JS Air Curtains is aiming to open up a range of design opportunities with its latest offering.
Fascia panels on the Zen air curtain can be custom made in different materials, screen printed to carry logos or images, and manufactured to incorporate elements such as clocks and LED displays.
A “visual installation service” allows a designer to preview their creations with a digital mock-up of the air curtain in-situ using an image of the entrance supplied by the client.
The Zen is supplied as standard with anodized aluminium fascia panels and a galvanised steel central structure finished in black forge; other RAL colours available on request. The unit can be mounted on brackets or drop rods horizontally above doorways up to 4.2m high to seal the entrance with an invisible barrier of air. This helps prevent cold air entering in the winter and cool conditioned air escaping in the summer.
Heating can be via LPHW, electric or heat pump or alternatively the Zen is available as an air only, non-heated air curtain. Low noise, double-inlet centrifugal fans provide up to 2,700m3/h of airflow per metre of air curtain, with an option for an energy saving EC model. The discharge grille and air intake are in the same plane on the air outlets, so that the air flows through the unit in a straight line, creating a more powerful throw and a tighter seal across an entrance.
The Zen is supplied with a manual controller with five fan speeds with three heater stages on electrically heated models. Seven metres of control cable and an infrared hand-held remote are included. The unit can also be connected to a BMS using protocol Modbus RTU.
A variety of different sensor and switch options can be combined with the Zen’s controllers, including door switches, so the unit only operates when the door is open, time switches, so the units activate during certain hours, and room thermostats, so a constant internal temperature can be maintained.