Railing systems for panel curtains
In order to variably combine and move a panel curtain, multi-flight curtain rails are necessary for the fixture on the wall or on the ceiling. Depending on the width of the surface and the number of the contained panels a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 5 trails should exist.
Measuring and planning
In case a window or a wall surface with a width of, say, 10 m is supposed to be equipped with a panel curtain, it is not necessary to have more than 5 rails, because several panel carriers can run in one rail. With an average curtain width of 70 cm, 15 curtains would be necessary for 10 m so that 3 panel carriers could be positioned in each rail.
While measuring and planning a panel curtain the question for the “parking space” must be considered, because also when you can move all panels sideways after each other, one curtain width is always needed as parking area. Therefore you should not only measure the width of the terrace door or of the casement, but also always a part of the wall so that the parked panel curtain does not stand in the way when you open the door or the window.
In most cases rails for panel curtains are fixed on the ceiling. For doing so they can be drilled through directly so that they lie flat against and almost unobtrusively on the ceiling. For longer areas over 4 m several rails can be interlinked with each other without gaps. The panel carriers included in the delivery are then threaded in the inner bearings. They roll – similar to curtain hooks – on rollers in the rail. If all rolls well the curtain can be fixed at the panel carriers via Velcro tape or a clamping device.