Mila says that its new product development programme for 2020 is now ‘in full swing’, with the launch of a new range of universal friction hinges.
Part of Mila’s Hero hardware essentials range, these are non-handed for ‘quick and easy’ installation in both left and right-handed applications.
Paul Pearson, Mila’s product design and quality director, said: “One of the most common complaints we hear from the market is that there is too much potential wastage associated with friction hinges. Too many left and right-handed versions get broken in the factory when operators fit the wrong one by mistake and that ends up costing fabricators money.
“Our new universal solution puts an end to all that, eliminating any wastage and also saving time because operators don’t need to check every time that they are fitting the right one.”
Mila says that, like the rest of its Hero products, the new friction hinges come at a ‘competitive price point but with no compromise on design or quality’. For instance, they come with a traditional steel end cap to give the windows a ‘reassuringly, high quality finish’. The specification is Ferretic, grade 403 stainless steel combined with high performance rivets for long lasting durability, and they also feature SmoothSlider technology, which makes sure that they open and close smoothly by sitting the sliding steel parts on a nylon base.
They also come with a comprehensive independent test and Mila warranty programme. Weather resistance is to BSEN 1670: grade 4, operational performance is to BSEN 13126-6 and there is a 10 year guarantee.
The new Mila Hero friction hinges are available in 13mm and 17mm stack heights and in side and top hung variants from 8in to 24in to suit double and triple glazed windows.