Fully automated vertically rising acoustic folding partition system
The Skyfold auto lift wall system is an electrically operated vertically folding operable wall. It stores conveniently in the ceiling and when deployed, forms a hard, rigid and flat wall.
1.1.1 Supply and installation of Automatic Vertically Folding Acoustical Wall(s) as
shown on the architectural drawings. All necessary hardware, seals, lifting
machinery, electrical controls are included.
1.2 Related Work
1.2.1 The main support steel beam for the wall, as well as the miscellaneous support
steel for the lifting machinery for the Automatic Vertically Folding Acoustical Wall
– Section .
1.2.2 Ceiling storage pockets along axis of Automatic Vertically Folding Acoustical Wall
– Section .
1.2.3 Bulkheads and sound insulation above, below, and in the fixed walls at both ends
of the Automatic Vertically Folding Acoustical Wall, as per ASTME557
- Section .
1.2.4 All site wiring and connections for main power, including disconnect switches at
each motor location. All site wiring and connections for control, including
installation of key switches – Section .
1.3 System Description
188.8.131.52 Automatic Vertically Folding Acoustical Wall (from here on called
Operable Wall) shall refer specifically to acoustical partitions that,
when in the down position (closed) are hard, rigid, flat, plumb walls,
made of a grid of rectangular acoustical panels, and when are lifted
(opened), fold upward (vertically) without the use of any manual labor,
in a manner similar to an accordion, into a pocket in the ceiling,
between roof joists, or up between built in bulkheads. In the down
(closed) position, the wall shall be comprised of two vertical planes of
acoustical panels, separated by an acoustical air space.
The operable wall shall open and close in a manner similar to an
accordion, in that all wall panels fold and unfold at the exact same
time, at the exact same rate. Walls that rely on the sequential folding
of acoustical panels or acoustical panel sets are not acceptable.
There are two types of drive systems available for the operable wall:
Compact Drive System:
The motor assembly is mounted directly above the centre line of the
operable wall. Support steel is only required at one location. Used for
walls up to 36ʼ-0” (11,000mm) finished ceiling.