Every week, Team Protocase is bringing you a Proto Tech Tip video, where we’ll give an informative look at a particular aspect of sheet metal fabrication and CNC Machining.

This week, Cody from our Engineering & Design Services team talks about drawer slides.

Watch the full video below – or, if you’d prefer to read his Proto Tech Tip, we’ve got the full transcription below the video.

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Hey everyone, Cody from Protocase here with another Proto Tech Tip. Today, we’re going to talk about slides for your rackmount chassis.

We stock five different sizes varying in lengths and load rating. Depending on what you’re carrying inside of your enclosure, we can recommend a size for you.

The slides we’re looking at today are 24 inches long with 26 inches of travel. These are rated for 110 pounds per pair. Now, these are more than the heavy duty side of things, so they may be overkill for what you’re trying to accomplish with your rackmount.

All slides mount to the left and right side of your rackmount chassis by way of 8’32 self-clinching fasteners that we install.

Once the slides are fastened to your chassis, we can mount these inside of a rack server to allow you to slide your rackmount in and out without physically removing it. If you are unsure about a fit for your rackmount, our engineering team is able to help you decide.

Feel free to check out our website for more information regarding these slides, we put some direct links in the description below. Also be sure to check out our blog which outlines many other technical tips or just send us an email at info@protocase.com.

Thanks for watching and I hope you found this information helpful. Be sure to tune in next week for our next Proto Tech Tip!

About The Author

Christa Carey

Christa Carey has been with Protocase since the very beginning. In fact, she was the first employee the company hired back in 2002, after working for Protocase co-founders previously. She graduated in 2000 from Cape Breton University in Nova Scotia, Canada. As the Engineering and Design Services Manager, Christa manages a team of 18+ engineers and technologists who work with Protocase customers daily to provide quotes, assess the manufacturability of their designs, suggest design changes where required and finalize files for approval.

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