This new benchmark in high strength alloy slides is manufactured by Sliding Systems to reinforce our position as a global leader in the design, manufacture and world wide distribution into the emergency and military vehicle market.
The 6526 Radial Aero Slide is developed for vehicle mounted drawer systems requiring strong, lightweight and non-corrosive properties. The beams are manufactured from high strength 7075 T6 aerospace alloy, which has similar load carrying properties to cold drawn steel. Stainless steel 316L caged cross rollers are used to provide stability, strength and very low defection when fully extended. The compact design incorporates a height of only 65mm with 26mm slim width. We can manufacture the slides as standard, from 300mm up to 2,500mm for extreme length requirements.
Load capacities are equivalent to plated steel variants with a peak loading of 340kg per extended pair and high safety margin. We do not use load bearing plastic components within this product. This slide is designed to operate in hostile military conditions, reduce vehicle weight (meeting emissions targets) and eliminate corrosion from wet lockers, extending product life substantially. By manufacturing the beams from aerospace 7075 T6 alloy we are able to more than match the strength of equivalent steel slides.
Uniquely, this slide has an internal wiper system to protect against dirt ingress and heavy duty die springs to absorb impact when slammed. The slide is designed with minimal access areas for contamination to enter the bearing tracks, making it ideal for military usage in rough terrains. We have used our expertise in defence engineering to produce a high performance slide budgeted for emergency truck builders. Other markets include military, marine, solar panels, machine building and long length roof-lights.
By using high grade materials we can produce a lightweight, compact slide which weighs only 1.75kg at 550mm. This is 30% of the weight of equivalent steel slides used in fire trucks.
The 6526 Aero slide is tested at 20,000 operational cycles, with the slides spaced 1000mm apart. At 550mm length, with full extension and SWL loading of 325kg, the slides deflect 12mm (see image). Tested to 400kg loading on 1,000 cycles, the deflection increases to 17mm. Deflection is the measurement of drop taken at the full extension of the slides and influences the ease of operational forces to close and open the drawer. At 325kg loading, the operational forces are less than 5kg. At 400kg loading this increases to 12-16kg and still minimal effort is required to fully open and close. During both tests, the drawer was stable without any side load movement or damage to the raceways, due to the high grade of alloy used in the construction of the beams.
The 6526 Aero slide design is protected with the European Intellectual Property Office, Register of Community Designs:005322997-0002. Ask our engineers for further information. We currently require 8 weeks for production.
The 6526 Aero slide can be purchased online, for global delivery, by clicking this link to our web-shop.