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Creating High-performance Building Elements with Roto

“Roto designs hardware technology to suit the purposes for which the building was constructed – considering every room – every building element – its ideal function,” explains Eberhard Mammel, Head of Product Marketing and Product Adaptation at Roto. He added that during BAU 2023, Roto focused on demonstrating the added value of this approach. “Our exhibits were intended to make this evident to all visitors immediately.” Accordingly, all hardware solutions were displayed in typical building elements or specific building and room scenarios.

The mock-up hotel at the booth symbolized commercial buildings, where rooms need to be designed efficiently. For this reason, sliding windows and doors are increasingly being incorporated into schools and hospitals.

The “Roto Patio Inowa” sliding hardware enables sliding windows and doors to be produced in any size with a sash weight of up to 882 lbs. (400 kg). The innovative hardware technology ensures that even large and heavy elements are easy and convenient to operate. Furthermore, the new robust roller unit with integrated brushes and durable, smooth-running rollers ensures safe weight transfer. The height adjustment of -.04 in. (-1 mm) to +.12 in. (+3 mm) on the espagnolette side also ensures flexible installation.

In all the “Inowa” weight classes, the closing movement perpendicular to the frame profile showcases “smart sliding.” Retrofittable and combinable “Soft” functions for mechanically controlled, braked, opening and closing add additional operating comfort. The use of new ball bearing control cams also makes “Patio Inowa” sliding elements convenient to operate.

Outward opening entry doors are more frequently used in commercial buildings than in residential ones. Inward opening aluminum doors with the “Roto Solid C” concealed door hinge require little additional mounting equipment and another height adjustment module in order to transform into outward opening doors. The FixClick function of the “Solid C” hinges is also convenient thanks to the audible engagement of the hinges, enabling the doors to be mounted quickly and securely. The height is also easy to adjust via a single adjustment point.

All hardware solutions presented in Munich are integrated into the “Roto City” online platform. Interested parties are now able to view these solutions virtually and discuss them during a consultation with the Roto sales team.

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