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BESTPRODUCTSOF2014 Sponsored by ERA : www.era-security.com New packers range Soft alternative 66 December 2014 Improved Aqua Drill Bohle has re-engineered its popular Aqua Drill battery powered, wet drilling machine by introducing a next generation drive unit from Protool. The efficient water fed chuck for diamond core drills, developed and produced by Bohle, has not been changed, but now users can switch to standard chucks quickly and easily. The improved product has been designated Aqua Drill Plus, BO 79.302 and is available for the same price as the previous model. Bohle MD, Dave Broxton, said: “The demand for a versatile, multifunctional machine, with exchangeable chucks to allow both wet operation with diamond core drills, as well as impact drilling and screwing functions was the driver for the improved Aqua Drill Plus. By changing to Protool drive technology, we now offer a product with the latest generation, lithium ion batteries, which significantly increase the service life of the machine, all for no extra outlay.” The EC-TEC motor runs without carbon brushes and the speed is adjustable in four steps up to 3,800rpm. This high speed allows quick and accurate drilling for diameters as small as 4mm. A screw bit adapter is included with the drill as well. www.bohle.ltd.uk Print on demand portal 2014 saw Deceuninck launch www.MyBrandHub.co.uk – its new print on demand portal to make it simple and convenient for customers to order personalised brochures, leaflets, posters and other marketing tools whenever they need. Ordering bespoke marketing material is easy and cost effective. Customers get in touch with MRA Marketing, Deceuninck’s marketing team, to create a tailored suite. Once the marketing is finalised and approved, it’s uploaded to the print on demand portal for customers to access via their own log-in area to order and send to print. The website stores all users’ details so re-ordering is simple any time of day or night, any day of the year. Sales director, Rob McGlennon, said: “MyBrand is a comprehensive set of marketing material so individual customers can create their own branded marketing easily and cost effectively. They can even choose the level of personalisation they want. It couldn’t be easier to create your own bespoke suite of marketing aids.” www.MyBrandHub.co.uk Shaping the mill Universal Arches’ recent commercial project with Dempsey Dyer is said to be the largest one of its kind ever in the UK, with the replacement of 655 shaped PVC-U windows, as part of a £8.75m re-development project at Abbey Mill, Leicester. This impressive project required the replacement of 742 windows and two sets of French doors over a 12 month period. 655 windows were manufactured with arches to best match the original design with an arched head, as specified by the architect RG+P and the local Planning Department of Leicester City Council. There were complex technical issues in terms of product design, wind loading, window installation, whilst satisfying the sensitive nature of the existing mill. There was the added requirement for near maintenance free products, hence the choice of Deceuninck profile and a mechanically jointed astragal bar solution. Each arched window required three bends, taking an estimated 2.5 production hours. www.universalarches.com Siegenia aluminium series Glazpart launched a new product range at the FIT Show 2014. Presented under the ‘Packers for Professionals’ brand, the range is supplied to trade counters, stockists, installers or fabricators in volumes designed to ‘minimise stock and maximise cost effectiveness and attractiveness at the point of sale and on site’. Products include flat packers, flexi corners, frame packers, drain hole and screw cap covers and even glazing shovels. Delivered in bulk and sub packed into quantities ideal for the professional installer, the sub packs also have point of sale header cards available, which can be customised with your trade counter’s own branding. The range also includes promotional boxes of volume mixed flat packers for the trade ‘to offer better value to the professional installer’. www.glazpart.com The latest hardware to be added to Carl F Groupco’s range is manufactured by Siegenia and designed specifically for aluminium windows. With features to ease fabrication and installation of tilt and turn windows, and advancements that simplify component selection, the ALU 4200 and ALU axxent product lines are designed to have strong appeal to the window industry. Siegenia’s hardware advancement addresses the fact that traditional solutions for this market have often required a complicated buying and fitting process. Initiatives for the ALU series include nonhanded and pre-assembled components to enhance installation and stock control. Other key features include clampable hinge-side frame components. Vertical and horizontal locks are identical, which reduces stock holding as the components are interchangeable. Three pieced hinge ends are flush, and inline with the sash profile to enhance aesthetics. Using push rod technology designed for the profile, the system can be fitted to different size windows without increasing stock holding. The product has a maximum weight of 130kg and is available with an extensive range of accessories. The ALU axxent is a concealed version of the hardware. www.carlfgroupco.co.uk Guardian Glass UK has launched ClimaGuard DS, an ‘advanced’ soft coat low ‘E’ glass which is said to have similar durability and performance to alternative hard coat low ‘E’ options. Guardian says that historically, hard coat low ‘E’ glass has been known to have a ‘slight brown colour distortion with an element of haze when viewed from particular angles’, as the sun’s light catches the coated surface. Guardian’s new ClimaGuard DS is an offline, magnetron sputter-coated low ‘E ‘glass, which according to Guardian, offers similar attributes to its hard coat low ‘E’ rival, without the brown colour distortion or issue relating to haze. Guardian says that unlike other soft coat low ‘E’ glass options, ClimaGuard DS can be treated ‘much more like a hard coat glass’. It doesn’t require edge deletion and has a far more robust coating, allowing it to be processed and manufactured like hard coat glass. www.guardianglass.co.uk/latestproducts


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