These sloping blinds from SHY (UK) run parallel to the glazing. The blinds will automatically stop when fully open or fully closed but can be stopped at any point. When stopped the motors positioned at either end of the blind gently turn in opposite directions to tension the cloth and remove sag.
These motorised ZIP blinds from SHY (UK) show how it is possible to neatly provide light exclusion to large expanses of glazing by operating the blinds as a group. Using latest radio control technology (no wires to switches) it is possible to control blinds individually, in groups or all together (master control) or any combination of these.
These SHY (UK) ZIP motorised dimout blinds fitted to full height glazing in a school science laboratory a zip welded to the edge of the fabric which is then securely held in side channels to ensure the cloth remains firmly in place providing effective light exclusion.
The challenge at this site was to shade the top 9m of curtain walling. SHY (UK) used their custom designed 160mm diameter barrel which ensured that even given the overall blind size the deflection in the tube across the width was imperceptible. In total, just four Obscura blinds were used to cover a total area of some 125 square metres with the blinds neatly aligned with the vertical structural steelwork.
Shading a roof lantern using a horizontal blind is simple with SHY (UK). The fabric of the blinds is held securely with zips welded to the edges of the cloth and securely held within the side channels of the system.
The blind is operated by an electric motor and constant tension spring system. Control is typically by radio controlled handset but hardwired and BMS or home automation systems are available too.