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- Published: 30 July 2014 30 July 2014
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Antolini Luigi, Sega Di Cavaion, Italy, introduces A zerobact, the first treatment for natural stone that prevents the growth of bacteria and mold without the application of chemicals. A proprietary process based on ionization, it does not affect the sensory experience of the stone, because the treatment seeps in without altering the colors and properties. The treatment harmlessly enacts a bacteriostatic process; it is unaffected by external agents, including UV rays, and only requires neutral soap to clean. The process is certified by the U.S. EPA, and for food contact safety under NSF and EU guidelines.
CONTACT: Antolini Luigi, +39-045-6836611, antoliniusa.com
NEW QUARTZ SURFACES
Cambria, Le Sueur, Minn., introduces six new designs in its Marble™, Desert™ and Waterstone™ collections, bringing the company’s palette to 109 designs. From the Marble Collection, Fairbourne™ and Ramsey™ are inspired by the classic look of marble; with the Desert Collection, Manchester™, Dunmore™ and Kirkstead™ provide monochrome foundations with subtle sophistication; and, in the Waterstone Collection, Nevern™ offers dynamic designs to echo the tumultuous relationship between sand and rocky shores.
CONTACT: Cambria, 507-665–5003, cambriausa.com
Florida Tile, Lexington, Ky., introduces the Pebbles line of natural pebble mosaics for walls and floors. The handmade mosaics use a combination of rounded-surface and flat-surface textures; colors include Black Pearl, Cotton, Mixed Salad (browns, blacks and grays), Redwood, White Snowball and Yellow Stone. The product is available in 12” X 12” interlocking mesh-mounted mosaics for floors and walls, and 6” X 12” and 4” x 12” for walls. Decorative trim options are available in a 6” X 12” round version and a 4” x 12” standing pattern (stones are set on edge).
CONTACT: Florida Tile, 800-352-8453, floridatile.com
CS Unitec Inc., Norwalk, Conn., introduces the END 1550 P wet diamond core drill to create holes from 1/4" to 2-5/8" diameter in natural stone, tiles, porcelain, stoneware and glass. Weighing seven lbs, the hand-held tool offers quick-and-easy bit changes with the standard quick-lock adapter or 5/8" x 11 UNC threads. The 13 Amp variable-speed motor with overheat protection operates with a load speed of 1800 to 4400 RP; there’s also an integrated water supply with flow control, and a stainless-steel spindle for corrosion-free wet operation. Optional accessories include a swivel anchor stand, centering aid and water-recycling system.
CONTACT: CS Unitec Inc., 800-700-5919, csunitec.com
ROTARY SCREW BLOWER PACKAGES
Kaeser Compressors Inc., Fredericksburg, Va., offers the EBS and FBS series of rotary-screw blowers, with up to 35% more-efficient energy usage than conventional blower designs and are also significantly more efficient than comparable rotary screw blower packages. With flows from 530 to 2366 cfm, the EBS and FBS series include the same design features as the company’s comprehensive Com-paK™ blower packages, such as high-efficiency motors, silencers, inlet filters, starters/drive, a full enclosure, an onboard controller, and a full complement of sensors. Models also come standard with Sigma Control 2™ with expanded communication features.
CONTACT: Kaeser Compressors Inc., 877-596-7138, kaesernews.com
LASER OPTICS FOR STONE
Laser Research Optics, Providence, R.I., offers a full line of drop-in, field-replacement beam-delivery CO2 optics featuring longer focal lengths for etching monuments and other stone products. The Optics for Stone Cutting feature 4” to 7.5” focal lengths and are available in 0.75” to 1.5” diameter sizes that meet ISO-10110 specifications for optical elements. Longer focal lengths provide deeper cuts when etching stone and concrete and these OEM compatible drop-in replacements are in-stock for Amada®, Bystronic®, Cincinnati®, Coherent®, Epilog®, Kern®, Gravograph®, Synrad®, Trotec®, Trumpf®, Universal®, and similar lasers. Mirrors are made from mirror-grade single crystal silicon and have an enhanced silver coat for 99.6% minimum reflectance at 10.6 µm.
CONTACT: Laser Research Optics, 888-239-5545, laserresearch.net
3D TOOL PATHS
OMAX Corp., Kent, Wash., combines with Spatial Corp. to create an easy-to-use 3D tool-pathing solution. The new Intelli-CAM™ software tool for OMAX JetMachining® Centers generates 3D tool paths from solid 3D models as well as quickly performs 3D to 2D file conversions, incorporating incorporates Spatial’s 3D InterOp to import CAD files from a variety of 3D sources, including CATIA, SolidWorks®, Solid Edge, Autodesk® Inventor®, Siemens® NX, Pro/E®, Creo® and much more. Intelli-CAM then applies custom solutions from OMAX and Spatial such as the advanced AutoPath function or slice plane to convert the geometry into full 3D paths suitable for waterjet cutting.
CONTACT: OMAX Corp., 253-872-2300, omax.com
ELASER SOFTWARE UPGRADES
ETemplate Systems, Winston-Salem, N.C., offers a new release of the ELaser™ Digital Measuring System’s Measure Manager™ software, adding an automatic scanning function to scan/scribe any surface such as countertop back walls, soffits, etc. Using this motorized feature ensures data consistency and is a “hands-off” automated process that frees the user for other tasks. A scheduled upgrade for the Measure Manager Pro™ version (for full 3D modeling) is a direct output to the popular Cabinet Vision and 20/20 Cabinet Design software products.
CONTACT: ETemplate Systems, 866-877-6933, etemplatesystem.com
BLANCO America, Lumberton, N.J., introduces the spacious BLANCO VALEA single bowl sink in their SILGRANIT II series. This durable and highly functional sink is available in four earthy tones -- Biscotti, Café Brown, Cinder and Anthracite – and contains 80% solid granite in a bowl size of 30-1/4” x 17-1/4” x 9-1/2 D. Custom accessories sold separately include a cutting board (slides on countertop) and protective stainless-steel grid.
CONTACT: Blanco America, 800-451-5782, blancoamerica.com
TISE EAST APP
Hanley Wood Exhibitions, Irvine, Texas, introduces the TISE East Mobile App sponsored by FCA Network. The mobile app is available for Apple iOS, Android and Blackberry users, is designed to make the show experience more productive. Attendees can search the exhibitor list, access the floor plan, add education sessions/events to their schedule and post on Facebook and Twitter. Additionally, users can register directly from their device, access hotel reservations, connect with other attendees using the Friends feature, or use the QR Code scanner to find out more about exhibitors & products at the show.
CONNECT: Hanley Wood Exhibitions, 866-563-7612, tiseeast.com/mobile
Braxton-Bragg, Knoxville, Tenn., introduces the new Braxton-Bragg App is now available for the iPad and the iPad mini. The full-featured transaction app offers secure credit card as well as on-account payment options; the program will auto-sense the device and bandwidth to display videos optimized for your device from the company’s video library.
CONTACT: Braxton-Bragg, 800-575-4401, braxton-bragg.com
MAKITA MOBILE APP
Makita U.S.A., La Mirada, Calif., offers a new mobile app for Apple iOS and Android devices with a dashboard of options that includes tool registration, dealer locator, information on new tool releases and more – including a calculator that shows the projected savings when using MM4™, the world's first 4-stroke engine power cutter, a QR code scanner, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) organized by tool category, and links to Makita social media channels.
CONNECT: Makita U.S.A., 800-462-5482, makitatools.com
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