For example, 11 03 - this tells me the slide was born in November, 2003. This allows you to accurately date the slide. Once the slide itself has been identified we can even pin point the factory the slide was manufactured in.

10. How do I identify an Accuride slide?

We need to take a few measurements with a Vernier or, for rough purposes, a steel rule:

  1. Height of the largest (cabinet member) part of the slide.
  2. Thickness of the slide when fully closed.
  3. Length of the cabinet member when fully closed, plus the extension - roughly 100% or 75% of travel.
  4. Note the features, for example, hold in, hold out, multi function lancings, hole pattern, can the 2 parts of the slide be separated or does it have brackets fitted?

If all else fails contact Accuride's Technical support dept, who will be happy to help.

11. Where can I get drawings of Accuride slides?

You're in the right place.

Go to Products, use the Accuride part number and download the PDFs available or request the CAD drawing. Or try the Document library.

12. What is the optimum slide length and drawer width dimension to achieve the maximum load rate for my chosen slide type?

A slide, correctly fixed using all fixing holes, with an evenly loaded drawer, 450mm wide, will give the optimum weight load performance. See the individual datasheets for maximum load rating for each length of slide.

Read more about how Accuride tests its slides to determine the load rating.

13. What weight capacity does the ball retainer have in a slide?

None, the ball retainer simply holds the ball bearings in the optimum position.

14. I have an Accuride part number and it's similar to the part number listed in your catalogue, but the prefix and suffix are different. Where can I check this part number?

The part number may be an Accuride America part number. Email: [email protected] and we will give you an equivalent European part number.

15. I need technical data that isn't listed on the website. Who do I call?

Email or call our Technical Support Manager. We are more than happy to talk you through the application and provide more data as applicable.

John Whittlesea +44(0)1604 761111

E: [email protected]

16. What are the hole pattern changes for the 5321 and 5321EC slides?

The hole pattern tables for the DZ5321 & DZ5321EC slides have changed in the way we present the data. New holes have been added to the middle of the slides and the dimensions have been re-ordered to present them more clearly. No existing holes have been moved or deleted. The additional holes now allow accessory platform brackets (DZ635xx - sold as separate kits) to be used on all lengths of DZ5321 and DZ5321EC slides

DZ5321-0070-A 1 hole added to the OM at pitch dimension of 544mm

1 hole added to the IM at pitch dimension of 544mm

DZ5321-0080-A 1 hole added to the IM at pitch dimension of 384mm

DZ5321-0090-A 1 hole added to the IM at pitch dimension of 352mm

DZ5321-0100-A 1 hole added to the OM at pitch dimension of 448mm

DZ5321-0110-A 1 hole added to the OM at pitch dimension of 448mm

1 hole added to the IM at pitch dimension of 448mm

DZ5321-0045EC-A 1 hole added to the OM at pitch dimension of 256mm

DZ5321-0070EC-A 1 hole added to the IM at pitch dimension of 512mm

DZ5321-0080EC-A 1 hole added to the IM at pitch dimension of 416mm

17. How do I clean a ball bearing drawer slide?

Accuride slides have self-cleaning ball retainers that protect the raceways by removing the foreign particles between the ball bearings. However, there are times when particles get stuck in the ball track.

Read more ...

18. What is the operating temperature range for the aluminium DA5321?

The operating temperature range of our DA5321 aluminium slide is between -30 degrees C and +80 degrees C. Although the DA5321 can accommodate +90 degrees C for short periods. The operating range is determined by the plastic bumpers.

19. What type of disconnect features do the slides have?

There are three basic types of disconnect. Download the PDFs:

Lever disconnect

Rail disconnect

Push latch disconnect

20. What battery types are used for the remote controls on the DBLIFT-0127?

For the large remote control.......... Battery type A23S

For the small key fob remote control.........Battery type 27A

21. Telescopic drawer slides are rated by load – but what does this mean?

This is the maximum load that a pair of slides can carry, but only IF you mount them as instructed and don’t exceed their cycle rating.

Read John Whittlesea's article about how telescopic drawer slides are tested and rated for load.

22. Which of Accuride’s slide can be flat mounted (horizontal)?

Slides suitable for flat (horizontal) mounting... read more

23. Do ball bearing slides work OK in high temperatures?

Our standard range of mild steel ball bearing slides with plastic components are designed to be used for extended periods in a temperature range between -20°C and 70°C.

Read John's blog here.

24. DBLIFT-0127 - Can I alter the travel permanently so that the TV stops at a pre-selected height?

The only pre-selected height is at the fully open position. You can stop the lift at any point by using the remote control STOP button, but you will have to do this each time you use the lift.

25. The minimum door height for the 1432 pocket door slide is given as 915mm. Can I use it on a shorter door?

Yes, but for shorter doors we have other options that are more economic.

26. What do the slide ordering prefixes denote?

Slide ordering prefixes are:
-- DZ – electro zinc plate and blue passivate
-- DB – electro zinc plate and black passivate
-- DW – white
-- DH – corrosion resistant (up to 96 hours)
-- DS – stainless steel
-- DA – aluminium
-- DP – corrosion resistant (up to 500 hours)

27. Why can’t the 2601/2642 series slides be flat mounted?

Read John's blog.

28. Will the 5343 interlock slide work OK in a cabinet with more than 5 drawers?

The 5343 interlock slide works best in applications up to 5 drawers high.

We found that the connecting bars need to be precise in length to ensure that the system works, especially on more that 5 drawers. Otherwise, there can be a tolerance build-up causing problems with the mechanism opening.

However, it is possible to use this system with more than five drawers by cutting the connecting rods to fit between the slides using a dimensional tolerance of +/-0.1mm or better.

See the illustrations below for precise measurements. Use these dimensional tolerances:

• For 1-5 drawers, ± 0.25mm
• For 6-8 drawers, ± 0.1mm




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