Sunglasses for Ships

SOLASAFE®

SOLASAFE® transparent anti glare roller sunscreens / blinds are housed in an anodised aluminium cassette for maximum performance and protection.

Sunglasses for ShipsThe ‘wipe clean’ brush system ensures that any dirt and dust collected during operation is removed when the screen is retracted. All screens come complete with aluminium bottom rail and optional side channels or guide cables.

Benefits of SOLASAFE® sunscreens include:

  • Improved visibility and safety − optimal glare protection with up to a 93% reduction to ensure clear visibility and a safer working environment. True colour rendition so navigation marks and objects can be easily identified.
  • Reduced eye strain − problems with glare and reflection on electronic charts, radar screens and control panels are eliminated.
  • Create a more comfortable working environment and reduce air conditioning requirements − up to 87% of the sun’s heat is rejected so staff, operators and controllers are more alert.
  • Protect exposed areas of the body − at least 97% of harmful UV light is filtered.
  • Save fuel, save money and reduce CO2 emissions on board marine vessels- Less demand is placed on bridge air-conditioning systems which require additional fuel consumption to run so environmentally conscious fleet owners can benefit from fuel savings resulting in lower costs.
  • Be Green – Up to 81% in power cost savings per year can be made for larger vessels.
  • Reliable performance – proven track record for outstanding performance since 1987.
  • Comply with marine regulations – ISO 8468, M Notice 760, MSSN No. 1419 1998.
  • Quality assured products – all products are manufactured in the UK using high quality components. SOLASAFE® screens have a 7 year warranty.
  • Quality assured company – quality approved manufacturer.
  • Choice of shade film colours – gold, silver, grey and bronze.
  • Choice of aluminium profile colours – 400+ shades/colours.
  • Choice of operating systems – manual, electric, automatic, battery.
  • Suitable for any type of vessel from cruise ships to tugs.
  • Custom made to order to your exact dimensions and specifications.
  • Fast despatch – normally within 5 days but a ‘same day’ service is available.
  • Simple to use, quick and easy to install in one complete unit with comprehensive instructions.
  • Discreet cassette profile – neat, light-weight and unobtrusive headbox incorporating a ‘wipe clean’ brush system.
  • Free spare parts with every order for peace of mind.

Screen Shapes

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Types of Operation

Several different types of operation are available. Please contact our technical department for help or advice.


Double pulley bottom rail constant tension spring Ideal for sloping windows!

 

Constant tension spring centre pull

 

Self-lock Spring

 

Left or right hand side chain clutch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click the images below to see photographs of actual operation (please note a pop-up window will appear)


AC or DC Electrical Operation

Electric by remote control, group control and ⁄ or local individual control − ideal for blinds that are difficult to access. Low-voltage

 

(LOVO-24V D.C) is available for smaller sized roller blinds. High voltage (HIVO-230V A.C, 50Hz or 60Hz) is available over the full range of roller blind sizes. Contact the technical department for more details. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Battery Operation

 
Radio Control Handset
 
Surface Mounted Switch

 

The Radio controller is CE marked (European Conformity) and transmits on 433MHz.

The Radio controller complies with:

  • 2006/95/EC Low Voltage Directive
  • 89/336/EEC EMC Directive
  • 1995/5/EC Radio and Telecommumications Terminal Equipment (R&TTE) Directive

 NOTE: Please make sure that this frequency will not interfere with any other equipment before ordering.

Standard Batteries or Re-chargable Batteries can be used

 


Choice of Films

Because of their highly reflective outer surfaces GOLD and SILVER are the most effective solar films. If a reflective appearance is not desired we recommend GREY film as the next best option.

 
GOLD
SILVER
GREY
BRONZE
% Glare Reduction (Anti Glare Effect)93929184
% Total Solar Energy Rejected (Heat Rejection)87776567
% Ultra Violet Light Rejected99979898
% Total Solar Transmission972327
% Total Solar Reflection57631919
% Total Solar Absorption34275854
% Visible Light Transmission77815
Shading Coefficient0.20.190.450.48

 


How to Measure

Full instructions are available here. Or from our technical services staff.

 


Types of Fixing

ANGLED
 


Installation Guide

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Max and Min Dimensions

Maximum and Minimum dimensions will vary depending on the type of operation and are shown below in mm.

Type of Operation
Max Width
Max Drop
Min Width
Min Drop
Constant Tension Spring35003500400250
Side Chain Clutch35003500350250
Low Voltage Electric Motor20001500400250
High Voltage Electric Motor40004000600250

 

 

Other applications...

SOLASOLV® Anti-glare, heat rejecting transparent roller sun blinds, sun screens and ROLASOLV® Blackout roller blinds are also ideal for other commercial and industrial use where professionals must face harsh blinding sunlight during their working day or where total blackout conditions are required. Here are just a few of the many other uses:-