• Windows
    Caldwell Mfg.’s newest hybrid balance, the Ultra-Lift Extreme, delivers Class 6 performance in single-pair applications up to 130-pound sash weights after 8000 cycles, the company reports. The QT3 is Caldwell’s most recent addition to its Constant Force Spring product line, and offers the only Class 3 performance in a fixed coil balance solution, according to the supplier.  more »
  • Patio Doors
    The Solar Innovations pivot door system provides an ideal solution for large openings with projection restrictions, the manufacturer reports. The pivot doors can accommodate 60-inch-wide openings―or larger with engineering approval―and project just 48 inches from the jamb when outfitted with a 12-inch offset pivot. The doors are available in single- or double-door configurations,... more »
  • PPG Industries introduced Solarban 67 solar control, low-E glass for the residential market. Launched earlier this year for commercial building applications, Solarban 67 glass is formulated with a proprietary double-silver, magnetron-sputtered vacuum deposition coating that combines solar-control performance and a clear neutral-glass appearance that reflects the true timbre and brightness of... more »
  • Shipping, Handling & Packaging
    EAM-Mosca Corp., in conjunction with its German partner Mosca AG, introduced ROMP-6 Evolution strapping equipment designed for strapping protective packaging on windows and doors. The ROMP-6 Evolution product line offers faster strapping speeds, higher strap tension and a greater choice of strap widths than its predecessor, according to the supplier. The machine is available with a heavy duty... more »
  • Windows
    Shwinco Architectural Products announced that its 9000 Series single-hung vinyl hybrid window recently achieved an STC 40 sound rating at the test lab. No additional storm panels or sashes were necessary. The Shwinco design also meets Level E Impact, Energy Star up to R5, GSA bomb-blast requirements, as well as ASTM and Dade County up to DP100, according to the supplier. more »
  • Door Processing Equipment
    The RoboClean RC‐1000 robotic corner cleaner represents the first major change in vinyl window and door cleaning in more than 20 years, according to GED Integrated Solutions. The robotic technology allows for new profiles to be added with ease, complete cleaning all the way into corners with no need for touch-ups, and consistent, repeatable movements, the supplier reports. Providing a high level... more »