Volume 13, Issue 2 - March 2012


Showing its Prowess
Machinery Takes Center Stage at Fensterbau

When you think of the place to see the latest in door and window machinery you think of fensterbau/frontale to be held March 21-24 in Nuremberg, Germany. Machinery suppliers will feature their advanced machines used in the manufacturing of doors and windows and component suppliers will display their wares as well. If you can’t make it there find out what technological developments will be featured.

Hall 6 /6-153 Quanex Puts IG Center Stage
Quanex Building Products will debut its full portfolio of warm-edge technologies, including Super Spacer, Super Spacer TriSeal, Duralite and Duraseal. Andy Jones, the managing director of Edgetech Europe, says the company is excited to introduce the Fensterbau audience to its product offerings under the Quanex name.

“In addition to our product portfolio, we provide the necessary marketing resources and technical service support to provide the best overall, streamlined solution for our global customers,” says Jones.

Show attendees can learn more about these technologies including the Super Spacer warm-edge spacer system which provides maximum condensation resistance, durability and energy performance, according to the company. Additionally, Super Spacer TriSeal is specifically designed specifically for architectural and captured-glazed IG and incorporates an inner acrylic adhesive seal for immediate unit handling. It comes complete with polyisobutylene primary seal for enhanced gas retention and low moisture vapor transmission. Finally, Duralite and Duraseal are available for use in single-seal or dual-seal applications, using a unique composite laminating technology that incorporates preassembled components, sealant, spacer and desiccant to create
a high-performance, durable warm-edge spacer system.

The company also points out that it opened its 47,000-square-foot, manufacturing plant to keep up with increasing demand for window components that promote energy efficiency and sustainability in the global marketplace.

Hall 7A/7A-101 Bystronic Gets Futuristic
At the Bystronic glass booth, the company will focus on the future of machinery and demonstrate solutions for fast window sash glazing, automated window and façade production and cost-optimized solar module production.

The sash’line, offers an opportunity to industrially manufacture PVC windows inexpensively, according to the company. The production line for window glazing integrates the bonding of the glass plates into the window sash production process. As a result, up to 800 units per shift can be directly glazed without any preliminary processes and can be filled with inert glass. A separate insulating glass production is no longer needed—saving time and reducing costs, according to the company.

Bystronic will also feature its tps'line which “offers versatility as an individual production solution for all types of orders.” The thermoplastic spacers are applied directly onto the glass by machine from a single drum as part of the insulating glass production, according to the company.

Additionally, Bystronic glass will present comfort’line—an entry-level solution for the industrial gas-filled production of both double or triple insulating glass units. The company says this is the first time the product is being introduced to the European market.

Hall 3/3-315 Mark it with Stürtz Equipment
Stürtz Maschinenbau, parent company of Stürtz Machinery of Twinsburg, Ohio, will exhibit several new machines at this year’s Fensterbau exhibition. The newest version of its European style automated cutting and fabrication center and standalone fabrication stations will be displayed featuring a new laser marking system to permanently identify window parts rather than using stick-on labels.

The vertical four-point welder will feature an exclusive automatic fixture change system and will be shown in a single line configuration with automated unload and an inline single point CNC corner cleaner with automatic rotation and integral dewinging.

Finally, Stürtz’ Automated Twin Head Pass Through Line will be set up in the booth. The latest generation of four-point horizontal welder from Stürtz will have exciting new features that will be presented during the exhibition. This machine will be coupled with the newly updated twin head pass through corner cleaner system.

Hall 3/3-339 Rotox to Feature PVC
Rotox, manufacturer of PVC door and window machinery and systems for every production level, will exhibit with 13 active automated CNC and standard machines. 

On display for the first time is the company’s High Speed Rotox Model SMH 510 four-point welder, a new technology “for substantially increased welding production.”

Representatives of each Rotox location from around the world will be present, including Rotox USA Inc.

Hall 6/6-253 VEKA “Makes a Great Partner”
VEKA Worldwide follows a motto of quality, reliability and safety and will convey these messages through multi touch modules.

“Interactively each visitor can touch and see the VEKA developments,” according to the company. Some of these innovations include:

• Project 2012—Glass fibre reinforced version of its SOFTLINE 82 system;

• VEKASlide 82—A new lift and slide door in 82 mm depth;

• Glass bonding—Includes a special sash for the SL 82 system;

• Full-Service-Portal—IT based services.

Hall 6/6-231 Renolit Opens Up
At the Renolit booth the company will highlight several points of interest for show visitors based on its “Open to New Ideas” concept.

This forward-thinking direction has Renolit “focusing on all aspects of the window cycle,” according to a company release. “We are listening to and working with architects, builders, remodeling companies, extruders, window manufactures and the end users to develop products that fit all of their needs.”

The company encourages attendees to stop by and share ideas and check out two live demonstrations in the booth. This includes the launch of performance and decorative laminate films geared toward commercial applications, and a large selection of new metallic finishes. 

Hall 4/4-215 Interlock Gets Comfortable
European hardware manufacturer SIEGENIA-AUBI Group (SIEGENIA-AUBI & KFV) will exhibit a new line of door and window hardware. This will include the new Comfort Gear and adjustable rollers for the HS Portal Lift and Slide System, a stainless steel tilt and turn system, and the KFV Genius multi-point locking system.

Comfort Gear, equipped with an integrated tension spring, is now available for the HS300. As the sash is lowered into the locking position, the spring is compressed by the sash’s own weight, which reduces the force needed to lift the sash into the slide position, making it easier to move, according to the company. In addition, the new spring design reduces uncontrolled recoil of the handle when the sash is lowered.

The TITAN AF-X system is an all-stainless-steel solution available for both single- and double-sash windows. The company describes it as a truly eco-friendly solution produced without any additional chemical or galvanization treatments, and is ideal for harsh coastal environments.

KFV introduces the newest generation of the Genius mechatronic locking and unlocking system for multi-point swing door applications. Featuring a motor that is both faster and quieter than the previous version, the solution offers homeowners the ultimate in comfort and convenience, according to Interlock.

Interlock USA is the exclusive distributor of the complete line of SIEGENIA-AUBI & KFV solutions.


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