doors and windows
Deceuninck North America has introduced a collection of windows designed
for commercial applications: the Icon Series. The collection is classified
by several types of high-performance applications, including general purpose,
impact performance and enhanced structural and thermal capabilities.
The Icon 3000 Series is a window system that comes in a
variety of operations and features commercial performance ratings. The
Icon 5000 Series windows are designed specifically for high-load applications,
including impact resistance that meets coastal building code requirements
and a patented sash-to-frame interlock to help keep the sash secure in
high wind conditions.
Icon 7000 Series windows are enhanced with structural and
thermal capabilities that include a multi-barrier triple seal system that
helps reduce air and water infiltration. Likewise, the Icon 8000 Series
is made with reinforced vinyl or glass-reinforced polyurethane made from
the company’s Rovex material technology. www.deceuninck-americas.com
Come Out on Top
Extech Inc. has introduced its TechVent® top-hinged windows, which the
company says provide massive natural light and ventilation, doing everything
that a louver can do at a lower cost. Available in continuous or individual
units, these windows can be left open during normal rainfall. When glazed
with cellular polycarbonate they also provide exceptional insulating value
and resistance to impact and other abuse, according to the company. Rack
and pinion operating hardware is durable and remote operators are available.
Get the “Rite” Decoration
The Rite Door by Adams Rite, an Assa Abloy Group company, is a fully integrated
door opening system that the company says saves installation time and
money while also meeting stringent fire and accessibility codes.
Available in a variety of finishes and handles, the Rite
Door is marketed as a unique, aesthetically pleasing door with designer
options and distinct, preassembled hardware devices not readily available
in traditional offerings. The door is used for areas of assembly, elevator
cabs, stairwells, cross-corridors and smoke barriers, though the company
points out that it can be specified for any non-traditional application.
Solarban Stays Neutral
PPG's Solarban 67 glass features what the company says is a virtually
imperceptible, neutral coating that gives buildings a clear exterior appearance
with high levels of transparency. It also reportedly delivers excellent
solar control. The proprietary coating reflects the tone and brightness
of ambient light and color more accurately than any other glass of its
kind, according to the company. www.ppgideascapes.com
Available at the App Store
Glass Apps has added UL-listed switchable glass to its product lineup.
With its 110v UL- listed plug and play switchable glass, Glass Apps says
customers will save on installation costs by eliminating the need for
converter boxes and additional electrician labor time and avoid costly
delays with local code authorities. www.glass-apps.com
Hip Hip Kuraray!
PPG Industries has approved Kuraray’s Trosifol PVB films for use as a
certified interlayer. The announcement by Kuraray America notes that the
designation recognizes the company's knowledge and product quality in
architectural laminated glass constructions.
PPG Industries offers accredited certifications to glass
producers and laminators. In TD-512 and TD-514, PPG added seven Trosifol
interlayers to its approved list, including Trosifol BG R10, R15, R20,
HR 100, SC+, XT SP, and Colour®, according to the announcement.
Kuraray Trosifol offers high clarity while still maintaining
99 percent UV blockage and impact strength, according to the company.
Vitro Gets You HydroClean
Diamon-Fusion International Inc. (DFI Nanotechnology) announced that Mexico-based
Vitro Vidrio y Cristal, SA de CV, the flat glass business unit of Vitro
S.A.B. de C.V., has implemented what it calls the world’s first jumbo-size
3D chamber of its kind, to treat all sides and edges of the glass, and
which applies DFI's easy-to-clean nanocoating HydroClean.
The installation makes Vitro the first glass producer to
launch the DFI 3D chamber system for architectural flat glass and allows
it to coat thousands of square feet of glass on both sides and all exposed
edges of the glass in less than an hour. Each piece of glass is coated
with the HydroClean by DFI coating, making them water and oil repellent,
stain resistant, easy to clean, and impact- and scratch-resistant, according
to the press release. www.diamonfusion.com
As part of the AX.S series access control product line, Kaba Access and
Data Systems (ADS) now offers the Access Manager 300 (AM300) and Door
Unit 500 (AD500). The two-piece combination enables businesses to provide
access control capabilities without the installation of software or servers.
An embedded application on the AM300 arranges and manages data directly
on the device. Users type the IP address into any web browser and log
in to the system; the screen displays the application options. From the
main menu, users can administer the system, set up users, view events
and run reports.
The system allows the AM300 to connect up to eight Kaba
I.AM fingerprint key readers with biometric technology, eight Wiegand
RFID readers or a combination of both, using supplementary AD500 door
units. With the integration of Kaba's AXIAL software, AM300 controllers
can be managed across multiple sites. This configuration is designed for
a central location such as corporate headquarters or regional offices
that need to manage multiple satellite locations. www.kaba-adsamericas.com
SunGuard Goes Global
Guardian has introduced an enhanced version of its SunGuard app, which
allows architects, designers, builders, sales executives, glaziers and
others to explore the line’s products, while interacting with hundreds
of SunGuard projects from anywhere. The update features multiple languages,
including French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian
and Spanish. The app also integrates the project databases from Guardian
SunGuard sites around the world. More projects have been added that can
now be viewed in landscape or portrait with high-res images and better
mapping functionality, according to the company. Users can now search
for projects in another city anywhere around the world, beyond their current
With the new updates, North American users can make sample
requests and email projects directly from a smartphone, tablet or other
mobile device. The Guardian SunGuard app can be found in Apple’s App Store
for the iPhone or iPad, and Google Play for Android phones, by searching
for Guardian SunGuard. www.guardian.com
Pick Your Part
Security Lock Distributors offers a dedicated parts department that features
a large in-stock inventory selection of electrical and mechanical parts
and products. Brands include Assa Abloy, Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies
and Stanley Security Solutions.
According to the company, its dedicated parts department
specializes in the components that matter most to customers to help them
service their jobs. www.seclock.com
The Touch, the Feel of Cotton (Abrasive)
A line of Type 1 cotton fiber abrasive wheels is available from Rex-Cut
Abrasives of Fall River, Mass. The company says the cotton fiber abrasive
wheels outperform non-woven nylon wheels in many robotics deburring cell
Rex-Cut Smooth Touch Type 1 Deburring Wheels are made from cotton fiber,
filled with abrasives and a proprietary bond, to create a dense yet flexible
wheel that reveals fresh abrasives while deburring. According to the company,
they are suited for edge finishing in robotic deburring cells, comparable
to six- to nine-density unitized wheels; maintain their density; and can
be dressed for a wide variety of applications. They are available in diameter
sizes 1- to 6-inches and from 1/16- to ¼-inch thick in coarse, medium,
and fine grits. Also usable in manual applications, they will not change
a part’s geometry. www.rexcut.com
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