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Colt Shadotex is a controllable external fabric solar shading system that may be installed either vertically or horizontally in front of the façade. It can reduce solar heat gain, lower air conditioning running costs and lessen glare.

A Shadotex system consists of a fabric stretched between two sides of a louvre support frame. The fabric is manufactured with a weave to reduce solar glare and solar heat gain. It can also create attractive diffused light within the building. It can be given additional strength by coating the fabric in a special resin which dries hard. This type of product is extremely lightweight which allows large spans to be constructed without the need for additional supporting framework.

Shadotex shading systems are operated by linear actuators that have the capability to operate complete facades. Such systems comprise a series of louvres mounted onto a building which are attached to a system of levers and push rods which link them to a control system. The louvres may be fixed at any angle and rotate under motorized control.

Features/ benefits:

  • Shadotex is entirely customisable.
  • Many options - Shadotex is well suited to many different applications, from façades to glazed roofs. Such a louvre system can be positioned either horizontally or vertically.
  • Lightweight and allowing big spans - Shadotex can be given additional strength by coating the fabric in a special resin which dries hard. This type of product is extremely lightweight which allows large spans to be constructed without the need for additional supporting framework. The louvre spans depends on structural considerations and the kind of louvre blade selected. The support system is designed to compensate for thermal expansion.
  • Flexible controls - Shadotex shading systems are operated by linear actuators that have the capability to operate complete facades. A series of louvres are attached to a system of levers and push rods which link them to a control system. The louvres may be fixed at any angle and can rotate under motorised control within a range of up to 90⁰.
  • Robust design - All components including the supporting construction are manufactured from extruded aluminium alloy with stainless steel fixings.
  • Potential to reduce installation time – Shadotex can be provided in modular pre-assembled form.

General information
Size

As drawing

As schedule

Uniclass 2015
Louvre screen systems (Ss_25_50_45_45)Primary
Specification data - Louvre screen systems
Product Reference

Shadotex fabric louvre shading system

Size

As drawing

As schedule

Type

Fixed

Moveable

Louvre -
Fabric -
Type

Insert requirements.

Colour

Insert requirements.

Louvre blade width

Consult manufacturer for options.

Spacing

Consult manufacturer for options.

Louvre support system

Back hinged

Centrally pivoted

Offset

Finishes -
Side support arms

Anodised

Mill finish

Polyester powder coated, colour

Mounting brackets

Anodised

Mill finish

Polyester powder coated, colour

Support struts

Anodised

Mill finish

Polyester powder coated, colour

Support

Louvres supported on a central spine

Louvres supported on a central spine with louvre brackets

Optional louvre brackets for additional support.

Louvres supported over a skeletal frame

Can be adjusted depending on width and length to incorporate larger size blades.

Control method

ICS 4-Link

Soltronic 3

Standard product features

Angle of rotation:

0-90°.

Product Options

Size:

Consult with Colt for recommendations and details.

Louvre support system:

Shadotex is either centre pivoted or back hinged.

Materials:

  • Side support arms, mounting brackets and support struts: Aluminium. Fasteners are stainless steel.
  • Aluminium components can be supplied with mill finish or polyester powder coated. Consult with Colt International for availability of colours and to obtain samples.

Control methods:

  • ICS 4-Link: Provides accurate solar control and is particularly suited to larger projects. The system continually calculates the position of the sun and together with internal temperature and lighting sensors, controls the position of the louvres. Remote operation is also available via an internal modem interface.
  • Soltronic: A simplified version of ICS 4-Link, suitable for smaller projects.

Fixing:

Consult with Colt for recommendations and details.

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