Façade FWS 60 CV

Seamless integration of vent and load-bearing structure

The Schüco FWS 60 CV (Concealed Vent) façade system seamlessly combines slimline face widths with a high degree of functionality and optimum thermal insulation. With a face width of just 60 mm, opening units and fixed lights are indistinguishable from the outside. On the flush, closed inside, only a slender shadow gap and the window handle betray the presence of the window vents.

The system achieves maximum façade transparency with floor-to-ceiling side-hung vents with unit heights of up to 3200 mm. Structurally-advanced units as well as toplights and bottom lights which can be placed anywhere provide additional design freedom. In addition, automatic ventilation control, e.g. for night-time cooling, can be implemented with mechatronic vents – even as a bottom-hung vent without a window handle.

Prize-winning design: For its successful merging of aesthetics and technology, the Schüco Façade FWS 60 CV won the iF Gold Award 2016, the German Design Award 2016, the reddot Award 2017 and the Iconic Award 2017.



  • Prefabricated adapter profiles with acrylic tape for direct bonding of the glass ensure efficient fabrication
  • System-specific, individual system for attachment to building structure: Easier installation for a wide variety of different application options
  • Modular system guarantees high degree of modularity and flexibility


Min. face width
  • 60 mm
Uf value of frame (≥)
  • 2.2 W/(m²·K)
Max. glass/panel thickness
  • 50 mm
Max. vent width
  • 1476 mm
Max. vent height
  • 3176 mm
Max. sound reduction Rwp
  • 49 dB(A)
Air permeability
  • Class 4
  • E 900​
Burglar resistance
  • Up to RC2
Wind load resistance
  • Class C2 / B3
CE marking
  • Ja
Max. vent weight
  • 160 kg
Surface finishes
  • Powder
  • Anodised
  • Paint
Min.-max. glass/panel thickness
  • 22…50 mm
  • cradle2cradle BRONZE
Suitable for safety barrier loading
  • Ja
Impact resistance
  • Class 5
Integrated sun shading
  • Nein
Max. height
  • 3200 mm
Max. width
  • 1500 mm
Min. system basic depth
  • 65 mm
Min.-max. system basic depth
  • 65…85 mm
  • Aluminium
  • Ribbon window
  • Thermally insulated
  • Appearance of a cover cap
Max. weight
  • 160 kg
Max. system basic depth
  • 85 mm
Min.-max. face width
  • 60 mm
Min. glass/panel thickness
  • 22 mm
Min. basic depth of mullion
  • 65 mm
Max. basic depth of mullion
  • 85 mm
Min.-max. basic depth of mullion
  • 65…85 mm
Face width of pressure plate / cover cap profile
  • 60 mm
Face width, outside
  • 60 mm
Face width, inside
  • 60 mm
Face width of mullion
  • 60 mm
Face width of frame
  • 60 mm
Face width of transom
  • 60 mm
Total width of unit
  • 1500 mm
Total height of unit
  • 3200 mm
Building authority approval
  • Ja
  • General building authority approval
  • DIN EN 1627
  • EN 14351
Installation angle
  • 90°
Spandrel safety barriers
  • Integrated
  • Ja
Drainage levels
  • 3
  • Ja
Profile-integrated spandrel safety barrier
  • Ja
Sun shading attachment
  • Ja
Concealed opening unit
  • Ja
Skylight construction
  • Nein
Max. unit weight
  • 160 kg


Schüco FWS 60 CV, thermally insulated aluminium façade system with concealed opening units
Similar to a mullion/transom construction with an internal and external face width of 60 mm.

Design features:
The construction must be fitted with HI isolators (isolator with foam profile and microcellular rubber insulating foam) and aluminium pressure plates from the outside to suit the infill thicknesses.

Load-bearing structure:
The vents arranged alternately with the fixed glazed areas and/or spandrel areas cannot be detected from the outside (integrated opening units).

All areas, whether they are fixed fields, opening units, glass or sheet metal panels, appear the same from the outside. On the inside, the outer frame can be differentiated from the vent frame by a 5 mm shadow gap.
The load-bearing profiles are on the room side.
All profile edges are rounded.

Glazing / opening units:
Glass/infill thicknesses of 22 – 50 mm with a maximum field weight of 160 kg can be integrated into the construction.
All glazing, even in the opening units, lies in the same plane.
For the opening units, a special pre-fabricated adapter profile with a gasket cord, acrylic tape and a gasket is installed on the profile of the load-bearing structure. This assumes the bonding function between the glass and the façade vent profile. Furthermore, as it has an identical appearance to the glazing rebate gasket, the adapter profile gives the vents and fixed fields an homogeneous look.
Two individual gaskets made from weather-resistant, black EPDM, with a height of 5 mm, are positioned on the outside.

Glazing tolerances:
The glass edge cover of the opening unit is 13 mm on the vent side and 15 mm on the fixed field side. The glass edge cover in the fixed field is 18 mm.
When ordering the glass for the opening unit, the following parameters must also be requested:
A tolerance of +/- 1 mm for the edge length, a tolerance of +/- 2 mm for the diagonals.
Furthermore, the base edge (underside) of the glass must be specified, and it must be ensured that the pane spacer is straight.

Drainage and ventilation
Opening unit: by field
Fixed field: combination of overlap and by field

Face width:
Mullion + transom: 60 mm

Basic depth:
Classic ribbon windows and punched openings: 60 mm up to a height of 2100 mm
Storey-height ribbon windows and punched openings: 85 mm up to a height of 2500 mm
(with special approval up to a height of 2800 mm)

Cover cap (mullion): 15, 20, 50 mm
Cover cap (transom): 12, 15, 45 mm

Safety barrier:
Additionally, a special pressure plate with integrated locating groove for the use of a LSG pane can be mounted in front of the opening units as a “French balcony”.

The profile basic depths must be offered in accordance with the structural requirements and the plan specifications. However, note that a uniform mullion depth is required for all units.