Why choose the Lightweight Aluminium Roller Shutter?
The RA2 is a Compact Lightweight Aluminium Roller Shutter. It's ideal when Security is not the main requirement. The RA2 uses a compact box and guides, providing a neat solution. The 40mm high laths are insulated, providing Insulation and Light control, ideal for residential windows. The RA2 is very popular on Kitchen Serveries and Bars, as it provides a visual barrier and closes off the opening from the view of the public.
The Lightweight Aluminium Roller Shutter is available Manual Operation - Belt Winder, Rod Crank and Spring and Lock. Why not automate the shutter, to make daily operation easier and you can incorporate your shutters into a full automation system, including Timers, Remote Control Systems and Home Hubs eg; Alexa.
The Compact Aluminium Roller Shutter comes powder coated as standard in White, Brown, Black or Cream as standard. Only the Box and Guides can be Powder Coated any BS or RAL colour to match your colour scheme.
Domestic, Bar and Serveries
Low to Medium
Belt Winder, Rod Crank, Spring & Lock
Single Phase - Tube Motor
3400mm (Depending on Height)
Max Height - Manual
2800mm (Depending on Width)
Max Height - Electric
4000mm (Depending on Width)
Box & Guides - Standard Finish
White, Brown, Cream
Curtain - Standard Finish
White, Brown, Cream and Cedar Woodgrain
7 - 10 working days
RA2 is a double skin foam filled extruded Aluminium non vented slat.
Die cast Aluminium end plates with two piece roll formed Aluminium casing
Clear opening height (to underside of box)
1699 mm - 165 mm box
2099 mm - 180 mm box
2899 mm - 205 mm box
4000 mm - 250 mm box
GUIDE RAIL SPECIFICATION
H25 Extruded Aluminium Guides with an integral box section for reinforcement and to facilitate fixing. High density 5mm pile brush seals for quiet and smooth operation.
The RA2 is available both manually and electrically operated using a tubular motor inside the barrel. The options priced are shown on your quotation which also shows the method of operation we have included. This list shows possible options which would incur different costs.
SWIVEL BELT WINDER - for shutters up to 15kg
This type of operation is used when the roller shutter is fitted on the outside of the property and is lowered/raised using the Swivel Belt Winder from the inside. The grey belt is pulled up and down to lower and raise the shutter. The swivel winder coils the belt when it is pulled to open the shutter. The belt is 14mm wide and grey in colour and a guide tube to protect the belt through the building wall. The shutter locks by using the locking spring which connects the curtain to the barrel and lock out in the back of the shutter box.
GEARED BELT WINDER- for shutters between 15kg and 25kg
This is the same as the Swivel Belt Winder but uses a crank handle to raise and lower the shutter. The Geared Winder works at 1:3 ratio with removable handle. The shutter locks by using the locking spring which connect the curtain to the barrel and lock out in the back of the shutter box.
ROD CRANK OPERATION - for shutters up to 25kg
This type of operation is usually on windows where the shutter is external and is operated internally using a geared rod crank handle which hangs vertically and secures into a clip when not in use. The shutter is lowered and raised by turning the handle in a clockwise or anti clockwise direction. The shutter locks by using the locking spring which connect the curtain to the barrel and lock out in the back of the shutter box.
Roller Shutters usually installed mainly over doorways or Serveries are raised up and down by lifting and lowering the curtain by hand. The roller shutter has a spring in the barrel which helps lifting the shutter. As standard a central bottom lath lock is provided which has a key in the bottom lath and bolts shoot into the guides rails at each side. The Bottom lath lock can be operated from both sides but has a secure and non-secure side to the lock. Optional bullet locks are available which are pins that go through the guide rails each side.
ELECTRIC - (N.B. minimum shutter width 750mm)
Electric shutters are usually fitted on larger openings where Manual Operation is not suitable or where the operator requires an easy, clean and user friendly type of operation. Single phase tubular motors are enclosed within the barrel giving full protection from the elements. Electric Roller Shutters can be controlled individually or grouped to one controller. The controllers available include internal rocker switch, security key switch or Remote Control. Manual overrides are available on Electric Roller Shutters which allow the shutter to be operated when the power to the shutter has failed.
CURTAIN COLOURS - The RA2 is an insulated lath, so we are unable to powder coat the laths. The laths are available in:
BOX AND GUIDE COLOURS - The RA2 Box and Guides are available in the following standard colours. Band A, Band and Band C are an additional cost.
INDIVIDUAL OPERATION - HARD WIRED
GROUP OPERATION - HARD WIRED
Allows up to 4 Shutters to be operated from One Switch. The Group Commands can be linked together for 4+ shutters.
INDIVIDUAL OPERATION - WIRELESS
Allows one shutter to be operated remotely, using a transmitter. The unit comes as standard with a Safety Edge and 2 x Transmitters. Also, available with Smart Phone control at en extra cost.
GROUP OPERATION - WIRELESS
RTS Remote Control
The remote control receiver is built into the Tube Motor. Only available on Windows, as it cant have any safety devices fitted. Available with a range of Wireless Wall Switches, Handsets and Home Automation.
IN THE EVENT OF A POWER FAILURE
The motor is fitted with a manual override drive. Insert the winding handle and manually open and close the shutter.
When the power fails, then the shutter will automatically kick in and allow the shutter to operate.