With a statement 1,000m2 stand Bohle’s offer at this year’s event formed a ‘micro exhibition’ in its own right, showcasing the latest innovations in glass hardware, processing tools, consumables and machinery technology.
This included MasterTrack Bohle’s new highly engineered and flexible internal sliding door system, which combines exceptionally smooth and ultra-quiet running with a series of significant installation efficiencies. Fitted in as little as 10-minutes and requiring no glass processing to install, it’s able to accommodate glass thickness from 8mm to 12.76mm and maximum sash weights of up to 150kg utilizing a single wall mounted or ceiling hung track.
“The running carriages are positioned flush with the edge of the glass”, explained Bohle Managing Director, Dave Broxton. “There’s no measuring or glass processing involved. Glass is simply clamped between specially developed reprocessed cork pads and tightened to a specific torque.
“Those visiting the stand at Glasstec this year also saw the fact that the system is modular as a real advantage, with a single track profile across 60kg, 80kg, 120kg and 150kg, cited as another key advantage. The response we received was exceptional even for a new product launch.” The slim sightline system is available in aluminium, stainless steel, black and anthracite grey finishes.
Hardware colour and finish formed a key feature throughout Bohle’s offer at this year’s show, including its new range of coloured bathroom and shower hinges. Developed in partnership with bathroom specialist Grohe, the Europe shower hinge isnow available in either brushed or polished finishes in Chrome, Nickel, Bronze, Gold or Graphite, all feature a specially developed PVD coating, guaranteeing through-life performance.
“We also saw incredible interest in our range of sedimentors, taking 10 orders at the show, as people switch on to the benefits to edge quality and performance that they deliver, in addition to significant cost savings”, said Broxton.
An alternative to centrifugal water cleaning systems and trimming around 10% off the cost of downtime and around 30% more tool life, while increasing capacity Bohle sedimentors can pay back against purchase costs in as little as a year, while also improving product quality.
Bohle manufactures and supplies three different sedimentors, the 2.4, which has a filling quantity of 2100 litres, the 1.0, (1,000 litres) and the 0.3, which has a filling capacity of 320 litres.
The Bohle showcase also profiled its’ industry leading UV bonding, surface protection, consumables, machine tools, vacuum technology and glass processing tools. This included its high-intensity lightweight UV hand held lamp, which significantly reduces bonding times and delivers increased flexibility in on-site applications, plugging directly into the mains power supply. UV output comes in at 200 mW/cm2 – making it ideal for use where a high strength bond is required for example, fixing hinges to double mirror panels. It’s also been tested by Bohle to deliver pre-cures (30%) in 30-seconds. Full cures can be achieved in as little as three minutes. “The real advantage is that it operates at 110volts as well as 240volts, which makes it suitable for use in on-site applications”, continued Broxton.
“Glasstec was really positive for all of us who attended. There were a lot of glass processors and IGU manufacturers from the UK and without exception, they were there to make significant capital investments in machinery and tooling. I personally came away feeling very positive about the future.”