Table of Contents 2010

 
  • Koslow Scientific Thermoelectric Alloy Sorter

    The TE-3000 Thermoelectric Alloy Sorter from Koslow Scientific Co. is used to inspect critical piping, flanges, tanks, bearings and finished parts.

     
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    How It's Made: Architectural Mesh

    Cambridge Architectural, Cambridge, Mass., manufactures its metal mesh in these steps.

     
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    Capital Safety DBI-SALA 50-Foot Sealed-Blok Lifeline

    The new DBI-SALA 50-Foot Sealed-Blok Self-Retracting Lifeline from Capital Safety features a 420-pound weight capacity, FAST-Line field replaceable lifeline and dual-mode rescue capability.

     
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    Solatube International Metal Roof Flashing

    Solatube International Inc.’s new Metal Roof Flashing features a round-edge, leak-proof design that reduces the exposed surface area by 50 percent compared to traditional flashings.

     
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    McNichols Aura

    McNichols’ Aura stainless steel wire mesh was used as guardrail infill panels in the pedestrian connector system in the atrium at Yale University’s Rosenkranz Hall.

     
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    GKD Sambesi

    Oslo’s mountain, Holmenkollen, boasts a ski jump clad with stainless steel woven metal mesh.

     
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    Cascade Coil

    The Impulse nightclub features a translucent backdrop of Aurora Borealis from Cascade Coil Drapery.

     
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    Chicago Metallic MetalScapes

    Chicago Metallic Corp. has introduced MetalScapes Wire Metal Mesh ceiling panels.

     
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    Outwater Stainless Steel Woven Wire Cloth

    Outwater Plastics Industries + Architectural Products by Outwater has introduced stainless steel woven wire cloth.

     
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    Simpson Strong-Tie Quik Drive PROPP 150

    Simpson Strong-Tie’s Quik Drive PROPP150 auto-feed screw driving system uses collated screw strips to eliminate fastener waste and provide a strong connection.

     
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    Knight Wall Systems CI-Girt

    Knight Wall Systems Inc. has launched the CI-Girt, a rainscreen system that accommodates continuous rigid insulation on the exterior to increase a structure’s energy efficiency.

     
  • OMG Height Adjustable Strut Model PipeGuard

    OMG has introduced the Height Adjustable Strut Model PipeGuard for applications requiring support for multiple small pipes in one location.

     
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    Moz Designs Decorative Panels

    Móz Designs’ decorative perforated panels are constructed from 80 percent post-industrial recycled aluminum and are designed for use in interior retail and commercial applications.

     
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    Dri-Design Ombrae Technology

    Dri-Design has introduced Ombrae Imaging Technology, which uses computer software to cut 3-D pixels into Dri-Design panels.

     
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    Metl-Span CFR Retro-Seam

    Metl-Span has introduced the CFR Retro-Seam, an insulated metal standing seam roof panel that features the Roof Hugger sub-purlin system.

     
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    Citadel Architectural Products Envelope 2000 D-RV

    Citadel Architectural Products Inc. has introduced its Envelope 2000 D-RV, a deep-reveal attachment system that combines shop-fabricated and field-assembled methods.

     
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    Chemetal Tints Collection

    Refreshed for 2010 with 11 new colors, the Tints Collection from Chemetal offers updated palettes.

     
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    MetalTech-USA MT Select Series

    MetalTech-USA’s MT Select Series Zinc flat lock panels comprise six different zinc interlocking tiles that are pre-manufactured and stocked in the warehouse.

     
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    Centria FormaBond II

    Centria has introduced FormaBond II, a complete metal composite wall system that is installation ready and lightweight.

     
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    Chicago Metallic SpanAir

    Chicago Metallic has introduced SpanAir Plank Ceiling Systems, SpanAir Clip-in Ceiling Panels and SpanAir Torsion Spring Ceiling Panels.

     
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    OMG Roofing Products EverSeal Roof Repair

    The EverSeal Roof Repair Tape by OMG Roofing Products can be used on a variety of architectural metal and construction materials.

     
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    Capital Safety Portable Guardrail System

    Capital Safety has updated its portable guardrail system to feature lightweight bases with ergonomic handles, four rail receptacles and built-in toe-board brackets that allow many configurations.

     
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    Atas International Versa-Seam and Versa-Lok

    Atas International’s two new horizontal wall panels—Versa-Seam and Versa-Lok—are designed to offer architectural appeal in a horizontal configuration.

     
  • Wall Panels

    Metal wall panels are among the most widely used products in the metal construction and architecture industry.

     
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    Laminate System Accommodates Sizes

    Sheffield Metals International?s SOLR solar standing seam roof system comes in 3, 5, 10, 15, 30, 60 and 120 kilowatt standard system sizes.

     
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    Laminate System Is Lightweight

    Whirlwind Solar's laminate system weighs in at less than 1 pound per square foot.

     
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    Series Integrates Technology and Metal

    Petersen Aluminum has introduced the PAC Solar Series, which integrates photovoltaic technology with the durability of a standing seam metal roof.

     
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    Save Money on Solar Installations

    PV Powered Inc. has introduced the PowerVault, a turn-key, fully customizable DC-to-medium voltage platform that saves money on multi-megawatt solar installations.

     
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    Solar Shingle Harnesses Sun Power

    Dow Solar Solutions Dow Powerhouse Solar Shingle installs and performs like a standard asphalt shingle while drawing upon the sun?s power to offset a portion of a home?s energy use.

     
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    Solar Panels Reduce Electric Needs

    Andalay AC solar panels generally are installed on south-facing rooftops or in a backyard area.

     
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    Kit Eases Solar Panel Installation

    The S-5 PV Kit from S-5! is a rail-free, metal roof solar panel installation assembly.

     
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    Insulated Solar System Offered

    Metl-Span has introduced the CFR Insul-Solar comprehensive insulated solar standing seam roof system.

     
  • Metal + Solar

    Metal construction already is seen as a cost-effective, efficient building solution that easily can be fitted or adapted to meet sustainable building goals through the use of solar products.

     
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    Stand Provides Easy Transport

    The Industrial Metal Master 20 Model IM1055 features Master Stand EZ-Go, along with Lock Master castings, providing up to 25 percent more clamping pressure.

     
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    Technology Prevents Gear Damage

    Makita's 4 1/2-, 5- and 6-inch angle grinders are equipped with Super Joint System technology to disengage the gears from the motor if the wheels catch or bind.

     
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    Product Family Is Launched

    DeWalt's 12 Volt MAX Lithium Ion platform includes nine components in a system designed to handle a variety of drilling, fastening and measuring applications.

     
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    Seamer Is Versatile

    The Rollformer Corp.'s SSX Seamer is designed for 22-gauge steel and 0.020-inch aluminum applications in 1- and 1 1/2-inch standing seam.

     
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    Safety Harness Doesn’t Tangle

    Capital Safety?s Exofit NEX Full Body harness utilizes an ?X? design that wraps around the user for tangle-free security while the vertical torso buckles for a non-slip adjustment of shoulder straps.

     
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    Grinder Has Adjustable Guard

    Milwaukee Electric Tool Corp. has introduced its 4 1/2-inch Small Angle Grinder, which features a tool-free adjustable guard.

     
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    Tool Is Battery Powered

    The small, lightweight, battery-powered Bosch PS70 Metal Shear cuts sheet metals up to 18-gauge in thickness and holes as small as 1/2 inch in diameter.

     
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    Table Improves Accuracy

    Swenson Shear?s Snap Table 8000 combines the features of its previous ST7000 model with a sliding rail system and rollformer interface kit.

     
  • The Right Tools

    The job site is a hectic place. Staying on track and on task requires having access to the right kinds of tools.

     
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    Measuring Device Attaches to Saw

    New Bedford Tool & Gauge Co.’s SawGear is a portable measuring device that attaches to a miter saw to provide repeatable accurate cuts for contractors.

     
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    Ventilator Removes Heat

    Moffitt Corp.’s Labyrinth ventilation system is a natural ventilator that removes heat and allows light in without letting rain or snow inside the facility.

     
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    Underlayment Resists Water

    CertainTeed DiamondDeck underlayment consists of a synthetic polymer-based material that replaces the use of standard felt underlayments.

     
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    Fastener Suited for Metal Roofs

    The 14x1 1/8-inch U-Seal T-1 Self Drilling fastener from Dynamic Fastener is designed to be used with the company’s Dyna-Flash pipe flashings for metal roofs.

     
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    Device Minimizes Snow Danger

    The SnowBreaker from SnoBlox-SnoJax is a polycarbonate snow guard that minimizes rooftop sliding snow and ice by slicing the wintery mix into smaller pieces so it can safely slide off a roof.

     
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    Rainscreen Mitigates Moisture

    Knight Wall Systems Inc. has released the Knight Wall System, all-in-one rainscreen system to mitigate moisture and increase energy efficiency in construction projects.

     
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    Wall Finishes Are Water-Based

    MDC Wall Finishes are water-based interior paint products that are environmentally friendly, easy to apply and available in myriad colors.

     
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    Sealant Prevents Rust

    Berger Building Products Inc. has introduced the FlashMate brushable sealant in a quart-sized can.

     
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    Removal System Gouges Quickly

    The Arcair-Matic N6000 Metal-Removal System from Thermadyne Industries is suited for metal fabrication, particularly in weld joint preparation where it is used to prepare uniform “U” or “J” grooves.

     
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    Framing System Accommodates Drywall

    Super Stud Building Products Inc. has released its drywall framing system, The Edge.

     
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    Curtainwall Uses Recycled Aluminum

    Therml=Block 300ES Curtainwall from Tubelite Inc. is manufactured using Eco-Luminum, a high recycled-content aluminum billet composition featuring environmentally friendly finishes.

     
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    New Designs Introduced

    Chemetal has introduced two new steel designs: 380 Weathered Steel and 381 Aged Steel.

     
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    Downspouts Are Roll-Formed

    Roll-formed downspouts from MBCI are available in 26-gauge in all of the company’s standard colors.

     
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    Finishes Are Eco-Friendly

    Tubelite Inc. now manufactures all of its architectural, extruded aluminum products with EcoLuminum, a high recycled-content aluminum billet composition with environmentally friendly finishes.

     
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    Boot Accommodates Pipes

    The QuadFlash pipe boot from OMG Roofing Products seals single or clustered rooftop pipe penetrations.

     
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    Lifeline Has Dual-Mode Operation

    DBI-SALA, a Capital Safety brand, has developed the Ultra-Lok RSQ SRL with Rescue self retracting lifeline.

     
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    Railing System Protects Against Falls

    The Bilco Co.’s BIL-Guard Hatch Railing System on its line of roof doors is a fixed railing system that provides a permanent means of fall protection for hatch openings.

     
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    Respirator Purifies Air

    Miller Electric Manufacturing Co. has introduced the Arc Armor PAPR, a powered air purifying respirator with a lightweight blower and a belt/shoulder strap design for comfort and safety.

     
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    Gloves Prevent Blisters

    Wells Lamont’s Blister Armor with Liquicell glove technology helps prevent blisters and next-day soreness.

     
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    Seamers Have Interchangeable Blades

    Midwest Tool and Cutlery Co. has introduced Interchangeable Blade Seamers for the HVAC/R and building/construction trades.

     
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    Screwdrivers Are Compact

    Makita has released models FS2500 and FS2701, two 2,500 RPM screwdrivers that are lightweight and feature an ergonomic design built for continuous heavy-duty work.

     
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    Tool Hems Valley Panels

    Swenson Shear has added the Valley Hemmer to its Snap Table product line so users can now easily hem concealed-fastener panels at any angle.

     
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    Prevent and Protect Against Falls

    The U.S. Department of Labor, Washington, D.C., lists falls as one of the leading causes of traumatic occupational death.

     
  • Track Loader Tackles Tough Jobs

    Completing the Cat D-Series Track Loader lineup is the new 973D, featuring load-sensing hydraulics, joystick steering, new operator’s station and 10 percent more power than its 973C predecessor.

     
  • Fixtures Isolate Metal Components

    Morgan Technical Ceramics’ Wesgo/Duramic business offers custom-made Alumina Fixtures used to isolate and insulate metal components during high temperature brazing processes.

     
  • Underlayment Protects Against Moisture

    Fiberweb has introduced Surround SR Underlayment, a Typar brand, a tear-resistant roofing underlayment that offers secondary protection against moisture intrusion.

     
  • Fastening Tool Attaches Fixtures

    The GCN150 gas-actuated concrete nailer from Simpson Strong-Tie is a portable fastening tool for attaching light-duty fixtures.

     
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    Fastener Has Rounded Edge

    This 12x1-1/4-inch Stainless T-17 #25 Torx Truss Head (Rounded Head) fastener from Dynamic Fastener now is available with a rounded edge around the outer top rim.

     
  • Attach Panels to Steel

    Triangle Fastener Corp. has introduced the Concealor DP3 to its Concealor line of fasteners.

     
  • Fastener Designed for Use in Steel

    OMG Roofing Products’ OMG Purlin Fastener is designed for use in 12- to 18-gauge structural steel and are available in lengths from 3 3/4 to 8 inches.

     
  • Product Provides Aged Appearance

    Vintage from Steelscape is produced using the company’s TruZinc steel in combination with a coating process that provides an aged-metallic appearance.

     
  • System Has Four Products

    Cambridge Architectural has further developed its Solucent energy-saving and daylighting mesh shading system for building exteriors.

     
  • Tile Has Recycled Content

    Urban Renewal by Crossville combines the beauty of real metal accent and trim pieces with a dimensional composite body to make it lightweight and easy to install.

     
  • Receiver Makes Position Measurement

    Pinpoint Laser Systems has introduced the Transparent Receiver to the Microgage 2D family.

     
  • Panel Is Corrugated

    Country Rustic Corrugated has been added to ASC Building Products’ lineup of steel roofing panels serving the residential and light commercial construction markets.

     
  • Fasteners and Treated Lumber

    A position paper approved by the Metal Construction Association addresses frequently asked questions regarding metal roofing fasteners and alkaline-copper-quaternary-treated lumber.

     
  • Software Tools Aid in PV Production

    Cognex Corp. has expanded its range of inspection solutions for solar cell manufacturing processes with the VisionPro Solar Toolbox.

     
  • Standing Seam Roof Is Weather Resistant

    Liberty Building Systems has introduced HorizonLine, an architectural standing seam roof, in addition to its current standing seam roof system, LibertyLoc.

     
  • Track Product Is Curvable

    Flex-Ability Concepts has introduced 16-gauge Flex-C Angle, a curvable track product.

     
  • Roof Device Retains Snow

    SnoBlox-SnoJax has introduced SlateGuard, a pre-assembled snow retention device that is a polycarbonate snow guard attached to a 304 stainless-steel strap.

     
  • System Provides Fire Barrier

    The Impasse Curtain Wall Insulation System from Thermafiber provides a fire-protective barrier between the fire source and the curtainwall.

     
  • Insulation Resists Moisture

    MBI Plus Insulation from Owens Corning is a light-density, fibrous glass blanket used with metal building roofs and walls.

     
  • Panel Has Insulating Properties

    Metl-Span has introduced its 7.2 Insul-Rib, which combines a traditional 7.2-inch rib panel with a urethane foam core.

     
  • Spray Foam Combats Cold Weather

    Thermax Wall System from Dow Building Solutions has introduced a cold-weather polyurethane spray foam that cures quickly while offering application control and consistency.

     
  • Roof Insulation Is Stable

    Atlas Roofing Corp. has developed ACFoam-IV polyiso roof insulation.

     
  • Insulation Incorporates Recycled Content

    Many of Knauf Insulation’s products now are made with Ecose technology, which converts rapidly renewable bio-based materials into an inert polymer for greater environmental sustainability.