Volume 36, Issue 12, December 2001

SHOWCASE

windows
Kawneer Offers New Windows & Doors
The Kawneer Co. Inc. of Norcross, Ga., recently introduced its 8225TL thermal window line and its HPS/HPX sliding doors. According to information from Kawneer, the 8225TL thermal window line provides high performance in a thermally broken window system that is available as projected, casement, top-hinged, pivoted and fixed. The window has a frame depth of 2 ¼ inches and its options include factory glazing, dual glazing and Venetian blinds. In addition, the window is equipped with Kawneer's patented Isolock® thermal break, which bonds to the aluminum frame mechanically and adhesively and prevents dry shrinkage, according to the company.

Kawneer also has available its HPS and HPX Monumental sliding doors, which are designed to meet stringent weather criteria and withstand the worst kind of weather, according to information provided by the company. The doors have been tested to meet South Florida code requirements for hurricane impact resistance.

Kawneer's HPS sliding doors are available in four different performance ranges for low- and medium-rise applications and have been small missile impact and cycle tested. Likewise, HPX sliding doors are designed for high-rise coastal applications up to 40 stories and requiring superior wind-load and water performance, according to Kawneer. Both doors are available with optional factory glazing.

8225Window Kawneer’s 8225 TL window.

Doralco Develops New Adjustable Blocking System
Doralco Inc. of Alsip, Ill., has introduced a new adjustable blocking system for door and window installations, which it says allows for easy adjustments with only a single Allen wrench. The new system allows the installer to move the pivot location more than a ½ inch in either direction without removing the door.

curtainwalls
U.S. Aluminum Unveils New Curtainwall Product
U.S. Aluminum Corp. of Waxahachie, Texas, has introduced the series 2200 curtainwall system. According to information from the company, the series features a 2-inch sightline with back member depths of 2 7/8, 4 and 5 inches.

The new system is modeled after the series 3250 curtainwall system, and, according to the company, features the same continuous thermal spacer interlocked within pressure plates, dual colors from exterior to interior, concealed joinery and injection molded plastic end dams for water control. U.S. Aluminum adds that the series 2200 is available with shear block assembly for more stringent, structural requirements that utilize traditional stick-type erection.

coatings
AFG Expands Line of Comfort Ti Products
Kingsport, Tenn.'s AFG Industries has added to its family of Comfort Ti energy-efficient glass products. Comfort Ti-AC 40 makes up the fourth product of the group. According to AFG, it combines solar-heat-blocking performance (.40 SHGC) with aesthetic appearance that allows high visible light transmission due to a new titanium coating technology.

"Since we introduced the Comfort Ti system in 1999, both the construction industry and the consumer marketplace have become better educated about energy-efficiency issues and are demanding products that are customized to their specific needs," said D. Roger Kennedy, the company's president and chief executive officer. 

machinery
Bystronic Launches Laminated Glass Cutting Machine
Lamicut, a fully automatic cutting machine for laminated glass, is one of the newest products from Bystronic Inc. of Hauppage, N.Y. According to the company, the machine is designed for glass up to 130 by 240 inches, while a maximum cutting width of 185 inches is an available option. 

In addition, the company says the machine can be equipped with an edge deletion device to process low-E glass, as well as with a shape-cutting tool for float glass.

Salem Distributing and Industrial Tool Works Announce New Patent 
Winston Salem, N.C.'s Salem Distributing Co. and Industrial Tool Works of Indianapolis announced that a U.S. patent number was issued to the RETTING edging machine July 24, 2001. The machine produces pencil and other peripheral type wheel profiles.

According to information from the companies, the RETTING is manufactured by Industrial Tool Works from a space-age composite that features vibration-dampening characteristics ten times better than cast iron and 45 times better than steel. In addition, the straight forward design of the tracks and conveyors is said to eliminate almost all of the moving parts, such as chains, pins and pulleys, associated with conventional glass-working machines. The companies say this is possible since the RETTIG utilizes a low-friction, ultra-high molecular weight plastic that produces surfaces on which tracks and conveyor belts can glide smoothly. 

stress-measuring devices
Strainoptic Introduces System for Online Control of Tempered Glass

Strainoptic

The SCA-1500TG is the newest system from Strainoptic Technologies of North Wales, Pa. According to information from the company, the system is designed for on-line control of tempered glass, will automatically report edge stress and can be installed at the furnace exit for on-line quality control.

In addition, the SCA-1500TG is said to be the only real-time, PC-based system available for monitoring the tempering process. It is non-contacting and measures edge stress on the leading and trailing edges of tempered lites as they emerge from the furnace. Results are displayed on a computer monitor, and data can be stored along with job numbers or other information for archiving and retrieval.

locks
Access Hardware Locks in to Trilogy® Prox Locks
Based in San Leandro, Calif., Access Hardware Supply now has in stock the new Trilogy Prox Locks by Alarm Lock. The Prox line is a combination proximity and digital locks. More than 2,000 user codes can be programmed for card-only, code-only or both card and code use. Trilogy Prox Locks are equipped with a real-time clock for programming up to 500 planned events and holiday schedules. 

Also new from Access is the ValueSeries® alarmed exit device from Detex. Access says the ValueSeries uses a patented design for door and frame alignment without the need for a template. The ValueSeries is fire-rated for up to three hours and meets positive pressure tests. Access says they exceed Life-Sentry, ADA, CA Title 19, ANSI/BHMA requirements and all building codes.
In addition, the locks have a solid brass cylinder and an all-metal keypad, both of which Access says are waterproof. The company adds the latchbolt is UL listed and has a three-hour fire rating, and is FCC certified with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)-compliant levers.

In other news at Access, the company has also increased its line of 8100 series heavy-duty primary mortise locksets from ILCO/Unican®. According to the company, the series provides the durability and dependability of a mechanical pushbutton lock as well as the security of a deadbolt with additional operational functions.

In addition, its lockout feature deactivates the combination function, while the passage feature allows entry without an access code; these features are activated from the interior with a thumbturn or key. Also featured on the 8100 series is an ADA-compliant lever handle.

ProxLocks Trilogy Prox Locks

 


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