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Rollshutters

Talius Rollshutters

Talius rollshutters are the ultimate solution when you want to protect your windows and, more importantly, what is behind them. They are strong, secure, and durable. They glide easily into place when you need them and retract into a convenient overhead box when you don’t. Our rollshutters come with either manual or motorized controls which ensure a smooth operation. And they can be tailored to harmonize with any exterior creating a truly cohesive look to the exterior of your home or business.

Rollshutters are installed on the exterior of buildings on windows and doors. Each is custom made and can be utilized in both domestic and commercial applications.  When closed, they protect exposed glass, prevent forced entry, and provide a strong barrier against crime. When retracted, you will enjoy a fully unobstructed view to the outside. Available in five standard colours or over 1800 custom colour options, they harmonize perfectly with your existing style and decor. For businesses and organizations, your rollshutter can also work to promote your corporate identity. Apply photo-quality graphics to convert your rollshutter into a creative advertising medium.

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Talius Rollshutters – An Introduction

A rollshutter is a rolling door, window or opening cover that consists of many horizontal slats connected and guided by a rail system. Rollshutters are useful for security and vandalism protection, storm protection, sun protection and increasing energy efficiency. They can be used in residential, commercial, and institution applications. Rollshutters can be used in interior or exterior applications and are custom made to harmonize with each building.

Talius rollshutters are made from high-quality aluminum making them lightweight but durable. Talius offers 6 different profile options, 5 stock colours, and custom painting with over 1800 available options to match your project. Talius offers manual or motorized operation with a variety of control options and security features to suit your needs.

Solutions and Applications Chart

Rollshutter Maximum Dimensions

The rollshutter unit must satisfy width, height and area maximum limitations. If the rollshutter unit consists of more than one curtain section, the limitations apply to each curtain section individually. Depending on the operator device selected, the maximum dimensions of the curtain section may be further reduced due to operator lifting capacity limitations.

Please note that the maximum area is not the product of maximum width and maximum height. 

If any of these ‘exceptions’ apply to your application, contact Talius at 1-800-665-5550 for more specific technical advice and information.

 

Mounting Options: Width Dimensions (“A”)

Face-of-Wall Installation

Use the generic face-of-wall mount diagram below to assist in determining your width dimensions. Regardless of which type of guide rails you select, provide the critical width dimension for each application; either the (A1) dimension if the guide rail must not encroach on the opening, or the (A2) dimension if the overall width of the rollshutter unit must fit between an obstruction.

 

Between Jamb Installation

Use the generic jamb mount diagram below to assist in determining your width dimensions. When mounting a rollshutter unit between window jambs or between posts (jamb mount), the critical dimension required is the overall rollshutter unit width (A2), which is typically equal to, or slightly less than, the opening width of the structure. You can mount most guide rails through the curtain channel and into the mounting structure as shown below, however, for greater stability and generally easier installation, you could order the optional “L” Build-up for mounting the guide rails to the installation.

 

Mounting Options: Height Dimensions (“B”)

Face-of-Wall Installation

For rollshutters mounted face-of-wall over a window or similar opening, ensure that the guide rail height (B1) extends slightly below the opening, and a minimum of 2″ (51 mm) above the opening, or the opening window sash.  An optional “L” sill may be added below the guide rails, or an optional “U” sill may be added between the guide rails. If you are adding the “U” sill below the guide rails, add 1 7/8” to the B dimension to allow the rollshutter to rest below the clear opening. Refer to the chart shown under Panel Boxes to determine the required minimum clearance above the top of the guide rails for the appropriate panel box.

Below-Header Installation

When mounting tight below a header, or other obstruction, the critical height dimension is the overall unit height (B2). With this mounting method, the clear opening height clearance which remains is equal to the overall unit height (B2) less the height of the appropriate panel box plus 2″ (51 mm) for the curtain’s bottom profile. Refer to the chart shown under Panel Boxes to determine the appropriate panel box size. In the generic diagram shown below, the vertical mounting structure posts have been omitted for clarity.

Rollshutter Panel Boxes

Rollshutter Rail Options

Talius has various rail options for rollshutters chosen based on the application and what curtain profile is being used on the project.

For general applications where security is not a concern, Talius recommends the PRO series rail. These rails are a one-part rail system that are generally used for interior applications or residential projects where the rollshutter is being used for solar protection.

For increased security, Talius recommends the SAFE series rail. The safe rail is a two-part rail that actively hides the fasteners from the outside once the installation process is complete. The cap prevents tampering with the fasteners once installed, increasing the security of the shutter.

For rollshutters that are wider than 6’ or need increased security or wind load protection, Talius recommends the PRO-40, and SAFE-40. These rails come with a wider channel which increases the amount of penetration into the rail channel by the curtain profiles. This decreases the chance that the curtain may be forced out of the rail system by a persistent burglar or high winds. The PRO and SAFE series rails are available for the HQ Macro, SHIELD Mini and SAFE Mini profiles.

The Talius SafeGuard End Retention System is designed for maximum strength and resistance against both positive and negative forces associated with high wind load and burglar attempts for use with our SAFE Mini profile only. It features the Talius SafeGuard Rail with a unique wind-lock channel, a special end retention insert with wind-lock, and an optional reinforced bottom profile.

For all rollshutters with an AG-77 curtain profile, the GR-100 rail is used (see below). For SAFE View rollshutters, the GRM-66 or the GR-75 rail is used (see below). The unit size and rollup diameter will determine the panel box size which will also determine which rail size is required. Talius will determine this for you.

Rollshutter Guide Rails

Curtain Profile Options – Overview

HQ Macro

A light-duty, roll-formed aluminum profile with an insulated core and tough enamel finish. Typically used in residential applications for shading, privacy, cold and heat protection, and noise reduction. Typically used in commercial applications for privacy on relatively narrow spaces where security is not needed.

SHIELD Mini

A medium-duty, roll-formed aluminum profile with a hard foam core, improved dent resistance, and very durable polyurethane/polymide top coat. Typically used in residential applications for shading, privacy, cold and heat protection, noise reduction, and vandalism protection. Typically used in commercial applications for counter enclosures, cabinets and storage areas for privacy, visual appearance, vandalism protection.

SAFE Mini

A heavy-duty, roll-formed aluminum profile with super-hard resin core and tough enamel finish. Typically used in residential and commercial applications for high wind and storm protection and interior and exterior high-security applications.

AG-77

A larger, more robust roll-formed aluminum profile with a polyurethane foam core and tough enamel finish. This profile meets EN12424 wind load resistance Class 4 for units up 14.26 m2, Class 3 for units between 14.25 m2 and 18.3m2, and Class 2 for units between 18.3 m2 and 20 m2 . The AG-77 profile also provides increased energy-efficiency with a higher R-value than our other rollshutter profiles.

Typically used in residential and commercial projects for medium to high security and for storm protection. Commonly used for large window and door protection, garage doors, counter enclosures, storage areas, and for rolling door applications.

SAFE View

An extruded aluminum profile with two profile types available – grille and perforated. Typically used in commercial applications when both high security and visibility or light-transmittance are needed.

HQ Macro

A light-duty, roll-formed aluminum profile with an insulated core and tough enamel finish.

Typical Applications and Solutions:

  • Residential applications for shading, privacy, cold and heat protection, and noise reduction
  • Commercial applications for closing off counter pass-thru areas with relatively narrow openings for privacy and/or visual appearance, and where security is not a major objective.

Standard Colours

Panel Box Limitations

Heights shown are guide rail heights (B1). Ensure sufficient room above the guide rails for the rollshutter panel box. In addition, the curtain’s bottom profile protrudes approximately 2″ (50 mm) below the bottom of the panel box when the curtain is fully rolled up. Therefore, measure the rollshutter purposely high enough to clear any opening window or door parts, or tops of counter enclosures.

Note: This chart is intended to be a reference guide only. If you have headroom limitations on your project please contact us at 1-800-665-5550.

Wind Load Information

The graph below shows blow-out wind speed for unprotected, free-standing rollshutter curtains. Where rollshutters cover windows and doors you may expect considerably better performance due to the protection offered by the overall wall surface.

Testing was done at the curtain heights stated in the graph. Performance of the actual rollshutter will improve slightly if the application is lower in height than the tested unit. Conversely, performance will decrease slightly if your actual rollshutter is taller than the tested unit.

SHIELD Mini

A medium-duty, roll-formed aluminum profile with a hard foam core, improved dent resistance, and a very durable polyurethane/polymide top coat.

Typical Applications and Solutions
  • Wide variety of residential applications for shading, privacy, cold and heat protection, noise reduction, and vandalism protection.
  • Wide variety of commercial applications including over windows and doors, and for closing off counter pass-thru areas, cabinets and storage areas for privacy and/or visual appearance, and for vandalism protection.
  • Choose SHIELD Mini when the curtain covers a rather wide, yet relatively low opening and when moderate security is desired.

Standard Colours

Panel Box Limitations

Heights shown are guide rail heights (B1). Ensure sufficient room above the guide rails for the rollshutter panel box. In addition, the curtain’s bottom profile protrudes approximately 2″ (50mm) below the bottom of the panel box when the curtain is fully rolled up. Therefore, measure the rollshutter purposely high enough to clear any opening window or door parts, or tops of counter enclosures.

Note: This chart is intended to be a reference guide only.  If you have headroom limitations on your project please contact us at 1-800-665-5550.

Wind Load Information

The graph below shows blow-out wind speed for unprotected, free-standing rollshutter curtains. Where rollshutters cover windows and doors you may expect considerably better performance due to the protection offered by the overall wall surface.

Testing was done at the curtain heights stated in the graph. Performance of the actual rollshutter will improve slightly if the application is lower in height than the tested unit. Conversely, performance will decrease slightly if your actual rollshutter is taller than the tested unit.

SAFE Mini™

A heavy-duty, roll-formed aluminum profile with a super-hard resin core and tough enamel finish.

Typical Applications and Solutions

  • Residential and Commercial window and door applications for high wind, storm, and hurricane protection. It also provides excellent protection against cold and heat.
  • Commercial and residential high-security applications including window and door protection, security for counter enclosures, storage areas and tobacco, liquor, computer, electronics or medical filing cabinets.

 

Colour Selection

 

Panel Box Limitations

Heights shown are the guide rail heights (B1). Ensure sufficient room above the guide rails for the rollshutter panel box. In addition, the curtain’s bottom profile protrudes approximately 2″ (50mm) below the bottom of the panel box when the curtain is fully rolled up. Therefore, measure the rollshutter purposely high enough to clear any opening window or door parts, or tops of counter enclosures.

Note: This chart is intended to be a reference guide only. Panel box sizes may vary depending on the required shaft size and hanger lock presence. If you have headroom limitations on your project please contact us at 1-800-665-5550.

 

Wind Load Information

The graph below shows blow-out wind speed for unprotected, free-standing rollshutter curtains. Where rollshutters cover windows and doors you may expect considerably better performance due to the protection offered by the overall wall surface.

Testing was done at the curtain heights stated in the graph. Performance of the actual rollshutter will improve slightly if the application is lower in height than the tested unit. Conversely, performance will decrease slightly if your actual rollshutter is taller than the tested unit.

Safe Mini™ with SafeGuard End Retention Rail System

The Talius SafeGuard End Retention System is designed for use with our SAFE Mini profile only. It features the Talius SafeGuard Rail with a unique wind-lock channel, a special end retention insert with wind-lock, and an optional reinforced bottom profile.

The SafeGuard system provides increased strength and resistance against both positive and negative forces associated with high wind load and burglar attempts. For applications where break-in attempts are frequent, this system is virtually impenetrable and for applications where high winds and tropical storms are common, the SafeGuard End Retention system will ensure the greatest protection.

Burglar Certification

The SafeGuard End Retention System has been tested in Europe for high-security applications and has achieved an RC2 certification for Burglar Resistance under European Standard EN1627.

The European Standard EN1627 encompasses several resistance classes which are based on the type of tools used to simulate a break-in and the length of time measured to succeed in gaining entry. Qualifying for the RC2 certification is very significant since there is no similar rating system in North America for rollshutters, making the European Standard the only industry benchmark.

The SafeGuard End Retention System was able to achieve this certification due to the combination of the additional wind-lock incorporated into the end retention insert, the unique wind-lock channel within the SafeGuard rail, and the reinforced bottom profile.

Optional Bottom Profile

The SafeGuard reinforced bottom profile is designed to reduce deflection by providing greater strength to the rollshutter curtain. It should be noted that testing for the RC2 certification was performed using all SafeGuard components. Therefore, if you choose to opt-out of the reinforced bottom profile, the unit can not be deemed an RC2 certified product. Talius recommends selecting the SafeGuard bottom profile for applications intended to combat strong winds or where high security is required.

When the reinforced bottom profile is not the preferred choice, the rollshutter unit will be supplied with the Talius regular bottom profile.

Typical Applications and Solutions
  • Residential, commercial and institutional window and door applications for high-security, wind, storm and hurricane protection.
  • Ideal for garage doors, patio enclosures, or any location where no structural support exists behind the rollshutter curtain.
  • May also be used to secure counter enclosures, storage areas and tobacco, liquor, computer, electronics or medical filing cabinets.
  • Provides an energy-efficient solution to lower on-demand energy use in both hot and cold climates.

Panel Box Limitations

Please refer to the SAFE Mini panel box limitation charts.

If you have headroom limitations on-site, please contact our Inside Sales team with your site details for accurate sizing.

Wind Load Information

The graph below shows blow-out wind speed for unprotected, free-standing rollshutter curtains. Where rollshutters cover windows and doors you may expect considerably better performance due to the protection offered by the overall wall surface.

Testing was done at the curtain heights stated in the graph. Performance of the actual rollshutter will improve slightly if the application is lower in height than the tested unit. Conversely, performance will decrease slightly if your actual rollshutter is taller than the tested unit.

Build-up

Regular Talius build-up can be used however, there is no flange on the SafeGuard Rail for it to slide onto. Where build up is required, Talius recommends using aluminum tubing.

AG-77

The new AG-77 profile replaces the Talius Shield Standard profile. Made of heavy-duty, roll-formed aluminum with a polyurethane foam core and tough enamel finish, this profile is intended for large openings and superior storm protection.

Combined with our GR-100 rail and fitted with side locks that hook inside the guide rails to hold the curtain in alignment, this system has increased strength required for large openings and to provide superior storm protection. A built-in locking mechanism ensures the rollshutter curtain remains secure.

This system also features a rolling carriage that shifts forward or backward when the curtain is lowered or raised. This feature adjusts as needed to accommodate the roll-up diameter of the rollshutter curtain to ensure smooth operation.

 

Typical Applications and Solutions
  • Residential and commercial medium to high-security applications including window and door protection, storm protection, garage doors, counter enclosures and storage areas, and for rolling door applications.

 

 

 

Colour Selection

 

Panel Box Limitations

Heights shown are the guide rail heights (B1). Ensure sufficient room above the guide rails for the rollshutter panel box. In addition, the curtain’s bottom profile protrudes approximately 2″ (50mm) below the bottom of the panel box when the curtain is fully rolled up. Therefore, measure the rollshutter purposely high enough to clear any opening window or door parts, or tops of counter enclosures.

Note: This chart is intended to be a reference guide only. If you have headroom limitations on your project please contact us at 1-800-665-5550.

 

Wind Load Information

The graph below shows blow-out wind speed for unprotected, free-standing rollshutter curtains. Where rollshutters cover windows and doors you may expect considerably better performance due to the protection offered by the overall wall surface.

Testing was done at the curtain heights stated in the graph. Performance of the actual rollshutter will improve slightly if the application is lower in height than the tested unit. Conversely, performance will decrease slightly if your actual rollshutter is taller than the tested unit.

SAFE View

SAFE View Rollshutters are available with your choice of extruded aluminum grille or perforated profiles, allowing for security as well as light transmission, ventilation and visibility. SAFE View Grille 56 rollshutters offer 42% light transmission and SAFE View Perforated 56 rollshutters offer 29% light transmission. Features roll carriage assembly to ensure smooth operation for the life of the unit. Solid and secure, environmentally friendly and lightweight aluminum grilles and perforated slats are more resistant to corrosion, rain and fluctuations in temperature compared to steel product solutions.

Typical Applications and Solutions

  • Stylish appearance harmoniously suits any building architecture, storefronts, small shops, counter enclosures and the interior of modern shopping centers.
  • Perfect for shop front windows to allow for 24-hour visibility.

 

Specifications

 

Profile Combination Options

 

Size Limitations

The SAFE View Grille 56 and SAFE View Perforated 56 have an additional profile called a “Reinforcement Bar”. The reinforcement bar can be added in different combinations to both Grille and Perforated curtains to allow for larger curtain areas. Please see combination options below:

 

SAFE View Component Options

Multiple Section Rollshutters

Available for HQ Macro, SHIELD Mini and SAFE Mini

A multiple section rollshutter has a single panel box and multiple curtain sections for the purpose of esthetics or cost effectiveness. A split has multiple curtain sections with either a centre rail, two back to back rails or two back to back rails with a space in between. Multiple sections on the rollshutter can be operated with one or more operators.

Notes About Splitting Rollshutters

In almost all cases where a rollshutter has one or more splits, and is controlled by a single operator, the horizontal level of the bottom profile may be out by approximately 1/4″ (6mm) to 3/8” (9mm) between the first bottom profile and the last when the curtains are fully rolled up. This is a natural occurrence which does not affect the performance of the product and is purely an aesthetic issue.

Maximum Dimensions

HQ Macro, SHIELD Mini and SAFE Mini have a maximum overall panel box width of 230” (5.8m). For approximate maximum section widths and heights, please refer to the individual profile pages. AG-77 and SAFE View rollshutters are available as single span units only.

Centre Rail Options – Per One Split Location

Rollshutter Paint Options

Talius offers 5 standard rollshutter colors and over 1800 custom color options.

Note: AG-77 is not available in Beige. Safe View is only available in silver and cannot be custom painted or anti-graffiti coated.

 

Talius Custom Paint Options

Talius offers over 1800 custom colours available through the Benjamin Moore paint fan or by custom colour matching. Talius custom paints each product in our state of the art manufacturing facility using a two-component pure polyurethane paint system that utilizes aliphatic isocyanate reacted with resin polyols. This paint is the same as those commonly applied in demanding conditions such as commercial air crafts, chemical plants, oil and gas platforms, and commercial ships like ferries or navy ships. There will be a minuscule change in the gloss and colour level over the first 5 years. Over the first 15 years a colour change between 1-4 McAdam units can be expected, where 1 is not perceptible to the human eye. The topcoat will continue to provide chemical, corrosion, and abrasion resistance under normal conditions solidly throughout the product’s lifetime.

 

Talius Anti-Graffiti Coating

Talius offers the option of an anti-graffiti coating on all rollshutters. This is a cross-linked polyurethane coating designed for maximum surface protection designed to allow for easy clean up of graffiti from exposed rollshutter surfaces. Talius Anti-Graffiti Coating is a clear coat that provides a gloss finish over stock and custom colors and offers a non-stick surface, allowing you to wipe away graffiti. A few advantages of Anti-Graffiti Coating include:

• Repels dirt and graffiti spray
• Saves money and reduces clean up costs
• Preserves your image
• Protects from a wide range of substrates

With outstanding resistance to chemicals and excellent color-retention, Talius Anti-Graffiti Coatings highly abrasion-resistant surface make it an ideal choice for rollshutters used in public areas and schools.
Talius Anti-Graffiti coating is a modified aliphatic-polyurethane coating with enhanced abrasion resistance to provide resistance to chemicals, abrasions and impact. Talius Release is a clear coat that provides a gloss finish over stock and custom colors, and offers color retention and a non-stick surface. Talius Release coating is applied with a dry film thickness of 1.0 –2.0 mils (25-50 microns). Hardness: ASTM D3363, 2H. Solvent Resistance: ASTM D4752, 100 MEK rubs; NO failure. Abrasion Resistance: 1000 cycles CS-17, ASTM D4060, 32 mg loss. Impact Resistance: ASTM D2794, 40 in lbs; NO failure. Flexibility: ASTM D522, 1/8” mandrel blend; NO failure.

 

Logo Printing

Talius rollshutter curtains provide an excellent opportunity to attract attention during closure periods while maintaining protection against vandalism and break-ins.

Print your logo, advertise products or add a photo-quality image directly on the Rollshutter curtain. Make use of your window coverage to make a statement and stand out from the rest.

Rollshutter Locking Options

Rollshutter Storm Bars

Storm bars are strong aluminum extrusions mounted temporarily by the customer in front and/or behind the rollshutter curtain. Their purpose is to provide additional strength against curtain blowouts by strong winds. Customers typically clip a storm bar in place when a storm warning is issued or when a rollshutter in an area with high wind speeds is left unoccupied over a period of time.

The design of storm bars allow for easy and fast clip-in action at the top and bottom. Rollshutters are able to operate while storm bars are in place. A rollshutter equipped with a storm bar in the curtain centre typically experiences an increase in the blow out wind speed limit in excess of 50%.

Rollshutters that have no barrier behind them, such as a window or door, required a storm bar on both sides of the curtain. This is to protect against blowouts in both directions due to positive and negative wind forces. In these cases, one such pair of storm bars accounts only for the increase in wind load protection of a single storm bar.

Storm Bar

Cross Bar

Storm Bar Mounting Location Examples:

The following is an example of a typical mounting location for most applications. You may order one or more storm bars for Position A. For Position A locations, the factory will base the default storm bar height on the height of the guide rails, unless you specify otherwise. Note that the cross bar will be mounted tight against the folded lip of the panel box removable access lid, providing the proper clearance between the storm bar and the face of the curtain.

Below are two examples of alternate mounting locations. You may order one or more storm bars for Position “B” only, or for Positions “A” and “B”. For Position “B” locations, you must specify the opening height where the storm bar is to be located. Mounting plates will be provided for Position “B” storm bars, and must be positioned on site so that the clearance between the storm bar and the face of the curtain is between 3/8″ – 1/2″ (10 – 12mm).

Rollshutter Build-Up and Sills

Talius build-up is designed to make installing rollshutters easier when your mounting surface is not flush or square. Build-up is available in our 5 standard colors or can be custom painted to match your installation.  Our build-up slides together with our PRO and SAFE guide rail series to ensure a snug and secure fit.

Talius Sills

Talius rollshutters must close down onto a sill. When a natural sill is not present at the site the L-shaped sill OR the SAFE U-sill can be utilized. If increased security is required Talius recommends the SAFE U-sill. This is a channel sill that the rollshutter rolls down into. This unique sill prevents the insertion of tools that could pry-up the rollshutter.

 

 

 

 

Talius Build-Up

Talius build up comes in three different options, 3/8” (9.5mm), 7/8” (22mm) and L-Build Up. Talius recommends utilizing these build-up options on existing sites where rollshutters are being added and the opening is not level or sites where door handles or other obstructions need to be cleared. Talius build-up easily fits onto the PRO and SAFE series rails and other build up, allowing you to use them in combination. See below for common locations and diagrams of build-up for your project.

 

3/8″ & 7/8″ Build-up

 

L-Shaped Build-up

The L Build-Up may be slid onto the PRO or SAFE guide rail or regular Build-Up. Its flange is marked with tiny grooves for easy, straight cutting down to required size on job site. It may be slid onto a rail with the flange flush to the edge of the rail or 1 5/16” (33 mm) offset from the edge of the rail.

 

Build-Up Tubing

The Slide-on and L-Shaped build-up will be suitable for most applications where additional clearance is required. However, when build-up depth exceeds 1 3/4” (45 mm), it is recommended that build-up tubing is used for greater surface mounting stability.

Rollshutter Manual Operator Options

Manual Operator

Talius offers manually operated rollshutters with tape operators, torsion springs and manual gear with crank. The most common manually operated option is gear with crank. All manually operated rollshutters have limitations that depend on the size and weight of the rollshutter curtain. Please contact Talius at 1-800-665-5550 with your project details if you require a manual operator.

 

Tape Operator

Tape operators are chosen most often for small and medium residential rollshutters or counter enclosures up to 24kg (53lbs) where the public has no access to the operator. Tape operators are amongst the most cost-efficient operators however they are quite limited as they can only operate rollshutters with a light curtain weight. Tape operators offer low security as the box or tape may easily be tampered with. Talius offers both small and large tape operators, chosen based on the size of the unit.

 

Torsion Spring

Torsion spring operators are installed inside the shaft, pre-loaded to provide tension in the upward direction. To keep the rollshutter in a closed position there is a manual slide lock or key lock on the bottom profile. Torsion spring operators are most often used commercially in counter enclosures, cabinets with cigarette or liquor storage, or entrance doors that are the last place of entry for the building.

 

Gear with Crank Rod

Manual gear with crank-operated rollshutters have multiple mounting options as seen below. Cranks can come as a removable unit with a bell connector or attached to the wall or panel box. Standard crank rod lengths are 68” in the extended position however custom lengths are available.

 

Manual with gear rollshutters can be operated from the panel box side of the rollshutter or out the back of the panel box. The universal that controls the gear can then go through the wall with the bell connector mounted on the inside of the wall. This application is often used when the rollshutter is mounted on top of a window and the customer would like operation inside of the building or on counter enclosures when the rollshutter is mounted face of wall of the exterior wall.

 

Manual Override Option

Talius offers manual override motors for rollshutters. These motors have a gear system that allows operation of the rollshutter if the power access has been cut or the motor is broken. These crank rods come with an attached universal that is fed into the gear system allowing the user to crank the rollshutter open or closed. These motors are often used on rollshutters that cover main entrance doors ensure access to the building in the event of a power outage. Please note that manual operation of a manual override motor should only be used if there is no power to the motor. Utilizing this function when the motor has power can damage the motor.

Rollshutter Motorized Operator Options

An Overview

Talius offers two main motor options for Rollshutters, Standard Limit Motors and Somfy RTS Motors. Both motor types are available in a variety of torque capacities to operate any size of Rollshutter.

Standard Limit Motors

High-quality Standard Limit tubular motors are designed for reliable, long-lasting, maintenance-free operation. These motors are hard-wired, with hard-wired switches, and feature mechanical limits. The standard limit motor can be operated with the flip of a switch or the push of a button. Choose from a variety of controls including:  single switches for individual operation such as Decora Paddle Switches or Keyswitches, or add relays to allow for group control of multiple Talius products from one master location.

Standard Features:

  • 110v/60 Hz
  • UL/ULC certified
  • Thermal overload switch
  • 6’-10′ Motor cable
Somfy RTS Motors

Somfy Radio Technology (RTS) products provide flexible, convenient options. Somfy RTS motors feature built-in radio frequency receivers and electronic limit switches for simple programming.  The motors can be operated via hand-held transmitter(s), wireless wall switches, timers, or even from the convenience of a smart device. When combined with the appropriate interface, this motor will integrate with a fire alarm, or building automation system.

Standard Features:

  • 110 v/60 Hz
  • UL/ULC certified
  • Thermal overload switch
  • Interim stop position
  • Standard 6-10’ cable. 24’ cable option available

Note: Both Standard Limit Motors and Somfy RTS Motors have manual override motor options

Motor Preparation Package

Purchase this package with a manual operator if there is concern that the customer may find it difficult to operate the manual Rollshutter in future years, or if the customer simply does not wish to spend the additional cost for a motorized operator at this time but may want to motorize in the future. This package installs during manufacturing all the necessary components, except the motor and switch, for motorized operation. This makes it less time consuming and expensive for the customer to convert to a motorized operator at a later time. The customer simply purchases a motor and switch in the future, and the installer can easily remove the existing manual operator and field-install the new motor and switch, without any further components required.


Switches for Standard Limit Motors

If you have selected your rollshutter with standard limit motorized operation, you’ll need to select an appropriate switching device for your motor. Numerous options exist from simple switches and key switches to Group Control, Timers, and Remote Control. The following pages contain typical switching components that you may select from. For more special switching requirements, such as sun and wind sensors or home automated controls, please contact Inside Sales for additional switching solutions that may be available for your application.

Important Electrical Notes

A certified electrician should perform all wiring connections for motors and switching devices. Follow the approved wiring information provided for each motor and switching device, and do not deviate without approval from the manufacturer. DO NOT wire more than one Standard Limit Tubular Motor to a single switch without the use of special switching devices available through the manufacturer. Only switching controls for tubular motors approved by the manufacturer can be used on our rollshutters to prevent voiding the warranty, possible damage to your product and home, or personal injury. Contact the manufacturer for additional information or clarification on any electrical component.

Standard Limit Motor Switches

Standard limit motors are easily operated with the flip of a switch or the push of a button. Choose from a variety of controls including:

  • Single switches for individual operation.
  • Group controls for operating multiple Talius products from one location.
  • Timer switches for convenient, automated opening and closing.
What is the difference between Maintained and Momentary Switches?

Maintained switches are three-position switches featuring an up, down and stop position. Maintained switches are designed to allow the user to operate the switch in the direction of their choice (up or down) and the switch will operate the rollshutter continuously until it has hit its upper or lower limit unless otherwise interrupted in the stop position.

NOTE: Maintained switches allow the operator to let go of the switch and allow the motor to keep running until it reaches its upper or lower limit. 

Momentary switches are three-position switches featuring an up, down, and stop position. Momentary switches are designed to allow the user full control of the operation of the rollshutter by having to keep contact with the switch in the direction of their choice (up or down) and the ability to stop the operation by releasing their hold on the switch.

Momentary switches are ideal for areas in which safety of small children or animals is a concern, or where the operator needs to monitor the operation of the rollshutter to ensure that it does not project downward on any objects that may damage the objects or the rollshutter.

 

Standard Limit Motor Component Options 
Transmitters for Somfy RTS Motors

If you have selected a rollshutter with Somfy RTS motorized operation, an appropriate switching device will need to be selected. One of the benefits of the Somfy RTS option is the ability to easily operate multiple units from a single transmitter. Talius offers transmitters that allow for the operation of up to 16 units on a single transmitter.

Somfy transmitters have a range of approximately 65’ through double-reinforced concrete. However, this range can vary slightly based on factors such as interference, building construction, wiring, and location of components. If you find that you are having this issue or that you need a longer range an RTS Repeater can be used to extend the range of the signal.

 

Control your rollshutter with your phone

The Somfy® myLink™ allows you to use your smart phone to control your Rollshutters, even when away from home. The myLink allows for full control of your Rollshutter and includes individual control, group control, remote access and a 7-day schedule.

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The Somfy myLink™ allows you to enjoy your Radio Technology Somfy® (RTS) motorized solutions even more with IFTTT (If This, Then That) technology. IFTTT is a free, web-based service that allows myLink to communicate with other smart home solutions easily.
Now, your connected devices and apps work together to create the ultimate ambiance, automatically. Get started immediately with Applets by Somfy, or create your own, to maximize your experience based on conditions.

 

 

Somfy RTS Handheld Transmitters

Lets you operate a motorized rollshutter from anywhere in or around the building. These compact hand-held transmitters are personally coded for maximum security with up, stop and down push bottoms make using them just as easy as a wall switch.

 

Tips for Integrating Rollshutters with Home Automation

The popularity of home automation has been increasing greatly in recent years due to much higher affordability and simplicity through smartphone and tablet connectivity. A home automation system integrates electrical devices in a house with each other. The techniques employed in home automation include those in building automation as well as the control of domestic activities. Devices may be connected through a home network to allow control by a personal computer, and may allow remote access from the internet. Through the integration of information technologies with the home environment, systems and appliances are able to communicate in an integrated manner which results in convenience, energy efficiency, and safety benefits.

Talius Rollshutters can be integrated with a variety of home automation systems. To assist in specifying the right solution for your clients, please use the following questions as a guide. After you have obtained answers to these questions, please contact Talius with this information and let us consult you on determining the appropriate motor and interface solution for your client.

  1. What is the name of the home automation system manufacturer?
  2. Is there an automation contractor involved?
  3. What is the application?
    1. Commercial or Residential?
    2. Windows and/or Doors?
    3. Are there concerns that the units might operate when a door, out opening casement or awning window is open?
    4. Provide a general description of what our products are being used for and the desired function
  4. How many rollshutter units are involved?
  5. What is the largest Rollshutter required for this project?
  6. What is the control configuration?
    1. Is individual control required?
    2. Is master control required?
    3. Is sub-group control required?
  7. How will the units be operated?
    1. Strictly by the building automation system, or does the customer desire additional switches or controls?
  8. Are there special control considerations?
    1. Does the client want remote control?
    2. Are weather sensors requested?
    3. Are times requested?
  9. Is there any resistance from the building owner or automation contractor to using a Radio Frequency system?
    1. Are there considerations with respect to radio reception, interference or range that might lead us to stick with a hard wired solution?

This is basic guideline for considerations when integrating rollshutters with a home automation system. If you have any further questions, please contact our Inside Sales team at insidesales@talius.com, or toll free at 800.665.5550.