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    On Cups Flooring Accessories Gloves PPE Home Other FAQs Help FAQs Shipping Delivery Privacy Security Returns Replacements Ordering Payment Updating Your Account Other Other FAQs Other I d like to receive a GGR catalogue how do I request one How do I sign up for your monthly e newsletter How do I leave feedback about GGR s products and service How do I make a complaint What are your opening hours I d like to receive a GGR catalogue how do I request one To request a GGR catalogue or make any other enquiries about GGR s products and services please fill out our online enquiry form A member of our team will get back to you within one working day How do I sign up for your monthly e newsletter Click here to sign up to our monthly GGR Group e newsletter which has the latest updates about new products and interesting projects we are involved with How do I leave feedback about GGR s products and service You are able to tell us what you think about items you have purchased by leaving a review on our product pages We always welcome feedback about your experience as a GGR customer so you can also tell us how we can improve our service by filling in our online enquiry form or contacting our customer services team directly on 0161 683 2580 or info ggrgroup com How do I make a complaint If you would like to make a complaint about products or services you have received from GGR Group please contact us on 0161 683 2580 or info ggrgroup com and we will try our best to resolve the situation What are your opening hours Our customer service hotline is open from Monday to Friday 8 30am to 5

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  • The Evolution of GGR’s Glazing Robots / GGR Glass
    back in for fixing GGR s machine was recognised by both the Design Council and Construction News magazine who gave it their Quality in Construction award Since then a higher capacity 1000kg version of the EMU was created alongside bespoke lifting attachments for handling cladding and steel beams After working on iconic projects such as The Houses of Parliament Royal Opera House and the Tate Modern this glazing robot has truly stood the test of time as it is still part of GGR s hire fleet 15 years on 2004 HOMER High Operation Mounted EMU Robot The HOMERtook glazing robots to new heights This adapted version of an EMU robot was designed to be mounted onto a telehandler to make glazing at height and around overhangs simpler and safer Developed in 2004 by GGR s in house team the HOMER has taken on challenging installation work at the Liverpool Echo Arena Museum of Liverpool Manchester s BMX Velodrome Glasgow s Riverside Museum and Chobham Academy in the Olympic Athlete s Village 2006 Geko glazing robot GGR introduced the Geko machines to our range of equipment in 2006 showcasing these compact pedestrian controlled installation robots at Birmingham N E C s Interbuild show in 2007 These wheeled glass lifting devices were a more portable alternative to an EMU which could fit through a doorway and lift units weighing up to 250kg and 350kg Still available to hire and purchase from GGR the Geko has remained popular with glazing and fenestration contractors as it provides a quick and simple solution to internal and external glazing work the PV models even being able to install lift glass into an overhead position 2012 Oscar Optimum Strength Compact Articulated Robot The latest addition to our range of glazing robots is our Oscar machines which offer the ultimate combination of compact dimensions hydraulic articulated movement zero emissions and heavy duty lifting power for internal and external glazing Exclusively available from GGR in the UK we responded to industry demand for a more powerful lifting robot by launching the Oscar 280 Oscar 600 Oscar 600 Offroad and Oscar 1000 machines in 2012 With a higher lifting capacity than the Geko range for handling heavier units the Oscars feature a telescopic lifting arm with articulated joint and a lateral sideshift function for making slight movements without having to completely realign the machine GGR recently bought a new Oscar 1000 which was a landmark moment for the manufacturers as it was the 500th model they have produced Our Oscar robots have become some of our most in demand pieces of kit working on over 220 projects since they were launched including jobs at Edgbaston cricket ground MediaCityUK a Leeds police station and Heathrow Airport 2015 Watch this space GGR are always on the lookout for the next big thing in lifting technology so keep an eye out for the latest additions to our fleet of equipment for hire and sale For more information about hiring or purchasing a glazing

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  • The Dream Team: Glazing at Height with GGR’s Vacuum Lifters / GGR Glass
    of the Rose Bowl building at Leeds Beckett University formerly known as Leeds Metropolitan University The multi configurable 320kg capacity MRT4 lifter handled the 250kg glass unit while the compact crane easily worked in the limited space between the building and the nearby roadside The City Academy Hackney This UNIC mini crane was combined with a 455kg capacity PFHL89 glass vacuum lifter to replace a broken unit at The City Academy in Hackney London The URW 706 and vacuum lifter were hired to install the new 335kg tall unit at a 17 metre height at the school The PFHL89 slimline glass lifter is just 188mm deep so can easily fit between a building s facade and surrounding scaffolding Our vacuum lifters have also worked on other high profile glazing projects in the past at the Olympic Park Aquatics Centre and the Shard skyscraper GGR also provide accredited training courses for operators in how to safely use our glass vacuum lifters and mini spider cranes For more information about hiring or purchasing compact cranes and vacuum lifting equipment from GGR please contact your nearest depot Leave a Reply Name Email Website Comment Leave a comment Please wait Search Our Blog Go Recent Posts Glass as Art GGR Glass Helps Bring a Slice of Ancient Mayas Culture to Liverpool Museum Lighten up The Evolution of GGR s Glazing Robots The Dream Team Glazing at Height with GGR s Vacuum Lifters Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Google YouTube Pinterest Flikr Vimeo RSS Latest Tweets As GGR will be closed over the xmas holidays here s how this will affect delivery of orders from our online shop http t co MpUs0jhhs6 10 43 AM 16th Dec Here s our guide to threaded insert stud sizes to help you find the right suction mount for your equipment

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  • Christmas 2014 Delivery Times / GGR Glass
    2 nd January 2015 Any orders placed on Wednesday 24 th December 2014 before 11am will be delivered on Wednesday 31 st December 2014 when choosing either Next Day or Royal Mail delivery Any orders placed after 11am on Wednesday 24 th December 2014 until midnight on Thursday 1 st January 2015 will be dispatched from our depot on Friday 2 nd January and delivered on Monday 5 th January If you have any questions about delivery times over the Christmas holidays please contact our customer service team on 0161 683 2580 Merry Christmas from everyone at GGR Glass Leave a Reply Name Email Website Comment Leave a comment Please wait Search Our Blog Go Recent Posts Glass as Art GGR Glass Helps Bring a Slice of Ancient Mayas Culture to Liverpool Museum Lighten up The Evolution of GGR s Glazing Robots The Dream Team Glazing at Height with GGR s Vacuum Lifters Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Google YouTube Pinterest Flikr Vimeo RSS Latest Tweets As GGR will be closed over the xmas holidays here s how this will affect delivery of orders from our online shop http t co MpUs0jhhs6 10 43 AM 16th Dec Here s our guide to threaded insert stud sizes to help you find the right suction mount for your equipment http t co nCAXPvdn0d 9 46 AM 7th Jul http t co uePKkTLuCY Sale ends today 3 14 PM 25th Jun For this week s blog we found some fascinating facts about glass that you may not have known http t co 3xjHw30zvz facts glass 10 13 AM 23rd Jun New blog post Exclusive to the GGR Glass online shop Low Marking Suction Mounts for use on light coloured surfaces http t co pqo9mJUOA8 5 23 PM 16th Jun From Our Facebook Builder wanted for

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  • GGR’s A-Z of Glazing Jargon / GGR Glass
    seal H is for Heat Treated Heat treated glass has had heat applied to it to strengthen the material I is for Inside Glazed Where external glazing has been installed from within the building like with one our GGR s glazing robots J is for Jamb The main vertical sides of a window frame K is for K Value Measurement of the amount of heat that passes through glass or more specifically the number of BTUs British Thermal Units that pass through one inch 1 thick by one foot 1 square section of material in a hour creating a 1 F temperature difference between the surfaces L is for LT LT an abbreviation of light transmittance how much visible light is transmitted through the glass M is for Mullion A vertical or horizontal division between the units in a window N is for Notch Where a section of glass is cut out from the panel for example to make room for a handle or hinge on a frameless glass door O is for Oriel An Oriel window is a protruding bay window that does not touch the ground P is for PVB Polyvinyl butyral Polyvinyl butyral is a resin which is used to create a protective interlayer between panels to make laminated glass Q is for Quarter Glass The backside glass windows in a car R is for R Value The R Value of a piece of glass is how resistant it is to heat flow or transfer of thermal energy The higher the R Value the more insulating the glass is S is for Spandrel panel An opaque glass cladding panel often used on a building s facade to hide structural elements that the architect doesn t want to be seen T is for Transom The horizontal bar over the top of a window or door from a smaller window or fanlight above it U is for U Value The U Value is how fast heat flows through a piece of glass to the outside air This is usually measured in watts per square metre per degree Kelvin W m2K The lower the U Value the more insulating the glass unit is V is for Vacuum Power Vacuum power can be used to safely lift glass either manually with hand cups for small panels or using a below the hook glass vacuum lifter for larger and heavier units W is for Wind Load Measured in N m2 wind load is the pressure acting on a building from the wind X is for Extra Large Panels The architectural trend for using larger glass panels means that specialist equipment is needed to safely lift these heavier units such as GGR s 2 6 tonne capacity Hydraulica 2600 glass lifter and Extra Long Liftable A Frame Y is for Yorkshire Light A Yorkshire Light window is a style of sliding window with one fixed sash and one sliding sash Z is for Zero Marks GGR stock a range of low marking hand

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  • 10 Types of Glass used in the Glazing Industry / GGR Glass
    the 1870s to help keep the warmth inside during harsh winters Low e glass Low emissivity low e glass is a type of thermal energy efficient glass which can help to insulate glazed building It has a thin transparent coating which absorbs thermal energy and reflects it back into the building rather than letting it escape out through the colder external surface of the glass GGR Glass stock an E Activ Glass Coating Detector which can detect when a low e coating has been used on a glass unit This pocket sized device is often used to check that a window has been coated properly before installing it Fire resistant glass Fire resistant glass is used to help contain a fire and create a safe escape route inside a building Wired or wire mesh glass is a type of fire resistant glass which has metal wire embedded inside it The wire mesh doesn t make the glass stronger but helps to hold it together when it cracks from thermal stress as a more heat resistant alternative to a laminating material A more aesthetically pleasing alternative is transparent fire resistant glass which will also stay in place when it fractures This multi layered glass features an interlayer which foams up to create an insulating barrier which will absorb heat energy from a fire Self cleaning glass Self cleaning glass features a special UV light activated coating which breaks down any dirt on the window s surface The dirt is then easily washed away by rain water to keep the windows looking clean something which is particularly useful for hard to reach glass such as skylights This minimal maintenance glass is environmentally friendly as detergent is not required to clean it Pilkington launched the first commercial range of self cleaning glass the Activ range in 2001 Our E Activ Glass Coating Detector is also able to detect self cleaning coatings Acoustic glass Acoustic glass is used to help cut down on noise pollution inside buildings around noisy environments such as railways factories and heavy traffic It can even help cancel out the sound of rain impact on windows Laminated noise control glass reflects s the sound back towards the source and absorbs it within the glass An interlayer prevents the vibrating sound frequencies travelling from one pane to another Low iron glass Low iron glass is an extra clear almost colourless material which doesn t have the green tone which other glass products have This makes it ideal for letting a lot of natural light into a building or retail showroom especially in places where the glass edges are visible Some of the iron used in glass manufacturing is replaced by other materials to create this extra transparent and brilliant glass Coloured glass Coloured glass is often used for interior glazing and design features such as glass counter tops kitchen back splashes and shower walls Opaque coloured lacquered glass is made by baking a lacquer onto one side of the glass while

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  • Happy 50th anniversary Woods Powr-Grip! / GGR Glass
    Hill Beatlemania hit the USA as The Beatles had their first number one hit with I Want To Hold Your Hand and later held the top five positions on the Billboard 100 music chart The Rolling Stones also released their debut album BBC2 started broadcasting in the UK and the first episodes of Match Of The Day and Top Of The Pops were aired Disney s Mary Poppins premiered in Los Angeles whilst James Bond classic Goldfinger premiered in the UK The Sun newspaper went into circulation and Roald Dahl s Charlie The Chocolate Factory was published The first Ford Mustang car came off the assembly line The UK s first under cover shopping centre was opened the 8 million Bullring in Birmingham Since it s humbles beginnings in 1964 Woods Powr Grip has grown into a global leader in vacuum lifting technology developing hand cups suction mounts specialist lifting cups and glass vacuum lifters which are available to buy through GGR Glass So congratulations to the Woods Powr Grip team on hitting the big 5 0 Find out more about the history of Woods Powr Grip here Leave a Reply Name Email Website Comment Leave a comment Please wait Search Our Blog Go Recent Posts Glass as Art GGR Glass Helps Bring a Slice of Ancient Mayas Culture to Liverpool Museum Lighten up The Evolution of GGR s Glazing Robots The Dream Team Glazing at Height with GGR s Vacuum Lifters Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Google YouTube Pinterest Flikr Vimeo RSS Latest Tweets As GGR will be closed over the xmas holidays here s how this will affect delivery of orders from our online shop http t co MpUs0jhhs6 10 43 AM 16th Dec Here s our guide to threaded insert stud sizes to help you find the right suction

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  • GGR’s Guide To Suction Mount Thread Sizes / GGR Glass
    be compatible with your device Take our bestselling 7kg TL3AMB suction mount for example its threaded stud can be described as ¼ 20 x 5 8 The ¼ value refers to the diameter in inches of the threaded section of the screw the 20 indicates that there are 20 threads per inch of the stud and the 5 8 value refers to the length of the stud ¼ 20 threaded studs and inserts are often referred to as ¼ 20 UNC according to the Unified Thread Standard and 3 8 16 studs and inserts are 3 8 16 UNC The other system of writing this using metric measurements is M6x1 x 16 The 6 is the diameter of the stud in millimetres the 1 is the thread pitch which is the distance in mm between each thread and 16 is the length of the stud in mm Here are the thread sizes for the rest of the suction mounts available to buy on the GGR Glass website Suction Mount Reference Code Thread size imperial Unified Thread Standard Thread size metric 7kg TL3AMB short stud AHM14 ¼ 20 x 3 8 stud ¼ 20 UNC M6x1 x 10 stud 7kg TL3AMB long stud AHM15 ¼ 20 x 5 8 stud ¼ 20 UNC M6x1 x 16 stud 18kg LJ45AMP short stud AHM25 ¼ 20 x 3 8 stud ¼ 20 UNC M6x1 x 10 stud 18kg LJ45AMP long stud AHM26 ¼ 20 x 3 4 stud ¼ 20 UNC M6x1 x 19 stud 18kg LJ45AMB AHM30 ¼ 20 x 1 4 stud ¼ 20 UNC M6x1 x 6 stud 32kg TL6AMB AHM35 ¼ 20 x 1 4 stud ¼ 20 UNC M6x1 x 6 stud 32kg TL6AMB38 AHM36 3 8 16 x 5 8 stud 3 8 16 UNC M10x1 5 x 16 stud 18kg LJ45AMC AHM20 ¼ 20 insert ¼ 20 UNC M6x1 insert 32kg TL6AMB1420T AHM45 ¼ 20 insert ¼ 20 UNC M6x1 insert 18kg Low Marking Cup with ¼ insert AHM84 ¼ 20 insert ¼ 20 UNC M6x1 insert 18kg Low Marking Cup with ¼ stud AHM85 ¼ 20 x 3 4 stud ¼ 20 UNC M6x1 x 19 stud 32kg Low Marking Cup with ¼ stud AHM81 ¼ 20 x 1 4 stud ¼ 20 UNC M6x1 x 6 stud 32kg Low Marking Cup with ¼ insert AHM82 ¼ 20 insert ¼ 20 UNC M6x1 insert 32kg Low Marking Cup with 3 8 stud AHM83 3 8 16 x 5 8 stud 3 8 16 UNC M10x1 5 x 16 stud If you have any questions about GGR s selection of suction mounts please contact our customer services team Leave a Reply Name Email Website Comment Leave a comment Please wait Search Our Blog Go Recent Posts Glass as Art GGR Glass Helps Bring a Slice of Ancient Mayas Culture to Liverpool Museum Lighten up The Evolution of GGR s Glazing Robots The Dream Team Glazing at Height with GGR s Vacuum Lifters Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Google

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