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Chambrelan Product Review : L.I.L.O Slam Lock

Oct 10, 2011   //   Product review  //  No Comments
slam lock draw fronts

Meet Chambrelan’s slam lock draw front

A few issues ago we introduced you to our Slam Lock Draw Front and due to popular demand we’ve decided to modify with a Lock In, Lock Out option.  This option will allow the draw to be locked in an extended position and works by operating a dual lock mechanism, fitted both to the front and rear of the draw.

The LILO kit consists of a new front button with a captive M8 nylock, a new internal button and a captive M8 nylock and 4 lock blocks.

Made from high strength, Grade ‘A’ plastics, the LILO Slam Lock has been designed to take the punishing use received from front line crews and incorporates a stainless steel bar and stainless steel fasteners for added strength.  The aluminium handle uses one of the strongest automotive coatings available on the market, namely a black Electrochemical Deposition Coating (EDC) and has passed 310 hour salt spray test with flying colours.  Speaking of which, the LILO Slam lock comes in black and yellow!

Our slam locks work in tandem with our sliding drawer systems, creating the perfect triad of heavy duty slides, linear rails and drawer fronts.  Designed to last the punishing work cycle of fire crews, miltary applications and extreme working environments these slam lock draw fronts are fantastic options for safely and securely locking a draw in a vehicle or storage solution.  For a full range of heavy duty slides, linear rails, slide and tilt drawer systems and our lock in lock out slam locks, please visit our site.  Alternatively customers who have a bespoke requirement we can prototype products especially for unique and challenging applications, for more details call us directly on 01746 761 114 or alternatively for a full stock programme in real time visit our website

Chambrelan are experts in sliding systems so whether its aluminium, steel or stainless steel products we can deliver the right slide, with the right load capacity for you.

Chambrelan Launches: D444 & D500 Telescopic Slide

Sep 10, 2011   //   Product review  //  No Comments

Meet two of our latest product developments, made from Aluminium construction, these three beam heavy duty slides offer 100% extension.  Designed as a versatile lightweight high strength slide, both the D444 and the D500 have been designed for aeronautical, shipboard, or electrical applications.  In terms of availability the lock-out and disconnect options are specifically designed for our D446 and D505 aluminium slides.   The lock out / disconnect functionality enables draws and equipment to be can be removed and re-fitted without the need for undoing screws and fixings.

At a closed length of 500mm the D444 offers a load capacity of 45 kilos per pair and the D500 offers a higher load capacity of 70 kilos per pair.

D500 is a larger and stronger version, which has exactly the same options except that as well as being able to offer the lock in, lock out and the disconnect functionality, it is also available as a bi-directional slide, enabling equipment to be accessed from multiple opposite directions.  This has proven to be essential in electronic and mobile applications.

For those customers who have a need for our heavy duty slides or linear rails, but need something more specialised we are able to prototype products for unique application builds.

We manufacturer our linear rails from a number of different materials including aluminium, stainless steel and steel and we have created two types of carrier, firstly sporting circulating ball bearings that actively spread loads within the rail, thereby offering a smoother operation.  We also offer carriers using an adjustable roller system which can be tightened into position.

We offer a range of light duty, medium duty and heavy duty linear rail for various applications, including manufacturing, materials handling, security doors and sliding doors and defence and offshore applications.

For further information on any of our slides please visit or alternatively contact us directly on 01746 761 114

RA31 telescopic slide Reviewed

Jul 18, 2011   //   Product review  //  No Comments
Chambrelan - RA31

Chambrelan – RA31

One of the key advantages offered by Chambrelan, is our ability to produce unusual slides in low volumes.  This is due to our production methods being based on machining and drawing processes rather than rolling and press work, which is more suitable for high volume production.  This results in slides, such as our RA31model, being available from stock in closed lengths as short as 150mm with no minimum order quantity other than a £50 minimum order charge.  To find the same slide from one of our competitors, one would be subjected to minimum order volumes of 250-500 pairs, which can make ordering a specialised product like this untenable.

The RA31 has impressive load carrying potential for it’s size and is more often than not used, in electronic equipment and other electro-mechanical applications.

Chambrelan are designers, manufacturers and suppliers of heavy duty slides across Europe, US, South Africa and Australia.  We have been around for over 70 years and in that time we have had the pleasure of working with some of the most prestigious and rewarding projects, meaning we have the experience and know-how to be able to advise and support your application enquiry.

Our heavy duty slides and linear rail motion systems have been made from the finest materials, using the latest manufacturing techniques which means our range of heavy duty slides and linear rail motion systems are second to none.  Whether it’s aluminium, steel or stainless steel, our range of heavy duty slides and linear rail motion systems have been precision made, capable of carrying a range of loads from light duty to heavy duty weight.  For more specialised products please don’t hesitate to contact, we can prototype products to order.

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

Chambrelan Product Review : ST53 Rail with GS53 & GS57 Carriers

Jun 10, 2011   //   Product review  //  No Comments
ST53 Rail - Latest Product from Chambrelan

ST53 Rail - Latest Product from Chambrelan

The ST53 is a new stainless steel rail, using either the GS53 or GS57 stainless steel carrier, all of which are brand new products introduced by Chambrelan this year.  Essentially the ST53 section is used across a number of sides, as either the outer, intermediate and the inner core of our slides.  This ‘flexibility’ means the section can be mixed and matched with rails to form more and more combinations and since more of the same section is used across a number of different products costs are kept low.

In addition availability has improved due to the standardisation of the ST53 across other slides and new features, which came into effect this year.  Other unique features are new end stops, which have been updated from just being travel stops and now are not only shock absorbent, but help improve load resistance.

In terms of carriers, Chambrelan have just launched a new GS53 and GS57 carrier, which use re-circulating ball bearings to spread operating loads more evenly than the other two wheel roll carriers currently on the market.  These two wheel rollers tend to buckle and drag against the rail, jamming the system and causing loss of operational functionality.

Chambrelan’s re-circulating carriers remove this problem, spread operating loads more evenly, which ensures a constant and regular smooth movement that maximises the carriers’ lifespan.

For Load carrying capacity on a major axis the GS53 carrier can carry 170kg, whilst on a minor axis load capacity is 85kg.  The GS57 can carry 110kg on the major axis and 55kg on the minor axis.

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