Living / Storage: Innovative corner cabinet solution
Two drawers extend completely out of the corner.
The Swabian supplier and roll forming specialist Schock Metallwerk GmbH sees itself primarily as an engineering partner to its customers. Joint project planning often results in new market solutions with high innovation potential. A recent example from the field of kitchen installation systems is the new corner cabinet pull-out system from the Italian supplier Vibo S.p.A: Two drawers can be pulled out of the corner cabinet in succession with one single motion. This was made possible by a specially developed Schock ball bearing slide with an overlong extraction length of 200% of the closed slide length and a load capacity of 30 kg. The extremely long slide travel posed particularly high demands on lateral stability and deflection. In addition, the telescopic slides must run extremely smoothly in order to optimally support the external soft close systems. The solution was a special assembly based on a particularly robust telescopic slide model. In order to underline the value of the customer's product, soft stops were also integrated into the guides and the surfaces were provided with a powder coating in the same RAL colour as the drawers. The corner cabinet system won the Interzum Award 2019 in the highest category "Best of the Best".
The optical design of the drawer runners is one of the core competences of Schock Metall besides the individual configuration of the running characteristics: Modern fittings should best be invisible and inaudible. An attractive design surface provides real value in cases where full coverage of the guides is not possible or suitable. The extensive range of drawer slide profiles allows it to find an optimum solution for almost every application, regardless of whether a particularly long slide travel, high load capacity or lateral stability or adaptation to a given installation space is required. In many applications, Schock ball bearings are essential functional components: often invisible and inaudible, but always indispensable.
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