Era has launched TrueGlide, a new balance for vertical sliding windows, offering a weight carrying range between 4.5kg and 28.4kg.
Each balance features a dual action close that prevents any sudden closure of the window or trapping of the fingers, as the window closes to a safe point and then fully closes with a final motion.
Dual action springs use an open coil structure ensuring the window is held in any chosen opening position. The addition of lubricants built into the balance also reduces friction, torsion and noise.
Technical product manager James Wilson said: “Each component has been carefully engineered to deliver harmonious operation that provides manufacturers with an unrivalled solution for a wide variety of sash window types.”
The unit is supplied with white outer tubes as standard; brown, grey, black or tan finishes are available on request. Each pre-tensioned balance is optimised for each individual window to facilitate the speed of installation, whilst also eliminating the requirement for fine tuning on site.
It is available in nine fully suited finishes such as Hardex Chrome and Pewter and includes standard and high security cam locks and keeps, handles, eyes, pulls, travel restrictors and knobs. PAS 24 security can be achieved when the window is fabricated with high security locks and accessories.
TrueGlide is tested in accordance with BS EN 13126-13:2012 in excess of 20,000 cycles and BS EN 12046-1:2003 for load and weight carrying capabilities and is supplied with a ten-year mechanical guarantee. UK delivery is available in three to five days.