Hundreds of exhibitors representing every aspect of the glass and glazing industry will feature their newest developments at GlassBuild America. Here’s a peek at what some exhibitors will display. Look to the September issue of USGlass to read about even more products at the show.
Booth 3135– Salem Flat Glass & Mirror
Salem Flat Glass & Mirror will highlight machinery and equipment from a number of its partner companies. These include the Denver Advance Plus, part of a new generation of vertical CNC work centers. The machine offers integrated opposing drilling, and reduced overall dimensions, along with standard horizontal CNC machining capabilities. The Advance Plus can handle all processing steps without operator intervention, and can process glass up to 137- by 59-inches.
The Click-Fit from BDT is a cup wheel mounting system that accommodates the needs of machine operators, production and purchasing personnel, as well as management. Used in the pre-processing of flat glass in both grinding and polishing applications, the Click-Fit product line allows fabricators to use a universal mechanical connection by installing an adapter to each spindle. With the adapter, any wheel type can be connected to any make or model machine using the patented universal locking technology.
Also from Salem, the Thunder Cut is a new generation series of stainless-steel body core drills that are produced in multiple working lengths for both manual and automated CNC machinery from a variety of equipment manufacturers. The Thunder Cut does not require dressing of the bond to maintain its top performance, which prevents additional downtime, according to the company.
Booth 2517 – Quanex Building Products
Quanex is celebrating two occasions at this year’s show—the 30-year anniversary of its Super Spacer warm-edge technology and 50 years of Mikron AW-Rated System C3-11300 vinyl. Mikron is a Quanex business segment that produces door and window profiles.
Super Spacer systems are certified by Europe’s Passive House Institute, which provides architects and planners with guidance on all questions related to energy-efficient and sustainable construction. The Passive House Institute tests and certifies products in terms of their suitability for use in passive houses and makes the verified thermal characteristics visible, making it possible to predict the future energy performance of a building. All three Super Spacer systems exceed the required minimum levels of specific edge resistance and are certified for arctic climates and every climate zone with lower requirements, according to the company.
Mikron C3-11300 includes Quanex’s MikronBlend vinyl compound, offering optimal weathering and durability. It also features the company’s SuperCapSR, a patented, coextruded color technology that absorbs less heat to prevent heat-related profile distortion.
Booth 3420 – Vicone
Vicone can help customers design and optimize, or simply manufacture seals and profiles to their existing design. The company’s goal is to help customers in building high-performance glazing systems so they can achieve their energy efficiency and sustainability objectives.
Booth 2810 – USGlass Magazine
Stop by to see USGlass magazine in booth 2810. You can pick up free copies of the magazine, sign up for subscriptions and say hello to our staff. See you in Atlanta!