Qompact Technical Details

3 Part CSI Specifications
Hurricane Approval Documents
Technical Details

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 Chart


Q: What Makes it Qompact?

A: Elegant Design – 12 Unique slat shapes makeup a Qompact shutter up to 16′ tall


Technical Aspects

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.

Features Advantages Benefits
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.
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.
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.
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 Cycle
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.