Drives, control systems, building automation


R+T 2018: Topics of convenience, security and energy efficiency will play a central role

When R+T 2018 opens its doors in Stuttgart from 27 February to 3 March 2018, trade visitors can look forward to a large number of "moving" moments. Various product and service presentations on the topics of drives, control systems and building automation will ensure that the entire spectrum of roller shutters, doors/gates and sun protection systems will stay moving. During the world's leading trade fair the topics of convenience, security and energy efficiency will be demonstrated in every one of the ten exhibition halls. The opportunity to operate and/control roller shutters, doors/gates and sun protection systems will play an important role in this respect. All aspects go hand in hand here since the solutions offering users convenience and security also contribute towards energy savings through the use of roller shutters, doors/gates and sun protection systems.

Quiet, secure and strong

Specific work was carried out on the drive solutions to be presented at the world's leading trade fair to ensure that they are as quiet, secure and efficient as possible. One example of this is the RevoLine drive from Elero, which moves roller shutters, roller binds, awnings and screens carefully and precisely. "Thanks to the silent, wear-resistant soft brake, the hangings move to end and intermediate positions gently and without clicking," said Managing Director Enzo Viola.
If an obstacle blocks the way, the drive detects this automatically, stops and removes the obstacle. The drive stops if the lowermost slat is blocked or frozen. Security is the focal point of the RolTop roller shutter drive: "When used in conjunction with special wave connectors and anti-lift devices, it makes life difficult for burglars," said Enzo Viola.


Bidirectional radio control systems will also show trade visitors at R+T 2018 prospects for controlling roller shutter and sun protection systems. The product family from Selve combines, for example, high convenience, maximum security and simple adjustment. "With Commeo we are offering a highly efficient radio control system which features a wide range of functions and is a genuine highlight," said Managing Director Andreas Böck. The innovative Commeo product family is extensive: it extends from impressive drives for roller shutters and sun protection systems, and state-of-the-art handheld radio transmitters such as the multi-functional Commeo Multi Send with time switches, through to wall-mounted transmitters and different receivers. . In addition to intelligent feedback, e.g. the drives have performed all commands as requested, the radio control system from Selve also contains other advantages. Andreas Böck: "The Commeo drives are downwardly compatible and can also be controlled with unidirectional transmitters. Another outstanding feature of Commeo is its intelligent repeating.“
This automatically increases the radio range in buildings since only certain drives and receivers specifically forward the radio command automatically in buildings.

Intelligent networking

Trade visitors wanting to obtain information on building automation at the world's leading trade fair for roller shutters, doors/gates and sun protection systems will find a large number of services to impress end customers. The technical possibilities and flexibility in individual implementation solutions rely primarily on convenient installation and use. One current example is Smoove Uno A/M io, the new radio motor control unit, from Somfy. "It integrates existing wired drives very easily in the Connexoon and TaHoma smart home systems. In turn, they connect individual living areas or the entire building services via the bidirectional radio protocol io-homecontrol to intelligent presence simulations and personal living scenarios," explained Somfy Sales Director Uli Neumair. All io products, for example RS 100 io, an extremely quiet and process-capable plug & play roller shutter radio drive system, can also be operated with a smartphone when people are not at home. "Thanks to the modular design of Somfy Smart Home, individual extensions are also possible any time later - entirely without any additional control lines," said Neumair.

In 2018 trade visitors to the world's leading trade fair for roller shutters, doors/gates and sun protection systems
will therefore also find for every application the right solution with which products can be controlled conveniently and securely, and which make a substantial contribution towards saving energy.

About R+T

For over 50 years, companies have been presenting their innovations and demonstrating solutions for the key topics in the industry at R+T, the world’s leading trade fair for roller shutters, doors/gates and sun protection systems. During the trade fair or at one of the numerous evening events, R+T provides an opportunity to exchange ideas and opinions with colleagues and is the ideal platform for intensive specialist discussions.
Several specialist forums and networking events ensure that contacts are forged and give participants new impetus for their daily work. As the world’s leading trade fair, R+T is also a meeting point for the industry, a trend barometer and an innovation platform.

With the Federal Association for Manufacturers of Roller Shutters and Sun Protection (BVRS), the National Federation of Door and Gate Manufacturers (BVT) and the Industrial Association for Technical Textiles, Roller Shutters and Sun Protection (ITRS), R+T can count on the support of strong partners who ensure market orientation. A large number of associations and institutions, e.g. the European Solar Shading Organisation (ES-SO) and ift Rosenheim, are involved in R+T and actively help to shape the accompanying programme.
888 exhibitors (2012: 816) from all corners of the world presented their products and services in Stuttgart in 2015. . In addition to the major exhibitor countries, which include Italy, France and the Netherlands, the trade fair also recorded growth in 2015 from countries who were not previously represented at R+T – for example Ireland, Latvia, Malaysia, the United Arab Emirates and Romania. The 59,057 visitors also came from all over the world: They travelled from 131 countries. Overall, 54 per cent of visitors came from abroad, 79 per cent of whom from Europe. On average they spent two days discovering the innovations and trends at R+T in detail.

Photo captions:

Photo 1: High degree of comfort, maximum security and simple adjustment are closely interlinked.
Photo 2: Specific work was carried out on the drive solutions to ensure that they are as quiet, secure and efficient as possible.
Photo 3:  The focal points will include, for example, convenient use of the solutions.
Photo 4: It will be possible to try out drive and control Solutions live during R+T 2018.

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