Building Products

Product Production Experts From Asphalt Shingles to Fiber Cement Siding

control system for building product production

Quad Plus is an industry leading system integrator providing motors and controls for building products. We offer complete solutions, from meeting with your team and understanding your goals to creating a high quality, high specification system. Once you’re up and running, we provide parts and expertise to keep your systems operating efficiently.

Why Quad Plus?

Since our team has many years of experience with products and applications, that means you get the best solutions based on your requirements. We have implemented a means of continuous improvement by building on our past experience to improve processes as we commission new and retrofit existing systems.

We will take the time to understand your specification needs and install systems from the ground up, including 3D modeling of control system enclosures to ensure your requirements are met. Plus, we have long-standing partnerships with control system parts manufacturers to ensure fast sourcing and fair pricing. We also support systems on-site or remotely to keep your operation up and running. Our experienced engineers will exceed your expectations from day one.


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Building Product System Solutions

No matter what stage of building products implementation you are in, we can help. At Quad Plus, our team has the experience to build, power, control, and maintain every system from the most straightforward setup to the most complex.

Experience and Expertise

analyze and engineer your asphalt shingles manufacturing control system

Quad Plus engineers have many years of experience working in the building products industry. This experience has allowed us to increase line speeds and output quantity over the years through the process of continuous improvement. We analyze systems and provide recommendations for optimization, which can reduce waste and eliminate obstacles.

Control Strategies

fiber cement siding control system cabinet

To gain the most out of your equipment, adding controls and programming are essential. Our team of control experts will design, develop, and package everything needed to make your line easy to run from day one. Our commissioning approach for controls and control systems is what sets us apart from other system integrators.

Premium Support

repair service on control system for building product manufacturing

We provide secure, remote diagnostics and on-site service and repairs. That means faster troubleshooting and less downtime. Plus, we partner directly with control systems parts manufacturers to save you time and money.


Line Optimization

line optimization of a asphalt manufacturing production control system

We start by evaluating and characterizing your existing products and then make recommendations to improve your operations. This might include recalibration of controls to ensure the line is running at optimal speed while maintaining the highest levels of performance and quality possible.



True Process Control

In the asphalt shingle manufacturing process, coating and rock application must be handled correctly. We ensure that rocks and asphalt come together for a consistent application. We do this by fine-tuning and programming your controls, motors, and drives to work in harmony. Here are just a few ways that we can properly set up your system.

Tension Control

tension control on an asphalt manufacturing line to prevent breaks

The teams at Quad Plus have experience in tension and loop control. We can help your line run faster, with fewer breaks. We can even implement ways to prevent breaks from happening in the first place and make sure no rethreading is necessary, thus reducing downtime.

Web handling

prevent breaks, wrinkling, and tears, with proper web handling for your building products controls

Web handling requires an experienced team of engineers to properly feed the materials through the machine. Once the material begins moving, the proper tension and controls must be programmed and maintained to prevent breaks, wrinkling, and jams.

Gauge Control of the Coating

properly calibrated gauge control used to monitor coating process in building materials industry

Our control engineers will ensure that your gauging systems are properly calibrated to monitor the thickness of asphalt on the shingle backing during the coating process. This includes automatic monitoring, which can alert your team if there is an issue with application coatings. Actions can then be taken to correct the issue.


Asphalt Shingles Process

Coating


proper calibration of building materials control system for a consistent filler application

As mentioned above, drive and control systems are properly calibrated by our team for the correct application of coatings, whether that be asphalt, rock, or other coatings. Because an even look is essential, a measured and controlled amount of filler is added to asphalt for rock application and once asphalt is applied, rocks must be dropped in such a way to achieve consistency across all shingles.

Laminating


laminating application during the construction process of an asphalt shingle

During the shingle base construction process, multiple layers are brought together to form the heavier and stronger base of laminated shingles. Controlling this process and ensuring smooth and accurate combination of materials is our expertise.

Shingle Cutting


accurate cutting with proper aligning of machine controls

Once large rolls of shingle have been manufactured, the shingles can be cut to size. Quad Plus will align your machines to make the most precise and systematic cuts.

Packaging


asphalt shingle packaging and pallet

The final step is to package cut shingles and place them on pallets. As with the other steps in the process, our skilled team will develop the most efficient means to do this.


Fiber Cement Siding

control system for fiber cement siding with expertly designed control system

Modern production techniques have made fiber cement siding a popular choice for residential homes. Our team of control professionals understand the cement board siding production processes. As with shingles, we have the expertise to make sure your equipment is set up and programmed properly, and calibrated for fiber cement siding manufacturing.



Services Available

Quad Plus offers a wide variety of services to assist you no matter where you are in the system integration lifecycle. For new builds, we offer design and project management services, for existing plants, we can make your operation run smoother and more efficient. For plants with obsolete control systems, we can assist with retrofits and upgrades. No matter your business need, we have you covered!

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Experience the simplicity of a fully-integrated control system from design and development to manufacturing and implementation with fewer roadblocks. Whether you need local, national, or global service, Quad Plus has the industry experience and expertise to deliver solutions that work for every building products system. We stand by our work and our experts will support your installation once it’s complete.

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