Achilles Vertical Industrial Louvers
ACHILLES vertical louvers are very popular for architectural screen enclosures and rooftop screening when designers and architects want to match an existing design. PalmSHIELD recognizes roof panels and building eaves have a vertical pattern in panel ribbing or ridges. Where the louvered screening aligns closely to roofing and eaves, designers want to continue this pattern for a consistent look.
The challenge with a vertical louver design is that using traditional single profile louvers will not consistently provide the necessary screening. PalmSHIELD has overcome this challenge by using a double profile vertical louver design. At any angle, you have 100% coverage yet still maintain good air flow. The louvers may be adjusted to increase air flow and establish some visibility or to allow light to pass.
Vertical louver designs often span considerable heights. PalmSHIELD’s ACHILLES overcomes this challenge by incorporating a significant structural louver design thus eliminating the need for a horizontal braces that break-up the appeal of long vertical lines.
Louver dimensions: 1 ¾” x 1 ¾” angle
Installed louver profile: 1 ¼”
Louver spacing o.c.: 1 3/16”
Visibility: 100% visual screening from any vantage point
Vertical supports: 3” x 3” x ¼” angles
Top Cap: 3” x 3” x ¼” angle
Bottom Cap: 3” x 3” x ¼” angle
Intermediate supports: Not required
Structure: PalmSHIELD exclusive fully framed
Panel width: Unlimited. Standard is 48” to 60”
Panel height: Unlimited. Standard is up to 12’
Post and Panel Colors: Unlimited RAL Colors
PalmSHIELD louvered screening is the industry leader in providing maximum air flow while still providing 100% direct visual screening. PalmSHIELD is the only louvered architectural screening manufacturer providing a structural picture frame design to fully enclose each panel for your rooftop screen or mechanical equipment screen. This allows our louvered panels great flexibility in spanning considerable widths and heights.
PalmSHIELD louver’s aesthetic appeal is its contemporary and modern finish. Our panel and column combination is sleek and robust. PalmSHIELD louvers can be configured as a series of screens, grills, swing gates and even sliding gates. PalmSHIELD louvered screens are custom fabricated to each application, allowing end users to select, column locations, varied panel heights and widths and custom applications.
PalmSHIELD may be installed as a wall louver, ground or rooftop screen. Our system has its own independent structure that classifies it as a standalone mechanical equipment screening solution. It’s this independent structure that carries the load of assuring the overall system meets the latest IBC and UBC codes.
PalmSHIELD has been designed and engineered to meet these codes. Through several engineering analysis, PalmSHIELD louvers are proven to withstand 120 mph windspeeds and 33 PSF loading. The combination of our structural panel frame and considerable column design provides the best available solution for your screening project.
PalmSHIELD is the nation’s leading architectural screen and louvered screening manufacturer.Features & Benefits
- Custom fabricated for each application
- Vertical supports & horizontal caps are welded together for industry’s only structural picture frame design
- Customizable visibility and ventilation
- Industry’s only media blasted and powder coated finish
- Easiest field installed system
- Every system is shop assembled, disassembled and packaged
- Systems follow core engineering principles
- Professional grade door hardware incorporated
- Rooftop enclosures
- Trash enclosures
- Mechanical equipment
- Equipment enclosures
- HVAC Screens
- Pool equipment