Furniture and Cabinets HARDWARE inspections and QC testing

Furniture and Cabinets HARDWARE inspections and QC testing

SLIDES GUIDE

Selecting a Slide? What to look for!

Just in case you don’t live and breathe slide products, the following information will help you gain a better understanding of how slides work, their attributes and what to consider in your process.

Several factors come into play when designing and building something with movement. We’ve put together some valuable information to consider when selecting the perfect Accuride slides for your projects:

HOW TO SELECT A SLIDE Q & A

Whether perusing the catalog or using our handy Slide Selector, asking the following questions will help filter products into a manageable number of choices..

How wide is your drawer?

Whether the slides are intended to hold a drawer, door, component, or chassis, the width of the pull-out unit has a large effect on performance. If the slide does not have the strength and load capacity that corresponds to the width, it can cause racking or side-to-side movement. Excessive racking causes instability and can result in drawer failure.

Take note of the maximum recommended drawer widths for the slide products you are considering. When widths are 24″ or greater, adding stability by using a slide with a larger cross section and a higher load rating is often the best solution.

How heavy are the contents?

How heavy are the contents?

Where and how will the drawer be used?

Where and how will the drawer be used?

What is the expected usage and lifetime of the product?

SPECIAL FEATURES

Accuride offers a host of special features that improve design and functionality in your application.Touch-Release

Just a slight push inward and the slide latch releases, propelling the drawer open 2.

3832TR, 3832HDTR

touch-release

3832ETR: Enhanced

3832EHDTR: Enhanced Heavy DutyEasy-Close

easy-close

Self Closing

self closing

Detent-Out

detent-out

Lock-in/Lock-Out

lock-in/lock-out

Lock-Out

lock-out

SLIDE TESTING

Testing varies based on market applications. Performance can be affected by factors unique to a specific application, so testing slides in the intended application is recommended. See below for specific industry test details.

slide testing

CABINET HARDWARE PRODUCT TESTING

Slides for wood and furniture applications are tested in accordance with the guidelines of applicable ANSI/BIFMA specifications. Certain models have been BHMA certified or WI approved. In most cases, hardware alone cannot be rated; the testing standards pertain to the end product. Our goal is to provide products that, when combined with the purchaser’s product, deliver a system that meets the governing standard.

  • Unless otherwise stated, Accuride slides are rated for the dynamic (cycled) load that an 18″ pair of slides will carry without failure. This load rating decreases proportionally beyond the 18″ length.
  • In the dynamic test, the center of gravity of the load is balanced between and at the midpoint of the drawer members.
  • Static (resting) load testing is based on placing 2 times the maximum permissible load in a fully extended drawer for 24 hours. The slides are measured for deflection at 0 hours and again at 24 hours.
  • In all cases, the static load capacity of each model is at least twice the dynamic load rating, providing at minimum, a 100% static safety factor, even when the slide is loaded to its maximum rating.

Standard test criteria for box, file, and desk drawers (drawers narrower than deep):

50,000 dynamic cycle tests.

Standard test criteria for lateral file drawers (drawers wider than deep):

A total of 75,000 dynamic cycle tests: 55,000 cycles from the center of the drawer and 10,000 cycles from each side.

Industrial & Electromechanical Product Testing Standard Test Criteria/Basis of Load Rating

  • The maximum load rating is based on a pair of side-mounted slides.
  • The center of gravity of the load is centered between and at the midpoint of the drawer/chassis members.
  • Unless otherwise stated, testing is based on 18″ slides mounted on a 16″ wide drawer. This load rating decreases proportionally beyond the 18″ length.
  • Dynamic tests are based on 10,000-cycles and include a 100% static safety factor.
  • Static (resting) load testing is based on placing 2 times the maximum permissible load in a fully extended drawer for 24 hours. The slides are measured for deflection at 0 hours and again at 24 hours.


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