Shade Motor Technology

Motor Shade Technology

Insolroll utilizes a wide selection of tubular motors that are mounted and hidden from view inside the roller tube.  Tubular motors were invented in 1959 and have become the standard motorized operating systems for window treatments, awnings, rolling shutters, and projection screens throughout the world.

tubular motor inside roller shadeInsolroll offers the most complete selection of 110 V AC motors, 24 V DC motors, and Battery motors available. Open the tabs below to see more specifics on each motor available.

Original hard-wired directional motors provide durability and reliability

The original tubular motor design is still widely used today due reliability and cost advantages.  These motors were designed with a brake system to eliminate shades from slipping, internal limit switches for setting the upper limit of shade when raised and lower limit when shades are down, and thermal overload system to prevent the motor from failing if they get too hot.  They  required wired switch legs, relays to isolate each motor and 3 position switches.  This motor application is recommended for group control applications in new construction projects.

Radio Motor Switching Technology

Radio transmitterRecent advances in motor and switching technology have led to the development of motors with built-in switching technology.  Radio Motors with a built-in radio receiver have become the most popular option due the ease of wiring a motorized project and the array or transmitter, switch, timers, and automatic controls available.

Learn more about radio motor controls options.

Intelligent Motors with advanced control capability

Roller shade motors are now available with motor controllers built into the head of the motor.  These motor controllers allow for programming flexibility and the ability to seamlessly integrate with 3rd party lighting and bulilding automation controls.  Intelligent motors provide 2-way feedback to advanced control systems.  Motors are connected by a bus-line communication system.  These motors are ideal for large building automation projects and home automation.