• Computer Software & Systems
    Frontier version 2.2 features an updated user interface, and offers such additional functionality as advanced order-promising, scrap and rework processing, planned work order regeneration, order number expansion, and consolidated purchasing. From Friedman Corp., the supplier of ERP software for make-to-order manufacturers in the building industry, the new version also features improvements to the... more »
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    Frame & Sash Equipment
    The compact sash line from Stürtz Machinery Inc. can produce up to 900 welded and cleaned sash per shift with one operator in less than 1,200 square feet of space, the supplier reports. The line consists of two horizontal four-point sash welders—each automatically unloaded via a single tier belt system. Welded sash are transferred onto a twin tier buffer and transport table which... more »
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    Computer Software & Systems
    Andersen launches this week a new visualization tool for consumers to design custom wall plans using the company’s windows and doors. The WindowCentrics Wall Planner, found at, takes users through the process of computer-aided design with the simplicity of point-and-click technology. Consumers can choose a wall shape from 16 available templates, select from... more »
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    Frame & Sash Equipment
    The Profile360, which can be used in-line for vinyl window and door extrusions, provides automatic, high-speed, non-contact measurement for complex profiles. The system enables line operators to immediately observe and react to manufacturing problems, production managers to review historical run data, and quality control managers to better understand factors that cause variation, the supplier... more »
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    Frame & Sash Equipment
    The Pro Pegasus DS mitre semi-automatic saw includes heavy-duty mechanisms and a 1 1/4-inch wide (from tooth to back of the blade) saw blade. From Pat Mooney Inc.—The Saw Company, the precision gear drive saw provides 40 percent greater beam strength than 1-inch wide blades, the company reports. An electronic display of the cutting angle assists operator setup. Semi-automatic operations... more »
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    Glass & IG Processing Equipment
    The FCH2 architectural flat-glass tempering system from Glasstech Inc. is a gas-fired, forced-convection system that processes clear or coated glass, including hard- and soft-coated low-E glass. Under normal circumstances, the system can heat clear glass at a typical cycle time of 30 seconds per millimeter of thickness and high-performance, soft-coat low-E glass at a typical cycle time of 33... more »