Window Hardware Operating and Maintenance Manual (SIEGENIA)

Window Hardware Operating & Maintenance Manual (SIEGENIA)

This is the operating and maintenance manual of INTUS tilt & turn window systems with Siegenia hardware. It includes the instructions for operating the windows as well as safety instructions. This document also provides instructions for window maintenance – cleaning, inspection & lubrication.

  1. Always observe the safety instructions when carrying out work to windows and doors. 
  2. Keep children and people who cannot estimate the dangers away from the point of danger.
  3. Avoid spilling lubricants onto the floor or leave tools unattended in the working area.
Risk of Injury from Falling Through Open Windows
  1. Always use stable step ladders.
  2. Protect yourself against falling out of windows.
  3. Do not steady yourself or hold on to the opened sash.

Danger of Injury Through Trapping of Body Parts
  1. Never reach into the opening between the sash and the outer frame when closing windows/ doors.

Risk of Injury or Damage from Pressing the Sash Against the Reveal
  1. Do not press the sash against the window reveal.

Risk of Injury from Trapping Parts of the Body Between the Sash and the Frame
  1. Do not insert obstructions into the opening between sash and frame.

Risk of Injury and Material Damage from Overloading the Sash
  1. Do not overload the sash.

Risk of Injury from the Effect of Wind
  1. Prevent wind from acting on the open sash.
  2. During wind/drafts, close and lock windows.

WARNING: Operational malfunction of the window components may result in injury:
  1. Do not continue to use the window once an operational malfunction has been identified.
  2. Secure the window and instruct a specialist company to carry out the necessary repairs.

Your windows and portal doors have high-grade SIEGENIA-AUBI fittings. To ensure that they remain in good working condition, even past the guarantee period, we recommend that you inspect and maintain your windows/doors as described below at regular intervals (at least once a year or more often for school and hotel buildings).

Cleaning and Preserving Surfaces
• When treating surfaces (painting or glazing your windows/doors), remove all fittings and protect them from stains and spills.
• Remove any stains or spills immediately, because they could damage the surface protection of the fittings.
• Use only mild, pH-neutral, diluted cleaning agents. NEVER use sharp objects, abrasive agents, or aggressive cleaning agents (such as vinegar or acidic cleaning agents), as they could damage the corrosion protection of the fittings.
• When cleaning, ensure that no water runs into the fittings.
• Dry the fittings thoroughly after cleaning and oil the surface with a nonacidic and non-resinous oil by wiping them with a cloth soaked in oil.

“TITAN Extreme” Surface
If your fittings have the TITAN Extreme surface:
• Check the surface for damage that penetrates the paint layer and repair it using the assembly and repair paint.
• The places to be painted must be clean, dry, and free of grease and rust.

Check that all fittings ( ) are secure and check for wear:
• Check that the top hinge pin (X) is pushed in, up to the stop. If it is not, slide it up to the stop manually.
• Check for loose fixing screws and check that the handle is secure. Tighten the loose fixing screws using an appropriate tool. IMPORTANT: Do not over tighten the screws.
• Have any worn/damaged fittings or over tightened screws replaced by a specialist company.

Grease or oil all movable fittings and all locking points:
• Use only acid-free and resin-free oil or grease.
• Use a grease spray on the movable parts in the window sash and spray into all openings in the fittings.
• Then, move the fittings into position several times until the grease is distributed. Wipe off any excess oil or grease.
• Grease the striker plates in the window frame using a firmer grease (Consistency Class 2 in accordance with DIN 51818) in the places where the locking cam engages with the striker plate.

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