Factors to consider when selecting a slide:
To determine the total weight of the drawer, be sure to include the weight of the actual drawer and expected contents.
Side space is the amount of available room between the drawer side and the cabinet or the chassis and rack. The correct side space dimension is critical for optimal movement.
The overall dimensions of the drawer or chassis will be a factor in determining which slide model is best suited for your application.
The depth of the rack/cabinet determines the selection of slide length.
Refers to the distance the drawer extends from the cabinet. The greater the extension, the more access provided to the drawer/chassis contents.
A disconnect allows the drawer or chassis to be removed from the case or rack. A lever or latch must be actuated before the drawer can be removed from the cabinet.
Locks secure the slide into a position. A lever or latch must be actuated to move the slide. A lock-out feature allows servicing of components without removing the unit from the enclosure. A lock-in feature prevents drawers from opening until a latch is actuated.
Mounting holes are indicated and dimensioned on product technical sheets. Only those holes shown with a dimension are to be used for mounting. Non-dimensioned holes are tooling holes that often vary in shape and location on slide members.
Optional brackets are available to make it easier to mount slides in an electronics rack or enclosure. Click here for the Rack Mounting Accessories Selection Guide.
For additional information on design considerations for electronic enclosure applications, download the
Designing Slides into Electronic Enclosures brochure.