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FH7690 End Plate

Agam has created the FH7690 extrusion used in conjunction with the FH7690 End Plate.

As a designer at Agam, I am continually presented with exciting challenges which enable me to apply my skills and explore my abilities in order to create the best new products for our customers. Recently at Agam, we have received numerous requests for designs requiring the use of SEG (silicone edge graphics) to turn corners while also being structural enough to create especially large tradeshow booths and displays.  For this purpose we have created a new extrusion: the FH7690 used in conjunction with the FH7690 End Plate. Through design iteration and prototyping we were able to create a system which meets all the prerequisites of our clients.

When I was designing the end cap for this system the key challenge was to create a product that served several functions but was also easy to use.  Another important factor would be its ability to disappear behind our clients’ graphics; by being unobtrusive it would not burden the design of our clients’ displays.

Once I was content with my final prototype, I had to deal with the nuances of full-scale production. Its manufacturing process begins with our Laser Cutting Center, where it cuts aluminum plates of two different thicknesses in order to achieve perfect fitment for our SEG Gasket. These aluminum plates are then inspected and assembled using countersunk screws intended for a flush surface.  These screws are also used to fasten the plates to a custom insert block which can be secured to the new FH7690 extrusion. The finished FH7690 End Plate is then sent through our powder coating oven for a durable painted finish.

Watching the above YouTube video will visually explain how to assemble an FH7690 cube featuring the FH7690 extrusion, FH762 extrusion and FH7690 End Plate.  It reviews the components needed and the steps taken to create a cube.  It even shows how fabric is inserted into the channels and also shows some design ideas.

When constructing a display or tradeshow booth, the FH7690 End Plate is installed into the top and bottom of the FH7690 vertical extrusion posts using a countersunk screw inserted into its custom insert block.  After this, the FH762 horizontal extrusions can be connected to the FH7690 verticals by tightening their CBX connectors with a hex key. The result is an end plate that not only covers the ends of the FH7690, but also acts as a symmetrical point of convergence for 8 different fabric channels. This creates continuous channels in which SEG Fabric can be inserted, allowing designers to create seamless fabric cubes without having to “jump” fabric around inside and outside corners.

In addition to fabric cubes, this new FH7690 End Plate can be used to create entire rooms of seamless SEG fabric due to its inside corner fabric channels.

Adam – Industrial Designer

Agam Sliding Door

Agam has five designers on staff, each of them with a strong background in various fields of design. They support the project management teams, providing fully engineered solutions to customers and support for the fabrication specialists in the plant. So, it is only natural that they create new products based on the recommendations and requests they receive from our clients.

Creating the Sliding Door at Agam

The contemporary sliding door was designed as a stylish alternative to the regular swinging door. Every aspect has been designed with our client’s needs in mind. From form to function, Agam designed this product to work as great as it looks. Here are five benefits to using the Agam Sliding Door:

1. The Agam Sliding Door Maximizes Space

Whether it’s a conference room or a storage closet, every inch counts in the exhibit design industry. The sliding door allows designers to maximize space and create privacy at the same time.

2. The Agam Sliding Door is Completely Customizable

The track is made of extrusion MR1200 and the door is made of extrusion PH1070 or PH1003. Agam can cut these extrusions to any length, so the sliding door can fit any doorway. You could even replace your current swinging door. Or, if your doorway is large enough, Agam can make a double sliding door.

3. The Agam Sliding Door is Easy to Assemble

It has an upper track that attaches to the partition after the fact. Simply build the wall using only a hex key or use an existing wall, and then simply add the upper track with a clever specially designed part. The door can then be hung in place and slides using two roller brackets, which hook onto the track.

4. The Agam Sliding Door Can Give You Peace of Mind

The sliding door can be locked with a key for security. The spring-loaded lock is attached to the door and bolts into the track.

5. The Agam Sliding Door Has A Comfortable Grip

The newly designed ergonomic handle gives more space for the user’s fingers and allows the door to close tightly.

 

Agam Can Build You A Door Solution

As innovative designers at Agam, we are constantly creating new extrusions and accessories to benefit our customers. The Agam Aluminum Modular Display System’s components interlock to build attractive exhibits, displays, store fixtures, office environments or anything you imagination and creativity will allow! Email us at contact@agam.com or give us a call, toll-free, for more information at 1-800-645-0854.

Jonathan – Industrial Designer

Combination Door Lock

 

Agam’s new Combination Door Lock is a substantial upgrade for customers who demand the highest quality, security and flexibility. Unlike other offerings, this new unit consists of an integrated lock and handle rather than separate components.

 

 

Keeping up with keys on the show floor can be challenging to say the least.  No longer will you need to decipher which key goes with which lock and receive multiple requests for replacement keys from clients/customers.

 

 

With 8,000 possible pass code combinations, the new Combination Door Lock can be tailored to each customer.  Combinations can be changed on show site giving you ultimate control.  And since it offers a matte chrome finish and cast alloy construction, it is built to last.

 

 

The Combination Door Lock is available for purchase now and can be purchased as part of a Combination Door Frame Kit (Reference: 818 01).  Please send an email to contact@agam.com or contact your sales representative today to receive more information and pricing.

Troy – VP & Chief Operating Officer

FH2001 | The Lightbox Extrusion

Agam has created a team infrastructure that we believe best serves the needs of our customers: providing superior client service as well as design in the aluminum modular system industry. Moreover, with many of our product lines, Agam continues to develop and refine our system to better suit customers’ wants and needs. The most recent being an addition to the Fabric Holding series: the FH2001. Below is the FH2001 Extrusion. The rendering to the right is just one of the ways you can use the FH2001 to enhance your displays. Continue reading to find out how Agam has used the FH2001 Extrusion.

Concept Development of FH2001 Extrusion

The FH2001 is an eight-inch (200mm) deep extrusion that can be engineered to construct custom-sized lightboxes. Here are the most important design objectives Agam followed when creating the FH2001:

  • A slim, sturdy 200mm profile
  • Double-sided Silicone Edge Graphic (SEG) frame
  • Option between hard panel and fabric diffusers
  • Multiple light configuration possibilities

Agam manufactured a small sample using existing extrusions. There are two different sized miter and inline connectors for the FH2001: small and large. The smaller version is intended for frames of 6’x6’ or less, and the larger versions are for frames of 6’x6’ or more.

Development of Agam’s Lightbox Extrusion FH2001

Because of the slim profile of FH2001, the lights can be mounted very close to the edge of the frame, creating large, fully backlit displays without dark edges. The internal channels are spaced so that the number of LED strips can be easily doubled for an extra bright display.

Testing Lightbox Extrusion FH2001 at Agam

After the drawing was officially approved, and sample lengths of the FH2001 were received, our engineers built a full sized frame to test the strength, ease of assembly, and lighting effects. They also began determining the best way to incorporate different accessory pieces, such as base plates, side legs, and corner braces. All of these would be used to provide additional strength and stability, which is necessary for large-scale frames.

The best way to attach the base plate was to manufacture a custom plate with two holes. By lining up the two outer channels on the FH2001, this would secure the base plate to the rest of the light box.

Connections are made with carriage bolts, washers, and nuts, just like any other FH frame. By adding the second hole in the base, the bolts do not interfere with the LED strips in the center channel.

Successful Creation of Agam’s Lightbox Extrusion FH2001

The extra depth of the FH2001 frame creates space between the graphic and LEDs, so the light is appropriately diffused and evenly spaced.

Both design above demonstrate various applications of the FH2001.

Extendable PH1005 Extrusion

At Agam, we like to keep an open dialogue with our clients so that we can stay up to date with their needs. After a recent discussion with one of our clients, we found that they were looking for an expandable extrusion that could be used in multiple configurations of a booth.

 

To address this need we have created a PH1005 that can adapt to 4 different lengths within the meter on center system. The product utilizes two pieces of PH1005, with an In-Line Connector secured with an M4 screw to the shorter 8” piece. The other 29 9/16” piece of PH1005 has four 3/4” holes milled onto the flat face in our Aluminum Machining Center. These holes allow our custom length Push Button In-Line Connector to snap into place in different locations, resulting in an extrusion that move between 1 meter on center, 1 1/4 meter on center, 1 meter diagonal, and 1 1/2 meter on center.

With a CBX42 Connector attached on both ends, this versatile extrusion is ready to be implemented in any structure that utilizes meter on center proportions.

Carla – Industrial Designer


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