What is hold-in/ hold-out?
Slides that have a hold-in and hold-out feature use a rubber component at the back of the mechanism to hold the slide in place when not extended, requiring a firm force to open the drawer, shelf or door. Once extended, these slides are then held open by a detent that helps to ensure they will not close when in use.
When should you use hold-in and hold-out slides?
Hold-in and hold-out slides are ideal for increasing convenience and accessibility within domestic and commercial applications that experience consistent daily use. If you are using a product for a long period of time, such as a keyboard tray at a desk, a hold-out slide will keep the tray fully extended despite any small movements created by the user.
In environments where stability is crucial such as the medical industry, hold-in and hold-out slides help to improve productivity and accuracy. Our slides have previously been used in medical research workstations, where trays needed to be moved in and out of the anaerobic chamber while remaining completely stable when work was being carried out.
Hold-in functionality is also ideal for drawers with two-way travel, helping to ensure they are only moving in the intended direction of travel, as well as heavy-duty applications that require additional support to increase productivity and efficiency.
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