Glide Slider vs Friction Slider

Date: 16-12-2020

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Rail showers are growing in popularity, particularly in healthcare applications where users need the functionality of a grab rail for mobility and support, with the versatility of a height-adjustable shower and removable handpiece.

When it comes to choosing the right Grab Rail Shower, it’s handy to know that almost any grab rail configuration can be converted into a Grab Rail Shower by adding a slider with a handset cradle. Con-Serv offers both retrofitted and factory-fitted sliders that can be installed on almost any Con-Serv grab rail ensuring users get the right shower configuration to suit their bathroom layout and support needs.


Con-Serv Sliders for Grab Rails

When mounting a hand shower on a grab rail, Con-Serv has three options available which include our retrofitted Glide Slide Cradle; and two factory-fitted cradles, the Friction Slide Cradle and Push-PullMe® Positioning Cradle with Rod.


Glide Slide Cradle

Our Glide Slide Cradle (HC 024) is a reinforced ABS handset holder that can be retrofitted to any 32mm grab rail. The cradle is sprung loaded so it can be easily positioned and tightened up against the rail. It incorporates a ClicklockTM rotating cradle-claw mechanism that allows for easy movement and positioning of the shower handpiece as it sits in the cradle.

The Glide Slide Cradle is adaptable and reliable making it one of our most popular retrofitted grab rail options. The sprung loaded mechanism technology is also utilised in our Flexible Fit Toilet Paper Holder and the Soap Dish Holder.

Easy to install, the Glide Slide Cradle is a cost-effective solution and is available in a variety of finishes including Black/Chrome, Grey/Chrome, White, Satin/Chrome, White/Gold and Antimicrobial (White).

Con-Serv Glide Slide Rail
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Friction Slide Cradle

The Con-Serv brass Friction Slide Cradle (HC 932 C) is specifically designed for people with weakened or arthritic grip. There is nothing to undo or tighten to move this cradle up or down the grab rail, the user simply moves the cradle into position with the side of their hand (see figure 2).

The cradle pivoting C hook allows for easy positioning of the showerhead and can be adjusted to meet the user’s needs.

The innovative design is extremely reliable and allows easy movement of the handset cradle up and down the grab rail. The Friction Slide Cradle is factory fitted, pre-tensioned, and arrives complete with your Grab Rail Shower.








Con-Serv Friction Glide Slide

Push-PullMe Cradle with Rod

The Push-PullMe® Cradle with Rod (PM 932 C) was developed in conjunction with Access Consultants and has been designed to meet the requirements of clause 15.5.6 (d) of Australian Standards AS1428.1 2009 Design for Access and Mobility.

Clause (d) requires “access and adjustment (of showerhead) from a seated position” to meet this standard.

When using public facilities such as a motel or sports club, often issues arise where a user will leave the showerhead in a position that is not accessible to a seated user. The Push-PullMe® Cradle with Rod (PM 932 C) addresses this issue with the inclusion of an extended rod attached to the cradle allowing equitable and dignified access to the showerhead.

The Push-PullMe® Cradle with Rod utilises the same easy-to-use slide technology as our brass Friction Slide Cradles and is recommended for fully disabled shower cubicles to ensure easy access for all users.

Factory fitted, the Push-PullMe® Cradle with Rod comes standard with all Con-Serv’s Independent Hosfab® Shower Kits or can be factory fitted to any shower kit in the Con-Serv range.



Con-Serv PushPullMe Rod


For more information on Con-Serv Sliders and Shower Systems, view our range of Healthcare Shower Systems or contact one of our Customer Service Team members on (07) 3630 5744.


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