A slide with self-close will close the slide by engaging the mechanism in the rear of the cabinet member using a pin element on the drawer member. The closing action is very positive and is performed by a spring that has no damping.
Slides can have different closing forces to pull in different loads. The mechanism also acts as a hold-in, by virtue of the spring pressure holding the slide closed – preventing the slide from bouncing open.
Because the mechanism requires a spring force to pull the load closed, this will also affect the opening force; the spring rate needs to be overcome while opening the drawer. Let’s image a self-close slide on a drawer. The user will feel a resistance from the spring while opening the drawer, but this will disappear once the slide has been released from the spring.
This helps prevent the slide from slamming closed. The damper is normally positioned in the mechanism at the rear of the slide, similar to the self-close, and controls the closing action.
This mechanism also acts as a hold-in, stopping the slide from bouncing open. Because the mechanism requires a spring force to pull the load closed, it will also affect the opening force.
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