Going Beyond Australian Standards
In line with our commitment to quality, Jason Windows have developed unique testing capabilities, the first of its kind in Western Australia. In addition to our Australian Standards quality assurance, we take this one step further with the ability to test components directly from the manufacturing line. Working with our supply partners, we ensure hardware going into every Jason Windows product meets our high standard, highlighting our continual product improvement goals.
Door hardware cyclic test rig
Our Door Hardware Cyclic Test Rig is designed to assess the durability and functionality of various hardware over a typical usage period and can identify failure mechanisms.
The rig is suitable for testing the following:
- Door furniture handles
- Lock body’s, latches and mortice tongues
- Snib activation
- Sliding door lock body’s and handle activation
- Door closers
Tensile and Compression Strength Test Rig
With a load cell capacity within the range of 200-500kg, our Tensile & Compression Strength Rig can test different variables such as strength, durability, security and compression across any window and door hardware products.
- Steel & aluminium strength on hinges
- Winder chain strength for wind load capacity and security
- Winder sash fixing plates strength and screw fixing assessment
- Galvanised Steel versus Stainless Steel reduction in strength
- Compression strength on rollers
- Understanding design feature failure mechanisms for new products in development
- Maximum load to compromise locks
Our testing facility
Our R&D team have built an in-house testing facility to help support Product Design Development, Quality Control and Quality Improvement Initiatives. The equipment also provides support for Assembly Operator, Service Technician and site Installer training.
Our testing facilities permit benchmark testing of our current product range and associated hardware suitability for:
- Market requirements
- Wind regions
- Exposed sites
- Material strength capability
- Warranty life cycle suitability
The risks of launching new hardware options can be assessed for warranty life and durability prior to release by comparing to existing benchmarked tested product, guaranteeing product performance improvements meet our customers’ expectations.
Wind pressure and water ingress test rig
Designed to enable testing of all Window and Door products, including Bi-Fold, Multi-Stacker and Front Entry Doors, this rig offers a range of benefits including:
- Simulates both positive and negative wind pressure (up to cyclonic type wind speeds)
- Test suitability of product performance for various, terrain categories, site topography and high exposure aspects
- Assisting validation of R&D engineering of product design improvements or optional hardware changes
- Permits onsite random quality check of production built product to ensure product assembly meets performance requirements
- Carrying out manufacturing operator assembly, installation and service team training to ensure best practices are being clearly communicated
Australian Standards & Energy Ratings
Windows & Doors
Energy Ratings – WERS
The Window Energy Rating Scheme (WERS) provides a scientifically based, fair and credible rating system for the assessment of fenestration products for their energy efficiency performance. WERS is accredited by the Australian Fenestration Rating Council (AFRC) and adheres to AFRC protocols and procedures for the rating of windows and glazed doors. Energy Ratings provided by WERS are third party certified to the AFRC requirements, compliant with the National Construction Code (NCC), and able to be used to meet regulatory requirements.
To comply with Australian Quality standards –
- All glass is cut in accordance with AS4667- Quality requirements for cut-to-size and processed glass
- All Toughened glass is processed in accordance with AS2208 – Safety glazing materials in buildings
- All IGU’s are manufactured in accordance with AS4666 – Insulating glass units
It is Jason Windows policy to provide quality products and services to meet the needs and requirements of our customers. This policy is understood and maintained through the continual review of training, market requirements and glass technology.
Glass is a fragile substance and the safety of our employees is of paramount importance. Jason Windows is the only window manufacturer in WA to have achieved accreditation against the Australian Safety Standard AS4801
All Jason Security Screens are rigorously tested to ensure they meet relevant Australian and Industry Standards including:
- Security tested to AS5039 / AS5041
- Dynamic Impact Test - Determines the resistance of the security product to a specified level of attack in the form of impact energy. This test simulates an attacker kicking the screen.
- Jemmy Test - Determines the resistance of the security product to a specified level of attack with a lever force.
- Pull Test - Determines the resistance of the security product to a specified level of attack in the form of a pulling force.
- Knife Shear Test - Determines the resistance of the security mesh infill to a specified level of attack with a heavy duty trimming knife.
- Sliding Door Lock tested to AS4145.2
- Fire Attenuation tested to AS1530.4(App B7)
- Bushfire tested to AS1530.8.1
- Salt Spray Testing:
- Our perforated aluminium security screens have undergone a 3,000 our acetic acid salt spray and a 3,000 hour neutral salt spray test regime.
- Our 316 marine grade stainless steel security screens exceed the exposure milestone of 8,000 hours of salt spray and are ideal for seaside environments.
Our team of trusted installers all hold WA Police Security Licences and Jason Windows is a proud member of the National Security Screen Association (NSSA).