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post #1 of 9 Old 08-11-2011, 12:28 PM Thread Starter
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Question Maybe I Can Help?

Hi,

I'm a new member of this forum and I work for Accuride. If you aren't familiar with the name, we design and manufacture slide products. I wanted to join this forum so that I can offer advice on slide selection or answer questions related to sliding products. I've been working in this industry for 12 years, so I am very familiar with our product line and specs.

If you have a question I can't answer, I can do a little research and find out the answer for you.

Hope I can help!

Thanks,
Susan
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So its your intent to offer us all huge discounts Susan? Are you a woodworker by chance?
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Ha! No, I'm not important enough to be in charge of discounts.

I'm a wordsmith and an artist who has done a little bit of work in wood, but by no means has the skills to call myself a woodworker. However, I appreciate fine woodworking, and over the years I've absorbed enough to be able to provide a little help with slide selection.
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The heart of a saleswoman this one.

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I will be glad for advice when the time comes. For now I just find myself wondering if Susan and Ted are Friends.
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Is there anything I should know about Ted? ;-)
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Is there anything I should know about Ted? ;-)
Only not to buy his plans!

~tom ...it's better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt...
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I'd appreciate a synopsis of your products.......starting with the basics.Leaning heavily on material selection/engineering.....IOW's what makes you tick?BW

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Synopsis

Well, that's a tall order, because we have a really broad product line that extends beyond basic drawer slides. However, I'll give you a quick overview...

Our slide products are grouped into light, medium, and heavy-duty, which refers to the load rating they have been tested to carry. We also have a selection of media products (TV lifts, etc.), flipper door slides (for pocket doors), and specialty (soup to nuts) products.

Most products are constructed of cold-rolled steel, coated with clear zinc. Additional finish options include electrocoat white, electroplate black and weather-resistant. We also have a selection of stainless steel slides, and two super heavy-duty products constructed of aluminum.

We test products according to the ANSI/BIFMA specs and several products are BHMA certified. Typical testing is 50,000 cycles, though this may vary depending upon the types of applications the product was designed to suit.

Light-duty slides are generally used for small box drawers applications. Load ratings range from 35 to 75 lbs. per pair.

The medium-duty slides offer a broad range of choices in the 100 lb. load rating range. This is where you'll find several products with special features such as soft closing, touch release, and self-closing.

Heavy-duty products offer loads from 100 to nearly 1,000 pounds.

I hope that gives you the basics. Please let me know if you have any questions or are looking for something specific.

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