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Spitfire Uses Aluminium Slide

Jan 5, 2016   //   Heavy Duty Slide Case Studies  //  Comments Off on Spitfire Uses Aluminium Slide
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Spitfire Using D500 aluminium slide

Client: Anthony Hitchcock

Location: Ibiza

Application: Model Spitfire 

When professional prop and model maker came to us for a slide for a spitfire canopy, we knew it was going to be a good project. Having started model making and design for years and having worked for customers like Bristol Zoo, the Museum of London and the Discovery Channel to name a few, Tony was asked to build a replica spitfire for children’s garden in Ibiza. Some model makers have all the luck!

D500 Aluminium Slide

Chocs Away

The spitfire is 5 metres long, with a 5.5m wingspan and due to its size the build had to be moved from Tony’s design studio, to his Dad’s garage. “It was a bit like making an enormous Airfix,” says Tony, “but on a much larger scale.”

The heavy duty drawer slide best suited for a spitfire cockpit was two D500, a three beam aluminium slide that delivers 77kg per pair at 350mm extension. Made from aluminium the D500 is a light duty slide with a silent and smoother operation, best suited for medium loads that require manual operation, such as boat covers, sliding guards, key board trays and of course, spitfire cockpits.

“It also flies,” adds Tony, “during our second installation a storm hit the island I remember watching in a mixture of horror and pride as all our hard work suddenly lifted off the ground, flew over a 2.5 metre wall before covering 50 metres. Thankfully it landed pretty well and we were able to fix the few scratches; but secretly we were feeling pretty pleased with ourselves.

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Taking Control

“If I ever need any heavy duty slides again,” he added, “you will of course be my first choice!” Anthony Hitchcock

To get your project off the ground call the Chambrelan ground crew on 01746 761 114

Chambrelan launches new D5 Aluminium Slide

Aug 10, 2015   //   Product review  //  Comments Off on Chambrelan launches new D5 Aluminium Slide
Chambrelan Launches D5 Aluminium Slide

Chambrelan Launches D5 Aluminium Slide

We’ve mentioned our latest D5 aluminium slide before, but as more and more orders and enquiries are being made for this light duty aluminium slide, we thought we’d re-examine it’s growing appeal and clarify some of it’s benefits.

Perhaps the lightest slide in the market for its weight class, the D5 heavy duty slide is 1.9kg’s per metre, a third lighter than some of competitors’ products of the same weight and class. Indeed the D5 has incredible weight bearing capabilities, with an impressive 43kg’s per pair on the major access for 1000mm slides in the closed length.

Although the D5 aluminium slide is a reinforced three beam anodised slide it is a compact performer and is a favourite among vehicle builders and electronic vending machine manufacturers where space is at a premium. Reinforced ball-bearings make for a smoother operation, spreading loads and preventing the slide from cage ball creep, which make the D5 heavy duty slide a very competitive aluminium slide.

With a full range of heavy duty slides to choose from Chambrelan UK are the leading manufacture and supplier of telescopic slides in the UK.  Our range has been created to deliver extreme loads for a number of applications including vehicle builders, the defence market, materials handling and a huge number of engineering projects.  In addition our range of linear rail motion systems, with their unique circulatory ball bearing carriers, deliver loads, smoothly and efficiently time and again.  Easy to fit and easy to maintain our products are built to withstand heavy duty loads in the most extreme environments, meaning more security and extra strength where needed.

For further information on the these or on any of our heavy duty slides and linear rails please visit or alternatively contact Jeremy Binnington on 07868 971 089 or Tony Macis on 07868 971 089.