Sliding Systems' front handle and lock mechanism is extensively used on fire truck drawers (straight slide out and slide and tilt). The double handle and push button locking mechanism is located at the centre of the drawer front to ensure the operator's gloved hands are kept well away from pinch risks. The handle and plunger are fitted at the front of the drawer, with the mechanism secured behind. We do not supply the drawer or fascia panel.
The strong aluminium handle enables the operator to exert full control over the movement of what is likely to be a heavy drawer, both when opening and closing, and the locking mechanism can be installed to provide a slam-shut lock-in functionality for slide and tilt drawers, as well as a lock-in and lock-out function for conventional straight slide-out drawers when mounted under the drawer pan. The locking mechanism retracts the spring-loaded locking bolts, which slot into the slam-shut lock blocks integrally fixed to our award-winning slide and tilt front bracket.
The handle is manufactured from cast aluminium with a specialist 7200 paint treatment designed for aerospace. The rods are supplied drilled and chamfered in 304 stainless steel. The plunger release is made from milled aluminium and not plastic like some budget locks. The housing is strong aluminium channel (not plastic!) and the internal components are moulded from strong GRP. The handle is supplied as a complete assembly, not in kit form. We own all the tooling for our handles.
The unit is generally supplied without an aluminium drawer front, and at a standard drawer width of 500, 1000, 1,500 or 2,000mm. The user would then cut the locking bolts to their own desired width, although the system can be supplied with the locking bolts pre-cut to the user's specified length.
The locks can easily be adapted for use in the fully closed and extended positions, please consult our engineers.
For OEM/Volume pricing, please contact us