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April 2018 - Innovation: electronic lock for Portavant 80 automatic
From now on an electronic lock is also available as optional accessory for Portavant 80 automatic. Thanks to the space-saving integration in the end-stop, glass cut-outs are unnecessary, there is no need for an additional lateral profile overlap for the lock, and power is simply supplied to the lock via the Portavant 80 automatic door drive.

For further information about the electronic locking solution, please see the flyer.

Flyer PDF (PDF |0,5 MB)

July 2017 - New, optional accessory for Portavant 80 automatic: wall sensor for contact-free and thus hygienic door opening
A contact-free wall sensor is now also available as optional accessory for Portavant 80 automatic, the automatic Vitris sliding door fitting with low kinetic energy mode. Unlike conventional switches, this infrared-controlled switch enables contact-free door operation. It is thus ideal for use in all rooms with special hygiene requirements, for example, in the health sector or gastronomy.

Two different scanning ranges enable optimum adjustment to every environment.
December 2017 - e-Secura product innovation
e-Secura, the electronic locking solution for the renowned Supra glass sliding door fitting made by Willach, is available from the beginning of January. The electronic e-Secura lock combines the proven features of the well-known Secura security cylinder lock, such as secure access protection, with the convenience, flexibility and programmability of an electronic lock.

The e-Secura lock was developed by Willach and the renowned lock manufacturer Lehmann and uses access control technology developed by SimonsVoss. All three companies manufacture their products in Germany, where they are market-leading in terms of quality.

The e-Secura roller profile lock consists of two components: (1) the actual lock and (2) the counter adapter with which the locking bolt engages. The lock is fixed on the inside of the secured furniture or showcase using an adapter that is attached unobtrusively to the reverse of the roller profile of the rear sliding sash;  it moves with the sash as it opens or closes. The counter adapter is screwed into the roller profile of the front sliding sash. During locking, the locking bolt engages with the counter adapter and locks the sashes together so that they cannot be forced apart.

Due to the clearance required to insert the sash, glass sliding doors can be lifted off the tracks when ordinary locks are used. Short locking bolts, or those that can shear off, offer insufficient protection against external manipulation attempts. This is not the case with the e-Secura lock: as with the manual Secura security cylinder lock, the two roller profiles are locked firmly together via an L-cam locking: when the horizontal locking bolt has been extended, another locking pin comes up vertically and engages with the counter adapter.

Together with the damping and anti-theft devices located on the right and left-hand side of the top twin guide, the e-Secura lock offers the proven Supra 3-point security and provides reliable protection against unauthorised access:  the sashes cannot be forced apart horizontally or lifted vertically.

As both the lock housing and the counter adapter move with the sashes as they are opened, the bottom of the furniture or showcase remains fully accessible when the sashes are open. This means, for example, that an object can be easily taken out to be presented to a customer. There are no unwanted components attached to the bottom. As a result, the e-Secura lock is also ideal for showcases with glass or mirrored bottoms.

Furthermore, the e-Secura lock also impresses with its ease of opening via transponders, automatic locking after closure of the sashes, visual and acoustic signals indicating the locking status, access traceability via software, and flexible allocation of access rights.

For simple applications, Willach provides SimonsVoss’s LSM Starter Edition software on CD. The operator can install this on a notebook in just a few steps. Using a USB configuration key, up to 100 transponders and up to 20 locks can be combined at will.

If a solution is required for a more complex locking system or if the same system has to be used for showcases and furniture as to control access to the doors of the building, this is possible with the support of a SimonsVoss partner. Various MIFARE smart cards can also be used with the e-Secura lock.

The battery-operated e-Secura lock is extremely easy to install. It is simply fixed to the roller profiles, which can be cut to size, via the adapters provided and also using the adhesive pad already installed. There is no cabling between sensors or lock; mains supplies are not required.
September 2016 - Innovation Portavant 150 multiline
The new Portavant 150 multiline by Willach is the ideal solution for all ceiling-mounted applications requiring a large passageway whilst minimising the space used by the sliding sashes when open. While with a single-track sliding door the passageway cannot be wider than either the sidelight or the wall space accommodating the sliding sash when it is open, thanks to its telescopic function, Portavant 150 multiline enables much wider passageways: up to five sliding sashes can be stacked parallel to each other. Floating floor guides keep the entire passageway free of trip hazards. With its telescopic function, Portavant 150 multiline is a great solution for partition walls or for separating small spaces such as kitchens, corridors, bathrooms etc. Portavant 150 multiline is the telescopic Portavant solution for maximum clearance width.

Portavant 150 multiline can be opened with a flick of a wrist.  The SOFT CATCH function ensures that each sash triggers the sliding movement of the following sash. Thanks to integrated dampers the sashes follow quietly and gently.

Portavant 150 multiline is the perfect solution for all ceiling-mounted multi-track installations. It can also be easily installed in a ceiling pocket, in front of a lintel or in suspended ceilings. Portavant 150 multiline can be used for both one-sided and two-sided systems, with or without sidelight(s).

In Portavant 150 multiline, before the end positions are reached, an innovative cushioning system slows all sashes gently and quietly over a distance of several centimetres, so preventing the doors from banging hard and averting the associated noise and vibrations. A retraction system then safely pulls all sashes to their end positions and prevents them from bouncing back, so ensuring discretion and well-being in gently closed spaces. The spring force with which the doors are retracted after cushioning can be adjusted in two levels (level 1: from 50kg to 100kg and level 2: from 100kg to up to 150kg sash weight). This ensures the smallest possible opening resistances.

Inside Portavant 150 multiline, the proven design principle of the Portavant series ensures outstanding quality and technology: as the activators are connected to the end-stops, they are always in the correct position, thus ensuring reliable activation of the cushioning systems attached to the twin roller assemblies on a permanent basis. This prevents damage to the cushioning systems in the event of faulty adjustment. Furthermore, an excess load protection ensures that the cushioning systems always work perfectly.

The cushioning system is fully functional even when the track profile has not been installed exactly perpendicular to the glass door. The cushioning system and the activator are both perfectly aligned due to the geometry of the track profile. The swivelling clamp fixture compensates for any deviations from perpendicular alignment. Tolerances of +/- 2.5 mm are permissible with regard to the width of the track.

Portavant 150 multiline is also impressive thanks to its ease of installation.
September 2016 - Innovation Portavant 150
The new Portavant 150 by Willach is the perfect solution for all ceiling-mounted single-track installations. It can also be easily installed in a ceiling pocket, in front of a lintel or in suspended ceilings as all components are inserted into the track profile laterally, the glass panel fitted with clamping jaws is mounted into the roller assembly from below and all settings, such as height and end positions, are also adjusted from below. Portavant 150 can be used for both one-sided and two-sided systems, with or without sidelight.

In Portavant 150, before the end positions are reached, an innovative cushioning system slows down the sash gently and quietly over a distance of several centimetres, preventing the door from banging hard and thus avoiding the associated noise and vibrations. A retraction system then safely pulls the door to its end position and prevents it from bouncing back, so ensuring discretion and well-being in gently closed spaces. The spring force with which the door is retracted after cushioning can be adjusted in two levels (level 1: from 50kg to 100kg and level 2: from 100kg to up to 150kg sash weight). This enables the smallest possible opening resistances.

Inside Portavant 150, the proven design principle of the Portavant series ensures outstanding quality and technology: as the activators are connected to the end-stops they are always in the correct position, thus ensuring reliable activation of the cushioning systems attached to the twin roller assemblies on a permanent basis. This prevents damage to the cushioning systems in the event of faulty adjustment. Furthermore, an excess load protection ensures that the cushioning systems always work perfectly.

The cushioning system is fully functional even when the track profile has not been installed exactly perpendicular to the glass door. The cushioning system and the activator are both perfectly aligned due to the geometry of the track profile. The swivelling clamp fixture compensates for any deviations from perpendicular alignment. Tolerances of +/- 2.5 mm are permissible with regard to the width of the track.

Portavant 150 is also impressive thanks to its ease of installation.
September 2016 - Willach at Glasstec 2016
At this year's Glasstec, Willach again presented numerous, intelligent new products in the field of glass sliding door fittings. The new VITRIS glass sliding door fittings for interior doors, Portavant 150 and Portavant 150 multiline, are just some of these new products. Portavant 150 is the perfect solution for all ceiling-mounted single-track installations and sash weights of 50kg to 150kg. Installation is also possible in a ceiling pocket, in front of a lintel or in suspended ceilings. In Portavant 150, before the end position is reached, an innovative cushioning system slows down the sash gently and quietly over a distance of several centimetres, so preventing the door from banging hard. A retraction system then safely pulls the door to its end position, preventing it from bouncing back. The spring force with which the door is retracted after cushioning can be adjusted in two levels (level 1: from 50kg to 100kg and level 2: from 100kg to up to 150kg sash weight). This enables the smallest possible opening resistances.

Portavant 150 multiline is the perfect solution for all ceiling-mounted multi-track installations. Portavant 150 multiline is based on the same profile, cushioning and roller technology as Portavant 150 and so offers the same advantages. While with a single-track sliding door the passageway cannot be wider than either the sidelight or the wall space accommodating the sliding sash when it is open, thanks to its telescopic function, Portavant 150 multiline enables much wider passageways: up to five sliding sashes can be stacked parallel to each other. Floating floor guides keep the entire passageway free of trip hazards. With its telescopic function, Portavant 150 multiline is a great solution for partition walls or for separating small spaces such as kitchens, corridors, bathrooms etc. Portavant 150 multiline is the telescopic Portavant solution for maximum clearance width. Portavant 150 multiline can be opened with a flick of a wrist. The SOFT CATCH function ensures that each sash triggers the sliding movement of the following sash. Thanks to integrated dampers the sashes follow quietly and gently.

Furthermore, in conjunction with the low kinetic energy door Portavant 80 automatic, Willach is also presenting a new electronic lock together with an intelligent access authorisation system at Glasstec 2016. This electronic lock can also be used for Portavant 120.

A new product will also be presented in the field of glass sliding door fittings for showcases and furniture: the e-Secura lock, an electronic locking solution. The electronic e-Secura lock combines the proven features of the well-known Secura security cylinder lock, such as secure access protection via L-bolt locking, with the convenience, flexibility and programmability of an electronic lock. The e-Secura lock also impresses with its ease of opening via transponders, automatic locking after closure of the sashes, visual and acoustic signals indicating the locking status, access traceability via software, and flexible allocation of access rights. The attractive, delicate lock housing is attached unobtrusively inside the showcase to the reverse of the roller profile. As both the lock housing and the counter adapter move with the sashes as they are opened, the bottom of the furniture or showcase remains fully accessible when the sashes are open. There are no unwanted components attached to the bottom. As a result, the e-Secura lock is also ideal for showcases with glass or mirrored bottoms.

For the first time, Willach also presented a fitting for shower sliding doors at Glasstec. The innovative Aquant 40 shower sliding door solution with cushioning and retraction system was already launched on the market at the beginning of the year.

We should like express our thanks for the numerous visits to and interesting conversations at our stand at Glasstec 2016.
February 2016 - Innovation: Aquant 40
Aquant 40 by Willach sets new benchmarks for high-quality glass sliding door fittings for showers. In Aquant 40, an innovative cushioning system slows the door sashes gently and quietly over a distance of several centimetres and prevents the doors from banging, thus averting the associated noise and vibrations.

Download Brochure (PDF |1,3 MB)

October 2014 - Willach at Glasstec 2014
We should like express our thanks for the numerous visits to and interesting conversations at our stand at Glasstec 2014. Alongside well-thought out installation solutions for our glass sliding door fittings for showcases and furniture, we placed a particular emphasis on innovations relating to the Portavant range. Interest focused on our new Portavant 60 twinline product. Visitors to the stand admired the successful utilisation of building space with the twin track fitting:  despite telescopic technology, synchronised movement and a cushioning and self-closing system on both sides of each sash, it only requires a profile height of 70 mm. However, the Portavant 80 automatic, our automatic door with low kinetic energy mode that has been awarded the “red dot design award”, also generated keen interest once again.
September 2014 - Innovation: Portavant 60 twinline
Thanks to the development of the new Portavant 60 twinline fitting by Willach, a lack of space next to the passage is no reason to do without elegant, comfortable-to-use glass sliding doors. Portavant 60 twinline ensures that the sliding sashes require very little room when they are open. While with normal sliding doors the passageway cannot be wider than the wall space at the side which needs to accommodate the sash when it is open, with Portavant 60 twinline two parallel sashes in twin top tracks mean that the width of the opening can be twice the wall space. That is why Portavant 60 twinline is a great solution for separating small spaces such as kitchens, corridors, bathrooms, etc. But Portavant 60 twinline can also be used as a partition wall: in this case four sashes – arranged if required between two sidelights – allow for a clearance width of two thirds of the room width when the sliding doors are open. Portavant 60 twinline moves two sashes with the same gentle action as one. It is a true miracle in the compact use of space: despite telescopic technology, synchronised movement and a cushioning and self-closing system on both sides of each sash, it only requires a profile height of 70mm. Portavant 60 twinline will be shown for the first time at Glasstec (21 to 24 October in Düsseldorf, Hall 9, Stand F38) and can be supplied from this time onwards.

Flyer Portavant 60 twinline (PDF |0,8 MB)

June 2014 - New: wall bracket for floor guide
Thanks to this new development, the Portavant floor guide can be fitted to the wall instead of the floor. It avoids the use of drill holes in the floor, something that might be desired if the subfloor is particularly valuable, or required in the case of underfloor heating. The optional stainless steel wall bracket is suitable for the floor guides included in the complete sets or accessory sets, as well as the floor guide for satinated and matt sashes.
June 2013 - Portavant floor guide available in colour C31
The floor guide housing of the Portavant floor guide is now also available in colour C31, i.e. alinox anodised (stainless steel effect). This means that the track/cover profile and floor guide housing are colour coordinated. The floor guide housings included in the complete sets always match the track/cover profile.
March 2013 - Portavant 80 automatic honoured with the “red dot design award“
Portavant 80 automatic convinced the red dot jury consisting of 37 design luminaries from 24 countries and has been honoured with the “red dot design award“! This coveted and internationally recognised prize is only awarded to products which are clearly set apart from comparable products through their exceptional design.

The decision is based on assessment criteria including

  • degree of innovation,
  • functionality,
  • formal quality,
  • ergonomics,
  • durability,
  • emotional content,
  • product periphery,
  • self-explanatory quality and
  • ecological compatibility.

As one of 4662 entries from 54 nations, Portavant 80 automatic proved convincing for the red dot jury consisting of 37 design luminaries from 24 countries. It will undoubtedly convince you too!

Newsletter 01/2013 (PDF |0,8 MB)

March 2013 - Portavant 80 automatic passes TÜV type testing with 500,000 sliding cycles
Compliance with all standards and guidelines applying to automatic doors with low kinetic energy mode and the Portavant 80 automatic safety concept were confirmed by TÜV through type testing. TÜV type testing also demonstrated the extremely long service life of Portavant 80 automatic with 500,000 sliding cycles.

Newsletter 01/2013 (PDF |0,8 MB)

October 2012 - Willach presents five product innovations at Glasstec 2012
At Glasstec 2012, Willach presented five new products to the numerous interested visitors to its stand; these products can be used with the all-glass sliding door fittings of the Portavant product range. They included the completely new Portavant 80 automatic. Thanks to its low kinetic energy mode and intelligent control, this automatic all-glass sliding door does not require complex safety edge monitoring. It thus caters for a wide market and offers good value for money.

Newsletter 02/2012 (PDF |0,8 MB)
October 2012 - Innovation: Portavant 80 automatic
You have probably always thought that complex mechanisms made automated sliding doors something only department stores or large hotels could afford – and then only if there was an electrician at hand. Wrong! Portavant 80 automatic can do without complex safety edge monitoring due to its low kinetic energy mode and intelligent controls. It thus caters for a wide market with its attractive pricing: be it a private residence, the office, a lawyer’s office or a doctor’s surgery, a hotel or restaurant, Portavant 80 automatic opens and closes the door automatically so that your customers can keep their hands free for other things. The installation of the door is child’s play due to the proven Portavant 120 clamping and roller assembly technology and the electrics can be connected in just three steps with a well-thought out Plug & Go connector system. Portavant 80 automatic is appropriate for almost any installation situation, be it one or two sashes. It can also be used for sidelights or glass façades. The slender profile height of just 70 mm and the drive and control unit integrated into the profile ensure the accomplishment of the highest design specifications.

Brochure Portavant 80 automatic (PDF |0,8 MB)