Multipoint Lock Operation – uPvc
How Multipoint Lock(uPVC mechanism) operates? :
There are five types of Multipoint lock operation:
A. Locking: 1st. Lift the handle upwards to engage locking points, 2nd. Lock the system by turning the key
B. Opening 1st. Unlock system by turning the key, 2nd. Push handle downwards to disengage locking points
2. Nightlatch Locking
A. Locking : 1st On closing the door, the latch isi automatically engaged, 2nd Lift the handle upawards to engage the locking points 3rd Lock the system by turning the key
B Opening 1st. Unlock the system by turning the key , 2nd Push the handle to retract the locking points, 3rd A quarter turn of the key will then retract the latch
3. Key wind
A.Locking : 1st. On closing the door , the latch is automatically engaged. 2nd. Turning the key 2 rotations will lock the locking points
B.Opening 1st.Turn the key 2 rotations to disengage the locking points 2nd.A further quarter turn of the key will retract the latch
4. Fastlocking (Europa Plus)
A.Locking: 1st. Lift the handle upwards to engage and lock the locking. There is no need to turn the key
B.Opening: 1st. Unlock by turning the key. 2nd. Push the handle downwards to disengage locking points, 3rd. Return the key to withdraw the latch
5. Automatic Locking
A. Locking : 1st. On closing the door, the locking points will be automatically engaged , 2nd. Turn the key to deadlock the mechanism.
B.Opening: With an access control system: If being used in conjunction with a motor, use an access control system or push to exit button to open the door. The lockm can still be used by turning the key to retract the latch for manual key override.
Without an access control system :
1st. Turn the key to unlock the mechanism 2nd If you have an external lever, push the lever down to retract the locking points or if no lever is present turn the key a further quarter turn to retract the latch
Measuring your multipoint lock:
Measure your lock using the information and diagram below:
The distance from the front of the faceplate to the centre of the euro hole cut out
The distance from the centre of the spindle to the centre of the top part of the euro hole cut out
C. Locking point distances
Measure the distance of each locking point on the strip to the centre of the spindle. Measurements are taken to the middle of the locking point but allow 5-10mm for accuracy and depending on whether the locking points are fully engaged. If the gearbox is double spindle, measure to the centre of the top spindle.
D. Faceplate Width
(sometimes referred to as ‘forend’)
Measure the width of the faceplate in mm.
Faceplates are available in 16mm, 20mm, 22 mm and 24mm . Check if the faceplate has a flat profile or a u-rail (U-track) profile. Some older models have cover strips which fit over the faceplate.