Anthony Innovations won the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) 2017 Global Innovation Awards for its QUADZilla sliding door roller.

The award was announced at the NAHB International Builders’ Show (IBS) in Orlando, Fla., on 10 January. The NAHB Global Innovation Awards recognize cutting-edge products and marketing approaches based on their innovation, functionality, good design, user experience, sustainability and uniqueness.

This new sliding door roller gives window and door fabricators and system designers the ability to build larger sliding panels with reduced rolling resistance, achieving smoother and quieter operation. Its thrust bearing design incorporated into the adjustment mechanism allows unaided hand adjustment to a panel weight of 1,300 pounds. This enables straightforward and cost-effective on-site adjustment and serviceability. The QUADZilla door roller is designed to suit existing standard rail profiles for large doors in high-spec residential and commercial applications.

“We are excited to receive the award, and humbled to have been the finalists alongside other great innovations,” said David King, export manager for Anthony Innovations. “We have worked closely with Western Windows, our valued OEM partner based in Arizona, to design and develop the QUADZilla door roller to help move some seriously large panels while still presenting a great performing door to the market. This roller is now available to the US market. 2018 will hold further collaborations with window and door manufacturers and more advancements from Anthony Innovations for the American and international markets.”

“We are pleased to have worked with Anthony Innovations on this award-winning component for our new 7600 multi-slide door,” said Cameron Wyatt, Western Windows’ vice president of design & supply chain. “Their high-quality hardware items, great service and good support set them apart from others in this industry. For these reasons, we chose them as key partners for our new door system which needed to be strong (DP50), green (0.30 u-factor) and of an extremely large size at 15 feet in height. With its load ratings and roller performance, the QUADZilla door roller allowed for our massive panels to move with ease. This was clearly an example of two great companies working together to solve design problems and make something great together.”

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