The 3+ year design of the EDGE |s| was largely due to the creation of proprietary hardware, unlike EVERYTHING else in the market.
Each panel glides on a sequence of 2” diameter stainless-steel wheels every 6”.Each wheel has a Certified Swiss bearing, making the |s| the smoothest rolling door on the global market.
Archetype Blade Latch:
To achieve a zero-EDGE at each wall, the locking hardware is mortised within the panel Fin. The Archetype Blade hardware is made of marine grade stainless-steel and operates in a simple up and down path.
When the Archetype Blade is lowered into the locked position, the tapered tip slips into a stainless-steel Case, which is buried flush in the finished floor.
Because the lead vertical is flush with the wall, the Fin-Pull allows easy retrieval. This luxury hardware is comprised of stainless-steel and complements the design of the Archetype Blade.
The EDGE |s| was designed for luxury home applications anywhere in the world.
With its unique Arche-Duct drain system, the EDGE |s| far exceeds residential water performance needs and does so with a narrow 5/8” Keel Slot and 3/16″ Slot Drain.
The EDGE |s| perimeter frame is fitted with thermal barriers to maximize thermal performance. Depending on the glass chosen, a U-Factor as low as .31 can be achieved.
Though only 1” wide, the Keep/Keep pairing was engineered for exceptional strength. At 10’ tall, this slim combination withstands a Design Pressure 15. When adding one Fin-Keep, it improves to 20. For those interested in maximum wind performance, we insert aluminum stiffeners into a pair of Fin-Keeps to achieve a Design Pressure 75.
Though minimal, the EDGE |s| is a robust defender against wind-driven deflection. The strength comes from the continuous engagement of the stainless-steel Archetype Keel with the A4-E Sheaves.