Schüco Façade Systems FWS

Architectural freedom in planning and execution

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Schüco Façade Systems FWS

Architectural freedom in planning and execution

Today, modern, sustainable architecture goes far beyond maximum energy efficiency. The most slimline of appearances, the highest quality design and the perfect integration of functional elements together with optimum performance are also included in the features of contemporary aluminium façade systems. Schüco has met these high requirements with a new comprehensive platform concept for aluminium mullion/transom façades – Schüco Façade Systems FWS (Façade Wall System). It offers developers a new dimension of design freedom combined with the best performance characteristics and cost-effective construction.

Schüco FWS 35 PD

Maximum transparency due to minimal face widths – the new generation of Schüco FWS 35 PD aluminium mullion/transom façade features extremely slender profiles at just 35 mm wide.

New, extremely slim façade design for almost frameless transparency!

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This entry is a facade system with a mere 35mm profile, minimal and elegant without compromising on the quality of thermal insulation and security. Schüco is a very experienced manufacturer in this field, and has channeled their experience and knowledge into this product.

The jury's statement

Schüco - FWS 35 PD

To meet the highest standards, transparent architecture needs more than just generous areas of glass. It only reveals its immaculate character in conjunction with modest, puristic profile systems. Schüco is closing this gap between aesthetic and slimline requirements with the Schüco FWS 35 PD Panorama Design façade. The aluminium façade offers a reduced face width of 35 mm – and thereby fulfils thermal insulation values to passive house standard.

Product benefits

Energy

  • Passive house-certified system with new isolator technology for reliable fabrication:
    Uf values as low as 0.90 W/(m²K)
  • Two thermal insulation standards: HI and SI isolators available
  • Triple glazing with a glass thickness of up to 50 mm is possible

Design

  • Aluminium façade system solution with extremely narrow face widths of only 35 mm
  • Three drainage levels for maximum design flexibility
  • Schüco AWS windows in different variants can be integrated as insert units
  • Schüco AWS 114 SG.SI façade windows can be used as a slimline, outward-opening, parallel-opening or projected top-hung system

Automation

  • Integration of the Schüco AWS window series with Schüco TipTronic fitting

Security

  • Burglar resistance to RC 2
  • System articles for transferring glass loads of up to 250 kg per transom, up to 400 kg with the Heavy Duty transom

Fabrication benefits

  • Uniform gasket system for the entire system platform based on the gasket heights of 9 mm, 11 mm and 13 mm on the inside as well as 5 mm on the outside

  • Prefabricated pressure plate, including gasket and insulating foam: economical fabrication with minimal preparation

  • Innovative, patented system articles for secure installation of glass and fixing of the pressure plate

  • New type of glazing rebate reduction profiles and ventilated spandrel profiles with simple clip-on technology and optimised sealing for reliable and clean fabrication

  • Innovative system for continuous attachment to the building structure: reliable ventilation and drainage of the façade where attached to the building structure, making for very efficient installation close to the ground


Schüco FWS 50

Schüco Façade FWS 50 – the logical development of the tried and trusted Schüco Mullion/Transom Façade FW 50⁺. In terms of design freedom and thermal insulation, it offers a wide range of options for the implementation of vertical façades and skylight constructions.

Combines very simple fabrication with optimum energy efficiency to passive house standard

Schüco Façade FWS 50

The Schüco Façade FWS 50 sets new standards in fabrication and energy efficiency. The development of the proven systems concentrated in particular on optimising fabrication in the workshop and on the building site. New, prefabricated system components ensure considerably quicker and therefore more efficient fabrication processes, for example, in the workshop.

The Schüco FWS 50 façade offers architects a rich variety of design options in the standard face widths – including the passive house-certified SI version.

Very heavy panes will be even easier to fabricate in future thanks to the new range of glazing supports – combined with a greater load transfer at the same time.

A new kind of cable guide system immediately guarantees the metal fabricator that the electrical components can be integrated securely into the mullion/transom façade.

Product benefits

Energy

  • Passive house-certified SI system with new isolator technology: Uf values as low as 0.70 W/(m²K)
  • New HI isolator: Uf values as low as 0.9 W/(m²K)
  • Complete solutions for the integration of Schüco BIPV systems

Design

  • Integration of diverse insert units:
  • Units from the Schüco AWS, ADS and ASS systems
  • Schüco AWS 114 SG.SI façade windows as outward-opening, parallel-opening or projected top-hung windows
  • Combination with the new Schüco FWS 60 CV ribbon window enables the narrowest profile dimensions for turn/tilt units

Automation

  • New cable guide system for simple, secure installation and commissioning of mechatronic components with an alternating voltage of up to 230 V:
  • Rear cable duct on mullion enables flexible installation of cable guides directly during installation or afterwards
  • Additional components for the safe penetration of attachment areas and panels
  • Integration of Schüco AWS 114 as projected top-hung or parallel-opening windows: large-scale, automated window solutions that are connected to the building management system possible for standard and SHEVS applications
  • Insert outer frame profiles for integration of the Schüco AWS window series with Schüco TipTronic fitting

Security

  • Burglar resistance tested to RC 3

Enhanced functions

  • New range of glazing supports for combining maximum weights with very simple fabrication

Fabrication benefits

  • Innovative SI isolator with a hard core: for secure screw guidance, damage-free transport and efficient fabrication

  • Uniform gasket system for the entire system platform based on the gasket heights of 9 mm, 11 mm and 13 mm on the inside as well as 5 mm on the outside

  • New type of glazing rebate reduction profiles and ventilated spandrel profiles with simple clip-on technology and optimised sealing for reliable and clean fabrication

  • All main pressure plates with the same contours in future, including the necessary insulation materials (Standard, HI and SI): prefabricated solution for economical fabrication with minimal preparation work required, doubling the Ix value whilst retaining virtually the same profile weight optimises structural properties

  • Innovative system for continuous attachment to the building structure: reliable ventilation and drainage of the façade where attached to the building structure, making for very efficient installation close to the ground


Schüco FWS 60

Schüco Façade FWS 60 – the logical development of the tried and trusted Schüco FW 60⁺ mullion/transom façade. In terms of design freedom and thermal insulation, it offers a wide range of options for the implementation of vertical façades and skylight constructions.

Combines very simple fabrication with optimum energy efficiency to passive house standard

Schüco Façade FWS 60

The Schüco Façade FWS 60 sets new standards in fabrication and energy efficiency. The development of the proven systems concentrated in particular on optimising fabrication in the workshop and on the building site. New, prefabricated system components ensure considerably quicker and therefore more efficient fabrication processes, for example, in the workshop.

The Schüco FWS 60 façade offers architects a rich variety of design options in the standard face widths – including the passive house-certified SI version.

Very heavy panes will be even easier to fabricate in future thanks to the new range of glazing supports – combined with a greater load transfer at the same time.

A new kind of cable guide system immediately guarantees the metal fabricator that the electrical components can be integrated securely into the mullion/transom façade.

Product benefits

Energy

  • Passive house-certified SI system with new isolator technology: Uf values as low as 0.70 W/(m²K)
  • New HI isolator: Uf values as low as 0.9 W/(m²K)
  • Complete solutions for the integration of Schüco BIPV systems

Design

  • Integration of diverse insert units:
  • Units from the Schüco AWS, ADS and ASS systems
  • Schüco AWS 114 SG.SI façade windows as outward-opening, parallel-opening or projected top-hung windows
  • Combination with the new Schüco FWS 60 CV ribbon window enables the narrowest profile dimensions for turn/tilt units

Automation

  • New cable guide system for simple, secure installation and commissioning of mechatronic components with an alternating voltage of up to 230 V:
  • Rear cable duct on mullion enables flexible installation of cable guides directly during installation or afterwards
  • Additional components for the safe penetration of attachment areas and panels
  • Integration of Schüco AWS 114 as projected top-hung or parallel-opening windows: large-scale, automated window solutions that are connected to the building management system possible for standard and SHEVS applications
  • Insert outer frame profiles for integration of the Schüco AWS window series with Schüco TipTronic fitting

Security

  • Burglar resistance tested to RC 3

Fabrication benefits

  • Innovative SI isolator with a hard core: for secure screw guidance, damage-free transport and efficient fabrication

  • Uniform gasket system for the entire system platform based on the gasket heights of 9 mm, 11 mm and 13 mm on the inside as well as 5 mm on the outside

  • New type of glazing rebate reduction profiles and ventilated spandrel profiles with simple clip-on technology and optimised sealing for reliable and clean fabrication

  • All main pressure plates with the same contours in future, including the necessary insulation materials (Standard, HI and SI): prefabricated solution for economical fabrication with minimal preparation work required, doubling the Ix value whilst retaining virtually the same profile weight optimises structural properties

  • Innovative system for continuous attachment to the building structure: reliable ventilation and drainage of the façade where attached to the building structure, making for very efficient installation close to the ground


Schüco FWS 60 CV

The blend of form and function – maximum transparency thanks to vents that resemble fixed fields from the outside and thermal insulation values that achieve passive house standard.

Maximum transparency, the narrowest of face widths and maximum functionality

Schüco Façade FWS 60 CV

Ever-increasing demands for sound insulation and thermal insulation have led in recent years to ever more solid window profiles. It seemed that technical requirements could not be combined with a consistently elegant frame system. With the Schüco FWS 60 CV (Concealed Vent) façade system, Schüco has now found a solution for ribbon windows that combines the narrowest face widths with maximum functionality and the best possible thermal insulation. The innovative system generates maximum transparency due to the seamless integration of vent and load-bearing structure: fixed fields and opening units are indistinguishable from the outside. Only on the inside do a slender, flat shadow gap and the window handle betray the presence of the opening units.

Two basic depths combined with the attachment to building structure suitable for individual use allow for the widest possible range of applications that are very easy to install: from traditional and storey-height ribbon windows to punched openings. The Schüco AvanTec SimplySmart fittings system with the new, fully profile-integrated comfort fitting means that turn/tilt windows can also be used for large glass weights. Whether for existing buildings or newbuilds, Schüco FWS 60 CV elegantly increases the visual appeal of the property whilst also maximising thermal insulation values.

RED DOT AWARD: Best of the Best 2017

The "Red Dot Award: Product Design 2017" quality label is recognised worldwide as a benchmark for outstanding design solutions.
The 40-strong judging panel also chose the Schüco FWS 60 CV HD façade system with mechatronic TipTronic fittings to receive the "Red Dot: Best of the Best 2017“ award, the highest honour in that category. In total, some 5500 products were submitted from 54 countries.

With this system solution, aesthetics and technology merge in perfect symbiosis. The high level of transparency for the floor-to-ceiling window glazing in this system is utterly spectacular. Thanks to the reduction of the frame profile, the glazing and window vent create a uniform look that enriches any architecture. This is a complex yet extremely successful contribution that has won over the entire jury.

The jury's statement

Product benefits

Energy

  • Ucw value of 0.85 W/(m²K) for unit dimensions, for example, of 1.2 m x 2.5 m with a Ug value of 0.7 W/(m2K)
  • Uf value of up to 1.5 W/(m²K) including screw factor with 50 mm glass

Design

  • Slender profiles with an identical external appearance of the vents and fixed fields
  • Fusion of vent and load-bearing structure: additional insert outer frame not required
  • Vent and outer frame flush-fitted on the inside with minimal shadow gap
  • Turn/tilt window with Schüco AvanTec SimplySmart fitting possible
  • Can be used for classic, storey-height ribbon windows including safety barriers and punched openings

Security

  • Burglar resistance to RC 2
  • Tested safety barrier

Enhanced functions

  • High-performance external, central and internal gasket system: can be used in a façade environment, even with the highest requirements in terms of wind loads and watertightness
  • New spandrel glazing completely integrated in the profile (French balcony) for slender integration in applications with safety barrier requirements

Fabrication benefits

  • Schüco SimplySmart fittings technology: very simple installation and a high degree of comfort

  • Innovative, prefabricated adapter profile with acrylic tape for securing the pane during the fabrication process: pane and profile system form one unit immediately and can be processed further

  • Proportion of glass allows for large weights with the most slender profile dimensions

  • Complete system for the attachment to the building structure with very simple fabrication as ribbon-window and punched-opening solution: direct attachment to regular cladding materials with optimal thermal insulation and drainage

Other services

You can find all services at a glance on your personal desktop:

  • Specification texts
    Here, you will find specification texts relating to the systems FWS 35 PD, 50/60 and 60 CV.
  • BIM objects
    Building Information Modelling (BIM) is the contemporary working method for the planning and realisation of construction projects as well as the operation of buildings.
  • CAD library
    The CAD library gives you the option of downloading AutoCAD drawings.
    Every drawing is available in AutoCAD DXF and DWG format.
  • Docu Center
    The Schüco Docu Center is a browser application for universal use. The Schüco documentation is displayed in digital form and the manuals can be leafed through.
  • Preliminary structural calculation
    The structural planning support for architects and metal fabricators based on the Eurocode.

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