TIP-ON BLUMOTION: mechanical opening support

Handle-less fronts with TIP-ON now also close silently and effortlessly in the way you are accustomed to – thanks to combination with BLUMOTION

Up uThe picture shows the mechanical opening support for drawers called TIP-ON BLUMOTION. ntil recently, there were two opening support system options for handle-less fronts at Blum: mechanical with TIP-ON and electromechanical with SERVO-DRIVE. The electromechanical opening support system has always worked in combination with BLUMOTION dampening, but now we have combined the TIP-ON function with BLUMOTION dampening too.
A simple touch on the front is, as you are used to with TIP-ON, all that is needed to activate TIP-ON BLUMOTION. The BLUMOTION now activates when closing the drawer or the pull-out, ensuring a silent and effortless closing action. For the BLUMOTION function to achieve optimum functioning, the pull-outs should be loaded. The BLUMOTION does work when these are unloaded as well, but more energy (force) is required for closure.  The settings have been designed for the weight of a loaded pull-out, as is usually the case in actual living areas. 

TIP-ON BLUMOTION can be used with LEGRABOX, TANDEMBOX and MOVENTO. Assembly is simple and tool-free. No other processing steps are necessary for the cabinet, front and drawer box. With a minimum front gap of just 2.5 millimetres, TIP-ON BLUMOTION is ideal for use in kitchens, but can also be used in all other living areas. Should the pull-out or drawer ever be pulled open or pushed closed manually, TIP-ON BLUMOTION will still remain fully functional at all times.

 

TIP-ON BLUMOTION: mechanical opening support
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31 thoughts on “TIP-ON BLUMOTION: mechanical opening support

  • December 10, 2018 at 20:35
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    I need help figuring out which hardware I need. Is there someone I can speak to directly?

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    • December 11, 2018 at 11:55
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      Hello,
      Yes, you can find the right contact person for your region here

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  • January 3, 2019 at 19:41
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    Hi! Even the loaded drawers have problem closing. I mean i have to apply really substantial force to make it close and not bounce back. Is there any way to adjust the sensitivity of the closing mechanism? Any manuals for that? Thanks

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    • January 4, 2019 at 9:51
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      Hello,
      thank you for your comment. We are sorry that you have some problems with our products. From your description it sounds like you may have the wrong TIP-ON BLUMOTION unit installed in your cabinet, one that stronger than needed. You can find further information on our homepage as to which unit you need. Please note which box system product you have installed as the TIP-ON units vary from one system to the other.
      When you need any further help please don’t hesitate to come back to me. Make sure to mention which country you reside in so we can be sure you are connected to the correct customer service.

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  • May 21, 2019 at 4:14
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    Hi, I have similar problems with my drawers using TIP-ON BLUMOTION. The drawers are bouncing back; I need either to follow the drawer all the way and force it to close, or push the drawer really hard. I have 4-drawer cabinet, drawers are LEGRABOX 22″ deep, 13.5″ wide. Runners are 40kg 750.5501S. I actually tried both L1 and L3 sets: drawers are bouncing back, and need substantial force to close. Not that smooth motion that is shown on your videos. Can you please advice what can be wrong; is there way to adjust/disable bouncing back motion? Thanks!

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    • May 21, 2019 at 7:48
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      Hi Michael,
      thank you for your message. As TIP-ON BLUMOTION is a 100% mechanical solution, it requires a certain amount of kinetic energy to reactivate the springs inside the TIP-ON BLUMOTION unit for the next release.
      This is where the bouncing back comes from. However, the “weakest” unit L1 should show a lot less resistance than the L3, and as soon as the drawers are loaded with the designated content, usually the momentum when closing the drawer is sufficient to overcome the resistance of the springs.
      Could it be that your drawers are very narrow and/or are not loaded with any weight at the moment?

      Kind regards
      Matthias

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  • November 30, 2019 at 22:49
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    Hi some of my drawers only open slightly around 3cm can you please advice

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    • December 2, 2019 at 9:23
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      Hi Anna,
      we are sorry that you have some problems with our product. Our customer service will contact you.
      Kind regards
      Andrea

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  • February 1, 2020 at 22:58
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    We just installed the tip on blumotion. It closes perfectly BUT it only opens about 4 inches. We have tried multiple times…..always 4 inches. We MUST have it opening all the way. What do you suggest? Thanks for any help.

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    • February 3, 2020 at 8:03
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      Dear Ena,

      depending on the nominal length of the runner system you are using, there are one or more different “strengths” of TIP-ON BLUMOTION units. Also, it would be interesting if you have TIP-ON BLUMOTION for LEGRABOX/MOVENTO, or TANDEMBOX.
      In any case, the amount of load inside the TIP-ON BLUMOTION drawer as well as the strength of the TIP-ON BLUMOTION unit determines how far the drawer opens.
      On the following website you find our recommendation which TIP-ON BLUMOTION unit to use for which expected load: https://www.blum.com/us/en/products/motion-technologies/tip-on-blumotion/legrabox/programme/
      On the TIP-ON BLUMOTION unit housing (on the coloured nylon part of it) you’ll find a sign showing which unit is in use with your drawer. I highly suspect that your unit is simply too weak for the load and that you should use a stronger unit. If your main goal is to have it fully opened, most probably the strongest unit will be the proper one.

      Can you please send us more information about which nominal length is in use, the load capacity of the runner system, how much load you have inside the drawer and which type of TIP-ON BLUMOTION unit you are using?

      Perhaps we could also connect you with our US customer service so that they can help you find a solution step-by-step.

      Best regards
      Matthias

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  • April 10, 2020 at 1:57
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    It seems to me that when all of the comments about problems with a product are are all the same in a help forum, that the customers all bought the wrong thing. Which is what I’m reading here. I decided to try out some Movento Tip On Bluemotion, 15″ drawer slides. There is no part of the way these things operate that resembles your videos in any way. They definitely release, kind of, when you push on them. But they definitely don’t spring open. Before you tell me, like you told the person above, that my drawer is over-loaded, I’m just trying to mount them in a mock-up of a cabinet. There is nothing on them. Its not even strong enough to push out the drawer slide by more than an inch or so. Closing them is not anything like the 563’s, which I would have expected when Blum calls them “soft close.” If you just give them a push from the fully open position (which is enough to fully close the 563’s with soft close) these just bounce up against some sort of spring mechanism. You then need to push them hard over the spring mechanism.
    and then they “soft close” the last inch. The instructions on adjustments are terrible. The video you have of “troubleshooting” just seems to troubleshoot everything but your drawer slides. I’m glad I only bought one of these to test out. It seems these aren’t quite as advertised. And don’t seem ready for prime time.

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    • April 10, 2020 at 6:31
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      Hi Tom,
      we are sorry that you have some problems with our product. Our subsidiary in the US will contact you as soon as possible to find a solution for this issue.
      Kind regards
      Andrea

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    • April 14, 2020 at 12:15
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      Hi Tom,
      thank you very much for your message.
      I would like to add, that it is impossible to test the complete function of TIP-ON BLUMOTION without a drawer mounted on top. It sounds as if you tried to push on the drawer slide without a drawer on it and then, exactly, the slide will not open far. This is because of the play in the system which is necessary to compensate tolerances. As soon as a drawer is on the TIP-ON BLUMOTION slides, the play is gone and the system should work as desired.
      Andrea has forwareded your case to our customer service and hopefully they will very soon be able to clarify all questions left.

      Best regards from Austria
      Matthias

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  • April 18, 2020 at 21:11
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    Need help please: have had a new kitchen installed using Blum push to open – Tip on Blumotion with Legrabox – I think… but this was all done by kitchen guys..they are push to open and soft close but not electric.
    One drawer now won’t stay shut, bounces open again, we have tried swapping it with another drawer and it is the one in that position that bounces back ie I think it is the runners not the drawer mechanism. I am in New Zealand, please assist.

    Thanks

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    • April 20, 2020 at 6:05
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      Hi Fiona,
      thanks for the first troubleshooting steps. If I understand you correctly, you took a different drawer and put it on top of the runners which seem to re-open any time you close them.
      The TIP-ON BLUMOTION mechanisms are attached to the runner and most probably, the mechanisms are linked by means of a synchronisation linkage. Is that correct?
      So the first thing you could try is: 1. remove the drawer, 2. remove the synchronisation linkage, 3. put the drawer back on the runners and see if the self activation happens again.
      If not, we can be certain that the TIP-ON BLUMOTION units work properly and that the sync causes the issue.
      Then, push on the drawer once more so that it opens, remove the drawer and put the synchronisation linkage back in as shown in the video:
      https://youtu.be/aWK2rniJPDg?t=104
      It is crucial that the uptake for the linkage points upwards on both sides, just as seen in the video.
      Finally, put the drawer back on the runners and check the function again.

      I hope this helps, otherwise please let me know.

      Best regards
      Matthias

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  • June 19, 2020 at 4:46
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    I’m installing tip-on with several movento slides. On some drawers, i have to push twice in order to open and it opens very weakly compared to equivalent door. Some times it fixes itself, but sometimes it doesn’t. It doesn’t matter whether I include the synchronization rod or not. I can see from below that the synchronization mechanism doesn’t spin until the second push. Please advise.

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    • June 19, 2020 at 6:25
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      Hi Spencer,
      thanks for your message. My colleagues from Blum US have been informed and they will get in touch with you.
      Best regards
      Andrea

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  • June 28, 2020 at 17:36
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    Hi there. One of the two Blumotion slides on a drawer in my mother-in-law’s kitchen is very tight, causing the drawer to slam instead of closing softly. I’m not sure to adjust it. Please advise — or direct me to a handbook that could provide instructions.

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    • June 29, 2020 at 6:23
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      Hi Justin,
      thank your for your message.
      My colleagues will get in touch with you asap.
      Best regards
      Andrea

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  • July 22, 2020 at 21:20
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    Hello – I have Blumotion Tip-on Legrabox Movento fitted in my kitchen. the have functioned very well for 3 years but for some unknown reason one of the drawers is automatically releasing and springing open as it reaches the closing point. This happens when the drawer is loaded and unloaded – it also happens when i remove the drawer and activate the hinge manually – it begins to slide close softly and at the point it should cease movement – it springs open. Please tell me how to fix this. I have one other problem which is that all of the drawers that have performed very well for 3 years – are now no longer springing open – other than by 20mm – which does not even allow you to pull the drawer open (other than with your fingertips) – how can I adjust ?

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    • July 23, 2020 at 5:50
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      Hello Kevin,
      our subsidiary in the UK will contact you as soon as possible to find a solution for this issue.
      Kind regards
      Andrea

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      • August 3, 2020 at 16:27
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        I have exactly the same challenge, who can I tackle this in Denmark.

        Best regads
        Ivan

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        • August 10, 2020 at 18:17
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          Hi Ivan,

          TIP-ON BLUMOTION is quite difficult to troubleshoot for end consumers. Uneven alignment of the front gaps, as well as cabinets or drawers which are not in a 90° angle, and some other factors may result in a malfunction of the product.
          It is best if one of our specialists in Denmark gets in touch with you to troubleshoot this step by step. I have already forwarded your case and they will get back to you soon.

          Best regards
          Matthias

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  • September 8, 2020 at 3:14
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    I have a TIP-ON BlUMOTION drawer. When it closes it then immediately pops back open. I followed the advice provided to people above who had a similar issue: removing the drawer, removing the synchronization rod, and then putting the drawer back in place. It still pops back out even without the sync rod in place. I then removed the drawer from the track and tested each side independently. It appears it is the left track that is causing the drawer to pop back out. I’ve confirmed there’s nothing obstructing the track. I’ve confirmed there’s nothing that the drawer is hitting. The same behavior happens when the drawer is full, empty, or if the drawer is completely removed and I operate the left track on its own (either with the sync rod or without). Is there a way to adjust the push-to-open sensitivity to make it less sensitive? Please advise.

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    • September 8, 2020 at 6:16
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      Hello Matthew,
      thank you for your message. TIP-ON BLUMOTION cannot be adjusted, but it is possible to replace the unit with a slightly weaker one. Our customer service in the US will get in touch and assist you.
      Best regards
      Andrea

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  • September 20, 2020 at 8:34
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    Plz reply for Legrabox 40Kg and 70Kg drawer systems if equipped with Tip-On Blumotion for push opening, Does the drawer have to be FULLY opened before the drawer can be closed with a gentle push.

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    • September 21, 2020 at 10:15
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      Hi M.S.Randhawa,

      you can close TIP-ON BLUMOTION drawers any time with a little bit of momentum. The amount of momentum is determined by the TIP-ON BLUMOTION power factor (L1, L3 or L5).
      Please do not use an L1 unit with a 70kg drawer.

      Best regards
      Matthias

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  • September 25, 2020 at 21:15
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    Hi,
    we have had these drawer mechanisms installed for a year. I can only say they are not fit for purpose. A great deal of force is required to activate the “push to open” function. This product has, at no time, operated consistently. One of the spring mechanisms has broken already, I would echo previous comments in saying these shouldn’t have been passed by quality control and testing.

    D. Roach

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    • September 28, 2020 at 6:44
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      Hi D. Roach,

      I am sorry to hear that you are experiencing problems with the product. Reading that a great deal of force is required to activate it, I’d like to point out that there are several factors that could cause this issue. One might be, that bumpers have been installed although they should not be used. Depending on the drawer width, we also highly advise to use a synchronisation in order to enhance trigger behaviour.
      To get your drawer system up and running again, I’ll ask our tech support from the UK to get in touch with you and find a solution.

      Best regards
      Matthias

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  • October 19, 2020 at 21:59
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    Hello,

    After about two years, we’ve found that the mechanical opening feature on three or four of the drawers no longer operates. Is there some sort of maintenance we can do ourselves? The soft-close aspect still works fine.

    Jonathan

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    • October 20, 2020 at 11:53
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      Hi Jonathan
      actually, our fittings are maintenance free. Accordingly, if there is a malfunction, I think it would be best to provide a video to our subsidiary (http://www.blum.com/contact), so that they can troubleshoot the issue directly with you.
      They will get in touch asap.

      Best regards
      Matthias

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