Shade Motor 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.
Insolroll 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
Recent 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.
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 building 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.