The SOWST-40 telescopic slide is manufactured from marine grade 316L (1.4404) stainless steel (inox) offering a very high corrosion resistance. The austenitic structure of 316L stainless gives excellent toughness, even at cryogenic temperatures. The beams are polished to a bright finish on all surface areas as standard.
SOWST slides can be mounted to operate as a pair from a stowed position when fully extended. This provides 100% full travel as the inner beam traverses through the central position and back out to the rear. The datasheet states this dual extension equal to the slide’s closed length. However, typical usage is 50% travel to the front and rear from the central position when closed.
The SOWST-40 is particularly suited for highly corrosive applications with prolonged exposure to the elements. Having a compact 40mm profile, this makes it an excellent choice for heavy duty marine seating or military/emergency truck drawers which operate in wet conditions. This is an extreme load/duty partial extension telescopic slide (60–340 kg/pair) suitable for a wide range of applications. At 550mm, with 275mm travel, a uniformly loaded pair has a capacity of 320 kg.
Constructed from milled stainless steel sections, with machined ball tracks for accuracy, it has excellent levels of shock and vibration resistance. Accordingly the product is well suited to supporting marine seating/hatches and food grade machine guards. The slide beams, cages and ball bearings are manufactured from austenitic grade 316L (1.4404). End stop bolts and retaining pins are austenitic grade 304 (1.4301), completing the corrosion protection, There is the bespoke option to manufacture an all 316L product on higher production volumes.
This slide is robust to applied loads when in the extended position making it an excellent choice for dynamic applications, unlike many other slides manufactured from rolled steel 'C' sections. There are no plastic parts in the manufacture of this range, making it ideal for high temperature use. A single SOWST-40 weighs 4.32 kg per metre.
The SOWST-40 drawer slide may also be fitted in the minor axis (flat). However, the load capacity will be reduced by 60-80% of the stated loading. It can be supplied with a 70% extension which will reduce the load slightly. Please consult our sales engineers for this no cost option. We do not recommend standard SOWST slides on accurate robotic pick & place or high speed shuttles, without factory adaptation and customer in situ testing, prior to committing to production. The slides are limited to operational speeds of <0.3m/s
The SOWST-40 can be purchased online for global delivery by following this link. Please allow 5-6 weeks for manufacture, unless subscribed to our stock holding programme which facilitates next day supply.