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VARIANT® HEAVY DUTY
Hinge systems for maximum loads of up to 400 kg
VARIANT® HEAVY DUTY
MAXIMUM LOAD CAPACITY FOR
SAFETY AND FUNCTIONALITY
The safety requirements and regulations demanded by public authorities
and builders are constantly becoming increasingly stringent.
Noise and smoke protection legislation stipulates the dimensions required
for designing doors, escape routes, fire zoning plans and functional
units. The trend in architecture towards more generous proportions
and clients’ desire for more comfort often increases the weight
and the dimensions of door elements. This increased load capacity
leads to a maximum stress on the doors and their hinge technology.
In order to cope with this continuing trend, this document provides
an overview of SIMONSWERK’s hinge systems, which fulfil these
new requirements and with regard to aesthetics as usual provide a
sophisticated solution to the tasks at hand.
ARP-MUSEUM, REMAGEN
ARCHITECTURE: Richard Meier
SIMONSWERK: VARIANT® VX
WÄLDERHAUS HAMBURG
ARCHITECTURE: Studio Andreas Heller
SIMONSWERK: VARIANT® VX
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WHEN DOES A HEAVY DOOR BECOME A HEAVY DUTY DOOR?
The door weight alone is not the decisive factor which necessitates
special measures regarding load capacity and the construction of
the hinges supporting the doors. Apart from the weight, the door
width also plays a decisive role because the lever effect requires
that the whole door hinge system is particularly stable.
Further influence factors, such as built-in revolving door leafs,
door locking mechanisms or special fitting situations, also have an
impact on the magnitude of the applied forces, and hence influence
the stress on the hinges.
KLINIKUM GROSSHADERN, MUNICH
ARCHITECTURE: German Haimerl Architekten; Munich
SIMONSWERK: VARIANT® VX; TECTUS®
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ARP-MUSEUM, REMAGEN
ARCHITECTURE: Richard Meier
SIMONSWERK: VARIANT® VX
HEAVY LOADS – MAXIMUM EXHIBITING
CAPACITY AT ARP MUSEUM
The Arp Museum at Rolandseck railway station was opened in the
district of Remagen in 2007. The museum consists of the classic
railway station building and the new building designed by the American
architect, Richard Meier, which was harmoniously integrated
into the natural environment.
In this building, the highest requirements placed on design and
function are apparent through the overwhelmingly generous
dimensions of the rooms and passages. Generous dimensions which
support the architectural concept.
Passages with such large dimensions require door systems with
large diameters, which subject hinge systems, receivers, cover
angles and frames to enormous forces.
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RESILIANT AND CONCEALED
The model variant TE 645 3D for doors in public buildings
and special function doors from the product
brand TECTUS, with its completely concealed hinges,
can carry loads of up to 300 kg for using unrebated,
heavy door elements on wooden frames.
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GUARANTEED SAFETY WITH
MAXIMUM LOAD CAPACITY
The most stringent requirements regarding load capacity, function
and design require perfectly conceived products and first-class
constructions. The following hinge systems are characterised by
their ability to provide the necessary support for the “high performance
heavy duty doors”. In order to safely and reliably fulfil the
requirements for greatest load capacity, SIMONSWERK’s hinge specialists
have developed new heavy duty hinges with load capacities
of up to 400 kg.
THE HIGH PERFORMANCE HEAVY DUTY VARIANT® VX
The increased thickness of the materials used, the specially welded
hinge knuckle and an optimised coordination with the receiver
make the knuckle hinge system VARIANT VX the ideal heavy duty
hinge. All model variants naturally have the tried-and-tested properties,
such as 3D adjustability, maintenance-free slide bearing
technology and have varied application possibilities for use with
wooden, steel and aluminium frames.
TRIPLE SYSTEM IS BEST: HINGE + RECEIVER + COVER ANGLE
The ideal combination of hinge, receiver and cover angle makes all
the difference. Because heavy loads can only be optimally spread
and error-free functioning can only be guaranteed if all components
are perfectly coordinated with each other and if their load
capacity is optimised.
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400 kg
HINGE RECEIVER COVER ANGLE LOAD CAPACITY
THE COMPONENTS OF THE VARIANT
HEAVY DUTY HINGE SYSTEM
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WELL-CONCEIVED DETAILS FOR
MAXIMUM LOAD CAPACITY
THE HINGE
For a maximum load capacity the hinge knuckle is not
only rolled but also welded together. This guarantees
that it doesn’t bend under the load.
WELDED HINGE KNUCKLE
〉〉 r educing movement
tolerances
〉〉 prevents the knuckle from
being bent open under load
VBRplus
〉〉 special welding
〉〉 guaranteed durability and
operational reliability even
in the case of 200,000
opening cycles
4 MM MATERIAL THICKNESS
more material for coping with
increased forces
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THE RECEIVER
For the perfect interaction with the receivers
as one unit with the knuckle hinge, the
receivers were reinforced for the demands
of maximum load capacity and adapted in
detail for use in a block or casing frame or in
a blind frame.
DIAGONAL SCREWING
to make the receiver
torsion-proof
COUNTERSCREWING
〉〉 countering the lateral adjustment
as counterforce
〉〉 reinforced and optimised
casing frame fixing plate
〉〉 bigger screw-on area and
improved fixing positions
THE COVER ANGLE
Through an extension of the cover angle,
stabilisation against bending is achieved
through a greater material cross section.
4 MM MATERIAL THICKNESS
more material for increased
load capacity
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HIGH PERFORMANCE HEAVY DUTY HINGE PROGRAMME
VARIANT® VX –
INDIVIDUAL COMBINATION POSSIBILITIES
When building requirements are more stringent, the coordination
of all construction components and the individual adjustment of
each of them is absolutely decisive. The VARIANT VX HIGH PERFORMANCE
heavy duty hinge programme offers the familiar flexible
possibility of combining hinge, receiver and cover angle – and hence
individual solutions.
VX 7561
VX 7939/160-4 VBRplus
for rebated heavy duty doors
HINGE RECEIVER COVER
VX 7939/160-4 FD VBRplus
for doors with acoustic seals
VX 7729/160-4 VBRplus
for unrebated heavy duty doors
VX 7531 3D
for block frames
VX 7571
VX 7591
VX 7532 3D
for casing frames
VX 7535 3D
for blind frames
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VX 7581
SERVICE – COMPREHENSIVE KNOW-HOW
FOR EVERYDAY WORKING LIFE
We would be glad to provide you with all the documents you require
for determining the right hinge system. Contact us and together we
will work out the best solution for you – from high-quality standard
elements to complex solutions.
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details and precise product descriptions, which
will make it easier for you – as a manufacturer,
distributor, specifer and planner – to choose the
right hinge system.
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VARIANT® HEAVY DUTY
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Productbrochure VARIANT® Heavy Duty, 5 800398 0 00001/1.0
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