Today’s modern and efficient buildings often require the ability to control and operate doors remotely. This requires the transfer of electrical power and information from door frames to door panels.
The TECTUS Energy Series provides a sophisticated way to utilize this technology when card readers, access and door control systems, electrified locks, monitoring systems, and multimedia components are installed. The cable with its 16 wires is completely concealed behind the hinge arms to prevent unauthorized tampering.
TECTUS enables the optimal integration of flush doors in straight line and flush surfaces for contemporary clean designs.
The SIMONSWERK TECTUS TE 626 3D A8concealed hinge is completely hidden for flush doors with wood, steel or aluminum doors and frames.
The three-dimensional adjustability and maintenance-free slide bearing technology of the TE 626 3D A8 hinge system is for use with high-quality commercial doors.
Manufactured of cast stainless steel (304 series) for flush commercial doors
Energy hingespreserve all the technical and visual features of the TECTUS® hinge system
Easy to fit pluggable/unpluggable reverse-polarity-protected plug connection with integrated tension relief
180° opening angle without pinching or damage during opening and closing
For doors up to 660 lbs with 2 hinges installed
EASILY adjustable in 3-Dimensions
Maintenance-free slide bearings
For wood, metal, or casing frame installation
Compatible with all the most popular designs for locks and fittings thanks to the round cable supplied as a connecting socket
Minimum door thickness:1-3/4"
Cable supply(2 Required per hinge. Sold Separately): The hinge features a 16-wire integrated ribbon cable with plug connection to round cable at both ends. Cable set consists of 2 round cables both with a reverse polarity-protected connecting socket for the special ribbon cables: one 3.0 m (118") round cable for the frame ; one 3.0 m (118") round cable for door leaf. Cable tested to 1,000,000 cycles.
Max. Voltage: 60 V
Max. Current: 0.8 A
Material: Die Cast from Solid 304 Series Stainless Steel
Available in Marine Grade Series 316 Stainless Steel by special order.
Brushed/Satin Stainless Steel
*Normally, one needed per door to be paired with a TE 626 3D A8 hinge per door
All Energy hinges retain their non-Energy model's capacity.
Can I get a greater load capacity by adding hinges?
At this time Simonswerk is reviewing this question as we've been asked this quite often. As listed above, the capacities are for the installation of two hinges. For the moment, if greater capacity is required, use the next hinge in the line.
Top and bottom hinges should be located 10" (on center) from the top and bottom edge of the door. Unlike with Soss hinges, a third TECTUS® hinge will not add capacity to the system. With taller doors, installers often use a third hinge in the center.
What's the minimum thickness for each of the hinges?
Soss hinges are relatively inexpensive and may appear to be the better option if the cost of the individual hinge is the only measure. However, there are hidden costs which should be taken into consideration. The obvious technological difference is the ability to adjust the TECTUS hinge in 3 Dimensions. This allows for a much faster and more precise installation of the door. Now, if a door fitted with TECTUS needs to be tweaked, perhaps because the new building has settled, the installer need only get out his hex key and, with a few turns, bring the door back to flush. What we hear is that doors fitted with Soss frequently cause frequent call-backs requiring the door to be taken off and reworked or, worse, remade. Email us with any stories you have about your experience with Soss hinges.
Country of origin for Soss is Singapore. For Simonswerk TECTUS® it is Germany.
Customers who have used both have universally given the same feedback : significant savings are possible by using TECTUS® because the quicker and more precise installation of doors fitted with TECTUS® hinges and the nearly complete lack of call backs. We even have a few millworkers who strongly advocate using TECTUS® throughout a project, because they end up saving money for the owner.
Aesthetics is a matter of personal opinion, but we feel it's hard to argue against the more refined look and quality finishes available from Simonswerk's TECTUS®.
How many open-close cycles have the TECTUS® hinges been rated for?
The previous versions have been tested against ABHM BS EN 1935 and have received the highest rating of 200,000 cycles. The TE 340 3D hinge was recently tested to 1.5 million cycles (ANSI/BHMA). If your project requires more specific documentation, please contact us.
What are TECTUS® hinges made of?
Other than the TE 525 3D model, which is solid stainless steel, the main body of the other TECTUS hinges is cast in an aluminum alloy. The black plate that wraps around the hinge body is powder-coated steel. The coverplates are steel, and are finished to match the 'knuckle' of the hinge. All visible surfaces of the hinge match the specified finish.
Is there a minimum order for special order RAL tones?