Friction Drawer Slides

Jonathan Engineered Solutions is an ISO 9001 & AS 9100 certified manufacturer of Aluminum, Steel, and Stainless Steel, Solid Bearing Slides. Jonathan produces a wide range of products within this category. Solid bearing, also known as friction slides or non-ball bearing rails, are an alternative to use when ball bearing slides are not recommended, or when a potential issue could arise from loose ball bearings that may be caused from mis-alignment during re-assembly. Jonathan Solid Bearing Slides provide a precision smooth motion, provides interchangeable inner members, full travel potentials, and has a thin cross section capable of handling loads typical of thicker ball bearing slide profiles. Jonathan Aluminum Solid Bearing Slides are a rugged and durable product that can meet and exceed today’s harshest military and environmental conditions, including MIL-901 specifications. Jonathan aluminum drawer slides are also versatile product that can be easily customized to meet your needs. Jonathan Steel and Stainless Steel Solid Bearing Slides are a durable and economical solution for a variety of application where the presence of ball bearings could pose a hazard or safety issue. Jonathan Solid bearing slides are completely customizable and also capable of drop in replacements to competitor’s solid bearing products.

Friction Drawer Slide Applications / Industries
Industries include.

  • US Navy
  • US Airforce
  • US Army
  • Transportation
  • Emergency Vehicles
  • Commercial Aerospace
  • Electronics
  • Mobile Electronics
  • Sheet metal cabinet drawers
  • Medical
  • Vending & Kiosks
  • Appliances
  • Displays
  • General purpose
  • Universal

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Solid Bearing Slide Applications:

  • Naval and commercial ships
  • Communication equipment
  • Ruggedized rack mounted servers
  • Portable Transit cases
  • Ruggedized laptops computers
  • Commercial and business aircraft
  • Military vehicles and MRAP's
  • Fire Truck and Ambulance drawers
  • Bus/Truck storage and battery
  • Portable electronics
  • Tool Storage
  • Door stays
  • Electronic rack applications
  • Clean room drawers
  • Parts bin storage
  • Medical carts
  • Vending Machines
  • Low physical weight
  • Non-ball bearing requirements

Materials, Finishes, and Testing for Solid Bearing Slides

Aluminum drawer slides are manufactured in high strength aluminum and anodized with MIL-A-8625A, Type II, and Class 1 finish. The intermediate channel is finished with a durable dry film lubricant. Carbon Steel slides manufactured using cold rolled steel and finished with commercial zinc finish, RoHS compliant. Stainless Steel slides are manufactured from 304 series stainless steel with Passivated finish. Optional finishes and customization are available for all of Jonathan solid bearing slides. Testing capabilities include continuous cycle, static and proof loading, load life, pull force, side force resistance, or destructive.

Contact Us for Friction Drawer Slides

Should you have any questions or customization needs, please feel free to contact Jonathan Engineered Solutions directly at 714-665-4400.

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