Operable Wall Systems

Skyfold Classic operable wall systems

Introduction to Skyfold’s operable wall systems

Skyfold’s exclusive line of operable wall systems provides a unique way to subdivide space. Our custom built operable wall systems are completely automatic and retract into a ceiling cavity with a simple turnkey operation. Skyfold’s operable wall systems are designed for large openings. Our operable wall systems meet the most challenging architectural specifications.

Why choose our operable wall systems?

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

Some advantages of the operable wall systems

Our state-of-the-art interior operable wall system provides:

  • Quiet, effortless turnkey operation – no manual labor required.
  • Rigid wall folds vertically into the ceiling for storage, saving valuable floor space
  • No side storage pockets required
  • Custom manufactured
  • Panel inserts can be anything up to 15/8 inches thick (41 mm)
  • Built-in infrared safety system
  • Glass available in a variety of finishes, including
    • Clear laminated glass
    • Frosted glass
    • Privacy glass

Some additional features of the operable wall systems

The operable wall system is equipped with an optical sensor, which cuts power to the lifting equipment if an object or person passes between the emitter and receiver. Regular operation of the operable wall system is resumed once the key switch has been released and the direction of the wall has been reversed and the obstruction removed.

The internal skeleton of the operable wall system consists of a series of lifting mechanisms or pantographs that are made of structural grade aluminum and steel. For greater longevity and silent operation, all mechanical pivot points of the operable wall systems are made of high strength bolts or pins on plastic bushings. Aircraft-grade wire cable or cables, of the highest strength and quality, pass through the mechanisms and fold and unfold the mechanisms.

Fixed brush and sweep seals close the gap between the wall track and the pantographs (lifting mechanisms) of the operable wall systems, thus providing a visual barrier while flexible bulb seals close the gap between the floor and bottom panel on all operable wall systems.

The Skyfold mirage operable wall systems can be installed with fixed ceiling height of up to 24’-0”. There is no practical limit to how long (wide) Skyfold Mirage can be.

The operable wall systems are equipped with a sealed, heavy-duty gear motor that powers the entire system. This lifting motor is designed for hundreds of stops and starts an hour and is rated for service several orders of magnitude more severe than the service it experiences on the Skyfold Mirage operable wall systems.

From offices to schools, universities and other spaces both large and small can benefit from a simple and cost effective operable wall system from Skyfold.

Choose from the following operable wall system

  • Skyfold® Classic™ enables you to reconfigure any room with a simple turnkey operation, often in less than two minutes! These custom-manufactured, completely automatic, operable wall systems are exceptionally lightweight and are available in a variety of finishes, configurations, and combinations. They have exceptional acoustical ratings and are ideal for stepped or sloped floors
  • Skyfold Zenith® enables you to reconfigure any room with a simple turnkey operation, often in less than two minutes! These custom-manufactured, completely automatic, operable wall systems are exceptionally lightweight and are available in a variety of finishes, configurations, and combinations. Skyfold Zenith is similar to our Classic series but with the added benefit of having a thinner path-of-travel allowing furniture and other obstructions to be closer to the wall.
  • Skyfold® Mirage® are innovative glass operable wall systems for interior applications that enables you to reconfigure any room with a simple turnkey operation, often in less than two minutes! These custom-manufactured, completely automatic, glass operable wall systems are exceptionally lightweight and are available in a variety of glass coatings. They provide a high proportion viewing area and incorporate an acoustical seal

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