Weathershield Windows launch IGU manufacture and choose the Smartfill-2
2nd August 2011
Weathershield Windows Ltd, the Luton based frame fabricator with over 22 years experience, has reached the end of a substantial investment into their business in order to open a brand new IGU manufacturing facility.
As part of this investment, Weathershield worked with Inagas in order to introduce a Smartfill-2 gas filling machine and the handheld Test Oxy into their production.
Martin Clarges, Manufacturing Manager at Weathershield explains:”For 22 years, the core role of Weathershield Windows has been to fabricate quality windows and doors. We have never diversified outside of those core products, but instead have concentrated our efforts on introducing the latest technical developments and solutions within our field of expertise to ensure we are offering our customers the best solution. As one of the UK’s most competitive frame manufacturers with a great deal of experience, we wanted to provide a full service approach and expand our offering in order to supply the insulated glass units as well as the frames, to enable our customers to purchase the complete window, eliminating the need for multiple suppliers.
“Our aim is to offer an A rating as standard, so we had to explore a number of different spacer, sealant and glass combinations. Ultimately, we knew that whatever we decided, the addition of gas filling to our units would uplift our window energy rating. I have worked with Inagas previously and know that their latest range of Smartfill machinery is the best on the market. The Smartfill-2 is an argon only dual line filler, capable of 30 litres per minute. The unique audible and visual signals and the tough screen controls, enhance control which in turn improves production. We have been manufacturing units for five weeks now and things couldn’t be better. We are well on the way to achieving the results we are planning and know that much of that is because we have chosen to partner with credible suppliers who have the experience and knowledge in order to support us through this process.”