How much weight can a drawer support with these slides?
One set of these drawer slides can support 40kg. This applies in both retracted and extended positions and if the weight is evenly distributed along the length. If the weight is only to be placed deep inside the drawer, these slides can support around 45kg. The maximum point load at the front of the drawer is near 30kg. In your weight calculation, don’t forget to include the drawer’s own weight. If necessary, place baffles in the drawer to ensure that heavy contents cannot slide forward. This will benefit the drawer slides.”
Horizontal or vertical insertion of drawer slides?
The loads listed above apply if you insert the drawer slides vertically (standard), i.e. mount them against side walls. You can also mount drawer slides horizontally (flat) under the drawer. However, this has major negative consequences for the maximum load and deflection. The maximum load-bearing weight decreases by 60% and the front of the drawer will deflect several centimetres when extended, instead of millimetres.
What does 3-piece extendable mean?
There are 2-piece and 3-piece drawer slides. The difference is in the degree of extendability of the guides. Drawers fitted with 2-piece drawer slides are partially extendable, while drawers fitted with 3-piece drawer slides can be slid completely outside the casing. Full extension is therefore possible. This makes it easy to reach things even at the back of the drawer. Our range includes only the most user-friendly variant; the 3-piece drawer slides.”
Difference between roller guide and ball guide?
A roller guide is a guide with rollers (wheels) that roll back and forth in a guide rail. A ball guide moves by means of many small balls in a so-called ball cage (ball bearings). As a result, a ball guide always ensures a tight, smooth, noiseless and precise movement. Unlike roller guides, ball guides can also absorb horizontal loads (from the side). The balls fix the drawer from all sides, preventing it from bouncing up and down in a camper, for example. Because BRASOM considers quality of paramount importance, our range only includes premium ball bearing slides.”
What is a softclose drawer guide?
A softclose drawer guide incorporates a system that makes the last 60 mm of the push-in cushioned and automatic. As a result, the drawer always closes completely and no bang is heard when the drawer is slammed hard. Furthermore, the system prevents the drawer from falling open unintentionally. For this 40 kg version, you don’t have to apply too much force to open the drawer. In moving vehicles, this gives the disadvantage that a filled drawer can fly open in a sporting turn. This is only the case if you mount the drawer perpendicular to the longitudinal direction of the vehicle. You are not going to experience this problem if you mount these guides in line with the vehicle. In that case, the tightness lock is strong enough.”
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