How To Open Sliding Windows Electrically?
Updated: Jan 13
Sliding windows are one of the most common type of windows. We could see this type of windows in households, offices, factories, classrooms, or gyms. In general speaking, sliding windows are with following advantages:
1. Great for natural light
2. Cost down
3. There will be a space for install screen windows
4. Window frame is removable for rinse
5. Space saving when it's opened
6. Easy to pull or push with built-in window rollers
Therefore, sliding windows are with great structural for installing automatic window openers. Before the automatic window openers specially made for sliding windows, people use linear actuators for pull and push window sash electrically. It's very abrupt for windows. When it install on the bottom or the top window frame, the windows will be tilted during the movement of electric window opening system. After a certain period of time, it will reduce the service life of windows.
Recently, new type of electric window openers was specially made for sliding window. It was developed on the basis of the structure of sliding window. Connecting the window sash and window frame by special brackets. Moving the window sash stably by the spindle which is inside the mechanism. We could customized the length and color of aluminum case as the same as window frame. With customized product, it's will seem as one-piece on the sliding windows.
The electric window openers could either control by remoter or smartphone. Easily for opening high windows for natural ventilation. Furthermore, it's could connect with smart-home system. Setting each situation for opening or closing windows automatically.
Cases of automatic window openers for sliding windows
1. Gym of elementary school
The new gym was designed many high sliding windows for natural ventilation. but some of them are 3-storeyed high. Even climbed on ladders could not reach these windows. Therefore, they decide to install automatic window openers for these high windows at the gym. Controlled by wall switches or remote controllers. Make all windows play their role for improving ventilation.
This elementary school was located at the north of South Korea. There will be snow season in winter. They used 2 layers windows for keeping out cold air. Besides, the temperature are getting higher and higher in summer during these years. It's important for improving natural ventilation for gym in summer time. Therefore, windows must could be open or close easily any time.
2. High windows in the garage of villa
The windows of garage are usually been design as high windows for safety and privacy reason. Resulting in bad natural light and poor ventilation. Install high sliding windows as transom could make much better of the light and ventilation for garage. There is another problem of opening high windows.
There are many house owner eager to looking for opening windows electrically. Automatic window openers are made for this situation! With the new mechanism, people could either by manual control or connecting the windows with smart home system. Setting multiple mode of open or closing window, when people arrive home, out of work, raining, or air-conditioner opened. Make windows work automatically according your lifestyle.
3. Windows in high ceiling showroom
There is no high building next to the wood workshop. Therefore, the designer was designed high windows on the both side. Make sure great natural light and ventilation for the interior space. They were also installed automatic window openers for each windows. Let the store owner easily to open windows everyday by remote controller.
4. Transom of classrooms with smoke ventilation function
Photo by http://s-school-yaps.blogspot.com/2018/01/blog-post_97.html
Traditional classroom in south asia school were usually designed 2 row of sliding windows. Students usually have to climb on the window frames for open the top windows. There actually a better solution of open and close these transoms. Reduce the risk of students falling and getting hurt.
Above picture is a case in a lecture hall of school. There were installed automatic sliding window openers for each transom. Furthermore, all window openers were connected to smoke ventilation system. According to smoke ventilation regulation, when smoke happened, windows must open automatically for ventilation increase the possibility for people to escape.
5. High Windows In Jewelry Store
For high ceiling space, there are usually design with high windows for natural vent. In fact, people could not open it conveniently. Therefore, these windows are never opened.
In these case, there are two sliding windows on higher place. The store owner would like to control these window at the same time. After installed 2 Sets KST-SL01 Automatic window opener for sliding windows, we connect the control signal wire together for simultaneous control. When there is off peak hours or during spring/ autumn seasons, the store owner may open window easily for vent, without any air-conditioner.
7. High Windows On The Top Floor Of Townhouse
This building is an re-decorated old townhouse. The designer added additional windows on the top floor for natural vent and introducing skylight. For safety and privacy reason, the window is very short. On the other hand, the house owner may keep the window open all day long for vent.
With KST-SL01 Automatic Window Opener for sliding windows, people can use remote controller for operating windows. If there is smarthome system, the product provide signal supported for smart home system. You may control your windows through app on smartphone.
7. High Windows In Large Warehouse
There are about 30 sliding windows in this warehouse for natural vent. But these windows are too high to reach and too many.
KST-SL02 Automatic Window Opener is budget saving option for building with numbers of windows. The central controllers are two KST-B18-R, for operating all windows easily with wall switch or remote controller.
Conditions for install automatic window openers for sliding windows
1. The material of window frame is made by aluminum
The accessories of automatic window openers are made by stainless steel with about 3 mm thickness. It will be much durable when it's mounting on aluminum frame rather than plastic steel windows.
2. Check windows are all functional before installation
There should not be any deformation of window frames or any obstacles on the tracks. Usually, the maximum force of automatic window openers is about 20 kgf. But if there is any deformation or obstacles. There were much possibility cause damage to both window frame or window openers. Therefore, it's very important that check the functions of windows before installation.
3. There should be window rollers on the bottom of window sashes
The window rollers for sliding windows make people easier to push or pull windows. It's also providing smooth moving for windows on the track. Automatic window openers for sliding windows were designed to install on the bottom of window frame. This design ensure the machine work more smooth and stable.
4. Space for " L shape fixing brackets"
The " L shape fixing brackets" are for mounting window opener on the window frame. There should be at least 5 cm height on the bottom window frame for installation.
5. The space between "special window sash bracket" and electric window opener
There will be a " adjustable knob bracket " for fixing on the window sash. Once it connected with the " U shape bracket " of window opener. The machine could open or close window electrically. The space between the " adjustable knob bracket " and " U shape bracket " should be less than 1.5 cm.
6. Sockets near windows
If your are designing a new building or going on a renovation of old house. Please design sockets near your windows for automatic window openers.
For more details of automatic window openers for sliding windows:
Product introduction page: https://www.soonkst.com/automatic-sliding-window
KST-SL01 track linear actuator ( w/ built-in remote control): https://www.soonkst.com/track-linear-actuators-kst-sl01
KST-SL02 track linear actuator ( w/ 24VDC motor): https://www.soonkst.com/track-linear-actuators-kst-sl02
How to install automatic sliding window opener by yourself: https://www.soonkst.com/blog/how-to-install-kst-sl01-automatic-sliding-window-opener-by-yourself
Case with automatic sliding window opener in wood workshop: https://www.soonkst.com/blog/install-automatic-sliding-window-openers-for-the-transoms-of-high-ceiling-store
Working video of automatic sliding window openers on YouTube: https://youtu.be/Z-whk4jSoVg
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