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Brian60

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Drawer runner type sliders
« on: August 21, 2017, 01:48:22 PM »

Like this photo. I am in need of just one of these, the snag is, I need it no longer than 75mm and a maximum of 10mm wide, so we are talking a micro fitting here. Has anyone come across similar or know where to source one please?

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Re: Drawer runner type sliders
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2017, 01:55:13 PM »


Mabey you could try having a look at Ironmongery Direct ,they sell that type of stuff .
David
PS on second thoughts I just might have one ,Ill get back later on today .
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Re: Drawer runner type sliders
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2017, 02:33:11 PM »

If you don't find anything for drawer runners have a search for linear rails or linear slide. You can get them in very small sizes.


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Re: Drawer runner type sliders
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2017, 02:48:06 PM »

Hi Brian,

Maybe a Red Herring! Google "cd linear drive" and then look at images

I am filling the gaps and assuming you want to make something move - the linear actuators may kill 2 birds with one stone.

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Re: Drawer runner type sliders
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2017, 03:03:09 PM »

Hi Brian,

Maybe a Red Herring! Google "cd linear drive" and then look at images

I am filling the gaps and assuming you want to make something move - the linear actuators may kill 2 birds with one stone.

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thanks threepio, I already have two of in the attached operating my stern doors, but to be honest they are quite weak and lots of 'float' in the nylon supporting piece, ok for my stern doors which are plasticard and are supported by runners, but my current situation I need to suspend underneath the linear rail so these are not good enough - shame as I already have 1 in the spares box. I need the precision of the bearing rail if I can.

If you don't find anything for drawer runners have a search for linear rails or linear slide. You can get them in very small sizes.


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I'll check that out  :-)) cheers Craig


Mabey you could try having a look at Ironmongery Direct ,thy sell that type of stuff .
David
PS on second thoughts I just might have one ,Ill get back later on today .
I'm liking this idea David %) but I'll check ironmongery direct just in case...

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Re: Drawer runner type sliders
« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2017, 05:34:23 PM »

Check out - Lego Technic Linear Actuator - don't know if they are up for the job - Lots on eBay without the need to take out a new mortgage


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Re: Drawer runner type sliders
« Reply #7 on: August 21, 2017, 07:07:37 PM »

Too long Derek, maximum is 75mm length. I think I've found the answer, there is a linear cd drive on aliexpress with two slide rods as well as the linear screw, so the 'carriage' runs level and true. Hey ho, just another stepper motor to add to the arduino  %%
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