Help me compare R-Series, Skyline, Galaxy, and Spring Assist clutch features.
Technical Features Comparison
How can I determine which clutch or clutches are best suited for my roller shade application?
Shade Fabrication Calculator Excel worksheet
How do I assemble a clutch and housing?
2元彩票Align housing keys between the pulley opening and spring tang. Click to see illustration.
Clutch and Housing Assembly Illustration
How can I identify which model clutch is in my shade so that I can order a replacement?
Please click here for step-by-step instructions.
Identifying Roller Shade Clutch
2元彩票NOTE: This one is also included in the Consumer – Repair & Replacement FAQ list
How can I determine the deductions to take so that I can cut my tube to the right length for my shade?
PDF for R-Series
PDF For Skyline
What is the maximum roll diameter associated with each R-Series and Skyline bracket?
Maximum roll diameter associated with each R-Series and Skyline bracket
When should you choose a Heavy Duty Pin End?
2元彩票1. Shades weighing 15 pounds or more on tubes 2” or greater in diameter
2元彩票2. Motorized shades
3. Shades requiring Galaxy clutches
The heavy duty pin ends are more durable and will last longer in these heavier shade applications.
G400 Spring Assist Questions
- How do I add pre-rotations to my G400 Spring Assist?
Use our Shade Fabrication Calculator2元彩票 to determine the number of pre-rotations you will need for your application.
- How do I install the G400 Spring Assist into the tube?
- How much benefit do I get from a G400 Spring Assist?
What are the differences in Rollease Acmeda cord – D30, D40 and C30?
2元彩票D-30 cord is constructed from 100% High Tenacity Filament Polyester. It has a median diameter of .104” (2.6mm). The cord weld breakpoint averages 55 pounds.
2元彩票D-40 cord is constructed from 100% High Tenacity Filament Polyester. It has a median diameter of .120” (3.0mm). The cord weld breakpoint averages 55 pounds.
C-30 cord is constructed from 100% High Tenacity Filament Polyester. It has a median diameter of .125” (3.2mm). The cord weld breakpoint averages 55 pounds.
All three cords are constructed from polyester filament with minimum average breakpoints of 55 pounds tensile at the weld. The different diameters of the cords are designed to be used on different size clutches. The D-30 and D-40 cords are a woven material; the C-30 cord is a softer braided material. Please refer to the Cord and Bead Chain Specification Guide in the Document Library for more information.
What types of bead chain are available?
Plastic and metal bead chains are available from Rollease Acmeda in continuous loops to a specific footage dimension or on spools from which customers make their own loops to precise lengths. Chain loops can be made from the spooled material using connectors which can also act as stop balls. Continuous Bead Chain Loops in metal bead chain can also be made by using the bead chain pliers on the spooled material.
Plastic bead chain is available in 12mm or 6mm styles. The number refers to the distance between the centers of the balls on the bead chain. The 6mm bead chain style has double the beads per foot and is often thought to be more comfortable to use and more aesthetically pleasing.
Rollease Acmeda carries only approved and certified #10 qualified metal bead chain.
Please note that the bead size and spacing is critical to proper clutch function.
Should I use bead chain or cord with my clutch?
2元彩票You will find this information in the Spec Charts below each System Drawing when navigating inside the systems menu of the Rollease Acmeda web site. You may also reference the charts noted below.
PDF for R-Series, Skyline and Galaxy
PDF for Workroom
What determines how many Link System connectors you can have in a shade system?
2元彩票You can actually use more than three, but it is best to try and keep to three if possible. The limit is actually a weight limit and is limited to 40 pounds past the first link, so you can have a clutch, a 15-pound shade, a link, another 15-pound shade, another link, and another 15-pound shade and still be within the limit. That would put 30 pounds past the first link.
Help troubleshoot my Workroom System shade – In cases where it rises unevenly, does not return, or is noisy.
Trouble Shoot Workroom System
When would I use a Triangle Roman Rod for building Roman shades with No Sew Roman Bars?
The Triangle Rod (RRBTR16) gives more “bite” when using thinner fabrics. The triangular rod extends more toward the inner surface of the sleeve to help prevent thinner fabrics from slipping.