Made in Germany, TECTUS® is the most comprehensive concealed hinge system for premium flush doors. Easily adjustable in 3-Dimensions, Simonswerk's TECTUS® hinges bring an unparalleled level of performance, precision and control over what has previously been a difficult detail to build and maintain. There is no other hinge system in the world that provides the solutions and
easy on the eyes: for architects and designers choosing TECTUS® can make the difference between realizing your vision and having it remain just a vision.
Designers spend time detailing an "invisible" door, they may go through endless rounds of picking veneer to match the grain exactly, and simply want to keep clean and dead-even gaps around their door panels. Because TECTUS® is adjustable in 3 dimensions large and heavy doors can be installed quickly, saving money for the millworker and installer and insuring it all looks sharp in the end. In reality, for detail-driven designers, nothing is ever really invisible. So, when you open that door, at the very least, the hinge better match the finish of the hardware on the rest of the project. Simonswerk offers the TECTUS® hinges in a dozen premium quality finishes including:
Satin Chrome Look (F1)
Satin Nickel Look (F2)
Stainless Steel Look (SSL)
Dark Umber (like a US 10B)
Matte Deep Black
Brushed (Satin) Chrome
Tectus hinges also solve some of the thorniest problems that standard offset pivots or the usual cabinet grade hinges wouldn't touch. Say you have a series of heavy mirrored closet doors and you want make sure your doors don't look a shambles after the first year of use. Simonswerk's TE 540 3D A8 and TE 640 3D A8 models offer a wider throw for mirrored or clad doors with laminates of up to 8mm.
Another innovation is the NEW TE 541 3D FVZ which allows for those frameless flush door details, with the drywall or panel runs right up to the edge of the door leaf. The TE 541 3D FVZ hinge allows for a frame set back of .55" while still providing the full 180° opening angle.
Invisible, but not unsightly.
Since their introduction in North America we have seen the TECTUS® hinge go from being a welcome technologically superior substitute for other "invisible" hinges when the odd concealed door was detailed, to one that is being throughout a project's interior and exterior doors. This acceptance has grown from a realization by contractor, millworker and architect alike of the significant cost savings that an adjustable hinge can bring to the project.
For samples, literature, or for any questions on specifying the TECTUS® concealed hinges, contact your authorized Simonswerk dealer.
easy to install: For millworkers and contractors who have used non-adjustable invisible hinges in the past and have wrestled with hanging these doors, especially heavier ones, TECTUS® concealed hinges will be a revelation. With a hex key, you can tweak the door leaf into perfect alignment and walk away knowing that when the building settles you won't need to return to take the door off and take a planer to it, or worse. Installing TECTUS® hinges is straight-forward. Simonswerk offers a complete suite of milling frames and templates. Simonswerk has re-engineered the TECTUS® TE 340 3D, TE 540 3D, and TE 640 3D so that the frame and door preparations are the same, simplifying installation further. Applicable for wood, steel and aluminum frames, Tectus can be used throughout a project. TECTUS provides When looking for pricing, leadtimes or installation tools and information, or if a question comes up in the shop or on site, just contact your TECTUS® dealer for prompt, knowledgeable support.
easy to maintain: for owners and facilities managers who are looking for short-term value and long-term dependability, TECTUS® is the high performance hinge that delivers both. As discussed above, the TECTUS® system, with its ease of installation and 3-dimensional adjustability, has built-in efficiencies for your project. TECTUS® hinges are engineered with maintenance-free bearings so there is no need for a scheduled greasing. Well-installed TECTUS® hinges are essentially set for the life of the building (TECTUS® hinges have been tested to 1,000,000 cycles under full load). Unlike concealed cabinet hinges, aka European hinges, Simonswerk TECTUS® hinges are engineered to take on heavier doors. There is no other product at any price which brings together all the features and options that the TECTUS hinge system offers. With Simonswerk's worldwide reputation as a conscientious manufacturer of state-of-the-art hinges, you can be assured that you have provided your project with the highest quality hardware available anywhere.
TECTUS is a comprehensive system offering options for wood, steel and aluminum frames, permanent power transfer, a complete range of optimized door capacities, and, of course, the ability to adjust them.
TE 240 3D : 88 lbs with 2 hinges installed
TE 340 3D : 176 lbs with 2 hinges installed : UL listed to 20 minutes
TE 540 3D : 264 lbs with 2 hinges installed : UL listed to 20 minutes
TE 640 3D : 440 lbs with 2 hinges installed : UL listed to 20 minutes
TE 645 3D : 660 lbs with 2 hinges installed : UL listed to 20 minutes
TE 541 3D FVZ : 220 lbs with 2 hinges installed
TE 525 3D Series : 220 lbs with 2 hinges installed : Solid Stainless Steel
NOW UL listed to 3-HOURS. Models in the series : TE 525 3D, TE 526 3D and TE 527 3D
TE 540 3D A8 : 220 lbs with 2 hinges installed : for clad door : UL listed to 20 minutes
TE 640 3D A8 : 352 lbs with 2 hinges installed : for clad doors : UL listed to 20 minutes.
TECTUS Energy : Energy Hinges preserve all the technical and visual features of the TECTUS® hinge system while providing a permanent concealed and tamper-resistant power/data connection through the hinge.
easy to see how the versatile TECTUS® concealed hinge system can become the solution for almost any door, whether the hinge is meant to take center stage or disappear completely.
To get expert specification support, samples or if you are ready to purchase TECTUS®, contact a TECTUS® dealer.
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