Full extension drawer slides are installed onto aluminum extrusion framing at a right angle to create a sliding tray. Full extension slides or telescoping drawer slides improve the access and ergonomics of lifting from the tray. The drawer slides and extrusions are from Misumi (similar to 80/20.) Aluminum extrusion brackets are used to attach the slides to an extrusion at a right angle.

The machine used as an example is a plant imaging or plant phenotyping instrument, where operators will lift several hundred heavy trays into position each day. Researchers use information collected from this machine to measure treatments to improve food production including yield and stress tolerance.