Volume 48, Issue 10- October 2013


doors and windows
New Collection

Deceuninck North America has introduced a collection of windows designed for commercial applications: the Icon Series. The collection is classified by several types of high-performance applications, including general purpose, impact performance and enhanced structural and thermal capabilities.

The Icon 3000 Series is a window system that comes in a variety of operations and features commercial performance ratings. The Icon 5000 Series windows are designed specifically for high-load applications, including impact resistance that meets coastal building code requirements and a patented sash-to-frame interlock to help keep the sash secure in high wind conditions.

Icon 7000 Series windows are enhanced with structural and thermal capabilities that include a multi-barrier triple seal system that helps reduce air and water infiltration. Likewise, the Icon 8000 Series is made with reinforced vinyl or glass-reinforced polyurethane made from the company’s Rovex material technology. www.deceuninck-americas.com

Come Out on Top
Extech Inc. has introduced its TechVent® top-hinged windows, which the company says provide massive natural light and ventilation, doing everything that a louver can do at a lower cost. Available in continuous or individual units, these windows can be left open during normal rainfall. When glazed with cellular polycarbonate they also provide exceptional insulating value and resistance to impact and other abuse, according to the company. Rack and pinion operating hardware is durable and remote operators are available. www.extechinc.com

Get the “Rite” Decoration
The Rite Door by Adams Rite, an Assa Abloy Group company, is a fully integrated door opening system that the company says saves installation time and money while also meeting stringent fire and accessibility codes.

Available in a variety of finishes and handles, the Rite Door is marketed as a unique, aesthetically pleasing door with designer options and distinct, preassembled hardware devices not readily available in traditional offerings. The door is used for areas of assembly, elevator cabs, stairwells, cross-corridors and smoke barriers, though the company points out that it can be specified for any non-traditional application. www.adamsrite.com

Solarban Stays Neutral

PPG's Solarban 67 glass features what the company says is a virtually imperceptible, neutral coating that gives buildings a clear exterior appearance with high levels of transparency. It also reportedly delivers excellent solar control. The proprietary coating reflects the tone and brightness of ambient light and color more accurately than any other glass of its kind, according to the company. www.ppgideascapes.com

Available at the App Store
Glass Apps has added UL-listed switchable glass to its product lineup. With its 110v UL- listed plug and play switchable glass, Glass Apps says customers will save on installation costs by eliminating the need for converter boxes and additional electrician labor time and avoid costly delays with local code authorities. www.glass-apps.com

Hip Hip Kuraray!

PPG Industries has approved Kuraray’s Trosifol PVB films for use as a certified interlayer. The announcement by Kuraray America notes that the designation recognizes the company's knowledge and product quality in architectural laminated glass constructions.

PPG Industries offers accredited certifications to glass producers and laminators. In TD-512 and TD-514, PPG added seven Trosifol interlayers to its approved list, including Trosifol BG R10, R15, R20, HR 100, SC+, XT SP, and Colour®, according to the announcement.

Kuraray Trosifol offers high clarity while still maintaining 99 percent UV blockage and impact strength, according to the company. www.trosifol.com/en

Vitro Gets You HydroClean

Diamon-Fusion International Inc. (DFI Nanotechnology) announced that Mexico-based Vitro Vidrio y Cristal, SA de CV, the flat glass business unit of Vitro S.A.B. de C.V., has implemented what it calls the world’s first jumbo-size 3D chamber of its kind, to treat all sides and edges of the glass, and which applies DFI's easy-to-clean nanocoating HydroClean.

The installation makes Vitro the first glass producer to launch the DFI 3D chamber system for architectural flat glass and allows it to coat thousands of square feet of glass on both sides and all exposed edges of the glass in less than an hour. Each piece of glass is coated with the HydroClean by DFI coating, making them water and oil repellent, stain resistant, easy to clean, and impact- and scratch-resistant, according to the press release. www.diamonfusion.com

Remote Control

As part of the AX.S series access control product line, Kaba Access and Data Systems (ADS) now offers the Access Manager 300 (AM300) and Door Unit 500 (AD500). The two-piece combination enables businesses to provide access control capabilities without the installation of software or servers. An embedded application on the AM300 arranges and manages data directly on the device. Users type the IP address into any web browser and log in to the system; the screen displays the application options. From the main menu, users can administer the system, set up users, view events and run reports.

The system allows the AM300 to connect up to eight Kaba I.AM fingerprint key readers with biometric technology, eight Wiegand RFID readers or a combination of both, using supplementary AD500 door units. With the integration of Kaba's AXIAL software, AM300 controllers can be managed across multiple sites. This configuration is designed for a central location such as corporate headquarters or regional offices that need to manage multiple satellite locations. www.kaba-adsamericas.com

mobile apps
SunGuard Goes Global

Guardian has introduced an enhanced version of its SunGuard app, which allows architects, designers, builders, sales executives, glaziers and others to explore the line’s products, while interacting with hundreds of SunGuard projects from anywhere. The update features multiple languages, including French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. The app also integrates the project databases from Guardian SunGuard sites around the world. More projects have been added that can now be viewed in landscape or portrait with high-res images and better mapping functionality, according to the company. Users can now search for projects in another city anywhere around the world, beyond their current location.

With the new updates, North American users can make sample requests and email projects directly from a smartphone, tablet or other mobile device. The Guardian SunGuard app can be found in Apple’s App Store for the iPhone or iPad, and Google Play for Android phones, by searching for Guardian SunGuard. www.guardian.com

Pick Your Part

Security Lock Distributors offers a dedicated parts department that features a large in-stock inventory selection of electrical and mechanical parts and products. Brands include Assa Abloy, Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies and Stanley Security Solutions.

According to the company, its dedicated parts department specializes in the components that matter most to customers to help them service their jobs. www.seclock.com

The Touch, the Feel of Cotton (Abrasive)

A line of Type 1 cotton fiber abrasive wheels is available from Rex-Cut Abrasives of Fall River, Mass. The company says the cotton fiber abrasive wheels outperform non-woven nylon wheels in many robotics deburring cell applications.
Rex-Cut Smooth Touch Type 1 Deburring Wheels are made from cotton fiber, filled with abrasives and a proprietary bond, to create a dense yet flexible wheel that reveals fresh abrasives while deburring. According to the company, they are suited for edge finishing in robotic deburring cells, comparable to six- to nine-density unitized wheels; maintain their density; and can be dressed for a wide variety of applications. They are available in diameter sizes 1- to 6-inches and from 1/16- to ¼-inch thick in coarse, medium, and fine grits. Also usable in manual applications, they will not change a part’s geometry. www.rexcut.com

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