Intelligent door fitting: Robust technology with a sophisticated look

Expansion of the range for blueSmart ETB-IM electronic door handle

blueSmart ETB-IM intelligent door handles from Winkhaus have established themselves in modern office buildings, care and healthcare facilities, hotels and many other properties. This summer, new variants in sophisticated metal looks are coming onto the market. They will expand the range of applications as well as fittings for interior spaces with moisture protection and smoke protection requirements.
The ETB-IM intelligent door handle from the Winkhaus blueSmart electronic access control range impresses with its long-lasting function and adaptable appearance. It recognises access-authorised blueSmart keys and other identification media such as cards, key fobs or wristbands and releases the door for opening: After authentication, the handle is engaged and the door latch can be retracted; with self-locking locks, the dead bolt can be retracted at the same time. Permanent release can also be set, for example for office doors.

The short fitting is equally suitable for new builds and retrofitting and can be combined with mechanical or electronic locking cylinders. Thanks to
factory pre-assembly suitable for the installation situation and easily exchangeable door handle direction, the fitting is quickly and easily installed via the DIN EN standard holes in any mortise lock.

Elegant metal housing with high-gloss finish
From August 2021, the range will include not only the tried-and-tested plastic lid variants, but also high-quality metal housings in a stainless steel look. These are provided with scratch-resistant high-gloss black and white windows on the front. With five door handle variants, Winkhaus offers additional options for responding to design requirements in different buildings and also finding solutions that are approved for use in escape doors. 

Extended moisture protection according to IP54

The previous series versions of the ETB-IM door handle are equipped with a limited moisture protection (IP40). If a property has higher requirements, Winkhaus now offers a solution with extended moisture protection: The FA (moisture-repellent) version complies with class IP54 in accordance with DIN EN 60529. The fitting is also protected against moisture penetration with additional seals.

Fire protection approval granted
Another new application area for the ETB-IM is fire and smoke protection doors. The Deutsches Institut für Bautechnik (DIBt) has issued the general technical approval (abZ). The fitting thus complies with the provisions of abZ for use on single-sash and double-sash fire and/or smoke barriers in indoor areas. The fire protection equipment is available as FS (fire and smoke protection doors) and can be optionally combined with moisture protection in the FSA (fire and smoke protection doors, moisture-repellent) version.