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SOFT CLOSE PNUEMATIC HINGE, Clip-On Soft Close Hinge Attachment and Soft Close Dampers, available from Outwater Plastics. The pneumatic hinge ($4.75 per set) has a built-in pneumatic cylinder that provides soft closing action while rendering cabinet doors quiet and easy to close, according to the company. The hinge attachment ($1.85) is suitable for most European hinges, can be adjusted for various door clearances and is offered in left- or right-side formats. The dampers are offered in light- (88 cents) and medium-duty ($1.29) formats and can be side-mounted; suitable for use with double doors, inset doors and face frame applications. Contact: Outwater Plastics Industries Inc., P.O. Box 500, Bogota, NJ07603-1534. Tel: 800-631-8375 or 201-498-8750.


POWER & COMMUNICATIONS FLUSH-MOUNT SQUARE GROMMET, available from Doug Mockett & Co., brings two 120-volt electrical outlets and six Cat.5E data jacks to the computer desk. The model shown, PCS7, is 6-7/8" square with trim and 3-11/16" deep. Two covers meet in the center (insert) and slide down the sides of the grommet to expose the outlets and jacks. It's available in a matte black or satin stainless steel finish. Mockett also offers model PSC8, a rectangular version of the PCS7, and model PCS9, which has four outlets and 12 data ports. The PCS7 sells for $230. Contact: Doug Mockett & Co. Inc., P.O. Box 3333, Manhattan Beach, CA90266. Tel: 800-523-1269.


AVENTOS HL LIFT UP SYSTEM, from Blum, mounts to a door front for unhindered access to an appliance "garage," for example. The hardware stops at any position and has the company's Blumotion soft-closing feature. The Aventos HL can handle doors up to 22" tall and 48" wide. The system consists of a set of arms, mechanisms and hardware, which are sold individually or in a kit form. Retail prices will become available once the product debuts at the K/BIS on April 11-13 in Chicago. Contact: Blum Inc., 7733 Old Plank Road, Stanley, NC28164. Tel: 800-438-6788.


ATC's FXSF4500 SERIES soft-closing full extension ball bearing drawer slide is designed for use in kitchen and bath cabinetry, office and residential furniture, casework, and store fixtures. The slide's pneumatic soft-closing mechanism pulls the drawer closed and flush with the cabinet for a clean appearance with all properly aligned drawer fronts. Features include a 100 lb. load rating and a true 1/2" side clearance. The slides are available in 16" and 22" sizes in 2" increments with prices ranging from $7 to $10/pair, depending on purchase volume. Contact: ATC Hardware Systems Inc., 418 Broadway, Chico, CA95928. Tel: 530-898-9895.


REV-A-SHELF'S 5-Shelf D-Shape Lazy Susans (item no. 4265-22-52) and 20" Wood Door Storage Trays (4231-20-52). The five-shelf unit has an 11" radius and a telescoping shaft, which will accommodate a cabinet height of 56" to 62". It sells for $593. The storage trays are installed with screw-in clips on aluminum standards and sell for $42. Contact: Rev-A-Shelf, 2409 Plantide Dr., Jeffersontown, KY40299. Tel: 800-626-1126.


PLASMA/LCD TV LIFT, from Custom Service Hardware, features a Bosch electric motor for silent operation and a ball-bearing guide system for better stability, according to the wholesaler. The lift has a 200-lb. weight capacity and also features a lid lifter that adjusts up and down to provide a greater degree of flexibility when raising the TV out of a cabinet. The lift comes with a remote control and a manual ride-over switch. It sells for $499. Contact: Custom Service Hardware, 1170 Wauwatosa Road, Cedarburg, WI53012. Tel: 800-882-0009.

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