Volume 41, Issue 4 - April 2006


door hardware

Don’t Slam the Door

The S-DS and S-IS spring assist arm systems from DORMA Architectural Hardware of Reamstown, Pa., are designed to control doors in high traffic applications. The system, which features the company’s Tight Lock™ arm system, prevents the door from slamming into an adjacent wall. The quiet operation eliminates metal-to-metal contact to lessen or eliminate operation noise. 

Also available is a new double-action hinge. The fully-adjustable hinge offers the curved architectural element inspired from the company’s ARCOS design system, and includes adjustments for spring tension and angle adjustment for aligning the door to the zero point.

Kaba’s E-Plex 5000 Series Now Available with Universal Exit Trim

The E-Plex 5000 series by Kaba Access Control of Winston-Salem, N.C., is available in a Universal Exit Trim model for rim exit devices. The model, which utilizes LectroBolt mounting screws, fits most leading brands of exit devices, according to the company.

A universal mounting plate simplifies installation and eliminates the need to stock locks and plates for various manufacturers.

Mayflower Markets E-Plex® 5000 Pushbutton Access Lock

The new Simplex5000 lock from Brooklyn-based Mayflower features electronic access control that allows door functions in high traffic and security-sensitive areas.

The lock’s combination can be changed quickly, and can be installed to either wood or metal. No electrical wiring or other action is needed for reprogramming of the non-handed unit. The lock features a mechanical key override to permit access by key, a programmable passage mode, up to 100 access codes and up to 3000 audit trail events.

Totally Tubular Grade-One Deadlatch

Marks USA in Amityville, N.Y., has developed an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) grade-one tubular deadlatch. The product was created when the company’s grade-one tubular deadbolt components were modified to accommodate a new heavy-duty, grade-one tubular latchbolt. The latchbolt features a stainless steel deadlocking latch nose with a 0.5625-inch latch throw. The company says the result is an easy-to-install tubular deadlatch, available in both conventional and IC core cylinder models. 

decorative glass

Glasslam Launches New Concept in Decorative Glass

Glasslam NGI of Pompano Beach, Fla., has launched its Decopane decorative glass, a “totally new concept” that the company says removes high labor costs. 

Decopane consists of vacformed, ultraviolet-stable PET film laminated to glass.

The company says that fabricators using this decorative process can inexpensively replicate an infinite array of textured glass designs, and incorporate colors to depict expensive stained glass. It is designed for doorlites, windows, shower doors and kitchen cabinets.

curtainwall systems

Fast Installation and Performance Meet With New Curtainwall System 

Kawneer has developed a new 1600 SS™ (screw spline) curtainwall system to provide fast installation and a high level of performance. The screw spline joinery allows for pre-assembly and joint sealing in more controlled shop conditions than jobsites provide, according to the company. By pre-assembling, then delivering “ready-to-glaze” larger units to the jobsite, installation time and effort required in the field is minimized, according to the company.


PPG’s Seeing Starphire®

PPG Industries, located in Pittsburgh, now offers Starphire® ultra-clear glass in thicknesses of 16 and 19 millimeters.

The introduction is part of a $1 million investment that the company is making in its Starphire glass manufacturing capability. 

In addition, PPG will manufacture its clear glass in thicknesses of 16 and 19 mm and the products will be available in the same sizes.

machinery and equipment

Cefla Group FlexiSpray In-Line Moulding Sprayer

The FlexiSpray in-line moulding sprayer from Cefla Finishing America is now available in North America. The in-line spray system is designed for finishing mouldings, profiles and linear components, and features a maximum working/spray width of 8 inches. It can be equipped with either two or three coating lines and up to six spray guns. 

Also available is the ProfiPlus in-line moulding sprayer that applies a variety of coatings to mouldings, profiles and linear components up to 12 inches wide.

shower enclosures

First Temperable Permanently Protected Shower Glass

Guardian Industries Corp. of Auburn Hills, Mich., has introduced ShowerGuard™, what it calls the first and only temperable, permanently protected shower glass. The glass is sealed through a patented ion beam process during manufacturing, and resists the corrosion and discoloration caused over time by constant exposure to hard water, soaps and harsh household cleaners.


Laguna Series Sliding Glass Door System

Los Angeles-based C.R. Laurence Co. Inc. (CRL) has introduced the Laguna series sliding glass door system. The standardized sets come in 316 alloy brushed finish stainless steel construction, and are designed to provide a contemporary look for the office or home. There are two installation assemblies available for wall mounting (single and double) and two assemblies (single and double) for glass mounting. 

briefly ...

Pecora Corp. of Harleysville, Pa., offers a class 100 non-staining field-tintable silicone. According to Pecora, the 890FTS does not contain oils that can cause dirt pickup and features a non-staining formula ... Colonial Saw of Kingston, Mass., is offering an improved Optisaw vertical panel saw from Striebig called the Optisaw Standard. The company says it features many upgrades that are not found on competitive saws. The all-welded steel frame provides rigidity and stability, making it suitable for free-standing, as well as wall-mounted, installation. Sheets up to 14-feet, 1-inch by 5-feet, 6-inches can be accommodated easily ... COMEQ Inc. has announced the addition of the Wizard-On-Hand option for press brakes equipped with the ModEva graphics control. The new option allows operators to feed information into the computer about the angle measured. A range of models are available, including upstroke and downstroke machines, in tonnages from 16 to 3000 tons, and bending lengths from 2 to 80 feet ... The CL800 series grade-one cylindrical locksets from DORMA Architectural Hardware are now available configured to accept the Schlage® full-size removable core cylinder. The company says the option extends the life of installed key systems while allowing facilities to use its grade-one cylindrical locks ... Accurate Manufactured Products Group, a U.S. manufacturer of special fasteners and machine shop aids, celebrates its tenth year in business with the release of six new product catalogs and a re-designed website.

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