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New Advancements in Automation

Glass and opaque movable walls have become a vital component of our built environment in meeting these needs, and ease of use is critical. To facilitate easily configuring these movable walls, automation is becoming commonplace. Today, 10% of all movable walls are automated. By 2025, it is estimated that 25% will be automated.
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TYPES OF AUTOMATED WALL SYSTEMS

SEMI-AUTOMATED PANELS

These systems use motorized seals, electric blinds, or dual key switches to conveniently extend or retract wall to desired location. They provide error proof set-up with minimal physical interaction. The internal electric blinds provide the option of privacy or transparency, depending on the current needs of the space.

FULLY AUTOMATED PANELS

A fully automated wall system is typically either a continuously hinged panel system or individually motorized self-driving panels. Continuously Hinged Automated Wall Systems.

Acousti-Seal® Continuously Hinged Automated Wall Systems

Continuously hinged panels are hinged together in a train, extending as one complete unit. Modernfold continuously hinged partitions facilitate quick setup time and provide efficient and convenient separation. Automated operation provides automatic setup without the need for manually moving the partitions into place. Modernfold provides a state of the art Presto® Package safety system, as operational safety is vitally important to Modernfold. Modernfold offers four products under the Acousti-Seal® Continuously Hinged Automated Wall Model:

 

  • Acousti-Seal® Encore® Automated
  • Acousti-Seal® Encore® Automated #20
  • Acousti-Seal® Legacy® Electric
  • Acousti-Seal® Premier® Electric
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    Advantages of Acousti-Seal® Continuously Hinged Panels:

    Advantages of Acousti-Seal® Continuously Hinged Panels:

     

  • Premium field acoustics
  • Quick and effortless setup
  • Smooth operation
  • In addition to the standard built-in mechanisms, a variety of custom options are available, including heat sensitive touch pads, infrared safety systems and pocket sensors.
  • Keyed switches prevent unauthorized operation
  • State of the art safety systems
  • Unitized steel construction & Custom finish options
  • One-piece panels are available on partitions up to 30′ tall
  • Optimal for usage in school gyms, classrooms, hotels, and board rooms
  • Details on Acousti-Seal® Continuously Hinged Panels:

    Acousti-Seal® Encore® Automated

    Automated panels are hinged together in a train, automatically extending as one complete unit by a simple push of a touchpad. Modernfold’s Acousti-Seal® Encore® Automated partitions facilitate quick setup time and provide efficient and convenient separation with industry leading acoustical control and aesthetics. Automated operation provides automatic setup without the need for manually moving the partitions into place.

    Acousti-Seal® Encore® Automated #20

    When you require the same great features and benefits of Acousti-Seal® Encore® Automated but require your wall to be up to 40’ tall. Acousti-Seal® Encore® Automated #20 provides push button operation on the grandest scale.

    Acousti-Seal® Legacy® Electric

    Acousti-Seal® Legacy® provides a wide variety of STC options for your space division needs, utilizing a slim 3” platform. Electric operation offers automatic setup without the need to manually move the partitions into place. All Modernfold electric partitions are designed for simultaneous activation by two keyed switches to facilitate safe operation.

    Acousti-Seal® Premier® Electric

    The Acousti-Seal® Premier® series is an economical product that offers a truly custom design appearance. Electric operation offers automatic setup without the need to manually move the partitions into place. All Modernfold electric partitions are designed for simultaneous activation by two keyed switches to facilitate safe operation.
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    Automated Self-Driving Panel Systems

    In 2018, Modernfold introduced the revolutionary new automated system called ComfortDrive. Each Compactline glass wall panel in this system has its own motor on one of its trollies, and with the touch of a button, the system can be set up in a variety of pre-programmed layouts. Moving at 30 ft/minute, the system quickly and reliably sets up as you desire. Single push button operation via a user-friendly touchpad, panels automatically extend or retract to desired location. Numerous safety features required including: safety mats, safety nose, motion monitoring system, UL® 325 safety certification which allow users to simply push touchpad button to operate panels The next iterations of the system will incorporate Modernfold’s Acousti-Clear STC 45 glass wall system and various opaque panel systems.

    Where can Movable Walls influence the efficiency of space?

    CONVENTION CENTERS

    While only representing about 5% of operable walls sold, these installations require tall panels and large square footage of panels. These installations also require superior acoustical control with not only high STC (sound transmission class) requirements but also helping to address NRC (noise reduction coefficient) concerns.

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    RESTAURANT / BREWERY / DISTILLERY

    Both glass and opaque operable wall systems are being used to create additional revenue through private room rentals in restaurants, breweries and distilleries.

    CORPORATE / OFFICE

    From simply dividing a conference room or glass storefront options to office spaces, operable walls are becoming the focal point aesthetically within a corporate office space as well as providing an acoustical separation.
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    HOSPITALITY

    Dividing a hotel ballroom has always been a staple for using an operable wall. However, dividing restaurant spaces for private dining opportunities or creating intimate meeting rooms for smaller scale functions, can help a hotelier increase bottom line profits.
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