Maco's Rail inline UPVC window lock has been designed to provide a high level of security. These models a part of their new range of window locks. There are two possible backsets with these models, this can be found on yours by checking the side of the gearbox itself, 20 and 22 stamped. This relates to its exact backset size. The follower on the Maco rail inline - high security - UPVC window lock in an industry standard 7mm. The cam on this model are 7.7mm.
Maco are experts when it comes to UPVC products, they offer a wide range while maintaining affordable price tags.
One of the indentifying marks of these window locks is the printed name "Maco" on the lock itsself.
If you have one of these models installed, you may see GR1, GR2, GR3, or GR4 stamped on them. These relate to sizes as follows:
GR1 - 400mm
GR2 - 600mm
GR3 - 800mm
GR4 - 1000mm
Hi, guys. My name is Darrel and I'm head of the tech team here at LocksOnline.co.uk. Thanks for taking some time to tune in and have a look at one of our product review videos. The products we're looking at today is a set of window locks manufactured by the company Maco. It's called the Maco RAIL. It's the high security version. They're quite new on the market for 2014, so you may see these starting to come through and so forth. So let's have a look at them in a little bit more detail and let's try to get some understanding as to why they call them rail and so forth.
So on this standard one here as you see here, this is one of the smallest of the bunch. This is the 400mm version. And to give you some sort of indent, if you're thinking that you need to change these or you're looking to retrofit one of these, what you need to be looking at, if I was to turn it around like that, there's a lot of grease around here guys, but right in the middle there. I don't know if you can see that but you can just see the outlines of the actual Maco name brand that's actually inside there. There's a bit of grease around that and quite well grease to stop them from corroding, etc.
What you'll also notice is that you see these indicators here, GR2 and then 400 underneath and what that indicates then is that this is the GR2 version, it's 400 mm long. Now as you go up through the ranges you get GR3 which is 600, the GR4 which is 800 and the GR5 which is a complete metre long. When you get up into the bigger ones, you have a look here, you'll see that they also then have a centre pinions and little measurement counts as well in the centre as well as on the side. And it's quite unique in the way that they work is that they slide backwards and forwards there like that. And by doing so, they're interacting with all of the counts on either side as well as I move those as you can see.
Now another key indent on these as well is they come standard with two different side backsets. And on here, if I was to turn that up the other way, you can see here we've got BS and we've got 22. If you could zoom into that there for us, Lee, you might just about see it there. Now that's telling you that the distance from the centre of the count to the start of the rail is 22 mm. But they're two different sizes. This is obviously 22 but if I was to get this one up here, you may see on here, you may see a 20. And that's telling you then that the version you have is 20. So that's 20 mm.
So what you'll find also is that these centre fixings here is standard, they're industry standard of 42 mm. And of course the size of the follower in there as well is standard it's 7 mm. And if I was to take a handle, as you can see there, that fits in there nice and tightly. It sits there without any stress whatsoever.
So there you go, guys. This is a new range. It's the Maco RAIL and you might start to see them coming into the market over the next year or two. So we're ahead of the game here on that. Just to give some other little key indents as well is the projections on these is 7.7 mm just for your information as well.
So there you go. It's the complete range. Now available on LocksOnline website. I think I've mentioned all that you need to be aware there and some indents to show you how to measure it and just to double check to see which one that you have. The rest of the process is quite easy. You just measure the one that you want and get the depth and backset right and you're on your way. It's as simple as that.
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