The Schüco FW 50+ SG structural glazing system can be used to create impressive all-glass façades. On the basis of the range of loadbearing structures of the tried-and-tested FW 50+ mullion/transom systems, the systems can be used for façade constructions of all sizes.
The flush appearance of the structural glazing is achieved by using profiles that are only visible on the room side. From the outside, only glass surfaces with slender shadow joints are visible.
The 2-part stainless steel spacer for air-tight or gas-tight edge seal offers additional thermal insulation possibilities.
Structural glazing façade for glass weights up to 375 kg
Maximum pane formats of up to 2600 mm x 4200 mm possible
2-part stainless steel spacers for an air-tight or gas-tight edge seal
Multi-pane insulating glass in accordance with DIN EN 1279 part 3 with a Ug value of 1.1 W/m2K.
Flush-fitted or U-shaped silicone dry gasket or wet sealing possible
Extended combination options for glazing thickness of internal and external panes (6 to 12 mm)
Schüco AWS 102 opening units can be used as projected top-hung windows or parallel opening windows
New fittings for vent weights of up to 250 kg for opening units
General Building Approval Z-70.1-46
European Technical Approval ETA-05/0114
Schüco FW 50+ SG, thermally insulated self-supporting aluminium façade system "without external cover caps and glass pressure plates, option with gas-tight (EN 1279, Part 3) or airtight (EN 1279, Part 2) pane edge joint"
As a mullion/transom construction for multi-storey façades with an internal and external face width of 50 mm
Planning, calculation and design must be in accordance with the conditions of the general building authority approval, approval number Z-70.1-46, and/or European Technical Approval (ETA), approval number ETA-05/0114. Designs that differ from the general building authority approval / ETA require project-specific approval from the respective supreme building authority.
The load-bearing structure of the façade construction consists of rectangular multi-chamber hollow profiles.
The load-bearing profiles are on the room side.
All profile edges are rounded.
The transom profiles are notched and overlap the mullions where they intersect, so that any moisture is reliably drained away.
On multi-storey façades, all horizontal joints must be constructed using the joint connectors and joint tolerance seals belonging to the system.
Appropriate system-based aluminium insert profiles and half profiles, as well as expansion joint seals, must be used for vertical expansion and assembly joints.
Up to 8-metre installation height, without mechanical fixing; > 8 metres, with additional mechanical fixing
Glazing / insert units:
In the production of double glazed units, a pane of heat soaked toughened safety glass is used on the outside.
The insulating glass is mechanically fixed to the structure of the façade using screw-in glazing clips which are inserted into the pane edge joint between the double glazing panes.
The maximum distances between supports of the clips are calculated in accordance with the tables and fabrication information provided by the system manufacturer.
Depending on the pane composition and when using reinforced glazing supports in conjunction with aluminium or steel insert profiles and heavy duty T-cleats, glass loads of up to ____ kg can be transferred per pane field (see the fabrication documentation from the system manufacturer).
Storey-height glazing with safety requirements in accordance with TRAV must be secured individually with additional glazing clips.
The remaining 20 mm wide joint between the glass edges is closed with a PE filling tape and sealed with silicone sealant: DOW CORNING, DC 795/DC 797 - SIKA AG, Elastosil 600/605.
The façades must be designed according to the principle of overall ventilation. From a unit height of 8 metres or 8 fields, the rebate base must be ventilated. For transom lengths > 1500 mm, there must be additional ventilation in the centre of the field.
Profile face widths:
Mullion, transom 50 mm
Profile basic depths:
Mullion 125 mm
Transom 130 mm