Improved Drawer Slider and Locks
Original Publication Date: 1988-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-15
A design is described which improves both the stability and locking of drawers in steel cabinets or racks where extending sliders are employed. When heavy loads, such as electronic chassis, are suspended in drawers on extending side sliders, problems arise from lack of positive location in the cabinet, sagging or twisting of telescoped slider sectors, out-of-tolerance movements of the front panel and susceptibility to vibration and high-G forces. This design overcomes these problems by permitting a drawer to be positioned in a cabinet on extending sliders but to remain positively located in the rack in all directions of horizontal, vertical and depth. Better automated assembly of drawers in cabinets results without affecting ease or safety of withdrawal on extending sliders for maintenance in the field.