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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 »
  • Frame & Sash Equipment
    Upcut Saws from Pat Mooney Inc.’s The Saw Company quickly and accurately saw aluminum extrusions with a burr-free mirror finish. The saw is housed under the worktable and travels up through the piece, promoting safe operation, easy chip removal and a longer blade life, the company reports. Strong 5 horsepower to 7.5 horsepower drive systems enable maximum cutting force and chip removal,... more »
  • Frame & Sash Equipment
    A CNC router from Accurate Tool & Die offers a new optional W axis with precise push through, ideal for patio doors up to 10 feet in height, the company reports. With a 3.25 HP motor, the machine is 261¼2 inches long, 35 inches wide and 83 inches high. Travel on the X-axis is available as an option, as is a fully automated guard enclosure. It features a Windows-based programming... more »