Building Envelope Software Technologies (BEST) has released the new LogiKal®
Version 8 professional contract glaziers’ software. In addition to dual
screen support, the new version provides a number of project management
features. These include documentation management to the job file, which
allows the user to add any document, such as an RFI, drawing or PDF. The
program also has curtainwall segments for both fabrication and installation.
According to the company, it provides enhanced material packages for anchors
and other items with labor; new elevation history with the ability to
revert back to previous versions; and alternate pricing across systems,
finishes, glazing and manufacturers.
LogiKal integrates with automated CNC equipment and, for
shops without automated equipment, the program can produce fabrication
reports for the shop supervisor.
Show Them the Way
The Italian company Optima Software Technologies offers its Opty-Way®
glass cutting optimization system with several add-on modules to meet
different customer needs in shape drawing systems and production control.
The Opty-Way Enterprise is an ERP system for integrated management of
glass companies. The Scan-way system allows users to import .bmp, .jpeg
and .tif digital photo files. It can move, scale, rotate, mirror and zoom
on any image acquired from a scanner or digital camera and process it
using the CAD-CAM modules. Also available is the CAD-Way, a two-dimensional
drawing system that generates free shapes, and TV-Way, which allows users
to display cutting plans on an industrial television monitor and import
data that has been optimized by external systems. The Rack-Way module
is designed for managing the delivery sequence or flow of the items being
machinery and equipment
Beam Me Up
Vytek Glass Laser Systems offers a laser system to directly engrave on
both tempered and untempered flat glass. The system produces “photographic
detail to a resolution not obtainable with any other method” and does
so with lasers, negating the need for masks, chemicals or lengthy prep
time, according to the company.
Similar to the method used to print images on glass, the
images are applied dot by dot to the surface, though instead of applying
an ink or paint, company literature says the lasers make micro-damage
marks on the surface of the glass.
Here’s What They Convey
Casso-Solar offers a conveyorized non-autoclave laminating machine, which
has three independently functional areas that run simultaneously. Typical
lamination temperature is 266 degrees and production capabilities run
up to 1500 square feet per shift, according to the company. The machine
can laminate glass sizes up to 96- by180- inches and up to 1-inch thick.
In the Clear
ClearShield® acts as a lasting protective barrier, helping keep glass
surfaces easy to clean. According to the company, the surface treatment
forms a chemical bond with the glass so it will never peel, flake or crack.
As a result, it keeps lime scale, moisture, alkalinity and dirt from bonding
with the glass. Ideal for use in decorative and architectural applications,
ClearShield is completely transparent, chemically inert, non-hazardous
and UV stable, according to the company. The treatment also features antimicrobial
Aluflam Announces 90-Minute Aluminum Vision Doors
A 90-minute, fire-rated, full aluminum, vision door is now available from
Aluflam. The UL-fire-tested vision door incorporates Contraflam 90 intumescent
laminated glass by Vetrotech Saint-Gobain. It is available in a variety
of sizes, finishes and hardware choices, and sizes up to 7- by 8-feet
pairs of doors and 3-feet, 6-inchs by 8-foot singles.
entrances and storefronts
Pushing the Envelope
A full line of standard doors and entrances from Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope®
provide customers the opportunity to create custom designs that meet specific
criteria, according to the company. The product range includes narrow-,
medium- and wide-stile aluminum entrance doors and aluminum storefronts
in both center and offset systems. Terrace and sliding doors are available
(both swinging and sliding), as are all-glass entrance systems, hurricane-resistant
and blast-mitigation elements. Product delivery can be monitored and adjusted
via the company’s e-Track online order tracking system.
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