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Products for the Flat Glass and Fenestration Industries

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CEO

Bryn Thompson About us 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 fenestration industries. The products include glass carrying trucks, vans and pickups, glass handling carts, 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 15 aluminum 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, Vancouver, Melbourne and Perth. Feedback from the “global” industry now feeds product development. 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.

Bryn Thompson founded Metalcraft Engineering with his wife Samantha in 1991. Bryn’s background as a trained fitter/welder combined with Samantha’s organizational and financial skills allowed the business to establish itself financially and attain steady growth in a challenging market. As CEO Bryn continues to lead the company and is actively involved in sales, marketing and “I’ve been fortunate to partner product development. with many clever people from Customer interaction is key to success at The Glass Racking Company, with the management team committed to “getting out on the road” to visit customers at their sites, to understand their businesses.

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.

Customers appreciate Bryn spending time with them on their sites developing solutions specific for their business, and helping with installations as and where required.

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.

Bryn is in his mid-forties, and with Samantha has two daughters in their later teens.

I challenge you to ask us to help you.”

Seattle Contacts Adam Keane

Recent history 2011 Establishment of branches in Queensland, Sydney and Bunbury in Australia, plus St Helens in the UK 2010 Continued investment in R&D, with 23 new products released, and investment in new product dies 2010 Winners of the Readers Choice Award for best Transportation and Handling product for 2010 by US Glass Magazine 2010 Finalists in Canterbury Innovation Award, Canterbury Export Awards, and NZIBA Emerging Industry Leader 2010 Established a branch in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 2009 Release of www.theglassrackingcompany.com website with extensive text, photos and video footage of products

Vice President, Sales Phone (206) 763-7811 Cell (206) 391-6684 Fax (206) 763-8836 Email adam@theglassrackingcompany.com Skype adam.alliedbody 625 South 96th Street Seattle WA 98108

Rich Minice Phone (206) 763-7811 Cell (206) 391-6688 Fax (206) 763-8836 Email Rich@theglassrackingcompany.com 625 South 96th Street Seattle WA 98108

2009 Established a branch in Seattle, Washington, USA 2009 Established branches in Melbourne and Perth, Australia 2009 Release of extensive range of products for the Fenestration industry 2007 Investment in CNC router and 3D CAD system

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CATALOG PURPOSE This catalog has been designed to provide our customers and prospects with a comprehensive overview of our range of products for the glass and fenestration industries. The catalog will be updated annually as new products are released and new information is to hand. Information supporting this catalog can be found at : 1. Face to face meetings : We 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 USA specific 4 page brochures describe our products in detail. They can be downloaded from the website or can be emailed or delivered by our sales team. 4. Youtube : We started 2011 with 73 videos on Youtube and we will have over 100 by the end of the year. Search by product name 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 our sales team. One strength of The Glass Racking Company is our ability to tailor make solutions for our customers. This catalog shows and describes many of our core products. These are regularly tailored to meet our individual customers needs. If something in this catalog “almost” does what you’d like it to, please contact us to discuss your specific needs further.

Contents Consultancy, safety and training..................4, 5

Vehicle Internal van racks............................................6 External van racks ..........................................7 Pickups and open route trucks .......................8 Glass trailers ...................................................9 Site glazing trucks.........................................10 Covered glass trucks.....................................11 Glass A-Rack Transportation......................12,13 Window Transportation............................14,15 External spring loaded glass retaining pole ...16 Strap and Window poles, S3 Scissor clamp....17

Factory and Site Equipment Factory glass handling..............................18,19 IGU factory handling......................................20 Factory window handling.....................21,22,23 Glass storage and racking systems...............24 Site lifting glass carts and frames..................25 Glass cutting tables and transfer tables.....26,27 On-site glazing lifting equipment...................28 On-site glazing carrying equipment ..............29 Factory glass lifting systems.........................30 Glass product display systems.......................31 Accessories...................................................32 Tips on The Glass Racking Company website.33 The Seattle facility..........................................34 International Facilities ...................................35

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Consultancy, Safety, Training

Sample CAD of truck design

Typical glass factory floor layout showing major equipment items

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 and managers 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. This time and commitment is rarely charged for, with Adam, Bryn and Ian regularly travelling to progress projects across the west coast of the USA and further abroad as required.

Sample CAD of glass storage

Supporting our managers is a 3D Computer Aided Design (CAD) division which assists with the drawing and documentation of many aspects of a concept or design. Floor layouts, process flows, product designs, and any technical aspect of a solution can be drawn to show the detail and describe how the solution will work. Adam Keane is the Seattle branch Vice President and has a strong background in truck design and build. Adam is on the Board of Trustees of the National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) and an active member of the transportation and glass industries. Adam’s understanding of mechanical engineering, design and manufacture, coupled with his interpersonal and marketing skills make Adam a valuable member of our team.

Adam Keane (206) 763-7811

Bryn Thompson is the founder of The Glass Racking Company 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 industry has taught Bryn about factory layouts, glass transportation, and factory handling, and allow Bryn to acheive his goal of helping every customer he meets with new ideas for improvements. Ian Barker is a director and shareholder of The Glass Racking Company. Ian has been instrumental in understanding the needs of the fenestration industry and developing solutions specifically for that industry. Like Adam and Bryn, Ian is at his best when discussing customers needs and ideas for a new development. Bryn Thompson

Warwick is a shareholder, and Director of 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. Floor layouts, process flows, product designs, and any technical aspect of a solution can be drawn to show the detail and describe how the solution will work. Warwick also project manages some installations and is often seen at customer sites in a hands on role. Glass and window customers have told us that Consultancy, Health and Safety, and Training are three key areas where The Glass Racking Company adds value over and above being an equipment provider.

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Consultancy, Safety, Training

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. The results are typically used to drive improvement and change within a company and often have associated documentation for process and procedure, health and safety, and business practice.

Health and Safety Factory trolley safety arm

Health and Safety has gained prominance recently due to incidents, 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 20 years. These include safety arms on our factory carts, our securing systems for transportation of glass and windows, and all of our industry specific componentry. Creating safer products drives our product development.

Training Training staff on safe use of new packlifter

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 our sales team. The training systems are designed to maximize 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 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.

Further information is available by : • Contacting Adam Keane, Bryn Thompson or Ian Barker at The Glass Racking

Cover page of user guide

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Internal Van Racks

Internal Van Racks

71” x 71” Leaner

47” x 94” internal rack

The Glass Racking Company internal van racks are available for most makes and models of vans, with an extensive range of options available to allow the rack solution to be tailored to the individual needs of the customer. 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 straps. This solution for glass transportation has the lowest capital cost but requires the most labor.

47” x 94” internal rack

The Glass Racking Company internal rack is a complete external rack 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. Sliding pull-out racks are also available. 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 which can be either completed by a service company, or by the customer.

Dual 59” x 94” internal racks

A detailed description of the strap pole retention system used on The Glass Racking Company internal van racks is provided in section “Internal Strap Glass Retaining Pole”. The Glass Racking Company also supplies purpose built windshield racks. Our windshield racks use soft foam covered aluminum poles to separate the windshields. A cam shaped securing nob at the top of each pole is turned and tightened against the windshield. The poles are removable and can be stacked flat to reduce the need for space in the vehicle. Removing the center poles also provides an area for storage of bulk broken windshields when returning to home base for disposal. Sliding pull-out A-frame rack

Further information is available at www.theglassrackingcompany.com, including : • The Glass Racking Company brochures “Van Racks” and “Windshield racks” • Videos of The Glass Racking Company van rack walk arounds and windshield rack walkarounds • “Online Training” videos of using the strap pole and polymer blocks system to secure a glass load These racks are supplied with a user guide and warranty document 10 bay collapsible windshield rack

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External Van Racks

External Van Racks

86” x 134” external van rack

76’ x 114’ external van rack

76” x 114” external van rack

76” x 114” external van rack

86” x 134” external van rack

The Glass Racking Company external van racks are available for most makes and models of vans, with an extensive range of options available to allow the rack solution to be tailored to the individual needs of the customer. Typical variables include • Choice of high spec’d Professional or Tradesman spec • Length, • Height, • Optional height extension, • Single or double sided, • Scissor clamps, and • Window tie-offs. A detailed description of the spring loaded pole retention system used on The Glass Racking Company van racks is provided in section “Spring Loaded Glass Retention Pole”. Key benefits of The Glass Racking Company van racks include : • Strength and weight carrying is provided by T6 aluminium extrusions for main rack construction, supported by galvanized steel top and bottom brackets • Significant volume carrying by maximizing ledge width and rack dimensions • Quick loading and unloading using non-marking polymer load retention blocks and S3 scissor clamps • Safety for users and other road users • Ease of repair and maintenance due to the rack 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 racks” • 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 spring loaded 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.

86” x 177 external van rack

These racks are supplied with a user guide and warranty document

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Lightweight Open Deck

Pickups and Open Route trucks

Triple Pickup rack with height adjustment up

Triple Pickup rack with height extension down

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 pickup racks • Lightweight box racks • Flat bed lightweight A-frames These racks are available for most makes and models of pickups, 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 tie-offs.

8’ U-frame pickup truck

8’ A-frame pickup rack

Pickup racks can be either mounted to an existing (usually factory provided) pickup bed, or The Glass Racking Company can provide a complete deck and racks which mount directly to the bare chassis. 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 built solidly suiting glass carrying applications. A detailed description of the pole retention system used on The Glass Racking Company pickup and pickup racks is provided in section “Sprung Glass Retention Poles” (the features are the same for vans and pickups)

11.5’ Open route truck

Further information is available at www.theglassrackingcompany.com, including : • The Glass Racking Company brochures “Pickup glass racks”, “Light Trucks”, and “Van racks” • 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. These vehicles are supplied with a user guide and warranty document

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Glass Trailers

Glass Trailers

Glass Trailers

10’ tarp sided glass trailer

34.5’ tandem axle glass trailer 10’ tarp sided 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. The 10’ glass trailer has a 10’ 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 A-Rack into the trailer using a winch which is mounted in the front of the trailer. The sides are tarped to protect the load and allow for advertising. 20’ tandem axle Jumbo glass trailer

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 24 inches 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 custom fitted 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.

10’ 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. Written user guides are available at the time of purchase

12’ customized hardsided site trailer with crawler

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Site Glazing Trucks

Site Glazing Trucks

13’ Lightweight covered truck

15’ Contractor and 11.5’ Glazier

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. The Glass Racking Company has manufactured many 11.5’ and 15’ open site vehicles. The 11.5’ Glazier is a 11.5’ open body with a lockable workshop with large internal and external glass racks. The 15’ 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. The 11.5’ Glazier has similar overall dimensions to a van with double racks 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 good sized lockable storage area plus the internal racks, and roof racks for transportation of ladders and extrusions. This vehicle will still be working sites and transporting heavy glass loads long after most vans have been retired.

Customized Interior of a site truck

11.5’ Glazier site truck

Both the 11.5’ Glazier and the 15’ 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. Covered site trucks are also available plus The Glass Racking Company manufactures large site trucks with lifting frames, Hiabs, spider cranes, and demountable Moffets. 15’ Contractor site truck

Further information is available at www.theglassrackingcompany.com, including : • The Glass Racking Company brochures “11.5’ Glazier” and “15’ 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 spring loaded 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. Written user guides are available at the time of purchase 21’ site crane truck with demountable crane, 2 lifting A-Racks, and an enclosed glass rack.

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11.5’ x 94” Glass Truck

15.5’ x 102” Glass Truck

33’ x 106” Glass Truck

The Glass Racking Company has an extensive range of covered glass carriers spanning from 10’ bodies to 35’ bodies. The cab chassis configurations vary from 4x2 to 8x4. The majority of covered glass transporters are tarped to protect the load and provide advertizing space. 17’ x 114” Glass Truck

Bodies under 15’ 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 spring loaded pole retention system used on the external racks is found in section “Sping Loaded Glass Retention Poles”, and the strap pole retention system used on the internal racks is provided in section “Strap Glass Retention Poles”.

24.5’ x 106” Glass Truck

The Glass Racking Company often lengthens the chassis of trucks and add extra rear axles and wheels to meet the required size and weight carrying requirements of our customers. 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 crane, while the external racks are usually hand loaded with individual items.

29’ x 106” 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 tarps, and decal the tarps and cab. Full training can be provided (either face to face, in writing and 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 spring loaded 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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Covered Glass Trucks

Covered Glass Trucks


A-Rack Transportation

Glass A-Rack Transportation

5 bay Transport A-Rack Truck with demountable Moffett forklift

7 bay Transport A-Rack Truck (Trolley side) 6 bay Transport A-Rack Truck

The Glass Racking Company transport A-Rack 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 of transport A-Racks, purpose built trucks, and proven process and procedure. The A-Racks 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 A-Racks for added safety while in transit. The A-Racks 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 A-Rack Truck (Glass rack side)

At the customer site the A-Racks are unloaded, with the empty A-Racks from the previous day loaded onto the truck for return to the glass factory. Many window fabricators find these A-Racks useful for positioning the glass next to their sash tables and assembly rigs, and the loaded A-Racks are often crane lifted into building sites for site glazing. The transport A-Rack trucks have A-Racks 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 A-Racks and glass.

5 bay Transport A-Rack truck

The trucks carry a full set of retention poles for the maximum number of transport A-Racks 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 A-Rack truck would have enough poles for 5 trolleys, but the truck would manage at least 15 A-Racks (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.

29’ body with two rear Transport A-Racks

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A-Rack Transportation

10 bay Transport A-Rack Truck

While the A-Racks 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 and hence should only be used while in factories. This is the same safety arm as used in our factory carts - they are very popular for transport A-Racks as the lean of the glass is 5 degrees as opposed to 10 degrees for factory carts, and hence there is a greater need for retention within the factory. 79” x 67” Transport A-Rack

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 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 A-Racks at the customer site. This minimizes disruption to the customer (often a window fabricator) and also allows the glass company to provide the transport A-Rack system to customers who don’t have an overhead crane or forklift.

Multi-purpose tarped truck with Transport A-Racks and demountable window frames

The Glass Racking Company has been supplying the glass industry with transport A-Rack solutions for many years, and has developed many processes and procedures to assist customers to maximize the benefit received through using The Glass Racking Company system. Further information is available at www.theglassrackingcompany.com, including : • The Glass Racking Company brochure “Transport A-Rack system” • Videos of The Glass Racking Company transport A-Racks 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 A-Rack, using CarryMate lifters to load glass on and off a transport A-Rack, and transport A-Racks being loaded and unloaded from a truck Written user guides are available at the time of purchase

4400 lb Crane Forks

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Window Transportation

20’ fixed A-frame window trailer with a load of window frames 20’ fixed A-frame window trailer showing the pole securing system, and rear load ramp out

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. No hard surface touches the window frames while in transit, and the window frames do not require wrapping. 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 wrapping, ropes, straps and carpet. The users load the window frames onto the structure placing the profoams (window protection foams) 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 strap is then placed around the entire load.

Closeup showing window frames, profoams and pole

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.

8” profoam for between windows when stacked for transportation (Standard and XL sizes)

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 Further information is available at www.theglassrackingcompany.com, including : • The Glass Racking Company brochure “Window Transportation System” and “Fixed A-frame trailer” and “Profoams”. • 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 Written user guides are available at the time of purchase

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Pole top showing strap, hook and lock

Pole bottom showing snub block and tongue

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Window Transportation

Window Transportation System


20’ U-frame traditional Window truck with external glass rack 23’ tarp sided Window Transportation truck with demountable frames

10’ demountable T-frame with Window Transportation System

The Glass Racking Company designs and builds a comprehensive range of window transport vehicles for customers requiring open trucks, covered trucks, trailers, pickups and vans. Options include demountable frames and fixed structures. 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. 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 and the frame is processed 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. Fixed structures. These are typically either A-frames, T-frames or U-frames which are connected directly to the vehicle. 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 window frame load. The deck is usually marine grade plywood.

10’ demountable A-frame with Window Transportation System

The Glass Racking Company retrofits existing vehicles 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” 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 Written user guides are available at the time of purchase

Triple rack with Window Transportation System on internal rack

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Window Transport ation

15’ Window truck with retrofit Window Transportation System


Retention Poles

External Spring Loaded Glass Retaining Pole The external spring loaded glass retaining pole is used to secure glass loads to the external racks of vans, pickups, trucks and trailers manufactured by The Glass Racking Company. 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 spring loaded 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. Options include : • The height is configured to suit the application. Typically vans and pickups are 76” and 86”, and trucks are 94” to 104” to suit stock sheets. • Height extension is available on the open vehicles (typically vans, pickups and open site trucks) and is typically 20” extension in five increments for both the rack and the poles • The S3 scissor clamp is an optional extra

Top pole locator on spring loaded pole

Non-marking polymer glass securing blocks

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 tarps possible Further information is available at www.theglassrackingcompany.com, including: • The Glass Racking Company brochures “Van racks”, “Pickups” 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 spring loaded 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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The Internal strap glass retaining pole has the same pole extrusion, same bottom retaining tongue, and same blue polymer block system as the External spring loaded pole. The difference is in the top securing method which uses a strap and cleat with a locking system.

Strap at top of Strap pole

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 spring loaded pole.

Window Retaining Pole The Window retention pole uses the same components as the spring loaded and strap poles, but instead of the blue polymer glass retaining blocks the window retention pole uses a full length foam sheath. The foam sheath holds all parts of the window (aluminum or PVC 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 minimized. The pole system reduces the time required to load and unload window frames from a vehicle.

Window retention foam, snub block and tongue

Optional S3 Scissor Clamp This components role is to work with the non-marking polymer glass retention blocks to provide additional securing. The S3 scissor clamps are of most benefit for retaining glass loads where there are few tall glass lites and many shorter lites as the S3 scissor clamp provides greater reach for retaining between the top of the pole and the top of the glass load. The S3 scissor clamps can be folded flat and flush with the pole where glass loads of similar sized glass lites are being secured. In all positions the S3 scissor clamp has minimal protrusion from the external spring loaded glass retaining pole and hence does not affect the external dimensions of the vehicle or have parts that could catch and damage tarps.

Scissor clamp in open position

The nose piece is supported by dual arms connected to a sliding assembly and locked with simple over center 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

Scissor clamp in locked or closed position

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Retention Systems

Internal Strap Glass Retaining Pole


Factory Glass Handling

Factory Glass Handling

157” x 98” L-frame cart showing 57” safety arms in position

35” x 43” A-frame cart

79” x 47” A-frame cart

The Glass Racking Company provides a range of factory glass handling carts for the glass and fenestration industries. Features of all The Glass Racking Company factory handling carts include : • Manufactured in mild steel for strength and durability • Hot dip galvanized (or pre-galv for some large items) for longevity and appearance • High quality casters rated for suitable loading of glass product for longevity • Polymer bearing surfaces to protect the glass or window load • Where appropriate the carts have load securing safety arms. The Glass Racking Company factory glass handling carts 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 carts, and training systems can greatly reduce the likelihood of injury. 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 cart. 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 cart and make the loading and unloading process easier. Safety arms are also available for transport A-Racks when being processed within a factory and at customer sites. Some companies make use of the safety arms mandatory within their company’s health and safety rules.

79” x 75” A-frame cart

Raised A-frame cart

The most common standard sized carts are : 35” x 43” A-frame cart 79” x 47” A-frame cart 79” x 75” A-frame cart These common standard sized carts are often available as stock items. Non-stock sized carts are built to order with a leadtime of around 20 working days from the time of order, subject to factory loading. 30 slot IGU tooth cart

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Factory Glass Handling

50 slot single glaze door panel cart

18 slot IGU Z cart

38 slot IGU Z cart

The single glaze harp carts are typically used for pairing lites prior to double glaze production. These carts 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 lites and reduce markings and scratches to the glass. Single glaze harp carts with additional pins at the top are available for storing taller units such as door panel glass. IGU harp carts have the same HDPE plastic base as the single glaze carts but with a wider routered slot for IGU retention. These units are typically used for placement of IGUs direct off the production line. Traditionally IGU harp carts have been popular with window fabricators and glass shops wanting to store IGUs, but with the advent of the tooth based storage systems (see page 22) this is becoming less popular. 50 slot single glaze harp cart

Tooth carts 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 carts 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 catalog is not intended to provide a complete listing of all our products. 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.

10 finger horizontal cart

The Glass Racking Company can design and build carts specifically to suit your needs. Further information is available at www.theglassrackingcompany.com, including : • The Glass Racking Company brochures “Glass handling solutions”, “Factory carts”, and “Total glass handling solutions” • Videos of The Glass Racking Company carts including walk arounds, and operation of the safety arms. • “Online training” videos of using safety arms on the factory carts.

Screen pin rack cart

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IGU Factory Handling

IGU spacer bar box T rack

IGU spacer bar storage

The Glass Racking Company provides a range of factory handling equipment specifically for IGU factories. The Glass Racking Company does not supply IGU machinery, but provides equipment and systems to assist with maximizing the efficiency and productivity of the main equipment.

IGU tilting roller transfer table

The range includes : • Storage systems for bulk spacer bars • Single glaze harp carts for pairing lites • Storage and handling systems for shaped spacer bars • IGU carts for post IGU production The Glass Racking Company IGU factory handling equipment makes extensive use of polymer bearing surfaces to protect the glass load. We also galvanize or powdercoat most products for longevity and appearance. IGU spacer bar cart

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

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

IGU spacer bar tree

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DGU Factory Handling

IGU factory handling


75” x 70” cut length tree cart

47” flat bed cut length cart 15’ x 70” cut length tree cart

The Glass Racking Company provides a range of factory handling equipment designed specifically for the window fabrication industry.

Protop mounted to an existing window fabrication trestle

The Glass Racking Company cut length tree cart provides horizontal storage and movement of aluminum and PVC 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 cart is 75” long and 70” tall. The Glass Racking Company also manufactures a 15’ long tree cart which is typically used by Window Fabricators servicing the commercial market or for storage and movement of packs of aluminum and PVC. Some customers prefer the flat bed cut length cart. Protop is a polymer bearing surface housed in a T6 aluminum extrusion which can be secured onto the top of existing tables and work benches. Protop provides a superior work surface to the carpet and cardboard most commonly used by the industry as it doesn’t hold shavings and small joint sealer which can lead to scratching and damage. Protop is sold cut to length, and supplied with end caps. Some customers also use this product for upgrading existing glass and window bearing surfaces such as those on vehicles and existing storage systems. Vertical Aluminum and PVC storage is provided in The Glass Racking Company racks. These racks provide a leaning storage system which is clad in polymer and foam rubber to protect the aluminum and 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.

13’ x 20’ aluminum and PVC vertical storage rack (custom sized)

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 cart”, “Carrymate grips”,“Portman XL”, and “Solutions for the Fenestration Industries” • Videos of The Glass Racking Company Carrymate grips being used • “Online training” videos of using the Carrymate grips to load and unload a cart

Carrymate grips

Portman XL

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Factory Window Handling

Factory Window Handling


Factory Window Handling

30 slot tooth IGU cart

Collage of our products

Factory Window Handling

Tooth holding an IGU in a toaster style rack IGU held in place by teeth. Wider IGUs are secured by the edges of the teeth, and ride higher.

The Glass Racking Company provides a comprehensive suite of window factory handling products to support the main equipment such as saws, CNC machines, and punches. The range includes storage systems for raw product and finished goods, carts for between processes, tables, trestles, benches, and equipment for lifting and loading vehicles. A unique component for double glaze storage and handling is the Metalcraft Tooth. The shape of the tooth ensures that IGUs (and sashes and other flat product) lock into position for storage and movement around the factory. Benefits include : • IGUs and sashes are stored like a toaster (not like a sandwitch) 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

Freestanding 40 slot fixed tooth door or sash storage system

The tooth provides for IGUs of 3/4” to 1 3/8” in width to be secured. With spacers added between the teeth, sashes which have greater widths can be stored in the same way. Our standard range of products includes both fixed and cart solutions. The Tooth carts come in three standard sizes to suit most needs. The carts are manufactured in mild steel, hot dip galvanized for longevity and appearance, and have two swivel and two fixed quality 6 inch casters.

Freestanding 40 slot fixed tooth sash storage system

Tooth carts which are stock items most often available for immediate delivery : • 47” x 47” x 27” 20 slot Sash tooth cart • 47” x 47” x 27” 30 slot IGU tooth cart • 63” x 55” x 35” 40 slot IGU tooth cart 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 IGUs, sashes and door units provides for many solutions to meet the specific needs of the factory. Wall mounted fixed tooth IGU storage system showing safety arms

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Window Trestles / Sash

Factory Window Handling

Fixed tooth rack showing IGU storage

Fixed tooth rack for both IGUs and sashes

Sashes fit snuggly into the tooth system

Reduction of rework is a key benefit of the tooth system for storing and retaining sashes and doors. The tooth keeps the units separated to prevent hard surfaces touching them, and also stores them like a toaster allowing access without the need to move other units. 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 nonmarking polymer bearing surface to reduce the scratches and damage that can occur when shavings and small joint sealer stick in the carpet and cardboard most commonly used as bearing surfaces.

Window trestle showing height extension and castors

Options for window factory trestles include : • Overall length (typically 98” or 122”) • Top bar design (single bar or ladder configuration) • Length extensions • Height adjustment • Casters or rubber feet • Single or ladder top frame 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

Custom built manual tilt window assembly table

The Glass Racking Company supplies a site trestle which is similar in design to the factory trestles but manufactured in aluminum, and with a folding capability for easier transportation. The Glass Racking Company also supplies a manual tilting assembly table for those window fabricators that want an easier and safer way to tilt a window from horizontal to vertical and back during fabrication, glazing, or for loading/unloading. Further information is available at www.theglassrackingcompany.com, including : • The Glass Racking Company brochures “Solutions for the Fenestration Industry”, “Factory and Site trestles”, “Tooth IGU cart”, and “Tooth IGU Fixed storage”, “Tooth carts”, “Tooth fixed storage” • Videos of The Glass Racking Company tooth systems including walk arounds

Site trestle with legs folded down, and in “low” position

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Glass Storage and Racking Solutions

Glass Storage

12 bay 205” x 122” concertina rack

10 bay 126” x 71” concertina rack

20 bay 157” x 98” 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.

118” x 16” x 14” ledge swing rack

138” x 79” 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.

149” x 98” swing rack

Concertina racks are typically used for bulk storage of stock sheets, while Swing racks are typically used for job lots such as those loaded off a IGU line, in a window fabrication factory, or glazing business. The Glass Racking Company also manufactures crane loader L-frame racks, toaster racks, obscure racks, and general storage systems.

Crane loader L-frame racks

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.

Toaster storage

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94” x 75” Lifting cart

79” x 67” Lifting cart

118” x 83” Lifting cart

The Glass Racking Company provides a range of site lifting carts 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. Lifting frames have flat bases that allow them to be sat in position on site. Lifting carts have quality 6” casters 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 carts and frames are used for overhead crane lifting, while slots in the base are for forklift access and lifting. All carts and frames have a galvanized finish for longevity and appearance, and come with a complete set of strap retention poles similar to those used on our transportation systems. The standard sized trolleys and frames are : • 79” x 67” A-frame with 4000lbs lifting capacity and 8 retention poles • 87” x 75” A-frame with 4000lbs lifting capacity and 8 retention poles • 94” x 75” A-frame with 4000lbs lifting capacity and 8 retention poles • 118” x 98” A-frame with 5000lbs lifting capacity and 8 retention poles

79” x 77” Lifting frame (no casters and feet made to fit into a factory dolley for manoeuvring)

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 carts and frames”

Factory Dolley

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Site Lifting Carts

Site Lifting Glass Carts & Frames


Manual Glass Cutting Tables

157” x 98” Fixed glass cutting

177” x 98” Manual cutting table with full length breaker bar 118” x 79” 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 (non-air) 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 6” 1000lb rated casters to allow the tables to be moved around the factory between freefalls and workspaces 118” x 79” 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.

Foor 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”

78” x 39” ball transfer table

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Glass Cutting Tables

Manual Glass Cutting Tables


138” x 98” Fixed glass cutting table

138” x 98” 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. 158” x 118” load arm air transfer

153” x 118” 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 6” 1000 lb rated casters to allow the tables to be moved around the factory between freefalls and workspaces • The air system is configured to float up to 3/4” 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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Air Cutting Tables

Air Glass Cutting Tables & Transfer Tables


On-Site Glazing Lifting

On-site glazing

On-site Glazing Lifting Equipment

GlassBoy 330 with 730lb lift hoist collapsible site trolley

3 wheeled robotic hoist with turning and driving rear wheel

The Glass Racking Company provides a range of on-site glazing lifting equipment. This equipment 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 730lb 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 locally 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 motorized lifting systems • Lifters with multiple 44 lb counterweights for ease of transportation, movement, and assembly • Trailer mounted lifters • Driveable lifters

GlassMax 500 with 16’ lift height

Benefits include : • Health and Safety when dealing with heavy and fragile products • Time savings in labor to lift and position items on-site • Cost effective solutions Availability of some items limited by licensing.

Winlet 350

Swivelling head

GlassMax 250 fully extended to 16’

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14 slot collapsible site tooth cart in down position for transportation

Collapsible site tooth cart for IGU storage and movement on-site

43” x 43” collapsible site L-frame cart

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 cart is a 14 unit cart designed for moving IGUs from the vehicle to the point of installation. The cart folds down for ease of transporting, and folds up to support up to 14 IGUs in a cart with pneumatic wheels to allow easier access across site debris, cobled paths, and the like. The cart can be pulled up steps, and at only 24” wide passes through most gateways. These carts are very popular with retrofit double glazers. The 43” x 43” collapsible site L-frame cart is designed as a multi-purpose site cart. The rear L-frame removes for transportation, as do the safety arms. At 24” wide, with a 13” ledge, and four quality 6” casters rated at 1000 lb each this cart can be loaded with significant glass loads. Units can overhang the cart lengthways. Units loaded onto the L-frame can be moved around a site to the point of installation.

Tilting cart for site work

Benefits include : • Health and Safety when dealing with heavy and fragile products • Time savings in labor • Reduced fatigue • Protection of the product with less likelihood of damage • Cost effective solutions The Glass Racking Company also manufactures tilting carts 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 down position for transportation

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On-site Glazing Carrying

On-site Glazing Carrying Equipment


Factory Glass Lifting

Factory Glass Lifting Systems

1100 lb jib crane (shown with Armitech head)

23’ x 16’ double 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 2200 lbs 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

Pack lifter

Packilfter load retention fingers

The Glass Racking Company crane forks assist staff to move A-Racks 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 5000 lb glass safety packlifter

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2” single mast display

1 1/2” single mast display

3” single mast display

1 1/2” 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 IGU types

The Glass Racking Company assists companies with specialized 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 IGU and Low-E Argon IGU) 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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Glass Product Displays

Glass Product Display Systems


Accessories

This section covers accessories which The Glass Racking Company supply as commodity items in the USA market. In some cases we are the USA agent for these products. Most accessories are stocked items available for immediate delivery. Additional items not shown include all glass and window transportation componentry. Discounts apply for bulk purchases. CarryMate Grips. Used for assisting lifting of DGU’s, glass, window frames, and other flat panel products. Set of 2. Lifting capacity of 220 lbs per unit.

CarryMate Portman. Used for lifting of doors and other items into place. Design allows for rotational positioning once lifted. Lifting capacity of 440 lbs per unit.

Accessories

Accessories

Protop. Used for placing atop existing workshop tables and benches to provide a durable nonmarking bearing surface. Supplied cut to length with end caps.

Polymer top hat bearing surface. Used for upgrading existing vehicles to provide a durable non-marking bearing surface. Supplied cut to length with end caps.

Profoams. Used for separating 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 8” long with a slot to suit common widths.

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 8” long with a slot to suit 1.5” widths.

Quality casters. 6” diameter, rated for 1000 lb load each, proven track record on The Glass Racking Company carts for many years. Bearing has grease nipple, as does the swivel providing for long life. Very high quality castors suited to the fenestration and glass industries.

Safety Arms for factory carts. Used for securing glass items to a factory cart to allow safe movement around a factory. Zinc coated orange for high visibility with the bearing surface clad in our non-marking polymer. Fits all recent carts, with the ability to retrofit to other existing carts. Units are 27” tall.

Series 3 Scissor Clamp. Used for securing the top of a glass load on a glass transportation vehicle supplied by The Glass Racking Company.

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Foot brake. 6” heavy duty with proven track record on The Glass Racking Company harp carts. 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.

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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 on the home page 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. Please click the option for “USA Glass and Window” by unclicking those which are not relevant. This will ensure you get the right newsletter and information. Please encourage others in your buisiness to do the same. 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 “USA” site by clicking on the green map of the USA. This will take you to a directory which is accessed by clicking headings on a blue bar. In the USA site you’ll get product measurements in imperial, and all vehicles are left hand drive. 6. Click on the “Readers Choice” logo at the bottom of the home page to be directed to the US Glass official website. 7. 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. 8. Click on the “Youtube” logo at the bottom of the homepage to view all of our videos online 9. When browsing through the website you’ll see that some pictures have an arrow in the middle. This denotes a video. Click on the arrow to view the video (it may take a moment to load so please be patient).

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 let us know at info@theglassrackingcompany.com

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Tips on the website

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Tips on The Glass Racking Company website


TGRC Christchurch team

Seattle Facility

The Glass Racking Company USA facility

Adam Keane Vice President, Sales Phone (206) 763-7811 Cell (206) 391-6684 Fax (206) 763-8836 Email adam@theglassrackingcompany.com 625 South 96th Street Seattle WA 98108

Rich Minice Phone (206) 763-7811 Cell (206) 391-6688 Fax (206) 763-8836 Email Rich@theglassrackingcompany.com 625 South 96th Street Seattle WA 98108

625 South 96th Street, Seattle, WA 98108 Ph (206) 763-7811 The Glass Racking Company has a branch in Seattle through a partnership with Allied Body. This facility provides sales and installation of The Glass Racking Company solutions, including transportation and factory handling equipment for the glass and fenestration industries. Staff at the Seattle branch have been trained and certified to sell and install The Glass Racking Company solutions, and are available to discuss options and solutions for your business. All staff at the Seattle branch pride themselves on customer service.

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Vancouver branch Seattle branch

Supertrucks, UK/Europe partner

Perth branch

Sydney branch

Victoria branch

Queensland branch Auckland branch Christchurch

Head Office Contacts 500A Wairakei Road, Harewood, Christchurch 8052, New Zealand Phone 0064 3 3603373 Fax 0064 3 3603374 www.theglassrackingcompany.com

Bryn Thompson

Ian Barker

Director, World Operations

Director Business Development

Phone (0064) 3 3603373 option 1

Phone (0064) 3 3603373 option 2

Cell (206) 391-6681

Cell (0064) 21 529193

Fax (0064) 3 3603374

Fax (0064) 3 3603374

Email bryn@theglassrackingcompany.com

Email ian@theglassrackingcompany.com

Skype bryn.metalcraft

Skype ian.metalcraft

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Off-Shore Branches

The Glass Racking Company Off-Shore Branches


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