ENABLING INNOVATION IN OPERABLE WALLS USING POWERFUL MINI-DRIVE SYSTEMS
‘Architecture should speak of its time and place but yearn for timelessness’. This quote by Canadian architect Frank Gehry stresses the importance of going above and beyond to design technically superior buildings. His approach is sensitive to location and culture, and it combines the latest advances in building technology.
For Gehry, the purpose of architecture is none other than to give people more freedom, as an art that shapes our every day, avoiding the hindrances of technological restriction.
WORKING TOWARDS WELL-BEING FOR COMMERCIAL SHOP USERS
Quebec-based Corflex shares Gehry’s architectural vision. They believe that companies must design spaces that are beautiful and useful by seeking to understand architecture as an art form that must be experienced.
Committed to making advances in space management, Corflex is a manufacturer and a consultancy firm that shapes the experience of people within an environment made by people, for people. They work with architects, contractors, and building owners across markets to help their clients make the best use of their space.
Corflex is a prime supplier within the building industry. They offer operable partitions, glass walls, and acoustic treatment systems, all to ensure well-being for users of convention centers, hotels, museums, restaurants, commercial shops or financial institutions.
Barrier-free access, efficient circulation, and maximum safety are the premises of their systems solutions. Corflex builds integral projects with interconnected access solutions.
FROM RESEARCH TO PANELS TECHNOLOGY APPLICATION
Corflex is a trusted partner for innovative, high-performing space division solutions, and they believe R&D is the way to go. Indeed, their knowledge and innovative ideas are creating a new way to design spaces. Specifically, they apply technology to serve customers and users with particularly attractive spaces, striving for perfection in form and function.
Motion control components enable innovation in glass walls, operable walls, vertical lift walls, and accordion doors
Advanced manufacturers of the motion control industry support this sector by designing increasingly compact components that match the life cycle of their products. To this end, REGNER® is working side by side with the R&D team at Corflex. The goal is to use our revolutionary motion control devices in their new solutions, which aim to move and control operation partitions through movable panels.
The RA-MINI, an extremely compact linear actuator
According to Félix Gilmour, Head of Research and Development at Corflex:
‘The RA-MINI is a very compact solution. The actuator works great and the quality build is obvious’
Durability and reliability are two main concerns for Corflex, and, in fact, for operating space management solutions in general. Besides, every component on Corflex’s movable panels must contribute to achieving a smart assembly system as well as outstanding quality. REGNER® understands this, and also that materials and applications need to be able to work relentlessly while keeping customers and users safe at all times.
It is no wonder, then, that Corflex decided to use the RA-MINI actuator. The RA-MINI is a powerful drive system intended to support loads of up to 45 N and capable of interacting with Corflex control units. Furthermore, unlike most mini actuators currently on the market, the RA-MINI is not designed to support gaming and personalized electronic robot kits for the entertainment industry.
On the contrary, the RA-MINI was originally conceived as an ultracompact electric linear actuator for industrial applications. It fills a void in this area, as it is specifically designed for applications where energy-efficient drive systems and a long service life are of the utmost importance.
REGNER®’s well-proven RA-MINI actuator solutions offer manufacturers:
Safe and thoroughly tested solutions.
Improved functionality with powerful drive systems.
Low-cost and maintenance-free solutions.