New Telescopic Slides In The KIPP Product Portfolio
HEINRICH KIPP WERK focuses on innovation for telescopic slides as well and has replaced its entire range in this field with new products.
"Telescopic slides are suitable for a variety of applications", says Samuel Rasch, Product Manager at KIPP. The construction of telescopic slides, also known as drawer runners or ball bearing runners, is always the same. They consist of two or more ball-bearing supported guide rails mounted one inside another that can be pulled out like a telescope.
The company from Sulz am Neckar, Germany offers drawer runners with a load capacity of up to 136 kg and a rail length of up to 910 mm. The load rating of a telescopic rail depends on the following factors: rail length, travel, number of cycles, material, mounting method and system assembly. "We distinguish between three runner types - partial extension, full extension and over-extension with different rail lengths", explains Mr Rasch.
Telescope slides with various functions can be found in the KIPP range, i.e. models with a lock that fixates the rail in the closed position. For smooth closing, there are drawer runners with retraction damping; here the movement is cushioned during closing and the runner moves automatically to the end position. In addition, a defined force must be overcome before pulling out, which prevents unintentional opening. By self-retracting telescopic slides, a spring mechanism takes over before the end position is reached and ensures that the slide is fully retracted. Telescopic slides with integrated opening mechanism move the runners out automatically at a light touch. There are also versions that have a separable inner rail to release the inner rail profile. This allows the moving element to be fully removed from the guide.
Three different slide types are available to the user for mounting: One can choose between slot mounting, surface mounting and side mounting. All telescopic rails from KIPP are tested to DIN EN 15338 and are available from stock.