TIP-ON depth adjustment

TANDEM TIP-ON: What is depth adjustment for and when do we use it?

White cabinet with TANDEM TIP-ON runnersDifferent materials are used in the manufacturing of wooden drawers, which is why each wooden drawer is individual and has slightly different lengths, widths and heights. To counteract these “production tolerances”, we have developed depth adjustment for our TANDEM runner system in connection with our TIP-ON motion technology.

This helps to ensure an optimal connection between the wooden drawer and TANDEM locking device.

 

 

To connect the TANDEM profile with the wooden drawer, there are locking positions on the TANDEM locking device to ensure the necessary grip when opening and closing. The depth adjustment ensures the runner locks securely in place (third tooth of the locking device).

The depth adjustment is made of a soft rubber material and is adaptable, which ensures that the drawer is positioned correctly on the TANDEM runner. The entire depth adjustment is fastened, tool-free, to the hook located at the end of the runner.

TANDEM TIP-ON depth adjustment assembly on a runner

TIP-ON depth adjustment
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18 thoughts on “TIP-ON depth adjustment

  • March 15, 2019 at 9:52
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    My tip on soft close does not lock close. It keeps opening. Is there an adjustment I can make to ensure the drawer stays closed?

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    • March 15, 2019 at 14:35
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      Dear Graham,

      could you please let us know if you have TIP-ON BLUMOTION or a regular TIP-ON system installed?
      The following information will help you find out which motion technology you are using exactly: https://www.blum.com/eu/en/products/news-specials/4-motiontechnologies/

      If it turns out to be TIP-ON BLUMOTION, we would need to know which kind of runner- or boxsystem you are using:
      https://www.blum.com/eu/en/products/motion-technologies/tip-on-blumotion/overview/

      Thanks in advance for providing the additional information needed so that we can help you fix the issue.

      Kind regards
      Matthias

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      • March 19, 2019 at 12:23
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        Hi Matthias

        I have the same problem and found this link searching the internet.

        I believe I have blumotion tip on. The drawer sounds like it is latching but then springs open again. I have tried adjusting the two wheels but that doesn’t make a difference. Very occasionally the drawer stays latched. Any help or ideas greatly appreciated or I will need to get my cabinet maker back as these drawers are only a year old.
        Thanks

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      • April 30, 2020 at 3:52
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        Matthias, Graham, I am having the same issue, on a six month old installation of TIP-On BLUMOTION on TANDEM BOX drawer. The RHS soft closes and then springs open so the drawer does not close. Sometimes it does close (crooked) when the LHS has been able to lock. Any help you can provide will be appreciated. Thank you – IAN (Auckland, NZ)

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        • April 30, 2020 at 6:30
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          Hi Ian,
          thank you for your message.
          The first thing you could try is to remove the synchronisation linkage. For TANDEMBOX this can be done without removing the drawer if it is not too close to the floor. Otherwise, it might be easier to remove the drawer and then remove the synchro linkage. Then, after removing the synchronisation linkage, close the drawer and push on it again to see if it works.
          If so, 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 and put the synchronisation linkage back in as shown in the video:
          https://youtu.be/tJk8FShHTUE?t=106
          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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  • March 19, 2019 at 15:08
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    I’ve just fitted 3 identical wooden drawers using tip-on (not blumotion) runners. 2 drawers work perfectly. The third has a problem that the left-hand runner doesn’t always lock and then if I press the drawer LHS to try to lock it then the RHS runner unlocks.
    I’ve tried to adjust the adjusting wheels in the tip-on but can’t get the runners to synch.
    What is the solution?

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    • March 20, 2019 at 8:37
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      Dear John,
      we are sorry that you have problems with our product. I will forward your comment to our customer service, they will help you as soon as possible. Please tell me which country you reside in so we can be sure you are connected to the correct customer service.
      Kind regards
      Andrea

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  • July 8, 2019 at 10:10
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    Hello, I have a Tip-on Blumotion drawer installed in April that has always taken more than a simple push to open. It made a kind of twang sound when it did. Now it has stopped opening automatically. We have to open the drawer below and pull it out. It closes OK though. Do I go back to the installer now or contact a local rep for service?

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    • July 8, 2019 at 10:39
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      Hello Ashley,
      I am sorry to hear that you are experiencing problems with our product.
      Our subsidiary in Australia will contact you as soon as possible.
      Kind regards
      Andrea

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  • January 23, 2020 at 10:48
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    Hello, I’ve installed the tip on and I’ve noticed it is not very powerful at pushing open the drawer. Is there anyway to increase its strength?

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    • January 24, 2020 at 11:11
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      Hi Phil,

      can you confirm that it is TIP-ON for TANDEM and not any other motion technology such as TIP-ON BLUMOTION or TIP-ON for MOVENTO / LEGRABOX?
      Thanks ina advance for the additional details.

      Best regards
      Matthias

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      • February 4, 2020 at 13:00
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        Blum MOVENTO with BLUMOTION S, full extension

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        • February 5, 2020 at 8:10
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          Hi Philip,

          if you use BLUMOTION S, it must be TIP-ON BLUMOTION (so the combination of TIP-ON and BLUMOTION dampening).
          There is also an article on the blog which is about this topic: http://ea.blum.com/en/tip-on-blumotion-2/
          Unfortunately, if I post the answer here, it might cause confusion as it is not related to TIP-ON, but TIP-ON BLUMOTION.

          I’ll send you a quick explanation via e-mail. The content of the direct message is also part of the latest answer on the aforementioned TIP-ON BLUMOTION Blog entry.

          Best regards
          Matthias

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  • July 28, 2020 at 9:54
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    I am having problems with my Movento tip on system, The tip on does not push the drawer out more than 1/2 inch at most . Also whenever the tip on is used to open the drawer the drawer does not soft close at all. I have removed the runners from the cabinet and they act the same way, whenever the tip on is used they do not close and the spring seems to have no strength.

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    • August 10, 2020 at 14:30
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      Hi Greg,

      thank you for your message. A soft close feature is only included if a MOVENTO runner is combined with TIP-ON BLUMOTION. There are also MOVENTO runners which only feature TIP-ON (with no soft close).
      However, it is highly unusual that the drawer only opens for half an inch, so that must have a different cause. (either a very short nominal length is loaded unusually heavily, or maybe the drawer is very wide and TIP-ON is not synchronised, …).
      You see, there are a couple of factors that might interfere with the desired behaviour of your MOVENTO drawer.

      One of our specialists at our US subsidiary will get in touch with you directly to discuss possible steps for error correction to optimise your MOVENTO drawer.

      Best regards from Austria
      Matthias

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  • January 5, 2021 at 4:56
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    I have a kitchen drawer that recently stopped working. It is not closing all the way. It can be pushed all way in but then come out about 15cm.

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    • January 5, 2021 at 8:09
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      Hi Su Kumar,

      thank you for your message. Can you please provide additional details? Is it a BLUMOTION, TIP-ON or TIP-ON BLUMOTION drawer?
      Usually if a drawer can not be closed all the way, the solution is simple: Some drawer contents below or at the back block the runners from fully closing. It is also possible, that some debris has found its way into the runner system. If it is TIP-ON or TIP-ON BLUMOTION, a Video of how the drawer behaves would also be really helpful, but unfortunately it is not possible to upload videos to the blog.
      In that case I would kindly ask you to talk to a local Blum representative. The contact info is found here: http://www.blum.com/contact

      In case you have been able to find a solution, I would be delighted if you could post the answer here on the blog.

      Thanks in advance and greetings from Austria
      Matthias

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