Slides Made For You

Slides can be defined as highly innovative and carefully crafted metal fittings which are used in a wide range of applications. The tracks of these slides do not come apart and the holes on the sides are mounting holes, i.e. they are meant to be used for installing the slide on to the surface with the help of screws. These are most commonly used for cabinet or drawer application. While a majority of these heavy duty slide pieces are completely manual in terms of operation, these days there are slides available which have a hydraulic soft close feature built into it that enables drawers to close in a smooth and silent manner.

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An average ultra-high precision telescopic heavy duty slide provides the right telescoping, linear motion. Don't be fooled by these lightweight slides because the little wonders are capable of bearing very heavy loads, i.e. as much as 1200 kgs even when used in 247 applications! They are mostly employed in case of tool mount components and slide-out drawers. A high quality slide would be easy to install, program and use and these are built to last in the long run and can perform impressively even in case of highly demanding commercial environments. These slides are also mostly corrosion resistant. Owing to inductively hardened raceways, these slides possess optimal running properties.


Now, there is a plethora of slides available on websites on the World Wide Web, therefore it is very easy to get confused and intimidated by the same. What's more, one might even end up picking the wrong slide for one's application! Thus, in order to ensure that this doesn't happen to you, you will have to be very clear about the application and go through design guidance details (which most online sellers offer) and then match it with your requirements in order to select the right model. In fact, some of the sellers also make special versions and strokes upon request, so if you have some special requirements then you can get in touch with them to create custom telescopic slides that are tailored to your needs.


Slides differ from one another slightly or vastly depending upon their application. The top three industries where these are used are woodworking, electronic and machinery industries. Other fields of applications include railway, automotive, aerospace, packaging, logistics and food beverage. In case of mobile applications, these slides are used in service utility truck beds, SWAT vehicles, expedition vehicles and fire trucks. A lot of times, these are used in case of slide outs for trailers, yachts and RV (recreational vehicle) basements.


When you're choosing a heavy duty slide for yourself, there are three options to pick from a full, partial and over-extending model. Some of these slides can also be locked when in the closed position. It is important to pay attention to what you're buying because a low quality or poorly crafted slide will not be capable of providing you with extremely low deflection and it would lack smoothness of movement. Thus, you'd definitely want to avoid making that blunder. Invest some time into selecting your slide and you'll be surprised as to how rewarding the end results can be!