Super Spacer® Chosen for Power*e™ Radiant Glass Windows
Denver-based Radiant Glass Industries (RGI) and sister company Busick
Insulated Glass have collaborated to develop Power*e™ Glass—insulating
glass units that use safe, low-voltage DC power to warm the inside of
a glass lite. The insulating glass units utilize Edgetech’s Super Spacer.
According to third-party testing, Power*e Glass uses up
to 40 percent less power than conventional heating systems and is practically
100 percent efficient because of its combined insulating value and radiant-heating
“Power*e adds to the overall warmth and comfort of a space,” says Busick
general manager Mike Tibbits. “By touching the glass pane, you can feel
the warmth of the thermal barrier created by Power*e; however, the electric
current flows safely and invisibly.”
The companies recently provided the windows to a resident in Keystone,
Colo., who was re-building her house after losing her original home to
“Gas is not available in the area, so electric heating has been the only
option,” says Gino Figurelli, plant manager for Busick. “To help reduce
heating costs, the home was designed to be heated solely by our Power*e
The 2,800-square-foot home has 33 windows, 19 of which are Power*e. The
windows contain temperature sensors and are controlled by a thermostat.
Adhesive Applications Launches 12-Pound Tape
Adhesive Applications, housed in Easthampton, Mass., announces the availability
of its new high-strength, high-density 12-pound simulated divided light
(SDL) foam tape. The new tape is designed specifically for fenestration
applications in which permanent mounting is required.
Special polyolefin foam is cross-linked with a unique process for toughness,
and adhesive is engineered for exceptional anchorage in permanent mounting
of interior and exterior muntin bars, according to the company. Company
officials say the tape also shadows well for clean sight lines in SDL
mounting. The tape can be used for window grilles constructed of wood,
metal, vinyl and other plastics and composite materials to glass. The
product is available in a variety of colors and thicknesses.
Nordson Offers Third-Generation Profile-Wrapping Applicator
Nordson Corp. recently released the PWIII™ profile wrapping applicator—the
third generation of its PW series profile wrapping applicators.
Company officials say the PWIII applicator delivers time-saving changeovers
with motor-controlled adjustment from 100 mm up to maximum head width
via touch-screen control. The applicator allows for independent single-side
adjustment, which increases application flexibility, according to the
company, while separately controlled heating zones support temperature
control to maintain adhesive viscosity, providing coating uniformity,
across the entire width and length of the substrate. In addition, the
compact design integrates easily into parent machinery.
Tre C Expands CR126 Capabilities
Tre C has now added the capabilities of its CN112 numerical control to
its CR126 series of three-roll bending machines. The new CR126HAIM is
a pyramid-type bending machine that uses the central roller to create
a radius and designed for residential aluminum window applications.
Some of the new features on the CR126HAIM include variable speed rotation,
which allows the operator to create smooth transitions between large and
small radii in a single-pass cycle. Another new feature is the profile
editor, an editable database that allows the operator to store roll position
and radius information for various profiles.
The Tre C line is available from J&S Machine Inc.
Endura Products Introduces New 650 Proud Edge Weatherstrip
The 650 Proud Edge is the latest addition to Endura Products’ weatherstrip
family. The Greensboro, N.C.-based company says the product bridges the
edges of “bull nose” and “scant thickness” doors, providing contact with
the panel face and resisting infiltration when subjected to high air pressure.
The 650 Proud Edge is constructed of a cellular lite foam, surrounded
by a long-life polyethylene liner that is installed easily into framing
kerf slots just like standard weatherstripping.
Auto-Lock is Automatic
The Auto-Lock from Fastek Products features a visual lock indicator, so
that the user will know the window is securely locked when its handle
is down. To unlock, the handle must be raised.
The Auto-Lock is made of custom designed composites that provide for a
life span of 35,000+ cycles, according to the company. An anti-slam version
is available, and it has been tested to withstand forced entry of more
than 300 lbs.
DOORS AND WINDOWS
Sunrise Adds Full Frame Replacement System
Sunrise Windows, a manufacturer of vinyl replacement windows and sliding
doors, has introduced a full frame replacement system into four of its
product lines with the addition of an exterior brickmould option. The
system is factory-assembled, easy to install, and lessens any concerns
about leaving potentially rotted sills in a pocketed replacement, according
to the company.
The full frame replacement system also gives homeowners the look of a
traditional brickmould trim and a larger glass area than with typical
insert replacement windows. The option is available in four of the manufacturer’s
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