Fascia Mount Bracket for Glass Railings Simplifies Installation
Q-railing, the Tustin, Calif.-based railing systems provider, has created
a fascia mount bracket that simplifies the installation of glass railing
systems. The new model 760 is quick and easy to assemble—and only requires
one anchor. The versatile adjustment options and integrated level (called
a “Q-bubble”) make alignment nearly effortless. It is suitable for ½-
to ¾-inch tempered or laminated glass.
The company also has released its latest catalog for the American market.
It includes an extension to the company’s Square Line; fascia mount brackets,
handrail brackets and new cross bar holders are now available in the square
Taco Expands Offerings
Taco Metals has expanded its Q-Rail line and is distributing that line
from its master warehouse in Tennessee. According to company representatives,
the Q-Rail components are compatible with the Taco railing system.
The company also has added glass clamps and spider fittings.
storefront and curtainwall
A-1 Makes it Quick and Energy-Efficient
For building project teams seeking energy-efficient, quick-to-install
exterior cladding systems, A-1 Glass Inc. in Englewood, Colo., has introduced
the Unistak™ AOne Wall System™. This unitized rainscreen wall system consists
of a sturdy steel chassis that integrates aluminum, thermally-improved
windows with dual- or triple-glazed insulating glazing units with pre-fabricated,
R15-R22 insulating, factory-painted, galvanized steel or aluminum panels;
air, water and vapor barriers; and an interior drywall framing sub-system.
The patented, interlocking track system also allows for sunshades, louvers,
terracotta tiles, stone, brick, stucco and custom finishes, as well as
recycled metals and sustainable building materials.
Wood’s Powr-Grip Introduces New Remote Control Option
Wood’s Powr-Grip® in Laurel, Mont., has introduced a new option for
certain high-flow DC-powered vacuum lifters (MRTA8-DCS quadra-tilt rotator,
MR1611LDCS manual rotator 2800 and MTCL4-DCS cladding lifter). The EO8RC3
remote control system allows operators to attach or release the load at
distances up to 250 feet. This radio-controlled system features a high-visibility
strobe light to alert the operator and all surrounding personnel when
a load release is possible. A green lift light indicates acceptable vacuum
level for lifting and a warning buzzer signals low vacuum.
The P1 below-the-hook vacuum lifter is now offered with a new option:
a power system to accommodate a compressed air power source. The P11104AIRS
vacuum lifter employs a venturi-type vacuum pump that allows the lifter
to attach 3 times faster than standard AC or DC versions. The P11104AIRS
provides manual 180-degree rotation and manual 90-degree tilt movements.
Due to its venturi-based power system, the P11104AIRS is less susceptible
to contamination from sources commonly found in manufacturing environments
than other standard P1 vacuum lifters.
machinery and equipment
Roller Development Maintains Glass Symmetry Through Washing
Following more than a year of close cooperation and development with Rochester
Insulating Glass, UK-based Ashton Industrial has developed a new roller
design that keeps batches of glass of any thickness perfectly spaced
and symmetrical through the washing and drying process. There is no manual
intervention required for glass thickness changes. Glass sizes can be
totally random within a batch, and sizes as small as 12 by 6 inches are
HWPRO horizontal washers are compact, high speed machines, with
two upper and two lower pre-spray bars, two pairs of low-E-compatible
cylindrical brushes, pre-drying and final drying, all within an overall length
of less than 2 meters. It washes and dries at 12 meters per minute.
See IGE’s Latest Solution in Color
The latest offering from IGE Solutions in Jupiter, Fla., is the new UV
flatbed printer from SkyJet. The height of the printer’s nozzle plate
can be adjusted automatically for rigid materials such as glass up to
4 inches thick. A table with adjustable wheels was designed especially
for the glass industry to allow for easy loading and unloading of large
and heavy material; these tasks can be performed by one person. Several
versions are available, and able to achieve high resolutions of up to
1440 DPI at a speed of up to 25 square meters per hour. Print heads last
as long as two years and a liter of paint can cover 1,000 square feet,
keeping maintenance costs low.
SCS Aims to Help Glaziers Profit
Built for the glass industry by glass professionals, Profit Center’s Glazier
Edition is the first web-based business management software solution dedicated
to glaziers and flat glass shops. The system from Simplicity Computer
Solutions Inc. in Ajax, Ontario, provides the fundamental tools and features
of a customized business management system to companies that don’t have
the finances or resources available to implement a custom solution.
Profit Center’s hosted, on-demand, software delivery method means the
system is accessed solely through the Internet with no additional hardware
to purchase or software to install on company computers.
Bohle America Publishes Its Newest Catalog
Bohle America Inc. in Charlotte, N.C., has introduced a new
main catalog. With almost 240 full-color pages, the catalog presents a
large selection from the company’s comprehensive range of several thousand
products for the glass professional. Within the new catalog, prices are
Viracon Launches New Glazing Selection Tool
Viracon of Owatonna, Minn., has launched a free online tool to help architects
and building owners determine energy performance and cost savings achieved
with different glazing configurations. The new product selection tool
offers an easy and affordable way to calculate energy costs, peak demand,
carbon emissions, daylight, glare and thermal comfort for various geographic
regions, building orientations and glass configurations. It is one of
the only tools available that calculates cost savings per square foot
of glass and carbon emissions per square foot of glass.
White Paper Asks Why Weld?
MyGlassTruck.com in Glassboro, N.J., has published a technical bullet
on the differences between using mechanical fasteners versus welds on
an aluminum glass carrier. As the paper’s publisher points out, glaziers
don’t weld curtainwall, so why would they weld their glass carrier? The
white paper, available online, offers a closer look at this question.
sealants and adhesives
Glaziers Have a New Tape Choice
Glazers Choice in Cleveland has introduced the Glazers Choice® Mounting
Tape, a new product that the company reports will bond to all mirror backings
and protective coatings without damaging the mirror. Special packaging
reduces the minimum order size for best pricing.
In addition, Groves glass and stone handling and storage products are
now available from the company.
Now You See It and You Don’t
Cardinal Shower Enclosures’ newest product is a glass that has features
both cast and clear portions; because it has clear portions it does not
block all of the view. The company is offering Ultra Optique as a more
budget-friendly option than a total cast glass product. It can also be
used in a variety of applications, such as walls or partitions.
New Technoform Muntin Bar Keeps Glass Toasty
Technoform Glass Insulation (TGI) in Twinsburg, Ohio, is now offering
a thermally optimized TGI® composite simulated divided lite muntin
bar in North America. The bar can be color-matched to the TGI warm-edge
IG spacer to provide a complete warm-edge solution for use in commercial
and high-end residential market window construction. It has no direct
contact with the glass itself, thus providing a thermally optimized system.
Glasslam’s New AirClip™ Accommodates Any Spacer
Glasslam N.G.I. Inc. in Pompano Beach, Fla., has unveiled a new muntin
end clip, AirClip™. The clip was designed for easy installation of muntin
grids to all warm-edge foam spacer systems. These molded plastic clips
accommodate virtually any required air space or application, providing
a metal-free component for a true warm-edge muntin bar or Georgian bar
unit. The clip’s patent pending design and precision tolerance allows
efficient ease of use with all manual and automated IG unit production
lines. The company reports that the non-metal AirClip™ is 700 times less
conductive than aluminum clips.
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