The Lion Allows for Variable Speed Cutting
Nelson Glass Tools has released an upgrade to its Glass Bot™ Lion, a vacuum
pad mounted motor system that winds windshield wire under high tension
to cut through urethane. The tool features a variable speed pistol grip
remote control with lithium ion batteries.
The remote control was designed to provide precise control over the cutting
speed, from a gentle tug in the corners, to “full speed ahead” up A-pillars
and across roof lines where the urethane is easier to cut. The remote
can be retrofitted to existing Glass Bots.
In addition, the lithium ion battery at the base of the remote control
offers 40-percent longer run time, 20-percent more speed and 20-percent
more torque over the original NiCad battery mount system. It also offers
up to 50-percent more recharges over the life of the battery.
Reusable ZipLine Eliminates Auto Scratches
The ZipLine from Glass Technology Inc. was designed to improve the cutting
results of any auto glass wire cutting system. The material was designed
to eliminate auto body scratching that occurs when using standard steel
or braided wire. In conjunction with its anti-scratch qualities, ZipLine
features an abrasion-resistant technology that offers auto glass technicians
a reusable auto glass removal line.
According to the manufacturer, the system also features a "no load under
stress" reaction to line breakage; if the line breaks, it will not retract,
spin or coil the way steel and braided wires do.
New Extractor Makes a Buzz
Crystal Glass says it supplies the “original wide blade cut out tool.”
From the original Extractor EXT-PRO2 pneumatic, to the lightweight electric
EXT-PROE, or the versatility of the 28-volt cordless EXT-PROV28, the company
offers Extractor tools for quick, efficient and safe auto glass removal.
The latest offering, the EXT-LI28 “Hornet,” is powered by a 28-volt lithium
ion battery, and features a top speed in excess of 3,000 strokes per minute.
The Hornet was designed to improve productivity, efficiency and the bottom
Reid Provides New Paint Protection
The Reid Manufacturing paint protector strip is made from a durable strip
of low friction polyethylene. Its 12-inch length is easily placed in the
pinchweld, without the need for braces, suction cups or fasteners. Techs
simply place the strip between the cutout blade and the pinchweld and
slide it along as they cut. The paint protector conforms to the curves
at the base and top of the windshield where damage is most prone to occur.
HANDLING AND TRANSPORTATION
Collapsible Cart Saves Space and Money
The Rack Ranch has been building racks and carts for the glass industry
since 1999, and since then its most popular and biggest seller has remained
its picker cart. Company representatives say this cart is unique because
it breaks down, thereby greatly reducing freight costs. The collapsible
cart can be stacked seven high on a pallet. Each caster is attached with
one bolt, and the cart is assembled with four bolts.
Get a Grip with These Vacuum Cups
The LJ6VH handheld vacuum cup from Wood’s Powr Grip was designed to provide
more comfortable hand placement when compared to ordinary handles. The
large-volume pump of this hand cup permits quick attachment on both curved
and flat glass surfaces. A rigid, vertical handle provides support for
easy glass positioning, while a non-slip grip holds the glass securely
at any angle. To limit unexpected pop-off, a red-line indicator on the
pump visually warns the user in case of vacuum loss, and a special check
valve allows repumping without the need to reattach the cup. Lift tabs
on the vacuum pad provide instant release, and each cup is supplied with
a protective pad cover.
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