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Spider System
[2007-06-18]

Spider System is a system for point-supported vertical glazing in which thermally toughened ( Tempered ) glass sheets are used, in single glazing or in insulated glass.
Laminated safety glass ( tempered laminated glass ) is preferable to be used in single glazing or as the outer sheet of the insulating glass units.


This system consists of a number of accessories with metal arms. At the end of each arm, a sheet of glass is fixed by the corners with a special screw. The vacuum between these sheets is filled up with isolators to overcome mechanical pressure and weather conditions.

 

The rectangular glass sheets have 4 or 6 countersunk drilled holes into which countersunk stainless steel bolts acting as point-fixings.
The space between the glass sheets are filled with whether seal.
The support elements that hold the fitting can be space frame, glass fin or tension cables.

 

This system is suitable for new-build and is especially effective for the refurbishment of old buildings.
The type and thickness of glass to be used are defined by the specific requirements of the project, this means that each project requires an individual analysis.
The inherent characteristics of each type of glass product define the type of articulated fitting which it will require.

 

Features of the spider system

  • Engineers and modern architects have designed this system with a main objective of getting the most possible transparency and thus the clearest vision which is normally hindered by using the various constructing elements.
  • The spider system offers practical solutions to glass assembly that no other system can provide.
  • To fix the glass up at the edges of the facade, one or two arms-accessories can be used.  In special applications, the number of arms might be more than two and the sheet of glass can be fixed by one arm at each corner.
  • The used accessories can be mounted against metal frames or against glass fins and tension rods are used to pull these accessories together.
  • Single, Insulating and laminated glass can be used with the spider system.  The thickness of the glass depends on the specifications of the project; therefore a special study is performed for each project.
  • When the spider system is chosen, halls will be applied to glass before being assembled . Therefore, tempered glass should be used.

 

Applications of Spider System

  • Huge building and shop facades
  • Lobbies, passageways and glasshouses
  • Skylights and domes
  • Walls, interior partitions and internal staircases
  • Stands and furniture
  • Interior designs

 

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