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2014 CATALOGUE

Products for the Flat Glass and Window Fabrication Industries

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Bryn Thompson

About us Based in Christchurch, The Glass Racking Company is a design and metal fabrication company. The company’s main product line focuses on the fabrication of flat glass handling and transportation equipment for the glass, glazing and window fabrication industries. The products include glass carrying trucks, vans and utes, glass handling trolleys, glass lifting equipment, and glass storage systems. These products are unique and highly proprietary and with the systems and processes designed and promoted by The Glass Racking Company create an end to end glass handling solution. The Glass Racking Company owns over 17 aluminium dies, 8 polymer dies, and 11 plastic injection moulding dies. These assist with creating unique components, intellectual property, and product differentiation for The Glass Racking Company solutions. “Innovation by design” has led The Glass Racking Company’s development since 1991, with the strong engineering and design base being fundamental to the philosophy and direction of the business. Manufacturing systems using 3D CAD design and CNC machining have aided production quality and reduced production costs. The Glass Racking Company has branches in Seattle, Los Angeles, Kansas, Vancouver, Bunbury (near Perth), Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and St Helens in the UK. Feedback from the “global” industry now feeds product development. Formerly known as “Metalcraft Engineering” in New Zealand,“The Glass Racking Company” is the global name.

Bryn Thompson founded Metalcraft Engineering with his wife Samantha in 1991. Bryn’s background as a trained fitter/welder combined with Samantha’s organisational and financial skills allowed the business to establish. As CEO Bryn continues to lead the company and is actively involved in sales, marketing and product development. Customers appreciate Bryn spending time with them on their sites developing solutions specific for their business, and helping with installations as and where required. Bryn is in his late-forties, and with Samantha has two daughters Cass and Emily.

In New Zealand 12 service companies nationwide provide local support to local customers, installing and servicing their equipment to keep it operating like new.

“I’ve been fortunate to partner with many clever people from different geographic areas with varying backgrounds. With these people we’ve developed some wonderful products, and I enjoy seeing our products help their businesses to prosper. Our national coverage of service companies helps our customers no matter where they’re located. This catalogue summarises the products that we’ve developed for the glass and window industries. I hope you find it useful, and I hope we can help your business to acheive its goals. I challenge you to ask us to help you.”

The Glass Racking Company management have been fortunate to establish strong links into each of the industries that the company serves. These relationships with knowledgable members of these industries have aided the development of The Glass Racking Company solutions.

Recent history

2013 Expansion of project Management, sales and manufacturing capability, wit a focus on appretices 2012 Investment in new CNC flat bed plazma cutter and 3 metre brake press. Expansion and employment of fabrication staff late in year. 2011 Establishment of branches in Queensland, Sydney and Bunbury in Australia plus St Helens in the UK

Linear CNC, flat bed plasma CNC, and CNC brake press installed in our factory

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Ian Barker

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Ian Barker joined The Glass Racking Company as a director and shareholder in 2008. Ian’s background in marketing, sales and account management have enabled the company to grow into new markets, with a greater spread of products for the glass and window industries, and increased hours with customers. Ian regularly travels the country in an attempt to meet all glass and window companies at their premises at least once a year. Ian has been instrumental in the development of our suite of products for the window industry. Ian is in his late-forties, married to Caro, and has a son and daughter in their teens.

Consultancy, safety, training, coverage........4, 5

Vehicle

The glass and window industry is entering interesting times. The NZ economy is forecast to continue to prosper, the building sector is starting to boom, margins have been supressed but show signs of a lift, there’s increased competition from offshore, many builders and construction companies are reassessing their supply partners, and local health and safety requirements continue to challenge business owners. I believe the need for a company to assist with solutions to save time, reduce product damage and hence rework, and address health and safety has never been greater. That’s us! Please use our resources to help your business address its challenges and capitalise on its opportunities.”

Internal van frails..............................................6 External van frails ............................................7 Windscreen racks and van fitouts....................8 Lightweight open deck ....................................9 Site glazing trucks..........................................10 Covered glass trucks......................................11 Glass Trolley Transportation.......................12,13 Glass trailers ...................................................14 Window Transportation system.......................15 Window trailers and demountable frames.16 Window trucks..........................................17 External sprung glass retaining pole .............18 Strap and Window poles, Scissor clamp........19

Factory and Site Equipment

Factory glass handling...............................20,21 Tooth glass and window handling.............22, 23 Window tables and trestles............................24 Window storage and racking systems............25 Window factory trolleys and manual lifting.....26 DGU factory handling.....................................27 Glass storage and racking systems...............28 Site lifting glass trolleys and frames...............29 Glass cutting tables and transfer tables.....30,31 On-site glazing lifting equipment....................32 On-site glazing equipment .............................33 Factory glass lifting systems..........................34 Glass product display systems.......................35 Accessories....................................................36 Tips on The Glass Racking Company website.37 The Christchurch team.....................................38 The Glass Racking Company offshore ...........39

This catalogue has been designed to provide our customers and prospects with a comprehensive overview of our range of products for the glass and window fabrication industries. The catalogue will be updated annually as new products are released and new information is to hand. Information supporting this catalogue can be found at : 1. Face to face meetings. We cover New Zealand and welcome the opportunity to meet you on your site to discuss your projects, needs, and ideas. 2. Website. www.theglassrackingcompany.com is a comprehensive website showing further photos, videos and product detail. 3. Product brochures. 32 NZ specific 4 page brochures describe our products in detail. They can be downloaded from the website or can be emailed or delivered by Ian and Bryn. 4. Youtube. We started 2012 with 96 videos on Youtube and we will have over 120 by the end of the year. Search by product or “The Glass Racking Company”. 5. User guides. On-line training videos can be found on the website. Written user guides specific to each product are available from Ian and Bryn. GLASS RACKING PRODUCT CATALOGUE 2014 (03) 360 3373

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Consulting, Safety, Training, Coverage

Collage of our products

Consulting, Safety, Training, Coverage

Sample CAD of truck design

Sample CAD of glass storage

The Glass Racking Company is a quality provider of solutions and service. A key component we offer our customers is the partnership and service provided by our directors who work within the glass and window industries. This partnership means that customers who want to innovate to create differentiation in their markets have a dedicated team to work with to develop solutions to meet the customers business needs. This time and commitment by Ian and Bryn is rarely charged for, and both Ian and Bryn regularly travel to progress projects around New Zealand. This desire and commitment to innovation and solution development is what has created this catalogue of standard products. In addition to these standard products is a plethora of other one-off solutions which we have developed with our client base. Bryn is the founder of The Glass Rackling Company (which started as Metalcraft Engineering in 1991) and has been the driving force behind the innovations in the companies solutions. Bryn is well known in the industry for his enthusiasm for his work, the industry, and the customers. The experience that the industry has taught Bryn about factory layouts, glass transportation, and factory handling has enabled Bryn to help most medium and large glass companies in New Zealand at some time in their development. Ian is a director and shareholder of The Glass Racking Company, and works predominantly in the New Zealand glass and window industries. Ian has been instrumental in understanding the needs of the window fabrication industry and developing solutions specifically for that industry. No other company globally has developed window transportation systems or many of the window factory handling systems we’ve developed, making our offering unique. Like Bryn, Ian is at his best when discussing customers needs and ideas for a new development.

Typical glass factory floor layout showing major equipment items

Bryn Thompson, 0274-344956

Ian Barker, 021-529193

Warwick is a shareholder and manages our Design and Product Development. Innovative designs combined with Warwicks 3D Computer Aided Drawing (CAD) division drives the development of new products and tailor-made solutions. Warwick also project manages some installations and is often seen at customer sites in a hands on role. Warwick Styles, 021-645755

Glass and window customers have told us that Consultancy, Health and Safety, Training and national coverage are four key areas where The Glass Racking Company adds value over and above being an equipment provider.

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Consulting, Safety, Training, Coverage

Consultancy

Sample CAD of factory layout

Typical areas of consultancy include : • Factory layout including positioning of equipment and storage for operational efficiency and space savings • Factory flow including positioning of entrances, sequencing of processes, and use of factory handling equipment • Transportation including fleet design, loading and unloading procedures, and equipment • Site work and equipment • Health and Safety The results of all consultancy work can be documented to whatever level is required by the customer.

Health and Safety Training staff on safe use of new packlifter

Health and Safety has gained prominance recently due to injuries and deaths in the industries, government regulations, and business owners wanting to create safer work environments. The Glass Racking Company products are designed with many health and safety features and components which have been developed over 23 years. These include safety arms on our factory trolleys, our securing systems for transportation of glass and windows, and the third party engineering certifications used for all lifting equipment design and manfacture. Creating safer products drives our product development.

Training Cover page of user guide

Training is provided face to face by our management team, in the on-line training section of our website, and through user guides available from Ian and Bryn. The training systems are designed to maximise the benefit you receive from our product, and to ensure that the products are used in a safe and efficient way. The user guides often become part of our customers health and safety policies. Barx Glass Blog (www.theglassrackingcompany.com/the_glass_racking_company/ the_glass_racking_company_blog) is a weekly item on our website which shares thoughts and views on a topic of interest and relevance to owners and operations managers within the glass and window industries. Barx Glass Blog is a training tool. The blog regularly creates discussions and feedback which leads to further knowledge and awareness within the industry.

National Coverage The Glass Racking Company has 12 service companies throughout New Zealand. These service companies have the equipment required to work on solutions manufactured by The Glass Racking Comany, plus product training. This enables The Glass Racking Company to offer a truly national instrallation and service solution on all the products we manufacture and supply. Some of our service companies are developing sales and marketing skills so that they can become proactive with our client base and support our head office sales staff.

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Internal Van Frails

Internal Van Frails

Dual internal racks with ply timber base with inlayedslotted base for bottom pole retention enabling

1.8M x 1.8M Leaner

extra wide loads of glass and windows

The Glass Racking Company internal van frails are available for most makes and models of vans, with an extensive range of options available to allow the frail solution to be tailored to the individual needs of the customer.

1.2M x 1.5M internal rack with standard 200mm foot

The Glass Racking Company simple leaner racks provide a polymer bearing surface for the glass load to be secured against to reduce damage. The glass sits on the floor of the van (usually on a plywood base), and is secured using traditional ropes and strops. This solution for glass transportation has the lowest capital cost but requires the most labour. The Glass Racking Company internal frail is a complete external frail mounted inside a van. The glass sits on raised base blocks with polymer bearing surfaces on both the base blocks and also on the rack structure. The glass load is secured using strap poles and blue polymer sliding blocks. This is a very safe and secure means for glass transportation, with the added benefit of being quick to load and unload. The timber based internal rack with inlayed slotted base allows for wide loads and often suits the needs of window fabricators and installers. The space between the vans side walls and the internal racks can be used for shelving storage. This design often suits Euro styled vans which can require floor to ceiling bracing to support the roofbars and external frail loading.

1.2M x 2.4M internal rack with wide 350mm foot

Pullout racks on sliders are becoming more popular. The Glass Racking Company supplies pullout racks as both an A-frame design (with two useable racks) and as an L-frame design (with a single rack). Depending on weight and size the racks typically extend from 2/3 to 3/4 of the length of the rack out the back of the vehicle for ease of loading and unloading. Being T6 aluminium, the racks are lightweight and allow for maximum glass load. Installation involves securing the leaner or rack to the floor and roof of the van . Sliding pullout L-frame rack

A detailed description of the strap pole retention system used on The Glass Racking Company internal van frails is provided in section “Internal Strap Glass Retaining Pole”.

Further information is available at www.theglassrackingcompany.com, including : • The Glass Racking Company brochures “Van Racks” • “Online Training” videos of using the strap pole and polymer blocks system to secure a glass load A user guide and warranty document is provided with these racks

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External Van Frails

External Van Frails

Dual 2.2M x 2.9M external van frail

1.95M x 2.5M external van frail on Ford Transit Custom

1.95M x 2.9M external van frail with gutter clamps

The Glass Racking Company external van frails are available for most makes and models of vans, with an extensive range of options available to allow the frail solution to be tailored to the individual needs of the customer. Optional 500mm height extension and scissor clamps add to the versality of the frail for accommodating non-standard glass loads. A detailed description of the sprung pole retention system used on The Glass Racking Company van frails is provided in section “Sprung Glass Retention Pole”. Some modern Euro styled van designs don’t have traditional gutters for mounting the roofbars, but have fixing points on the flat of the roof, often in channels. These points can have low weight loadings. We provide bracing solutions combining internal and external racks which work well with this style of van including VW Transporter, Ford Transit Custom, LDV, Hyundai iload, and others.

1.75M x 2.9M external van frail

2.2M x 3.2M external van frail with gutter clamps

Key benefits of The Glass Racking Company van frails include : • Strength and weight carrying is provided by T6 aluminium extrusions for main rack construction, supported by galvanised steel top and bottom brackets • Vertical frames behind each and every pole to provide support, strength and longevity • Significant volume carrying by maximising ledge width and rack dimensions • Quick loading and unloading using non-marking polymer load retention blocks and scissor clamps • Logical layout of verticals and poles to ensure all glass, even the end units, are well supported and balanced • Safety for users and other road users • Ease of repair and maintenance due to the frail having a pivoting bottom bracket and high tensile mono-bolted construction. Damaged or worn parts are easily removed, replaced or upgraded • Longevity is provided through low maintenance materials • Proven track record in the New Zealand market Further information is available at www.theglassrackingcompany.com, including : • The Glass Racking Company brochure “Van frails” and “Van frail upgrades” • Videos of The Glass Racking Company van racks including walkarounds of vehicles, detailed videos showing the componentry, and operation of the height extension and poles • “Online training” videos of using the sprung pin pole and polymer blocks system to secure a glass load, operation of the S3 scissor clamp, and operation of the height extension going both up and down.

2.2M x 4.5M external van frail with gutter clamps

A user guide and warranty document is provided with these racks

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Windscreen racks & fitouts

Windscreen racks and van fitouts Windscreen rack fixed to the floor of a van with a windscreen site cutting table folded against the drives wall. Windscreen rack

A windsceen rack as the drivers side rack on a pullout internal van rack

Windscreen rack stacked flat

The Glass Racking Company provides a range of windscreen racks for installation either at the business or in a vehicle such as a van. The racks come in various lengths to allow for configuration specific to your vehicle and needs. Contact points for the windscreen are protected with polymers and foam to reduce damage to the windscreens. Construction is aluminium for lightweight, long life and durability. The rack easily disassembles into a small flat unit for easy storage. The retention system for the windscreens uses polymer cams which are offset so that they can be rotated to tighten against the windscreens to secure them, and loosened for windscreen removal. This provides the best windscreen retention available which reduces the likelihood of rub damage while in transit, and assists with health and safety of staff in the vehicles in the event of a collision.

Windscreen site cutting table - Up

Individual poles can be removed to bulk stack damaged windscreens for transportation back to the factory rubbish bin. The windscreens edge sits on polymer covered aluminium raised base blocks to protect the windscreen and allow the user access for lifting. The Glass Racking Company windscreen rack provides a professional image to your customers as they can see that you are using a purpose built system for storing and securing windscreens. The Glass Racking Company site cutting table has been designed to assist windscreen replacement businesses which need to cut laminated glass onsite for the replacement of windscreens in vehicles such as tractors and earthmoving equipment. The table folds flat for ease of transportation, then is easily assembled on site. Weight is minimised by use of aluminium framing. When assembled the table provides a flat surface even when on uneven ground due to the adjustable feet. The table includes a special area for cutting mirrors. The Glass Racking Company also provides van fitouts including van floors, workbenches, pullout trays, pullout drawers, and shelving systems. These components allow a glazier, window fabricator, installer or tradesperson to have a vehicle setup exactly the way they want it by a company which knows their industry, and listens to the specifics they require.

Comprehensive glazier van fitout showing external frail, internal rack, pullout drawers, hanging storage, shelves, cupboards, cutting table etc

Sliding pullout drawer system

The Glass Racking Company roofbars have been designed and manufactured for carrying one of the heaviest loads carried by vans - glass. The roof brackets are gussetted for strength, and the roofbar is heavy guage T6 aluminium and designed for strength. The top section of the roofbar allows for simple connection of a variety of components for securing items such as ladders, storage boxes, and storage pipes to the roof. Further information is available at www.theglassrackingcompany.com, including : • The Glass Racking Company brochures “Windscreen racks” • Videos of The Glass Racking Company windscreen racks Written user guides are available at the time of purchase

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Our heavy duty commercial Roofbar


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Lightweight Open Deck

2.4M x 2M Triple Ute rack with Roof racks

3.5M x 2.2M Lightweight truck with Roof racks

The Glass Racking Company has an extensive range of open deck glass transporters. The range includes : • Lightweight open truck racks • Lightweight covered truck racks • Lightweight open ute racks • Lightweight weldside racks • Flat deck lightweight A-frames

2.5M x 1.95M Ute rack with Roof racks

These racks are available for most makes and models of utes, with extensive options available to allow the frail solution to be tailored to the individual needs of the customer. Typical variables include • length, • height, • optional height extension, • single, double, triple, or quad frails, • scissor clamps, and • window cleats. Ute frails can be either mounted to an existing (usually factory provided) ute tray, or The Glass Racking Company can provide a complete deck and racks which mount directly to the bare chassis.

3.5M Open Delivery

Due to our work in the USA market, The Glass Racking Company now has a complete set of frails to suit most American pickups. These vehicles are very large and solidly built suiting glass carrying applications. A detailed description of the pole retention system used on The Glass Racking Company ute and pickup frails is provided in section “Sprung Glass Retention Poles” (the features are the same for vans and pickups)

4.5M Open Delivery

Further information is available at www.theglassrackingcompany.com, including : • The Glass Racking Company brochures “Pickup glass racks”, “Light Trucks”, and “Van frails” • Videos of The Glass Racking Company pickup and light truck racks including walkarounds of vehicles, detailed videos showing the componentry, and operation of the height extension • “Online training” videos of using the sprung pin pole and polymer blocks system to secure a glass load, operation of the S3 scissor clamp, and operation of the height extension going both up and down. A user guide and warranty document is provided with these racks

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Lightweight Open Deck glass

Lightweight Open Deck Glass Carriers


Site Glazing Trucks

Site Glazing Trucks

3.5M Glazier and 4.5M Contractor

Dual-cab with 3.5M curtainsided body

The Glass Racking Company Site Glazing truck range has been developed for glass companies who require the convenience of open body trucks, with capacity for significant glass load while also allowing transportation of tools, machinery and glazing consumables. Some years ago it was common knowledge that LTSA was investigating legislation to enforce 100% covered glass transportation. This has not eventuated, and it appears to us that its unlikely to become mandatory for some time, if at all. This has contributed to open site vehicles becoming more popular.

Customised Interior of a site truck

The Glass Racking Company has manufactured many 3.5M and 4.5M open site vehicles. The 3.5M Glazier is a 3.5M open body with a lockable workshop with large internal and external glass racks. The 4.5M Contractor is a larger version of the same design, providing greater volume of glass and greater storage capacity. Both have glass rack height adjustment which allows good site access plus the ability to extend the racks for the occassional oversize job. 3.5M Glazier site truck

The 3.5M Glazier has similar overall dimensions to a van with double frails but offers significant advantages. Being a truck it has a truck chassis, suspension, engine, transmission, and other parts that are designed for carrying the significant load required of a glass transporter. Additionally this vehicle has a van sized lockable storage area plus the internal racks, and roof racks for cartage of ladders and extrusions. This vehicle will still be working sites and transporting heavy glass loads long after most vans have been retired. Both the 3.5M Glazier and the 4.5M Contractor can be fitted with The Glass Racking Company Window Transportation System, a series of components that work together to quickly and safely secure window frames in transit. This solution is very quick to load and unload and dramatically reduces rework resulting from transit damage.

4.5M Contractor site truck

Covered site trucks are also available plus The Glass Racking Company manufactures large site trucks with lifting frames, hiabs, spider cranes, and demountable Moffets. Further information is available at www.theglassrackingcompany.com, including : • The Glass Racking Company brochures “3.5M Glazier” and “4.5M Contractor” • Videos of The Glass Racking Company Glazier and Contractor site truck including walkarounds of vehicles, detailed videos showing the componentry, and operation of the height extension • “Online training” videos of using the sprung pin pole and polymer blocks system to secure a glass load, operation of the S3 scissor clamp, and operation of the height extension going both up and down. 6.5M site crane truck with demountable crane,

A user guide and warranty documewnt are provided with these vehicles

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Covered Glass Trucks

Covered Glass Trucks 3.5M x 2.4M Glass Truck

4.8M x 2.6M Glass Truck

8.9M x 2.7M Glass Truck

The Glass Racking Company has an extensive range of covered glass carriers spanning from 3M bodies to 10.7M bodies, being the maximum body size allowed on NZ roads. The cab chassis configurations vary from 4x2 to 8x4. The majority of covered glass transporters are curtainsided to protect the load and provide advertising space. 5.2 x 2.9M Glass Truck

Bodies under 5M are typically designed with glass carrying outside the wheels, with larger bodies having glass carrying racks stepped in between the front and rear wheels. A detailed description of the sprung pole retention system used on the external racks is found in section “Spung Glass Retention Poles”, and the strap pole retention system used on the internal racks is provided in section “Strap Glass Retention Poles”.

7.5M x 2.7M Glass Truck

The Glass Racking Company often lengthens the chassis of trucks and adds extra rear axles and wheels to meet the required size and weight carrying requirements of our customers. By providing additional wheels, road user charges are often reduced which can provide a very quick payback. The glide top roof system for The Glass Racking Company trucks allows the full length of the roof to be pulled forward to the cab, allowing easy access to the internal racks from above. The internal space is often loaded with crates of glass via cranes, while the external racks are usually hand loaded with individual items.

10.3M x 2.7M Glass Truck

The Glass Racking Company provides a complete end to end solution. We source the cab chassis (or you can buy it direct), we manufacture and fit the body, supply the curtains, and signwrite the curtains and cab. Full training can be provided (either face to face, in writing or using videos), and The Glass Racking Company provides an ongoing maintenance service on all the vehicles we supply either direct or via our service companies. Further information is available at www.theglassrackingcompany.com, including : • The Glass Racking Company brochure “Covered glass trucks” • Videos of The Glass Racking Company trucks including walk arounds of vehicles, and detailed videos showing the componentry such as the glide top roof • “Online training” videos of using the sprung pin pole and polymer blocks system to secure a glass load, operation of the S3 scissor clamp, and operation of the glide top roof. Written user guides are available at the time of purchase

Internal glass rack system

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Trolley Transportation

Glass Trolley Transportation

5 bay Transport Trolley Truck with demountable Moffett forklift

8.9M body with two rear trolleys

7 bay Transport Trolley Truck (Trolley side)

The Glass Racking Company transport trolley system has been developed to allow users to reduce double handling of glass products within the factory and when delivering to their customers. The system comprises transport trolleys, purpose built trucks, and proven process and procedure. This system is available on new purpose built transporters, and also as a retrofit upgrade to exising trucks where much of the investment in the glass body can be re-used. The trolleys are loaded within the glass factory, with the glass secured using safety arms. Prior to transportation strap poles are used to secure the glass to the trolleys for added safety while in transit. The trolleys are then loaded onto the truck using either forklifts or an overhead crane, and secured onto the truck with container lockdowns for safety and ease of securing.

7 bay Transport Trolley Truck (Glass rack side)

At the customer site the trolleys are unloaded, with the empty trolleys from the previous day loaded onto the truck for return to the glass factory. Many window fabricators find these trolleys useful for positioning the glass next to their sash tables and assembly rigs, and the loaded trolleys are often crane lifted into building sites for site glazing. The transport trolley trucks have trolleys loaded from one side, with a full length glass rack on the opposite side for oversize glass, allowing a complete delivery to be made with one vehicle. The trucks come in various sizes and configurations to suit both long haul and local deliveries of trolleys and glass.

5 bay Transport Trolley truck

The trucks carry a full set of retention poles for the maximum number of transport trolleys loaded onto the vehicle at any one time. It is the truck drivers responsibility to manage this stock of poles. This means that for example a 5 bay trolley truck would have enough poles for 5 trolleys, but the truck would manage at least 15 trolleys (5 onboard, 5 in the glass factory being loaded and 5 at the customer site being unloaded). This greatly reduces the overall cost for the poles.

6 bay Transport Trolley Truck

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Trolley Transportation

10 bay Transport Trolley Truck

While the trolleys are being loaded in the glass factory and at the customer site the glass can be retained using our optional safety arms. These are a simple low cost slide in / slide out system for glass retention which retains the glass for movement around the factory. They are not a certified transport retention system (as with the poles) and hence should only be used while in factories. This is the same safety arm as used in our factory trolleys - they are very popular for transport trolleys as the lean of the glass is 5 degrees as opposed to 10 degrees for factory trolleys, and hence there is a greater need for retention within the factory.

2M x 1.7M Transport Trolley

The Glass Racking Company provides crane forks to assist with the overhead crane loading and unloading onto the deck of a covered truck. The staple shaped design means that the crane fork can easily work around a hard roofed truck body. Some vehicles are designed with a Moffett forklift mounted to the rear of the vehicle. The Moffett is able to lift itself onto the rear of the vehicle for transportation and electronically connects to the truck to display all truck lights including braking and indicators. Having a Moffett allows the truck driver to be independent when unloading and loading the transport trolleys at the customer site. This minimises disruption to the customer (often a window fabricator) and also allows the glass company to provide the transport trolley system to customers who don’t have an overhead crane or forklift.

Multi-purpose curtainsided truck with Transport Trolleys and demountable window frames

The Glass Racking Company has been supplying the glass industry with transport trolley solutions for many years, and has developed many processes and procedures to assist customers to maximise the benefit received through using The Glass Racking Company system. Hybrid trucks which mix transport trolleys, fixed flat glass racks, storage and management of site equipment, and our Window Transportation System are becoming more popular. Further information is available at www.theglassrackingcompany.com, including : • The Glass Racking Company brochure “Transport Trolley system” • Videos of The Glass Racking Company transport trolleys being loaded and unloaded from a truck using a forklift • “Online training” videos of using the strap pole and polymer blocks system to secure a glass load to a transport trolley, using CarryMate lifters to load glass on and off a transport trolley, and transport trolleys being loaded and unloaded from a truck Written user guides are available at the time of purchase

2 ton Crane Forks

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Glass Trailers

Glass Trailers

Glass Trailers

10.5M tandem axle glass trailer

3M curtainsided glass trailer

The Glass Racking Company manufactures trailers for glass and window transportation, and also for specialist applications as required by the glass, window and building industries (see the latter section on window trailers).

6M tandem axle Jumbo glass trailer

The 3M glass trailer has a 3M long external glass rack on each side, and is designed with a fold down ramp at the rear. The ramp is used for pulling a glass transport trolley into the trailer using a winch which is mounted in the front of the trailer. The sides are curtained to protect the load and allow for advertising. Options are internal racks and container style doors. The Glass Racking Company manufactures gooseneck trailers for long haul glass transportation. Our gooseneck trailers are tailor made for the requirements and vehicle. They have a low internal floor height of 600mm which makes loading and unloading easier, and also allows taller glass units to be transported in a lower vehicle with less wind drag for reduced fuel consumption. The Glass Racking Company builds heavy duty hardsided trailers for transporting cranes and crawlers to site. These trailers are rated for the weight of load and electronically braked using the latest and best componentry. The inside of the trailer is customfitted for the particular equipment being transported. The rear of the trailers have pullout ramps to allow the crane or crawler to easily and safely enter and exit the trailer.

3M Hardsided crane crawler trailer

Further information is available at www.theglassrackingcompany.com, including : • The Glass Racking Company brochure “Small Covered Glass trailers” • Videos of The Glass Racking Company small covered glass trailer including walkarounds of a trailer • “Online training” videos of using the spring loaded pin pole and polymer blocks system to secure a glass load, using the strap pole and polymer block system to secure a glass load, and operation of the S3 scissor clamp A user guide and warranty document is provided with these racks

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4M customised hardsided site trailer with crawler


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Window Transportation System

Window Transportation

Window Transportation System

200mm Profoam for between windows when stacked for transportation (Standard, XL, and corners

Window frames, Profoams and pole

The Glass Racking Company has developed a totally unique system for retaining windows on a transportation vehicle. The system secures the windows using a very quick and effective pole based system, and ensures that no hard surface touches the window frames while in transit. This dramatically reduces transit rub damage to the window frames and glass, in addition to the time savings over securing the window frames using traditional ropes, straps and carpet. The users load the window frames onto the structure placing the Profoams between each frame. Poles are inserted into the bottom slotted base, hooked on the cleat at the top, and the strap tightened to pull the foam sheathed pole against the outside window frame, compressing the Profoams through the width of the load. The load is now secure. A safety strop is then placed around the entire load.

Profoams and foam sheathed poles retaining small units

This retention method is perpendicular to the direction of travel, and there is no forward/ backwards pressure on the window frames as you get with ropes and straps. The window load does not “settle” into place while in transit which is where transit rub damage often occurs. The Glass Racking Company Window Transportation System is available on new vehicles, and can be retrofitted onto existing vehicles. Benefits include : • Time savings when loading and unloading window frames • Reduced rework as a result of transit rub and damage • Reduced staff training time on vehicle loading and reduced dependency on skilled staff • Improved customer service • Image

Profoams and foam sheathed poles retaining large units

Further information is available at www.theglassrackingcompany.com, including : • The Glass Racking Company brochure “Window Transportation System” and “Fixed A-frame trailer” • Videos of The Glass Racking Company Window Transportation System being loaded and transported. • Extensive photographs in the “Window Transportation” section. • “Online training” videos of using the Window Transportation System to secure a load of Window Frames A user guide is provided with this system

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Window Trailers & Frames

Window Trailers and Demountable Frames Trailer showing rear doors and internal racks setup with our Window Retention System.

6M fixed window trailer with 2off 3M demountable window frames including our pole based Window Transportation System 7M curtain sided Window Transportation truck

The Glass Racking Company designs and builds a comprehensive range of window transport trailers and demountable frames. These solutions can be a complete Window Transportation System (see previous section), a traditional window transport design, or a retrofit upgrade to an existing vehicle. All designs and options are discussed at length with the customer prior to quotation and manufacture.

with demountable frames

The Glass Racking Company window trailers are available in any size dimensions and load carrying required by the customer, with options for open or curtainsided or hard sided. Demountable frames. These frames are used for transporting window frames, and are usually loaded directly from the production line. The window frames are secured to the demountable frame, moved into storage, and lifted onto a vehicle for transportation to the customer site. Most customers have multiple demountable frames per vehicle which creates production and delivery efficiencies. These solutions are gaining in popularity due to the reduction in double handling which saves time and reduces handling damage to the load. Vehicle options for demountable frames include trailers or trucks with options for open or curtained. Further information is available at www.theglassrackingcompany.com, including : • The Glass Racking Company brochure “Window Transportation System” and “Fixed A-frame trailer” • Videos of The Glass Racking Company Window Transportation System being loaded and transported. • Extensive photographs in the “Window Transportation” section. • “Online training” videos of using the Window Transportation System to secure a load of Window Frames

4.5M Window trailer with a storage box set into the drawbar

3.6M flat bed trailer with retainers to hold a Demountable Window Frame, plus ramp

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3M demountable A-frame with Window Retention System


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Window Trucks

Window Trucks

5.5M x 2.4M x 2.1M Window Transportation System body on a new cab chassis

4.5M window truck with internal and external window racks

6M truck with 2 demountable frames

5.5M x 2.4M A-frame window truck on new cab chassis

7.5M curtainsided window truck with demountable frames

The Glass Racking Company designs and builds a comprehensive range of window transport open and covered trucks. These solutions can be a complete Window Transportation System (see previous section), a traditional window vehicle, or a retrofit upgrade to an existing vehicle. All designs and options are discussed at length with the customer prior to quotation and manufacture. Fixed structures are typically either A-frames, T-frames or U-frames which are connected directly to the vehicle. Some customers choose to have the upright frame removeable so that the truck can be used as a flat bed general purpose truck as required for other duties.The Glass Racking Company designs and fabricates the frame and clads all the bearing surfaces in our non-marking polymer which reduces transit rub on the windows. The deck is usually hardwood ply with our slotted base for positioning the window retention pole, with the option of raised hardwood blocks. The Glass Racking Company retrofits existing trucks, trailers and demountable frames with the componentry we have developed as our Window Transportation System (see previous section). This provides customers with existing vehicles a cost effective upgrade to a solution with the benefits of our Window Transportation System. Retrofit upgrades range from just the polymer bearing surface to a full Window Transportation Solution including the deck with slotted base, poles, Profoams and other componentry. Customers may have the upgrade installed by one of The Glass Racking Company service companies, or where appropriate, may install the upgrade themselves. Further information is available at www.theglassrackingcompany.com, including : • The Glass Racking Company brochure “Window Transportation System” • Videos of The Glass Racking Company Window Transportation System being loaded and transported. • Extensive photographs in the “Window Transportation” section. • “Online training” videos of using the Window Transportation System to secure a load of Window Frames

6M U-frame traditional Window truck with external glass rack

Written user guides are available at the time of purchase

Triple rack with Window Transportation 5.6M T-frame with retrofit Window Transportation System

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External Sprung Glass Retaining Pole The external sprung glass retaining pole is used to secure glass loads to the external frails and racks of vans, utes, trucks and trailers manufactured by The Glass Racking Company.

Retention Poles

The pole is a T6 aluminium extrusion in concave hollow box section. The concave design makes the pole easier to grip, especially in wet conditions, and the concave shape adds strength to the pole. Non-marking polymer retention blocks slide up and down the pole to secure the glass load. The sliding provides unlimited location options for the blocks and means that a wide variety of glass load configurations can be secured with one system.

Height extension in “up” position

At the top of the pole is a spring loaded locating pin. With the pole in place the spring is under pressure and stops the pole from “bouncing out” and reduces noisy rattling while in transit. This is achieved with few moving parts and without the need for the user to tighten fittings, which reduces time and errors. At the bottom of the pole is a locating tongue. The tongue is inserted into one of the slots on the bottom pole retainer. Multiple slots means that the pole can be secured close to the glass loads. The sliding non-marking polymer glass retaining blocks’ role is to provide pressure from the external sprung glass-retaining pole onto the glass load, and transfer that pressure through the glass onto the vertical supports. The sliding design means that the four blocks plus base block can apply exacting pressure across a sheet of glass. The top blocks have greater reach than the lower blocks to allow for loads with variable sized glass sheets.

Top pole locator on sprung pole

Options include : • The height is configured to suit the application. Typically vans and utes are 1.95M, 2.2M and 2.5M, and trucks are 2.4M to 2.7M to suit stock sheets. • Height extension is available on the open vehicles (typically vans, utes and open site trucks) and is typically 500mm extension in five increments for both the rack and the poles • The scissor clamp is an optional extra Benefits include : • Fast to load and unload • The glass is very secure • The system comes with training manuals and is easy to teach and learn • The outer edge of the pole is smooth and non-obtrusive making use within curtains possible Further information is available at www.theglassrackingcompany.com, including: • The Glass Racking Company brochures “Van racks”, “Lightweight Open Deck Glass Carriers” and others • Videos of The Glass Racking Company vehicles including walkarounds of vehicles and detailed videos showing the componentry and poles • “Online training” videos of using the sprung pin pole and polymer blocks system to secure a glass load, and operation of the S3 scissor clamp Written user guides are available at the time of purchase

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Non-marking polymer glass securing blocks with the upper blocks providing greater reach from the pole


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The Internal strap glass retaining pole has the same pole extrusion, same bottom retaining tongue, and same blue polymer block system as the External sprung pole. The difference is in the top securing method which uses a strap and cleat with a locking system. For securing glass on the vehicle’s internal racks the pole is positioned close to the load using the bottom retaining tongue, the top is cleated to the frame of the rack, and the strap tightened and locked. The blocks are then positioned to secure the glass load as with the External sprung pole. Strap at top of Strap pole

Sprung or Strap Window Retaining The Window retention pole uses the same components as the sprung and strap poles, but instead of the blue polymer glass retaining blocks the window retention pole uses a full length copolymer foam sheath. The foam sheath holds all parts of the window (aluminium extrusions, hardware and glass) firm and works with the other components of The Glass Racking Company Window Transportation System to ensure that transit damage to the window frames is minimised.

The pole system reduces the time required to load and unload window frames from a vehicle.

Window pole with snub block and angled tongue

Optional Scissor Clamp

This components role is to work with the non-marking polymer glass retention blocks to provide additional securing. The scissor clamps are of most benefit for retaining glass loads where there are few tall glass sheets and many shorter sheets as the scissor clamp provides greater reach for retaining between the top of the pole and the top of the glass load. The scissor clamps can be folded flat and flush with the pole where glass loads of similar sized glass sheets are being secured. In all positions the scissor clamp has minimal protrusion from the external sprung glassretaining pole and hence does not affect the external dimensions of the vehicle or have parts that could catch.

Scissor clamp in open position

The nosepiece is supported by dual arms connected to a sliding assembly and locked with simple over centre cams with red levers, which apply pressure to a button, which locks onto the pole. This means that constant pressure is applied to the glass by a system that is locked onto the pole. The reason for the red levers is so that the driver can immediately see from the driving position if the glass load is not secured as the unsecured red levers stick out like flags. Further information is available at www.theglassrackingcompany.com, including : • The Glass Racking Company brochures showing the various poles and clamps on various vehicles • Videos of The Glass Racking Company vehicles showing the componentry • “Online training” videos of using the poles and S3 scissor clamp Written user guides are available at the time of purchase

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Retention Systems

Internal Strap Glass Retaining Pole


Factory Glass Handling Factory Glass Handling

2M x 1.9M Euro A-frame trolley with 300mm load foot and painted finish

1.1M x 0.9M A-frame trolley

Mark II safety arm

Raised A-frame trolley

The Glass Racking Company provides a range of factory glass handling trolleys for the glass and window industries. Features of all The Glass Racking Company factory handling trolleys include : • Manufactured in mild steel for strength and durability • Hot dip galvanised (or pre-galv for some large items) for longevity and appearance • High quality USA castors rated for suitable loading of glass product for longevity • Polymer bearing surfaces to protect the glass or window load • Where appropriate the trolleys have load securing safety arms. The Glass Racking Company factory glass handling trolleys are purpose built for glass handling, and have been developed over 20 years. All the developments have arisen from discussions with the industry. As active participants in the glass industry we see that the handling of glass around the main manufacturing machines (such as cutting tables, arissing, furnaces, double glaze lines, printing, CNC, and vehicles) requires a health and safety focus. The combination of our lifting solutions, factory handling trolleys, and training systems can greatly reduce the likelihood of injury.

2M x 1.2M A-frame trolley

The Euro range of trolleys are designed with vertical supports aligned with the base blocks, and with a painted finish have a lower cost of manufacture and sell price. The Glass Racking Company safety arms provide a quick, simple and safe means of securing the glass load when being moved around a factory on an A-frame or L-frame trolley. The safety arm slides with the thickness of the load. Safety Arms are manufactured with an orange zinc coating so that they are clearly visible when being used (and not used) around the factory, making management and adherence to health and safety policy easier. When not retaining glass or windows, the safety arms sit in holders within the ends of the trolley and make the loading and unloading process easier. Safety arms are also available for transport trolleys when being loaded within a factory and at customer sites. Some companies make use of the safety arms mandatory within their company’s health and safety rules.

4M x 2.5M L-frame trolley

The most common standard sized trolleys are : 1.1M x 0.9M A-frame trolley 2M x 1.2M A-frame trolley 2M x 1.9M A-frame trolley These common standard sized trolleys are often available as stock items. Non-stock sized trolleys are built to order with a leadtime of around 20 working days from the time of order, subject to factory loading.

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Factory Glass Handling

50 slot 2200mm tall single glaze door panel trolley

50 slot 1800mm tall single glaze Z trolley

38 slot DGU Z trolley

50 slot single glaze harp trolley

The single glaze harp trolleys are typically used for pairing panes prior to double glaze production. These trolleys have a routered base of HDPE plastic which allows the units to be slid in and out of position. The plastic coated harp rods support the glass panes and reduce markings and scratches to the glass. Single glaze harp trolleys with additional pins at the top are available for storing taller units such as door panel glass. DGU harp trolleys have the same HDPE plastic base as the single glaze trolleys but with a wider routered slot for DGU retention. These units are typically used for placement of DGUs direct off the production line. Traditionally DGU harp trolleys have been popular with window fabricators and glass shops wanting to store DGUs, but with the advent of the tooth based storage systems (see page 22) this is becoming less popular. Coloured plastic sheathing on the harp bars, in your companys colours, is becoming more popular.

11 finger horizontal trolley with 2 rows

Tooth trolleys and storage systems are sometimes used in glass factories. Over the years The Glass Racking Company has designed and manufactured a range of very specific factory handling trolleys for glass factories. These include finger racks and systems specifically for working around screen printing equipment. This process of product development is ongoing, and this catalogue is not intended to provide a complete listing of all our products.

12 finger horizontal trolley with 3 rows

The Glass Racking Company has significant experience in assisting glass factories in their choice of equipment as well as advice regarding process and procedure. In most cases this is a no-charge service, and we are keen to assist. The Glass Racking Company can design and build trolleys specifically to suit your needs. Further information is available at www.theglassrackingcompany.com, including : • The Glass Racking Company brochures “Glass handling solutions”, “Factory trolleys”, and “Total glass handling solutions” • Videos of The Glass Racking Company trolleys including walk arounds, and operation of the safety arms. • “Online training” videos of using safety arms on the factory trolleys.

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Collage of our products

Tooth Glass Handling

Tooth Glass Handling

30 slot tooth DGU trolley

Tooth holding a DGU in a toaster style rack

A unique component for storage and handling of glass items is the Metalcraft Tooth. The shape of the tooth ensures that the glass items lock into position for storage and movement around the factory. The tooth is more commonly used for DGU handling, although the benefits are equally as relevant for single glaze.

Fixed tooth rack showing DGU storage

Benefits include : • Glass items are stored like a toaster (not like a sandwich) making them easier to access and reducing scratches • Units of variable widths are locked into position • No hard or abrasive surfaces touch the goods while being moved, reducing scratcing • The cost of tooth based systems is around 2/3 that of a harp style system The tooth for DGUs provides for DGUs of 19-35mm in width to be secured. Single glaze is CNC machined for specific single glaze requirements. Our standard range of products includes both fixed and trolley solutions. The DGU Tooth trolleys come in two standard sizes to suit most needs. The trolleys are manufactured in mild steel, hot dip galvanised for longevity and appearance, and have two swivel and two fixed quality 150mm USA castors.

Wall mounted fixed tooth DGU storage system showing safety arms

Tooth trolley standard sizes include : • 1.2M x 1.2M x 0.7M 30 slot DGU tooth trolley • 1.6M x 1.4M x 0.9M 40 slot DGU tooth trolley Fixed tooth storage systems include both freestanding and wall mounted structures. Flexibility in the design and locations of the rows of teeth, plus the ability to space the teeth for sashes and machine for single glaze provides for many solutions to meet the specific needs of the factory.

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Single glaze tooth trolley


Tooth Window Handling

Window Trestles / Sash storage

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Tooth Window Handling

Fixed tooth rack for both DGUs and sashes

Freestanding 40 slot fixed tooth door or sash storage system 20 slot tooth sash trolley and 30 slot DGU trolley in a window fabrication factory

The Glass Racking Company uses the Metalcraft tooth to develop solutions for storing and handling window items such as sashes and doors. By increasing the width between the teeth to 18-35mm the tooth will secure window extrusions and provide the same benefits as to glass.

Freestanding 40 slot fixed tooth sash storage system (empty)

The aluminium and PVC extrusions are not typically flat on the underside (as are glass items or DGUs), and due to the sloping sides of the tooth, these extrusions are secured in place. This is what makes this tooth system unique and so good. Sash tooth trolleys are available in a range of sizes and designs with the most popular being 1.2M x 1.2M x 0.7M 20 slot Sash tooth trolley Other applications for the tooth within window fabrication businesses includes fixed storage of sashes and fixed storage of doors. The door storage system provides for doors to be placed into a storage rack and separated from other doors and hard surfaces. This minimises the likelihood of damage to the doors and means that they are easy to access without having to sort through multiple doors to get to the one you need. This also benefits health and safety and reduces the time taken to complete manufacture.

Freestanding 40 slot fixed tooth sash storage system (loaded)

The Glass Racking Company works with customers to retrofit existing storage and trolley systems with the Metalcraft tooth component and system. This allows customes to gain the benefits of the new technology without a complete replacement of existing investments.

Further information is available at www.theglassrackingcompany.com, including : • The Glass Racking Company brochures “Solutions for Window Fabricators”, “Tooth DGU trolley”, and “Tooth DGU Fixed storage” • Videos of The Glass Racking Company tooth systems including walk arounds

Sashes fit snuggly into the tooth system

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Window Tables & Trestles

Window Fabrication - Tables and Trestles

5M window assembly glazing RIG with poles

Prepping table

The Glass Racking Company provides a range of Window factory trestles and tables to assist in the process of window fabrication. All our Window factory trestles have a non-marking polymer bearing surface to reduce the scratches and damage that can occur when swarf and small joint sealer stick in the carpet and cardboard most commonly used as bearing surfaces.

3M steel window fabrication trestles

Options for window factory trestles include : • Overall length (typically 2.5M or 3.1M) • Top bar design (single bar or ladder configuration) in either roll formed steel or aluminium extrusion • Length extensions • Height adjustment • Castors or rubber feet • Single or ladder top frame 3M aluminium window Benefits of our window factory trestles include : • Non-marking polymer bearing surface • A purpose built work station designed specifically for the process of fabricating windows • Multiple options to configure each trestle for each worker or for each job

fabrication trestle on castors

Our glazing rigs use poles on slides wth clamps to secure the windows and doors in position for glazing. Rigs are typically designed and sized to suit the needs and building. Prepping tables are unique to window fabrication. Our tables feature bearing surfaces clad with our non-marking polymer to protect the product. Desks and benchtops are topped in solid 29mm hardwood plywood which stays flat and wears well. Roller axles under the tables house rolls of rubber and mohair providing easy access and speeding production times. Additional under table storage for boxes of consumables is also available.

Sash prepping table

Many window fabrication staff have strong beliefs as to what constitutes an ideal table or trestle and we often build to suit the needs of the individual customer or staff member. Further information is available at www.theglassrackingcompany.com, including : • The Glass Racking Company brochures including “Solutions for the Window Fabrication Industries” • Videos of The Glass Racking Company products being used

Trestle Topper mounted to an existing window fabrication trestle Custom built manual tilt window assembly table

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Window storage and racking

4M x 6M aluminium or PVC vertical storage rack (custom sized)

24M A-frame aluminium vertical storage Post leaner racks with polymer bearers

The Glass Racking Company provides a range of storage and racking solutions designed specifically for the window fabrication industry. Vertical Aluminium and PVC storage is provided in The Glass Racking Company racks. These racks provide a leaning storage system which is clad in plastics, timber, polymer and foam rubber to protect the aluminium or PVC extrusion and its powder coated finish. Each supporting row is mounted out from the wall to provide the correct angle of lean. These systems are typically used for storing job lots and also spare stock. Securing to the walls and floor and designed based on the building and customer requirements. Leaner racks for storing finished window and door units are designed to meet the needs of the client. The base of the storage system can be either the floor, raised base blocks, or a raised floor. 6.2M Lframe aluminium vertical storage

Further information is available at www.theglassrackingcompany.com, including : • The Glass Racking Company brochures including “Solutions for the Window Fabrication Industries” • Videos of The Glass Racking Company products being used

Raised toaster racks

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Window Storage & Racking

Window Storage & Racking Solutions


Window Trolleys & Lifting

1.2M flat bed cut length trolley

4.5M x 1.8M cut length tree trolley

The Glass Racking Company provides a range of trolleys and lifting equipment designed specifically for the window fabrication industry. The range includes storage systems for raw product and finished goods, trolleys for between processes, tables, trestles, benches, and equipment for lifting and loading vehicles. The Glass Racking Company cut length tree trolley provides horizontal storage and movement of aluminium cut lengths. Horizontal storage suits larger extrusions such as mullions and door frames where vertical storage can lead to scratching damage during loading and unloading. The standard cut length tree trolley is 1.9M long and 1.8M tall. The Glass Racking Company also manufactures a 4M long tree trolley which is typically used by Window Fabricators servicing the commercial market or for storage and movement of packs of aluminium. Some customers prefer the flat bed cut length trolley. Trestle Topper is a polymer bearing surface housed in a T6 aluminium extrusion which can be secured onto the top of existing trestles and work benches. Trestle Topper provides a superior work surface to the carpet and cardboard most commonly used by the industry as it doesn’t hold swarf and small joint sealer which can lead to scratching and damage. Trestle Topper is sold by the metre, cut to length, and supplied with end caps. Trestle Topper is only available to customers for upgrades of existing hardware.

1.9M x 1.8M cut length tree trolley

1.2M transfer trolley

Carrymate grips are used to assist with lifting glass and window frames. Their clever design grips the glass or window frame to be lifted and provides a simple carry handle. Carrymate grips are supplied as pairs. The Portman XL is used to lift doors and position them for securing. Further information is available at www.theglassrackingcompany.com, including : • The Glass Racking Company brochures “Trestle Topper”, “Cut length tree trolley”, “Carrymate grips”,“Portman XL”, and “Solutions for the Window Fabrication Industries” • Videos of The Glass Racking Company Carrymate grips being used • “Online training” videos of using the Carrymate grips to load and unload a trolley

2M pack trolley

Carrymate grips Portman XL

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Factory Window Handling

Window Factory Trolleys and Manual Lifting


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DGU Factory Handling

DGU Factory Handling

DGU Factory Handling

DGU spacer bar box T rack

DGU Spacer bar storage

The Glass Racking Company provides a range of factory handling equipment specifically for DGU factories.

DGU tilting roller transfer table

The Glass Racking Company does not supply DGU machinery, but provides equipment and systems to assist with maximizing the efficiency and productivity of the main equipment. The range includes : • Storage systems for bulk spacer bars • Single glaze harp trolleys for pairing lites • Storage and handling systems for shaped spacer bars • DGU trolleys for post DGU production The Glass Racking Company DGU factory handling equipment makes extensive use of polymer bearing surfaces to protect the glass load. We also galvanise or powdercoat most products for longevity and appearance.

DGU spacer bar cart

This range is ably supported by the other glass factory handling and transportation products highlighted in this catalogue.

Further information is available at www.theglassrackingcompany.com, including : • The Glass Racking Company brochures “Double glaze handling solutions”, and “Total glass handling solutions”

40 slot DGU tooth trolley

DGU spacer bar tree

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Glass Storage and Racking Solutions

Glass Storage

12 bay 5.2M x 3.3M concertina rack

20 bay 4M x 2.5M concertina rack Semi-automatic hydraulic concertina rack

The Glass Racking Company provides a range of storage systems to assist factories to conserve valuable floor space while allowing quick, easy and safe access to bulk glass storage. Traditional A-frame storage systems provide a cheap form of easy access storage but are very inefficient in storage of glass. As there becomes a wider variety of glass types and sizes required to be stored within factories, and factory floor space becomes more valuable, The Glass Racking Company storage solutions become increasingly cost justified. The Glass Racking Company provides Concertina and Swing racks. Concertina racks provide for bulk storage of glass on leaning bays which are mounted on a fixed steel structure. Users “wind” the bays to open spaces for access to the glass. The space savings come from the rack allowing easy access to the different glass types in storage without having simultaneous access to all glass items. Additionally because the bays all lean the same way (unlike A-frames) the floor space required is halved.

10 bay 3.2M x 1.8M concertina rack

8 bay 2.5M x 2.5M swing rack

Swing racks use pivoting leaves to hold the glass. In much the same way as the Concertina racks, Swing racks have all the glass leaning the same way. Leaves are manually swung to create an opening to access a particular store of glass. When compared to A-frames, the space required is around half. Most users find both Concertina and Swing racks provide easier and quicker access to the glass than traditional A-frames. Concertina racks are typically used for bulk storage of stock sheets (such as 3140x1840, 3660x2440 and 5200x3160), while Swing racks are typically used for job lots such as those loaded off a DGU line, in a window fabrication factory, or glazing business.

3.8M x 2.5M swing rack

The Glass Racking Company also manufactures crane loader L-frame racks, toaster racks, obscure racks, and general storage systems. Further information is available at www.theglassrackingcompany.com, including : • The Glass Racking Company brochures “Storage”, “Double glaze handling solutions”, and “Total glass handling solutions” • Videos of The Glass Racking Company Stoche Concertina racks and Swing racks in operation.

Crane loader L-frame racks

Toaster storage

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Site Lifting Trolleys

Site Lifting Glass Trolleys & Frames

2.4M x 1.9M Lifting trolley

2M x 1.7M Lifting trolley

3M x 2.1M Lifting trolley in a dolley with lockdown feet.

The Glass Racking Company provides a range of site lifting trolleys and frames to assist with positioning glass and window products closer to the installation location when on-site. All our site lifting equipment is rated for glass load, and comes with a New Zealand Engineers certification statement and plate affixed to the trolley or frame. This means that crane operators at sites will lift our frames into position. Lifting frames have flat bases that allow them to be sat in position on site. Lifting trolleys have quality USA castors rated for the engineers specified load, and able to be moved around the site (on a flat surface) once positioned by a crane operator or forklift. Eyes at the top of the trolleys and frames are used for overhead crane lifting, while slots in the base are for forklift access and lifting. All trolleys and frames have a galvanised finish for longevity and appearance, and come with a complete set of strap retention poles similar to those used on our transportation systems.

made to fit into a factory dolley for manoeuvring) 2M x 1.95M Lifting frame (no castors and feet

The standard sized trolleys and frames are : • 2.0M x 1.7M A-frame with 2 ton lifting capacity and 8 retention poles • 2.2M x 1.9M A-frame with 2 ton lifting capacity and 8 retention poles • 2.4M x 1.9M A-frame with 2 ton lifting capacity and 8 retention poles • 3.0M x 2.5M A-frame with 2.5 ton lifting capacity and 8 retention poles Lifting equipment is a non-stock item and units are built to order with a leadtime of around 20 working days from the time of order, subject to factory loading. Further information is available at www.theglassrackingcompany.com, including: • The Glass Racking Company brochure “Site lifting glass trolleys and frames”

2.4M x 2.7M Boxed site lifting frame with poles

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Manual Glass Cutting Tables

3.8M x 2.5M Fixed glass cutting

4.5M x 2.5M Manual cutting table with full length breaker bar 3M x 2M manual tilt table in down position

The Glass Racking Company provides a range of glass cutting and processing tables to meet the needs of glass companies of all sizes. Manual glass cutting tables are generally used by smaller glass companies who either want to process half sheets (rather than full stock sheets) or only require the use of the table for short periods during the day and cannot justify the cost of an air table. Standard features of all our manual cutting tables include : • Sturdy steel sub structure allowing for both free falling of glass and crane loading • High quality fire retardent felt covering • Timber edging to allow glass to be removed without damage • Quality USA 150mm 460kg rated castors to allow the tables to be moved around the factory between freefalls and workspaces

3M x 2M manual tilt table in up position

Configuration options include • Tilting (manual requiring either one man or two man operation depending on the table size), • Breaking bars in X or Y or both, manually operated with a foot pedal • Height adjustment to align with variable height freefalls Benefits include • Tables designed to meet your specific needs • Quality build with quality components • Strength to allow frequent freefalling of heavy weight glass The Glass Racking Company also manufactures ball transfer tables, tilting work tables, and general tables for glass and window factories.

Foot control and manual breaker bar

Further information is available at www.theglassrackingcompany.com, including : • The Glass Racking Company brochures “Cutting Tables”, and “Total glass handling solutions”

2M x 1M ball transfer table

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Glass Cutting Tables

Manual Glass Cutting Tables


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Air Cutting Tables

Air Glass Cutting & Transfer Tables

3.9M x 2.5M Fixed glass cutting table

3.9M x 3M air cutting table with breaker bars

Air glass cutting tables are used by glass companies who are frequent users of the cutting table(s) and require the ease and safety of having the glass floated for moving while processing. 3.9M x 3M load arm air transfer table

3.9M x 3M double X and Y breaker bar air table

Standard features of all our air cutting tables include : • Sturdy steel sub structure allowing for both free falling of glass and crane loading • High quality fire retardent felt covering • Timber edging to allow glass to be removed without damage • Quality USA 150mm 460kg rated castors to allow the tables to be moved around the factory between freefalls and workspaces • The air system is configured to float up to 19mm thick glass Configuration options include • Automatic tilting option, with controls either mounted to the table or via a remote controller • Automatic load transfer arms for loading and unloading stock sheets and offcuts. This is an option to a full tilting table • Breaking bars in X or Y or both, automatically operated • Height adjustment to align with variable height freefalls • Remote controlled operation Benefits include • Tables designed to meet your specific needs • Quality build with quality components • Strength to allow frequent freefalling of heavy weight glass Air cutting tables can be designed and built to suit. Typical sizes are based around stock sheet dimensions. The Glass Racking Company also manufactures ball transfer tables, tilting work tables, and general tables for glass and window factories.

Air controls can be either table mounted (above), or floor mounted (foot operated), or via a remote.

Further information is available at www.theglassrackingcompany.com, including : • The Glass Racking Company brochures “Cutting Tables”, and “Total glass handling solutions”

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On-site glazing

On-Site Glazing Lifting

On-site Glazing Lifting Equipment

KS400 robotic lifter shown here positioning a structural glazed panel on the 5th floor. The manipulation options on the

GlassBoy 330 with 330kg lift hoist collapsible site trolley

head allow very fine adjustments.

The Glass Racking Company provides a range of on-site glazing lifting equipment. This equipmnent is designed to assist on-site glass and window workers to lift units for installation. By taking the weight of the unit the staff are able to focus on the installation. Some of this equipment provides for both lifting and also positioning and moving which further assists.

GlassBoy GK-330 with 330kg hoist and removeable counterweights

The Glass Racking Company designs and manufactures solutions, some of which use componentry supplied from Germany. This combination of high-tech German quality components and NZ manufactured supports and structure provides users with a cost effective solution to most onsite lifting requirements. Lifting equipment is supplied to the hook, for attachment of third party sucker cups. The range includes : • Manually operated lifting systems using winders and pumps • Fully automated and motorised lifting systems • Lifters with multiple 20kg counterweights for ease of transportation, movement, and assembly • Trailer mounted lifters • Driveable lifters

GlassMax 500 with 4.9M lift height

Benefits include : • Health and Safety when dealing with heavy and fragile products • Time savings in labour to lift and position items on-site • Cost effective solutions

Swivelling head

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GlassMax 250 fully extended to 4.9M

TeleLifter fully extended to 19M


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On-site Glazing Equipment

On-site Glazing Equipment

14 slot collapsible site tooth trolley in down position for transportation

Collapsible site tooth trolley for DGU storage and movement on-site

1.1M x 1.1M collapsible site L-frame trolley

The Glass Racking Company provides a range of on-site glazing carrying equipment. This equipment is designed to assist on-site glass and window workers to move items from their vehicles closer to the place of installation. By taking the weight of multiple units the staff reduce the time taken to lift and carry individual items. There is also a health and safety benefit with reduce fatigue and risk of injury. The Collapsible site tooth trolley is a 14 unit trolley designed for moving DGUs from the vehicle to the point of installation. The trolley folds down for ease of transporting, and folds up to support up to 14 DGUs in a trolley with pneumatic wheels to allow easier access across site debris, cobbled paths, and the like. The trolley can be pulled up gutters, and at only 600mm wide passes through most gateways. These trolleys are very popular with retrofit double glazers. The 1.1M x 1.1M collapsible site L-frame trolley is designed as a multi-purpose site trolley. The rear L-frame removes for transportation, as do the safety arms. At 600mm wide, with a 330mm ledge, and four quality USA castors rated at 460kg each this trolley can be loaded with significant glass loads. Units can overhang the trolley lengthways. Units loaded onto the L-frame can be moved around a site to the point of installation.

Tilting trolley for site work

Benefits include : • Health and Safety when dealing with heavy and fragile products • Time savings in labour • Reduced fatigue • Protection of the product with less likelihood of damage • Cost effective solutions The Glass Racking Company also manufactures tilting trolleys for site work, and folding site trestles. These are designed to assist with completion of manufacturing processes while at site.

Site trestle in the folded up position for use

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Factory Glass Lifting Systems

Factory Glass Lifting Systems

500kg jib crane (shown with Armitech head)

14M x 5M single bridge lightweight crane system

The Glass Racking Company provides a range of factory glass lifting solutions including Light Rail Overhead crane systems, gantry cranes, jib cranes, crane forks and packlifters. The Glass Racking Company Light Rail Overhead crane system is a freestanding system designed for up to 1000kg lift weight, ideal for loading and unloading sheet glass within a factory or dispatch area. The combination of German designed and manufactured Helm technology with a locally designed and fabricated supporting structure provides a tailored and cost effective solution. Benefits of this system include : • Assists factory staff to move large items between machinery and to load/unload vehicles, reducing man hours and possible injury • The hook allows use of a range of securing options such as glass sucker banks, and slings • Can operate underneath a large factory crane • Ease of use for staff • Freestanding design means no connection to the building structure which reduces engineering requirements and allows easy relocation to a new building • Simplicity of design • Installation is cost effective • Individually designed to fit the space and workflow of the facility • Very reliable

2.5 ton pack lifter for 3660 x 2440 packs

Packilfter load retention fingers

The Glass Racking Company crane forks assist staff to move trolleys of glass around the factory, with the ability to load them onto a covered vehicle. The Glass Racking Company packlifters enable staff to lift and move packs of glass in a safe and secure manner, while speeding the load and unload times. The new Jumbo glass safety packilfter has many new safety features. Further information is available at www.theglassrackingcompany.com including: • The Glass Racking Company brochure “Total Glass Handling Solutions” • Videos of The Glass Racking Company light rail overhead crane systems and Packlifters in operation within glass factories Jumbo glass safety packlifter

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Glass Product Displays

Glass Product Display Systems

50mm single mast display

38mm single mast display

75mm single mast display

35mm double mast display

The Glass Racking Company provides a range of Glass Product Display Systems for the showrooms of glass and window companies to present and demonstrate a suppliers range of glass options. The displays are powdercoated steel displays to support the weight of glass on display and look professional. The design focuses on the glass rather than the display with maximum glass and minimum structure visible to the customers. The design means that showroom staff can quickly and easily change the glass panes on display as new products are released and others are discontinued. Being modular means that display systems can be configured to suit a glass product range or showroom space available. Modularity also means that more banks of glass display can be added at a later date as space or increased range becomes available. Hand activated heat displays for 3 x DGU types

The Glass Racking Company assists companies with specialist displays for tradeshows and events requiring a high-tech glass display. The Glass Racking Company supplies Double Glaze Unit heat displays. Customers place their hand on the units which activates a heat source underneath a glass barrier. Over time the glass heats up and transfers heat to the customers hand. By having multiple units, each with a different glass barrier (such as single glaze, standard double glaze and Low-E Argon double glaze) the customer can easily experience the thermal barrier properties of each type of glass. Benefits include • The Glass Racking Company displays are designed and built by a company and people that understand the needs of the glass industry • Quality design and build portraying the best image to your customers • Options for most budgets

Push button operated Double glaze heat displays

Further information is available at www.theglassrackingcompany.com, including : • The Glass Racking Company brochure “Glass Product Display Systems”

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This section covers accessories which The Glass Racking Company market as commodity items in the New Zealand market. In some cases we are the NZ agent for these products. All accessories are stocked items available for immediate delivery. Additional items not shown include all glass and window transportation componentry. Discounts apply for bulk purchases.

Accessories

CarryMate Grips. Used for assisting lifting of DGU’s, glass, window frames, and other flat panel products. Set of 2. Lifting capacity of 100kg per unit.

Accessories

Accessories

Trestle Topper. Used for placing atop existing workshop trestles to provide a durable non-marking bearing surface. Not for use on vehicles. Supplied cut to length with end caps.

CarryMate Portman. Used for lifting of doors and other items into place. Design allows for rotational positioning once lifted. Lifting capacity of 120kg per unit.

Profoams. Used for seperating window frames while in storage, transportation, or as part of the Window Transportation System. Manufactured in non-marking copolymer to provide resistance pressure when compressed. Units are 200mm long with a slot to suit 19mm, 25mm and 30mm reveals.

Quality castors. 150mm diameter, rated for 460kg load each, proven track record on The Glass Racking Company trolleys for many years. Bearing has grease nipple, as does the swivel providing for long life. Very high quality castors suited to the window and glass industries.

XL Profoams. Used for seperating doors and commercial suite window frames while in storage, transportation, or as part of the Window Transportation System. Manufactured in non-marking copolymer to provide resistance pressure when compressed. Units are 200mm long with a slot to suit 40mm widths.

Profoam corners. Designed foir clipping over joinery corners. Used for separating window frames and doors while in storage, transportation and as part of the Window Transportation System. Available in standard and XL sizes.

Series 3 Scissor Clamp. Used for securing the top of a glass load on a glass transportation vehicle supplied by The Glass Racking Company. Series 3 Scissor Clamps use a locking cam system, and are available for replacement and upgrades to existing TGRC racks.

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Foot brake. 150mm heavy duty with proven track record on The Glass Racking Company harp trolleys. Step plate to action lifting and locking action. Zinc plated finish with rubber pad. Very high quality foot brake suited to the window and glass industries.

Safety Arms and Mark II safety arms for factory trolleys. Used for securing glass items to a factory trolley to allow safe movement around a factory. Zinc coated orange for high visibility with the bearing surface clad in our nonmarking polymer. Fits all recent trolleys, with the ability to retrofit to other existing trolleys. Units are 750mm tall.


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Tips on the Website

Here’s some suggested things to checkout at www. theglassrackingcompany.com :

Tips on The Glass Racking Company website

1. If you’re a first time caller and don’t yet know much about The Glass Racking Company click on the “About Us” button on the blue bar and then click the arrow on the video to view a company profile. 2. Click on the “On-line training” button on the blue bar on the home page to view videos of how to use our products. Some customers use these to train their staff. 3. Click on the “Subscribe to our monthly newsletter” button on the blue bar on the home page to do just that. Then click the “Please click here to email” link to send us your contacts so we can subscribe you to our New Zealand Glass and Window newsletter. 4. Click on “Barx’s Glass Blog” on the right hand side of the home page. This is a weekly entry on a topic of interest to the glass and window industries. Barx’s Glass Blogs for the last year are all listed. Have a read! 5. Choose the “New Zealand” site by clicking on the green map of NZ. This will take you to a directory which is accessed by clicking headings on a blue bar. In the NZ site you’ll get product measurements in metric, all vehicles are right hand drive, and many of the products you know and love aren’t yet available or stocked in our offshore branches. 6. Click on the “Facebook” logo at the bottom of the home page to join us on our social networking site. We are also active on LinkedIn. 7. Click on the “Youtube” logo at the bottom of the homepage to view all of our videos online 8. When browsing through the website you’ll see that some pictures have an arrow in the middle, and on some pictures the cursor arrow becomes a hand when the cursor passes over the picture. This denotes additional informaton, usually a video, available with the click-through. A video may take a moment to load so please be patient. Some customers have Youtube blocked in their computer systems. If you’re unabe to view videos online at our website this may be the case for you. Either talk to your IT staff, or contact Ian or Bryn to arrange options.

If you ever need any help navigating the website, or have suggestions for things we could do to make it even better for you to use, please call either Ian or Bryn on 03-3603373.

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Christchurch Team

Samantha Thompson, Director, Office Manager

Warwick Styles, Product Development

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TGRC Christchurch team

The Glass Racking Company Christchurch Head Office


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Off-Shore Branches

The Glass Racking Company Off-Shore Branches

Vancouver branch Seattle branch

UK/Europe

Kansas, Unruh Fab

Los Angleles, Weldco

Sydney branch Bunbury branch Victoria branch

Queensland branch Auckland branch Christchurch

If these solutions are right for your business call now!

Ian Barker

Bryn Thompson

Director Business Development

CEO, Founder

Phone 03-3603373 option 2

Phone 03-3603373 option 1

Mobile 021-529193

Mobile 0274-344956

Fax 03-3603374

Fax 03-3603374

Email ian@theglassrackingcompany.com

Email bryn@theglassrackingcompany.com

Skype ian.metalcraft

Skype bryn.metalcraft

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