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Drawer slides for exhibition case

Jul 27, 2012   //   Heavy Duty Slide Case Studies  //  No Comments
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secure exhibition case uses RA7 Drawer slides

Client:  Anderson Design Limited

Location:  Wellington, New Zealand

Application: Artefact Case in Rotorua Museum of Art and HIstory

Brief:  Constructed in Wellington by Anderson Design, the Artefact Case was originally specified in July 2011 using a set of competitors steel pressed drawer slides.  Having fitted them in the workshop they worked fine, but as is the case, when installed at the museum, things started to go wrong.  Concern began when it was noted that the force required to open and close the draws was too much and due to the delicate nature of the fabrics and cloaks, would have meant too much shock and vibration, which would have damaged the “taonga’ (Cultural treasures).

Anderson Design, stripped and cleaned the offending slides, but the problem was not solved and although the slide company was helpful, the situation didn’t improve and time was running out.

It was only after an internet search that Anderson Design found Integrated Emergency Equipment’s stock of Chambrelan’s slides and within 24 hours Chambrelan UK and Emergency Equipment identified the problem and offered a solution.

Solution:  Within seven days of placing an order for a set of sample RA7 heavy duty drawer slides, coming in at a massive 1500 mm and roughly weighing 24 kilos per pair they were in the workshop and ready for a test run.  With the drawer and glass coming in at 95 kilos, the Anderson Design Team, wanted to make 100% sure the drawer slides would operate properly so added another 95 kilos by climbing on board and having a jump about!

After testing the pull out load, using a spring balance, the team were delighted to find that the traction load had been reduced from 17.5 kilos – using the old pair of drawer slides – down to a mere 5.5 kilos using Chambrelan’s drawer slides.  In addition due to the nature of material contained in the cabinet the draws were fitted with Festo pneumatic rams, with adjusters and dust filters, allowing the draws to be closed softly and safely.  The ‘soft close’ action was enabled by fitting a high energy magnet to the end of the ram, which was picked up by a metal angle on the outward cycle of the drawer, which in turn compressed the ram on the inward cycle providing the ‘soft close’ instead of a jolting stop.

Feedback:  “From a standing start we were able to source and trial Chambrelans’ RA7 drawer slides, when we realised they could do the job, we ordered.  Thanks to Bruce Elliott and the Chambrelan UK team who helped us complete the project.”  Ian Anderson, Anderson Design Limited, New Zealand.

For more information on this or any of our heavy duty drawer slides or linear rail motion systems call us on 01746 761 114

Mandale Motor-Homes Use Linear Rails

Jul 5, 2012   //   Heavy Duty Slide Case Studies  //  No Comments

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Location:  West Yorkshire

Application: Motor Home

Brief:   A new breed of motor home has just been launched on the market and already it’s outmanoeuvring the competition.  Mandale Compact Motor-homes’s have married British design and manufacturing know-how with a Renault Master to create a unique brand of compact motor-home that aims to offer an alternative to coach-built vehicles and are an excellent vehicle for sports enthusiasts, holiday makers and campers.

With Mandale, adventuring has never been so quintessentially British, able to traverse our narrow English lanes, as well as being fully kitted out to survive the worst our British Summer’s can throw at us this compact is already turning heads throughout the industry.  The Liberte, based on the brand-new Renault Master, adopts a rear lounge floor plan, with a kitchen split either side of the aisle and a washroom located behind the cab.  Packed with the latest mod-cons including over cab storage, four large overhead Tambour door fronted lockers, a mini wardrobe, storage locker under the main sink unit, a Thetford oven and walk in shower room, this compact vehicle integrates it’s space incredibly well.

What sets the Mandale Motor-homes apart from more established manufacturers is a variant on the traditional rock and roll bed.  Designed so as not to require a rear facing seating section, which greatly increases the lounge and living area, the most interesting feature of the new motor-home is the sleeping system, which is built on a unique sliding system capable of transforming it from a seat to a bed in seconds.  

Solution: Due to it’s specially designed seating system, Chambrelan’s E53 linear rail and G53 carrier were selected as being strong and durable enough to operate the bed.  With it’s ball-bearing carrier, which is the secret of it’s low resistant movement, Chambrelan’s linear rail and carrier were chosen for it’s load carrying capacity, it’s easy to fit, easy to maintain functionality and smooth operation.

Feedback: “Chambrelan’s G53 carrier and E53 linear rail are an integral part of the sleeping system and we’re are exceedingly happy with how they offer easy access and a smooth and simple operation.”  Paul Harrison, Owner and Partner of Mandale Motorhomes.

Interesting in finding out more?  Mandale Motorhomes will be showcasing their new range of Compact Motorhomes at the Northern Motor Caravan Show, in Cheshire this July… for more details please visit:

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If you have any enquiries about our heavy duty slides or linear rail motion systems please don’t hesitate to drop Chambrelan a line 01746 761 114

Vesaro Simulator Uses Heavy Duty Slides

May 25, 2012   //   Heavy Duty Slide Case Studies  //  No Comments

Versaro – Advanced Simulation Rigs

Client:                    Vesaro

Location:              Kent

Application:       Driving Simulators


Brief:  Vesaro are world renowned designers and manufacturers of advanced modular simulators that not only look stunning, but amazingly replicate the emotion and power of a formula one race car.  These advanced simulators are based around a core-rig, beautifully designed and hand built to accentuate every roll and turn of the simulated environment.  Created from a single welded frame, making an ultra strong and stable platform, the design and structure of these units needed a sliding system to allow users to adjust the drivers peddles.

Like no other sim available, reality and simulation meet in a rush that will have you transported into your favourite racing game.

Solution:  Vesaro needed a compact heavy duty slide with a strong profile, but without the heavier weight restrictions found on heavier duty models.  Made from cold drawn steel and zinc plated for added protection, Vesaro chose our R20 double-beamed slide, which offers partial extension.  Versatile and strong, this heavy duty slide is used as part of the seating and peddle adjustment, which providers a smoother sliding action, virtually noiseless in operation. 

Feedback:  “Chambrelan’s R20 is performing very well and are used in the adjustment of the peddles.”  Robert Hunt, Managing Director, Vesaro Ltd

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Rescue Vehicle Uses Heavy Duty Slides

Apr 18, 2012   //   Heavy Duty Slide Case Studies  //  No Comments

Chambrelan’s heavy duty products deliver down under

Client:                     Bell Environmental 

Location:               Australia 

Application:         Rescue Vehicle

Brief:  Bell Environmental, has over 15 years experience in the design and manufacturer of custom made vehicles for national and international markets and have been bringing their expertise to the Emergency Services for the last four years.

In this particular instance an assignment of Rescue Vehicles have been ordered by the Victorian State Emergency Service as front line ops vehicle dealing with road accidents, flooding and storm damage. This is a medium / heavy rescue vehicle using an aluminium body using a modular framing system, which keeps the weight down and has a quicker build time and since these rescue vehicles need to be kitted out with every conceivable piece of equipment used for a variety of emergency situations, Bell came to Chambrelan.

Solution:  Having had a previous strong working relationship with Chambrelan Bell realised they could configure a range of products to hold the heavy equipment, including cutting equipment, chainsaws and fuel mats.  Using a combination of RA5’s, RA7’s heavy duty slides and Chambrelan’s unique slide and tilt system Bell have design a tool storage solution capable of carrying the extreme loads needed when operating from a non fixed base.

Feedback:  “We’ve been using Chambrelan’s heavy duty slides for a couple of years and in that we’ve had no recalls or warranty issues and are more than happy with their load carrying capacity.” Robert Bell, Manager

For more information on our range of heavy duty slides and linear rails visit our website for our full collection.  Many vehicle builders, especially military manufactures, will need specialised heavy duty slides and we can certainly help.  By working with engineers, we can prototype and specialise our products to your exact specifications, so if there’s something you need and you can’t find it on our website call us directly on 01746 761 114