Mounting Accuride Drawer Slides for Maximum Performance and Efficiency

    Blog Author:Peter Bayles, European director of engineering

    Here at Accuride, we have slides suitable for both vertical and horizontal mounting. Vertical mounting (also known as side mounting) refers to when the drawer slide is installed at the side of the unit, while horizontal (or flat) mounting involves the slide is fitted to the base of the drawer unit.

    Technical

    Our Enhanced 9308 Heavy-Duty Slide: The Best Just Got Better

    Blog Author:Stefan Herchenreder, Technical support manager

    Our enhance heavy-duty 9308 slide has undergone an upgrade, and the result is the new 9308-E4 slide - a telescopic slide which is stronger, smoother and more secure than ever. The new and improved slide has a greater load capacity, with the load rating increasing from an impressive 227kg to 272kg.

    Easy-Close vs. Self-Close Drawer Slides: Which Is Best For You?

    Blog Author:Accuride

    This wide-ranging stock of products also includes both self-close and easy-close, (or sometimes referred to as ‘soft-close’) slides, both of which are ideal for applications where drawers must be properly closed, and stay closed until they are purposefully reopened. But what are the differences between these two slides? And which one is right for your requirements?

    Hold-In/Out vs. Lock-In/Out: Which Slide Is Best For You?

    Blog Author:Accuride

    A wide variety of our slides offer a hold-in and hold-out or lock-in and lock-out capability to enhance the safety of customer applications, as well as accessibility and security. These are some of our most popular slides, having been used in a wide range of environments and industries, but what are the differences between the two? And which slide should you be using for your next project?

    The Future of Automotive Interiors, Today

    Blog Author:Accuride

    From virtual reality video games to voice-controlled smart speakers, the technologies we use in our day to day lives are constantly being refined and upgraded to provide a more intuitive and efficient user experience. And our cars, no longer considered a purely functional vehicle to get you from A to B, are no exception.

    Automotive Interiors: A look inside the car of the future

    Blog Author:Accuride

    On average, a person will spend almost 4 years of their lifetime sat inside their car. This makes it no surprise that comfort and convenience is at the forefront of future mobility trends. Car interiors are set to become completely modular and flexible, giving both the driver and passengers the freedom to adapt the car interior to their own needs, all whilst on the go.

    An Accuride Introduction to Telescopic and Linear slides

    Blog Author:Peter Baxter, European sales director, distribution channel

    Part extension slides are designed with 2 rail members and can extend to 75% of the closed length, whereas full extension slides have 3 rail members and can extend to 100%. This additional extension (or travel) gives the advantage of more access.

    Technical

    Ask our slide experts about your telescopic or linear slide problem

    Blog Author:Accuride

    We presume that you need a full extension slide so that you have full access to the drawer. Both the 5321 and 9300 series slides are sold in long lengths. We also stock some very heavy duty aluminium slides, but we feel that these may be too large for this type of project.

    Applications

    Drawer slides – DIY projects for your own home

    Blog Author:Accuride

    We think that this is really cool; they obviously like our products well enough to bring them into their own homes. This is a pretty good endorsement for Accuride drawer slides.