Deceuninck Aluminium has completed full integration with BM Aluminium’s Logikal database, creating a turn-key solution for the manufacture of its Decalu aluminium window and door system.
The industry-leading software means fabricators can now set up on Decalu quickly and easily, including full integration with Logikal’s estimation, quotation, CAD design, CNC and production management systems.
This includes the new Decalu163 Lift-and-Slide and Decalu88 aluminium bi-folding door, plus Deceuninck Aluminium’s comprehensive range of casement and tilt-and-turn aluminium windows, which combine ultra-low u-values with dual-colour as standard, as well as manufacturing efficiencies of up to 40%.
Nigel Headford, Deceuninck Aluminium’s Business Development Director, said: “As part of the Logikal database everything that they need to start fabrication is at the finger-tips of fabricators. It’s an instant win, they can move onto Decalu seamlessly, from pricing to manufacture.
“It’s something we’ve been working on during the last couple of months, and it’s come online at exactly the right time, as the market moves forward from lockdown and as fabricators review their supply chains.
“Pre-inserted gaskets, manufacturing efficiencies, dual colour, new panel door options – Decalu is now a very comprehensive and credible system – and our partnership with Logikal, now rapidly accelerates our ability to deliver it.”
Deceuninck Aluminium introduced Decalu at the beginning of this year. It’s lift-and-slide option, Decalu163 and the Decalu88 Bi-folding door are both heavy hitters, the former able to accommodate individual sash weights of up to 400kg; while the Decalu88 accommodates individual sash weights of up to 200kg.
In addition to its lift-and-slide and bi-folding options, it includes Decalu 88 Steel and New Steel, designed to replicate steel commercial windows; plus a hidden sash and retro option. There’s also a turn-and-tilt option and the ultra-energy efficient, Decalu101 Scand, plus a complete range of panel doors with dedicated frame.
“The selling point for Decalu is that it has been designed to simplify manufacture. We’ve reduced window component parts from the eight plus on most systems to only three, gaskets and thermal breaking technology are pre-inserted. In short, Decalu is designed to take process and complexity out of the manufacture of aluminium”, said Nigel.
“You still, however, need integration with processes. Through Logikal fabricators can integrate process from estimation to manufacture. Having it on board transforms our offer to them.”
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