WER’s, Werbars, Part L, U-Value and more seem to be the buzz words everywhere you look in the window industry and no doubt we are going to hear very much more of it for a long time to come as the industry seeks to use the energy factor to increase marketing and subsequently sales activity.
At Stuga Machinery, the industry leading sawing & machining centre manufacturer, much effort has gone into keeping Stuga machinery’s energy costs as low as possible and the company is absolutely certain that its range of machines beats all competitors in the energy stakes by a long way. With sawing & machining centres running all day in many factories fabricators rarely stop to consider the energy costs with electricity prices high and set to rise much higher this is a major cost factor.
Stuga sawing & machining centres also use far less energy than a factory full of small sawing and prepping machines which is another good reason for fabricators to invest in this technology if they haven’t already.
Stuga are able to provide energy usage data for all Stuga sawing and machining centres. These figures have been accurately compiled using test equipment on site at fabricators and are taken over a period of time to ensure accuracy.
Another innovation was demonstrated by Sturtz at the recent Fensterbau exhibition whereby uPVC frames or sashes can be filled automatically during the welding cycle with an insulation material that considerably improves U-values.
Neopor is used as the insulating material that is blown into the profile where it spreads out evenly. The whole process takes less than 10 seconds. A ventilation unit positioned opposite the filling system ensures that the air accumulated in the frames can escape creating space for the insulating material.
This automation system is suitable for all profile widths and can easily be integrated into the window manufacturing process as it does not affect cycle times. The insulating material can be blown in straight after welding, on the cooling track, during cleaning at the corner cleaner or in the glazing area. Once finished, the filling and ventilation holes are automatically sealed with plugs. These plugs can also be fed by a hopper which can be preloaded.
The process is fast, does not waste cycle time and can be retro-fitted. The system can also be fitted to corner cleaning machines. firstname.lastname@example.org