aluPilot accelerates fitting work for assembly of an aluminium window by up to 10 minutes Available as a turn, tilt-turn or tilt before turn fitting system, it is suitable for a wide variety of windows with an aluminium standard rebate. aluPilot also accommodates the increasing demand for burglary protection. With the fitting certified according to QM 328, anti-burglary windows in classes RC2 to RC3 can be realised.
The available selection consists of the surface-mounted variant aluPilot Concept, the fully concealed fitting aluPilot Topstar and aluPilot Control, a system that monitors the opening and closing of windows in accordance with VdS classes B and C. All three variants are ideal for the manufacture of windows that meet high aesthetic demands in large formats in line with current trends. They can be used for construction of the widest variety of window shapes - including double-sash windows. In June 2017 the programme will be supplemented with a solution for large and very heavy windows: aluPilot Giant is designed for turn-tilt windows with a sash weight of up to 200 kg and turn windows with a sash weight of up to 300 kg.
Expediting fitting time
The aluPilot fitting considerably reduces assembly time during window building due to the low number of components, among other things. Unlike conventional systems, the fittings are not inserted in the rebate after opening beforehand. Instead they are inserted into the rebate directly from the front using a convenient assembly lever. Only a Torx TX-25 is used for the fastening of the fitting parts and it is adjusted with a 4mm Allen wrench. The fittings can be disassembled just as easily, if necessary.
Free punching of the sash fitting groove is also unnecessary with aluPilot. This also cuts down on fabrication time. With aluPilot, entire work steps such as measuring, cutting to length and punching of connecting rods are also omitted, because seven different fixed lengths of drive rods are used
In addition to the advantages for production and assembly on site, aluPilot offers an innovative packaging concept for simplified warehousing. Basic cartons with size-independent components or as large package units for industrial window builders. As a result, the work involved with handling the individual fitting parts is reduced, components are protected during transport and there is less waste left over.
Burglary resistance with less work
Burglary-resistant windows with a rating of up to RC3 can be realised with aluPilot. Retrofitting of a window with anti-burglary protection is also possible. In addition to a locking handle, it is only necessary to install security keeps and an additional locking point and anti-gear-drilling protection in order to equip an aluPilot fitting to RC2 standards. The fitting system was merely supplemented with an additional component for resistance class RC3. The result is a considerable boost in value with little work.
The aluPilot Topstar concealed fitting is compatible with heavy windows weighing up to 180 kg. aluPilot Concept surface-mounted fittings can accommodate sash weights of up to 130 kg. Winkhaus will continue development of the system in the coming months. Then it will be possible to accommodate even greater weight classes for windows.
Sales through system integrators
Because Winkhaus is a partner of system integrators, the new fittings for aluminium windows are designed to meet their requirements and demands. Therefore, sales take place exclusively through system integrators.