Movable Partitions

Skyfold Classic movable partitions

Description of Movable Partitions

Using movable partitions from Skyfold can transform your workspace and increase productivity dramatically. Not only are they aesthetically pleasing, movable partitions when used in exterior applications can literally open your premises to the outside world

The Skyfold movable partitions when not in use rest in their folded position, invisibly, in the ceiling, requiring absolutely no floor space. In fact, in many installations, it is not even possible to tell if and where the movable partitions are located, until they are operated. As with all Skyfold movable partitions no physical effort is required to operate the mechanism. Our cost effective and lightweight modular movable partitions allow for flexibility of design.

Why choose our movable partitions?

Our modern movable partitions will outlast conventional wall systems. The panels that make up our movable partitions do not experience the usual wear and tear as they are never handled during operation. The load generated by Skyfold movable partitions is static and require less structural steel than a conventional movable partitions because the load does not shift to one end of the building when stored. The movable partitions require no floor tracks, no wall storage pockets or closets, thereby eliminating the need for unsightly pocket doors. There are no visible hinges on Skyfold movable partitions.

Safety features of Skyfold’s movable partitions

Safety is paramount on all the Skyfold movable walls.

  • The movable partitions are operated by two spring return key switches wired in series and operated simultaneously. Hand pressure must be maintained in order to operate partitions. When hand pressure is removed, the partitions immediately stop in a quick and positive fashion without coasting.
  • As a normal part of the operation, it is possible to partially open (or close) the movable partitions, stop them and then reverse the operation.
  • When one of the keys is released, the movable partitions stop immediately, without coasting.
  • The gear motor that powers the entire movable partitions is a heavy-duty, sealed, industrial motor designed for hundreds of stops and starts an hour. It is rated for service several orders of magnitude more rigorous than the service it experiences on Skyfold’s movable partitions.
  • Separate from the gear motor assembly is a closed loop hydraulic checking device powered by the line shaft itself. When the movable partitions are travelling downwards, the hydraulic checking device builds up a certain hydraulic pressure that is dependent on the movable partitions’ travel speed. In normal operation, this pressure is very low and this checking device offers no appreciable braking force on the movable partitions. If, at any time, the movable partitions’ speed is substantially greater than normal, this checking device offers sufficient braking force to lower the movable partitions to a speed no greater than 150% of normal operating speed

Technical aspects of movable partitions

The moving partitions are opened and closed using a spring return, 3 position key SWITCHES. Turning the key from the “off” position shall cause the movable partition to move in the designated direction “up” or “down”.

What are the benefits of movable partitions?

Not only do our movable partitions provide architectural contemporary design element to your establishment but they also offer:

Convenient and efficient use of space

  • They fold vertically and store in the ceiling, often an unused space
  • Does not use floor space for storage pockets
  • Can be installed virtually anywhere…in between beams, around ducts and pipes

Aesthetically pleasing

  • No unsightly floor tracks
  • No unsightly side pocket doors
  • No visible hinges

Easy and Effective solutions

  • Simple turnkey operation
  • No physical effort required
  • Retracts quietly and effortlessly into the ceiling
  • Cost-Effective and Lightweight
  • Modular system that allows for design flexibility

The movable partitions retract easily for wide-open views and can be stopped at any point while lifting or descending.

Our reputation in the industry for being one of the top manufacturers in movable partitions has been proven. Skyfold has the knowledge and expertise to provide you with nothing but the best quality products. Whether you require movable partitions for acoustical effectiveness, visual aesthetics and panel durability, Skyfold Mirage movable partitions are designed to last.

Some technical characteristics of the movable partitions

The movable partitions automatically and acoustically seal against the floor without the need for any manual intervention. The floor seals leave a joint between the floor and the bottom acoustical panels of not more than approximately 2.0” (51mm).

Available in a variety of finishes:

  • The panel inserts can accept almost any material 1 1/8″ (28.5mm) in thickness
  • Our standard glass panel configuration is (air filled) Low E, insulated, clear laminated glass. Other available options are frosted glass, privacy glass, and more.

Advantages of Skyfold movable partitions

Our innovative retractable glass walls provide:

  • Quite, effortless, turnkey operation – no manual labour is required to use our movable partitions
  • Rigid wall panels fold vertically into the ceiling for storage saving valuable floor space
  • No unsightly side storage pockets are needed for our movable partitions
  • Each retractable glass walls is custom manufactured

Safety features of Skyfold walls

Safety is paramount on all the movable partitions.

  • The movable partitions are operated by two spring return key switches wired in series and operated simultaneously. Hand pressure must be maintained in order to operate the movable partitions. When hand pressure is removed, the movable partitions immediately stop in a quick and positive fashion without coasting.
  • As a normal part of the operation, it is possible to partially open (or close) the movable partitions, stop it and then reverse the operation.
  • When one of the keys is released, the retractable glass wall stops immediately, without coasting.
  • The gear motor that powers the entire movable partitions is a heavy-duty, sealed, industrial motor designed for hundreds of stops and starts an hour. It is rated for service several orders of magnitude more rigorous than the service it experiences on a Skyfold movable partitions.
  • Separate from the gear motor assembly is a closed loop hydraulic checking device powered by the line shaft itself. When the movable partitions are travelling downwards, the hydraulic checking device builds up a certain hydraulic pressure that is dependent on wall travel speed. In normal operation, this pressure is very low and this checking device offers no appreciable braking force on the movable partitions. If, at any time, the wall speed is substantially greater than normal, this checking device offers sufficient braking force to lower the movable partitions at a speed no greater than 150% of normal operating speed.

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