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RA7 Heavy Duty Draw Slide

Jul 27, 2012   //   Product review  //  No Comments

Welcome to the RA7 Heavy duty drawer slide.  We’ve covered the RA7, our popular heavy duty drawer slide, before, but being that we’re seeing a peak in enquiries we believed we’d go over the finer points of this drawer slide, highlighting why its one of our most popular slides.

Chambrelan 3 beam RA7

RA7R  has been newly stocked with a massive 550mm closed length we’d thought we’d just go over the facts, figures and benefits of this heavy duty drawer slide.

After a series of considerable free fall shock tests, designed to simulate demountable masses loaded onto an extended telescopic platform, including static load deflection and operating force cycle tests, the RA7 heavy duty drawer slide excelled beyond expectation.

Used as an integral part in many applications, the RA7R drawer slide have been used extensively in pump carriers, machine guarding, air conditioning units, ladder and equipment stowage, manufacturing lines, as well as defence and emergency service applications.

The RA7R drawer slide can be produced in any reasonable length, with a range of locking options, metal finishes and bespoke fixings if required.

For further details on stock availability, visit our website and our entire stock programme will be available at the touch of a button.  In addition visit our linear rail website for our entire range of linear rail motion systems.  With both these ranges we have managed to create a sliding solution offer that is second to none.  However, some applications can be more specialised than others and we’re in a unique position to help companies prototype our heavy duty drawer slides.  By working with engineers, we can create tailor made products that deliver exactly to the specifications of vehicle builders, engineers and fleet managers.

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

Product Review – RA31

Jul 5, 2012   //   Product review  //  No Comments

RA31 – It’s good, very good

The RA31 heavy duty drawer slide is a 3 beam cold drawn steel drawer slide offering a 100% extension.  Okay so having a slide at 200mm isn’t as unique these days as it was, but there aren’t that many companies that will hold them in stock at short lengths, as stock programmes for other slide manufactures kick in at 300mm.

Everything below that, has to be made to order, which naturally takes time and can cause delays in projects, but here at Chambrelan we carry – as part of our standard stock range telescopic slides, including the RA31 heavy duty drawer slides at lengths below 300mm, which must be nice to know.

Chambrelan have an impressive range of heavy duty drawer slides, linear motion systems and slam lock draw fronts.  Our draw slides come in various materials, including aluminium, steel and stainless steel, depending on the strength and durability needed from the application.  Likewise our range of linear rails also come in aluminium, steel or stainless steel and sport two different types of carriers, firstly a stainless steel ball bearing carrier that allows the ball bearings to circulate in the carrier, which actively spreads loads and allows for a smoother operation and a reduction of the operating forces needed to operate the carrier.  Secondly our latest roller carrier that can be manually adjusted to suit the torque needed.

For more specialist draw slides or linear rail motion systems call us directly and we will be able to prototype our range of heavy duty slides to suit your application or alternatively for a real time stock programme click here, where you’ll be able to see our entire range of heavy duty drawer slides in real time or for further information on any of our draw slides please visit or alternatively contact us directly on 01746 761 114

Aluminium Linear Rail from Chambrelan

May 30, 2012   //   Product review  //  No Comments
linear rails

Chambrelan’s D409-AL40

Last month it seems we hit a nerve with our linear rail story so much so we’ve received a lot of information requests for Aluminium rail, which Chambrelan manufacturer and deliver.  The exact aluminium rail in question is the D409-AL40, an aluminium, lightweight rail used for a range of applications and selected by engineers for it’s slim, sliding action and load capacity of 15kg.  Designed specifically for lighter duty loads where the space envelope is at a minimal and precision guidance is a must, the D409-AL40 aluminium linear rail has a closed length between 200mm and 800mm.

By using a re-circulating ball bearing carrier we maximise the smooth operational functionality of the rail as well as reducing the stress and wear otherwise caused by other carriers and with new improved end stops, our rails are designed to withstand serious shock and vibration.

All our aluminium rail have been treated with a colourless anodization designed to harden and protect and our use of a high-pressured grease lubrication, helps maintain the slides and continually deliver smooth and reliable travel.

For an entire breakdown of our range of linear rails, we have categorised them into light duty rail, medium duty rail and heavy duty linear rail.  Depending on your application, load and working environment we can help source and supply you the right rail for your application.  We’ve also launched our new roller carrier system, which unlike the circulating stainless steel ball bearing carrier, is supported by wheels that can be tightened or loosened according to the amount of deflection requested by the application.

As you can see from the picture we’ve included a shot of the carrier, for the rail see last month’s issue. 

For further information on the these or on any of our heavy duty slides and sliding systems please visit  or alternatively contact the team on 01746 761 114

Light Duty Linear Rail, Medium Duty Linear Rail, Heavy Duty Linear Rail

Apr 18, 2012   //   Product review  //  No Comments
Chambrelan's Linear tracks and carriers are currently in stock

Chambrelan’s Linear tracks and carriers are currently in stock

We’re seeing a resurgence in orders for our linear guide rails and carriers and therefore we thought it relevant to clarify some questions we regularly come up against.  Chambrelan’s range of linear rails is extensive; with over 19 different model variations of linear rails available, covering lighter, medium and heavier duty applications each has been designed to suit their weight class.

Made from aluminium, stainless steel and cold drawn steel section respectively, our range of linear rails and carriers have been tried and tested by the industry experts and have immense load carrying capacity, ranging from 5 to 600 kg / carrier.  Easy to install our linear guide rails offer a consistently smooth linear motion and a reliable work-life cycle.

All our rails and carriers have been designed specifically to offset heavy duty shock and vibration whilst carrying high load applications, which make our linear rails and carriers incredibly reliable, whilst offering low resistance and smooth operational movement.

Please visit or alternatively contact us directly on 01746 761114