Events & Shows
Windoor 2017 – Show floor preview
By Fenestration Staff Report
By Fenestration Staff Report
Fenestration technology takes centre stage on the WinDoor 2017 show floor.
Approved for mid-rise
The Everlast Altitude Plus window series sets a higher standard for aluminum windows. This window features extruded aluminum profiles interior and exterior connected to a thermal insulation system called the Performance Core, representing the core of the window. The Performance Core is a new, proprietary, engineered material offering improved dimensional stability and higher deflection temperatures resulting in increased strength. Also featuring mitered corners assembled with gaskets and corner keys all crimped together, this window series has achieved Energy Star certification. Low profiles make this an ideal window for today’s modern homes. Altitude Plus also meets the CW classification, meaning mid-rise buildings with institutional application. It provides the possibility of multiple assembly and opening configurations. Available in casement, awning or fixed window, combination windows may be achieved using either structural mullions with continuous frames or modular construction. The frame depth is 114 or 152 millimeters. The standard sash depth is 73 mm with a height of 44 mm and designed for 31-mm glazed units. Mullions are 116 mm deep.
The Erdman high-speed Dura line produces IG vertically in a fashion that nearly doubles the speed of traditional vertical lines. Vertical production eliminates the need to tip a unit up to four times in the production sequence, saving time, reducing injuries, qualifying more operators for service and minimizing breakage. Total labour for the Dura high-speed line is three to four operators per 1,000 units per shift instead of eight to 10 operators per 1,000 units on a traditional line. Speed comes along with other innovations and benefits including reduced floor space, reduced labour and a higher-quality product.
Elton Manufacturing will display the 2248 three-quarter vented door lite, part of its well-established collection of high-quality venting units and residential entry door products. The addition of the 2248 three-quarter vented door lite gives customers and trade partners access to a full line of venting units in a wide array of standard sizes and glass options. Key features of the 2248 vented unit include a constant force balance sash for ease of operation and a large open area for ventilation. This well-designed vented insert comes with a contemporary injection-moulded frame that will not fade in the sun and includes a high-heat foam caulking rated to 240 Fahrenheit for a secure fit and finish. Celebrating over 34 years of business, Elton Manufacturing continues to grow through its commitment to deliver innovative quality products with superior service. WinDoor visitors can get coomplete information about Elton’s entire line of quality residential entry door products, including a wide selection of both traditional and contemporary injection-moulded, PVC and aluminum door lite frames. Recent additions to the Elton product line include a full line of laminated wood profiles in two distinct finishes. With all production completed in Elton’s own facilities, quality control is maintained and customer service maximized.
Easier for fabricator and end-user
Blink is a contemporary and streamlined alternative to traditional blinds. Designed to meet a new standard in home light control, Blink offers blinds-between-glass for windows and doors. The blinds make life easier for everyone from the manufacturers to the homeowners that can forget about the hassle of traditional blinds.
Technoform will showcase its TGI-Spacer M with Wire spacer, which improves thermal and structural performance, reduces the risk of condensation and enhances the appearance of window systems for commercial, industrial and residential building applications. Supporting glazing manufacturers’ productivity and reliability goals, the optimized profile geometry and rigidity of the spacer provide durability and easier handling during fabrication. Featuring a hybrid composition, it is a cold-bendable, warm-edge spacer bar comprised of a thin, low-conductivity stainless steel, a spring steel wire and an engineered thermoplastic which provides minimal heat transfer and maximum protection against gas leakage and moisture penetration. TGI-Spacer’s hybrid technology combines the excellent seal durability and structural performance of a stainless steel box spacer with the thermal performance of a non-metallic spacer. Introducing the reinforcing steel wire provides improved processing efficiencies and bent frame integrity without negatively impacting thermal performance. Thermally efficient building envelopes of today and tomorrow are critical to energy management, and TGI-Spacer M with Wire’s drop-in solution meets, or exceeds, the toughest industry expectations in all climates. By reducing the heat transfer at the edge of glass, our product helps minimize the risk of condensation on the interior glass surface, and improves thermal comfort for building occupants Available in six different colours, the spacer visibly improves sightlines.
PVC, aluminum or wood
The GML 5000S machining centre from Protomach can handle PVC, aluminum and wood. The machining envelope can take up to two 11-inch wide pieces by using independent clamping cylinders. Maximum piece length is 160 inches. A measuring tool at the machining head compensates for variations in material thickness. The GML 5000S is controlled by a Termicom industrial computer with a resistive touchscreen, using a Windows operating system that makes for easy programming and data transfer. The machine features three programmable axes: X is rack and pinion, Y and Z are worm gear. Four machining tools with Elte electric spindles are located on the machine head. Four manual vices with visors and measuring tape run the length of the machine. The GML 500S comes with a light curtain with fencing on the sides and rear for maximum safety. It will accommodate garage door panels up to 34 inches wide. Options include custom jigs available in anodized aluminum or Delrin; a 90-degree spindle motor to work side faces.; a cutting saw blade; automated vices using servo motors with rack and pinion gears; loading and unloading at the end of the machine via automated vices; doubled machine length and the use of two zones; and an enclosed cabinet around the machining head.
Accurate and easy painting
Painting windows has never been so easy. The Mauri Macchine (Giardina Group) spray machine 1VE-300-Eco is an optimal solution to coat of all kinds of extruded profiles such as vinyl windows, patio doors or aluminum window profiles. The system is comprised of an in-feed motorized roller conveyor with adjustable side guides; a closed compact-spray machine; and an out-feed motorized roller conveyor.
The spray machine is complete with a front door and a suction fan with two stages of filters resulting in a safe and eco-friendly solution. The coating is applied by a group of four stationary spray guns, located inside the machine and mounted on adjustable supports to spray at any angle. The guns point downwards into a Teflon-coated stainless steel collecting tank mounted on castors for easy extraction and cleaning. The profile, while entering the spray area, is detected by a sensor that activates the spray guns and stops them once the profile is through. The machine can be equipped with an optional pressurizing system in order to push the overspray downwards into the collecting tank, so less cleaning is required. A special masking system inside the spraying area permits only the desired area of the profile to be coated. All functions of the machine are managed by an electronic PLC together with a touchscreen interface. Big dimensions, high air flow and top-quality materials make the 1VE-300-Eco an heavy duty and long life-expectancy machine.
Four corners per cycle
For the 2017 WinDoor show, JRC Machinery, a leading Canadian machinery distributor, is proud to be featuring not one but three machines from renowned manufacturers. Among other CNC machining centers from Eugenie and Emmegi, JRC will showcase machinery from its new sales and service partner, Sturtz Machinery. The attendees will have the opportunity to see Sturtz’s vertical frame and sash four-point welder. This machine welds four corners of one or two squares per cycle. The welder features an optional notched welding capability with a PC control system running Windows and database data management. Quick change weld fixtures and heat plates make setup easy. The welder can be networked to a Sturtz corner cleaner as a option, and also include an optional barcode scanner.
Have it your way
Groupe Promax will display its Screens Your Way miter corner option on its market-leading line of sliding door screens. Now fabricators can choose either the strong linear look of a butt joint or the classical appeal of a miter cut on both the Design and Platinum series screen doors. The miter screens are supported by internal cast corner joints and a custom-designed ball-bearing roller system, adjustable on all four corners.
Tru Tech Doors will be exhibiting its new Belmont flush-glazed fiberglass door collection at this year’s WinDoor show. This unique collection features dent-resistant fiberglass with a smooth brush-stroke finish, offering customers a clean and modern option for the entry to their perfect place. With glass profiles wider than door lite inserts, these modern flush-glazed doors will brighten any home. The possibilities are endless with a choice of SDL bars to design a classic or modern look, or homeowners can take charge of their privacy by changing glass from clear to obscured or adding internal mini blinds. The Tru Tech signature four-inch stile and composite rail construction ensures the door will outperform expectations and remain reliable for the long term.
Now with profile wrapping
Chameleon Topcoatings, with the world’s leading chemical companies behind them, offers considerably more than just high-value products. The company supports its customers in facing a multitude of challenges and offers tailor-made solutions. Their portfolio ranges from interior and exterior windows, doors, garage doors, cupboards, kitchen, awnings, access panels and many other building products made of fiberglass, plastic, steel and aluminum. Chameleon Topcoatings has been painting windows and doors for the building industry for over ten years. Now Chameleon Topcoatings has branched out to profile wrapping to cover even more manufacturing needs.
FeneTech will be presenting the latest release of its FeneVision ERP software for window and door manufacturers. This fully integrated software operates on a graphical user interface running on a single database, allowing employees to see –in real time – exactly what is happening on the production floor. FeneVision provides all the tools necessary to control each phase of production, including web- and client-based quotation and order handling; pricing and costing; the dynamic creation of bills of materials; capacity planning; production scheduling; dynamic or batch glass cutting optimization; lineal optimization; tracking control (including the handling of rejects, production monitoring, logistics and shipping); and mobile delivery using an iPad, in addition to invoicing, return merchandise authorization, and reporting through FeneVision Business Intelligence. Most recently, FeneVision has developed a comprehensive customer relationship management tool: a simple-to-use and industry-specific software application that successfully and efficiently manages customer relationship management needs. Highlights of this module include the ability to set up a sales territory hierarchy, add prospective companies, enter contacts, log tasks (such as appointments, emails, and phone calls) and view real-time order and quote summary data. All presented in a mobile-friendly layout.
Tremco Residential Glazing Systems will exhibit EnerEdge, a pre-dessicated, ready-to-apply cellular silicone warm-edge spacer that is suitable for a wide range of insulating glass constructions in fenestration applications. EnerEdge spacer is inset and applied to the glass lite’s perimeter to enable fabrication of dual- and triple-glazed units in conjunction with a quality-applied perimeter sealant.The system offers long-term durability, ease of manufacturing and the ability to provide short lead times. Tremco supports EnerEdge with marketing support and on-site technical assistance and training. The Tremco support team includes dedicated glazing specialists who cater to the IG and residential windows customer, drawing on over 50 years of company expertise.
Support for larger doors
The new RotoFasco Secura 9100 sliding patio door handle features a contemporary design that will offer esthetic appeal for customers who desire a modern look. The sleek design of the thumb turn above the lever offers ready access to lock and unlock the door, and the 13-inch-long handle will support the growing height and width of patio doors. The 9100 handle is available in a wide array of colour options, including corrosion-resistant powder coat and satin nickel architectural finishes. Roto North America offers a myriad of additional hardware solutions for a variety of North American- and European-style sliding patio doors, including Roto Patio Inowa, Roto Patio Alversa, Roto Patio Fold and Roto Patio Lift hardware.
Create high-impact quotes
Windowmaker will exhibit its Windowseller software package designed to help reseller and installers produce professional quotations. Offering advanced functionality, feature rich quotations and integration with a Windowmaker fabricator, Windowseller helps close more sales faster, improving accuracy and efficiency. The software is easy to use – users can download and start using it within five minutes. The photorealistic sales quotes allow superb computer-generated images to be applied to any digital photo on the sales quote, helping users produce professional quotations with high impact. Windowseller includes increased conversions to allow comparison to find the right solution for customers.