“We have been up and running for over 2 months now and I’m still in awe every time I see our Rhino equipment running—as are all of our employees. I just look over at our shop foreman with a smile on my face saying, ‘pretty fast huh?’ Of course, he couldn’t agree more! And, the autoloader is an absolute must, unless you just don’t have the room.” 

Jeff Nichols—Mission Glass, Seattle, WA

“Our equipment is running great! The whole experience has been great from my trip to Arizona—to the installation. We have cut our curtain wall fabrication time in almost half. Instead of handling material 2-3 times during the fabrication process, extrusions are coming out ready for shear blocks, and loaded right onto a skid or build table. We are working on a large screw spline Storefront job now, and our efficiency level has massively improved. We can concentrate on the actual screwing and erecting of the frames in lieu of laying out and drilling for horizontal joinery. In addition, I’m able to allocate labor completely different in my shop since we got our machine and get final product out the door much faster. The best part about this machine is that it can be run by anyone! After a few days training my shop foreman was running it confidently. The key was just getting him comfortable—as with anything new. When we decided to start automating our shop, I wanted machinery my glaziers could run. It was important to us that someone who knows our trade can now see product go from ‘stock length’ to ‘assembled unit’ and ‘deliver to the jobsite’. The Rhino 600 has made this process much more efficient and cutting labor costs at the same time.”

Mark Pettorini—Norwalk Glass Company, Norwalk, CT

“The Rhino 600 has been an excellent time saver in our fabrication shop, as we have decreased our required labor by 40% to 60% depending on which system is being processed. We can load up to 10 stock lengths of material—up to 32’0” length, and have the shear block/screw spline hole all layout and drill in the correct location, without using any manual labor other than at the point of loading and unloading the Rhino. This includes drilling curtain wall intermediate verticals that will be drilled on both side at the same time. The drilling and countersinking of the curtain wall horizontals are now done at the same time, versus our previous method of drilling the hole and then countersinking. With the production process of the Rhino, we no longer require a layout person—or a person to drill and countersink for shear blocks and screw spline, which is the labor that we have saved. The reduced labor has allowed us to lower our cost, allowing our company to be successful on more projects.”

Ron VanHorn—Lansing Glass, Lansing, MI

“We’ve been using the RhinoFab 600 for almost two years and in this time, this saw has cut our fabrication costs by approximately 35%. While there was a small learning curve, I would make this a priority for any glazing contractor looking to improve quality, productivity, and costs. This equipment will not disappoint."

Dave Wright—First Choice Glass, Raleigh, NC

“We bought the Rhino with a fast track 80,000 sf curtain wall project on the books. They installed the machine and trained us on the software and machine in time for use in fabricating the project. The Rhino saved us 50% on the fabrication labor.”

John Maganas—Malvern Glass, Malvern, PA