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AAMA updates document on rotary window operators.

Press Release Summary:

Dec 07, 2007 - Covering rotary operators in window applications, AAMA 901-07 consists of 7-page voluntary specification that includes procedures, materials, and performance criteria for determining durability of gear type rotary operating devices used for opening and closing casement, awning, jalousie, and other similar types of windows. Most significant change was update of Tables 1, 2, and 3 to be consistent with designations as stated in AAMA/WDMA/CSA 101/I.S. 2/A440-05.

American Architectural Manufacturers Association - Schaumburg, IL

Original Press Release

AAMA Updates Document Addressing Rotary Operators in Window Applications

Press release date: Dec 01, 2007

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. - AAMA 901-07, a voluntary specification covering rotary operators in window applications, has been released by the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA). According to Ken Brenden, AAMA technical standards manager, the revamped seven-page document, titled Voluntary Specifications for Rotary Operators in Window Applications and first published in 1996, includes several updates.

The specifications and methods of test covered in AAMA 901-07 include procedures, materials and performance criteria for determining the durability of gear type rotary operating devices used for opening and closing casement, awning, jalousie and other similar types of windows, per Brenden.

"In addition to various editorial changes, definitions were clarified within the document, including dwell time as referenced in ASTM E 405. The most significant change was the update of Tables 1, 2 and 3 to be consistent with designations as stated in AAMA/WDMA/CSA 101/I.S. 2/A440-05," according to Brenden. In addition, the referenced standards were also updated.

The Voluntary Specifications for Rotary Operators in Window Applications is available through download, CD or paper copy at a cost of $20.00 for non-members and $10.00 for members. For copies of AAMA 901-07, visit the AAMA Online Publication Store at www.aamanet.org ; call 847-303-5664; or write the American Architectural Manufacturers Association, 1827 Walden Office Square, Suite 550, Schaumburg, IL 60173.

AAMA is the source of performance standards, product certification, and educational programs for the fenestration industry. (SM)

Angela Dickson, Senior Coordinator of Communications, AAMA Email: adickson@aamanet.org 847-303-5859 Ext. 224