Introducing the Largest Impact Resistant

Lift & Slide in the Industry


FEATURES:

  • Available in Aluminum and Aluminum with wood clad interior.
  • Laminated impact resistant glass, either 1/2" monolithic or 1 3/8" double insulating glass.
  • Concealed multi-point locking system for smooth operation and security.
  • Specially designed EPDM V-gaskets are used to create a totally closed weather tight system for water resistance.
  • Aluminum finish options include powder coat, anodized and Kynar©. All powder coat colors are verified AAMA 2604 compliant.
  • In-stock wood supply includes Pine and Poplar. Other exotic species such as Mahogany, Maple and Oak, among others, can be custom ordered.
  • Stainless steel hardware and components have a corrosion resistant treatment applied for high performance in coastal regions.
  • All weight is carried on the bottom track. Five ADA compliant bottom track options are available including Panda's patented recessed drainage track system for increased security against water infiltration and a "barefoot" friendly passage.

ULTIMATE PERFORMANCE

The IS.14 provides all the weather protection needed to endure large missile and hurricane impact without compromising design, imagination and aesthetics - and standing up to coastal pressures such as corrosion, humidity and salt.

The contemporary design of this Lift & Slide system combined with ultimate performance with an outstanding 100DP provides a large-scale opening solution to commercial and residential projects in the high velocity hurricane zone (HVHZ) and other wind-borne debris areas.

Designed to comply with stringent Florida Building Codes TAS 201; TAS 202; and TAS 203, the IS.14 is ideal for use in highly exposed areas such as:

  • Florida including Miami-Dade county
  • US States within the Gulf of Mexico including coastal Texas
  • North & South Carolina
  • The entire US East Coast
  • Hawaiian Islands
  • The Caribbean
  • Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico

The IMPACT Lift & Slide Panel

  • Profiles are manufactured from 6063-T6 extruded aluminum with a depth of 2 3/4".
  • Maximum view and minimal obstruction with a 4 1/2" stile and rail profiles.
  • Aluminum wood clad panels have a profile thickness of 3 9/16".

Testing


Testing performed on the pocketing 90 degree zero post All Aluminum IMPACT Lift & Slide Door System and Aluminum Wood Clad IMPACT Lift & Slide Door System by Architectural Testing resulted in the following outcome.

This test was done on two different specimens, including a large 5' x 10' system and a 5' x 12' system which both used Panda's patented recessed drainage track system.

With these incredible results, Panda becomes the only manufacturer in the industry with the ability to craft large-sized panels while providing ultimate performance and weather protection.


Track System Options

All weight is carried on the bottom track.


  • ADA Compliant Standard Track. Recessed into sub-floor to ensure the smoothest possible operation. The finished floor is laid in between tracks leaving only a 3/16" rail exposed. A virtually unobstructed threshold from the interior to the exterior area for a barefoot friendly passage.
  • ADA Compliant Standard Drainage Track. In addition to the above features, this track has a weep channel for increased security against water infiltration. Panda holds a patent for the drainage technology used in this track. The top channel serves as a guide.
  • ADA Compliant 1 1/4" in track. Recessed into sub-floor to ensure the smoothest possible operation, this track features a shallower recess than the two tracks mentioned above and is leveled with stack shims instead of all-threads. The finished floor is laid in between tracks leaving only a 3/16" rail exposed. A virtually unobstructed threshold from the interior to the exterior area for a "barefoot" friendly passage.
  • ADA Compliant 1 1/4" in track with drainage. In addition to the features mentioned for the previous track, this one has a weep channel for increased security against water infiltration. Panda holds a patent for the drainage technology used in this track.
  • ADA Compliant Surface Track. It is used in situations where recessing is not possible. This low 3/16" track mounts directly to the finished floor. For best operation, floor must be smooth and level.


Handles

The following options are available. The IS.14 system can accept any 10mm Lift & Slide handle.




Most Common Configurations

Countless panel groups can be built with panels up to 5' wide and 12' tall.Straight, 45° and 90° zero-post corner configurations are available. Pocketing and stacking to left or right.


Benefits

  • Tested to wind speeds up to 197.64 with a 100 DP rating.
  • Provides a 24/7 barrier against severe inclement weather that provides peace of mind.
  • The oversized panels can withstand Category 5 Hurricanes, Tropical Storms, High Winds and Driving Rain.
  • Maximum glass exposure creates endless views to where the sky is literally the limit.
  • Greater access to natural daylighting improves well-being and allows for savings in utility costs.
  • Versatility and design flexibility offers an uncompromising beautiful aesthetic.
  • Keeps fresh air flowing through the living space to remove stale air and pollutants.
  • Substantial Noise Reduction.
  • Enhanced Security features make it difficult for break-ins to occur.