The SmarLouvre frame can be fixed directly to the window frame
Sliding Track Mount
The SmartLouvre screen can be mounted using a sliding track such so access to the glass is easily available.
This example is installed at Heathrow Airport, London
The SmartLouvre screen can be mounted to the structure using a hinged frame so access to the glass is easily available
Alternative methods of installation are available on request
This example installed at Middlesex University shows a 1m walkway between the windows and the screens
Successful cleaning of the windows can be achieved when the screens are direct mounted with the use of a pressure washer system and the appropriate cleaning detergents.
This is the simplest and least expensive method of installing the SmartLouvre screens however it is the most difficult method to gain direct access to the window.
Tools are required to remove the screens and they should only be removed and replaced by someone who is properly trained.
Successful cleaning can still be achieved without removing the screens with the use of a pressure washer system and the appropriate cleaning detergents.
This is the most popular system for continuous glass, windows, or storefront systems. A continuous top and bottom track is installed above and below or directly on the window system. Each window section usually has one screen which hangs in the top track from a pair of wheels mounted to the top corners of the screen.
To clean the glass simply slide the screen left or right, clean the glass, and slide the SmartLouvre panel back into place. The sliding tracks can also be installed vertically so that the SmartLouvre screens slide up and down rather than left to right.
This is a very popular method for installing SmartLouvre on individual window openings. The SmartLouvre panel need never be removed which means that they are never reinstalled backward. To open for glass cleaning simply pull the two spring loaded plungers and lift the screen.
The screen will pivot at the hinges and allow you to get behind the screen for cleaning. To close, simply pivot the screen back in place and push the spring loaded plungers back into the striker plate. The preferred method is a top hinged panel but side hinged can work well also.
As SmartLouvre is not mechanised, it can be installed in any way that the architect feels would benefit the building the most.
In Middlesex University UK, SmartLouvre is installed 1m from the window using an independent structure to support it, occupants of the building now enjoy a walkway in-between the window and the SmartLouvre installation.
SmartLouvre has also been installed using nautical technology where the screens are held in place using metal wires held under tension.
Currently a hydraulic vertical hinged application is being designed so that each window will be covered by one large screen which can easily be manoeuvred when the windows need to be cleaned.