Clearview National March 2016 - Issue 172 - Page 98

HARDWARE& SECURITY New product enhancements offers more effective manufacturing MACO continues to develop service and product solutions for the fabricator, recently launching the M-SPAG casement shootbolt system and C-TS combined door lock. »»THE COMPANY HAS NOW launched a new tilt turn system; a multi-functional system adapt for all window shapes using minimal components and semi or full automated options. The system enhances security at the bottom of the window to offset any attempt of forced entry, an additional tilt position offers night vent facility and a built-in run up block and sash lifter counteracts any possible sash dropping or mishandling; ensuring a smooth running safe window operation for many years. The MACO i.S mushroom cams offer fabricators a window which is impervious and secure, saving costs and creating satisfied customers, and used with standard cam strikers for basic security or with MACO i.S Security strikers to upgraded to PAS24. Strikers can be retrofitted to increased security. When turning the handle 45 degrees, an additional night ventilation mode is activated, allowing a gap of between 10mm -13mm depending on window size. All windows come with built in anti-slam device as standard and anti-jemmy protection in the tilt mode. For fabricators, time manufacturing windows is saved due to the new coupling system, no longer using faceplate connectors to secure, the system now simply ‘clicks in’. In addition, the hardware also has a plastic clip on the reverse that ‘clips in’ to the euro groove ensuring a snug accurate fit first time every time. All MACO products are covered by a 10 year product guarantee with the PAS24 specification supported by SBD (secured by design) accreditation and a feature of MACO Secure Plus, bringing numerous benefits including homeowner guarantee to pay back their insurance excesses in the unlikely event of a successful forced entry. Email or 01795 433900 ROBOT SUPPORTS RAPID SERVICE »»A STATE OF THE ART MOBILE stretch wrapping machine is the latest investment made by Carl F Groupco to ensure rapid deliveries of hardware lines and the Carl F direct range of tools for the window and door industry. 98 » M AR 2016 » CL EARVI E W- UK . C O M Fondly nicknamed ‘Bob’ by the warehouse staff at the company, the Sfera is a battery powered, self-guiding, mobile pallet stretch wrapper that supports Carl F Groupco’s focus on supplying next day full deliveries for any orders placed before 4pm. Commenting, Carl F Groupco Managing Director John Crittenden said: “It is important to stress that automation will never replace the personal touch that is offered by the people that we employ – our staff are second to none, they are all dedicated to our high service standards. “The advantages of the Sfera include health and safety benefits - due to the fact that the ‘battery powered, self-guiding, mobile pallet stretch wrapper’ load stays on the floor, the wrapper is ideal for unstable, heavy or oversized loads. Its ability to securely hold pallets aids safe supply and protection in transit. Additionally, it has an environmental advantage as its strength results in an exceptional ability to stretch the wrap resulting in the use of 50% less wrapping material.”