Accuride, a global leader in movement technology, has crafted a new family of innovative solutions for commercial-grade woodwork–the 3135EC and 3160EC Undermount Slides.
The 3135EC offers the perfect blend of sleek appearance and smooth action for upscale cabinetry projects. The concealed full extension slide has a fluid damper that resists slamming without bounce-back, and precision adjustment for exquisite mechanics. It rides on ball bearing and polymer rollers, and fits both 1/2” and 5/8” drawer sides. Available in even lengths from 12” to 28” and also 15” and 21”, it supports loads of up to 100 lbs. and is compatible with drawers up to 30” wide. There’s a front lever disconnect for easy drawer removal and reinsertion, and Accuride’s next generation Easy-Close (EC) action brings the drawer to a smooth, gentle close every time. Behind the scenes, new lower spacer clips provide lateral support and reduce migration and side-to-side movement, and the slides also have easy-adjust cams for frontal adjustment. The 3135EC is ADA-compliant, with less than 5 lbs. of pull-force needed to open the drawer.
Another original concept in this series, the new 3160EC slide supports drawers from 31” to 40” wide – and an optional stabilizer kit allows it to handle ultra-wide drawers up to an incredible 60” wide! The kit (item PN 4180-0753-XE) keeps extra-wide drawers synchronized with minimal racking or drawer sagging. This improves stability, and prevents unwanted side-to-side movement when closing or opening drawers. Also rated for up to 100 lbs. loads, the 3160EC is the perfect movement solution for larger projects such as boutiques, upscale residences and fine galleries. Both models include traditional and 32mm hole patterns, and slotted holes for lateral drawer adjustment during installation. The 3135EC allows vertical, horizontal, and front-to-back drawer front adjustment, and a quarter-turn cam lock secures the drawer in position after adjustment. The 3160EC carries all the great features of the 3135EC such as flawless movement and superior soft-close action. Fully concealed, it too has easy-to-use lever disconnects.
Accuride has been developing original, innovative products for over half a century and the company takes pride in its role as a leader in movement solutions. The 3100 Series slides exemplify those values with their advanced, rack-free suspension system and convenient cam-adjust. Both of these slides are certified by the Architectural Woodwork Institute (AWI) and the Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association (BHMA), and woodworkers can now find them quickly and easily in Accuride’s new online store. While there, take a look at some of the clever accessories that make installation of the 3100 Series easier and faster, such as a drilling jig, face frame brackets and even a tool kit that includes everything a craftsman needs to complete an install. Both the 3135EC and 3160EC come with a limited lifetime warranty.