Volume 35, Number 9, September 2000
CRL Extends AMZI Line
C.R. Laurence Co. Inc. (CRL) of Los Angeles has introduced two new products for use with the companys Production Diamond Glass Drilling Machine (AMZI), a portable drilling machine with variable speed controls. The Stainless Steel Collett (AMZ229) installs in the AMZI chuck and allows the drill to be used with any straight shank drill with a center borehole for coolant flow.
CRL product manager Bill Gyore believes many customers were reluctant to use the AMZI because they already had a good deal of money invested in straight shank diamond drills. However, by using the AMZ229, these customers can utilize their own straight shank drills with center bore holes as they phase into Belgian mount drills.
In addition, CRL has also introduced a new Base Ring with Drain and Tube (AMZ228). With the adaptation of the standard base ring, coolant is still confined within the base ring while drilling, yet drains to a separate container or pail, leaving less to clean up after each hole is drilled.
TingWall® Revolutionizes Curtainwall Technology
Pittsburghs Advanced Building Systems Inc. hopes to revolutionize curtainwall systems with its newest product, TingWall. Developed by Dr. Raymond M. L. Ting, a professional engineer with more than 30 years of experience, the company says TingWall is designed to withstand the worst of weather conditions. Following Tings Airloop Principle, TingWall utilizes pressure-equalized airloops to separate water seals from air seals throughout the system: an inner airloop within each panel, and an outer airloop between panels. Panel engagement in the specially-designed structural mullion carries wind load, and wind or seismic induced building side-sway.
The company says TingWall requires less maintenance than most curtainwall, is easily adaptable for retrofitting older buildings, as well as for new construction, and requires no exterior caulking. TingWalls Universal Joint System provides design flexibility allowing mix and match of virtually any type of facing material, all without problematic boundary conditions.
Vitrododi Patents Glass-Handling SystemVitrododi International, located in Italy, has invented and patented a system to handle and place lites of glass. The system, which can also pick up wood, metal, plastic, and plexiglas, consists of two 120-mm lever suction cups hinged to one another. The suction cups are then placed on the glass sheet base to lift it.
Automatic Shape Edger
Botteros North American Market has a new choice in shapers with the new 432 BSE Automatic Shape Edger now available. According to the company, this machine can create several profiles on flat glass shapes including pencil, flat, bullnose and waterfall.
The shaper features three stacked, peripheral wheels, that are cooled by water and guided around the shape through CNC technology. Bottero says the machine was designed specifically for those who need to automatically grind and polish straight or shaped glass and mirrors, with small to medium thickness. Other product features, according to the company, are reduced set-up time, high accuracy and speed, and a compact size.
Doors and Door Hardware Premdor Partners with Owens
The addition of the QuietZone Acoustic Door System will offer homeowners a solution for achieving peace and quiet in their home, said Wayne Power, general manager of Owens Corning acoustic system business. The expanded system prevents noise from traveling from room to room.
Stay on Guard with Alarm Locks
From Security Lock
Adams Rite Revives
4550 MS doors can be locked or unlocked with a quick movement of the lever. The lever is made even more user-friendly by an indicator which quickly reveals whether the door is locked, according to Adams Rite Manufacturing Company.
Adhesives New Laminate Contains Teflon® The Lamart® Corporation of Clifton, N.J., has introduced the TF-12, a new foil-supported Teflon pressure-sensitive adhesive laminate for applications in the glass industry on roll covering, equipment cleanup, release surface, mold lining, bench tops and many other uses. According to the company, TF-12 has such a high level of capability that no special tools are required for its application.
Glass Pilkington Introduces Four New Texture Glass Patterns
Pilkington of Toledo, Ohio, has added four new products to its U.S. Texture Glass line: oak, charcoal sticks, digital texture glass and contour texture glass. Paul Gore, product manager for Pilkington Texture Glass, comments that the use of any of the new textures would really add a unique look to patio furniture, office partitions and any architectural design application. In addition to its decorative applications, Pilkington Texture Glass, a rolled, patterned glass that has a specific pattern or design impressed onto one surface, can also be used where privacy and sound abatement are needed. This makes it ideal not only for commercial buildings, but family residences as well.
IG and Related Products TruSeal Adds Muntin Bars
Glassline Hits Market With
Three New Products
Glassline Corp. of Perrysburg, Ohio, has three new products designed specifically for coating glass. According to the company, the first of these, an inline edging system for batch furnaces, seams the glass at high speeds while a wide hold-down timing belt and heavy-duty gearbox ensure against scratches on coated glass. In addition, Glassline has released a high-speed unloader and loader for coated glass. Utilizing dual arms, the machine lifts the glass from its underside. Then, a rack advance unit adjusts the rack for each piece of glass in a way to eliminate scratches usually incurred in the process of lifting coated glass, according to the company.
Glasslines third new product, an edge-deletion system, employs a high-speed direct drive spindle for precise pressure control and automatic wheel wear compensation to level tempered surfaces, according to the company. Two designs of the deletion system are available, automated in-line deletion line, or the CNC edge deletion system.
Woods Powr-Grip Offers Full Line of Vacuum Lifters
Woods Powr-Grip of Laurel, Mont., offers a variety of production line vacuum lifters built to handle the demands of the glass processing line. Each model helps to speed production, reduce operator fatigue and reduce glass damage. The company says a variety of models are available, including vertical lifters, rotators, tilters and rotator/tilter combination units. Each is designed to quickly and effortlessly maneuver glass between storage racks, cutting tables and processing machinery. Optional features, including variable frame dimensions, individual vacuum pad shut-off, vacuum loss warning buzzer, and DC vacuum back-up and a customized lifter to meet particular handling needs.
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