Read up on the special features, technologies, and certifications that make Accuride unique and allow us to guarantee quality assurance for a wide range of applications.
Our team is constantly looking for ways to improve on our current slides and invent new products to meet your challenges. We've put the following videos together to highlight a few of the special features we're proud of
Self-close slides feature a spring attachment that prevents bounce-back when the slide is closed and also keeps the slide in the closed position until it is next in use.
Self closing slides have been used in a wide variety of environments and industries, including medical trolley drawers and automation storage units.
Examples: 5321SC and 7400-50SC
Easy-closure, also known as soft-closure, slows the closing action of the slide for a controlled, smooth operation. Our patented feature helps to prevent damage occurring to the slide, the drawer or the contents by preventing a sharp sudden closure.
This function is used in a wide variety of applications due to the protection it offers for sensitive or valuable objects that will be stored in the drawers, from home storage systems to museum archival storage drawers and more.
Examples: 5231EC, 5417EC and 3832EC-B
Touch release holds drawers in a closed position until pressure is applied to the front of the slide, leading to its alternate name, ‘push to release’. A spring mechanism is actuated when drawer front is depressed by 1/16” and the drawer is subsequently propelled forward approximately 2”.
Typical environments in which the aesthetics or ergonomics of touch release slides are often desired include mobile applications, such as carts, RVs and watercraft, and can also be popular in retail applications.
Examples: 3832TR and 3832HDTR
Lock-in slides keep drawers, trays and panels secured in a closed position until released by a lever. This feature has been used in various applications, including supermarket shelving units in Japan and van conversions for camping.
Examples: 9308 and 2731CL
Lock-out slides keep drawers, panels, trays and other pull-out surfaces secured in an extended position until released by a lever. This feature has been used in a variety of applications, including under-bed TV lifting mechanisms.
DH finish - 8 times more protection than regular zinc finish, tested to 96 hours of salt spray test
DP finish - Corrosion resistance fup to 500 hours of salt spray test
Stainless steel finish
Accuride is proud to have been the first U.S.-based slide manufacturer awarded the ISO 9000 certification, and we continue to meet those standards today.
All manufacturing facilities are registered to ISO 9001.
Accuride Germany is certified to the ISO 14001 Environmental Standard.
Accuride Mexicali adheres to the ISO 14001 standards and policies.
ISO Certificate Downloads
ISO 14001 certificate (Germany)
RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) compliance means products (and waste) contain minimal levels of lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, PBB, and PBDE. Back in July 2005, Accuride began changing the plating process from Hexavalent to Trivalent to adhere to the standards set forth in the RoHS Directive.
Today, all Accuride slides and components such as bumpers and plastic housings are RoHS compliant. This has reduced exposure to hazardous substances throughout the entire product chain, from the manufacturing staff to the consumer.
Through process improvements, Accuride reduced the number of plating machines in our Mexicali, Mexico plant by one-third, while maintaining the same level of production. This saved a significant amount of electricity, natural gas, and water.
Compressed air plays a part in slide manufacturing and the Accuride engineering team developed an innovative method to maintain system pressurization that reduced the load (and energy required to support that load) by 10 to 20%.
All process water is treated to neutralize or minimize harmful components.
Accuride uses high-tech polymers to trap or encapsulate the harmful components left by manufacturing.
Used rags are cleaned to remove oil and other residues and rags are reused multiple times. When discarded, they are cleaned one last time and disposed of according to environmental requirements.
This is a comprehensive set of standards for environmental management practices. Certification requires evaluation by a third-party auditor. Diez, Germany plant is certified to the ISO 14001 Environmental Standard.
The Mexicali, Mexico plant has an established program that adheres to the ISO 14001 standards and policies. An internal team performs audits on a regular basis.
Accuride strives to have as little negative effect on the environment as possible. Our environmental policy includes a commitment to adhering to local environmental laws (even exceeding the standards, whenever practical), using raw materials efficiently, and reducing waste.