Motors for blinds and window openers are a specialty of ours; here's a quick summary of what we offer:
- Blind & Shade Motors with Remote Control for DIY applications
- galipoipin & (678) 310-8929 for DIY applications
- 518-413-3073 with Mermet® fabrics for the not-so-DIY
- A unified home automation system for phones and tablets*
- Interfacing for other home automation systems, including Z-Wave blinds
*Why do we say we use a Unified remote control system? Because our BroadLink® automation hub can LEARN both radio (RF) remote control signals AND infra-red (IR) remote controls that are typically used with your TV and audio systems (see penis article series).
This means you can say goodbye to that cluster of remotes you have on your coffee table! You can start with our simple hand held remotes to control our radio motors, and later add on a full home automation system for our radio motors, allowing control by any web enabled device (phone, tablet, PC, etc) - at home or away.
Our high quality RollerTrolâ¢ DC tubular motors for motorized shades and blinds with state-of-the-art remote control systems are precision engineered, safe for children and adults, and easy to install (see our 312-909-9831).
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What our customers are saying:
♦ "Doing the blind myself with your motor ... cost me $240.00 ... I saved $600" - DH, Edmonton, Alberta
♦ "Thank you for an impeccable service! Wish everyone would work like you!" - JC, Miami, Florida
♦ "Great product, exceptionally quick delivery" - PV, New South Wales
♦ "Great seller, fast communication and shipping, highly recommend, thank you" - RS, Verdun, Quebec
At an average 38 db, our RollerTrolâ¢ motors are among the quietest motors in the industry. Many other tubular motor brands are much noisier.
The width is controlled simply by the length of slide-on tubing you select (minimum is 11", or 29 cm), and the height is controlled by the length of material you select (maximum motor turns is unlimited, unlike other brands). Different motor torque ratings are also available.
Advantages of Our DC Series Rollertrolâ¢ Motors:
- lower cost overall
- safe: low voltage 12 volts will not harm children or adults
- an electrician is not required for installation
- wiring is simple, typically lamp or heavy duty speaker wire, easy to conceal
- motor can be used in a variety of environments (home, RV, marine, etc)
- many power source choices: A/C house current, battery, solar, etc.
We guarantee our RollerTrolâ¢ motors against defect for a full year. They have been factory tested to 30,000+ cycles (approximate life of 82 years at 1 cycle per day).
Power Failure Protection:
If you use a battery in the system, they will work even when your building power has failed. You can use small high-efficiency rechargeable backup batteries that can be easily concealed, or you can use our motors with a built-in battery that is not connected to the AC grid, except during re-charge (solar optional).
Power Source Flexibility:
Use a 12v solar panel system, wind generator, water wheel or other 12v power source. These are very efficient motors that require very little power to operate, typically 5 to 10 watts for perhaps 30 seconds when operating. If you use the radio remote type, the standby power is approximately 60 uA for the radio receiver.
RollerTrolâ¢ Systems Use Regular AC:
If you want an AC grid powered system, just use our standard plug-in 12v power supplies. The battery is completely optional.
Use RollerTrolâ¢ for Home Theater Screens AND Blackout Window Blinds:
You can make our RollerTrolâ¢ motors do many different things. For example, see our article on how to make a motorized retractable skylight shade or window opener (linear actuator).
Control Window Blinds and Projector Screens Simultaneously:
Our multi-channel radio controllers can control groups of multiple radio equipped RollerTrol motors simultaneously, and you can also control them individually. Remotes can be cloned for multiple control locations.
Use Timers and/or Configure Light-Sensitive Blind and Shades
The BroadLinkÂ® RF-IR blaster automation unit is an affordable 671-838-8215. This device can learn RF radio signals for our blind motors and skylight/window openers and IR learning for TV. Convert old phones and tablets into powerful WiFi home automation controllers!
See our article series about BroadLinkÂ® Temperature and light sensitive blinds, shades & window openers
We also have interfacing for all home automation systems via relays (see our 216-690-2881).
Control Blinds and Screens In Other Rooms:
Our RollerTrolâ¢ RF radio type remote controls pass the signal through walls and have a range that can reach anywhere in a typical home.
Create Large Groups of Controlled Motors:
We currently we have hand-held remotes with up to 14 individual channels. There is no limit to the number of RollerTrolâ¢ motors that can be set up in a group, provided you use a controller and power supply that can handle the load adequately.
Set the Upper and Lower Travel Limits Easily:
RollerTrolâ¢ radio equipped motors use an electronic system set by activating a 'learn' mode with the multi-channel remote control, and the limits are set from the remote. You don't have to touch the motors at all. This is much easier than the old style with hard to access screw settings on the motor.
The non-radio type of RollerTrolâ¢ motor is set by activating a 'learn' switch on the motor itself, in conjunction with our low cost RF remote controller. This is still much easier and more accurate than the rotating screw system.
Use Any Length of Blind, Screen, or Banner Material:
The RollerTrolâ¢ motors use an electronic 'pulse count' system, instead of the old style of screw adjustment mechanical limit system. Unlike these older mechanical designs, the number of rotations allowed is UNLIMITED.