February 05, 2020
Super Spacer presents itself automation ready at the FENSTERBAU FRONTALE trade fair
Super Spacer® presents itself automation ready at the FENSTERBAU FRONTALE trade fair
Heinsberg, February 2020. Mass customisation, is often proclaimed one of the formulas for success for products and services in the 21st century. At the FENSTERBAU FRONTRALE trade fair, Edgetech Europe will demonstrate the advantages of the flexible Super Spacer® for automated processes in the digital age.
Customised made to measure windows have characterised the fields of window construction and insulating glass production since time immemorial. Due to intense competition and the great pressure to be efficient, a large portion of the industry has effected the transition towards industrial-style production. Last but not least, energy requirements and the trend towards large glass surfaces as well as curved and free-formed glazing are constantly presenting the industry with new challenges.
Through the use of intelligent automation, insulating glass manufacturers are capable, on the one hand, of taking advantage of the economies of scale offered by producing higher volumes and, on the other hand, of economically realising even out of the ordinary customer requirements in batch size 1.
“Automation-ready" components are required in order to transform this customer-oriented thinking into digitised production". Edgetech considers itself best equipped to meet this challenge. "Flexible spacers such as Super Spacer can now really demonstrate their benefits", Joachim Stoss, Managing Director of Edgetech Europe GmbH and Vice President International Sales at Quanex, confidently claims.
Very high levels of investment are required for activities that arise from the processing of rigid spacers, such as bending, desiccant filling or the joining of the sections, especially for small and medium-sized companies. If flexible spacers from the roll are applied automatically, the majority of set-up times are eliminated and the line is flexible to the maximum possible extent in terms of the window dimensions, glass type, number of panes and spacer width. "Super Spacer is set in parallel down to the last millimetre and guarantees a visually appealing and above all tight edge seal," adds Johannes von Wenserski, authorised signatory of the company based in Heinsberg.
The warm edge has gained a market share in the spacers sector of over 50 % in almost every single country in Europe. "The core function of our spacers as a warm edge remains the ongoing number 1 issue for our visitors at the FENSTERBAU FRONTRALE
trade fair", Johannes von Wenserski continues. "In the end, the best overall package of Psi values, climate protection, room comfort, flexibility and production efficiency will decide which solution will edge its way to the front in the market.”
About Edgetech Europe GmbH
Edgetech’s Super Spacer®
flexible foam-based spacer systems act as energy-efficient
warm edge spacers in insulating glass windows. They significantly reduce energy loss to the outside, largely prevent condensation and also contribute to the lifetime of a window. On average, worldwide, more than 300 million metres are sold annually in over 90 countries.
Edgetech Europe GmbH, located in Heinsberg Germany, is a fully-owned subsidiary of Quanex Building Products Corporation, an industry-leading manufacturer of components sold to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) in the building products industry. Based in Houston, Texas, Quanex designs and manufactures energy-efficient fenestration products, in addition to kitchen and bath cabinet components. Regarding the turnover Edgetech/Quanex is the world’s largest manufacturer of spacers. Edgetech Europe GmbH is a sales location for the markets in continental Europe and one of the three worldwide Edgetech production plants, with a total of 450 employees and 16 extruders. You can obtain additional information about the Super Spacer®
systems and the Warm Edge Technology of Edgetech here: www.superspacer.com
15, rue Martin Luther
67000 Strasbourg, France
Tel.: +33 (0)3 88 15 55 88
Edgetech Europe GmbH
Johannes von Wenserski
Prokurist (holder of a general commercial power of attorney)
Gladbacher Strasse 23
52525 Heinsberg, Germany
Tel.: +49 (0)2452 96491-0