SUBSTRUCTURE FOR INDUSTRIALIZED PRODUCTS

PROFILES


The PREMIUM profile enables great speed in the assembly since it has few elements and is always installed with self-drilling screws, guaranteeing a perfectly stable and durable joint, absorbing the loads of the cladding itself and the wind with all the established safety coefficients.

The PF-AL-T and PF-AL-L profiles are used for fastening on vertical joints and to ends of the cladding panel respectively; however, the PF-AL-J profile is used on the ends, whether corners or jamb ends, with no need to duplicate profiles. This type of profile is calculated for articulated joints where the gravitational and wind loads are shared between the bearing cladding structure and the building structure.

The PF-AL-TT profiles are also used for fastening on vertical joints. The PF-AL-JT profile is used at the panel ends, corners or jamb ends, with no need to duplicate profiles. This type of profile is calculated to support gravitational and wind loads, from slab to slab, using embedded fastening elements.

The PF-AL-T35 profiles are also used for fastening on vertical joints. The PF-AL-J35 profile is used at the panel ends, corners or jamb ends, with no need to duplicate profiles. These profile types are designed and calculated for façades where the use of thermal insulation and a reduced chamber is not needed, evidently also calculated to support the gravitational and wind loads.

The joint with the cladding is direct, and correct flatness is required. In any case its plumb and leveling can be adjusted by extremely precise thickness planing.

With the increase of the KNAUF type WM.es lightweight cladding structures, to which good vertical and horizontal flatness is assumed, new calculation tables have been studied to be able to install the HPL clip profiles directly to the cladding structure and in parallel to its own vertical structure (EXP. ITEC. QP-IT-4158-01.A).

All these systems are calculated to multiple claddings to be fastened with light industrialized materials such as flat ceramic, sintered ceramic, terracotta, fiber cement, composites, HPL and others.

These profiles can be used as a base for directly riveting the cladding or for fastening it in combination with single standing anchors and structural adhesive.

JOINT BETWEEN VERTICAL PROFILES


All vertical profiles have splicing elements for all the profile types manufactured. These joints are designed to allow expansion of the profiles to be joined, guaranteeing their elongation/contraction due to the effects of the thermal gradient to which the system is subject.

The connection between the splicing and the vertical profile is carried out by means of two sets of self-tapping screws that connect the profiles with the splices. One of the sets is fixed on the sliding oval holes of the joint, thus allowing the free vertical movement between the profiles themselves.

SUPPORT ELEMENTS


The vertical profiles are supplemented with a wide range of support elements, called ES-ALU. The combination of these facilitates resolving the various cladding outward distances, and also to resolve any cladding structure out-of-plumb problem that may arise. The ES-ALU are manufactured in various sizes (from 60 up to 157 mm).

The regulation of the supporting system is achieved through the sliding oval hole of the support element. If greater distance is required, the upper ES-ALU must be used. The adjustment between them is millimetric and continuous.
 

CLADDING ADJUSTMENT


If required, Sistema Masa has adjusting wedges available for correction of any level deviation without it being necessary to remove any of the supporting elements in the vertical profiles. Several adjusting elements may overlap in order to achieve a greater adjustment. 

POLYETHYLENE BUSHING


The ES-ALU supporting elements have been designed in different versions depending on the support onto which they are fastened and on the screw or rod used for anchoring. Metal fastening elements are provided with a 1mm thick PA 6 (polyamide 6) sheet to prevent corrosion by galvanic coupling. 

TERMOSTOP


Bushing designed to minimize thermal bridges, made from R698 high-density rubber.

THICKNESS PLANING


Due to their small chamber, the T35 and J35 profiles do not require support elements. As mentioned previously, they must be installed on screeded surfaces, although there are three thickness measurements, 1, 3 and 5 mm, which combined with one another enable adjustments to plumb and alignment differences