Volume 49, Issue 5 - May 2014



The Rite Touch
Adams Rite, an Assa Abloy Group company, introduced the Rite Touch RT1050D digital glass door lock, which offers a surface-mounted, keyless alternative for glass openings.

It has a thin, low profile design and mirrored user interface. According to the company, installation is quick and easy, without the need of any holes or modifications to the door. The lock offers flexible access control with single or double glass door compatibility and dual credential access control via card reader or code.

The Rite Touch includes a fire detection sensor, break-in and damage alarm, is electronic shock resistant and features a dual action, safe thumb turn. It is battery powered, emergency access power capable and provides an automatic locking feature option.


All in the Family
VRE-65 is Viracon’s latest addition to its high-performance glass coatings, designed to provide a balance of aesthetics, natural light and solar heat gain while also enhancing energy performance, according to the company. VRE-65 maintains light to solar gain (LSG) ratios from 1.25 to 1.80.

It offers a light transmission of 59-percent, which the company says allows two-way vision under varying light conditions and aids in controlling glare.


Generous Payload, Added Capacity
MyGlassTruck.com designed its 21-foot long body around an Isuzu NRR cab and chassis to create a glass delivery truck with a payload of up to 8,000 pounds and the added capacity of 14-inch wide outer ledges.

The T6 aluminum body and racks are fabricated with Huck® aircraft-grade fasteners that, according to the company, are superior to welds for joining aluminum and supported by a welded steel sub-frame for strength and rigidity. Walk-in interior racks and tall exterior racks provide ample cargo space, and all surfaces that contact glass are fully padded with rubber for protection. “Off-the-shelf” options and custom designs are also available.


New Options in Sliding Doors
The 5XPT sliding glass doors from EFCO are designed to meet stringent weather-related requirements, with the added benefit of thermal performance. Ideal for use in high-rise condominiums and hotels, the 5XPT incorporates the E-Strut® thermal barrier, which enhances energy savings and condensation resistance, according to the company. The doors can accommodate glazing up to 13/16-inches, allowing for a wide range of glazing options.

The sliding glass doors have a low sill profile and, according to the company, are intended for use in impact-rated and extreme-weather environments. Mating fixed frames are also available.

Strike a Balancer
CRL-U.S. Aluminum’s Balancer Series consists of balanced doors that the company says offer high quality yet economical alternatives for balanced doors, when ADA compliance, negative interior pressure, outside weather and high traffic conditions are factors.

The series is designed to meet four-week lead times, has been thoroughly tested to perform more than 1.5 million cycles, and is backed by CRL’s ten-year warranty, according to the company, which adds that the doors meet ADA requirements as a “barrier free” door without power operators, allowing for easy operation of doors weighing up to 700 pounds.

The series includes both full-framed extruded aluminum and all-glass frameless balanced doors.

architectural metals

Linetec Adds Stretch Forming Option
Stretch forming is the newest service Linetec has added for customers seeking not only paint, anodize and powder coat, but also field repair and restoration, thermal improvement and other support for finished aluminum products, according to the company.

With stretch forming, the extrusion is kept under constant tension, while wrapping it around a form, or die. This produces the contoured product while limiting or eliminating wrinkling inside the arc.

Linetec is working with Southern Stretch Forming, which is providing a full scope of bending capabilities on Linetec’s Wisconsin campus. This includes annealing and tempering to soften and harden aluminum. www.linetec.com


Graco Gives the ExactaBlend
Graco Inc. added two proportioning systems to its ExactaBlend family of Advanced Glazing Proportioners. Designed for manufacturers of curtainwall, insulating glass and specialty glass, the new ExactaBlend models handle two-part urethane sealants and adhesives, as well as polysulfides.

The ExactaBlend AGP provides on-ratio proportioning, optimal mixing capabilities and real-time on-ratio dispensing, according to the company. With ExactaBlend’s optional data reporting capabilities via USB downloads, manufacturers can also track key information such as ratio, material usage, flow rate, alarm events and system errors. www.exactablend.com


Get the Interception The Blackline warm-edge spacer system, designed to eliminate the view of the spacer in the finished window, is now available from Leading Edge Distribution. According to the company, the Blackline provides the option of carbon steel material interchangeable with .0078 ultra stainless steel coil. They are available for both Intercept and Ultra machines.

machinery and equipment

Need for Speed
A new concept in insulating glass (IG) production is the latest development from Erdman Automation Corp. According to company information, the new high speed line is designed to be faster, providing higher output than traditional IG lines in a shorter footprint, increasing speed and reducing floor space.

The spacer and secondary seal will be applied fast and more accurately and other advancements, according to the company, will lead to a 25-33 percent increase in production over traditional IG lines.


Cool Combination A neutral, cool-gray aesthetic that provides a high level of visible light transmittance and glare control, combined with offering daylighting benefits, are features of Solarban 75 low-E glass, one of the newest developments from PPG Industries. In a standard 1-inch insulating glass unit with clear glass, Solarban z75 glass has a solar heat gain coefficient of 0.24 and visible light transmittance of 48 percent, which together yield a light to solar gain ratio of 2.00.

According to company information, these solar control characteristics make Solarban z75 glass an ideal choice for warmer climate zones with high cooling costs.


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