Wall brackets are used as vertical fixing on solid walls. These wall brackets bear the vertical profiles whereon the cladding is bonded.
- Wind pressure is passed through right to the building element – no tensile load on the dowel.
- Wall brackets have a high load bearing capacity due to its design and can be used as a combination of fixed and sliding point.
- Integrated clamp-slide provides.
Fixed-sliding points in wall bracket F1 and F2
A combination of fixed and sliding pint as well is obtained in these brackets. By this bracket dead weight of the facade slab as well as wind loads are transmitted to the anchoring base at the fixed point. The connection between the wall bracket and profile is therefore implemented immovably in the ‘round holes’. To bear the load, round holes with a diameter of d = 5.1 mm are arranged at a distance from the edge which is prescribed by European Standards. It has a high load bearing capacity due to its design combined with 2 wall fixing points.
At the sliding point only wind loads are transmitted to the anchoring base. To bear the load, long holes with a width of d = 5.1 mm and a length of 15 mm are arranged at a distance from the edge which is prescribed by the European Standards. When expansion occurs it is absorbed tension free in the elongated holes of the sliding points. Care is to be taken that the connection between the support profile and the sliding points allows tension free lengthwise movement of the support file. As a result, the profile is not impeded in the event of length changes and there are no jammed connections.
These wall brackets are available in aluminium and galvalume, which brackets allow the application in a large cavity width.
In order to avoid thermal bridges or alternatively to minimise heat losses, a thermal decoupling is ensured between the metal of the fixed – or sliding points and the anchoring base by a separation layer. This highly intermediate layer, made of approx5 mm thick plastic is sufficient to considerably reduce the heat transition between the metal of the bracket and the anchoring base. Cantilever moment on the anchoring element can be disregarded.
Galvalume is the trade name for a steel product having a highly corrosion resistant coating of a nominally 55% aluminum, 43% zinc alloy. The coating is applied using a continuous hot-dip coating process. The metallic coating on Galvalume Steel combines the galvanic corrosion protection of zinc with the passivating barrier protection of aluminium into an economical long-lasting sheet steel product. Galvalume Steel is intended for uses where excellent corrosion resistance is required. Typical applications are roofs, siding, air-conditioning equipment, appliances, and automotive under-body parts or high temperature applications. The metallic coating provides galvanic protection to the steel and has excellent barrier protection.
Aluminium EN-AW 6063
EN AW 6063 is a medium strength alloy, suitable for applications where no special strength properties are required. Simple to complex shapes can be produced with very good surface quality characteristics, and suitable for many coating operations such as anodizing and powder coating. Typical areas of application for this alloy is architectural doors and windows, facades, furniture parts, lighting columns and flagpoles, heat sink sections, office equipment, trailer flooring, irrigation, heating and cooling pipes, ladders, railings.