Get the Latest Options in Blades
A.N. Designs Inc. of Torrington, Conn., offers its UltraWiz reverse bend
blades in three sizes: The 5201-M with ¾-inch cut length, the 5202-M with
1-inch cut length and the 5204-M with 1-½-inches cut length. The reverse
bend allows the technician to cut down and away from the glass, opposite
action of a normal blade that cuts up and against the glass. This allows
for cutting under encapsulations without digging in. The reversed and
coated shank edge protects exposed pinchwelds from damage, according to
Vertical Handle Vacuum Cups Now Available
Wood’s Powr-Grip of Laurel, Mont., releases the LJ6VH hand-held vacuum
cup for removing or installing windshields. The large-volume pump of this
hand cup permits attachment on both curved and flat glass surfaces. A
rigid, vertical handle provides support for glass positioning, while non-slip
grip holds the glass at any angle. To eliminate unexpected pop-off, a
red-line indicator on the pump visually warns the user in case of vacuum
loss, and a check valve allows re-pumping without the need to re-attach
the cup. Lift tabs on the vacuum pad provide quick release, and each cup
is supplied with a protective pad cover.
Cequent Offers New Transportation Racks
Cequent Consumer Products Inc. of Solon, Ohio, has introduced the TransRACK
from Reese Carry Power brand for pickup truck owners who transport long
items that might not fit in a truck bed. Made of aircraft-grade aluminum,
TransRACK installs without tools. Eight double-lock clamps with stainless-steel
hardware hold the rack to the bed of the truck. Accessories can be installed
with on-cross bar clamps. The rack has an 800-pound capacity and features
four movable load stops. Several accessories using the same double-lock
clamp system complement the TransRACK: TransRACK Conduit Carrier with
stainless-steel hardware and a double U-bolt system eliminates drilling;
TransRACK Trimmer Rack mounts to either a pickup truck or utility trailer
and holds two trimmers or long-handle tools; and TransRACK Tool Rack mounts
to either a pickup truck or utility trailer and can hold up to six straight-handled
Webasto Launches Sunroof Mobile App
Webasto Product North America of Fenton, Mich., has released its mobile
Sunroof Compatibility Guide. The company has developed the app for the
iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, available as a free download through the
iTunes App Store. Search within the iTunes App Store for “Webasto Sunroof
Compatibility Guide” to download.
The mobile app will allow users to select the year, make and model of
a vehicle and determine which Webasto sunroofs are compatible for that
Dinol Americas Goes Primerless-to-Glass
Dinol Americas now offers a primerless-to-glass urethane adhesive, Dinitrol
Direct. The high-viscosity product features a fast curing time, good decking
properties, short cut-off string, high elasticity, and high strength,
according to the company. It is available in both 10.5-oz. Cartridges
and 20.3-oz. foil wraps.
When used at more than 60 degrees Fahrenheit with more than 50 percent
relative humidity/temperature, the product offers a safe drive-away time
of 3 hours in vehicles with passenger side airbags. Without passenger
side airbags, it offers a one-hour safe drive-away time at more than 73
degrees Fahrenheit with more than 50 percent relative humidity/temperature.
SRP Adds 30-Minute Drive-Away Time Adhesive
SRP Icon, SRP’s newest adhesive, features a 30-minute drive-away time
at temperatures as low as 0 degrees Fahrenheit. The high-viscosity product
also is high-modulus and low-conductive. The SRP Icon is available in
both 310-ml cartridges and 600-ml sausage packs.
Sika Product Finder App Available at Apple Store
The new Sika product finder from Sika Corp. of Madison Heights, Mich.,
is now available in the Apple Store. The app has been designed for both
iPhones and iPads. To download, access the iTunes/App store on a mobile
device and search for the “Sika Product Finder.” The application is compatible
with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod
touch (4th generation) and iPad. It requires iOS 4.0 or later. Further
information, such as Product and Material Safety Data Sheets, can be accessed
OETech Offers Range of Urethanes
The OETech line of urethanes was designed to meet a variety of needs in
today’s aftermarket installation. The adhesives are available in one-hour,
high- and medium-viscosity, and high- modulus/low-conductivity formulations.
The line includes OETech1, a high-modulus/low-conductive one-hour urethane;
and OETech2, a three-hour high-viscosity urethane.
OETech1 and OETech2 are packaged in kits, including 24 tubes or sausages
of urethane, one bottle of combo primer, urethane nozzles and batch stickers.
Dow Introduces Environmental Product
Dow Automotive Systems of Auburn Hills, Mich., has developed an environmentally
friendly glass coating for transportation applications, including automotive
original equipment, commercial vehicles and the aftermarket.
The new material, BETASEAL PhX, is cured by ultraviolet (UV) light and
ambient moisture to form a durable coating with strong adhesion to glass
and polyurethane adhesives without the use of primers. By utilizing the
UV-curable coating, glass can be tempered or annealed with higher throughput,
and the coating can be applied post-furnace, eliminating the necessity
for ceramic enamel frit.
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