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FlexLouver Rack Arm System
The FlexLouver Rack Arm System is a non-retractable louver system. The FlexLouver Rack Arm System is very beneficial when precise light control is important, especially in venues such as art galleries or museums, where it is important to direct light away from a specific area while still making use of the natural daylighting. The louvers can open and close to control solar energy, light and glare. This reliable solution offers years of dependable service with minimal maintenance required. It is perfect for difficult glazing problems no matter the slope or angle of the window. The system can be used in just about any glazing situation: horizontal, inclined, vertical, or with any shape of window opening. The FlexLouver Rack Arm System can be used on interior or exterior windows. Each system incorporates standard components but is custom designed to meet the specific application requirements. Slats are made of aluminum and come in a wide range of sizes: 50mm (2”) Flexible, 80mm (3”) Rolled Edge, 75mm (3") Extruded, and 88mm (3-1/2") Extruded. Rack arm sizes: Standard, Heavy Duty, and Box Rack Arm. Operation: Manual, with gearbox and hand wheel or crank handle, or Motorized.

Sustainability

As a US manufacturer of quality products for the architectural market for over 100 years, Draper is committed to providing products for the sustainable design market. As members of our local, state, and national community and as members of the USGBC, our company and our employees are continuously upgrading our facilities to be more energy efficient, and introducing “reduce, reuse and recycle” programs. We recycle more than 84 tons of materials per month in nine categories. We've introduced programs for reusing wood and cardboard products, including hundreds of shipping pallets and skids. We are constantly seeking to increase the efficiency of our energy use. This outlook can be seen in our products as well. In today’s world of conservation and rising energy costs, it is important to keep a handle on energy consumption. An easy way to do this is by using the sun’s natural light. Natural sunlight provides a building with free light and keeps it warm. Studies show the sun’s natural light helps productivity and learning as well. At the same time, however, sunlight can overrun a facility causing problems such as high energy costs for constant air conditioning, eyestrain from glare on computers, hot spots in the building and lethargy in employees. Draper solar control solutions, such as the FlexLouver, keep out heat and glare. Steel and aluminum parts of the FlexLouver can be broken down & recycled on site. Draper accepts product back for recycling if there are no onsite services.

Awards

Architectural Products Innovative Product 2014, Architectural Record "Record Products" 2015.

Pricing

Each FlexLouver is custom designed and manufactured for a specific window according to building requirements; price depends on many factors.
Draper, Inc.
Draper, Inc., a Spiceland, Ind.-based manufacturer of projection screens, window shades, videoconferencing accessories and gymnasium equipment, celebrated 100 years as a family-owned business in 2002.
The company was founded by Luther O. Draper in 1902 to manufacture window shades for schools, and the company is still owned and managed by Draper's descendants.
In 1957 Draper's grandson, Luther Pidgeon, secured a patent on an inexpensive classroom projection screen, marking Draper's entry into the screen business. Today, projection screens and related products are the largest component of Draper's business. Draper-manufactured products closely related to projection screens include rear projection display systems, video projector mounts and lifts, plasma display mounts, presentation easels and communication support furniture.
In 1989 Draper introduced FlexShade Systems, a second line of window shades designed for the commercial market.
In 1994 Draper entered the gymnasium equipment market. Today, the company's gymnasium equipment products include basketball backstops, gym dividers, wall pads, volleyball equipment, batting cages and wrestling mat hoists.
Draper Inc. is headquartered in Spiceland, Ind., a village of 800 people located 40 miles east of Indianapolis, Ind. In addition to its Spiceland facilities, Draper has manufacturing or sales operations in Placentia, Calif.; Blackwood, Gwent, United Kingdom; Nacka, Sweden; Halmstad, Sweden and Hong Kong. Draper products are shipped to dealers throughout the United States and more than 75 foreign countries.
Address: 411 S Pearl St
City: Spiceland
State: IN
Zip: 47385
Country: United States
Phone: (765) 987-7999
Fax: (765) 987-7142
Website: http://www.draperinc.com
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