Monday, 16 January 2012 12:00

Worldwide preview of a new garage door concept

The first sectional garage door without rails on the ceiling


It was the year 1961 when Silvelox presented at the Exhibition of Bolzano, its garage door VELOX. The first up-and-over  garage door totally made of wood, with no tracks on the ceiling, self-lifting opening system and symmetric external and internal protrusion trajectory.

During the following 50 years of production, the technology concept of this ingenious door has never been changed but many technical and quality improvements have been done. The evolution of the first model has led to a smaller external protrusion, an exclusive patented automation device integrated within the upper crossbar, the pedestrian door camouflaged in the armoured leaf centre and its certification of burglar resistant CLASS 3. Research and attention at details have marked a continue development of the product while maintaining a strong manufacturing flexibility that has enabled Silvelox to create a highly customizable range to insure the satisfaction of its customers’ needs.

Silvelox in 2012 reaches its 51st year of history and has decided to present at Klimahouse exhibition in Bolzano a worldwide preview of a new reference in the technology of garage closing systems: the first sectional garage door without rails on the ceiling. This innovative mechanical system joins the up-and-over and sectional systems which are already well known in the market, and is the invention of the founder Silvio Taddei with the support of the technical staff of Silvelox.

The mechanics are with balanced counterweights and the leaf is composed of two equal sized panels with 40 mm thickness. The rising trajectory is without any external protrusion and with a limited internal encumbrance. With open door, the passage height is reduced by 180 mm, while the occupied ceiling area is approximately half the height of the door.

The new garage door meets the performance requirements in terms of thermal insulation, noise reduction, wind and water resistance and burglar resistance. The production  dimensions are the ones usually available in the garage doors market..

The range in terms of aesthetics, materials, finishes and accessories is under construction following Silvelox commitment to combine  technology, design and customization, that have distinguished Silvelox in its first 50 years of history.

An important event for Silvelox and the garage closing systems industry, a new reference for technology in the next 50 years, a product that only Silvelox could design!

We look forward to meet you at Klimahouse – Bolzano from 26th to 29th January 2012 stand C18/28.

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