Our detent hold-in feature is fitted to many of our slide series and is simply a deflare bend on the end of the drawer member. When the slide is closed, this passes over a corresponding shape in a moulding fitted
to the cabinet member. This gives a small amount of friction to stop the slide from opening on its own*. This feature is fine on static applications and some mobile applications, but if a unit is moved around with some force, then gravity or a centrifugal force could pull the drawer open over the hold-in force.
*The user will have to use a small pull force to open the drawer; between
approximately 5N and 7N
What’s the difference between the ‘hold-out’, or ‘detent out’ and ‘lock-out’ features on a telescopic slide?
A hold-out, or detent out feature does exactly this; it holds the slide out in the fully opened position. But, it is not locked in this position. To overcome the hold you need to provide an additional force to the slide,
by pushing firmly, and it will overcome the feature and move inward.
This is a useful feature for slides used on keyboard shelves, for example.
A lock out feature on a slide will be a physical lever or latch that has to be operated before the slide will move. For example, the 9308 has a lever at the front end and the 0305 has a push latch toward the centre
of the slide mechanism.
Slides with lock-out are more usually used to support equipment that needs to be held fully open and static during maintenance, for example.