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Sliding doors dictionary

From B for Biometrics to W for Weathertightness – all the sliding doors terminology explained in simple terms.

A

Anti-finger-trap protection

The anti-finger-trap protection prevents crushing - primarily of fingers and hands - as a result of accidental closing of doors or windows.

B

Biometrics

The term is derived from ancient Greek. "Bios" meaning life and "Metron" meaning measure. Biometrics describes measurement and evaluation procedures. 

C

Control Unit

A control unit is used to bring a system from one state into another.

E

e-slide

e-slide is the name of an operating system for sliding door systems.

F

Folding sliding doors

A folding door consists of several door units. These units move onto one another when opened. In this way, a pattern of folds is created. 

H

Hollow chamber profile

Building components that feature a hollow chamber profile have inner cavities. These cavities improve the level of insulation. 

I

Infrared sensor

Infrared sensors record their immediate surroundings using infrared rays. Infrared rays are electromagnetic waves. 

I

Insulating bar

The insulating bar is a building component with windows and doors that optimises thermal insulation. 

L

Lift-and-slide doors

Lift-and-slide doors must be opened to one side or from the middle. Up to 3 tracks allow large opening widths and therefore flexibility for large glass constructions, e.g. in a conservatory. 

P

PASK

The abbreviation PASK in German stands for tilt/slide door.

S

Sliding doors

Sliding doors create a spacious atmosphere. In most homes, they can be introduced with only small structural adjustments. Sliding doors are available as parallel sliding doors, lift-and-slide doors, lift, slide and tilt doors or as folding/sliding doors, depending on their function and the situation on site.

V

Vent sizes

The vent size is based on the dimensions of a building component. For example, the size of a window unit or door unit. 

W

Weathertightness

In the case of windows and doors, fittings are critical for weathertightness. The decisive factor is the contact pressure of the vent or leaf. 

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