Acoustical Rating

Skyfold Classic acoustical rating

Description of acoustical rating

The acoustic resistance capability often referred to as the acoustical rating of an operable wall partition is most definitely one of the most important selection criteria when choosing an operable wall partition system. The sound resistant properties of a Skyfold sound proof room divider can shut out the inevitable noises of the busy urban environment, creating an oasis of calm when desired. When used in lecture theaters, simultaneous presentations can take place on either side without any fear of any noise crossover.

Acoustical rating performance is most commonly measured using the STC rating. STC stands for Sound Transmission Class and is a single number quantifier used to indicate the acoustical rating of operable walls, as well as other partitions, windows, etc. The STC is based on calculating how effective the wall or window is on blocking sound.

Depending on your requirements, Skyfold operable walls are available with a variety of different acoustical ratings, up to STC 60. Smart spaces can be created with flexible room dividers. Interior office and restaurant designers can now create acoustical separation without visual barriers. Depending on the type of glazing, our Mirage product line provides significant sound reduction when needed.

Dividing operable walls have increased in acoustic performance capabilities throughout the years. Skyfold products are built with end seals obstruction sensors, rigid insulation honeycomb composite panels and bottom seals. This results in an improved STC acoustical rating while maintaining less wall panel weight.

Developed as a modular system, Skyfold Classic line of products consist of a grid of rectangular acoustical panels. In its down position the sound proof room dividers present as hard, rigid and flat. When not in use, however, it folds vertically for storage into the ceiling.

The Skyfold Classic NR is a fully automatic, custom built partition that redefines space and sound control with its exceptional high noise-reduction coefficient (NRC 0.65). Conferences held in meeting rooms divided by Skyfold Classic NR will not only benefit from an excellent STC rating of 50, but will also gain an advantage from the sound being absorbed within that space. The Skyfold Classic NR effectively absorbs ambient noise within the newly created room, attenuating sound levels for increased comfort.

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Also known as Sound Proof Room Dividers