Volume 9, Issue 8 - September 2008


Go Lean with
CANTOR 2008.2

Albat + Wirsam’s new CANTOR
2008.2 system not only supports lean manufacturing, but also provides just-in-time fulfillment and an online customer interface, according to the Kirkland, Wash.-based company. The updated software also is designed so that companies with multiple production sites now can coordinate incoming orders at all levels, identifying product type, works accountability and billing. Likewise, the system supports a variety of grill patterns so that keying in orders is quick and easy.

The system also issues purchase orders, receives order confirmations and sends invoices easily. It’s also customizable based on the needs of various suppliers and the software is designed with a detailed design view, which allows the current job to always be in view—but also to split the screen between various projects. www.cantor-software.com  www.albat-wirsam.com

See Clearly with FeneVision®
The FeneVision Web Center is designed to make the ordering process easy for both manufacturers and its customers according to the company. It provides 24/7 access to real-time pricing and scaled graphical representations of products, which shortens the lead time between quoting and delivering, and also eliminates the need to enter an order manually.

“Not only do your clients have access to on demand pricing, but also to real time confirmation that what they are asking for can actually be manufactured and, as important, how long it will take to be delivered,” according to literature from the company. In addition, customers can check their own purchase histories, and, each time they log in to the system, can receive a different message from your company if they so choose. ❙❙➤ www.fenetech.com

BuyDesign® Eases Process
TDCI’s BuyDesign software is a comprehensive quoting, ordering and guided selling software solution developed to ease the entire sales process for doors and windows. According to the company, the software makes a company easy to work with, reduces administrative and sales engineering costs and reduces order errors and delivery lead times. The system incorporates an advanced product configurator to guide sales representatives and customers through a selection of products, features, options and dimensions. From there, it generates drawings, CAD models and rendered images, according to the company.

BuyDesign can be used via the Internet or can be installed on your company’s PCs. ❙❙➤ www.tdci.com

Streamline Your
Business with Victor ERP
The Victor ERP program from NetApps>ID is designed for door and window manufacturers to streamline business. The system includes completely integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) modules, a product configurator and production workflow software with e-mail alerts. In addition, the software comes with a customization toolkit and can be implemented quickly, according to the company.

When using the Victor Configurator, selections create a drawing of what the product might look like, so that the user can easily visualize what the door or window is going to look like. In addition, the system offers a variety of languages, and has many options to suit individual needs. ❙❙➤ www.netappsid.com

WTS Now Offers Immediate
Stile and Rail Door
Functionality WTS Paradigm has enhanced its Configurator software to support stile and rail door functionality right from the package. According to the company, prior to this enhancement the system required a great deal of setup to implement the stile and rail door functionality. Now, with little to no set-up or programming, a company can utilize this function. The new stile and rail door technology includes the ability to customize individual stiles, rails and panels by clicking directly on each. A large collection of rail shapes and panel configurations are included in the standard package, and rail configuration across multi-wide and door-sidelite combinations is supported.

In addition, the company says the updated Configurator can function seamlessly with the rest of the WTS Paradigm suite of applications. ❙❙➤ www.windowengineering.com

Save the Green
with Neogreen®
The new Neogreen setting blocks from Frank Lowe Rubber & Gasket Co. Inc. are recycled rubber setting blocks that are designed to preserve the environment and your bank account, according to the Shirley, N.Y.-based company. The blocks are available in thicknesses of 1⁄16 inch and 1⁄8 inch and in all widths and lengths. ❙❙➤ www.franklowe.com

Handi-Seal® Designed to Keep the Moisture Out Handi-Seal door and window sealant is a patented closed cell, low-pressure door and window foam from Fomo. According to the company, Handi-Seal complies with AAMA 812-04, andwill not bow or distort doors or windows. The sealant uses a patented Dry Seal technology designed to prevent moisture and mold problems by repelling water. Handi-Seal is applied with a straw applicator or a professional dispensing unit and is formulated with a distinct gray color. ❙❙➤ www.fomo.com

It’s the New Generation:
LAMATEK’s LSE-SDL Tapes LAMATEK Inc.’s second-generation muntin bar tape is a low-surface energy simulated divided light (LSE-SDL) tape system that was designed specifically for Kynar®500 flouropolymer, Vitrasil® acrylic polyester and powder-coated finishes. The tapes provide long-term indoor and outdoor adhesion to a variety of materials, including low-maintenance glass, according to the company, and cellular PVC, vinyl, primed and unprimed wood, plastic and painted aluminum muntin bars.

The new LSE-SDL product, which also is designed to resist air, water, detergents, moisture, ultraviolet light and dust, is available in .032 black. ❙❙➤ www.lamatek.com

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