Arch windows, studio windows and triangle windows all have an identical fitting structure for the hinge and bottom side. With these window shapes, the parallel action shear is positioned horizontally. Advantage for the window manufacturer: fewer items required for special window production.
The PADS fitting system has rounded off the comprehensive range of parallel action fittings. With the exception of a few special components, the fitting parts are identical to the standard parts from the activPilot Concept portfolio and the frame parts are the same as those used for activPilot Comfort PADK. This means that PADS fittings also follow the basic principle of the activPilot fitting system: a small number of individual components with a variety of different uses.
The window manufacturer benefits from the fact that time-consuming processing of the frame rebate in the shear area is no longer required for angled windows. The sash and frame rebate often touch during tilt opening, which then has to be rectified with manual reworking of the frame rebate edge. Parallel action can remove the need for this profile-related additional work. This proves just how easy to fit activPilot fittings are.
The benefits of parallel action with regard to both control and ventilation, which are familiar from the PADK and PADM product segments, also apply for the PADS fitting system. The approx. 6 mm wide circumferential ventilation gap provides a pleasant, draught-free air exchange, improves the room climate, helps prevent damage caused by damp and also helps to save on heating energy. For the end consumer, this offers improved comfort levels compared with ventilation via tilted windows.
Windows providing parallel action are also preferable to tilt and turn windows from the point of view of monument conservation. In contrast to tilt-open sashes, the look of a historic facade is not destroyed by a parallel action window, as the opening gap cannot be seen from the outside.