Volume 38, Issue 10, October 2003
It’s Gonna Move You …
iGm/FW Exhibitors Gear up for 2003 Exposition
The InterGLASSmetal/FENESTRATION world 2003 show, taking place November 4-6, 2003, at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio, is almost here. Show attendees will find a great deal
in the way of new products and services (see the July 2003 USGlass for show guide and planner or visit
www.iGm/fw.com for more information). Following is a sampling of some of the products to be featured at the show.
CRL Introduces New Glass Door Handles
The new CRL glass door panic and deadbolt handles for single and double ½- or ¾-inch tempered glass doors, is just one of the products that will be featured at the company’s booth. The handles are ready to install on 36- and 48-inch wide doors ranging in height from 90 to 102 inches.
“These new panic and deadbolt handles … are designed to allow maximum view and present a contemporary look to tempered glass doors,” said John Geukens, CRL product manager. “They provide an economical means to satisfy both security and live safety requirements while adding to the aesthetics of the entrance. The easy-to-use dogging feature of these handles defeats the locking action during business hours.”
Info www.crlaurence.com or call 800/421-6144
Check out Glasstech’s Natural Gas Heater
Glass fabricators visiting iGm/FW may be interested in the FCH2 gas-fired forced convection heater that will be on display at the booth of Glasstech Inc. of Perrysburg, Ohio.
The product can heat low-E glass at a rate that is twice as fast as typical electric radiation heating systems, according to the company. Glasstech says the reduced heating time means glass spends less time on the roller bed, which provides for high quality glass with less distortion than those made with typical electric radiation heating systems.
Info www.glasstech.com or call 419/661-9500
See TruSeal Products in Action
Truseal Technologies of Beachwood, Ohio, has several products to showcase at iGm/FW so it will include demonstrations at its booth.
One of the products attendees will be able to see in action is the T.A.P.E. System II, designed by Besten Inc. and adapted for Truseal’s family of flexible spacer systems. TAPE II has been redesigned with a number of improvements including a faster cycle time and application times that increase productivity by about 25 percent, according to the company.
Other demonstrations will include Quik-Dose™ GF, a semi-automatic liquid gas filling machine, and Insuledge, a flexible insulating glass spacer system.
Info www.truseal.com or call 888/910-5280
Hot New Sealant from Dow
Dow Corning of Midland, Mich., will introduce its new reactive silicone hot-melt InstantGlaze Window Assembly Sealant to iGm/FW attendees. According to the company, this product is unique because it allows manufacturers to fabricate windows two to four times faster than with tape-glazing operations. This is due to microprocessor-controlled dispensing equipment that delivers a uniform sealant bead, thus reducing clean-up time.
Info www.dowcorning.com or call 989/496-4000
ADCO Offers Various Advantages
ADCO Products of Michigan Center, Mich., will feature ADCO ADvantage at iGm/FW, a system that the company describes as a combination of innovative products, efficient equipment and technical service.
The Dual Seal Alternative program features InterSeal® - DSA elastomeric edge sealant, desiccant matrix, ADCO compensator-less sealant pumping and upgraded lineal-U application equipment. This provides a number of benefits including immediate racking strength, extended insulating glass life through PIB-like MVTR, low-temperature flexibility and low-tack performance.
Another ADCO Advantage about which iGm/FW attendees can learn more is Ködimelt TPS for commercial and residential windows and doors. The warm-edge spacer provides an all-around seal in regular and unusual geometrical shapes, and makes triple-glazed units with variable distances between the lites, according to the company.
ADCO’s newest ADvantage is Ködilan PCR and UV liquid laminates—transparent one-component cast resins to be used for the manufacture of composite glass. Three formulations are available depending on individual requirements—one for sound reduction, one for security and one that combines both
Info www.adcocorp.com or call 800/248-4010
Booth #121, 421
Bystronic Commits Itself to Window Industry
Bystronic Inc. of Hauppauge, N.Y., wants to show insulating glass and window manufacturers that it has a variety of product solutions for them. With that goal in mind, Bystronic will demonstrate its fenestration-industry targeted CNC cutting machine, “smart’cut” at Booth 121. In addition, a working TPS applicator will demonstrate how the thermoplastic warm-edge is being extruded and applied to the glass directly.
Additionally, at Booth 421 attendees can view the integrated IG/window frame (sash assembly). This is a collaborative effort between Bystronic, Stürtz and Bowmead, which is the development of an ultra-efficient window manufacturing process, according to Bystronic. Attendees will see Bystronic and Stürtz equipment in action, fabricating vinyl sashes with sealed-in insulating glass.
Info www.bystronic.com or call 800/247-3332
Sika Offers Sealants for Specialty Applications and More
If you’re looking for sealants and adhesives, then Sika Corp. of Madison Heights, Mich., may have what you need. The company says it offers a complete line of single-part PUR sealants and adhesives for bedding elastic bonding and fenestration installation applications, with multiple substrate compatibility. The company’s products may be used for specialty applications including hurricane and blast-resistant window bedding applications.
The company adds that its products are available in drums, unipacks and cartridges and may be used with automated application equipment.
Info www.sikaindustry.com or call 800/548-0496
Get Distortion-Free Results with Scratch-Removal System
Glas-Weld Systems Inc. of Bend, Ore., will feature its scratch removal system at iGm/FW. The system, which is designed to work on all types of glass, may be used by a variety of industry professionals, such as window manufacturers, who use it in their plants to remove scratches in window units.
Glas-Weld says the scratch-removal system has been tested to both ANSI and BSI standards and has been proven to provide distortion-free results. The product does not use abrasives, so it does not leave a low spot in the glass causing distortion. This enables professionals to remove scratches up to .004 inches deep.
Info www.scratchremoval.com or call 800/321-2597
Top Reputation for Tempering
Representatives of Vesuvius Glass Group of Beaver Falls, Pa., will be at iGm/FW to talk to attendees about its range of refractory products and services available to the float glass industry, namely its tempering rollers. To ensure the precision and stability of the rollers during the tempering process, the company says it maintains fully integrated manufacturing plants on three continents to ensure strict control of the material properties, manufacturing processes and finished specifications.
Info www.vesuvius.com or call 724/843-8300
EDTM Offers Special Discounts and New Products
Visitors to the EDTM Inc. booth will see a full range of product offerings including a few new products. The company points out that some show discounts will be offered and products will be available for purchase at the booth.
One of the new products that will be on display is the IS 1100 Intelli-Sense low-E Detection System, which inspects glass on the production line and identities the location of the invisible low-E coating without touching the glass. Alarms indicate if the low-E coated glass has been placed on the line improperly.
Info www.edtm.com or call 419/480-1098
Get Control with I-Mark EZ Touch
If you’re in the market for coding solutions then stop by the booth of Pittsburgh’s Matthews International. The company has just introduced its I-Mark EZ Touch V80 controller equipped with a full-color, easy-to-use touch screen.
According to the company, the product is unique because instead of global settings, it offers individual control of the parameters of each connected print head. This allows for independent setting adjustments of each head’s dot size, print width, print delays, height and more. The V80 has the ability to control up to eight independent print heads or 64 valves.
Info www.matthewsinternational.com or call 412/665-2488
New Steel and Screens from Novatech
Looking for a way to distinguish your company from the competition? Then check out the new insulating steel doors from Novatech Glass. The company says its doors have a baked on white polyester finish that does not require additional protection, and the doors incorporate jambs and rails designed to surpass rigidity and solidity standards. Additionally, the doors are warranted for five to ten years, and the thickness of the steel meets North American standards for all doors from entry-level to high-end models.
Novatech has also introduced Novascreen, a retractable screen, which, according to the company, has a number of unique features and components. First, a mesh lock prevents the screen from coming out of its track in the event of strong winds. A speed reducer controls the retraction of the screen to ensure a smooth and secure operation. The screen adapts to all types of doors, features a latching system that does not require a magnet and is available in nine colors.
Info www.novatechglass.com or call 800/611-6682
ClearShield Offers Maximum Performance
If maximum performance glass is what you’re looking for, then stop by the booth of ClearShield Technologies to view its ClearShield MP (maximum performance), which, according to the company, enhances long-term protection of the glass surface.
According to the company, the new polymeric resin formula contains a new and more active catalyst than in the past that triggers a more efficient chemical reaction than previously available. This allows for an increased number of bonding sites present at the molecular level of the glass surface creating a denser layer of protection.
Info www.clearshieldonline.com or call 866/372-5327
Wakefield Helps Increase Productivity
Wakefield Equipment of Hudson Ohio, says it believes the major challenge facing manufacturers today is how to increase productivity and decrease labor. To help companies achieve that goal, Wakefield offers a line of assembly products, including squaring racks to transfer systems. Advantages of using these products include better material flow, minimum handling and labor savings, according to the company. Standard and custom designs are available.
Info www.wakefieldequip.com or call 216/464-9455
Gain Information on glasstec 2004
Representatives of Messe Düsseldorf North America will be at iGm/FW to encourage people to attend glasstec 2004, the 18th International Trade Fair for Machinery, Equipment, Applications and Products. The biannual show will be held November 9-13, 2004, in Düsseldorf, Germany. Attendees who stop by the glasstec booth can pick up exhibitor information as well as travel and hotel details.
Info www.mdna.com or call 312/781-5185
Truth Features Multi-Point Locking System
Truth Hardware of Owatonna, Minn., will showcase several of its hardware products at iGm/FW including its Maxim MP-Plus® multi-point locking system for swinging patio doors. The system features seven locking points, and the product engages the latch points automatically each time the door is closed. According to the company, this new product is unique because customers no longer have to rely on lifting handles and turning deadbolts in just the right sequence to lock the door.
Info www.truth.com or call 800/866-7884
Wrap it Up with Friz Profile Wrappers
Stiles Machinery Inc. of Grand Rapids, Mich., will be at iGm/FW to inform attendees of its unique Friz profile wrappers. According to the company, manufacturers should consider using profile wrapping
because it adds product depth and value by allowing manufacturers to satisfy their customers’ needs for customization. PVC, aluminum and solid wood parts can be wrapped with PVC, veneer and other materials to give different looks such as wood grains.
Additional features include precise adhesive application and reduced glue consumption, quick-change tooling, affordability and a quick return on investment.
Info www.stilesmachinery.com or call 616/698-7500
W&F Handles New Products with Ease
W & F Manufacturing of Glendale, Calif., has introduced new handle sets as well as a new multi-point casement window system, and these will be just a few of the products it will showcase while at iGm/FW/FW.
The company says it has taken the strength of its Trilennium swing-door system and applied it to a wide-stile casement window locking system. This new product has three full 1-inch bolts locking the sash and pulling it tight against the weatherseal. The company also wants to remind customers that its Trilennium multi-point system achieves a D.P. 95 rating on a 6-foot wide by 6-foot, 8-inch French door application in order to meet high wind loads.
Additionally, the company’s handle sets are more massive than previous products, according to W & F, and are available in a variety of styles and sizes.
Info www.wfmfg.com or call 818/394-6060
Automated Machinery to Showcase CNC Welder
The SA44V 4 Vertical Heads CNC Welder is just one of the machines that Automated Machinery Inc. will be showcasing at the iGm/FW show. The machine allows for the welding of four corners/welding cycles and the company says the product can be predisposed for a double/triple-stack welding cycle if desired.
Additional features include heads driven by brushless servo motors and bar code and floppy disk data entry.
Info www.automated-inc.com or call 330/535-9200
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