Rollers and Tracks: The shower enclosure has rollers that are attached to the glass panels. These rollers move within tracks that are installed at the top and bottom of the enclosure. The tracks guide the movement of the glass panels as they slide open or closed.
Dampers: The soft closing effect is achieved through dampers or buffers that are integrated into the sliding system. These dampers are usually hydraulic or pneumatic devices that provide resistance to the movement of the glass panels as they approach the fully closed position.
Smooth Closing: When the user pushes the glass panel to close the shower enclosure, the slow closing mechanism engages. As the panel approaches the closed position, the dampers create resistance against the movement, slowing down the sliding motion. This results in a controlled and smooth closing of the glass panel.
Prevention of Slamming: The primary purpose of the slow closing mechanism is to prevent the glass panel from slamming shut. The dampers absorb the kinetic energy of the moving panel, reducing the impact when the panel reaches the closed position. This not only prevents noise and potential damage to the glass but also adds a sense of luxury and quality to the shower enclosure.
Enhanced Safety: The slow closing mechanism reduces the risk of accidental finger trapping between the moving glass panel and the stationary panel or wall. This makes the shower enclosure safer, especially in households with children.
Longevity of Hardware:** The controlled and gentle closing motion helps extend the lifespan of the hardware components, such as the rollers, tracks, and dampers. The reduced impact minimizes wear and tear over time.
Luxurious Feel: The soft closing feature adds a touch of elegance and luxury to the shower enclosure. It enhances the overall user experience and contributes to a more premium feel in the bathroom.
Noise Reduction: The slow closing mechanism significantly reduces the noise produced when closing the shower enclosure. This can be particularly beneficial in shared living spaces or during early mornings or late nights when noise sensitivity is high.
User-Friendly: The ease of use and smooth operation of the slow closing mechanism make the shower enclosure more user-friendly for people of all ages.