Types Of Drawer Slides:
Drawer slides can increase the functionality of cabinets in kitchens and other areas with lots of storage while making them considerably easier to use. A popular feature of some drawer slides is the ability to allow the drawer to slide closed quietly and with very little effort.To choose the right drawer slide for your application, you will need to know the drawer depth, mounting configuration and the amount of weight your drawers will have to hold. Drawer slides are generally distinguished by two characteristics: weight classification and specialty mounting designs.
3 Weight Classifications of Drawer Slides
Light-duty slides are designed to shoulder up to 75 lbs. Light-duty slides are most commonly used in domestic applications like kitchens where several drawers are placed in a cabinet.
Medium-duty slides have an average weight capacity of 120 lbs. Also common in domestic applications, medium-duty slides are used where heavier items like pots and pans need to be stored.
Heavy-duty slides hold between 100 and 500 lbs. and are intended for large storage purposes either in the kitchen, garage or office.
4 Types of Specialty Slides
Side-mount slides are the most versatile in terms of extension, durability and weight capacity. Side-mount slides are mounted on the sides of the drawers and on cabinet side interiors. Popular in kitchens and other applications, side-mounted slides are easy to install and provide a broad visual of the contents when the drawer is opened.
Side-mount underside slides are mounted on the drawer side bottoms as well as the cabinet side interiors. While the installation is easy, the side-mounted slide offers only a limited view of the contents in the drawer.
Center-mount slides are mounted beneath the drawer centers and are intended for extremely light applications. Easily installed, center mount-slides are preferred when the drawer itself is light weight and is fitted using uncommon joinery like fingerjoints.
Under-mount side slides are fitted at the bottom of drawers. Characteristically these slides are apt for medium-duty applications. Like the center-mount slides the hardware can’t be seen from above and they are similarly easy to mount.
Choosing the best type of drawer slide will make all your cabinets more functional while putting a great finishing touch on a kitchen remodeling projectDrawer slides can increase the functionality of cabinets in kitchens and other areas with lots of storage while making them considerably easier to use. A popular feature of some drawer slides is the ability to allow the drawer to slide closed quietly and with very little effort.Most drawer slides are available in even lengths ranging from 10" to 28" with a couple odd lengths (15" and 21") thrown in. They also carry weight ratings. for the weight ratings, consider what you are going to put in the drawers and purchase slides up to the challenge
Processes of drawer slides roll forming is a continuous cold rolled steel strip passing through a plurality set of upper and lower shaped rollers, and then punching, embossing, straightening, and cut off to length. Straightening is an important part to avoid material twisting or curling. A roll forming line is often provided with straightening mechanism to make sure the material is nicely formed in a predetermined shape to meet the original design.Every slide rail varies in some detailed design, which requires a customized production line to meet the expected profile. The development takes time and costs, especially for undermount drawer slides.Drawer slides roll forming machine, also called slide rail making machine, drawer slides machine, and telescopic channel roll forming equipment etc. It is a cold roll forming process, which is similar to the roofing product, but requires a higher performance in profile.
Material Coi → Decoiling → Feeding → Roll Forming→ Straightening →Hydraulic/Mechanical Punching & Cutting-Off → Finished Slide (one stroke finished then for zinc painting separately)