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F1 Sim Sports RA7R Drawer Slide

May 4, 2016   //   Heavy Duty Slide Case Studies  //  Comments Off on F1 Sim Sports RA7R Drawer Slide
RA7R Drawer slide

F1 Sim Sporting Chambrelan RA7R drawer slide

Brief:  As you know we get a lot of interesting case studies from customers who have bought our heavy duty drawer slides.  Over recent issues we’ve covered canopies on aeroplanes, model spitfires, stage designers, vehicle builders, military and defence (which we can’t really talk about) applications and manufacturing stories.

RA7r drawer slide on f1 sim

F1 Sim

Our latest case study is no less interesting and has been designed to be an exact replica of an F1 race car.  The SIM, designed and built by Stable Fabrication, was designed to showcase what an F1 looks like in the flesh, so to speak.

F1 sim released, using RA7R heavy drawer slide

F1 sim released, using RA7R heavy drawer slide

Solution:  With need of an adjustable foot pedal, Stable came to Chambrelan and we helped them select the RA7R.  The RA7R heavy duty drawer slide is Chambrelan’s most successful slide and is capable of carrying 350kg per pair at 615mm extension.  Favoured by vehicle builders the RA7 is a three beam zinc plated heavy duty drawer slide capable of delivering a sequential load.

RA7R Heavy Duty Slide, Full Extension

RA7R Heavy Duty Slide, Full Extension

The RA7 is a favourite of vehicle builders and is regularly used as a stowage solution for heavy duty drawers, sliding generators and extendable work surfaces.

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Stair storage uses heavy duty slides

Jan 27, 2016   //   Heavy Duty Slide Case Studies  //  Comments Off on Stair storage uses heavy duty slides
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Under Stair Storage using Heavy duty slides

Client: Tony Hickman

Location: UK

Application: Under-stair storage

Brief: Dads: The under-sung heroes of home DIY, have just found a new champion. Meet Tony whose recently married daughter moved into their new home before Christmas and with a young family on its way needed extra storage space for their house. With the removal of an old boiler, space was made under the stairs and Tony quickly set to work building a series of storage drawers, that required Chambrelan’s heavy duty slides.

“I wanted to utilise the total depth of the cupboard,” said Tony, “but realising that it was 36 inches deep that any item stored at the rear of any potential shelving would be inaccessible due to any items placed in front of them, so the only solution was to make the drawer system reach out far enough to allow access to items and that’s when we found Chambrelan.”

Solution: The R53 is a lean and incredibly strong two-beamed telescopic slide. Zinc plated for extra protection these space conscious slides are capable of carrying 160kg per pair at 600mm and employ a run of stainless steel ball bearings that offer a smoother handling operation, despite the load. This is a medium duty slide, that requires a durable telescopic slide that will not bend or twist with over use and therefore is an ideal option for draw systems and stowage applications.

Feedback: “The Chambrelan team were a great help in understanding what I was trying to do and provided me with the exact slide I required. Thank you very much.” Tony Hickman.

For UK enquiries contact either our website or call us directly: or 01746 761 114

For OZ enquiries contact Bruce Elliott from Integrated on +61 (0) 353 673 513 or visit


Van Conversion uses Telescopic Slides

Nov 4, 2015   //   Heavy Duty Slide Case Studies  //  Comments Off on Van Conversion uses Telescopic Slides
Van conversion with heavy duty slides

motorcross van conversion using Chambrelan heavy duty slides

Client: Andy

Location: Midlands

Application: Van Conversion 

Brief:   With a shared passion for motorcross Andy and his young son regularly compete at off road championships across the country. Not only is it a physically demanding sport held in all weathers, but not surprisingly the bikes take such a beating the team needed to be able to carry three bikes with them to any one event.

Having bought a Mercedes sprinter to convert as a motorcross van the father and son race team decided to spec it out so that the bikes could be delivered by hydraulics to the rear of the vehicle. The hydraulics system allows for the heavy weight of the bikes to be withdrawn and extended even if the vehicle is facing up or down hill.

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strong enough to carry three bikes

“There’s a lot of kit,” said Andy, “it’s not just the bikes, but the riders equipment, the fuel and all the necessary tools needed to keep the bikes running. We knew we needed a pair of heavy duty telescopic slides that would be able to carry that weight at 2.2m extension.”

Solution: The best pair of heavy duty slides capable of taking the 300-350kg projected weight of the bikes was the E1902. The E1902 is one of Chambrelan’s most durable and heavy duty slides, capable of carrying extreme loads the E1902 is a reinforced three beam heavy duty slide (capable of carrying 785kg per pair in the closed position).   Favoured by the emergency services and military applications the E1902 is zinc plated for extra corrosion protection and is reinforced for extra strength.

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favoured for their extra strength

Feedback: “We’ve still got some work to do, but the slides work great. Highly recommended.” Andy.

For UK enquiries contact either our website or call us directly: or 01746 761114

For OZ enquiries contact Bruce Elliott from Integrated on +61 (0) 353 673 513 or visit


Case Study: Coniston Launch Uses Chambrelan Heavy Duty Slides

Jul 13, 2015   //   Heavy Duty Slide Case Studies  //  Comments Off on Case Study: Coniston Launch Uses Chambrelan Heavy Duty Slides

Client:   Coniston Launch

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Coniston Launch Uses Chambrelan

Location:  Cumbria

Application: Launch doors and hatch application uses heavy duty slides

Brief:   As the third largest lake in the Lake District Coniston water stretches five miles long and half a mile wide.  Its ribbon shape being created by glaciation. This beautiful lake is said to be the inspiration for Swallows and Amazons and as such has been an attractive location for tourists and walkers.

Coniston was also the scene for the many attempts to break the world water speed record and was the place where Donald Campbell died when he lost control of his Bluebird K7 hydroplane whilst trying to exceed his previous top speed of 300mph.

Coniston launch was founded in 1992 to run a service between Coniston and Brantwood, but as more and more tourists began using the service the business realized it had to grow and subsequently the company bought a new launch called Campbell.

Solution: As the new launch was being refurbished, the team realized that the door slides and hatch slide needed to be replaced and although the slides must have been there for over thirty years there was concern that the same Chambrelan slides would not be available. Thankfully after a quick search, Coniston Launch found us and we were able to replace their old slides, with new R71’s at 1750mm closed length and partial extension.

As a company with over 50 years worth of experience manufacturing heavy duty slides our range of stainless steel products are ideal for marine applications.  Zinc plate protected these slides have been used on submarines, cruise ships, private boats and small launches.  They are durable, strong, easy to fit and easy to maintain and designed to take the weather.

Feedback: “Chambrelan were very helpful and the new slides works perfectly.” Douglas Hodgson.

For more information on how our range of heavy duty slides can transform your application, please call us directly and we’ll see whether we can help:  01746 761114