As part of its continued commitment to product innovation, ERA, one of the UK’s leading home security and fenestration component providers, has launched a new balance for vertical sliding windows that sets new standards for efficiency and performance.
Designed and manufactured in the UK by ERA’s experienced engineering experts, the revolutionary TrueGlide balance enables sash window manufacturers to deliver market leading functionality and reliability for any PVCu, timber or aluminium window.
Offering an extensive weight carrying range between 4.5kg and 28.4kg, ease of use is effortless due to low operation forces creating an enhanced user experience as the window manoeuvres quietly, smoothly and easily with the lightest of touches.
Providing increased safety, each balance features a dual action close that prevents any sudden closure of the window or trapping of the fingers. The window closes smoothly to a safe point and then fully closes with a final motion.
Dual action springs utilise an open coil structure ensuring the window is held firmly in any chosen opening position, whilst the inner spring generates a smoother and more consistent force. The addition of sophisticated lubricants built into the balance also reduces friction torsion and noise for a superior sash lift.
James Wilson, Technical Product Manager at ERA, said: “TrueGlide is a reflection of our ongoing dedication to product development to ensure every solution we manufacture provides fabricators with the highest possible standards of performance and durability”.
“The result is a balance that has been completely redesigned to provide an optimal user experience, without compromising on quality or longevity. 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.”
“Aside from being a leading one-stop shop for all sash window manufacturers' gearing and decorative furniture requirements, we provide extensive technical support in the form of our engineering experts and dedicated field service engineers, who are on hand to help streamline the fabrication process and ensure the highest quality manufacturing standards are achieved.”
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.
The balance forms an extension of ERA’s versatile gearing and Fab&Fix decorative furniture offering to deliver a complete suite of high performance solutions that deliver first class functionality and aesthetics.
Available in nine fully suited finishes such as Hardex Chrome and Pewter, the decorative furniture includes standard and high security cam locks and keeps, handles, eyes, pulls, travel restrictors and knobs. When fabricated with high security locks and accessories PAS 24 security can be achieved.
Extensively tested in accordance with BS EN 13126-13:2012 in excess of 20,000 cycles, TrueGlide is supplied with a 10 year mechanical guarantee. The TrueGlide balance has been tested in accordance with BS EN 12046-1:2003 for load and weight carrying capabilities. As each balance is manufactured at ERA’s headquarters in the West Midlands, UK delivery is available in just three to five days.