Probe Construction Products, Inc.
Probe has been a leader in the U.S. natural stone rainscreen market since early 2000 bringing our single source services to industry professionals.
Probe is the U.S. representative for the Fischer Advanced Curtainwall Technology (ACT) System. In that capacity, we supply the materials, pricing, technical assistance, basic engineering support and CAD layouts to insure that your project progresses smoothly from start to finish.
Start to Finish
We market all of the components for the entire support system and help design, source stone and follow your project from start to finish. Your selected stone is tested for tension and shear before the FZP undercut anchor is recommended. We can work with all mediums from thin materials such as glass, fiber cement and porcelain to all granites and all limestones including 2 Indiana Limestone.
fischer A|C|T System
Probe Construction Products, Inc. is the U.S. representative for Fischer Advanced Curtainwall Technology Systems. The Fischer ventilated stone façade system is comprised of a stress free undercut anchor suspended on an aluminum subframe consisting of horizontal and vertical members with specially designed wallholders. The system allows for the use of up to six inches of exterior insulation with minimal penetrations to the insulation envelope.
- System can span floor to floor without load bearing tiebacks
- Ideal for problem substrates
- Seismic tested to 9 on the Richter Scale
- The subframe can be anchored to most surfaces: block, concrete, CMUs as well as steel stud construction
- Ventilated thermally efficient facades
- Reduced panel thickness
- Higher ultimate loads
The Key to New Facade Aesthetics
With its ACT System (Advanced Curtain Wall Technique), Fischer offers architects and specifiers an innovative, high-quality, all- inclusive system for fixing ventilated claddings. Apart from technical and financial advantages, the ACT System also provides a particularly extensive scope for architectural design. For example, ACT allows the use of facade natural stone panels from 20 mm in thickness, free positioning of the anchor anywhere on the rear side of the panel and easy replacement of all or individual panels. Even soffit panels can be attached with ease and in many different ways. ACTs aesthetic highlight is its undercut technology combined with the FZP fischer zykon panel, which ensures that there are no visible fixing elements at the joint.
ACT Extends The Options And Reduces The Costs.
ACT System technology perfectly combines the use of panel anchors, individual substructures and sophisticated drilling technology. This pays off on the construction site, where installation is fast and simple, non-dependent on weather conditions. Construction time is reduced and so are costs.
Where Powerful Forces Are At Work
The fischer ACT System opens up the way for effortless and cost efficient design of attractive, complex facades. The reason lies in the system itself - FZP, the fischer zykon panel anchor, which is an undercut and therefore stress-free fixing system that is installed into pre-drilled undercut holes. This technology offers several times higher ultimate loads than conventional fixings. Because anchor positioning can be optimised, the bending moment within the panel is reduced by about 50 % when compared to traditional systems. This allows reduced panel thickness and larger panel sizes. In addition, the varied panel thickness can be compensated by the use of stand-off anchor types.
A rainscreen or ventilated façade is a two stage construction the inner structure with a protected outer skin. By placing the insulation on the outside of the structure, the exterior cladding protects the structure against the elements. The system includes a cavity where exterior thermal insulation is fixed to the substructure and also allows for an adequate circulation of rising air - chimney stack effect.
Ventilated facades protect the building against weather but also offer remarkable advantages in terms of thermal insulation and energy efficiency. Rainscreen facades prevent thermal bridges, they help resist moisture and humidity, they prevent internal condensation and reduce thermal movement of the structure.
Fischers FZP II Undercut Anchor and Subframe
The ACT System offers architects and specifiers an innovative, high quality, single source for rainscreen ventilated claddings. The system extends your design options and perfectly combines the use of the FZP stress free undercut anchors, the individual subframes and sophisticated drilling technology. The use of the system pays off on the construction site where installation is fast and simple and higher productivity is achieved.
The stress free undercut anchor is installed in pre-drilled undercut holes. The undercut technology offers several times higher ultimate loads than conventional fixings. Because the anchor positioning can be optimized, the bending moment within the panel is reduced by about 50% when compared to traditional systems. This allows reduced panel thickness and larger panel sizes. In addition, the varied panel thicknesses can be compensated by the use of stand off anchors.
Probe Construction Products, Inc.
96 Chopin Drive
Wayne, NJ 07470
Tel: (973) 831-1761
Web site: http://www.probefacadesystems.com