Roto Fasco Canada has available a casement operator with nesting handle
and snap-on cover. According to the company, the base is manufactured
in zinc alloy, zinc plated and is powder coated. Its cover is manufactured
in anti-UV ABS and the gear bar is manufactured in carbon steel. In addition,
the gear teeth are quenched processed and zinc electroplated. The operator
has passed both AAMA and CSA requirements, according to the company.
MOULDING AND MILLWORK
Moisture Meter’s Hand-Helds Make it Easy
The new line of moisture meters introduced recently by the Moisture Meter
Co. offers the entire product range of AB Brookhuis from Holland. The
company has a full line of hand-held meters both with the traditional
pin probes, but also with non-marking meters available for finished materials.
It also offers in-line, fully automatic and integrated meters available
for the production line.
Cascade Wood Products offers preservative treating with Woodlife 111—a
clear penetrating non-swelling, paintable, water-repellant wood preservative.
It helps control the growth of decay, fungi, staining fungi, surface mold
and mildew, according to the company. It also stabilizes the wood against
the effects of moisture and reduces dimensional changes that can cause
swelling, warping and splitting.
The company has been producing millwork for nearly 60 years
and manufactures interior and exterior door frames, mull posts, trim,
casing, mouldings, cut stock and 5/4-, 6/4- and 8/4-inch sash parts. The
company also offers value-added processes such as priming, dapping, and
weatherstrip, hinge and strike installation.
Venture Tape of Rockland, Md., has added a new generation of products
to its glazing product line for door and window applications in residential,
industrial and light commercial buildings. The Venture Tape VG700 Series
and VG1200 Series glazing tapes are closed-cell, polyolefin foam tapes
that provide high performance, adhesion, weather resistance and durability,
according to the company. Both products feature a reformulated adhesive
system and a new, improved liner. According to the company, the tapes
have low VOCs, making them environmentally friendly and a contributor
toward LEED-compliance credits.
A New Dawn in Shading
Several shading options are available from Eclipse Technologies. Included
in these offerings is the Solara retractable awning system. According
to the company, the system offers a cassette housing, built-in-light system
and 16 different fabric options. The fabrics all feature 100-percent solution-dyed
acrylic yarns that are fade resistant and coated for waterproofing and
Also available is the Aira line of retractable screens,
which is available in 11 standard colors. This line of screens is made
out of powder-coated aluminum and nylon components that are designed to
not fade, according to the company.
In addition, the company offers the Sola line of custom
motorized screens for large screening applications and exterior window
shading. According to the company, Sola offers homeowners the choice of
color, screen mesh and accessories such as a wireless wall switch, a single
channel handheld remote and a weather sensor that can detect and automate
operation in accordance with wind and sun conditions.
GLCT Offers Tooling Options
Great Lakes Custom Tool Mfg. Inc. (GLCT) has available the Great-Loc SG
universal tool system, which allows changing inserts and backers to cut
different profiles using the same cutter body. This system also utilizes
the patented Great-Loc clamping system for accuracy, positive registration
According to the company, the Great-Loc SG universal tool
system provides interchangeability of inserts and backers between router
bits and cutter bodies that have the same cutting width. The inserts and
backers of a given width can be used in either a router bit or cutter
MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT
Get a Grip Nupro
Products has introduced the Gripper V-150, which is designed to lift,
pull and move doors and windows safely. Although back injuries account
for no work-related deaths, they do account for a significant amount of
human suffering, loss of productivity and economic burden on compensation
systems, according to the company. Back disorders are one of the leading
causes of disability for people in their working years and afflict more
than 600,000 employees each year with a cost of about $50 billion annually
according to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.
The frequency and economic impact of back injuries and disorders on the
workforce are expected to increase over the next several decades as the
average age of the workforce increases and medical costs go up, according
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