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3 Introduction 43 isis electronic access management
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45 2 isis at a glance
6 Taking Euclids angle 53 2a isis M100/M300 Symbiosis
8 How green is our business? of technology and convenience
10 FSB in the context of DIN 18 040 87 2b isis F100/200/300 Door pulls with
13 isis access management biometric technology
14 (Really) flat product ideas: flush fittings
and recessed pulls
16 Anti-panic locks and fittings 3
18 DIN EN 1125 + DIN EN 179 101 Heavy-duty fittings and accessories
20 SSF-Schlietechnik Music Theatre Linz
26 Bearings the inner (added) value: AGL,
AGL FS and standard turnably fixed
31 DIN EN 1906 106 3a Tangible architecture
32 Materials and finishes 110 Diagram of the heavy-duty door handle pages
40 The full range on the network 112 Door handles, heavy-duty handle ranges
41 Black on white 265 3b Roses and backplates
293 3c Door knobs and backplates incorporating
knobs and handles
315 3d Window handles, lockable window handles,
sliding door fittings and accessories
361 3e Flush pulls and gymnasium fittings, door stops


378 358
4 7 1
395 Heavy-duty fittings for special doors 701 Accessories
and doors with a special function TRUTEC Building, Seoul | Korea
Lenbachhaus, Munich
703 7a Spindle technology and fixing material
397 4a Fittings for frame doors 717 7b Routing templates and installation technology
445 4b Fittings for panic doors
463 4c Fittings for glass doors
733 Appendix
5 Museum of the history of polish jews
487 Entrance door fittings
Doha High Rise 735 8a Explanations
747 8b Keywords
489 5a Door pulls rectangular | round | oval 753 8c Overview of product groups,
573 5b Electronic and mechanical index of item numbers
security fittings
601 5c Letter plates, intercom and
bell panels, house numbers

617 Barrier-free system solutions
Heathrow Terminal 2 + 5, London

623 6a Barrier-free fittings

629 6b Convenience, function, design:
The ErgoSystem
687 6c METRIC bathroom accessories


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Introduction 1
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Ippolito Fleitz Group GmbH,

Stuttgart, Zurich, Seoul

FSB 1003 range of handles,

see page 116 ff.

Flush version,
see page 270 ff.

Stainless steel, fine matt, brushed
6 Taking Euclids angle 1
8 How green is our business?
10 FSB in the context of DIN 18 040
12 ErgoSystem:
convenience + function
13 isis access management
14 (Really) flat product ideas:
flush fittings and recessed pulls
16 New: Anti-panic locks + fittings
18 DIN EN 1125 + DIN EN 179
20 SSF lock technology
26 Not only for (heavy-duty) doors:
AGL, AGL FS and standard
turnably fixed
28 DIN EN 1906
30 Materials + finishes
38 The full range on the network
39 Black on white
Taking Euclids angle
Your craftsmans tools for architecture

FSB has its roots in the interaction be- ErgoSystem diagonal-oval: For the ErgoSystem, functionality, aesthet-
tween design, ergonomics and architec- Live conveniently & barrier-free ics and ergonomics also make up a con-
ture, and always measures the results vincing whole. Criteria which take account
of this against the requirements of con- The ErgoSystem is FSBs barrier-free of the variety of requirements in the con-
structing a building. handle and equipment concept, which struction of larger building and homes.
combines function, design and conven- (A lot) more about our solutions for barrier-
The prerequisite for this is, and always was, ience and takes account of the needs of free living from page 617.
questioning what is current and familiar, people of all ages in the bathroom and
dealing with social change and engaging sanitary area. We also make it in Brakel, Classic fittings for doors and
with new technologies. with the handles made of stainless steel, windows and more
the functional parts made of powder-coat-
The isis systems: electronic access ed aluminium. This area of competence is The authors and architects range of han-
management also based on the experiences which we dles on the one hand and the plethora of
collected in the 1980s when reflecting on door handle designs from FSB on the oth-
The various isis systems stand for meas- how humans grip things together with Otl er hand from the classical modern period
ured against FSBs history the compar- Aicher. The results of scientific coopera- have become legendary in the meantime.
atively new area of system solutions for tion with the Fraunhofer Institute in the Their validity in the world of international
the electronic organisation of access. In a 1990s added to this. At the start of this architecture is not just based on the for-
consistency which is typical for FSB, this millenium FSB transferred this knowledge mal and material consistency of the range
area includes both simply structured solu- to the requirements resulting from chang- of handles but also on the variety of rele-
tions for domestic entrance doors as well es in the age structure of our population. vant technical and regulatory parameters:
as a demanding system for multi-layered The declared objective here was not just to so FSB can offer almost all fittings for large
building structures and interrelated organ- develop supports suitable for larger build- buildings as well as for fire doors. Both
isational requirements. Our solution for ings but rather to take particular account categories are now equipped with the new,
entrance doors isis F100/200/300 is of older peoples gripping requirements: second generation of AGL or AGL FS
based on an innovative system with a bio- What does a reduction in muscle power or technology.
metric reader integrated into the door pull. age-related muscle loss mean for the de-
As a multi-dimensional system, the isis sign of supports? How are supports to be It gets tangibly classic from page 99.
system combines classic FSB fittings skills assessed which are relevant for the ap-
with all of the convenience, flexibility and pearance of a room but which are subject
organisational aspects of an electronic sys- to different dynamic and static require-
tem and is predestined for heterogeneous ments than door pulls? The design princi-
building complexes and multi-layered us- ple of the ErgoSystem supports is based
er structures. More about the isis systems on the laws for the ergonomics of grip-
from page 43. ping and led us to an oval cross section.

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New: co-ordinated lock and fitting system family in class 5, with frame door
solutions for emergency exit locks locks with an innovative through fixing op-
from SSF + FSB tion for frame door fittings, as well as with
locks with special functions which match
In the area of systems of fittings for emer- isis fittings.
gency exits, where components which have
been tested and certified together are Find out actual details about this from
required, FSB offers the most extensive page 20.
range in the sector. More about this on
pages 16 f. and 449 f. For frame doors the Sustainability Made in Germany
material and formal consistency applies
as well as approval to the pertinent regu- FSB sees the construction of large build-
latory standards in the same way. This is ings as an architectural task with a higher
complemented by a very sophisticated level of relevance for society. This results
fixing technique which knows no equal in in a product philosophy which aims for
the hardware sector. The range of window a first class and thus sustainable quality.
handles is similarly well thought through, Sustainability and the product features
and it is not just oriented towards window associated with that are not available for
functions as it also provides a wealth of free neither for the building, nor for the
locking and security applications. supplied components. This is not just
about the economically driven reduction
Matched up lock and fitting technology of rework or about reducing the level of
complaints. This is about creating func-
With a view on locks and fittings which had tional buildings which can be used long
already formed a functional unit in pre- term and which meet the individual and
industrial times, at the end of 2009, FSB thus the social needs of their users. FSB
took over the Schsische Schlossfabrik products with EPD certification create
(SSF) in Groitzsch near Leipzig. Our ob- a maximum level of reliability for your
jective is to offer locks and fittings with plans, for the future too, and encourage
matching technology, combined with func- further innovative approaches for sustain-
tionality which convinces in detail. Based able building made in Germany, but for
on our efforts towards sustainability, we al- a global idea.
so wanted to create a particular awareness
of quality in the area of locks. We have FSB. Its in your hands.
made a start with locks matching the AGL 7
How green is our business?
Everything gets a green light

FSB and our subsidiary SSF Schsische called clean underwear about ecological
Schlossfabrik provide an environmental effects at our production site in Brakel
product declaration (EPD) to ISO 14 025 and what to do with the waste products
resp. EN 15 804, making a valid con- resulting from production. At the end of
tribution to sustainable architecture. 1995, FSB was the first company in North
Our EPDs cover more than 25,000 items, Rhine Westphalia and only the second
giving us a leading role in our sector company in Germany to be audited to the
around the world. strict rules of the EUs ecological audit.
This was preceded in 1991 by the first
We actively support a globally established company agreement in Germany on the
concept which understands sustainability protection of the environment. Over a pe-
as an equal balance between ecological, riod of what is now almost twenty years,
economic and social factors. There is now we still ask ourselves again: How green
a global consensus that, in view of the is our business?
worldwide social and climatic challenges,
this understanding of sustainability is of Here is FSBs green history:
fundamental importance for coming gen-
erations quality of life. 1991 First company agreement in
Germany on the protection of the
We have always understood our products environment
as Architecture en miniature. This does 1992 Setup of a company organisation
not just mean that our products are used which reflects environmental
in architecture, rather that we assess concerns
technology and design against the the 1993 First environmental declaration
length of time that buildings or architec- 1994 German environmental prize for the
ture are used in the widest sense. For us, district of East Westphalia Lippe
constructing buildings is first and foremost 1995 ISO 9001 environmental manual
an architectural task affecting the entire 1996 EU eco-audit certification
community and we see our products as since
the interface between people and archi- 1996 every 3 years, certification to
tecture, to which we have made a satis- ISO 14 001 and EMAS
factory contribution for over 130 years. 2008 Joined DGNB 2009, preparation
The prerequisite for this is a product phi- for ISO 14 025
losophy aiming for first class quality and 2010 FSB and SSF are the first architec-
thus for sustainability. Sustainability tural hardware companies in the
something which everyone is talking world with an environmental prod-
about these days was something on uct declaration to ISO 14 025
which FSB had already taken action, even 2013 Certification of the company-wide
when ecology was still viewed as some- energy management system to
thing at the fringe of society, which only ISO 50 001
concerned those who wore at least 2014 Environmental product declaration
thats what was said at the time hand to EN 15 804
knitted clothes made from natural wool.
FSB had already started reflecting on the
subject in the 1990s, when ecology was
still greeted with a weary smile in most
REG.NO. DE-108-00003 companies, with its project entertainingly

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Environmental product declarations to it can be recycled. FSBs and SSFs envi- Corresponding environmental product
ISO 14 025 resp. EN 15 804 are necessary ronmental product declarations as listed information according to LEED is also
for the certification of sustainable build- below are available for inspection. available under
ings. The consequence of this approach,
which was formulated in 2007 and which After all that, the question remains:
amongst other things forms the basis of How green is your business?
the EN standard 15 804, is now seen as Its in your hands.
pioneering around the world. This concept
consistently pursues the evaluation of the FSB declaration numbers:
entire value creation chain over all phases
in the the life of a building. The aim is door handles, window handles,
to optimise all factors affecting the life cy- isis system made of aluminium:
cle, from the extraction of raw materials, EPD-FSB-20140131-IBC1-DE
through building and on to demolition. It door handles, window handles,
is not just the materials used to construct isis system made of stainless steel:
a building which are considered but the EPD-FSB-20140132-IBC1-DE
components used as well. The require- door handles, window handles,
ments for this are product-specific ecolog- isis system in bronze or brass:
ical balance sheets, which are verifica- EPD-FSB-20140133-IBC1-DE
tions of product and company data and barrier-free ErgoSystem
are produced independently & neutrally. (stainless steel):
The essential characteristics of ecological EPD-FSB-20140134-IBC1-DE
balance sheets are not just very specific
environmental aspects, but much more SSF declaration number:
the assessment of the entire chain of val-
ue creation of a product. In this context, locks and strike plates:
a check is made how the environment is EPD-FSB-20140135-IBC1-DE
protected while the product is being made
and then used, as well as considering how 9
Barrier-free living
The FSB range in the context
of DIN 18 040

The so-called senior citizens would like this is the fact that space efficiency is Gripping | Supporting | Holding
and it is hardly any wonder to grow unlimited by the overlapping of areas of
old within their own familiar four walls. movement permitted according to DIN Barrier-free design is distinguished by its
And even though the above-mentioned 18 040-2 1.2 1.2 m or 1.5 1.5 m ability to adapt to changing needs. This
standard takes account of contempo- respectively in front of the individual sani- applies in particular to support rails and
rary ergonomic knowledge and sensory tary facilities, which also includes a wash- handles in the WC and shower area. For
restrictions and comprehensively docu- ing machine in the bathroom. We supply this reason, DIN 18 040 calls for the fol-
ments this in the bathroom and sanitary bathroom roses with emergency opening lowing in barrier-free homes: The walls
context, then the quality of a barrier- function and generously sized WC bolt, of sanitary areas shall be developed so
free design stands out in particular if it which is easy to handle even taking geri- that they can be retrofitted if necessary
is possible to react accordingly not only atric limitations into account. with vertical and horizontal support rails
in acute cases, but rather a room situa- and/or handles ().
tion can be flexibly adapted during the Floor plan optimisation Use of corner All well and good, as far as new builds are
course of slowly changing needs and situations concerned. Yet what happens in case of
continue to be adequately used. conversion work to existing buildings if the
Corner situations can be flexibly developed load bearing capacity of the brickwork is
In view of the extensive range of handle using the different handrail configurations unclear? FSB provides solutions for this
and fitting solutions from FSB, which have and angled rails from the ErgoSystem and scenario, which take unclear structural
been developed for a wide variety of room be specifically coordinated to the space conditions into account: the suspended
and door situations particularly as part situation and individual movement se- seat 82 8250 00001 is available with an
of renovations, we would therefore like to quences. The possibilities here are almost integrated floor support. This can of course
take a look at this complex issue and un- unlimited in principle. Not only individu- be set exactly to the measurement be-
derstand DIN 18 040 not only focused on ally matched lengths can be of relevance tween handrail and top edge of the tile or
the sanitary sector or the ErgoSystem here, but also individual support distanc- shower tray. The floor support 82 8228
from FSB. The fact that standard regula- es, which are based on the joint arrange- can be fitted subsequently to drop-down
tions can only be a starting point and that ment or existing fastening points. Acces- support rails from the ErgoSystem. Dis-
in the end it essentially comes down to sories and complementary components, creet rubber feet protect the surfaces.
common sense and the planning exper- which can be combined with handrail
tise of architects and technical planners, configurations, angled rails and drop-down Barrier-free living in the shower
is taken for granted. support rails, further increase the flexibil-
ity and space efficiency. The same applies As regards seated use, the over-the-corner
Floor plan optimisation effective use of to drop-down support rails that can be in- arrangement in the shower area has proved
space by means of sliding doors stalled laterally and fastened to concealed to be favourable. The advantage of fixed
installations developed according to struc- folding shower seats is that they can be
For historical reasons, existing bathrooms tural load principles. installed independently from the holding
are usually tight in terms of space or offer system in line with individual needs, whilst
unfavourable conditions with regard to Fall prevention suspended folding seats can be posi-
their geometrical design. The advantage tioned more flexibly both types ultimately
of sliding doors is not only the neutral These individual coordinated handle and produce a wider space to move around.
opening direction one is saved consider- handrail configurations are also suitable Over and above this, the FSB range offers
ations over space with regard to the use of for fall prevention purposes in a special folding seats in the A-Flex series, which
a wheelchair or zimmer frame but also way this may concern the mounting can be installed or pushed in place as
that no space has to be sacrificed in the position as well as the length structure required. For shower head holders, an
bathroom by the area covered by the because all areas of the room can be op- effortless one-handed operation is essen-
door, and in addition the risk of a door timally made accessible to the individual tial, but it must be ensured that one hand
being blocked by a person lying on the habits of the residents. always remains free with which to hold
floor is considerably reduced. Added to tight. In the case of restricted fine motor

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skills, mechanisms without rotary move- deliberately restrained compared to the A security benefit is gained at the same
ments increase convenience further. And handles. The optical demarcation is able time, as each door is locked when pulled
last but not least: You can say what you to be further supported by a correspond- closed and does not remain unlocked un-
like about shower curtains, but for effort- ing colour concept. intentionally.
less operation and simple integration in
the geometry of the shower they are ideal. Dementia

Barrier-free living around the bath tub Dementia is not a dedicated topic in DIN
18 040, yet isis access solutions from
Even if the bath tub represents a barrier FSB have successfully taken hold in this
for people with restricted motor skills, its context in the meantime. What is advan-
value for their well-being should not be tageous with the isis hardware is not only
underestimated. Here too, the risk of fall- the former practice of learning to open
ing is reduced when a vertical support rail the door using the handle after holding up
helps a person getting into the bath and a the identification medium to it. An ergo-
horizontal rail provides safety when sitting nomically excellent solution, which can-
down and standing up. not be compared with the rotary opening
process using so-called electronic thumb-
Enhancing brightness contrast turn cylinders, which cannot be operated
due to fading strength. Added to this
In this respect the ErgoSystem reveals its is the loss of feeling for day and night-
full strengths; irrespective of the surround- time, which sees residents with dementia
ing colour scheme, the fine matt brushed repeatedly getting up in the night and
surface of the oval tube reflects all sourc- looking for people to talk to. With a classic
es of light, meaning that these elements access concept everyone carries an
automatically stand out against the back- identification medium that is only author-
ground and can easily be seen even with ised for their own room these kinds of
limited vision. In addition, the dark grey trials and tribulations can be avoided.
powder-coated installation elements are 11
Barrier-free ErgoSystem. We have transferred our know-how on the subject
of gripping and handles to the design of barrier-free products for the sanitary
area. The ErgoSystem offers optimum help to help yourself, without having
to do without first class design.

from page 545 If you have worked for such a long time as paper roll holders, pushbuttons, armrest
as we have with tools to extend your pads and shower seats. The ErgoSystem
hand, you must also produce products is the ideal solution for all requirements in
which go beyond a support: For example, care homes and hospitals and also for
our barrier-free ErgoSystem diagonal- everyone who would just like more con-
oval for the sanitary area, which clearly venience in the bathroom.
demonstrates that functional and ergo-
nomic products can also be aesthetic. Under the name METRIC we also offer
Its multiple award winning design is as a range of discretely designed bathroom
pleasant in your hand when you grip it accessories, distinguished by geometric
as it is for your eye when you look at it. shapes and high quality material. Their
formal design follows the classical prin-
The basis of the ErgoSystem is a range of ciple of proportions. METRIC takes its
supports in silk finish stainless steel in place harmoniously in the most varied de-
different variants and lengths. Its basic sign concepts whether in combination
principle follows the laws of ergonomics with ErgoSystem products or even as an
when gripping things. Its unique diagonally independent line of accessories.
aligned oval cross section enables an ideal
grip quality with less force expended.
Functionality, aesthetics and ergonomics
in the ErgoSystem result in a convincing
whole. Its use becomes universal in com-
bination with numerous accessories such

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isis systems for electronic access management stand for gripping ergonom-
ics and convenience, enhanced by the dimension of a digital organisation of
buildings. They combine classic FSB expertise with the benefits of electroni-
cally organised security.

from page 42 With isis, FSB offers intuitively operated doors as well as for external entrances
solutions both for entrance doors on homes (security class S2). For all types of door,
(isis F, see page 87 f.) as well as a scal- installation is uncomplicated and there is
able concept for multi-layered building no problem retrofitting to existing doors.
structures and integrated organisational
requirements. isis F (= Fingerscan) is It is obligatory that the system is approved
based on a biometric identification device for fire doors and emergency exits, that
integrated in the door pull. isis M100 the range of handles for the various de-
and isis M300 (see page 53 f.) combine signs of FSB door handles is consistent as
classic FSB expertise with all the con- is the range of metals used by FSB of alu-
venience and corganisational aspects of a minium, stainless steel, bronze and brass.
flexible access management system: with Classical mechanical fittings and those
the isis family of systems, FSB always with an electronic access function com-
provides the right solution for your indi- bine to make a formal aesthetic and ma-
vidual needs also taking budget factors terial unit which is unique in the field of
into consideration. fittings for large buildings. The supply of
power which does not depend on the
isis meets all of the functional, aesthetic buildings electricity supply maximises
and ergonomic requirements placed by flexibility way beyond the planning phase.
industry, commerce, administration, the
care sector (hospitals, old peoples homes) Order forms and brochures are available
and also the hotel sector. The system in- under
cludes designs for solid, frame and glass 13
Flush fittings. The architectural trend of reducing visible structures is
continued in doors and windows, whether in the shape of our flush fittings
and roses, window handles with low-profile roses or recessed pulls for
sliding doors.

from page 270 Precision installation is at the centre of versions and, independently from that,
CNC milling data under the world of flush fittings, where the ros- are available in all materials and finishes
es are literally sunk into the surface of the in FSBs range. FSBs portfolio of flush-
door. Flush fittings and roses are nicely mounting fitting solutions includes:
complemented by flush security roses,
window handles with low-profile roses heavy-duty flush-mounted fittings for
and recessed door pulls. doors from a thickness of 45 mm,
see page 270
Their very distinctive character shines flush-mounting roses (round, 55 mm)
a very positive light on a craftsmans for standard doors with a thickness of
design skills, especially in projects where between 38 and 44 mm, see page 271
great weight is placed on interior design. new: flush-mounting roses (rectangular,
A craftsmans skills in dealing with the 55 55 mm) for standard doors with
flush fittings can represent a unique sell- a thickness of between 38 and 44 mm,
ing point to improve their competitive see page 272
situation. The contemporary appearance new: heavy-duty window handles with
of our flush fittings is not just suited for a completely flush recessed rose, see
brand new buildings. page 323
flush-mounting security roses to
They also make a great impression pro- DIN 18 257 ES 1, see page 599
viding a modern accent during renovation
projects. Almost all models of FSB door
handles are available in flush-mounting

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Flush recess pulls. Regardless of whether new construction, renovation,

conversion or the construction of residential or commercial buildings is
involved: with sliding doors, the level of flexibility when planning and the
space efficiency of the rooms fitted with sliding doors are increased.

from page 365 This applies in particular if areas cannot configurations for double sliding doors are
CNC milling data under easily be made bigger for structural or new can be found from page 370.
budget reasons or because of the floor
plan. In the context of DIN EN 18 040, it Recessed pulls for fully glazed
should therefore be mentioned that you sliding doors
can make considerations about space
easier with regard to the use of a wheel- Our comprehensive product line has also
chair or zimmer frame as well as reduce been extended by adding solutions for
the risk of a door being blocked by person fully glazed sliding doors corresponding
lying on the floor in case of emergency. to the shape of solid door recess pulls.
These recess pulls, which are very eas-
New: Recess pulls with counter-fitting ily fitted into glass cut-outs of 70 mm di-
for double sliding doors ameter by means of a clever screw-in or
clamping solution, completely make do
With a line of stand-alone recess pulls for without adhesive or similar aids and are
solid doors in various forms with open or easily for craftsmen and door specialists
spring-loaded closed handle through to to handle. The pulls are available in ver-
versions with matching lock including bolt sions for glass thicknesses of 8, 10 and
for bathroom and WC doors, FSB already 12 mm. You will find these pulls on
took this requirement from the market into page 478.
account some time ago (see page 366 f.).
Our 42 4255 series of recess pulls that
have been refined in detail the two-part 15
DIN EN 1125: Consistent FSB quality
Lock and fitting from one source

Lock and fitting refined down to the

last detail

Both solutions come with a host of special One can see what focus was used to work
functions: on this lock series from the intelligent,
fine details. The above-mentioned free-
Key-operated quick-release lock: running function as a basic feature is ac-
If the key is turned in the lock direction, companied by a split follower (anti-panic
this releases a locking lever in the lock, function B, D), which is mechanically
which promptly leads to a deadbolt being coupled, a plastic-coated latch with con-
automatically thrown 20 mm. The ben- venient whisper-quiet feature, plus an
With the publication of this manual, efits, besides the convenience aspect of independent spring support on both sides
FSB presents a new, coordinated mod- not having to complete two full locking of the door handle by means of the lock
ular system, Lock + Fitting for single turns by hand, are clear to see: there is follower, which guarantees a permanent
and double-leaf escape and panic doors no risk from locking by hand of bringing 0 position of the door handle.
(solid). Some time ago, we introduced the locking cam of the cylinder into
an extensive range of mortice locks, a position that blocks other lock functions In addition, no attachment is needed for
thus starting to unite what once used to the so-called free-running function. the top locking mechanism, which means
belong together: in the pre-industrial it needs no extra milling groove in the
age, locks and fittings formed a single Four-point checking query mortices. What is more, the faceplate
unit. Furthermore, the anti-panic locks in the length on locks with or without top locking
61/62 series enable the bolt, the top lock- mechanism is identical.
During the course of industrialisation, both ing mechanism and the latch as well as
components became independent parts the handles connection to be queried A summary of the panic-lock functions B,
and what now divided them was regulat- using electronic switch contacts. D and E:
ed by industrial standards. Together with
our subsidiary, Schsische Schlossfabrik Anti-blockade function: B Change-over function, for locks with
SSF, we have brought the strategy of the Hazardous manipulations of anti-panic semi-automatic locking mechanism (outer
functional and technical unit of lock and doors, such as blocking the door handle side with handle). It is used on doors that
fitting back to life and are presenting the on the outside which is common prac- must enable a transit from outside some-
market with a newly developed system for tice in schools are effectively prevented times.
single and double-leaf solid panic doors by the so-called anti-blockade function.
with and without top locking mechanism The panic function on the inside is there- D Transit function, for locks with man-
on the active leaf. fore guaranteed at all times. ual locking mechanism (outer side with
handle). It is used on doors that must
The technically and functionally coordin- Flexible screw-on faceplates enable a passageway from outside when
ated concept of lock and fitting consists of For the processor, the modular lock series unobstructed.
a pull bar according to the future Type C offers the benefit that SSF can soon react
of DIN EN 1125 (model no. 7982, lifting to changing dimensions thanks to a screw- E Reversible function, for locks with
upwards, see page 449 f.) and modular- on faceplate. manual locking mechanism (outer side
ly structured locking and bolting compo- with knob). It is used on doors where
nents (SSF lock series 61/62, anti-panic unauthorised opening from outside must
functions B, D and E). be prevented as a matter of principle.

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Operating angle of 30, omission

of angle of rotation setting

The anti-panic pull bar from FSB not only The systems operating angle is a uniform
boasts a unique design approach but also 30 on active and inactive leafs. It en-
impresses due to the slightly upwards fac- sures an optimal force ratio and interplay
ing operating angle (future Type C pursu- between the lock and fitting components;
ant to DIN EN 1125), which gives it a spe- the low angle of rotation enables a quick
cial security feature: this makes it impos- release. Over and above this, is it not nec-
sible to open panic doors from outside essary to set the angle of rotation on site,
using pulling elements inserted under the which prevents errors, as incorrect set-
door. This also has the advantage that tings are ruled out. The bolt thrower on pursuant to DIN EN 1125 can be com-
there is no need for solid sealing or pro- the strike box can be set on site in each bined with short backplates and nearly
tection measures on the bottom of the case to the existing gap of 2 to 6 mm all the handles from our range. All roses,
door, which in turn opens up spaces with- between the active and inactive leaf. On short and long backplates in the DIN EN
out thresholds and hence without barriers. top of this, the new anti-panic pull bar 179 design can be combined with the 1
or 2-leaf SSF panic lock. In addition, SSF
offers various other types of locks which
represent the ideal complement to our
door fittings. SSFs range includes mortice
locks for:

interior doors,
tubular frame doors,
flat entrance doors,
house doors
doors for large buildings,
fire safety and emergency exit doors
as well as special locks, strike plates
and accessories

On the following pages we present the

mortice locks in the 55, 20/21 APK,
02 and 19/24 FH series. You will find
detailed information in the current SSF
catalogue, which you can get from FSB
or directly in Saxony.

SSF Schsische Schlossfabrik GmbH

Am Pappelhain 10 D-04539 Groitzsch
Phone +49 34296 733-00
Fax +49 34296 733-11
or on the Internet: | 17
DIN EN 179 for emergency exit locks
DIN EN 1125 for panic door locks

The fact is that the standards mentioned 79 1002 09 1002 | 06 1002

have today achieved the status of recog- Page 112 f. Page 408 f.
nised technological rules, and the use of
relevant fittings is strongly recommend- 79 1016 09 1016 | 06 1016
ed, if they are not already required in the Page 130 f. Page 410 f.
call for proposals. Building regulations
require that the doors in escape routes 79 1031 09 1031 | 06 1031
must be easy to open from inside to their Page 150 f. Page 410 f.
full width, with a handle if necessary. DIN
EN 179 specifies the use and require- 79 1043 09 1043 | 06 1043
ments for locks on emergency exits with Page 188 f. Page 412 f.
handles and push plates. Combinations of
fittings as understood by EN 179 must be 79 1045 09 1045 | 06 1045
considered as products subject to build- Page 154 f. Page 412 f.
ing regulations with the necessary EU or
CE conformity labels. They consist of lock, 79 1053 09 1053 | 06 1053
fitting and strike plate and must have Page 138 f. Page 414 f.
been tested and certified together. So that
you do not have to worry about such for- 79 1070 09 1070 | 06 1070
mal matters, in this area FSB offers the Page 164 f. Page 414 f.
most extensive range of fittings across the
sector. 79 1074 09 1074 | 06 0644
Page 240 f. Page 414 f.
The following FSB fittings systems are
available in fire safety versions with the 79 1088 09 1088 | 06 1088
door handle models listed in the overview Page 176 f. Page 416 f.
with corresponding tests and certificates
for the approved ranges of lock and strike 79 1094 09 1094 | 06 1094
plate combinations, in the area covered Page 180 f. Page 418 f.
by EN 179:
79 1119 09 1119 | 06 1119
Door handles, fittings for active and Page 202 f. Page 420 f.
inactive doors each available in FSB
versions of 79 1134 09 1134 | 06 1134
roses Page 118 f. Page 420 f.
short backplates
long backplates 79 1146 09 1146 | 06 1146
wide backplates Page 214 f. Page 422 f.
Frame door handles and
Security fitting doors 79 1159 09 1159 | 06 1159
as well as the respective isis designs Page 222 f. Page 424 f.

Construction Products Regulation 79 1160 09 1160 | 06 1160

(EU CPR) Page 226 f. Page 424 f.

The declarations of performance (DOP), 79 1164 09 1164 | 06 1164

by which FSB documents that the rele- Page 230 f. Page 426 f.
vant products conform to the applicable
EU regulations, can be found under 79 1177 09 1177 | 06 1177 Page 192 f. Page 426 f.

79 1187 09 1187 | 06 1187

Page 244 f. Page 244 f.
Pictogram labelling of corresponding
versions: 79 1223 06 1223
Page 254 f. Page 254 f.

79 1231 06 1231
79 a Page 258 f. Page 258 f.

18 FSB Manual 2015 | 2016

DIN 18 273, fire safety fittings

New: Door handles complying with German Door handle fittings for fire safety doors
Gymnasium fitting FSB 7948 accident prevention regulations and smoke safety doors

German accident prevention regulations The currently valid standard DIN 18 273
(GUV-V, May 2001) provide a specifica- (December 1997) specifies the require-
tion for so-called areas of occupancy ments and the test procedure for the so-
(those are areas in schools and kinder- called fire safety fittings. These belong to
gartens, which are intended to be acces- the regulated building products, as listed
sible to children) in 11 para. 1 for fix- in the German list A of building regula-
tures & fittings such that edges, corners tions, under sequence number 6.17 and
and hooks of fixtures & fittings in the area which have to be demonstrated to be suit-
of occupancy () up to a height of 2 m able with a certificate of compliance is-
from the floor level must be designed or sued by a recognised certification author-
protected so that risks of injury to children ity as well as a general building authorities
are avoided. Injuries are to be avoided test certificate. The suitability marking
using a minimum radius of 2 mm or by ( in Germany) documents this proof and
the use of a corresponding chamfer on all is provided with every fire safety fitting.
corners and edges and this also applies
for door fittings. As would seem natural,
only return models to EN 179 are used,
even if they are not explicitly specified. DO 20.3
For gymnasium fitting FSB 7948 with Doors and windows are given special con-
DIN 18273
suitability according to DIN EN 179 and sideration in 10 of the GUV-V law, but FS
DGUV, see page 378 the associated fittings are not. Insurance
companies and building supervisory au-
thorities do not issue certificates for spe-
cific models of door handle. However, our
experience in 30 years of work on build-
ings for schools and kindergartens shows FSB has the largest range on the market
that the following FSB models are ap- for this, with more than 50 models of door
proved across Germany. handle, in combination with roses, short,
long and wide backplates, all certified and
constantly monitored by the materials test-
ing office in Dortmund.

.. 1053
Page 138 f.

79 1117
Page 626

.. 1045
Page 154 f.

.. 1070
Page 164 f.

.. 1119
Page 202 f.

.. 1146
Page 214 f.

.. 1160
Page 226 f. 19
Mortice lock
with anti-panic function + self-locking

20 APK | FH series For fire safety doors

FH 20 APK series DIN 18 250
21 APK series and EN 179

21 APK series DIN 18 251

For 20/21 series locks an auxiliary latch

ensures that the door locks automatically.
When an entrance door fitting is used the
door can only be opened from outside us-
ing the cylinder. On the inside of the door,
the door handle simultaneously operates
the latch and deadbolt to open the door
(the so-called anti-panic function). This
version of the lock provides very conveni-
ent security for home entrance doors and
hotel room doors. It can also be used
in connection with the isis systems (see
page 37 f.).


Faceplate made of galvanised steel

or painted or stainless steel
Follower made of steel, latch
and deadbolt nickel plated
Lock case closed all round


Euro cylinder in combination

with anti-panic and self-locking,
spacing 72 mm
Backset 55, 60 and 65 mm
Faceplate widths 20 and 24 mm
Faceplate, rounded or rectangular
Follower 8 or 9 mm square hole


Delayed self-locking
Noise reduction in case of automatic
When the deadbolt closes back up, this
is closed back earlier than the latch
Standard, thumbturn and free-move-
ment cylinders can be used

Classification key according to EN 12 209:


Tested and quality monitored by recog-

nised material testing institutes
(FH 20 series)

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Mortice lock
as a drop-latch lock with spring latch + deadbolt

53 | 54 | 55 series 50 | 53 series Category 3 according to

DIN 18 251-1
50 | 51 | 52 series 51 | 54 series Category 4 according to
DIN 18 251-1
52 | 55 series Category 5 according to
DIN 18 251-1


Faceplate made of fine matt stainless

steel or painted stainless steel, polished
Clamping follower made of steel,
Follower bearing made of nylon or
steel rings
Precision cast steel latch, galvanised
Auxiliary latch made of nylon
Lock case closed all round
Protective sleeves to keep swarf out
Lubrication mechanism
Angle adjustment (optional)
Noise-reduction for latch (optional)
50 | 51 | 52 series for flush doors,
centre design, can be used left/right


Euro cylinder, spacing 72 mm

Backset 55, 60, 65, 70 or 80 mm
Faceplate widths 20 or 24 mm
Faceplate, rounded or rectangular
Follower 8 or 9 mm square hole
optionally as slam lock with spring latch
and changeover

Classification key according to EN 12 209:


Tested and quality monitored by recog-

nised material testing institutes 21
The right angle of Ulm
or because it looks better straight: angle adjustment

As an option, SSF locks belonging to an aesthetic shortcoming when fitted, follower can be corrected accordingly.
the 50 55 series can be supplied with especially on geometrically straight-lined When the lock is completely installed and
a device for adjusting the angle of the door handle shapes. Very much to the an- the door handle fitted, this device can be
door handle. noyance of users who value small details adjusted by up to 3 downwards by turn-
and to whom an exact appearance of the ing a screw attached on the faceplate side
In accordance with DIN 18 251-1 speci- door with a horizontally aligned door han- using an Allen key and thereby compen-
fications, the latch follower can be sup- dle is important. In order to compensate sate the angle adjustment permitted by
plied and fitted with an angle adjustment this deficit, SSF has developed a device the standard.
of max. 2 facing upwards. The conse- for the locks in the 50 55 series, with
quence of this, however, is that it creates which the angle adjustment of the latch

SSF series 50 55 locks:

Subsequent aesthetic correction
by up to 3

Permitted under DIN 18 251-1:

Latch follower angle adjustment
by max. 2 upwards

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Mortice lock
with follower adjustment

55 NV series 55 series Category 5 according to

DIN 18 251-1

For doors in large buildings with a high

user frequency and enhanced break-in

Series 55 locks are specially designed

to meet the high requirements for use in
large buildings. High quality materials and
finest machining ensure quality and long-
term functionality.


Faceplate made of non-rusting stainless

steel or painted stainless steel, polished
Clamping follower made of steel
Latch and deadbolt are nickel-plated
Noise-reduction for latch and follower
Lock case closed all round
Lubrication mechanism
Protective sleeves to keep swarf out


Euro cylinder, spacing 72 mm

WC 78 mm
Backset 55, 60, 65, 70, 80 or 100 mm
Faceplate widths 20 and 24 mm
Faceplate, rounded or rectangular
Follower 8, 9 or 10 mm square hole
Designs in Category 3 and 4 available
on request

Classification key according to EN 12 209:


Tested and quality monitored by recog-

nised material testing institutes 23
Mortice lock

19 | 24 FH series ES 19 series Category 3 according to

DIN 18 251-1
ES 24 series Category 4 according to
DIN 18 251-1

For fire safety doors

FH 19 series Category 3 according to
DIN 18 250
FH 24 series Category 4 according to
DIN 18 250

For the 19/24 series of locks, all working

parts are made of steel. The latch and
deadbolt are implemented as a combina-
tion of shaped steel parts with injection
moulded plastic guides and holding parts.
This combination results in special kin-
ematic characteristics and good noise
reduction within the lock as well as in
the interaction of the latch and the strike


ES 19: steel clamping follower, galva-

nised with nylon bearing shells
FH 19: steel folding follower with steel
bearing shells, both galvanised
ES/FH 24: steel clamping follower with
steel bearing shells, both galvanised
Faceplate made of fine matt stainless
steel or painted or galvanised stainless
Latch and deadbolt in combination of
shaped steel parts and plastic guides
Latch follower made of galvanised steel
with clamping action
Lock case closed all round
Special noise reduction in the lock and
on the latch and deadbolt


Euro cylinder, spacing 72 mm

Backset 55, 60 and 65 mm
Faceplate widths 20 and 24 mm
Faceplate, rounded or rectangular
Follower 9 mm square hole

Classification key according to EN 12 209:


Tested and quality monitored by recog-

nised material testing institutes

24 FSB Manual 2015 | 2016

Mortice lock
for tubular frame doors

02 series 02 series Category 3 according to

DIN 18 251-2

Deadbolt throw 21 mm

The 02 series includes frame door locks

for the most varied of frame door contours
and profiles. This series also supports the
option of through fixing the fittings.

The through screw fixing is ideal for repair

purposes when rivet nuts have been torn
out and generally recommended for fre-
quently used doors.


Faceplate matt chromated steel or

stainless steel
Latch and deadbolt are nickel-plated
Through holes to fix fittings
with protective sleeves
Clamping follower
Lock case closed top and bottom
Latch with noise reduction


Euro cylinder, spacing 92 mm

Backset 22, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45 or
50 mm (DM 20 without changeover)
Faceplate widths 16, 20, 22 and 24 mm
Follower 8, 9 or 10 mm square hole
Latch reversible, can be used right / left
U-faceplate 24 6 mm inc. end caps
for backset 29, 34, 39, 44 or 49 mm

Classification key according to EN 12 209:


Tested and quality monitored by recog-

nised material testing institutes 25
Inner (added) value. Behind the beautiful facade of our fittings you
will find thought-through technology, commonly categorised with the
term bearing. This does not really do justice to it. Read some more
about how our precision engineered masterpieces ensure convenience,
a long service life and sustainability.

26 FSB Manual 2015 | 2016

Bearings an overview

Standard fittings 10 C FSB standard fittings fit exactly in a 7 mm 1

wide guide made of black plastic in roses
and backplates. Apart from the 7 mm
wide bearing, FSB roses and short back-
plates also have supporting lugs which,
when fitted properly ensure that all of the
pull, push and twist forces which occur
in normal use are properly supported
and accepted. These design details have
been proven in practical experience. The
handle bearing is designed as a turnably
fixed plain bearing. For this, the door
handle with its guide ring are inserted into
the subconstruction. The turnably fixed
mechanism clips on the covering fittings
(see page 269).

Heavy-duty fittings AGL 72 B Door handle fittings are more highly

stressed on frequently used doors than
76 A in the normal domestic area. To accom-
79 a modate the forces arising as flexibly as
possible when opening and closing these
doors and above all continuously for a long
period of time, an especially high-perfor-
mance bearing is needed. AGL from FSB
reliably cushions the push and pull forces
via a rubber-metal connection. This quality
is accompanied by further benefits:

A hold up mechanism with preloaded

springs pursuant to EN 1906, version B
puts an end to sagging door handles.
AGL fittings also contain a 0 stop point
integrated into the hold up mechanism.
This puts an end to door handles which
are not positioned exactly horizontally.
They are often pressed up by the lock
spring by approx. 2 from their in the
ideal case, horizontal position. The AGL
hold up mechanism compensates for any
effects of the lock spring. See page 30
for information about fittings standard
EN 1906.

Classification key for 10 C: 3 | 7 | - | 0 | 1 | 4 | 0 | U

72 B: 4 | 7 | - | 0 | 1 | 5 | 0 | B
76 A: 4 | 7 | - | B | 1 | 5 | 0 | B
79 a: 4 | 7 | - | B | 1 | 5 | 0 | U (aluminium + stainless steel)
79 a: 4 | 7 | - | B | 1 | * | 0 | U (bronze) 27
Speed and precision. AGL from FSB has stood for decades for an unbeat-
able category of fittings for large buildings. AGL puts forward product and
installation benefits that set new standards on the door. AGL has not just advanced to being the turnably fixed compensating bearing
ultimate among architects, but with its AGL with low friction and maintenance-
thought through technology and durable free Teflon-coated bearing bushings
function, it has continued to convince
craftsmen, home builders, operators and compensating bearing to compensate for
investors for more than 30 years. tolerances in the holes drilled in doors
and in the lock/cutout for the lock body
FSB has rethought this classic and has and the solid spindle
revised it, without losing its technical
core and without changing its proven interlocking connection between the
functionality. spindle and the aperture for the optimal
transfer of the forces arising in the door

pre-fitted as a spindle and aperture

adapter half set

superior user category 4/EN 1906 with

more than 1 million tested operations

28 FSB Manual 2015 | 2016


AGL effortless screw fixing thanks to adapter half set. The advantage:
the two AGL half sets can be effortlessly screwed together, because it is no
longer necessary to screw past the door handle or the door handle shank.

Simple and installer-friendly Aesthetic added value due

assembly to precise 0 position

AGL fittings are distinguished by a spe- therefore be positioned axially and thus AGL fittings also contain a 0 stop point
cial design feature, which makes installing exactly according to the screwing direc- integrated into the hold up mechanism.
them considerably easier: the door han- tion. After this the door handle is pushed This puts an end to door handles which
dle aperture has been uncoupled from the onto the adapter and fixed together with are not positioned exactly horizontally.
part of the door handle attachment where the adapter half set using a grub screw. They are often pressed up by the lock
the FSB Stabil spindle is set in place. The The design principle of the FSB Stabil spring by approx. 2 from their in the
result is an aperture adapter half set, on spindle, which has proven itself over dec- ideal case, horizontal position. The AGL
which the door handle is only set in place ades, remained untouched in the process. hold up mechanism compensates for any
once the adapter side has been screwed All AGL fitting types will be made accord- effects of the lock spring right from the
together with the spindle side. ing to this design principle in future. start.

The features of hold up mechanism B and

Effortless screw fixing thanks Hold up 0 position also apply to all AGL types of
to adapter half set mechanism B fitting.

The glaring advantage: the two halves of A hold up mechanism with preloaded
the fitting can be effortlessly screwed to- springs pursuant to EN 1906, version B
gether because it is no longer necessary puts an end to sagging door handles.
to screw past the door handle or door
handle shank. Cordless screwdrivers can 29
FSB on standards

4 7 B* 1 4 0 B

Field of door
A/ B/U
Security and
drill resistance
Classes 0 4
resistance and
Safety in use Class 4
Classes 0 /1

Suitability for use on

fire/smoke doors as per
EN 1906 Appendix C
Door mass Safety
and closing
Classes 6 / 7

Category of use
Classes 1 4

Our ambition: Better than the standard

Their practical value and the categorisa- International standards can only be agreed We do everything that we can, using the
tion of fittings must be judged using the if the institutions are able to make com- most modern technology, to produce
entire classification scheme. For an FSB promises while taking account of national better results. There are unfortunately
fitting for large buildings (8 and 9 mm interests. This means that the agreement no standards for design, craftsmanship
square) the categorisation is shown above. phase often takes several years. This in or surface quality. FSB regrets that. Be-
Only the total of all test criteria and test turn means that there is a constant risk cause tables showing comparisons to
results lead to DIN EN 1906. All FSB that technical progress will not be suf- competitors would presumable also be in
products not only meet its minimum re- ficiently taken into account. Due to the our favour here, as we ensure that many
quirements, but can demonstrate clearly compromises made and the time lost, this complex individual steps guarantee the
better results. leads to the requirements on products consistency of the typical FSB finishes for
manufactured in conformance to stand- all products. However, comparisons are
* for fire safety doors to ards often only being mediocre. Many possible even without tables, using hand
DIN EN 1634-1/EN 1906 suppliers also meet the requirements but and eye. This may be subjective, but is no
do not use the better options. less honest.

We at FSB do not want to be satisfied The ideal materials for door and window
with mediocre. Sufficient is not enough handles for FSB are aluminium, stainless
for us. We believe that quality is no ac- steel, brass and bronze. They meet the
cident but is always the result of some highest requirements of functionality,
strenuous thinking, the sum total of a lot cost-effectiveness, practical value and en-
of experience and keeping your eye on vironmental compatibility. Stainless steel
every detail. And in concrete terms, as proves to be almost indestructible espe-
a manufacturer of branded products FSB cially for frequently used doors and win-
merely sees the standards as minimum dows. The same is true for bronze as, with
requirements. its natural patina, it develops an additional
aesthetic appeal. Aluminium scores with
its pleasant feel, its decorative surface
and its low weight.

30 FSB Manual 2015 | 2016

DIN EN 1906

Made in Germany is symbol of value Tensile load for installed fittings

which we can be proud of: FSBs door
and window fittings are manufactured in Class 1 F = 300 N
Brakel and are German made products. Class 2 F = 500 N
Class 3 F = 800 N
On request, we are happy to issue cer- Class 4 F = 1,000 N
tificates of origin and long term supplier
declarations for goods with preferential FSB FSB fittings for large buildings
origin status according to EU regulation
no. 1207/ 2001. In your own interest, if
there is any doubt, please check whether Owing to their compact design and the robustness of the
it is just a German brand or whether it connecting parts, FSB fittings for large buildings can withstand
is a German product. We would be happy high tensile loads.
to convince you of the latter during a visit
to our factory in Brakel. Certification to
ISO 9001 as a desirable requirement
for participation in calls for proposals is Free angular movement
a matter of course for FSB just like the
validation after an EU eco-audit and certi- Class 1 10 mm
fication to ISO 14 001. Since 2010 on this Class 2 10 mm
subject, we also have EPD environmental Class 3 5 mm
product declarations to ISO 14 025 for our Class 4 5 mm
range of over 25,000 deliverable items.
A highly developed societys image of itself
should include just as highly developed
products. This also has a lot to do with With zero play clamping, the FSB solid spindle prevents door
sustainability. Doors, windows or even handles from wobbling.
rooms designed to be free from barriers
accompany us over many decades For
these products, this is reason enough to
not just pay attention to materials, de- Durability
sign and technology but also to longevity.
Handles or fittings which merely corre- In a test jig, the forces and relative movements arising in use
spond to the standard are not necessarily are modelled and simulated in an endurance test.
of equal value to our products.
Class 6 100,000 operations for average frequency of use
In the adjacent illustrations we show with Class 7 200,000 operations for frequent use
a few selected diagrams how FSB fittings
clearly exceed the requirements of DIN FSB 1,000,000 and more operations tested
EN 1906.

To see why you can trust products from Even after the endurance test, the FSB fittings meet the
FSB, please see our extensive brochure requirements of the user category classes.
titled FSB on standards: DIN EN Qual-
ity to get to grips with for quality is
measurable. On request, we would be
happy to send you this free of charge: 31
Materials and Aluminium

FSB 0105 FSB 0205

Aluminium, natural colour Aluminium, new silver colouring

Aluminium is the most commonly occur- Aluminium is a light metal (density

ring metal in the Earths crust. In com- 2.699 g/cm3). It melts at 660 degrees
parison to other metals, aluminium has Celsius. Admittedly, its initial extraction
not been known for long it was first requires a relatively large amount of ener-
produced with a chemical reaction in gy. This energy balance is however com-
1808. pensated by its many positive characteris-
tics in use and when recycled. The ener-
Right from the start, aluminium has been gy savings associated with recycling are
used as a high-tech material, when light about 95 % compared to its initial extrac-
weight and high durability are required. tion. And aluminium can be recycled
Space travel as well as aircraft and car- again and again, without any loss.
making are inconceivable without it and it
was responsible for making some innova- It is very pleasant to handle, above all as
tions possible in the first place. Especially this lightweight amongst the metals is very
in the second half of the 20th century, alu- good at matching the ambient tempera-
minium started its triumphal advance into ture. FSB only uses pure alloys from the
interior design and into design in general. smelters to DIN 1725 with the following
Its technological mystique together with its material numbers:
silvery, glittering surface opened up new
horizons in the use of metal in interior de- AlMg3: material no. 3.3541.02
sign. At FSB this started with the designs AlMg1: material no. 3.3315
by Johannes Potentes in the 1950s. Still AlMgSi0,5: material no. 3.3206
today, the expertise which we gained at
the time in the machining of aluminium is After the mechanical machining, its sur-
the basis of all of FSBs families of handles face is protected by anodising.
made of this wonderful material.

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FSB 0305 FSB 0405 FSB 0704 1
Aluminium, brass colouring Aluminium, bronze colouring Aluminium, dark bronze colouring

FSB uses a standard process for anodis- After colouring, the surface becomes more
ing. This process uses direct current and dense. This ensures that the colours re-
a sulphuric acid electrolyte. The oxide sistance to corrosion, light and weather
layer built up in this standard process is stays within the specified values. Basically,
approx. 10 m thick. The hardness of this aluminium needs no special care as a ma-
layer is up to 350 kp/mm2 (Vickers), cor- terial. This artificially created anodised lay-
responding to 2,500 to 3,500 N/mm2. The er protects the aluminium. Dirt spots can
silver-white oxide layer can be coloured to be removed with water and a soft cloth.
extend your design options. FSB uses two
types of colouration: In daily use aluminium surfaces can be 1
worn or scratched by harder materials.
1. Colouring the surface and in the cen- Damage is typically caused by rings worn
tral region of the oxide layer by immer- on fingers. This damage to the alu-
sion colouring which is also known as minium surface may impair the aesthetic
the absorption process. During this, the impression but has no effect on its func-
initially silver-white anodised aluminium tion. Many users even like this patina
is chemically coloured in organic and resulting from use.
anorganic dye solutions. The light fast-
ness has a value of about 6 to 7. Please note that the fitting solutions in the
handle families 1001, 1003, 1004, 1035,
2. Colouring at the base of the pores of the 1102, 1163, 1183, 1191 and 1222 as 2
oxide layer. Here, metals are electrolyti- well as the associated knobs (0811, 0812,
cally deposited using alternating current 0833, 0873) are only available in FSB
into the previously created silver-white 0105 aluminium.
oxide layer. This is called a two-stage
process. The light fastness values are
from 7 to 8. 33
Aluminium Aluminium + colour

FSB 0505 FSB 0805 FSB 8220

Aluminium, medium bronze anodised Aluminium, black anodised White, similar to RAL 9016, glossy
(C 33) (C 35)
FSB 9020
Pure white, similar to RAL 9010, glossy

Aluminiums natural colour is natural sil- We would also like to point out that for the Coloured door and window fittings have
ver (FSB 0105). We recommend this col- finish of the anodised colours FSB always found some recognition in the market-
our for all customers who appreciate use polishes all aluminium parts to a mirror place in recent decades. Often, they were
appropriate to the material. finish prior to anodising. This leads to the the sole architectural design element in
silk finish which is characteristic for FSBs the grey concrete landscape. Today they
After a predominance of light colours in aluminium fittings. For the manufacturers have a firmly established place in the fit-
architecture, for some time a reversal of of profiles however, it is usual to at most tings industrys product range.
this trend has been noticeable. Colour grind the profiles prior to anodising them,
concepts like this encompass all trades: only resulting in a matt finish after the an- FSB sees itself primarily as a manufac-
starting from the facade, via the interi- odising. It is thus unavoidable that there turer of door and window fittings made
or in general right through to the interior will be slight differences in the colours and of fine metals. FSB offers a limited range
doors. This struck us at FSB not just be- level of gloss/mattness. of painted fittings. When making your
cause of the increased demand for pati- enquiry, please specify the RAL number of
nated bronze finishes, but also quite prag- As far as the printing process allows, the the required colour. Account must always
matically when we inspect large buildings, standard colours mentioned for the FSB be taken of the fact that slight variations
where we have encountered a lot more 1023 model of door handle are shown ap- in colour can arise in manufacture, due to
dark wood than in previous years. In the proximately correctly. We do recommend the materials and the process involved.
best architectural tradition, FSB is taking requesting colour samples from FSB for
account of this. In this manual we are more exact colour matching. Slight colour As its basic material for painted fittings,
presenting two new colours which pursue variations due to the manufacturing pro- FSB uses the cast and ground aluminium
this design concept and, over and above cess are unavoidable, especially between models from its standard range. Before
that match two common colours of facade different delivered batches. painting, the parts are subject to a special,
profiles: C 33 medium bronze and anodic oxidation. FSB then uses electro-
C 35 black. static powder coating. This is a solvent-
free painting process.

34 FSB Manual 2015 | 2016

FSB 8802 FSB 8821 FSB 8120 1
Anthracite grey, similar to RAL 7016, glossy Grey-brown, similar to RAL 8019, glossy Black, similar to RAL 9005, matt

The paint is applied in layers of approx. FSB sees itself primarily as a manufac-
80 m. The quality of the finish, the light turer of door and window fittings made
fastness of the colours, the hardness of of fine metals, which also applies for the
the surface, resistance to abrasion etc. ErgoSystem.
approximately correspond to that of ano-
dised aluminium layers. FSB offers you the option, for all parts
within the ErgoSytem which are made of
Occasionally FSB is asked whether we can aluminium and as standard are painted
supply door pulls made of round material dark grey, to paint them on request with
in designs made of painted stainless steel almost all colours to RAL. ErgoSystem
or steel. In contrast to using aluminium as fittings for large buildings can be colour-
the base material, especially when using matched to individual designs or their col-
steel, there is a risk of corrosion if the sur- ours can set an accent. Please specify the
face is damaged. We ask for your under- required RAL number with every inquiry.
standing, that for such special versions,
we cannot accept any liability and must
exclude any guarantee for the product.

If properly fitted and used properly, the

paint on FSB fittings will withstand daily
use. Vigorous contact with hard and
sharp-edged objects (e. g. rings, keys,
boxes etc.) can scratch the surface.
Scratches do not however impair function. 35
Stainless steel

FSB 6204 FSB 6205

Stainless steel fine matt Stainless steel, mirror finish

In 1912, Krupp in Essen, received the of chrome and nickel, it requires very little Notes on selection
first patents for a new material which care. An invisible passive layer forms on
became familiar in pre-war Germany its surface which is even supposed to have When selecting and ordering door and
under the names Nirosta (never rust) bactericidal properties. window fittings and their accessories, to
and V2a-steel. A variety of applications avoid queries, misunderstandings and the
quickly opened up for this new material: Places it is used associated waste of time, all of the general
from the construction of containers in the explanations and technical information in
chemical industry through to designs in We recommend stainless steel door and this catalogue should be considered.
car and aircraft construction, from build- window fittings for all heavily used doors,
ing materials to household equipment. especially in public buildings, for public Finishes
authorities, hospitals, on ships in motor-
The general term of stainless steel includes way service areas, in parks and sports Stock versions made of matt stainless steel
more than 100 different steels which resist facilities, just about anywhere where there are particularly robust. Mirror finish stain-
corrosion and acids. When making our fit- are lots of people and a fitting is to continue less steel is an environmentally friendly
tings we use a chrome-nickel steel which, to work long term while being easy-care. alternative to chrome-plated surfaces and
according to DIN 17 440 takes the mate- is made to order.
rial number 1.4301. It contains approx. Care
18 % chrome and 8 % nickel. This alloy
has proven itself in the building trade. In principle, architectural fittings made of
stainless steel need no care. Traces of dirt
Characteristics of stainless steel can be removed with a moist cloth. If, after
some time, exterior fittings or fittings in
Stainless steel is outstanding in its suit- chlorinated swimming pools show traces
ability for door and window fittings as its of surface rust, this will not be from the
surface is extremely resistant to corrosion. material itself but will have been transport-
Even when very roughly treated it scarcely ed from outside to the fitting. This can be
shows traces of dents or scratches, it removed with vigorous rubbing.
shows little wear even in continuous use
and, above all due to the additional alloys

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FSB 6204 1
Stainless steel, fine matt

FSB 6205
Stainless steel, mirror finish

Stainless steel and Stainless steel is a material which is out-

standingly well suited for use in bath-
anywhere where there are lots of people
and a fitting is to continue to work long
ErgoSystem rooms and sanitary areas, as its surface
is extremely resistant to corrosion. Even
term while being easy-care.

when very roughly treated it scarcely Easy care

shows traces of dents or scratches, it
shows little wear even in continuous use In principle, architectural fittings made of
and, above all due to the additional al- stainless steel need no care. Traces of dirt
loys of chrome and nickel, it requires can be removed with a moist cloth. If, af-
very little care. An invisible passive layer ter some time, exterior fittings or fittings in
forms on its surface which is even sup- chlorinated swimming pools show traces
posed to have bactericidal properties. of surface rust, this will not be from the
material itself but will have been trans-
FSB offers the ErgoSystem with finishes ported from outside to the fitting. This can
of stainless steel fine matt (FSB 6204) and be removed with vigorous rubbing. When
stainless steel mirror finish (FSB 6205). cleaning powder-coated aluminium parts
Stock versions made of stainless steel in the ErgoSystem (supports, fixings etc.)
fine matt are particularly robust. The ver- no abrasive cleaning agents may be used.
sion with a stainless steel mirror finish is They inevitably lead to fine scratches and
an environmentally friendly alternative to thus to a matt, dull surface.
chrome-plated surfaces and is made to

We recommend the ErgoSystem made of

stainless steel for heavily used areas, es-
pecially in public buildings, hospitals, old
peoples and care homes, public authori-
ties, on ships, in motorway service areas,
parks and sporting facilities, just about 37

FSB 4205
Brass polished varnished

FSB 4305
Brass polished waxed

For four decades, FSB has offered selected patina. Many buyers see a particular aes-
door and window fittings and their acces- thetic charm in this maturing of the sur-
sories in brass. Apart from door and win- face. Varnished brass fittings lose their
dow fittings, our product range includes gloss finish as soon as the varnish is dam-
handles for entrance doors including aged. Then intercrystalline corrosion will
accessories. start. For a fee, corroded fittings can be
Brass fittings are offered in a variety of
alloys and for a variety of prices in the Recommendation
market. However, not everything that shines
like gold is made of real brass. But from FSB basically only recommends the use
us, it is. We exclusively use copper-zinc of waxed brass surfaces. Polished waxed
alloys defined in DIN 17 660 as CuZn 37, surfaces can be cleaned with standard,
material numbers 2.0321 or 2.0335. commercially available cleaners. We also
recommend that brass surfaces are not
Protection from corrosion used, in particular in outdoor areas, where
the effects of sunshine and weather inevi-
It is often not mentioned that brass mate- tably lead to manifestations of corrosion
rial tends to corrode in daily use. There is and above all, not to plan brass fittings in
only one answer to that: and that is clean- public buildings for frequently used doors.
ing. If you have ever been on holiday in Unless of course, you accept the constant
the Nordic countries, you will know how cleaning required or accept the natural
carefully the brass fittings are cleaned eve- patina.
ry week on house doors. Anyone who does
not want to clean has the choice between
the use of varnished or waxed surfaces.
Waxed brass parts are polished during
daily use. The parts which are not touched
quickly develop a brown to grey-green

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FSB 7615 FSB 7625 1

Bronze lightly patinated waxed Bronze dark patinated, waxed

Fittings made of bronze develop a certain external influences which would lead to Surface hygiene
radiance as years go by. The patina of use discolouration of untreated surfaces.
results in a particular aesthetic charm. Owing to the increasing occurrence of
Bronze parts darken in the air and due to Protection from corrosion antibiotic-resistant germs, FSBs bronze
environmental influences. takes on a new significance owing to its
If you require the patina appearance to the bactericide effect. Critical studies in the
Patina should not be understood as dam- bronze from the initial receipt of the prod- USA and in Great Britain show that bac-
aging the material. It is rather a sign of uct, we can varnish our bronze door han- teria on copper alloy surfaces are 99.9 %
credible aging and profiting from change. dles. As this treatment falsifies the mate- killed off after two hours at the latest. This
Bronze is a material which is not used rials typical character, we would like to group of bacteria includes the Methicillin-
up, it is just used. For our fittings, we use advise against it. Varnished bronze fittings resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA),
a copper-tin alloy with 92 % copper and also lose their gloss finish as soon as the one of the most virulent and danger-
8 % tin, which is called CuSn 8, or mate- varnish is damaged and the intercrystal- ous germs known. When the prescribed
rial no. 2.1030. This composition is char- line corrosion starts please see the cor- hygienic measures are carried out at the
acterised by outstanding resistance to cor- responding notes about brass. same time, it was confirmed that contami-
rosion, high strength and it is very hard. nation was prevented by more than 99 %.
Its resistance to wear makes it suitable for Owing to this fact this characteristic of the
heavily stressed products which are used copper alloy used by FSB, called CuSn 8
every day. (UNS designation C52100) has been offi-
cially taken up by the EPA (Environmental
The bronze fittings in the 7615 finish are Protection Agency) into US building regu-
first polished and then pretreated using lations, US registration number 82012-2.
a process especially developed by FSB. FSB bronze fittings also carry the Europe-
Immersion in a bath for metals contain- an copper quality seal Cu+ Antimicrobial
ing copper imitates the materials natural Copper (for more information, see www.
aging process. With this pre-aging, we cre-
ate a typical bronze patina, which is just
as good as that produced naturally. The
final waxing in the factory protects it from 39
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