Use push-to-open slides for applications where you don’t want to use handles
There are two factors driving the trend for handle free cabinet design. Firstly, the smooth clean lines designers are currently pursuing, especially in the retail and residential markets where the minimalist
look has made a come-back.
Secondly, is the need for accessibility. As populations age there is a greater need for accessibility in
residential, commercial, institutional and public design and space planning.
Users who have difficulty grasping drawer handles, whether due to arthritis, diminished motor skills, or vision impairment find the push-to-open feature on this type of drawer easier to use.
With respect to public or institutional installations, there are increased safety and sanitary considerations with this type of drawer slide. Protruding handles and knobs are obstacles that can snag clothing or cause injury if bumped into.
From a cleanliness perspective, handles simply offer another surface to collect dirt and germs; clearly an undesirable condition in hospitals and clinics.
Accuride’s 3832TR push-to-open drawer runner
To fulfil this demand drawer slide manufacturers are racing to the market with products that open the
drawers in response to touch. Accuride International has developed a slide that needs no electrical power to open the drawer.
The 3832TR is push-to-open drawer runner holds the drawer or shelf in the closed position
until activated by touch. The user simply pushes on the drawer front to actuate the mechanism, which
propels the drawer open about 100mm.
Apart from the traditional cabinetry applications for this push-to-open drawer slide there are further opportunities in portable cabinets and mobile equipment. A heavy duty version of the product is available for mobile applications such as recreational vehicles (motor homes or caravans) or marine interiors.
|Cam drawer adjust
Available on 2132 and 3832 slides. The cam mechanism provides up to 4.8mm of vertical adjustment
Prevents cabinet tipping by ensuring only one drawer can be opened at a time
Offer various mounting options
|Some slides & accessories for specific
Fit between slide members to minimize vibration and shock in closed position
|• Pocket door slides
• Electronic enclosure slides, brackets and cable
• Electronic locking slides
• Sliding door bracket kits