EFCO Corp. Adds Features to Website, Introduces "5XP" High Performance Sliding Glass Door

EFCO Corp. has announced the launch of its comprehensive suite of web-based product tools for the industry. This group of engineering tools includes the Engineering Detail Library (EDL), Wind Load Chart generator and E-BEAM. These tools are intended to increase productivity by providing the industry's most versatile structural programs and CAD details.

Now users of efcocorp.com can create, view and print a wind load chart for just about any curtain wall and storefront mullion in the extensive offering with the click of a few buttons.

According to EFCO, E-BEAM is the most versatile structural analysis program in the industry. It is an analysis program that allows users to enter multi-span curtain wall sections at virtually any combination of design wind pressure and deflection combinations. The program will then size the appropriate mullions from an extensive library of available curtain wall mullions and tell the user if steel reinforcement is required in partial spans.

The EDL application is available to be installed on the user's computer. The primary function of this application is to assist in the creation of shop drawings or architectural details using EFCO products. The EDL allows external users to access the same detail library used by EFCO in-house drafters The program features drag and drop technology using hatchIT!™ for insertion into AutoCAD® or any .dwg compatible CAD package. New features include: Windows® Explorer style interface with a directory tree for easy navigation, a new drawing viewer that allows zooming and printing, and the ability to locate accessories by product type, and instant updates via the online connection.

The company has also announced the availability of release of the 5XP High Performance Sliding Glass Door.

The 5XP is engineered to meet the demand for superior air, water and structural performance, while providing an attractive contemporary design.

5XP utilizes a reduced sill height, yet maintains high water performance, while providing easier accessibility. Optional meeting rail allows design flexibility when greater structural loads are required.

The integrated interior pull handle provides a clean vertical appearance, and allows for larger panel sizes and structural properties. The raised stainless steel sill track and roller assembly reduces sand and debris build up, which the company says provides continuous smooth operation. The 5XP comes with factory pre-glazed panels, which controls quality and reduces field labor. The exterior operable panel and multi-point locking mechanism, allows for easier operation and greater forced entry resistance. Multiple glazing options are available up to 1 5/16 inches. 5XP is designed for high-rise residential and condominiums along coastal regions where impact grade products and high water performance are required.

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