Volume 8, Issue 9 - October 2007
The Win-door North America 2007 show will descend upon Toronto for the thirteenth time November 13-15. Sponsored by the Canadian Window and Door Manufacturers Association, the three-day event will be held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre’s North Building in Halls A & B.
The exhibit hall will be approximately 125,000 square feet filled with the latest fenestration products. The following is a sampling of the products that will be on display.
Show Hours at a Glance
Westlab’s Jeff Baker will provide a technical update and an update on other current issues of Wednesday, November 14, from 8 to 10 a.m.
On Thursday, November 15, an economic forecast for the industry will be presented from 8 to 10 a.m. Following this presentation, the Canadian Window and Door Manufacturers Association will hold its 2007 fall meeting. yyä www.windoorshow.com
Upgrade with the Moose
The Moose is available in a variety of colors and with top or side adjust rollers. The Moose patio door screen is ideal for both residential and commercial applications and is great for 8-foot-high doors. www.ritescreen.com
Alumet Introduces Insulseam™
The Insulseam spacer is designed specifically for use in high-rise buildings where safety, maximum life and performance are essential, according to the company. www.alumet.com
Fenetech Offers Software for All Sizes
Truth Hardware Unveils New Finish and Patio Door Handles
The company says its FB will not rub off or wear like oil-rubbed bronze plating and will retain its appearance long after it is installed. The color is available for both door and window hardware products.
Truth also will display its new handle designs for the sliding patio door market. The company’s new Signature and Allure handle sets have a new contoured shape that is designed to be easier to grasp. The handles also are available with locking options that include placing the key lock above the handle. They are available in solid brass and in Truth’s complete palette of decorative and painted finishes and also come with optional escutcheon designs and sizes to complement larger doors. The new handles can incorporate single or multi-point locksets. www.truth.com
Get the Strength of a TITAN™ from Roto
The company plans to add another interior handle design to the TITAN series in the coming months. TITAN’s 2-point version has two opposing hooks to prevent the door panel from being lifted off the track and out of the frame. All lock assemblies have a mishandling device to prevent damage to the locking hooks when closing the door. In addition, on the interior assembly, the mounting screws are side-mounted for a cleaner appearance. Available in both locking and non-locking configurations, TITAN has a locking/unlocking detent feature that indicates positive lock or unlock status. For maximum security, the non-locking version is available with a security plate and an anti-drill feature on the exterior pull.
TITAN is available in three standard colors, G2 white, blue white and almond as well as seven architectural finishes including brass, antique brass, chrome, brushed chrome, oil rubbed bronze, pewter and brushed nickel. Custom colors, custom handles and custom logos on the escutcheon are available upon request. Trim packages include an interior handle, a mounting base, a latch lever, and an exterior pull. Locking configurations are available keyed alike or keyed random. Strikers with varying heights and cylinders in either a chrome face or brass face are also available. www.rotohardware.com
Univer 500 Line Available from Ameri-Can
The software that accompanies the Univer machine line permits the cutters to cut in semiautomatic mode, with correction of the measurements in 45-degree cuts and intermediate between 45 degrees and 90 degrees. Up to 200 profile heights can be stored. Likewise, the system can create and memorize 40 fixture typologies using mathematical formulae, which allow it to calculate cutting lists with the setting of the external measurements of the fixture.
The machine series also can store and run seven cutting lists of 380 lines each, which can be entered by keyboard from an external PC connected to the machine via a RS 232C serial line. www.ameri-can.ca
American Renolit Expands Laminate Film Line
The company says its Cova SR film will give PVC window manufacturers a chance to break away from the “me too” designs that it says are often present on the inside of vinyl window frames. Renolit’s Cova brand offers a variety of new wood grains that feature very realistic design and a beautiful pearl-essence finish, according to the company.
In addition, American Renolit will display its FAST brand of exterior laminate film for PVC window decoration. With FAST, the company says customers have a long-term solution for color and wood grain design on the outside of PVC window frames. These films allow windows to complement or accent other parts of a home’s design and architecture. www.americanrenolit.com
JRM Offers Three Machines
The MK-1 Mecal Single-Head Welding Machine is designed to weld PVC window profiles of all angles from 40 to 180 degrees. The company says the machine is extremely easy to use and has a fully automatic work cycle managed by a PLC unit. The MK series is available with 1, 2 or 4 heads.
Finally, the PL-1 Mecal Single Head Cleaning Machine is designed to clean PVC window profiles with 90 degree corners. It simultaneously cleans the outer contour and the weld seam on the upper and lower surface of the profile, according to the company, and is available with 1 or 4 heads. www.jrminternational.com
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We look forward to seeing you at the show!