Clearview National June 2018 - Issue 199 - Page 62

ALUMINIUM NEW WEBSITE SUPPORTS PAPERLESS SYSTEMS & ENCOURAGES EFFICIENCY » » BM ALUMINIUM HAS LAUNCHED A brand new website at www.bmaluminium. co.uk highlighting both its LogiKal aluminium processing software and its new associated MES barcode scanning and factory management system. The website illustrates the key features that make LogiKal the number one software choice in the aluminium sector - from inputting elements and estimation, to fabrication and modifications. It also shows how it can be used for preliminary structural design, material optimisation, constructions with CAD, and CNC machine controls, and how it allows fabricators to switch seamlessly between different aluminium systems. On the pages for the newly launched LogiKal MES option, there is a clear explanation of how MES can help fabricators to create a paperless factory environment with full barcode scanning technology and automated Factory Process Control (FPC). It also shows how the reporting function works to deliver real time visibility of production efficiency, p lus includes details of BM Aluminium’s partnerships with all the leading aluminium system companies and machinery suppliers, with useful case studies showing how the software is being used to improve the efficiency of fabricators from Duggans to Unique. www.bmaluminium.co.uk ETA APPOINTS NEW GM » » EXETER TRADE Aluminium (ETA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Nick Sandbrook as General Manager. As Devon’s leading fabricator of aluminium windows, bi-folding, sliding, and entrance doors, ETA is recognised by customers for its fast efficient service, high-quality products with excellent guarantees at competitive prices. Nick has worked for ETA’s parent company since 2011. Initially in the sales department as a Senior Sales Estimator, then Technical Manager; enjoying responsibility of the VueLite brand. Nick said: “High quality products and great customer service is key to what Exeter Trade Aluminium offers. Creating strong, ongoing relationships with our customers is essential. A key focus area for myself and the business development team is to further the relationships with our local installers, and become their local, quality aluminium glazing supplier. I am delighted to have been appointed General Manager at such an exciting time and am looking forward to helping take the company forward.” ETA’s success can in part be attributed to the team’s understanding of the product, as well as the ability to identify what customers are looking. Nick’s technical knowledge can be utilised on more complex projects, sharing this knowledge with builders and installers to ensure they have the perfect bespoke, tailor- made solution for their project. www.exetertradealuminium.co.uk AluFoldDirect launches minimal frame glazing » » THE PERFECT SYSTEM FOR installers who need wall-to-wall glazing for impressive modernist home designs, Infinium – now available from now available from AluFoldDirect – has minimal interruption with its super-slim sightline and fully concealed outer frame. A flush threshold and fully concealed hardware finishes the minimalist look. Craig Miller, Managing Director at AluFoldDirect said, “As an approved fabricator, we are one of the only companies who can offer this fantastic system to installers. Before installation companies can add this product to their offering, they will need to qualify as a 62 » JUN 2018 » CL EARVI E W- UK . C O M certified installer by attending a free, one-day course at the Aluminium Installer Training Academy at our factory in Blackburn.” Infinium is a double track system. Sash sizes are up to 3000mm wide and 3500mm high, and there are configurations available with up to four sashes, for the widest openings. Double thermal breaks, U-Values as low as 1.0 W/m2K and the option of double or triple glazed units, bring nature in whilst keeping the elements out. Bespoke-design aluminium rollers are used to give the doors effortless glide whilst the custom-made motorised lock and sliding system opens and closes the doors at the touch of a button, for an even easier user experience. www.alufolddirect.co.uk