Volume 13, Issue 6 - July/August 2012
According to company information, the fabrication section
consists of a high-performance, precision pivoting milling/drilling spindle
that covers the majority of the fabrication required in the industry.
Tooling is provided by an automatic multi-station tool holder. It has
a 30-inch diameter saw blade in the independent cutting station that allows
it to perform precision sizing of a pair of profiles while minimizing
processing times, according to the company. The line also comes with a
matching out-feed protected roller system to accommodate processed lineal
profiles. Optimization and special material handling components are optional.
The doorglass features a high-strength aluminum frame redesigned with reinforced corners in a narrow, attractive profile, with screw covers flush with the door. The frame allows the doorglass to fit into a standard door cutout and is available in a powder-coated white finish that can be painted or stained. Additionally, the frame’s coating is enhanced to help eliminate weathering and improve the lifespan of the frame.
According to the company, the new doorglass does not need
a dealer-applied structural sealant, which eliminates the loss of production
days waiting for the sealant to cure and saving dealers and builders time
and money. Also, since the glass is not permanently bonded to the door
with a structural sealant, it can be fully repaired on site if necessary.
Simonton ProFinish Brickmould 600 windows and doors feature a brickmould/J-channel design with a multi-tiered profile that meets architectural specifications and aids installation. With standard ProSolar low-E glass with an argon glass fill, Brickmould 600 products meet, or can be ordered to meet, Energy Star guidelines for all areas of the country, according to Simonton, adding that the SafePoint package is an optional upgrade for this product line.
These windows and patio doors come with optional Decorum
by Simonton laminated woodgrain interiors and a variety of exterior colors,
distinctive hardware, simulated divided lites and exterior flat casing
trim that simulates the look of traditional wood doors and windows. The
ProFinish Brickmould 600 Series comes with full screens that are standard
with every window and is available in a wide selection of styles.
“With the recent emergence of the do-it-yourselfer trying
to do more home repairs to save money along with the constant scouring
of the Internet for the next big thing, this corner will be extremely
easy to work with, reduces waste and should be very well received by all
who build or repair patio door screens,” says Tony Malik, president.
VACUUM INSULATING GLASS
Edge seals covered by the new patent include a low permeability fluid that spans the edges of the glass sheets. The fluid undergoes viscous shear to accommodate differential thermal expansion and contraction between the glass sheets while generating minimal stress, according to the company. As a result, the design places no restriction on glass size. Tempered, laminated and coated glass can be used without damage because high temperatures are not needed for assembly.
The patent was first filed early last year and suggests there are “serious unresolved performance and reliability problems that continue to hamper development of commercially viable VIG units.”
Additionally, the patent says edge seal failure and fractures of non-ductile glass sheets are the most common performance issues.
“The patent record reveals an ongoing intensive effort to solve this problem by employing more flexible edge seal designs,” according to the patent. “The effort is spurred by a quest to capitalize on market demand for more energy efficient buildings. The demand is driven by a pressing need to forestall the mounting dangers of global warming by reducing greenhouse gas emissions.”
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