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Centor E3 | Bi Fold Hardware
June 7, 2016
One moment bifolding doors are acting as an effective, secure barrier from rain, wind and noise. The next they’re effortlessly moved aside to reveal wide open space – with no fixed glass panels or posts. E3 can be relied upon to add flair and flexibility to the widest range of applications, from private residences to the most ambitious store front, restaurant or commercial project. The considerable weight-bearing capacity of the elegant, precisely functioning E3 ensures that possible applications for Centor’s bifold range are limited only by the imaginations of the world’s most progressive architects and designers.
Engineered to withstand the most severe weather, E3 is just as suited to interior use where the ability to visually and physically connect spaces can be just as beneficial and the sound-proofing effect of double-glazing just as important. The benefits to the end-user in flexibly managing interior or exterior space to suit lifestyle or business are literally changing the face of contemporary building design.
High Performance results
Internal environment, operational function, durability; painstaking attention to detail and an unerring commitment to quality mean ‘Centor-grade’ performance, whatever the category. The result is a degree of control and comfort for the end-user that matches the easy flexibility of modern design.
Rain and wind
Centor hardware was utilised in the first tracked bifolding door system to be certified under Australian Standard AS2047, which specifies the weather performance required of external windows and sliding doors. Doors installed with Centor E3 and E4 folding systems have also been certified to stringent Miami-Dade County hurricane standards, the toughest testing anywhere in the world. With impressive water performance ratings achievable from both outward and inward opening doors, driving rain and howling gales can be shut out completely.
The E3 system achieves its superior rain and wind resistance in part from the way it allows the folding doors to close snugly against weatherseals. In the same way doors using E3 effectively resist air infiltration to a level up to 50 times better than a sliding door.
Noise and temperature
With double glazing allowed for by E3’s impressive panel weight capacity, unprecedented levels of insulation against noise and temperature variation are possible.