U.S. Aluminum Adds New Defender
U.S. Aluminum’s Defender Series of blast mitigation products is expanding
with the addition of the BW8000 single-hung window. The high-performance
window system was engineered to work with the company’s Defender Series
blast mitigation storefront and curtainwall systems, with corresponding
sight lines and glazing specifications.
The 8000 single-hung is an AAMA CW60-rated and NFRC-certified window,
designed for heavy commercial and institutional projects. The 4 ½-inch-deep
frame is designed to match typical building conditions. An efficient pour
and debridge thermally insulating frame accepts glazing infills from 1
to 1 5/16 inches, with convenient extruded pulls at the interlock and
bottom rail. The window features a self locking latch and Class 5 balances
for ease of operation. The screw spline frame and sash are engineered
to provide years of superior performance. The factory assembled and glazed
window is designed for quick, efficient installation using either an anchor
flange or block type installation.
machinery and equipment
Nordson® PS Metering Stations Maintain Constant Adhesive Pressure
Nordson Corp., headquartered in Westlake, Ohio, offers PS metering stations
as booster pumps to compensate for high pressure/volume losses, or to
add adhesive streams to existing melter systems. The metering station
maintains constant, consistent system pressure even with high viscosity
materials, such as butyls, as well as when feeding several adhesive streams
According to the company, the flexible stations can accommodate a wide
range of adhesives, processing temperatures up to 489 degrees Fahrenheit
or pressure up to 250 bar. A compact layout allows placement of adhesive
supply as close as possible to the application point.
Increase Versatility, Productivity with Powr-Grip Channel Lifters
The P1 and P2 Series vacuum lifters from Wood’s Powr-Grip® in Laurel,
Mont., deliver cord-free operation on the jobsite or in the plant. These
modular vacuum lifters are configured with one or more pad channels and
interchangeable lift frames for manually rotating and tilting materials,
meeting a variety of glass handling needs. Channel lifters and their components
may be ordered as complete units or as individual components to expand
Interchangeable lift frames provide manual 180-degree rotation and 90-degree
tilt. Pad channels can be switched from one lift frame to another in minutes,
the manufacturer says. This interchangeable system allows capacity up
to 1,400 pounds. On-board DC power permits use with cranes, forklifts
or floor hoists. When combined with the CB1 Counter-Balancer, double-channel
vacuum lifters can be used to install windows under overhangs or in other
Pilkington Models Its Glass
Pilkington Building Products North America in Toledo, Ohio, now offers
its full product line, including 77 pyrolytic and uncoated glass products,
compatible with building information modeling (BIM) software.
BIM is a real-time, 3-dimensional, dynamic building modeling software
program used to improve productivity in building design and construction.
It offers architects and designers the ability to increase productivity
by easing the process of collecting product information, providing quick
links to the Pilkington website and performance data with each object.
Each Pilkington BIM object provides product color, descriptions, benefits
and performance data such as light transmittance, solar heat gain and
fire-rated glass products
ultraHD™ Technology Improves FireLite® Products
ultraHD™ Technology is a new manufacturing process that Technical Glass
Products (TGP) in Snoqualmie, Wash., says improves the color, clarity
and surface quality of its line of FireLite® ceramic glass products.
According to the company, the process improves the overall clarity of
each glazed lite for enhanced viewing and creates a smoother surface by
reducing slight imperfections that can result during glass production.
PPG Spacers Among First Submitted for NFRC CMAST Software Database
Pittsburgh-based PPG Industries has announced that its stainless steel
and tin-plated spacers are among the first spacer products added to the
National Fenestration Rating Council’s (NFRC’s) Component Modeling Approach
Software Tool (CMAST) database.
The submission enables industry professionals to configure fenestration
products with Intercept spacers to determine their U-factor, solar heat-gain
coefficient and visible light transmittance. These are measures for code
compliance and energy certification for buildings and their glazing systems.
According to the NFRC, Intercept stainless steel or tin-plated spacers
each can be modeled in CMAST in 21 finished airspace widths ranging from
0.250 to 0.875 inches. Under the Component Modeling Approach, fenestration
products such as doors, windows and skylights are examined in terms of
their glazing, frame and spacer components. CMAST software calculates
the performance values of these components in combination to help energy
consultants maximize the energy efficiency of fenestration products.
material handling and transportation
New A-Frame Rack Helps Transport “Small” Glass
MyGlassTruck.com in Glassboro, N.J., has introduced a new compact A-frame
glass carrier for pick-up trucks. The carrier provides an alternative
to taller, wider, side-mounted carriers that may be “too much rack” for
transporting smaller pieces of glass. The A-frame carrier rides inside
the truck’s bed.
According to the manufacturer, two men can uninstall the carrier in less
than five minutes. A model that extends over an open tailgate is available,
along with one that allows the tailgate to close. The A-frame can be built
with or without padded bottom ledges in a range of lengths from 6 to 10
A-frame carriers without bottom ledges can transport slightly
taller pieces of glass and utilize the e-track cargo control system to
secure payloads. Models with ledges can be equipped with e-track and/or
aluminum glass holding poles featuring black triangle cleats that can
be vertically adjusted to any position along their length.
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