Standard mounting shall be accomplished using a 33% glass filled nylon mounting clip designed to match the profile of the headrail allowing the headrail to be “snapped” into place, and be removable.
Optional methods of installation to be a punched and dimpled hole in the headrail, or offset snap-in clip.
Tilt Control Knob
Standard tilt control knob shall be a maximum diameter of .500″ with serrations around its perimeter to facilitate operation. Tilt knob shall be designed to be fastened to the window using #10 pan head or #8 truss head fasteners.
Many other tilt knob options also available.
Flexible cable operators shall be constructed using brass or bronze coated high tensile steel wire wound in four layers to an outside diameter of .130″. Brass fittings on the ends of the flexible cables shall not be less than .3125″ in diameter. All fittings shall be crimped in six locations onto flexible cables to insure that the fittings will not work loose from the end of the cable under normal use conditions. Exposed cable shall be sheathed in .015″ thick weatherstrip grade vinyl. Cables attach to D-shaped steel control rod using #4-40 stainless steel set screws. Standard length of finished cables shall be 6″.
Optional fiberglass reinforced cable fittings which are molded directly onto the flexible cables can be specified so that jamb rods can be installed without the use of set screws.
Blind shall be designed with a slip mechanism which will minimize damage due to over tilting the blind. When the blind reaches its closed position and the tilt knob is turned, there will be no damage to the blind or its operational hardware.
The slip mechanism shall be accomplished by utilizing a 33% glass filled nylon tape drum assembly which will minimize discoloration of the ladder cord during long term operation.
Tilt Rod Assembly
The spring loaded tilt assembly within the headrail shall be designed to allow approximately 1″ lateral movement of the tilt rod away from the control end of the headrail.
Clear plastic spacers shall be used on the top slat at all ladder locations to insure proper tilting and alignment of the blind. Clear plastic injection molded tape spacers shall be used to eliminate scratches on the headrail and the second slat. *Continued efforts in product improvement may change specifications.*