Quality, Precision and Craftsmanship - Made in Germany
Neuffer employs only the finest German made window and door hardware in our products. While taken for granted, the difference between a simple hinged window and one with two or three opening methods is the innovative hardware. In fact, many of the major changes in windows have come from advances in hardware which have enabled better security, additional opening options and improved durability. The difference between a child safe window and an unsafe one for example, lies in the hardware. Learn more about our range of options below.
A Comprehensive Range of High Quality Fittings
Neuffer carries four different hardware systems for windows and doors by the Germany manufacturer Winkhaus. These are frame independent and can be installed in vinyl, wood or aluminum clad windows. In the past, simple side hinged systems, known as casement windows, typically featured two hinges installed on one side of the window frame and a handle on the other. Today, modern window hardware run along all four sides of the frame and consist of a combination of cams, stays, restrictors and concealed hinges.
We offer four overall categories of fitting based on function desired.:
- Tilt and Turn: activPilot and proPilot series tilt-and-turn hardware
- Parallel Action: activPilot
- Turn Only: easyPilot
- Sliding: duoPort
Tilt and Turn Fittings
Invented in Germany, the tilt and turn window is the pinnacle of window fitting technology. It combines functionality, security and ease of operation into a single system. It is suitable for all profile and material types and is modular, allowing easy customization and upgrades with requiring special parts.
The Winkhaus activPilot system is aimed at wooden frames while the proPilot is made just for vinyl. They both offer a modern, pleasing appearance with dual functionality. The handle can be rotated to either swing the sash inwards or to tilt it inwards for draft free ventilation. Based on local custom and your personal preference, each window can be configured to either tilt first or turn first. In Germany for example, rotating the handle to the horizontal position opens the window from the side whereas rotating it 180 degrees to that it faces upwards will tilt it.