Volume 33, Number 3, March 1998

 

New Products & Services

 

ARCHITECTURAL METALS

H.E.S. Electric Strikes Available Through Access Hardware

Access Hardware Supply of San Leandro, CA, is now distributing the H.E.S. 5000 series electric strike and the H.E.S. 7500 series heavy-duty electric strike. The 5000 series is a low-profile electric strike, with 1-1/16-inch back set, specially designed with solenoid mounted internally for compactness and ease of installation in applications where there is limited space behind the door jamb. The 7500 series electric strikes make it possible for the installer to change the function in the field, from fail secure to fail safe, by simply turning over the solenoid.

NT Dor-O-Matic Exceeds Dade County Standards

NT Dor-O-Matic of Louisville, KY, says it has become the first automatic door manufacturer to meet all requirements of the Dade County impact and cycling tests and to exceed the established 45 pounds per square foot impact standard with a door able to withstand missile impact of up 60 pounds per square foot. According to the company, two of its automatic door systems have been approved by all Dade County building protocols—AstroFold and AstroSlide–while the NT Dor-O-Matic Astro-Swing door has passed the cycling test.

 

CURTAINWALL & STOREFRONTS

Mall Slider Systems From Vistawall

Vistawall of Terrell, TX, manufactures a full line of alumiline® sliding mall fronts that it says meets all mall entrance needs as well as other commercial requirements. The MS 360 is used primarily as a security partition from the mall into the retail area, but can also be utilized in schools, hospitals, gas stations, auto dealerships and churches. Another system, the MS 360, is a multiple-track slider with conventional interlocking panels that can be made as a biparting unit or a one-directional unit.

 

DECORATIVE GLASS

Seiko Introduces "Print on Anything" Printer

San Jose, CA-based Seiko Instruments has introduced an industrial-quality, dye-sublimation and thermal-wax color printer called the Speciality ColorPoint Plus. The printer can print onto flat glass if the glass is coated with polyurethane, according to the company. A high-speed parallel port and a page buffer allow the printer to operate at peak efficiency. The printer also features the Mug! Media and dye-sublimation ribbon, which allows photo realistic images to be transferred to ceramic surfaces.

RSL Introduces Decorative Glass Options

RSL Inc. of Egg Harbor, NJ, has introduced its 1998 catalog featuring hundreds of decorative glass options. The company, which produces doorlites, sidelites and transoms, offers new break-resistant, hurricane-resistant windows for homeowners.

Interpane’s Silk Screening Enhanced

Interpane Glass Company of Clinton, NC, has completed installation of new Fleischle semi-automated glass silk-screening equipment in its North Carolina production facility. The company says the equipment will enhance its DZigns ceramic-pattern coated glass production. DZigns glass is created by silk screening and permanently fusing a decorative, lead-free ceramic frit coating to the interior surface.

 

DOORS AND RELATED HARDWARE

Arcadia Offers Multi-Panel Glass Door

Arcadia Architectural Products Inc., of Stamford, CT, offers the series 5820 multi-panel sliding glass door, which according to the company, is designed to accommodate a variety of configurations including a pocket door. The company adds that the system can accommodate single or dual glazing and a variety of sizes. In addition, it says the panels are thermally broken and made of heavy-duty components of structural performance.

 

TOOLS AND SUPPLIES

Power Brushes Inc. Offers Brushes To Meet Glass Industry’s Needs

Power Brushes, Inc. of Toledo, OH, offer brushes for all segments of the glass industry to meet specific production requirements. Brushes are available for use with mirror, pattern, Low-E, clear flat, reflective and sputter-coated glass. In addition, the company can rebrush existing cores, retrim brushes, repair and replace cores, provide a range of brush materials and schedule same-day delivery.


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