CHAMBRELAN slides are reliable and robust products. Mounted on the major axis, per pair, with a uniformly distributed load, CHAMBRELAN slides will give you complete satisfaction.
The rules for good mounting are :
- Use all the fixings provided
- Make sure the slides are parallel
- Align fronts of slides (important especially in case of locking devices)
- Make sure the mounting surfaces are flat and even
Following the mounting rules will guarantee smooth and steady running of the slides as well as an optimum lifespan.
MOUNTING ON A MINOR AXIS / MOUNTING WITH TORQUE
Important reminder: when mounting on the minor axis, the load capacity of the slides is reduced by 40% compared with the basic load.
In that case we recommend that you use reinforced slides which are more suited to this kind of stress. Take care, both deflection and pull in / pull out forces will increase.
The slides should be laid out on the major axis: their load endurance is at its longest in this position. Contact us.
In an up and down vertical mounting (for example a machine guard in a machine tool) it is better to use linear slides equipped with carriers.
NB : When ball bearing slides, designed to operate horizontally, are used in an upright or inclined application, ball cages shift downwards because of gravity. This shift will cause a progressive loss of extension
There are technical solutions to improve the operation and hold of the slides.
In case of intensive use (slides working on assembly lines with opening and closing cycle every minute 24 hours/day), CHAMBRELAN advises two adaptations :
- Use larger model slide.
- Gaseous Nitro-Carburising treatment for a better resistance to wear (higher superficial hardness on ball tracks).
The mounting should preferably be carried out with linear slides which ensure guidance all along the travel and so no deflection is measured.
Nevertheless, telescopic slides may be used when unrestricted access through the opening is required. In this case you have to keep in mind the deflection at the end of the slide: this deflection can be prevented by using a wheel under the front end of the door.
A common and practical adaptation for some users is to use type "BB" slides when a fixed slide carries 2 panels, which extend on both sides to open a way. This type of system can be used for access doors. Contact us.
MOUNTING IN A POLLUTED ENVIRONMENT
CHAMBRELAN slides come without a protection device or system against dust, particles ...
There is a risk that the presence of impurities in the tracks may rapidly degrade performance resulting in jamming or premature wear of slides.
Consequently, it is important to allow the slides to be installed in a protected area or to implement the necessary protection measures at the time of the system design.