one slide does not fit all: drawer slide manufacturers continually reinvent their product line to adapt to diverse consumer needs.

by:DIgao     2020-05-29
Consumers want the drawer slide to be stable, sturdy, easy to install, and most importantly invisible.
Cabinet manufacturers must classify all available options and find the right product to suit the customer\'s needs. \"The one-size-fits-
All mentality of 100-
The pound side mounting ball bearing slider for each application no longer meets the height
Craftsman performance standards for our customer base, \"said Calvin Luce, director of distribution and sales, Accuride Inc.
In today\'s market, cabinet makers have more drawer sliding options than ever before.
As drawer slide manufacturers constantly reshape and modify their products, carpentry must know what they can get.
The most common requirement for manufacturers of quick installation drawer sliders is a quick and easy installation method.
According to Michael Gambill, marketing director at Hettich America, suppliers are trying to standardize the installation of the assembly hole model to accommodate 32 systems.
\"The furniture and hardware industry has made continuous efforts to make products available to users-
\"Very friendly,\" said Gambill.
\"The normalization of the mounting hole mode will undoubtedly help to achieve this goal.
Mary yekins, marketing manager, julius Bloom
Said, \"We recently launched a plug-in program
In the rear mounting socket of our hidden drawer runner, so that the box cabinet maker can speed up the installation of the runner.
Yerkins said: \"The socket can also be swapped with the runner series, which allows the cabinet maker to only develop a boring pattern for his cabinet.
Larry Greenwood, product manager, Hafele America Co.
He said he believes the quick installation should also be available at an affordable price.
\"By providing a support system that allows customers to install holes after pre-drilling, slides can now be installed in price operations with minimal effort and time. \" Mepla-
Matthias Bulla, product manager at Alfit, said, \"We offer a special rear socket for the face Box application that can be modified according to the customer\'s real hole pattern.
The customer only needs to plug the socket into the back.
To make the installation easier, the Grass America uses the rear socket to integrate the slides into the existing plugTechnical aspects. By pre-
Before assembling the cabinet, drill the position on the back of the cabinet, slide out of the box with pre-
Bracket after assembly.
\"Then they can simply plug in the back and a screw is attached to the front frame,\" said Tom reinahold, director of marketing for grass America.
\"The convenience of the bottom bracket and the bottom bracket mounted on the drawer of the traditional construction does make the application problem favored by the customer.
\"Beautiful drawer slide manufacturers have made concealed bottom slides in order to maintain the same level of functional quality, and at the same time will not reduce the overall appearance of the drawer itself.
Since they entered the market, hidden slides have become more and more popular.
Several large OEMs are turning to them, according to Bulla.
\"Hidden runners are substantial upgrades to cabinets, and hardware manufacturers are able to supply them at competitive prices.
\"We believe they are recent standards,\" he said . \"
\"The concealed under-Mount runner system provides a non-invasive elegant option on the ball bearing slider,\" said Gambill . \".
\"No slides can be seen to detract from the beauty of furniture or cabinets.
\"According to Yerkins, Julius Blum\'s hidden runner range is interchanged, so they can upgrade or downgrade the functionality and price of the cabinets with the runner\'s choice.
\"Taxi manufacturers like the fact that the workmanship of their drawers is barrier-free because runners are hidden and installed below.
\"Unfortunately, there are still some drawbacks to hiding the slides.
According to Luce, the rated load of the next installation slide has no side height
\"The installed ball bearing slides and can experience the\" springboard \"bending in a fully extended position,\" Luce said . \".
Gambill added that the slides cannot support drawers with high vertical dimensions.
Able to adapt to several different styles and sizes of cabinets on the market, drawer slide manufacturers must also maintain the flexibility of the product in order to be able to easily adapt to a variety of different types of drawers and cabinet structures, including face-to-face drawer and cabinet structureFramework and framework-less cabinets.
\"We offer a variety of sizes in Cabinet members and drawer members to suit different structures,\" Reinbold said . \".
\"We also offer a variety of rear mount brackets for different rear cabinet structures.
\"According to Yerkins, Blum\'s standard full-extension slides and their Metabox and Tandembox drawer box lines can be used for frameless cabinets and face-
Frame cabinets, but only when the sides are blocked.
Blum also offers several other lines that can be used in any cabinet style by installing a socket after use.
According to Greenwood, Hettich provides accessories that allow its drawer slides to be used in boxes or faces
Frame cabinets are provided for each slide design.
Product development and research and development has become the main product of the drawer slide market.
In order to solve the problem of consumers, manufacturers constantly change their product line.
\"To make sure we understand the needs of this market, we have a dedicated team with over 25 years of hands-on experienceon, in-
\"Experience in carpentry,\" said Luce.
\"This team actively seeks ideas and trends from our distributors and customers.
\"One of the problems that manufacturers have found is that consumer demand for moving drawers and working faces is growing.
They want to be able to quickly reconfigure the workspace or hide the workspace in the Home Office.
\"We see a growing trend of installing drawers in mobile applications, such as mobile bases and mobile desks,\" Luce said . \".
Accuride has developed a new slide that provides a stable working surface for writing or typing pull-out applications.
Knape & Vogt is another company that has invested a lot of resources in R & D.
Bill Larsen, product manager, said, \"We need to determine what is the next industry benchmark for precision ball bearing drawer sliders.
Greenwood says Hafele is proud of the variety of Slide products its customers offer.
\"We offer plastic rails, epoxy slides, concealed base, metal box slides, keyboard slides, ball bearing slides and several professional slides.
In the near future, Knape & Vogt will launch the \"next generation\" drawer slide, which will have a complete flange design to facilitate installation, according to Larsen.
The mounting flange also contributes to stability.
\"The installer does not have to extend the slides, nor does it have to install the slides by installing access holes,\" Larsen said . \".
\"The typical application of these new slides requires only two screws to connect the Cabinet parts.
\"The new slides will have practical and aesthetic improvements, as well as exposure to less hardware to make the look cleaner without compromising performance,\" said Larsen.
With several drawer slide manufacturers trying to meet the diverse consumer needs, this will not be the only new product on the market.
\"The competitive nature of the industry guarantees changes in design and functionality,\" said Gambill . \".
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