Glaswelt November 2020

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Ab November finden Sie uns auch an Glaswelt. Dies ist unser Editorial.

Beschlagspezialist Colcom entwickelt und produziert hydraulische Beschlagsysteme, die für Innen- und Außentüren, auch im Wellnes-, Sauna, Bad- und Sanitärbereich, einsetzbar sind.

Diese Beschläge ermöglichen ein konstantes, kontrolliertes und automatisches Schließen von Türen.
Im Programm sind die Hydraulikbeschläge der Serien Biloba, Triloba, Unica, Bilobina, EVO und das Slash-Hydrauliksystem.

Hydraulische Systeme ergänzen die bekannten Eigenschaften von herkömmlichen Türschließern und bieten wesentliche Vorteile gegenüber Beschlägen mit Federtechnik.
Colcom produziert Systeme, Schlösser und Befestigungen mit denen sich auch sehr große und schwere Glastüren sicher und zuverlässig „drehen“, „pendeln“, „schieben“ oder „falten“ lassen.
Die reduzierten Abmessungen der Beschläge zeichnen sich durch ein klares und elegantes Design bei einfacher Montage aus. Die Ästhetik geht jederzeit mit den aktuellen architektonischen Tendenzen einher.
Damit geht der Anbieter auf die Bedürfnisse der Kunden ein, die Räume schöner, funktionaler und sicherer gestalten möchten.

Die Produkte der Marke Colcom werden durch ein umfassendes Sortiment an Zubehörteilen ergänzt und finden Anwendung in vielen Segmenten:
Innentüren, Außentüren, Duschabtrennungen, Saunen, Trennwandsysteme, Schiebetüren, Schlösser, Haltegriffe.

Colcom-Produkte sind durch zahlreiche internationale Patente geschützt. Langjährige Erfahrung und ständige Weiterentwicklungen erfüllen damit Leistungsanforderungen, die über die Merkmale herkömmlicher Türschließer hinausgehen.

Dank des ständigen Engagements bei der Entwicklung intelligenter Produkte hat sich Colcom auf konstante und dynamische Weise, seit vielen Jahren im Markt etabliert und weltweit zu einer Referenzmarke bei Beschlägen entwickelt.

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The kanban system for just-in-time production

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Reduce lead time and increase production system efficiency

After relying, for a period, on the MRP system to launch production orders, we have decided to use the KANBAN method once again.  This easy and effective system has accompanied us for more than twenty years.

The Kanban system is a PULL supplies management method designed to achieve high production volumes, while using minimum levels of raw material supplies, WIP (semi-finished products) and fini-shed products.

The term Kanban designates the identification card of a certain quantity of a specific material code, either finished, or semi-finished or to be purchased. It au-thorises replenishment and production of components upstream. Hence, every Kanban presents a code and a quantity, besides its own path. It refers to the material of a warehouse and acts as a mere identification tag when the material is stored in the warehouse.

Unlike the MRP system, in which production “pushes” goods towards clients located downstream and, subsequently, product flow depends on the estimated future demand, the Kanban system does not start from an estimate but rather from the practical need to manifest downstream of the production process. Kanban is, therefore, a management system that can be used to organise a production process that concomitantly ensures flexibility, quality, productivity and a rapid response.


“From a strictly production-related perspective, the scope of such a system is to reduce the entity ofproduction batches in order to also reduce the lead time, and to increase the efficiency and elasticityof the production system.”

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Why choose a door closer hinge

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Why choose a door closer hinge instead of a traditional door closer?

Thousands of glass doors are daily opened and closed both in private and public settings.
The entrance to intensely visited venues, such as cafés and public offices, needs a door closer, just as our homes do.
The door closer hinge automatically accompa¬nies the closure of the door, thus compensating for the lack of attention of users, customers or our children, who usually leave doors open.
Door closer hinges function with a hydraulic mechanism that pushes the door gradually until it is fully closed.


• Easy and rapid installation
• Fewer construction yard surveys
• No risk of accidental breakage of existing floors in case of renovations
• Removal of unattractive elements, such as aerial door closers or plates installed on the floor
• No costs associated with broken floors and the installation of floor mounted door closers with the required sealing
• Can be installed in houses with underflo¬or heating
• Can be installed on room insulation frames

Numerous possible applications and many types of door-closer hinges are available. The niche of traditional door closers basically offers two models: aerial door closers and floor mounted door closers designed for installation on internal and external doors.
The scene of hydraulic door closer hinges offers numberless types of models, a variety of designs, application options spanning internal and external doors, and shower enclosures.

The main features of hydraulic hinges

• TÜV certified
• Tested in the lab
• Individually checked with assignment of serial

• Smooth closure at constant speed
• Adjustable speed, snap closure and alignment

• Ideal for indoor and outdoor use, bathroom area, wellness/spa area
• Customised/light versions

Hydraulic hinges are EN1154 certified by TÜV. This identifies them to all effects and purposes as door closers with su¬perior performance (over 90% for hinges versus 50-60% for traditional door closers).

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Perche' scegliere una cerniera chiudiporta
Perche' scegliere una cerniera chiudiporta

The changing role of sales people

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The opinion of Xavier Ilarza

Xavier Ilarza

There’s already been said a lot about COVID and the consequences this virus is bringing to all aspects of our life, so, it is not my intention in this article to unveil to the world anything that has probably not been said or written be-fore. My intention in the next few words is to reflect with you about the future of sales roles in this new scenario where all sorts of restrictions making the traditional salesman role of mee-ting people a game changer. Being a salesman travelling all over the world and enjoying me-eting customers became luxurious, some say: it will never be the same again.
The main question I ask myself…. Do we salesmen, need to start thinking about converting ourselves and finding new jobs to do in the future? The answer I find is yes and no at the same time…Do we need to find a new job to do in the future? Certainly not, but, do we have to convert our roles and practices in order to adapt ourselves to the new scenario whilst providing added value to our customers in the way we do our job? Certainly yes.So, the question is what and how we need to change to adapt to the so called “new normal”It is clear our customers still will be willing to be technically and commercially suppor-ted from salesmen they trust, but this needs to be done from a distance now using online methods. Salesmen have to be expert users in all kind of online platforms to connect with people just like we are on different airlines or airports. At the same time customers will also have to be more accessible to participate in online meetings and trainings to be aware about the latest innovations and trends in their businesses…I know many will think that online meetings are not going to substitute the personal touch of a live meeting with a customer or supplier over a coffee or a tea. Neither exhibitions, pre-sentations, events, trainings, etcetera, can be easily substituted in a digital format… and I do agree… it would be like saying that attending a football match at the stadium would be the same as watching it from your sofa at home…What I want to highlight is that despite all, COVID crisis like all other crises before, is brin-ging to all of us new opportunities. Also for us salesmen it’s an opportunity to reduce our travelling time and optimize our time with customers and colleagues. Instead of spending the time behind the wheel or queuing in airports all over the world, using our minds and souls feeding new ideas and market intelligence to our companies should certainly be a benefit to any organization. Here at Colcom we are all committed to continue day by day to evolve and adapt to the new challenges. Change is an essential part of the game in any organization, this is the reason we only want to look ahead in a positive and motivated way. Unfortunately COVID will stay for a while and will keep forcing us to adapt and change roles but it will be overcome as all other crises in history. Salesmen roles will have adapted and changed by then but will still be of key importance in every organization. Maybe in a different way, but still responsible to build bridges between suppliers and customers.

New software warehouse picking

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Picking will facilitate the collection of items from shelves

After several months of development, the innovative software to collect warehouse items is ready. It will further enhance the reliability of a process that was previously carried out by an operator. The assigned staff will have a laptop that can be converted into a tablet, and a Bluetooth barcode scanner. The laptop will display their consignment with the list of items ordered. Hence, they will collect the relative product by scanning the QRcode present on the label affixed to the box.

If the product collected is actually present in the list, the software will count it and add it to the quantity collected by removing it from the warehouse. Conversely,
if the product is not in the list, the software will generate a sound signal and a warning message, informing the operator of the error.
Checks performed during this phase will ensure that code and quantities are correct (the operator may not collect more items than those actually ordered).

Besides the above function, a new label too has been implemented. Generated during the initial management of the production order, it will have a QRcode specifying both the product code, which identifies the type of product, and the serial number (or serial numbers, if the package contains more than one), in order to trace the item from the time of assembly to the moment of its sale.
These two features will ensure better service quality, further enhancing the reliability of consignments, besides increasing visibility of the product’s life, as its history will be traceable.