DescriptionThe Masa Integral System (Sistema Integral Masa or SIM in Spanish) has been designed in response to a product requirement resulting from the further development of fastening systems for ventilated façades: the inclusion of the enclosure walls as part of the fastening system for use as a lightweight façade. This option provides a major construction advantage, as it can be fixed directly to the building structure, ensuring stability and sealing of the enclosure walls, the first thermal acoustic insulation layer and the fastening of the cladding. It is a highly versatile system because it allows selecting different installation options in two of its most important layers: Insulation and cladding. This feature is not a minor issue as the system is designed to fasten claddings with materials as varied as natural stone, porcelain, fiber cement, composites, high-pressure laminates, etc.
Since its inception, the Masa Integral System has been designed to completely focus on the on-site assembly work without the need for a large infrastructure for the preliminary preparation of its components. Easily installed, the SIM allows optimizing the installation time to make the best possible use of the time available to the installation staff.
The Masa Integral System can be fastened by means of direct anchors fixed to the main profiles of the system as well as by using horizontal profiles. This option provides a good solution to all possible cut-offs, ranging from claddings with two continuous joints to those more complex using locked joints. Combined with standard Sistema Masa anchors, the SIM becomes the ultimate solution for the fastening of any type of lightweight façade cladding.
As with the cladding, the SIM allows the customer to choose the type of panel and the composition that best fit their needs, from simple steel panels with polystyrene core to panels with a completely fire resistant mineral rock wool core (*). In case of choosing panels with lacquered steel plates, it will be necessary to use insulating elements to prevent the contact between steel and aluminum parts (thus preventing galvanic coupling corrosion).
(*) In any case, inside insulation must be added to obtain the value needed to meet regulations on the use of the building (in terms of both thermal and acoustic insulation). The capacity of the system depends on the components selected by the customer as well as on adjustments made to the final price of the system.
The Masa Integral System consists of elements specially designed for their intended function, perfectly combined with standard elements, such as European connections and connections with brackets. This is a great benefit when working with machining centers, as the preparatory drill holes and cuts for the profiles require no special treatment in this regard.
The figure shows the connection between vertical and horizontal profiles perfectly fitting for the subsequent proper assembly of the horizontal element.
When installing the SIM, the coordination between all parties involved is essential: site management, technical office and machining workshop. Although the system can be easily installed, it requires technical support to ensure the correct transfer of the on-site measurements to the specific drawings for each element, which must be subsequently submitted to the machining center. Sistema Masa provides this service so that the client just needs to take care of the façade installation.
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