Documentation

Spilka Opus

Spilka Opus is available in six sizes, with the designations A1 – A6. The smallest window height is about 430mm and the tallest is 1588mm. The maximum sash weight for Spilka Opus is 55kg. However, we have in 2016 introduced a heavy duty version which allows windows up to 80kg. These hinges are delivered in the hinge sizes A5 and A6 only.

Application
Windows with the Spilka Opus system solution are opened by means of a handle on the lower part of the sash via an espagnolette. Opus™ hinges incorporate a safety lock as a standard. This limits the initial opening of the window to a maximum 80mm at the bottom of the window.

Maintenance and correct use are important to maintain functionality and useful life for both hinges and windows. An overview of the hinge functions that require operation is provided here.

Profile description
Here you will find both profile description and fitting instructions for Spilka Opus in pdf-format.

Surface treatment
Opus steel hinges have been surface treated with a Chromium passivation (Cr) coating in trivalent form. Our Opus hinges are finally coated with a zinc coating with a passivation agent added that bonds with the top layer of the zinc and makes the hinge more corrosion resistant. The surface treatment leaves the hinges with a light silver-grey colour.

Profile design and fitting instructions
Here you will find profile design and fitting instructions for Spilka Opus in pdf-format and useful tips for fitting wooden windows

Maintenance (FDV)
Hinges are used in windows in the facades of buildings and in order to maintain functionality and desired service life, correct use and maintenance are required. We have prepared an overview with recommendations for what is needed in terms of continuous maintenance, but we emphasise that local conditions such as weather, proximity to the sea/water etc. are decisive for how often such maintenance must be repeated.

Material types
In principle windows fitted with our Opus hinges can be made in most materials. The most common profile materials are wood and PVC, but window constructions of fibre glass and aluminium can also be used – this depends on suitable profile types and production equipment as well as opportunities of processing desired profile material.

Wood
Windows in wood continue to be the predominant choice in Scandinavia. Softwood (pine) is the most common wood and heart wood should be used solid profiles. Laminated profiles ensure a more stable construction and it is usual to use spruce for the outer lamina (layers) – which is more durable as it has a closed cell structure.

An increasing number of wooden windows are now delivered with aluminium cladding, and Spilka is able to assist with the design and delivery of such aluminium profiles.

PVC (vinyl)
Window frame and connecting profiles of extruded PVCu, also known as vinyl or plastic, can be used in the production of windows with Spilka’s system solutions.

Aluminium
Aluminium is a well-known material which has many applications and is a light metal with great strength in relation to its weight. Aluminium is a good choice due to its durability, minimal problems linked to corrosion and its flexible profile design possibilities.