Kawneer launches a new level in ventilation


Kawneer joins forces with GEZE UK to launch a superior ventilating window

Superior automated ventilation for all types of projects is now available through a joint venture between leading architectural aluminium systems supplier, Kawneer, and GEZE UK, a leading manufacturer of door and window control systems and safety technology.

Kawneer's AA720 parallel opening window now combines with GEZE's award-winning Slimchain window drive system to provide effective ventilation around the entire window perimeter without detriment to safety and security, regardless of sector.

The AA720 window already had proven thermal performance, achieving U-values of 1.5 W/m2K for a CEN sized window with a warm edge spacer, offering exceptional levels of natural ventilation and air exchange, with a 86mm clear opening restriction as standard.

Now, the new and innovative CE-marked assisted-opening system has been fully tested to the PAS 24:2012 enhanced security performance standard as well as BS 6375 Part 1 (weather) and Part 2 (strength).

Slimchain is part of GEZE's range of window drives which share a uniform, discreet design and innovative Smart fix installation system. It is adaptable enough to fulfil completely-diverse requirements relating to loads, upstroke lengths of up to 800mm, opening widths up to 1500mm wide and 2400mm high, and the widest range of types of installation.

The new system for new-build and refurbishment projects offers more-versatile design options than other solutions as Slimchain can be used on windows up to 400kg - a significant weight handling advantage over competitor products. Its intelligent electronics allow continuously adjustable drive strokes and individual speeds.

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The AA720 + Slimchain window is backed with full support from Kawneer's and GEZE's technical, estimating and design teams as well as the reassurance of extensive testing of a totally-integrated assisted opening system.