Tools and Supplies

Between the Wheel Lines

Salem Fabrication Supplies, formerly Salem Flat Glass & Mirror, has launched its Superior wheel line, specifically designed for edging laminated glass. The company says the “S” pattern on the cutting band allows the wheel to have a different point of contact while rotating, never touching the surface of the glass at just one place on the wheel. Superior wheels are available for use on a variety of machinery including Bovone, Bavelloni, Lattuada, Schiatti and more.

The UHS Blues

Developed by ADI Italy and sold in the U.S. by IGP Tools, the Blue UHS Router is available in different sizes and for all CNC machines including the Forvet and Vertman. According to the company it provides even wear, reduced vibration and chipping, as well as high feed rates.

The UHS technology was developed for the automotive industry, where high speeds and long profile retention are necessary features. From that, a generation of tools dedicated to high performance CNC machines was developed.

Trapezoidal, as well as pencil edge wheels with the UHS bond are also available both for vertical and horizontal CNC machines, for glass thicknesses starting at 1.6 mm. Custom shapes and thicknesses are available by request.

Pujol Goes Wide

Pujol now offers rolls of EVA in 2.65 meters, larger than the industry standard of two meters. The 2.6-meter EVA will be sold in the U.S. through DeGorter Inc., which already stocks Pujol’s EVA.

Pujol Group is the Spanish company owner of Hornos Industriales Pujol S.A., which has acquired 100% of the EVASA production unit, located in A Coruña, Galicia (Spain). The production of EVALAM, specialized brand and international reference for architectural EVA, now belongs to Pujol Group.


Handle on Hardware

The new Attivo hardware from Rehau is now available in North America. It includes the European-made Kovinoplastika Lož Hardware ARXspin line, and is manufactured using the ARXCoat hot-dip galvanizing process for longevity to tilt-turn, turn and hopper windows, and balcony doors.

Products include Rehau branded components for window and balcony door configurations that can support up to 287-pound sash weight and a sash height up to 94.5 inches. Options for rollers and locking cams provide different levels of security.

Resources and Information

Buy it Online

Strybuc Industries has launched its new e-commerce parts site to give customers another option when ordering door and window hardware products. The system also provides order history and tracking information, can be viewed on any type of device, and includes detailed product images to help identify parts. The e-commerce system can be found on the company’s website under the SHOP tab.

Doors and Windows

Improved Crystal Slides

Crystal Window & Door Systems has improved the standard features to its Series 1240 and 1280 aluminum sliding patio doors.

The new, heavy-duty quad rollers, available in either stainless or zinc-plated steel, now feature 1.71-inch diameter wheels, compared to the 1.25-inch diameter wheels on the former dual rollers.

The Series 1240 sliding patio door is available in either two- or three-lite models. The 4 ½-inch frame depth door is AAMA rated CW-PG40/LC-PG45.

The Series 1280 is a heavy-commercial aluminum frame sliding patio door with an AW-PG50 rating. The 4 9⁄16-inch jamb depth door features a 1-inch IGU and a substantial pull meeting rail.


Clip In

Technoform has introduced its thermal isolator clip for buildings with continuous insulation systems. Engineered for use in exterior wall cladding and façade systems, the thermal isolator clip can be used in both renovation and new construction applications to help reduce thermal bridging from the outer surface of the outside panel to the interior wall.

The company’s thermal isolator clip ensures the dew point of the wall system stays outside of the air-water barrier, providing a thermally efficient mounting support for cladding applications to maintain the continuous insulation requirements for the wall. This helps protect the integrity of the building structure by minimizing the potential for condensation inside the wall cavities, further preventing the opportunity for mold growth or degradation, according to the company. The clip works for nearly any substrate, insulation or cladding, including aluminum composite material and other wall cladding materials.

Handling and Transportation

Rollin’ in the Groves

Groves Inc. now offers the TR4482 transportation system, designed for fabrication and transportation of products to the jobsite. It can hold up to 2,000 pounds per side with a total capacity of 4,000 pounds, and has built-in forklift hoops mounted on the sides and ends.

For companies without a forklift, Groves offers an optional caster kit with four, eight-inch roller bearing wheels to push around the jobsite.

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