INSULATING GLASS MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT
Edgetech Offers Gasglass Trade-In Program
Edgetech I.G. in Cambridge, Ohio, the exclusive Gasglass distributor,
is offering a trade-in program that makes it easy and cost-effective to
upgrade to the enhanced Gasglass Handheld v2. The program, which will
run through August 31, provides a $6,300 trade-in value for older Gasglass
models, including 1002 and V-1, that are in working condition.
According to the company, the updated product features improved optical
filters and updated operating software that allows the device to measure
with greater accuracy and repeatability. Its user-friendly design and
non-invasive methods are intended to help prevent operator error and ensure
improved quality in the manufacture of gas-filled IG.
Bystronic and Sashlite
Team Up to Provide Automated Integrated Sash Glazing Line
The sashline, developed by Bystronic glass, eliminates the need for a
separate insulating glass (IG) unit by incorporating the latest Sashlite™
technology. The sashline integrates glass washing and inspection in-line
with the sash-sealing process. As a result it offers consistent quality
while maximizing unit throughput. The sashline is a fully automatic vertical
manufacturing line for the production of up to 800 integrated sash units
“Built on a modular platform sashline can be adapted into any manufacturing
process according to the customer’s specific requirements,” says Scott
Knisely, Bystronic Glass Inc. vice president of sales.
Erdman Automation Offers New Horizontal Super Spacer® Line
Erdman Automation Corp. has developed a new Super Spacer solution made
in the United States that can be assimilated into existing lines easily.
Available in manual, semi-automated and fully automated versions, the
new Super Spacer line is available either modularly or as a full production
With a fully automated, horizontal Erdman Super Spacer production line,
manufacturers can achieve a 25-second cycle time per unit with no increase
in personnel, according to Erdman officials.
Nordson Offers VersaDrum®
Nordson Corp.’s VersaDrum bulk melters provide adhesive and sealant dispensing
for a wide variety of residential and commercial fenestration applications,
including insulating glass sealing, back bedding and corner joining. Featuring
hydraulic passages designed to eliminate dead spaces, VersaDrum bulk melters
can be used with reactive materials, such as moisture-cure polyurethanes.
They feature easy installation, operation and maintenance facilitated
by a user-friendly, graphical, touch-screen control system for visibility
and monitoring of all operations and status conditions.
Franklin Introduces Versatile Wood Adhesive
Franklin Adhesives & Polymers, a division of Franklin International,
has introduced Woodbond® 1920, a versatile adhesive that can be used
as is for dry-use applications or can be converted easily for wet use.
Woodbond 1920 is a one-component polyvinyl acetate (PVA) emulsion adhesive
that meets the ASTM D-5572-99 dry use standard for finger jointing of
interior wood products, such as trim molding. However, manufacturers can
simply mix the adhesive with an aluminum chloride catalyst to create a
water-resistant adhesive that surpasses the ASTM D-5572 wet use standard
for non-structural lumber products, to be exposed to outdoor elements,
according to the company.
Bavarian Launches New System
Bavarian Polymers in Dickinson, Tenn., has introduced the Polymeric Reinforcement
System (PRES), a lightweight material with high insulating properties,
that results in low U-values. This product can be used to replace aluminum
or steel, according to the company.
PRES allows high flexibility with profile design in combination with strength,
rigidity and low weight, according to the company.
AND WINDOW COMPONENTS
New Balance Tackles Heavy Loads
Looking for a block and tackle balance for side load applications that
can handle weights up to 50 pounds? The APEX, an extended block and tackle
balance, is available from Caldwell Manufacturing Co. The balance is designed
to handle sash weights of up to 53 pounds per pair and comes in lengths
ranging from 7 to 50 inches.
The balance features extended travel, which, according to the company,
allows for fewer SKU’s by eliminating an every other inch balance length
and provides an increase in the potential sash opening for egress requirements.
Other features include a parked mounting hook, an elongated bottom guide
for application flexibility in PVC window designs and a hemmed channel.
Make It Fire-Resistant with One Simple Seal
Schlegel Systems now offers a foam door seal that includes a Category
G Edge Seal Intumescent, providing for fire resistance. The all-inclusive
seal combines the company’s Q-LON® to resist air, water and sound
penetration with the fire and smoke protection provided by Category G
and H rated gaskets. Company officials say the simple all-in-one seal
eliminates the extra installation labor required by a secondary seal application,
and that the QFR Fire rated kerf and surface-applied seals can be installed
in any residential frame design.
Add an Option: Veneer-Wrapped Components from Contact Industries
Contact Industries’ veneer profile-wrapped components allow innovative
door and window manufacturers to offer a broad array of options to its
“We are giving manufacturers the opportunity to aesthetically upgrade
their standard products with unique species veneers through the use of
profile wrapping, allowing windows to compete for builder and consumer
mindshare at a higher level,” says Peter Himes, Contact sales manager.
The company offers its wrapped components in more than 200 different veneer
species, as well as a wide range of vinyls, foils and films. The components
can be engineered to each OEM’s proprietary designs using a wide range
of substrates including finger-jointed pine, aluminum, extruded vinyl,
LVL, MDF, fiberglass or just about any combination of these materials,
according to the company.
GP Extends FireDefender Line
Georgia-Pacific Gypsum in Atlanta has expanded its FireDefender Protection
Components family with the temperature rise mineral core, which is designed
for use in steel-covered, composite-type fire doors. The product carriers
a 3-hour maximum rating for duration to fire and a maximum temperature
rise of 250 degrees at 30 minutes, based on fire testing conducted and
listed by Underwriters Laboratories Inc. in accordance with ANSI/UL 10-B,
ANSI/UL 10-C and NFPA 252.
Amesbury Adds Product That Bans Mildew
Amesbury Group Sealing Solutions Division, Textile location, now offers
an antimicrobial pile and fin product they call EcoBan. The product is
resistant to mold, mildew and fungi and meets the current AAMA 701-04
Class A requirements and the performance standard of ASTM G21-96 for determining
resistance of synthetic polymeric materials to fungi.
Amesbury offers EcoBan in its woven and extruded products as well as specialty
ODL® Launches New Line
of Severe Weather® Doorglass
ODL Inc. of Zeeland, Mich., offers an updated line of severe weather doorglass,
engineered to withstand weather conditions, specifically hail and hurricane
exposure. The product features an aluminum frame with screw plugs that
are flush with the door, and the frame allows the doorglass to fit into
a standard door cutout.
The frame comes in a standard powder-coated white finish or with an optional
tan finish that can be painted or stained. The doorglass does not need
a dealer-applied structural sealant. Additionally, since the glass is
not permanently bonded to the door with sealant, it can be fully repaired
onsite if necessary.
SUNFLEX Unfolds New Sliding Wall Options
The new SF 75 folding-sliding glass wall system from SUNFLEX Wall Systems
in Bonita Springs, Fla., features an average U-factor of 0.32 W/m2K and
a narrow profile for maximum transparency. The sliding-folding wall offers
the advantages of aluminum, including longevity, stability and narrow
profiles. The company also offers its SF 75c version, which covers the
aluminum base with natural wood materials. Many different wood grains
and surface finishes are available, and existing systems can be upgraded
with wooden cladding.
The company says the system reaches insulation values of 0.18 to 0.26
W/m2K depending on glazing, courtesy of its specifically developed profile
systems. The solid profile features a 75-mm design for added security,
as well as concealed fittings and mushroom locks. The patented running
gear and track system features stainless steel bearings and running tracks
for smooth handling. The system gaskets feature patented hinge sealings
and special corner castings that guarantee 100-percent protection from
humidity. An installation height of up to 11 feet is possible. SUNFLEX
systems feature rounded corners, stainless steel hardware, stylish hinges
and a variety of handles.
According to the company, the sliding wall is suitable for residential
and commercial applications, and is available in three variations: folding-sliding,
slide and turn and horizontal sliding wall systems.
Roto X-DRIVE™ Equals Style Plus Ease
The patented design of the Roto X-DRIVE casement and awning system allows
for adjustability and ease of installation, as well as strong two-bar
hinges, according to the company. Roto Frank of America offers optional
plastic, powder coat and architectural operator covers with the system,
along with the X1, X6 and X7 crank handles, allowing the customer flexibility
and customization. The patented and symmetrical lock bars also are available
with the guides pre-installed to reduce a manufacturer’s need for a large
Vega Meets Needs of the Pre-Hanger
A pre-hanger may wish to check out the new pre-hanging line from Vega
Automation Systems Ltd. of Woodbridge, Ontario. The company says the line
is capable of processing steel, fiberglass and wood exterior doors and
wood interior doors without mechanical changeover. The line consists of
a multi-stack loader, which can process up to 100 door skids, and CNC
router. A second CNC machining unit is used to prep the door panel for
multi-point locking system.
The line is capable of processing doors from 28 to 36 inches wide and
76 to 96 inches high, with square edge or beveled edge.
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