Glasslam Announces New Concept for Warm-Edge Spacer
Glasslam in Pompano Beach, Fla., has revamped its foam spacer product,
and equipment for manufacturing the same has been invented and is now
available under license for manufacturers to make their own foam spacer
The company reports that it has developed a fully inline spacer manufacturing
system that uses less than ten percent of the energy and labor costs of
the old, outdated methods.
By computer control and patent-applied technology, sizes of spacer can
be changed in seconds with no downtime. The company will supply desiccated
silicone pellets and adhesives to the licensees.
The company says it will utilize its new process in high volume at its
own facilities and continue to produce and supply Air-Tight™ S and Air-Tight™
T, its high-quality, high desiccant and durable warm-edge foam spacer
products, to customers all over the world.
Retrofit Kits Available for Discontinued Locknetics 390+ Maglock
Security Door Controls in Camarillo, Calif., says its new E1200-390MP
retrofit mounting plate utilizes the same template and existing mounting
holes as the discontinued Locknetics 390+, with an SDC E1200 1,200 pound
magnetic lock. The company says there is no need to replace the armature;
a new wiring hole is all that is required. The SDC E1200 magnetic lock
is ordered separately and includes magnetic bond and door status sensors.
The SDC 1511-390AMP Retrofit Armature Mounting Plate enables replacement
of Locknetics 390+ with SDC Grade 1, 1511 1,650 pound and 1571 1,200 pound
energy saver locks (sold separately). The 1511-390AMP retrofit kit permits
use of existing armature through bolt hole. The new mounting plate covers
the previous magnetic lock mounting holes. No drilling or tapping required,
all 1500 series include self drilling and tapping screws. SDC 1500 magnetic
locks are also available with optional magnetic bond and door status sensors
and matching finishes.
doors and windows
New YKK Vent Design Blends with Aluminum Wall Systems
YKK AP America in Austell, Ga., has upgraded the design of its YES SSG
vent used in storefront, window wall and curtainwall applications. The
YES SSG vent was redesigned to be virtually invisible from a distance,
enabling designers to provide ventilation without the large sightline
of traditional windows.
The company says its new design creates a clean sightline as the glass
is bonded to the vent’s frame without needing additional retainers. The
vent accepts 1-inch insulating glass, and is immediately available in
casement out-swing or project-out configurations. The windows may be ordered
factory glazed or unglazed. Screens are available upon request.
PPG Issues White Paper on Energy Savings with ‘Cool’ Window Systems
Pittsburgh-based PPG Industries’ coil and extrusion coatings group has
issued a white paper demonstrating the energy performance of buildings
with infrared (IR)-reflective coatings on metal walls, window frames and
roofs. The 12-page document, “Energy Savings in High-Rise Buildings Using
High-Reflective Coatings,” summarizes an energy modeling study conducted
by an independent energy and environmental analysis firm on prototype
eight-story office buildings in 12 North American cities.
The company reports that the study showed that, when IR-reflectance for
metal wall, window frame and roof coatings was increased from 5 percent
to 70 percent, total building energy costs were reduced by 1 percent in
cold-weather cities such as Boston, Chicago and Ottawa, and by up to 4
percent in warm-weather cities such as Mexico City and Phoenix. It also
showed that cooling loads for prototype buildings were cut by 2 percent
or more in cold-weather locales, and by as much as 7 percent in sunny
climates. Size requirements for fans and air-handling units (AHUs) also
were diminished by 3 to 7 percent.
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