Wood Curtain Wall Solutions


RICON® EA Beam Hangers

Timber Curtain Wall Connector | 26 kN load-bearing

The pre-engineered RICON® EA (single connector) Beam Hanger allows for the simple and fast joining of wood curtain wall beams. Its design is completely invisible and consists of two identical metal connector plates that hook into each other in a dovetail-like manner. Typically, you can recess one of the plates while the other is screwed on the surface of the beam. Our timber curtain wall system simply attached post and beams and is widely used for wood glass facades. Not only does our wood curtain wall system cuts down on installation time, but keeps the beautiful natural look of your natural wood beams without any connector hardware showing.

Easy Installation:

For easy installation, Drilling and Routing Jigs are available as well as a Mounting kit. The connector plates on the end grain are installed with self-tapping 5×80 mm and 8×80 mm CS-screws and on the side grain with self-tapping 5×50 mm and 8×50 mm CS-Screws. The CS-screws have an integrated stop, thus, on one end, the screw would stand above the connector and engage with the dovetail receiver socket of the other connectors when hooking them into each other. In addition, you can use the RICON® EA for engineered timber construction.

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RICON® DA Beam Hangers

Timber Curtain Wall Connector | 26 kN load-bearing

The pre-engineered RICON® DA (Double Connection) series allows for the simple and fast joining of beams and is designed to be used in for timber curtain wall cross joints. This is where your two horizontal mullions meet at the same position on the vertical mullion. Rather than using the RICON EA version where the screws would collide with each, the DA version uses connecting nuts that sit in boreholes that go through the vertical mullion. Typically a recess is cut into the end grain of the horizontal mullions and where one plate is installed with self-tapping 5×80 mm and 8×80 mm SC-screws. On the contrary, the other plates are installed on the vertical mullion with M8x25 CS-screws that screw into the connecting nuts on each end.

Easy Installation:

For easy installation, KNAPP® also offers Drilling and Routing Jigs as well as a Mounting kit. The 8×80 mm and M8x25 CS-screws have an integrated stop, therefore, the screw would stand above the connector and engage with the dovetail receiver socket of the other connectors when hooking them into each other. An optional Locking clip can be installed to latch the connector. If needed, the locking clip can be removed later on. Connecting nuts are available for mullion withs of 50mm, 60mm, and 80mm. The RICON DA is available six sizes 60/40, 80/40, 100/40, 120/40, 140/40, and 160/40. Further, two more RICON® versions Single Connection (EA) and Rampa insert (EAR) are available.

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    RICON® DA – Beam Hanger

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RICON® EAR Beam Hangers

Timber Curtain Wall Connector | 26 kN load-bearing

The pre-engineered RICON® EAR (with Rampa Insert) series allows for simple and fast joining of wood beams into concrete. This is the perfect solution for tying in your timber curtain walls into concrete. The most common application is joining vertical and horizontal wood mullions in concrete. The RICON® EAR timber curtain wall connector consists of two identical metal connector plates that hook into each other in a dovetail-like manner. Typically, you can recess one of the plates while the other is screwed on the surface of the beam.

Easy Installation:

For easy installation, KNAPP® also offers Drilling and Routing Jigs as well as a Mounting kit. The connector plates on the end grain are installed with self-tapping 5×80 mm and 8×80 mm SC-screws and on the side grain with self-tapping 5×50 mm and Rampa insert M8x18 with CS-screws M8x25 for all other sizes. The 8×80 mm and M8x18 CS-screws have an integrated stop, thus, the screw sits above the connector and engages with the dovetail receiver socket of the other connectors when hooking them into each other.

An optional Locking clip can be installed to latch the connector, additionally, the locking clip can be removed later on. The RICON® can be installed fully concealed or visible and can be used with timber widths as little as 50 mm. RICON® is available in three versions, Single Connection (EA), Double Connection (DA) and Rampa insert (EAR), and with this in mind, each version has six sizes 60/40, 80/40, 100/40, 120/40, 140/40 and 160/40.

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    RICON® EAR – Beam Hanger

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Structural Glazing Soluions


FASCO® Facade System

Structural Glazing for Wood Glass Facades

FASCO® has been specially engineered for the simple installation of wood glass facade and wood curtain walls. Simply attach your FASCO® strips onto the glass pane using structural glazing. Next, mount your panels flush on the outside without any protrusion beyond the glass pane. With this in mind, you can also integrate your window and door openings flush with the façade.

NEW! Fiberglass Reinforced design:

Its fiberglass-reinforced design meets the highest architectural and engineering demands through statically load-bearing glazing. The high-quality gluing between the glass and FASCO®-Profile by certified and authorized personnel is essential. Large glass facades and timber curtain walls can be done without any additional reinforcement. Requirements for buildings and geometry of the HGV element – FASCO® profile (load-bearing)

Advantages:

  • Meets high architectural and engineering demands.
  • Efficient processing reduces installation time by approx. 20% compared to clamping profiles.
  • No stiffening of the construction required – replaces wind bracings or steel structures.
  • The inner glass pane of the insulating glass takes over the stiffening of the construction.
  • Low thermal conductivity by using fiberglass instead of aluminum.
  • Silicone weather joints allow plain and uniform facade surfaces.
  • A modern looking wood glass facade.
  • Pending approval for construction licensing.
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    FASCO® Facade system

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Not from North America? Follow the link to view our RICON® and FASCO® System for timber curtain walls on our European website!

With over 30 years of experience inventing connecting solutions for woodworkers, KNAPP® is proud to say, “we supply the world”. While our main headquarters is located in Austria, KNAPP® has been supplying connectors to the United States and Canada for over 20 years. As the demand for invisible connecting solutions grew, we replied by establishing our roots here in the U.S. back in 2017 to better serve the needs of our fellow woodworkers. Our KNAPPconnectors.com online store is pleased to serve North, South, and Central America. If you live outside of this area or if you live in Europe, please visit knapp-verbinder.com or email info@knapp-verbinder.com to be connected with the right representative.

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We hope you have found some practical and innovative timber curtain wall and wood glass facade connecting solutions. Our goal is to provide inspirational ideas for your woodworking projects. If you’re still looking for a solution that you have not yet seen, we are here to help! In this industry, we are always inventing and continuously learning to improve and meet the needs of our customers. We will be glad to help you find a connecting solution. Please, fill out the form below so we can help you find the connector for your wood curtain wall project.

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