Technal launches a loyalty program in France

 

Since the beginning of June, carpenters and small general construction companies have been able to benefit from the new PST + loyalty program! Free and without obligation, it is open to all the holders of a professional customer account within one of the 11 regional agencies POINT SERVICES TECHNAL *. This new service confirms the spirit of proximity established and cultivated every day by the specialist in aluminum joinery TECHNAL. The principle is simple. Each purchase allows the member company to accumulate points exchangeable in TECHNAL benefits (T-shirts, pens, tape-meters, unpackers, color swatches, documentation, training, tools, etc.). The PST + card is valid in all POINT SERVICES TECHNAL establishments. If a professional realizes a building site in the Hauts-de-Seine (92), he will be able to go to the nearest agency, that of Gennevilliers for example, and validate his points even if his registration was recorded in another TECHNICAL SERVICES POINT.

 

 

Countersinks for flat glass

 

After drilling it may happen that the periphery of the hole there are some scratches or that this hole is intended to let a screw to fix the glazing and that it is desired to house the head of the screw inside the glass.

In this case we will mill the glass around the hole, either to remove the scratches (case glass for tempering) or to create a cavity to accommodate the screw head.

The diamond tool used is a countersink. It is a diamond cone, the diamond part making an angle of 45 ° with respect to the axis of the tool.

How to choose the right tool because there are several?

There are several  types, adjustable or not, continuous diamond crown or segmented diamond crown.

Adjustable or not.

In the case of adjustable countersinkss it is a truncated-shaped tool that is mounted directly on the body of the drill and that is blocked by a screw at the desired height. Each countersink of this type can only be used with one drill diameter.

This type of tool is used when all holes for a certain drilling diameter must be milled, the drilling and milling operation being done without changing tools on the drill. For this type of tool it is important to check with your supplier that the rotation speed of your drill is the same as for milling.

In the case of non-adjustable countersinks it is a diamond cone (or in some cases also a truncated cone). Choosing the right tool is based on the range of hole diameters for which you want to use it. Watering is done in this case as for a classic core drill, by the inside and outside of the diamond tool.

Diamond crown continues or not?

The parameter to take into account in this case is the depth of the milling. A continuous diamond countersink is capable of removing up to 2 mm of glass. A countersink  with a segmented crown can remove up to 5 mm of glass.

Possibility also in this case to have adjustable countersink or not.

 

More information on www.vedip.com

 

Foot OM Sud Miroiterie

 

Last weekend, at the Robert Louis-Dreyfus training center, the traditional partner tournament took place.

This event, which has become one of the annual events for the club's partners, brought together nearly 150 players forming 14 teams, to end this beautiful season in a competitive atmosphere but very friendly.

At the end of the highly contested group stages, teams trained by Vranken, Adidas, a Centrapro - Tridec Menuiserie - Sud Miroiterie alliance and a team made up of OM employees qualified for the semi-finals.

Teams Vranken and Adidas, from the same group played in a final full of twists. Indeed, the Adidas team that was led to score throughout the game managed to win on the score of 6 to 4.

Congratulations to the big winners of this day, who for their last participation wins the 2018 partners tournament but also to all the participants for the motivation and the state of mind

Note the presence of Futbak, start'up finalist of the OM Innovation Cup 2017, which offered participants throughout the day to get their stats live. This innovative concept allows players to access their performance, the time of a match, through a real-time data analysis.

We once again thank the teams of partners such as Adidas, Sonepar, Onet, Orange, Caisse d'Epargne Provence Alpes Corse, the County Council, Hyundai, Roche Bobois, Sun in Provence, Centrapro, Tridec Carpentry, South Mirror, Vranken, Mediaco or else Etic for their participation

Olympique de Marseille also thanks all the participants, who offered a beautiful show in joy and good humor.

 

 

 

 

From bank to glazing

 

Article by Jean Marc Corset, Signed Lausanne

 

Eva Nagy speaks of "chance". But all the same: going from the banking profession to the glazier is not commonplace. Of course, there is this family business that did not interest his brothers. She did not mind to make her professional career, especially since it is defined as a "manual". When one visits his workshop-deposit located just below the forest of Sauvabelin, near Lausanne, one understands better its choice. Because his work is more than the work of the independent craftsman as the entrepreneur focused on management. A way of doing that seems to fit well with his personality.

E. Nagy Sàrl, general glazing and mirrors, is certainly only three years old in this legal form. But she has been doing this business in Switzerland for thirty-eight years. Eva Nagy was apprenticed to SBS - the three-key bank that merged with UBS - as a business management employee. But she quickly changes direction when the small business of her parents grows and lacks arms. She will then make a glazier's CFC.

discrimination

Novice in the business, the young woman discovers an environment that is not soft with women, especially during construction appointments. "Male colleagues were very discriminating, some wanted to put the woman back home." She assumes his feminist side, believing that these attacks are due to advances in equality that are poorly experienced by some. Now that she "has experience and is taken seriously," she says she has no trouble.

She does not say as much about the vocational training of apprentices glaziers, which she knows well, and where she has recommenced the teaching of technical branches as an expert in glassmaking techniques. Despite her experience, the 59-year-old CEO now feels this generational conflict as a real socio-cultural gap. Like many teachers and parents of teenagers, she sees how easy it is to understand the reasons for this intergenerational phenomenon and apply the right recipes.

That's why, at Pavement 79, she is not uncomfortable managing her box independently, relying on only one employee. No doubt a second soon. In her office, she records the orders, delegates a part of them and takes care herself of many works. Custom pieces most of the time, because the house E. Nagy is now mainly replacing glass.

Rapid interventions

In his father's time, the company counted up to ten employees. But with the crisis of the 1990s in building and construction, we had to make choices. "I told him it did not interest me to work big. I wanted to continue to make glass replacement locally. Since we had a loyal clientele, we did not feel the crisis. "The company has thus gradually reduced its size to what it is today, focusing on its niche business. Its strength: be very reactive to the needs of customers, individuals and managers, and be able to intervene very quickly.

Conversely, and necessarily according to her choice, she has not benefited from the real estate boom in recent years. But she does not complain. She wants to keep time for her hobbies: today sewing and pottery, formerly sculpture and painting, as evidenced by a part of the workshop where once were also framed paintings. Henceforth, for her, came the time for reflection on her succession. Without children, she thinks about ceasing her activity or handing over the business. And why not, possibly, accompany a buyer?

Meeting at the barracks

It is true that Nagy is also the story of his parents, over 80 years old and still alive. That of two Hungarian refugees who fled their country after the Budapest uprising against the communist regime and the Soviet tutelage. Bertalan, the glazier who came from the capital, met his future wife, Anna, from a region close to the Austrian border, at the barracks of La Pontaise.

In 1964, the year of the National Expo, the glazier starts his own business and both create their business at Avenue du Mont-Blanc, near the Comptoir. In 1979, they bought the pavement road building and its depot, which allowed them to have a few specialized machines and a nice stock of glasses of all kinds, big and small, and mirrors. We see many with reliefs or prints, and vintage colors that remind us of the windows of old farms or the decorations of villas of the 1960s.

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Machines to carry out coloured glass.

 

The coloured glasses are more and more popular on the market, mainly for the furniture market (tables, kitchen …).

The glass colouration is generally done on only one face, from time to time for the edge and the second face.

This is done with 2 steps: the colouration and the treatment to fix the color on (or inside) the glass.

For the colouration there are 3 main processing machines (coming from wood colouration)

The curtain

A curtain of liquid drops on the glass to colour with 2 various technologies.

The lips machines: the curtain drop on the glass between two rubber lips. The distance between the lids adjusts the width for the curtain. It is the more efficient technology allowing a steady coating.

The overflowing machines

The flow is adjusted with different devices depending the machines supplierss

-The rolls

The glass passes under one or several rolls (rolls assembling), generally engraved (the coloured product is inside the groove), and this way, the enamel is put on the glass surface.

-The gun

The enamel is powdered on the glass with a gun with two different ways.

-The glass is on a belt which moves inside the area where the guns are.

-The glass is located on a fix plate and the machine software manages the guns moving. It is possible to have several glasses to colour together on the same fix plate.

The curtains and rolls equipment are for important series due to the time to clean the network (tank, pipes, rolls..) to change the colour.

The gun system is more for sole units or small series (but in this case the glass edge has to be protected) or when you want also to color the glass edge.

These machines come directly from the wood machine markets and the main machines suppliers come from this market.

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