Say hello to the next big innovation.
The exclusive Easy-Slide Operator, a revolutionary, patent-pending hardware solution – available on Pella® Impervia® casement and awning windows.
Slide open, slide closed
With the same simple motion as dimming the lights with a dimmer switch, the Easy-Slide Operator allows you to simply slide to open and close your casement and awning windows, without the effort of cranking.
Sleek, modern design
The slim, sleek design is placed discretely on the window for an undisrupted look and is tucked to not interfere with window treatments or decor. The easy to use hardware is located conveniently on the jamb of a casement window and on the sill for an awning window.
Secured with precision venting technology
Using precision venting technology, the hardware features a brake system which allows you to open your window exactly how far you want to — and it secures in place.
Designed with a comfort grip
The innovative hardware is engineered with a comfort grip for easy use and smooth operation.
WINNER OF BEST IN SHOW 2021
The Easy-Slide Operator hardware is the proud winner of the 2021 Best In Show by the International Builders’ Show. The simple operation, minimalist design and long-lasting durability of the Easy-Slide Operator is an unrivaled, one-of-a-kind hardware solution.
Disrupting the window industry – again
Pella was the first manufacturer to introduce the Fold-Away style crank for casement and awning windows over 20 years ago. This helped change the window industry and set a new standard for hardware. Now, we designed an even easier way to operate your casement and awning windows – because you've endured the window crank long enough.
Feedback powered designs
Through extensive customer research, we learned that our participants really dislike opening and closing their casement and awning windows with the crank. From its difficult operation to the obtrusive aesthetic, we saw an obvious opportunity to create something better. So, we set out to create a solution.
Unforgettable design and function
We poured over every component and experience to make the operation of the Easy-Slide Operator simple and smooth. We set out to achieve a solution that isn't too difficult to open and close, not so easy that the window slams shut, but just right.
Tested & tested & tested again
At Pella, we test beyond requirements to help ensure a hardware solution you can trust and a design that will withstand the test of time. The Easy-Slide Operator uses a ball-bearing design and a strong Kevlar-reinforced belt for long lasting, smooth operation. The design was tested to extremes with drywall dust and debris to ensure that the mechanism holds up to dirt, wear and tear.
Designed for easy use
Principle 2: Flexibility in use
Principle 5: Tolerance for Error
Principle 6: Low Physical Effort
Also in development for Pella® Reserve™ Contemporary Awning & Casement Windows