A|C|T - the innovative full system

fischer offers with the system ACT (Advanced Curtain wall Technique) an innovative, high-quality full system for the fixings of ventilated facades for architectures and planners. Besides a better workability and economical advantages, the system ACT entails especially an outstanding architectural creative scope: 

ACT enables the usage of facade boards made out of ashlar from 20 mm thickness, as well as glass plates ESG and TVG from 6 mm glass thickness. 
Furthermore, the position of the fixing anchor on the back of the board is freely selectable. The exchange of single or all boards is easy to handle. Even reveal panels can be fixed easily and with high flexibility. 

Aesthetic Highlight: 

The undercut technology in connection with the fischer Zykon-Panel Anchor FZP-II ensures that there are no visible fixing elements at the joint.

ACT extends the options – and reduces the costs

The fischer ACT System opens up the way for effortless and cost-efficient design of attractive, complex façades. The reason lies in the system itself - FZP II, the fischer zykon panel anchor, which is undercut and therefore stress-free fixing system that is installed into pre-drilled undercut hole. 

This technology offers several times higher ultimate loads than conventional fixings. Because anchor positioning can be optimised, the bending moment within the panel is reduced by about 50% when compared to traditional systems.

This allows reduced panel thickness and larger panel sizes. In addition, the varied panel thickness can be compensated by the use of stand-off anchor types.

ACT System technology perfectly combines the use of panel anchors, individual substructures and sophisticated drilling technology. This pays off on the construction site, where installation is fast and simple, non-dependent on weather conditions. Construction time is reduced – and so are costs.

The three ACT systems at a glance

System one

SystemOne, fischer’s framework substructure, is an integral part of ACT system technology. It is designed for high loads, for large-size, heavy, natural stone panels, and for bridging non-bearing structural elements. SystemOne reduces on-site installation times and noise, for example during renovation works, and makes replacing panels easier.

Cost-effective and standard-compliant: fischer reveal angle bracket for mechanical fixing of reveal panels on the SystemOne substructure.

System one light

SystemOne light is an efficient solution when it comes to installing ventilated claddings made of lightweight façade panels. As you would expect, this rail-based system also offers all the advantages that make SystemOne unique:

  • fast installation thanks to hook and hang system
  • no anchoring point visible within joint
  • designed for high loads
  • bridging of non-bearing structural elements
  • perfect for over-cladding of steel-frame constructions
  • mechanical fixing for reveal panels
  • non-destructive replacement of façade panels

Wall bracket system:

  • Minimised cold bridges
  • Reduced drilling costs
  • Noise reduction during renovation works
  • Dry installation, even at extreme temperatures

Glass point fixing with undercut

ACT drilling technique, same as our undercut anchor and substructure, is state of the art technology. The appliances for drilling undercut holes are essential parts of the overall system, which consists of drilled hole and anchor.

For drilling, fischer offers in-house developed machines in various sizes ranging from portable machines for onsite use through to large-scale, serial production facilities. These machines allow fast and cost-effective drilling of holes thanks to diamondtipped drilling tools. Setting appliances are then used to fit the anchors into the panels. Fitting specialists at the ACT Competence Centre offer a comprehensive range of services in connection with drilling and setting:

  • Large variety of machines
  • Large-scale machines for serial production
  • Support in the selection of the machine
  • Purchase/renting of machinery

The first glass point fixing with undercut in the world is state of the art

The "Deutsche Institut für Bautechnik" [German Institute for Building Technology] (DIBt) in Berlin has issued a general approval for the fischer Zykon point fitting (FZP-G). The revolutionary development is state of the art and can now be used without consent in individual cases for sophisticated glass façades. By using undercut technology, our company has succeeded in creating the first point fitting for glass in the world in which the hole does not penetrate the glass.

The FZP-G-Z involves an undercut point fitting made from stainless steel. It consists of cone bolt, expansion sleeve, plastic cap, shim washer and retaining nut. The smooth outside of the glass façade offers the architect a broader design field, while at the same time, the susceptibility to soiling and cleaning requirements are reduced. 

The fischer FZP-G-Z is offered in two variations for glazing with toughened safety glass (ESG or ESG-H) and laminated safety glass (VSG). The glass panes can be enamelled or coated and can also serve as substrates for solar elements that are laminated on.

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References

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