Case studies

A simple sliding door solution to tackle the tobacco display ban

Accuride’s linear track has already been installed successfully to mount sliding doors used to hide tobacco products in accordance with legislation concerning tobacco advertising and display*.

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.

Sliding door components in stock

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

Search for your nearest Accuride distributor here.

Sliding door product codes and CAD drawings

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
Sliding door brackets DZ0115-BRKT (3 x options for door thicknesses up to 40mm)


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.

View the CAD drawing database

*Read more about the display ban at

Cigarette packet photo courtesy of and copyright Free Range Stock,


01 / 03 picture of a pack of cigarettes with a padlock around them to represent tobacco display ban.
02 / 03 Close up of DA0115RC to show components
03 / 03 Sliding door mounted on aluminium track and recirculating ball guides