Radial Aerospace Ltd is a joint venture between Set Square Investments (trading as Sliding Systems) UK and Radia SRL, Italy. This facilitates the design, manufacture and global distribution of unique components specified within aircraft interior stowage; specifically seating motion control. The highly advanced Turin manufacturing facility is accredited to AS9100-D. Our design engineers are based in the UK, Italy, Germany and Taiwan with 30 years’ experience of managing turnkey projects within the space, aerospace and defence sectors.
Unlike many telescopic and linear products from a furniture or vehicle background, our products have been designed, approved and tested for aerospace applications and are manufactured in our AS9100 accredited factory in Italy.
Aluminium Radial Slides have been developed with a unique crossed roller bearing system which makes full length contact in the ball race and eradicates soft material/hard ball bearing brinelling problems. One key feature of using rollers instead of conventional ball bearings is that the space between the beams is minimal and this offers good protection from outside contamination. Cross roller bearings have a high resistance to migration under vibration, unlike standard ball bearings. The higher load capacity slides have heavy duty die spring end stops as standard to absorb impact under demanding conditions.
The newly launched Aero slides are made from aerospace grade 7075 T6 alloy, with all 316 stainless steel components. They have integrated spring stops and a unique wiper system to remove dirt ingress from the raceways: Specifically deigned for emergency & military vehicles.
Cross roller bearings are best suited to aircraft seating where offset loads and point contact stresses can cause significant indentation in the ball race and subsequent slide failure. The slides have a high torque resistance, no lateral play and absolutely zero bearing migration. The larger profiles can take considerable loading and with the option of 100 and 120% extension, are rigid enough support drawers/pump carriers to 4000N. The benefit also being that the aluminium beams offer a considerable weight saving to steel and are corrosion resistant, thus negating the need to specify expensive, full stainless steel sections. Roller bearings are manufactured from hardened steel with a chromium plate surface protection. The radial slides work well with our non-corrosive handles, locks and tilting drawers.
Radial slides are now available manufactured from high performance aircraft grade alloys with precise machined raceways. Supplied in black hard anodized finishes or to customer specific designs. These high-performance slides have been extensively tested in the aircraft seating market to 60,000 cycles under full load.
The slides have been used extensively in military airborne racking applications where lightweight designs are subject to shock and vibration. They are excellent for upgrades in the field, where a retrofittable product is required to fit into an existing space profile, in the event of ball bearing slide failure.
We also have our Professional Slide range and Ultio 8027 ball bearing slides in aluminium, which feature all corrosion resistant components for use in humid and wet locker conditions.
The aluminium slides, both cross roller and ball bearing, are sold per single unit and not per pair.
All The Slides Have Links To Our Own Secure Online Site For Pricing & Purchase - Click 'Buy Online' below each product to see your selection in our ProMounts store.
The company is committed to Total Quality Management
The Quality Management System ISO 9001 System is applicable to Sliding Systems and Radial Aerospace design assembly and sales of precision slides to the Aerospace & Defence industry and for other applications.
The highly advanced Turin manufacturing facility is accredited to AS9100-D
View our accreditation for "THE DESIGN AND MANUFACTURE OF MOVEMENT SYSTEMS AND MOTION TRANSMISSION FOR THE AEROSPACE INDUSTRY" HERE
View our ISO 9001 Certificate approved by Approachable Certification HERE
We are market leaders for the global distribution of telescopic slides, drawer slides and linear rails to facilitate the sliding, transfer and withdrawal of loads from a few kilo’s up to 4,000kg. This is the widest range of single sourced products available anywhere in the world. To compliment this, we also have a comprehensive range of tool-mounts, drawer systems and boat chandlery for safe stowage of equipment in transit.
Sliding Systems and Radial Aerospace have three key manufacturing facilities in Europe, whilst representing trusted global brands as their supply chain partner, investing in high levels of stock at our UK warehouse. The ProMounts web-shop enables our entire range of products to be purchased in all major currencies, supported by an established logistics network facilitating same day despatch of stock to anywhere in the world….whether it is for a global OEM or home use.
Production lead-times are short and supported by experienced engineers who can offer turn-key design support for almost any sliding solution. Most of our products have CAD 3D step files to assist the design process.
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Radial Aerospace engineers have the experience to guide you through the selection process of choosing the right telescopic slide for your application. We have the widest selection of telescopic and drawer slides available, anywhere, from a few kilos to well over 2,000kg across multiple ranges specifically designed to anticipate almost every demand.