Developed with the needs of the fabricator firmly in mind, the Schueco AvanTec SimplySmart range successfully combines contemporary design with functionality in use and includes a world first: a fully concealed fitting which allows a window to open a full 180o (previously, 90o was the maximum possible angle of opening).
Another benefit is that Schueco AvanTec SimplySmart fittings deliver high corrosion resistance right across the range, with core parts protected to Grade 5 EN 1670, making them suitable for use outdoors in exceptionally severe conditions.
But for fabricators, perhaps the key advantage of the new Schueco AvanTec range is that the actual installation process has been made as fast and as intuitive as possible.
This is shown most clearly in new clip-on technology which enables Schueco AvanTec SimplySmart fittings to be directly installed without preparation to the vent corners. This means that concealed functional components – such as corner pivots, stays or locking rollers – can be put in place without the use of tools, resulting in savings in fabrication time.
Additional efficiencies in such time-critical fabrication processes as the insertion of the centre gasket and the glazing rebate insulation, streamlines the production of windows and enables further time savings to be made without the need to compromise on quality.
As might be expected, the fittings are extremely robust and can support vents with a maximum size of 1700 mm wide x 2100 mm high and 1000 mm wide x 2500 mm high. Specific fittings are available for tilt/turn systems weighing up to 130 kg,160 kg and 200 kg. Now even large opening windows with heavy triple glazing or sound insulation units are possible. A variety of finishes and handles, with or without key-locking, are available.
As a result of their advanced design, Schueco AvanTec SimplySmart fittings can also be used to retrofit existing window units with additional security if required delivering burglar-resistance up to RC 2 of EN 1670.
Finally, the range includes a number of ancillary products that have been designed to improve safety. These include opening limiters, stays and turn locks. Schueco AvanTec SimplySmart fittings have already won a 2014 IF Product Design Award.
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