An economical and easy to install system that has been scrupulously designed to resist all types of mechanical stresses and corrosion problems.
Epsilon U system is an aluminium fastening and substructure system for attaching natural stone cladding on ventilated facades.
The Epsilon U vertical profile system is economic and easy to install. It has been scrupulously designed to resist all types of mechanical stresses and corrosion problems that can arise in construction work. As it is a profile system, it can be installed on solid, perforated or hollow supporting walls. The Epsilon system can be adjusted vertically and horizontally.
These elements provide the system with vertical continuity and are made of AW-6060/6063 T5 aluminium alloy with a black marine coat, resistant to aggressive agents. This type of coat has the certification QUALICOAT class SEASIDE.
Thanks to their special design, they provide excellent resistance. The profile has internal grooves on its three faces along their entire length used to reinforce the areas where the self-drilling screws are inserted to attach the angular load bearing anchors, angular support anchors and staples to attach the cladding.
The angular load bearing anchors are made of AW-6060/6063 T5 aluminium alloy. These anchors connect the vertical profile to the floor slabs of the building, transmitting the load generated by the cladding weight. They are attached to the profile using stainless steel 5.5 x 25 mm self-drilling screws and aluminium AW-6060/6063 security locking washers, which are attached to the profile lengthways guides.
The connection between the angular load bearing anchors and the profiles can be adjusted horizontally thanks to the oval holes in the profiles. This means the system can be adapted to any possible irregularities in the structural elements of the building.
These anchors are fabricated with different lengths with the aim of giving a solution for the different isolation thicknesses sold in the present market.
The angular support anchors are made of aluminium AW-6060/6063 T5 alloy. These anchors connect the vertical profile to the wall of the building distributing the stress generated by the wind forces on the cladding.
They are attached to the profile using stainless steel 5.5 x 25 mm self-drilling screws and aluminium AW-6060/6063 security locking washers, which are attached to the profile lengthways guides. Their special design allows their regulation along the two horizontal axes.
Like the load bearing anchors, the support anchors are fabricated with different lengths.
They are made entirely of AW-6060/6063 aluminium alloy. The staple has a main body section with a hole and an oval or oblong hole used to attach it to the vertical profile with 2 stainless steel self-drilling screws, making it possible to vertically adjust the position of the staple. With these types of fastenings, a groove has to be made on both sides of the stone, into which the staple clips are introduced.
Different staples are fabricated according to the requirements of the installation.
The horizontal profiles offer the possibility to place the cladding alternating the joints. The profiles are drilled with multi-diameter drills and are fixed to the vertical profiles with security locking washers to allow the thermal expansion on the horizontal axe. It is necessary to groove the entire length of the stones where the profile will be introduced.
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You can download a .zip file with the BIM families for Revit of all of elements that are part of the system Epsilon “U”: deadload and windload brackets, vertical profile, Sigma staples, horizontal profiles Sigma and continuation sleeves. Families have been created specifying the screws required in each type included in the family with the aim of having the exact number of elements necessary in the project. Moreover, a repository with an example of the façade components is included.
These families have been created with Revit 2018, so they must be opened with the same version or later.