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June 18, 2009
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ruler2June 18, 2009 – A patent pending innovation by Sign Hardware will save glass shops time and money. The company has redefined glass cutting with its new Vacuum Ruler which uses vacuum suction to secure the cutting guide ruler in place.

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The Vacuum Ruler uses vacuum suction to secure the cutting
guide ruler in place.


 

June 18, 2009 – A patent pending innovation by Sign Hardware will save glass shops time and money. The company has redefined glass cutting with its new Vacuum Ruler which uses vacuum suction to secure the cutting guide ruler in place.

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A port hole runs along the full
length of the extrusion. A quick
connect is installed which can
accept an air hose.



 

Safety rulers are normally used as cutting guides in the glass industry as well as for other types of applications. Current safety rulers have one common problem in that they can easily move while the glass is being cut. This is particularity true if the ruler is over four feet long and some are even longer than eight feet long.

With regular safety rulers that long either two people are required to hold it in place or it needs to be clamped down. In either case there is an added cost in labour or time.
The Vacuum Ruler is different because it uses vacuum suction to keep it in place. Simply locate its position plug the hose in and in two seconds the rule locks on.

Vacuum segments
A port hole runs along the full length of the extrusion. A quick connect is installed which can accept an air hose.  The other end of the extrusion will also have a quick connect with a temporary plug installed. This allows the operator to choose either end depending on how the operator wants to read the ruler.

The green measuring tape highlights inches and the yellow measuring tape highlights metric. This is an important detail because some operators may be more familiar with one unit of measurement over the other.

On the flat bottom of the ruler there is a black self adhesive foam tape creating three separate vacuum segment areas. Each segment area has a hole drilled into the main extrusion port hole.

If the operator needs to make a cut that is shorter than the ruler any segment can be disabled by placing tape over the vacuum hole.

Sign Hardware will manufacture this ruler as a standard safety ruler without the vacuum hold down accessories installed to compete against all regular safety rulers on the market. This ruler will come with rubber base and one “inch” and one “metric” measuring tape.
The company will also manufacture this ruler with “all” hold down accessories like the quick connects at both ends, plus the vacuum holes and segments plus both “inches” and “metrics” measuring rulers installed.

For more information contact: emile@signsupplysource.com or visit the website
http://www.signsupplysource.com/home/


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