Intelligent automation at Augusta University Cancer Research Center

In 2019, the Augusta University Cancer Research Center completed its 72,000 sq. ft. expansion of the existing 170,000 sq. ft. building. The expansion is a key part in helping the center carry out its mission to reduce the burden of cancer in Georgia and across the globe.

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Smoke Ventilation


Augusta, Georgia



Project Type

New build

Controls & Technology



WMX 804, WMU 831



Project partners

Gilbane Building Company

Connecting BMS to window automation

In this newly built section, WindowMaster window actuators and MotorControllers were chosen as part of the building’s heat and smoke management strategy by contractor Gilbane Building Company. These products are connected to the building’s heat and smoke management system as well as the Building Management System. Our mounting and chain brackets were also used on the top-hung, outward opening windows. In the case of a fire, the fire alarm system sends a signal to the window actuators to open. Once the actuators have opened, they then communicate back to the system that they have reached their specified fully open position.

Augusta U. Cancer Center reception

Intelligent control of windows: MotorLink®

MotorLink® is a communication technology that enables 2-way control and feedback between window actuators and the Building Management System via the MotorController. All WindowMaster control systems are MotorLink® capable with many of our actuators. Click below to learn more and see related products.

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UL Certified products for heat and smoke management

The control units receive communication from the window actuators regarding their position, and then communicates this information back to the building management systems. This communication technology is a unique offering from WindowMaster called MotorLink®.

All products from WindowMaster used in the CRC are UL certified and used as sub-components in the master heat and smoke system.

The window actuators used are 44 units of WMX 804 with a custom opening/closing speed of 9.5mm/second. There are also 14 units of WMU 831 which are designed for large and heavy windows and as an elegant alternative to spindle actuators for roof windows. 10 units of WCC 320 P MotorControllers were used to manage the communication between the actuators and master heat and smoke system.


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