Super Spacer® Makes Automation Window Production More Efficient
Edgetech’s Super Spacer® system redefines window production at Fensterbau Frontale 2024, promising enhanced efficiency and superior performance.
Joachim Stoss, Vice President International Sales at Edgetech Europe/Quanex Inc., emphasizes efficiency as the company’s focus at Fensterbau Frontale. “The fact that the window construction industry is under immense pressure is nothing new. That’s why efficiency is our Leitmotif for the Fensterbau,” he adds.
According to Stoss, Super Spacer®, a silicone-based spacer bar, offers multifaceted benefits.
Super Spacer® simplifies energyefficient production, eliminating the need for high heat application like thermoplastic systems. The Super Spacer® system essentially consists of a structural foam that does not have to be applied under high heat.
No machines need to be preheated and kept running and therefore, no delays to handling to allow for cooling. With direct application from the roll, it bypasses several steps, enhancing workflow efficiency.
Minimal setup time for roll changes ensures seamless production. Super Spacer®’s precision and stability support zero-defect production, even with heavy panes. Its compatibility with various sealants enhances versatility. “We can also check the box when it comes to processefficient production,” Stoss says. He adds that it is important to consider the entire process right through to dispatch. Is the warm edge Super Spacer® system really effective in terms of high quality paired with high performance and high availability?
The properties of Super Spacer® enable extremely precise, sharpedged application, supporting the zero-defect target in production. Even when handling heavy and large panes errors are avoided, as the edge seal is immediately stable. Last but not least, the structural foam is compatible with all common sealants such as hot melt butyl, polyurethane, silicone and polysulphide.
Super Spacer® excels in core edge seal tasks, offering aesthetics, durability, airtightness, wind load absorption, and thermal insulation. It can achieve a thermal transmittance Ψ of up to 0.029 [W/mK], making it one of the most energy-efficient spacers on the market, and is also passive housecertified in the highest efficiency class phA+.
Discover Edgetech’s innovations at Hall 7A, Stand 7-302, and witness how Super Spacer® revolutionizes window production for enhanced efficiency and superior performance.
Edgetech Europe GmbH, located in Heinsberg, Germany, is a fully owned subsidiary of Quanex Building Products Corporation. It services markets in continental Europe with a total of 490 employees and 17 extruders.