Volume 48, Issue 11- November 2013


Idoors and windows Start a Revolution

Deceuninck North America has updated its Revolution tilt-and-turn window system with new configurations for the commercial market. The commercial Revolution incorporates individual HVAC units within the frame, such as those typically found in hotel guest rooms.

The new windows feature a seven-chamber thermal structure and multifunctional operability in a window that the company says has the capability of achieving an R-value of 7+ and a C-100 rating. Revolution tilts in and locks for secure, indirect ventilation. It has minimal frame and sash sightlines and features maximum daylight area, according to the company. It is available in a broad range of architectural colors, woodgrain patterns and finishes, has an integral screen system, structurally bonded glazing technology, and American Architectural Manufacturers Association-certified profiles.


machinery Now
Flex for Me

Graco Inc., a manufacturer of fluid handling equipment, recently launched the G-Flex Feeder flexible parts feeding solution. The G-Flex Feeder accommodates a range of part sizes and shapes with seamless part changeover, according to the company.

The feeder offers flexibility and can be deployed to handle new parts and process changes with no added investment. Features include a large capacity hopper that can be refilled on the fly and a feeder table that recirculates parts, preventing over-accumulation and part bunch ups. The G-Flex Feeder also is tolerant of process contamination, the company says, noting that oily parts and chips do not shut down the parts feeding process.

Small Scale

Stanley Security, a provider of access control and integrated security solutions, introduced its new small format interchangeable core (SFIC), its commercial hardware brand. Designed to meet a range of applications for commercial use, the Stanley commercial hardware SFIC cores have the flexibility to be used with a variety of manufacturers’ products.

Stanley commercial hardware SFIC cores can also be used for existing key systems in need of re-keying, and the company says the cores offer quick and easy installation, along with an A2 keying system with multiple levels of master keying and a standard keyway BF: BEST ‘F’. Plastic construction cores are available and all come with a lifetime warranty, according to the company.

Pretty Clean
Bella Fleur Corp. has introduced EnsoGlass shower doors, built using the company’s Solid-Core Technology and a non-laminated, safety glazing approved glass composite.

According to the company, EnsoGlass is more than 100 times stronger than glass, half the weight, low maintenance and easier to install than common shower doors. The glazing does not need protective coatings or add-ons to keep clean, the company adds, and is engineered to repel soap residue and the effects of water hardness.

Bella Fleur plans to offer a variety of hardware finishes with a selection of EnsoGlass shower doors. www.bellafleur.com

Such a Lightweight
Bayer MaterialScience’s polycarbonate provides glass-like properties, offers translucent color options and features light transmission rates that the company says are as high as 90 percent. Select grades provide blast- and ballistic-resistance capabilities.

Polycarbonate sheets can be supplied with surface coatings that feature chemical and ultraviolet resistance as well as mar resistance that the company says is ten times higher than uncoated polycarbonate sheet.

Polycarbonate sheet can be used to protect schools, commercial facilities, residential and government buildings where safety and security are a priority. According to the company, when subjected to a range of impact conditions in architectural applications, solid polycarbonate sheets’ properties and toughness enable specific grades to achieve UL972 rating for burglary-resisting materials. www.sheffieldplastics.com

What’s Your Status?
A new visual status indicator option for exit devices is now available from Von Duprin. The indicators for the company’s 98/99 Series Rim exit devices are similar to those offered on Schlage L-Series locks and are said to provide an at-a-glance verification of the locked/unlocked status of the door. One example the company uses to illustrate how the product works describes how teachers can easily identify if the door is locked and quickly secure the door’s exit device if it is unlocked.

The indicator is available in two options, either keyed inside or thumb-turned, to provide quick visual door security assessment. The visual status indicator is available as an option on exit devices for both new construction as well as the aftermarket. Retrofit kits are available to upgrade existing Von Duprin 98/99 exit devices as well. www.ingersollrand.com

Everybody Pull!
Rockwood, an Assa Abloy Group company, has introduced the MariTek collection to its architectural door pull line, and the expansion of the OvalTek collection with offset pulls.

The MariTek collection of door pulls is offered in seven architectural finishes and two designs, the straight ended RM5700 and the RM5702 with standoff posts. They are made from solid cast brass, resulting in a smooth grip and are highly durable, according to the company. The collection can be paired with complementary levers from Corbin Russwin and Sargent, along with olive knuckle hinges from McKinney.

Offset pulls have also been added to the OvalTek collection, offering a decorative accent for any pair of doors. With an oval shape, the pulls conform to the natural contours of the hand and provide a comfortable, high-quality grip, the company says. They are available in lengths up to 8 feet, with four finish options. www.thegooddesignstudio.com

Close to the Edge

Architectural glass fabricator Viracon has added a warm-edge spacer to its product offering. ExtremEdge is designed to improve edge of glass U-value, and, according to the company, decreases thermal heat loss of windows, meeting stringent energy codes and standards of sustainable design.

ExtremEdge is constructed with a biopolymer material and encapsulated in stainless steel to reduce the edge’s conductivity and heat transfer into the building, according to the company.

In addition to improving U-values, ExtremEdge also results in a higher interior surface temperature than aluminum or stainless steel spacers when measured at the bottom edge of the glazing unit. www.viracon.com

safety equipment
Take the Venom® Out

Gateway Safety now offers the Venom® face protection to increase compliance and reduce complaints regarding the face protection products on the market. The headgear unit, available as a combination with or separate from the visor, has an extra-soft cloth brow pad to help absorb moisture. A three-part adjustment system, which includes a rotating ratchet feature, allows users to obtain the proper fit.

Venom visors are made of .060-inch-thick polycarbonate and are contoured in shape for both style and facial coverage to block debris. In addition, Venom face protection provides what the company says is top quality for impact hazards. It has been independently tested and certified by Underwriters Laboratories to meet ANSI Z87.1+ and CSA Z94.3 standards, according to the company. www.gatewaysafety.com

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