Volume 14, Issue 2 - March 2013


ADA Compliant Ramp Sill

No Screw Required
Vision Hardware, based in South Plainfield, N.J., recently introduced its new screw-less, snap-in sash lock to the fenestration market. The lock-and-tilt system has no visible fasteners and is available in a variety of painted and plated finishes. The snap in surface mount lock requires no screws or fasteners and quickly snaps permanently into place, reducing process time, according to the company. Vision says the sash lock is an aesthetically pleasing component-perfect for high-end wood grain windows.

European Style in the U.S.
Atlanta-based hardware supplier Amba Products focuses on bringing European style, high quality stainless steel decorative hardware to North America. The company offers locking pull systems from ABP, a factory in Germany that specializes in the manufacture of stainless steel sliding door hardware. According to an AMBA press release, the patented locking device has been tested for 5000,000 movements and has a self-blockage device with a clutch system that avoids lifting up the deadbolt. It is available in different length handles, eliminating the need to bend down to lock and unlock the system, which can also simultaneously lock the top and the bottom.

The locking mechanism is applicable for both residential and commercial use, comes in different settings: with key cylinder and without.

In This Corner
Roto Frank has introduced a corner drive locking system for casements and awnings complete with a stainless steel ribbon that the company says keeps friction low and operation running smoothly. The corner drive has an integrated lock point three inches from the top of the casement; it is capable of supporting up to 400 pounds, according to the company. Drive connectors are sold in quantities of 200 while casement corner drives are sold in batches of 100.

In Sync
The RoBo-Sync™ lock activated tilt latch is new on the market from Thomasville, N.C.-based Lawrence Industries. The latch, which uses existing fabrications and existing keeper setups fits most existing profiles and includes a self-locating lock. The technology behind it allows customers to easily lock, unlock and retract tilt latches with one control point, according to the company, and is American-made with Bio-Maxx composites to be lead free.

Remove it with Ease
Air Blast Air Knives remove unwanted materials from glass, doors and mouldings traveling on a conveyor belt, says the company. Air knives can remove water and wood dust/chips using direct drive blowers that are very low maintenance, according to the company.


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