Atlas Easy Clean First Egress Hinge

The Atlas Easy Clean First Egress Friction Hinge is the perfect solution for heavy duty egress windows where sash and frame clearance is an important consideration.  Examples may include modern UPVc Flush Windows and Timber Alu / Clad style systems. Accommodating sash weights of up to 45kg and sash widths up to 900mm, the easy clean first operation and unique geometry provide improved clearance between sash and frame on opening and closing.

The easy clean dimension is well in excess of British Standard requirements and means cleaning the outside of windows is safer and easier. The egress position is easily achieved on second-stage operation to meet Building Regulation requirements, and the hinge automatically resets upon closing.

Features & Benefits

  • Rigorously tested ( see related downloads on this page )
  • Of particular benefit to UPVc Flush, Timber and Alu Clad systems
  • 3 benefits in 1 hinge – Heavy Duty, Easy Clean and Egress
  • Carries heavy weights ( up to 45kg ) and is suitable for large sashes ( up to 900mm)
  • Unique geometry provides greater clearance between sash and frame
  • Unique geometry provides greater and more user friendly easy clean
  • Egress button operation is simple with automatic reset upon closure of the window
  • Stainless Steel riveted nose cap gives strength and reliability
  • 3 stage counterbore process improves resistance to wear
  • Glass reinforced nylon slide eliminates breaking and wear
  • 4.8mm Stainless Steel rivets improve load carrying
  • Stainless construction has exceptional corrosion resistance
  • Brass adjustment screw provides adjustable friction
  • 10 year mechanical guarantee

Testing & Technical

  • Made in Britain to an ISO 9001 Quality System
  • Complies with Building Regulations Part B: 2013 for Fire Escape
  • Complies with BS 9991:2011 for Fire Escape
  • Complies with BS8213-1:2004 for Easy Cleaning
  • Successfully security tested with Nico Xtra Bolts as a critical component within PAS 24 : 2016
  • Secured By Design Approved as a Police Preferred Specification
  • Successfully cycle tested as a critical component within BS EN 6375 Pt 2 ( Resistance to repeated opening and closing )
  • Successfully weather tested as a critical component within BS EN 6375 Pt 1 ( Air, wind and water testing )
  • Corrosion tested to BS EN 1670 Grade 5 – 480 hours

Atlas hinges have been endurance tested with their maximum load carrying capacity to 3 times the British Standard requirement. Always refer to the ‘safe reaches for cleaning’ instruction in Approved Document K when specifying egress windows.

Technical Data

The Atlas range is manufactured in stainless steel and offers excellent load bearing characteristics. Heavy duty hinges have increased bar thicknesses and 14mm and 17mm stack heights are available to support increased weight requirements. Atlas Easy Clean First Egress hinges are available in a 14″ side hung variant. Slotted fixing holes in the base channel and sash bar, with a final fixing hole in each component, provide maximum sash/frame adjustment. The stainless nose-cap is riveted on to the hinge for extra strength and rivet holes are counterbored in a 3 stage manufacturing process. This means parts are manufactured to tight tolerances and ensures reliable operation of the finished hinges. The friction slide is made from high strength glass reinforced nylon with an adjustable resistance screw to regulate friction.

Fitting instructions for Atlas Friction Hinges are provided in the Atlas Heavy Duty Hinge pdf and the standard Friction Hinge Fitting Guide link in related downloads.

Easy Clean First Egress Friction Hinges

350mm ( 14″ )
Vent Style Easy Clean Egress
Max. Vent Width 900mm
Max. Vent Weight 45kg
Opening Angle 87°
Stack Height 14mm
Part No. Left Hand 8578L
Part No. R/H Standard 8578R
Stack Height 17mm
Part No. Left Hand 8579L
Part No. Right Hand 8579R
Bulk Packed 25 Singles