The new generation Actro 5D drawer runner
Generously sized drawers and narrow reveals are the mark of today’s high-end furniture lines.
This calls for high performing drawer runners which, even when heavily laden, reliably demonstrate strength and stamina: Hettich’s new Actro 5D runner for wooden drawers ensures perfectly aligned front panels with a look of absolute precision.
Large, handleless fronts coalesce into one homogeneous surface on which the uninterrupted wood decor is left to unfurl its full visual impact.
Top performance for large format furniture design
Additional convenient features also mean that Actro 5D significantly broadens creative flexibility for handleless furniture design: fitted with Push to open Silent, wooden drawers open with effortless ease in response to a mere tap on the front panel, leaving them to close again softly and silently.
Thanks to effective multisynchronisation beyond cabinet body width, the system can also be used for extra wide front panels across two wooden drawers: a light press at any point on the XXL front reliably triggers the opening function every time.
Hettich has further solutions for out of the ordinary fitting situations in the kitchen or bathroom: a flexible adapter can be used for asymmetrically shaped drawers and, wherever a U bend is in the way, a bypass adapter guarantees full functionality from push to open Silent for the wooden drawer.
Specifically for pull-out shelves, the Actro 5D also provides a retaining function that prevents the shelf from sliding back in unintentionally.
Front panel adjustment and handling easier than ever
The latest Actro 5D product generation has been consistently optimised for fast, straightforward installation and front panel adjustment.
5 way adjustment is tool-less and completely intuitive: the front panel can be adjusted vertically, laterally and in depth simply by touch and without detaching the drawer.
The tilt and radial adjusters behind the drawer rear panel are easy to grip by undoing the drawer and pulling it forward a short distance on the runner.
Easily responding to customer wishes
With the Actro 5D generation, Hettich has made its successful platform system yet more accommodating: the Actro 5D’s cabinet body drilling pattern is identical to the one used by the new AvanTech YOU drawer platform.
This now means it’s only one small step to the many design options provided by the innovative drawer system that fits on the Actro YOU (up to 40 kg / 70 kg) and Quadro YOU (up to 30 kg) runners.
Particular advantage: these two runner systems can also be used under wooden drawers with identical dimensions whenever adjusting front panel height is all that’s necessary from a construction and design aspect.
This means the versatile platforms from Hettich make it easy for industry and fabricators to secure a strong position in different furniture segments while matching value for money to whatever their customers want.
As an acknowledged brand, Hettich – Technik für Möbel has become a hallmark of excellence across the globe. Hettich was founded in 1888 and is today one of the world’s largest and most successful manufacturers of furniture fittings.
The company’s headquarters are in Kirchlengern at the heart of furniture cluster East Westphalia. It is the largest employer in the district.
Hettich operates on markets across the globe with its production sites, branch offices and agencies in Europe, America and Asia. Over 6,700 members of staff in almost 80 countries work together towards the objective: developing intelligent technology for furniture. With it, Hettich fascinates people across the globe and is a valuable partner to the furniture industry, retailers and the trades.
Among the products Hettich develops, manufactures and sells are drawer and runner systems, hinges as well as folding and sliding door fittings. These products provide convenient and reliable operation in millions of furniture applications across the globe, be it in homes, offices, hospitals, shops or hotels.
The company acts as a source of ideas and trendsetter – without solutions from Hettich, many design developments in furniture would simply not be possible. With its innovative products, Hettich time and again sets standards in functionality, quality and convenience in kitchen, bathroom, office, living room and bedroom furniture.
The Hettich brand stands for consistent values: for quality and innovation. For reliability and closeness to customers. Despite its size and international significance, Hettich has remained a family owned business and is now in its fourth generation.
Permanent commitment to quality management, environmental management, occupational health and safety, chemical compliance and corporate social responsibility is part of the corporate culture that Hettich practises. Acknowledged seals of approval and certificates are testimony to the manufacturer’s high standard of quality and safety.
Source and photos: Hettich
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