1,000,000 cycles on TS66 rebate door, Q mark certification on RBS66 window system

16th January 2013

1,000,000 cycles on TS66 rebate door, Q mark certification on RBS66 window system

AMS TS66 energy door system has just completed one of the most rigorous and demanding tests any door will ever be put through. The system has completed 1,000,000 cycles, not just on opening and closing, but also 1,000,000 cycles on locking and unlocking.

What has just been achieved is incredible, explains by sales director, Pat O’Hara. We started this test way back in October 2011 and it has taken until November 2012 for the test to be completed without any difficulties whatsoever.

The TS66 door has now completed nearly every test possible, it has achieved BS 6375 Part 1, PAS 23 and Pas 24 and now an incredible 1,000,000 cycles which must make it one of the most durable, high performing doors on the market today.

On top of this, our new RBS66 window system has also successfully completed a tough testing sequence in Chiltern dynamics. This is our new reverse butt crimp window system, which is internally beaded and comes with a choice of frame/sash combinations. The system is available in single/dual colour or decoral wood finish aluminium. The system has extremely slim sight lines which brings us back to the days of the original slim aluminium window systems.

The system was tested to BS 6375 Part 1:2009 - weather tightness, BS 6375 Part 2:2009 - operation and strength and BS 7950:1997, enhanced security performance. The window tested was a very large multi light window containing a top hung sash, side hung sash and a large fixed pane.

“We wanted to cover every conceivable combination remarks sales director, Pat O’Hara. We were so confident in the system that we pushed the repeated opening and closing test from 10,000 to 20,000 cycles achieving a category 3 classification”.

The system is now part of the BM Trada quality ‘Q’ mark scheme and also meets all the requirements of secure by design. All This proves that testing, not only at independent accredited organisations, but also in house at Little Island in Cork, is a valuable and essential part of our day to day business.


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