Published On: Thu, Jun 1st, 2017

The latest version of Schueco’s ASS 77 PD.HI Sliding Door has new innovations

Britain’s leading building envelope specialist, Schueco UK, has announced the introduction of a new, updated version of its manually operated panoramic sliding door system, the Schueco ASS 77 PD.HI. Innovations include an integrated, full-height handle that improves the appearance of the door and makes it easier to open and close. The system is also equipped with an optimised locking concept that makes use of spring-loaded mushroom heads.

There are new designs, in particular a 90o all-glass corner without a mullion, and new bi-parting four-pane versions with two sliding leaves and two fixed or four sliding leaves. In addition, the overall level of thermal insulation has been improved, with Uw values from 0.96 W/m2K with triple glazing now being delivered as standard. Installation of the Schueco ASS 77 PD.HI system is also significantly simpler thanks to a reduced outer-frame installation height of 58 mm and the ability to install the frame in buildings with minimal installation space at the side.

Newly introduced system-specific software assists designers in the calculation of asymmetrical units and modular solutions, while a new space-saving fabrication aid increases the bonding quality and reduces fabrication time of the glazing units in the workshop.  The glass panes can now be fitted to their frames in a vertical position rather the traditional horizontal method which uses up much more factory floor area during the 24-hour curing process. And to assist with installation, new adjustment devices are now available for the outer frame without removal of the glass panels.  This is a great benefit where there may be subsequent ceiling deflection.