Volume 34, Number 4, April 1999



GardLok 300 Series

Access Hardware Supply of San Leandro, CA, has introduced its computerized security systems’ GardLok 300 series. The GardLok is engineered to easily retrofit to a narrow stile aluminum door with an Adams Rite MS 1850 series swing-bolt or compatible locksets, according to the company. The unit has one master personal identification number (PIN) with up to nine PIN codes. Other features are its time-out after six unauthorized code attempts and a low battery warning. Finishes available are powder coated simulated duranodic and aluminum with a rubber coated keypad.

Simplex Unican’s 4000 series is now in stock at Access. The 4000 series is an all-weather, heavy-duty, cylindrical electronic lockset which meets or exceeds ANSI/BHMA 156.2 grade 1 compliance, according to Access. The series is completely self contained using four AA alkaline batteries and carries a UL fire rating for a three hour "A" labeled door.

Access is also introducing DETEX EXL-600 to its line of electrified locking hardware. The ECL-600 design includes a latchbolt with a 1-inch throw for secure, automatic relatching in addition to the deadbolt currently in use in the ECL-230.

Smart Touch Bar

The Smart Touch bar is an exit device from CHMI of Keokuk, IA. The bar has no moving parts and no pressure is required for use, according to the company. The act of touching the bar trips an electronic sensor which releases the door lock. An advantage of the bar is that it will accommodate larger, monumental doors with fewer design restrictions, said the company.

Touch Bar Panic Devices

Kawneer Company Inc. of Nor-cross, GA, has introduced the 1690 and 1790 Dor-O-Matic touch bar exit panic devices. The 1690, which features a concealed vertical rod, is designed for use on single or double pairs of doors in medium traffic. The 1790, which is a rim exit device, is similar to the 1690 in basic features but differs in latch mechanisms. According to the company, both devices carry the Underwriters Laboratory 305 label and meet the requirements of ANSI Grade I.

4622 Series Door Operator

The electronically-powered 4622 series automatic door operator is now available from Security Lock Distributors. The door operator permits the door to open slowly and eliminates the need for guardrails or safety mats. The company says it also meets American Disabilities Act requirements. The operator can accommodate 4- by 6-feet interior doors and 3- by 6-feet exterior doors.


FireLite IGU

Kirkland, WA-based Technical Glass Products has announced its FireLite IGU is now available. The fire-rated, insulated glass ceramic unit is constructed with FireLite or FireLite Plus on one side, a sheet of float or tempered glass on the other and an air space in between. The unit is designed for use in exterior applications where energy codes require an insulating product, or for interior applications with special needs such as sound reduction, according to the company.

 Architectural Metals Expressions Line

The Expressions line of color anodize processes for aluminum products is now available from Linetec. Colors offered include burgundy, pewter, blue and green. According to the company, the process is suitable for traditional anodized aluminum building components such as windows, doors and skylights. The new color finishes will have the same life span of the traditional silver and bronze and anodize finishes, said the company.


Perfect Fit Introduces Two New Gloves

Perfect Fit Gove Co. Inc. of Buffalo, NY, has introduced its Tuffshield™ gloves and the web gloves. The Tuffshield gloves use up to 25 percent more SpectraGuard™ fiber in every product over leading market brands, according to the company. The glove is ideal for any application requiring cut, slash and abrasion resistance due to SpectraGuard’s light weight.

The web coating on the web gloves is highly abrasion resistant while providing excellent grip and dexterity, according to the company. The reinforced thumb crotch strengthens the gloves highest wear area. The web gloves are available in cotton-polyester blend, gray, orange and Kevlar® brand fiber knit.


TPS-2 Total Positioning System

The DeMichelle Group of Mesa, AZ, presents the TPS-2 total positioning system. According to the company, the TPS-2, which is an updated and enhanced Windows® version of its original version, includes the software and hardware necessary for increased yields and can be used to stop or move material to a precise spot to be cut.


Modular Dust Collection System

Kirk and Blum of Cincinnati, OH, engineered and installed a modular dust collection system for flat glass producer, Pilkington-Building Products of Laurenburg, NC, in order to handle increased dust collection requirements. According to Kirk and Blum, multi-collector system designs using numerous small collectors located close to pickup points (as opposed to traditional baghouse collectors) provide a variety of benefits. These include decreased energy costs due to lower horsepower requirements, reduced system maintenance downtime, smaller duct length and diameter, flexibility for future system expansion and better overall dust control.

New Laser Tools

Los Angeles-based C.R. Laurence Co. Inc. has added a new laser alignment tool to the company’s line of products for the glazing, industrial, construction and automotive industries.

The PLS3 Standard Laser Tool is a compact unit which comes in a leather carrying pouch and weighs only 12 ounces. The tool projects bright laser beams three ways to establish plumb and level, according to the company. It is accurate to within ¼-inch at 100 feet.


Glass Solutions Introduces GlassMapper

Glass Solutions of Vancouver, WA, has recently introduced GlassMapper, a high-performance, glass cutting optimization software. Features of the software include optimization control, hand cutting, labels and a breakout monitor. The optimization control can weigh the importance of inventory sizes to suit floor operations, and inventory sizes can be cut out of waste territory. The software can create and manage hand cut lists with label and report generation. An online display shows layouts to help the breakout technician identify major cuts and tight breaks, according to the company.


U Channels

U.S. Horizon Manufacturing Inc. has introduced pewter U channels 3/8-inch frameless shower enclosures. The product matches the company’s brushed pewter line of hinges and towel bars. U.S. Horizon Manufacturing manufactures hardware for heavy glass frameless shower enclosures.


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