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SWISSPACER Air on display at glasstec 2018

SWISSPACER Air on display at glasstec 2018

28 June 2018

SWISSPACER Air provides a solution for a fundamental problem in the industry. The air in the space between the panes adapts continuously to the surrounding air pressure but is constrained because the system in the unit is closed. If the unit is installed at a different height above sea level from the level it was made, no pressure compensation takes place. That can lead to significant deformation with glass panes bowing out if the inside pressure is greater or sucked in if the internal pressure is less than the external atmosphere. Either way, the seal can be broken and the unit fail.

Kit speed-up per cicli di produzione dei telai inferiori a 25 secondi

Kit speed-up per cicli di produzione dei telai inferiori a 25 secondi

28 June 2018

Da marzo Predari Vetri si occupa della lavorazione dei distanziatori SWISSPACER. Per la produzione, il costruttore italiano di vetrocamere impiega il nuovo robot di saldatura ROWELDO XL dotato di un kit speed-up: in questo modo, il costruttore di macchinari e impianti Rottler & Rüdiger accorcia i cicli di produzione dei telai distanziatori di un sesto.

SWISSPACER Air reloaded

SWISSPACER Air reloaded

22 June 2018

At the last glasstec the Swiss warm edge manufacturer SWISSPACER announced a new special component. The SWISSPACER Air ensures pressure equalisation in multi-pane insulating glass and counteracts climatic loads. Now, after long-term tests, it is available in Swiss quality for glasstec 2018.

The whole process chain in view

The whole process chain in view

18 June 2018

The Swiss manufacturer of warm edge spacers SWISSPACER wants to use this year's glasstec in Düsseldorf to roll out its broad portfolio. "For us, the order does not end with the delivery of our products," says Rutger van Eijk, Sales Director Europe at SWISSPACER. "We provide our complete know-how as a service and advise our customers in optimizing their processes".

Speed-up kit for frame cycle times of less than 25 seconds

Speed-up kit for frame cycle times of less than 25 seconds

15 June 2018

Since March, Predari Vetri has been processing SWISSPACER spacer bars. When it comes to production, the Italian insulating glass manufacturer uses the new ROWELDO XL welding robot with a speed-up kit: in this way, Rottler & Rüdiger, the manufacturer of machines and systems, has lowered production cycle times for spacer bar frames by one-sixth.

Passivhaus research shows 8.6% energy saving with SWISSPACER

Passivhaus research shows 8.6% energy saving with SWISSPACER

8 June 2018

Using warm edge spacer bars instead of aluminium in a triple glazed window saves homeowners an average of 8.6 percent on energy bills in cool/moderate climates such as the UK and Ireland. That’s the equivalent of 180kg less CO2 per household every year. Homeowners living in colder climates can expect to save around 7 percent. Warm edge spacer bars bring health benefits as they prevent the build-up of condensation at the edge of the glass.

SWISSPACER expands distributor network with Delta

SWISSPACER expands distributor network with Delta

1 June 2018

The move makes it easier for small sealed unit makers to benefit from SWISSPACER’s leading range of spacer bars. Wendy Wyatt, Director at Delta says: “We’re happy to be an official SWISSPACER distributor. It is a well-known name and one of the best for energy efficiency – it ticks all the boxes! Energy performance is crucial to our sealed unit maker customers and with SWISSPACER they have peace of mind that they will easily meet the required standards and regulations.

Small component, big impact: Eight percent less heating energy

Small component, big impact: Eight percent less heating energy

1 June 2018

It is a small component with a big impact on the building's energy requirements: the spacer bar in heat insulating windows. It comes in metal or plastic. Now, a study by the independent German Passive House Institute has confirmed, with facts and figures, that plastic spacer bars make windows more energy efficient. The warm edge ensures lower energy consumption, CO2 emissions and heating costs.