Quanex Offers Optimizer as App

February 23, 2012

Quanex Building Products Corp. has unveiled its Quanex Optimizer as an app for the iPad. The program, designed to provide accurate estimates of U-factors of windows based on the components used, was previously only available as a web-based program used by the company’s sales team.


“We demonstrated the Quanex Optimizer as a web-based program at GlassBuild and other tradeshows this past fall, and the interest was phenomenal,” says Ric Jackson, director of external affairs for the supplier. “Our customers couldn’t wait to get their hands on this technology, and we are thrilled that we are now able to offer it to them through iTunes.”

The Quanex Optimizer provides an instant U-factor estimate of various combinations of framing materials with all common North American IG spacers, as well as glass packages, low-E coatings and gas fills. In total, the program can assess 45,000 combinations to help users find the right balance between cost and performance when choosing window components, the firm reports.

Various updates have been made to the Quanex Optimizer for its release via iTunes, including a user-friendly interface. The app can be downloaded at appshopper.com/reference/the-quanex-optimizer.  It is also available for use online at www.quanexoptimizer.com