Levolux’s Skyvane is a non-retractable blind system that has been specifically designed for installation to vertical, horizontal, inclined or unusually shaped glazed openings. Skyvane is suitable for internal and external applications to control solar heat gain, prevent excessive glare or to control daylight levels. The Skyvane system is available with a range of slats, that are purpose designed to offer extremely good light control in situations where no alternative can be used.
All components are subject to rigid quality standards and are designed to produce a high performance product with an aesthetically pleasing finish. The main components of the Levolux Skyvane system are:
- Rackarm – Extruded aluminium profiles and injection moulded components combine to secure and operate the slats. Two different rackarm profiles are available – a standard profile which is used in most situations and a heavy duty section which allows a greater distance between fixing centres.
- Drive Shaft – This connects the rackarms to the motor or gear box to enable the slats to be rotated from a fully open to fully closed position.
- Slats – The Skyvane system is available with 50mm, 75mm or 80mm slat widths, which are attached to the rackarm using injection moulded clips. Unlike the 75mm wide extruded aluminium slat, the 50mm and 80mm wide slats can be supplied in solid or perforated aluminium. All slats are available with an anodised or a mill finish, or alternatively slats can be polyester powder coated to any standard RAL colour.
- Control Options – A variety of control options are available, including manual operation using a gear box and detachable handle or operated by electric motor using a switch, individually or in groups. Bespoke control options, including fully automated and programmable systems that respond to changing sunlight levels or internal temperatures, or that can interface with a Building Management System (BMS), are also available.
The Range Of Skyvane Options
Levolux Skyvane 650
This is a popular system for internal applications. 50mm slats can be solid or perforated and can be supplied in a wide variety of colours. The Skyvane 650 system can also be supplied with 50mm timber slats.
Levolux Skyvane 675
The Skyvane 675 system features interlocking extruded aluminium louvres and can be applied internally or externally. 75mm wide slats are available in a wide range of colours. This system is designed to provide a high level of dim-out in additional to light control, which makes it particularly suitable for Museums, Art Galleries and Conference facilities.
Levolux Skyvane 680
This system is equipped with a rolled edge 80mm aluminium slat allowing an increased span between rackarms. The Skyvane 780 system is equally suitable for internal and external applications.