Small details – great effect: gently, quietly closing cabinet doors,
drawers – providing cabinet furniture across the board with a feel of
luxury. With "Silent
System", Hettich has developed a soft-close system that's suitable for all
applications. Now, new solutions are being put to great effect on
side-hung and sliding doors.
Luxury feel for hinged doors
System" for hinges slows gently hinged doors closure and shuts them almost
total silence. Used on Intermat hinges, three different options provide
the luxurious feel of cushioned closure for a variety of applications:
clip-on, screw-mounting to the top or bottom carcase panel and the version
that screws to the hinge cup. Meanwhile, the die-cast zinc adapters come
in sleek, classic form with a nickel-plated surface that perfectly matches
the look of the hinge. The improved soft-close effect heightens the feel
Screwed to the hinge cup, the soft-close element is mounted in symmetry
with the hinge arm. Furniture manufacturers can fit it as standard or use
it as an optional extra.
Requiring no tools, the clip-on version is used primarily on aluminium
framed doors, or in conjunction with internal drawers. Either way, it
simply pushes onto the hinge arm – irrespective of whether doors are
mounted on the left or on the right-hand side of the cabinet. Carcase
production remains unaffected by this solution which is designed for
optional or retrofit use.
The screw-on version is fixed to the top or bottom panel of the carcase,
e.g. when used in conjunction with wide-angle hinges. Involving minimal
effort, installation can even be carried out on site by the kitchen
fitter, thereby also providing retrofit capability.
On all three versions, end-users can vary infinitely the cushioning effect
to suit their own particular preferences courtesy of a small adjusting
Reliably sliding closed
also brings a noticeable feel of luxury to sliding doors.
Different hardware systems can be equipped to not only move light,
medium-weight and heavy-weight sliding doors with perfection, but close
them gently too. Even if doors are shut energetically, they run smoothly
and reliably to the closed position.
Equipped with "Silent System", the "Top Line 22" sliding-door fitting is
slowed down over the final phase of movement, allowing sliding doors to
regardless of their weight. The soft-close unit is attached to the top
panel by means of a pre-mounted adapter.
"Silent System" also provides an added feel of luxury on the "Top Line
110", a sliding-door fitting that permits the realisation of unique design
ideas particularly in living-room furniture. Used in conjunction with this
fitting, a small, compact soft-close unit is attached to the cupboard's
Silent System adds a feel of luxury to furniture throughout the home.
Constantly enhancing the system, Hettich is setting trends where the focus
is on good design and practical functionality for the home.
1: The "Silent System" that clips onto Intermat hinges is made of die-cast
zinc and is particularly suited to aluminium frame doors. Photo: Hettich
2: "Silent System" for screw-mounting to the top or bottom panel: the new,
high-quality look goes well with the Intermat range of hinges. Photo:
4: Featuring "Silent System" technology, the "Top Line 110" sliding-door
runs smoothly and reliably to the closed position