GlassBuild America 2011

  • Atlantis Energy Systems has developed photovoltaic products for commercial and residential applications. The company specializes in custom building integrated photovoltaics, producing solar panels that can be incorporated into products such as curtain walls, skylights, sunshades and canopies. The company also manufactures solar BIPV Sunslates—PV roof tiles tested to stringent Miami Dade ...
  • Accurate Perforating, a custom metal perforator that specializes in architectural applications,  provides sun control components, perforated facades, infill panels for railing systems, shadowboxes, and perforated mullions for noise control. The company offers virtually any type of perforated material in sheets and coils, and can provide fully fabricated and finished architectural...
  • Lovati introduced the Izar Series CNC machine that features 3 axes, including an optional C axis and aggregate groups. The Izar Series comes equipped with a precise, 12-kilowatt electrospindle and is available in four different versions based on maximum glass size. The company also announced the new Zephyr Series, a 5-axis CNC machine that comes equipped with a special head with +/- 90-degree...
  • OptiGas 1000, co-developed by Integrated Automation Systems and FeneTech Inc., cools and gas-fills insulating glass at the pace of fabrication, while maintaining sequence of production. OptiGas systems can reduce gas costs up to 70 percent, and lessen trim errors and labor costs while precisely filling air spaces with tunable gas ratios. OptiGas 1000, which will be on display at GlassBuild...
  • Finland's Glassrobots Oy will show the RoboTemp, a full convection tempering machine that produces quality, soft-coat low-E glass. The machine also produces quality product when new glass types with an emissivity level as low as 0.02 are tempered with back-to-back loadings, according to a company release. High speed accuracy and even distribution of heating create operating savings. The machine...
  • Vesuvius recently developed a patented and environmentally friendly Smartly Driven end cap attachment method for fused silica tempering rollers, according to a company release. To be promoted in Atlanta, the innovation allows for higher temperature use, up to 350 degrees Celsius (662 degrees Fahrenheit), versus 150°C (302° F) for adhesive-based attachment methods. Other featured products will...
  • Aluro, headquartered in Belgium, will feature its thermal break assembly machines, Aluroller and B.T.M. The Aluroller assembles thermal barriers into aluminum profiles for windows, doors and curtain walls. The modular B.T.M. consists of three separate machines for knurling, assembly and insertion, and rolling and crimping. B.T.M. can be integrated into existing production lines, starting with a...
  • McGill AirPressure LLC, a subsidiary of United McGill Corp., www.unitedmcgill.com, will present its line of glass laminating and curing autoclave systems for flat and laminated glass, ballistic glass and auto glass. To uniformly bond glass and plastic surfaces, the company's autoclave systems use a hot pressurized air process that allows for control of temperature and pressure. The systems come...
  • Casso-Solar Technologies LLC will introduce an enhanced version of its batch laminating system without autoclave that features reduced cycle times for processing all types of interlayer materials, including polyvinyl butyral, ethylene vinyl acetate, urethane and DuPont's SentryGlas. The enhanced equipment incorporates patent-pending technology and improved materials to reduce the time needed to...
  • Erdman Automation Corp. will feature three pieces of equipment: the Fixed Head IG Secondary Sealer, IG Flexible Spacer Applicator and Hand Assist Glazing Table. The Fixed Head IG Secondary Sealer is a stationary sealant application system that allows the operator to easily apply a high quality, consistent secondary seal to insulating glass units. Using the fully automated IG Flexible Spacer...
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