Strong and Compact
Traditional roll shutters require a large 10"-12" (250 mm - 300 mm) housing, ruining the style and look of your home. Now, with the Qompact shutter system, an 84" (2,1 m) tall opening will require only a compact 6" (150 mm) housing. That is 40- 50% smaller, creating a much more appealing installation.
Smooth and Quiet
The Qompact® shutter system is available in manual and automatic operation. Using the patented nested design, the Qompact shutter system rolls smoothly and quietly. 6/6 nylon bushings allow the shutter to glide smoothly through the security guides.
Qompact combines premium design with unparalleled strength. The single-walled, extruded slats withstand sledge hammer impacts and hurricane impact tests.
In head-to-head tests, Qompact outperformed its foam-filled competitors every single time.
End retention screws (shown below) keep the curtain captive in the rails. Qompact curtains can't be pried out with crowbars or pushed out of the rails due to high winds.
can also be
siderails are sufficient.
The improved slat design is 27-times stronger than a perforated 40mm slip hinge, making a Qompact shutter impenetrable by comparison.
Qompact shutters meet the strict standards for U.S. Florida (FBC) hurricane approvals. In fact, Qompact passed with 330 km/h (200 mph) winds up to 6000mm (19.5 ft) wide.
Note: Widths >12' may require a larger box size.
|Shutter Height||Qompact Box Size||Other Shutters Box Size|
|69" (1753 mm)||5.5" (140 mm)||8" (200 mm)|
|84" (2188 mm)||6" (150 mm)||10" (250 mm)|
|122" (3099 mm)||6.5" (165 mm)||12" (300 mm)|
|149" (3785 mm)||7" (180 mm)||12" (300 mm)|
|184" (4674 mm)||8" (205 mm)||14" (350 mm)|
Elegant Design and Engineered Excellence
What makes the Qompact shutter system unique is the 10 different slat sizes that have been ingeniously engineered to allow the slats to nest tightly with each other. The nesting allows for virtually zero space between the slats, creating a compact roll and the smallest box housing required. Each slat grouping has a specific radius designed to accommodate the ever increasing roll diameter. This proprietary design means that each slat rolls together - perfectly.
Home owners will love the quiet operation, elegant design, and security of Qompact.
In addition to privacy and sun shading, Qompact uniquely provides security and hurricane protection.
Qompact can be built both wider and taller than foam-filled shutters, making it the perfect choice for commercial applications.
These shutters are widely used in the United States for their loss prevention and design benefits. Commercial shutters can be perforated for night time merchandising.
Qompact's Torsion Spring Assist Control Systems
Qompact has a non-slip hinge, which allows for the use of a torsion spring inside the tube opposite the control mechanism.
Manual & Motorized Shutter Controls
Our trained specialists walk you through the step-by-step selection process for designing the correct rolling shutter for your home.
A manual pull strap can be used on larger shutter sizes since the weight of the shutter is neutralized. The spring provides a counterbalance resulting in the shutter locking in the down position.
The spring assist neutralizes the weight and enables gear operation
for larger shutters and requires less effort to rotate the hand crank.
up to 6,5 sq meters
Manual Push-Up / Pull Down
Where most shutters require motors, the Qompact spring-operated shutter allows for push up/pull down operation. This saves on both shutter and electrical costs. Large spring-operated shutters are useful for entry doors, as egress (life safety) issues are not a concern. Simple base-lath locks enable security, but allow for escape during fire or power failures. Spring operation is available up to 13 sq meters without motors or gears.
Manual & Motorized Shutter Controls
Solar Powered Operation
Enjoy energy savings from a roller shutter that does not add to your energy cost. Because of its spring-loaded tube, Qompact requires less power for operation. This makes it possible to operate Qompact with a solar-powered battery.
Motorized with Line Voltage (220v)
The torsion spring allows for smaller motors and extends motor life. It also acts as a safety feature that prohibits a failed motor to allow a shutter curtain to free-fall. up to 19 sq meters w/tube motors up to 30 sq meters w/external motors
Hz/RTS Remote Control
Available in single and multi-channel applications No need to aim the control at the motorized window covering, the radio signal travels through the walls similar to a grage door opener. Provides the ability to control motorized window coverings individually and/or by group with one control. offers a range of 65 ft. for easy operation
EZ Drive Low Voltage Motor (14.4v)
One smart drive controller operates multiple shutters Rechargeable battery power - no worries about power failure Solar use possible up to 6,5 sq meters
Note: Size chart at left is for shutters up to 12’ (4M) wide. Shutters between 12’ and 20’ will have a small amount of tube deflection requiring a larger housing. Consult QMI engineering for exact size requirements for shutters exceeding 12’ in width.
Qompact Housing ChartDownload156KB
Slat Type: Engineered roll-up with slat groupings increasing in size and radius to enable slats to nest around the drive tube to minimize housing size.
- Aluminum Single Wall Slats: Extruded aluminum, 6063-T5 alloy. Solid slats with non-slip hinge.
End Retention: both ends of each slat to contain #10 x 3” truss head torx 410 stainless steel Dacromet-coated screws with shoulder bushings permanently engaged into a channel within the side rail to prevent the curtain from being pried or pushed out of a non-retained side rail.
Qompact slats are not available in vision/perforated patterns. See AL7 security shutter for vision slat systems.
Bottom Slat: Extruded aluminum, 6063-T6 alloy, 0.050 inch wall thickness.
See Level 7 Locks.
- Motorized shutters do not require a lock since the motor maintains the shutter curtain in the down position. A separate locking base slat is not required.
Gear operated shutters do not require a separate locking base slat. Provide non-latching base slat.
EZ drive operated shutters do not require a separate locking base slat. Provide non-latching base slat.
Motor options: see Level 7 Motors and Overrides and HZ and remotes.
End Caps: Die-cast Aluminum (square) (45 degree) (round) profile. Color to match slats.
Box Cover (hood): Roll formed aluminum; .036 inch thickness, 3105-H14 alloy. Two-piece assembly-profile to match end caps. Color to match slats.
- See level 6 Colors and Boxhousings for color and profile availability.
Track Guides/Side Rails: Qompact, Aluminum extrusion, 6063-T5, lined with insulation woven polypropylene runners. Color to match slats. Aluminum extrusions; 6063-T6.
- Motorized Rails: 3-5/8”x 1-1/8” retained only rail for motorized) or
Manual Rails: 4-1/4” x 1-1/8” retained and stop rail for manual crank or manual push up/pull down.
Drive Tube: Aluminum, 6063-T6 alloy – 70mm round with interior splines.
|Coil Size||The coil size is significantly smaller than traditional rolling shutter curtain slats due to its unique roll characteristics.||A reduced coil and box housing size gives customers more flexibility for soffit mounts. Smaller boxes offer less distraction from the home's architecture.|
|Strength||The single wall extruded slats are very strong and have been subjected to sledge hammer impacts and hurricane impact tests. These products are hurricane-tested, and even with Qompact’s small coil requirement, provides the utmost hurricane and security protection. Slat hinge exceeds 2600 lbs (1179 kg) pull apart strength-excellent for security||Competes with a steel shutter's strength, but with the aesthetics of a smaller coil and the beauty of aluminum. Up to 10 times stronger than a perforated slip hinge found in most double wall slat systems.|
|End Retention||The unique roll characteristics provide the ability to install end retention screws to make the curtain captive in the rails. However, the curtain doesn’t require the end retention, and can utilize standard width rails in applications when the added security of the end retention feature is not required. Retained rails-every curtain slat has nearly 3,000 lbs (1361 kg) pull out strength due to two end retention screws.||Shutter curtains can't be pried out with crowbars or pushed out of the rails due to high winds. Qompact owners are very well protected from burglars and hurricane strength winds.|
|TorsionSpringOperation||The continuous contact design (non-slip) of the slat hinge enables the use of torsion springs for operation. This simplifies the installation and provides for a very easy operating shutter. Smaller motors can be used when an assist spring is included. Torque motors can be used to operate very large shutters because the spring does the lifting.||When other shutters need motors, the Qompact's easy manual push up, pull down operation can be used for shutters up to 150 sq. ft.. Or for very large shutters, save on the cost of larger motors and extend the life of those smaller motors with the aide of a torsion spring opposite the motor for many years of worry-free operation.|
|MaximumSize||Up to 180 sq ft. (32 square meters) in total size. Up to 200+ inches (5M) high. Up to 20 ft (6M) wide.||Larger maximum sizes gives you more flexibility. Protect a large opening with one shutter where other systems require two shutters and additional vertical supports obstructing your views.|
|CorrosionResistant||Due to Dacromet-coated stainless steel end retention screws with Delrin® bushings.||No worries about rust stains with Qompact shutters. Even seacoast applications are safe to weather the outdoors for many years.|
|Operations||Gear, low voltage, and motor drives with spring assists. Spring assist manual operation for up to 150 sq. ft. (16 square meters).||Manual operation up to 160 sq. ft. (16 square meters) saves money over other shutter companies who must motorize and pay for electrical hookup. Spring-assisted gear drives make for smooth and easy operation. Our EZ drive system, a low voltage battery power, gives you more flexibility plus a simple motorized installation.|
|Life CycleTested||To 15500 operations (42 years) and counting.||Each shutter part has been enhanced for maximum durability and to reduce warranty service. Our Qompact customers will experience carefree operation for many years. Keeping the rails cleared of debris and operating them often will extend their life and provide maximum protection.|