Hands grip ovally
Diagonal + oval = safe gripping. The diagonal-oval design of FSB handrails is wholly in keeping with the principles of ergonomics. The unique forward tilt of the hardware’s oval cross-section provides the hand with optimum gripping quality.
Especially when rotated through 45 degrees so as to become tilted diagonally forwards. This echoes the spatial sequence gone through when taking hold of something. The arm is in search of direction and support and describes a diagonal motion issuing from the shoulder joint and finding completion in the act of enclosure. A sturdy triangle is thus formed between hand, shoulder and the ground on which the person stands. This causes bodily force to be transmitted to optimum effect by the arm and hand.
Oval styling offers the greatest possible support whilst requiring little muscular exertion. The oval section is thus organically predisposed to being adopted as a shape for handles - especially if it is rotated through 45 degrees so as to become tilted diagonally forwards. This echoes the spatial sequence gone through when taking hold of something. The arm is in search of direction and support and describes a diagonal motion issuing from the shoulder joint and finding completion in the act of enclosure. A sturdy triangle is thus formed between hand, shoulder and the ground on which the person stands. This causes bodily force to be transmitted to optimum effect by the arm and hand.
Handrails in Stainless Steel
Brilliantly suited: Stainless Steel
The generic term “stainless steel” now embraces over 100 rust and acid-resistant steels. FSB uses chromium-nickel steel designated as Material No. 1.4301 under German standard DIN 17440. It contains approx. 18 % chromium and 8 % nickel, a proven alloy in the builder’s trade.
Properties that speak for themselves
Stainless steel is an excellent choice for bathrooms and sanitary areas because its surface is extremely corrosion-resistant, hardly ever reveals visible bump or scratch marks, is virtually non-wearing even if in constant use, and is very easy to look after. An invisible passive layer forms on its surface that is even claimed to kill bacteria.
Handrail, corner and end¬ sections are fitted with connector lugs having, on one side, a tapped borehole into which an M6 set screw has been inserted and, on the other, a countersink. Sections are joined together by pushing these connector lugs into retention slots on the bracket and securely fastening them with a Size 3 socket key through a borehole on the underside. The fixing roses feature six boreholes, making for very secure screw fixing. Once assembly has been completed, the fixing roses are concealed by means of Stainless Steel covering profiles.
Handrails in Aluminium
simply barrier-free in Aluminium
From the very beginning, aluminium has been used as a hi-tech material wherever there was a need for both lightness and great durability. The finely structured electrostatic powder coatings (EPC) applied by FSB are far more resilient to cleansers, scratching or wear than conventional powders and procedures. Handrail ¬systems in Alu¬mi¬nium are an ideal, bud¬ge¬t-conscious alternative for virtually any application and location.
Optimum visibility indoors
The handrail system in Aluminium can be custom-adapted to specific interiors and settings by dint of its variable colour constellations. The colours of brackets/structural parts and hand/grab-rails can be freely combined, thus facilitating sufficient contrast to ensure optimum visibility and readability indoors, something that makes life safer and more convenient for elderly people with poor eyesight in particular (brightness reference value).
Our Aluminium handrail system cuts quite a dash in assembly terms too: simplified design engineering has given rise to fewer parts and these, in turn, are child’s play to fit adopting the assembly-shoe concept. Visible parts and those of importance for the assembly process are decoupled from one another, which considerably simplifies fitting them and lessens the likelihood of errors or damage.
Dimensions to order with standard or bespoke coatings
Handrails and the attendant bracket configurations are custom-produced by FSB to on-site lists of measurements. We will either assist you directly in arriving at these measurements or put you in touch with fabricators familiar with our system for this purpose. We will likewise be pleased to coordinate the checking and approval of works drawings for a given building.
It goes without saying, furthermore, that all components feature serial markings for ease of assembly. All components made in Aluminium receive a dark-grey coating as standard but can be coated in virtually any RAL colour to order.