Schüco launches new AS FD bi-fold
Schüco has launched a new AS FD bi-fold door system. According to Schüco, it delivers the largest maximum leaf size on the market, slim profiles and simplified fabrication and installation. The AS FD 75 was launched in May and the AS FD 90.HI will be available from September.
The doors provide the company’s slimmest bi-fold sightlines yet at 90mm. A maximum leaf width of 1,500m and height of 3,500mm offer customers greater views with minimal obstruction, while the option of a new 3-point handle operated lock provides more familiar operation.
Schüco adds that installation is made easier with an 8mm +/- adjustment profile and integrated rebate profiles reduce the production time compared to previous models. Integrated profiles and a reinforced outer frame profile reduce assembly and replacement time.
The new AS FD range is said to feature improved performance qualities compared to previous Schüco bi-fold doors. Increased airtightness enables the AS FD 75/90.HI to achieve U-values as low as 1.0, ensuring compliance with the new Part L building regulations. New locking options and four drainage levels in two gasket profiles make the doors more watertight. They also run quietly thanks to a new roller carriage and solid tracks.
Moreover, the AS FD 75/90.HI is said to be ‘adaptable, stable and reliable’ thanks to adjustment profiles, a guide carrier with greater tolerance and strengthened outer frame profiles.
All the necessary software for CNC machining is in place and the system is already available on SchüCal and LogiKal for Schüco partners.
In September 2022, Schüco says it will be rolling out the new AS FD bi-fold doors in more opening configurations with additional barrier-free threshold options.