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Description

A Colt Solarfin shading system can reduce solar heat gain, lower air conditioning running costs, and lessen glare whilst maximising the use of natural daylight.

Features and benefits:

  • A wide range of louvres – Solarfin louvres are available in various configurations and colours to meet specific design requirements.
  • Flexible controls - Solarfin shading systems can be operated by linear actuators that have the capability to operate complete facades. Either the series of louvres are attached to a system of levers and push rods which link them to a control system, or they are moved using gearboxes. The louvres can rotate round 90⁰ under motorised control with the lever system and 360⁰ with the gearbox system.
  • Robust - All components including the supporting construction are manufactured from extruded aluminium alloy with stainless steel fixings. The system is designed to compensate for thermal expansion. The hollow sections of the louvres optimise their weight to strength ratios.
  • Potential to reduce installation time – Solarfin can be provided in modular pre-assembled form.

General information
Size

As drawing ___

As schedule ___

Material

Louvre blades, side support arms, mounting brackets and support struts: Aluminium (fasteners are stainless steel)

Uniclass 2015
Projecting brise soleil systems (Ss_25_50_45_65)Primary
Specification data - Projecting brise soleil systems
Product Reference

Colt Solarfin fixed or moveable extruded louvre solar shading system

Arrangement

Fixed

Moveable

Size

As drawing ___

As schedule ___

Type

CEL 150/34

Elliptical; width 150 mm, height 34 mm.

CEL 200/34

Elliptical; width 200 mm, height 34 mm.

CEL 250/40

Elliptical; width 250 mm, height 40 mm.

CHL 250/40

Wing shape; width 250 mm, height 41 mm.

CEL 300/50

Elliptical; width 300 mm, height 50 mm.

CEL 350/55

Elliptical; width 350 mm, height 55 mm.

CEL 400/60

Elliptical; width 400 mm, height 60 mm.

CEL 450/65

Elliptical; width 450 mm, height 65 mm.

Finish -
FinishType

Mill aluminium

Polyester powder coated – colour

Insert requirements.

Anodised

Side support arms

Mill aluminium

Polyester powder coated – colour ___

Anodised

Mounting brackets

Mill aluminium

Polyester powder coated – colour ___

Anodised

Support struts

Mill aluminium

Polyester powder coated – colour ___

Anodised

Control -
ControlType

Manual

ICS 4-Link

Soltronic

Fixing

Into brickwork

Into concrete

Into curtain walling

Into steelwork

Standard product features

Material:

Louvre blades, side support arms, mounting brackets and support struts: Aluminium (fasteners are stainless steel).

Product Options

Product reference:

Code refers to louvre blade profile type and width.

Sizes:

  • Fins: Standard one-piece extrusions in widths up to 400 mm and multiple clipped together extrusions in widths up to 1050 mm.
  • Special profiles: Available in a wide range of shapes and sizes, 60-750 mm wide. Large bespoke profiles can be up to 1050 mm wide.
  • All spans subject to wind load calculations. Deflection of the fin is limited to span / 100. Deflection of supporting steel is limited to span / 100.

Finish:

  • Aluminium components: Mill, polyester powder coated to RAL colours or anodised.
  • Consult with Colt for availability of colours and to obtain samples.

Controls:

  • 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.
  • Controllable louvres normally pivot through up to 90° and can be controlled either manually (via a crank handle) or by an electronic control system.

Fixing:

Consult with Colt for recommendations and details. Solarfin can be provided in modular pre-assembled form to reduce time on site.

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