Volume 42, Issue 3 - March 2007

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equipment and machinery

Beta Max Climbs to the Top 
Beta Max Inc. in Melbourne, Fla., introduced its Max Climber™ 6000 passenger hoist system. The Max Climber 6000P provides contract glaziers with a lifting capacity of 6,000 pounds and can hold a maximum of 35 passengers. The cabin is 156 inches long and 59 inches wide by 96 inches high, and is available in single- or dual-cabin configurations. It can travel up to 1,000 feet high at a speed of 3 feet per minute. The lift features an overload sensing system that notifies the operator when the maximum weight has been breached.  www.betamaxhoist.com

Fushan Gets in Line
Zhongshan Fushan Glass Machinery Co. Ltd. in China, which is sold in the United States through IGE Solutions Inc., offers a glass shape cutting line and a CNC automatic glass shape-cutting table. 

The cutting machine can cut straight lines and shapes and is CNC controlled, featuring several input modes and optimization. The axes of the new CNC automatic glass shape-cutting table are driven by AC servomotors in X, Y and 0 directions. www.zhongshanfushan.com

software 

Optima Updates Opty Software 
Optima North America Inc., the Montreal-based branch of OPTIMA Srl., updated its Opty-Way® and Opty-Way Enterprise software applications.

Opty-Way 6.0 offers cutting optimization for flat surfaces. The software provides a new way of visualizing and grouping data on video and is updated to optimize the reduction of waste material. It generates cutting optimization with predefined orders, and integration with the new Scan-Way system allows for the transfer of profiles via digital camera. Numerous add-on modules are available. 

Opty-Way Enterprise is ideal for medium- and large-size companies. It fully exploits integration with Opty-Way as straight and shaped cutting optimization, as well as with connection to the most frequently used cutting plants, and with CAD-CAM. The company adds that it can unify all glass-work operations, from receiving orders to shipping.  www.optima-america.com

doors and windows

JVM Aluminum Opens New Door and Window Line
Aluminum bi-folding systems are now available from JVM Aluminum Inc. in Brooklyn, N.Y. The product line comes in a variety of finishes, including a wood-grain in electrostatic powder coating finish. 

The bi-folding doors and windows employ specialized extrusions and mechanisms for perfect sealing and seamless traction and come in a wide variety of configurations, according to information provided by the company. The product line can be thermally broken, and maximum sizes for each sash exceed 39 inches wide and 94 inches high; each sash can weigh up to 176 pounds. The bi-folding systems are custom-made to cover specific requirements. www.jvmaluminum.com

components 

Kaba Introduces New Dark Bronze Finish
Kaba Access Control of Winston-Salem, N.C., introduced a new dark bronze finish for the Simplex/E-Plex 5000 Series. The dark bronze finish replaces the 55/695 Duranodic painted finish option that was previously offered on the Simplex/E-Plex 5000 Series. www.kaba-ilco.com

Edgetech’s IntelliClip Puts Grid Placement on Target
Edgetech I.G. of Cambridge, Ohio, introduced IntelliClip™ “Targeted Grid Placement” system for exclusive use with its Super Spacer® products. Designed specifically for automated Super Spacer IG production lines, the IntelliClip system is software driven, removing the opportunity for operator error when installing grids.

According to the company, with the IntelliClip system the muntin bar location slit is automatically produced as the spacer is accurately, robotically applied to the glass. 

Currently, the IntelliClip system is available as an option on Lisec, For.El and Billco automated Super Spacer lines and as an upgrade to some existing Super Spacer automated lines.  www.edgetechig.com

tools 

Raytek’s New System Monitors Glass During Tempering 
Raytek Corp. in Santa Cruz, Calif., launched a new GS110 infrared thermal imaging system for low-E glass. This system monitors one-side coated flat glass during the tempering process. 

The GS110 simultaneously measures the temperature on the uncoated side of the glass where the emissivity is both known and significantly higher. The measured data is then transferred to the included Windows-based software, which automatically corrects the thermal image of the topside of the glass to provide a more accurate result. The system allows the user to set-up predefined recipes to accommodate frequent product changes typical in glass processing. An automatic emissivity correction mode adjusts the system to change between different glass loads, such as coated and uncoated glass or different types of coatings.  www.raytek.com

curtainwall 

Improved Marmet® Walls Are Engineered for Large Spans 
The newly improved Marmet line from Moduline Window Systems features a glazed glass-to-frame and pressure-equalized tubular wall technology and enhanced structural performance with no exterior sightlines. 

The improved design eliminates any framework that would be exposed to the exterior elements and, with the incorporation of warm-edge spacers, the system delivers LEED qualifying thermal performance, along with strength and durability.  www.vistawall.com/moduline


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