Introducing October 2020July 27th, 2021 by Nathan Hobbs
Tying Into Automation
It’s about time that doors and windows claim their spot among automated home technologies. Thanks to Caldwell’s Enginuity systems, they can now open and close at the touch of a button or on voice command. Company officials say that by tying into home automation systems, the possibilities are endless for single-panel patio sliders and slider or hung windows to become part of green initiatives. Because the system operates with the touch of a button, it’s also an effective solution for meeting ADA requirements.
Viwinco added the Multitrack 650 Patio Door System to its lineup, which officials say is exclusive to the Southern market. The door is available with either impact or non-impact glass. Available in two-, three- and four-track configurations, the unit can be designed for traditional or pocket installation. It can also be specified with the company’s Autoslide automated operating system.
Time for Touchless
With COVID-19, automation and touchless technologies are the next major focus areas say officials for Inox. First up is its new PD97, which they say is the industry’s first sensor-controlled, motor-driven, electric mortise lock for sliding doors. The PD97 uses a sensor to automatically engage or retract with no need to touch the lock or handle. The unit is equipped with the option for an access control unit that’s activated by the wave of a hand within a 6-inch range.
Maxing Out Casements
With the Heavy Duty Hinge and Heavy Duty Encore Operator, AmesburyTruth’s Max Casement hardware system is engineered for support and operation of sashes of up to 140 lbs. Officials say that in certain situations the hardware is also capable of meeting commercial ratings. When combined with the company’s multi-point locking systems, the hardware allows for higher design pressures resulting from larger window sizes. Custom developed tie bars and keepers give maximum loading on three sides of the sash when an ATC corner drive is utilized.
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