Door Industry Journal - Winter 2017

Also online at: THE door industry journal winter 2017 industry news 6 R+T, the World’s leading Trade Fair for roller shutters, doors, gates and sun protection systems Stuttgart Messe, 27th February 2018 – 3rd March 2018. R+T is undoubtedly the most important and comprehensive specialist trade fair that showcases once every three years all the latest innovation and products in the above industries. For 2018 a new hall layout makes a visit even easier to plan and with the Messe only a five minute walk across the plaza from the airport even a day trip is possible! Doors (residential and industrial), Gates, Grilles and Fences, Automation, Component suppliers and associated industries will be located in Hall 8 and the brand new and highly impressive Hall 10. Halls 1 – 9 feature Roller Shutters, Awnings, Sun Protection Systems and associated industries. For those of you who may be looking to expand or add new products to your existing business, R+T provides the ideal opportunity - all located in one location! The main show theme for 2018 will be Safety, Energy efficiency, Healthy Living and the future of Home and Industrial automation and controls. Each of these themes will be supported by open Forums and discussion groups. These will include the challenges and opportunities facing the Door and Gate industry with the advent of new and upcoming regulation and standards, the key points for CE marking of doors and gates and the safe operation of barriers. BIM modelling and options for networking of automatic door and gate systems will also be featured. The ift special show will feature the latest requirements and information concerning “Comfort and Safety of Automatic Doors and Gates” including functional and electrical safety, present and future standards and how to meet them and how the development of automatic systems will enhance the industry and provide future growth. Security and break-in protection will also be a major theme throughout the whole of R+T with many companies showing their latest innovations and products for increasing both Home and Industrial perimeter safety and security. R+T has been the leading showcase for its exhibitors for over 50 years. 2018 will see a new record of 985 exhibitors (up from 816 in 2012) and an anticipated attendance of over 60,000 visitors of which over 60% will be from outside Germany. R+T not only provides a once in three year opportunity to see and talk to Manufacturers in one location, but also to network with others from the industry. Miss 2018 and your next opportunity is not until 2021!! R+T 2018. Stuttgart Messe, 27th February to 3rd March. For further information visit: AUTOMATION FOR ANY APPLICATION Product highlights from elero for the R+T 2018 As a manufacturer of drives and control systems for roller shutters, venetian blinds, awnings and screens, elero holds a leading position on the market. At the R+T 2018, the company will present its full range of automation solutions. The extensive range stretches from plug & play drives for roller shutters right up to quiet, intelligent venetian blind drives. New remote hand-held transmitters and smart home solutions round off the range. Progress with innovative technology, elegant design and high-quality that is “Made in Germany” – these are the specifications elero has set for its product range. Accordingly, the manufacturer provides the right motorisation for virtually any blind in the respective strength and size. At the R+T 2018, elero will demonstrate new and established products from its portfolio for optimal and convenient privacy and sun protection along with modern home automation. The drives of the JA Comfort range are specially attuned to the specific requirements of venetian blinds and external blinds. They have an electronic limit switch and are optionally available with integrated radio receiver. They set themselves apart from the rest thanks to their quiet movement into the end positions without any clicking noises and can be precisely set thanks to the slow movement. This allows daylight shining in to be intelligently controlled. Building occupants benefit from efficient visual and glare protection. For convenient remote operation, elero will present the new generation of bidirectional COM hand-held transmitters. All variants are impressive thanks to a clear modern design and ergonomic user-friendly set-up. Besides single and multi-

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