Research and Development

Research and Development Test Wall
Research and Development Operator Testing

Roto North America has an in-house R&D department that is supported by the vast resources of the Roto Group world-wide. Whether we are looking to design a new product for an existing product line, or collaborate with a specific customer for a contract manufacturing project, our team is ready to assist.

A few examples of recent, innovative, new product introductions include:

  • Casement Corner Drive (CCD) System: a simple “add-on” to Roto’s current lock bar layout, the CCD can drive the performance of a casement window to DP90 or higher, while increasing the pull-in (tighter seal) and security (extra lock point) at the head of the window.
  • X10 casement lock-out crank handle: Roto evaluated all of the “nesting” crank handles in the market, and learned that all tend to “collapse” when a user is cranking open/close a casement window. The lock-out crank handle provides a stable crank motion for the user, resulting in enhanced ease of operation.

In addition to designing and manufacturing hardware, Roto has an in-house test wall that provides the capability to benchmark performance of a customer’s window or door, in advance of official testing with an AAMA approved laboratory.