Commercial Shading Systems

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42-03 35th St.
Long Island City, NY 11101
Fax: 718-729-2941

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MechoSystems®, formerly, MechoShade Systems®, Inc., is a pioneer in the development of solar shading, including the development of its' hugely successful ThermoVeil® and EuroVeil® shadecloth lines and creative solutions to brightness, glare and solar control problems. The SolarTrac® system is an Automation Shading System that is predictive, responsive, and accurate to insure solar protection in real-time while offering the benefits of connection to the outside with human factor comfort as a priority!

Through the research and engineering capabilities that created the MechoShade products, MechoSystems has become the only single source solar shading designer and manufacture of hardware, shadecloth, control, and accessories. From rectangular windows, to trapezoidal, from top-down to bottom-up shades, small punched window sizeto monumental (40 foot wide); MechoSystems is in the forefront of energy efficient solar shading design!

Energy conserving and automated ElectroShades® work in harmony with the dynamic Sun to improve interior environments with optimum solar protection, greater use of natural light, energy savings, and those vitally important outdoor views so beneficial to human personal well-being and productivity. The patented SolarEvaluation® program insures that automated shades are up as often as possible, while managing glare and heat gain when needed. Automated shades contribute to LEED™ ratings, and help occupants maintain their Circadian Rhythm, while offering solar heat-gain control and management of glare.

MechoSystems offers an integrated system of visually transparent and room darkening roller screens that provide optimum solar protection with the functionality and design esthetics architects and designers worldwide desire. Whether you need a manual chain-driven shade for a typical window, a motorized mid-window alignment system for a curtain wall, a multi-zone shading control system for an entire office or an automated solar tracking system for the entire building, MechoSystems is the shade of choice for all types of windows, skylights, and atriums. Numerous Cradle to Cradle® certified products are also available.

MechoSystems has offices and manufacturing facilities in Long Island City, NY, Edison, NJ, Phoenix, AZ , and in the UK, with sales, distribution, and installation throughout the United States, Canada, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.

COMPANY OVERVIEW

MechoSystems®, formerly, MechoShade Systems®, Inc., is a pioneer in the development of solar shading, including the development of its' hugely successful ThermoVeil® and EuroVeil® shadecloth lines and creative solutions to brightness, glare and solar control problems. The SolarTrac® system is an Automation Shading System that is predictive, responsive, and accurate to insure solar protection in real-time while offering the benefits of connection to the outside with human factor comfort as a priority!

Through the research and engineering capabilities that created the MechoShade products, MechoSystems has become the only single source solar shading designer and manufacture of hardware, shadecloth, control, and accessories. From rectangular windows, to trapezoidal, from top-down to bottom-up shades, small punched window size to monumental (40 foot wide); MechoSystems is in the forefront of energy efficient solar shading design!

Energy conserving and automated ElectroShades® work in harmony with the dynamic Sun to improve interior environments with optimum solar protection, greater use of natural light, energy savings, and those vitally important outdoor views so beneficial to human personal well-being and productivity. The patented SolarEvaluation® program insures that automated shades are up as often as possible, while managing glare and heat gain when needed. Automated shades contribute to LEED™ ratings, and help occupants maintain their Circadian Rhythm, while offering solar heat-gain control and management of glare.

MechoSystems offers an integrated system of visually transparent and room darkening roller screens that provide optimum solar protection with the functionality and design esthetics architects and designers worldwide desire. Whether you need a manual chain-driven shade for a typical window, a motorized mid-window alignment system for a curtain wall, a multi-zone shading control system for an entire office or an automated solar tracking system for the entire building, MechoSystems is the shade of choice for all types of windows, skylights, and atriums. Numerous Cradle to Cradle® certified products are also available.

MechoSystems has offices and manufacturing facilities in Long Island City, NY, Edison, NJ, Phoenix, AZ , and in the UK, with sales, distribution, and installation throughout the United States, Canada, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.

ALL PRODUCTS

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Manual Shades - Mecho®/5

More than four decades of performance-proven engineering makes the latest evolution of our patented, chain-driven, commercial-grade Mecho/5 the go-to manual roller-shade solution for architects, designers and engineers. It's the only complete hardware-and-shadecloth solution on the market backed by a 25-year, Lifetime Limited Warranty. The Mecho 5 features an overrunning clutch, self-lubricating components, and larger-diameter sprocket that increases the overall lift capacity with no adjustments needed upon installation

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Manual Shades - MECHO®/5 DoubleShades™

Mecho's DoubleShades support light-filtering and room-darkening shadecloth on the same bracket resulting in a faster, easier, and more economical installation of two shades per window. The brackets require less measuring and are pre-spaced to ensure proper alignment of both shades in relation to each other.

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Manual Shades - Bottom/Up Shade

Bottom-Up Shades are an innovative shading system ideal for adding privacy while still preserving exterior views and controlling daylight. Bottom-Up Shades utilize a bottom roller tube and are controlled the same way our standard Mecho Shades are. Mecho's Bottom-Upshades are the ideal solution to add privacy on lower floors of buildings

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Manual Shades - DualShades™

Mecho's DualShades is a two-layer shade system with a solar screen shadecloth and blackout or light-dimming MirroFilm™ shadecloth on one roller. This technically advanced system allows for added insulation, extra view, and heat control while providing maximum solar protection.

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Manual Shades - Sloped Shades

Sloped Shades are a distinct and effective shading system utilizing a bottom roller tube similar to bottom-up shades. Sturdy guide wires and technically advanced automation features allow the shades to be mapped to unusual angles.

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Manual Shades - Fixed Shades

Fixed shades provide the same light control as Mecho's traditional roller shades and can be custom-fitted to almost any widow size and shape to provide exceptional solar protection and light distribution. These static shades can be used as an accent piece, adding to the identity and depth of your space. Fixed shades are versatile and can be mounted on a window frame, ceiling or wall and can be custom printed with your logo, photo or other designs.

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Motorized Shades - Electroshade®

More than four decades since its introduction as the first commercially-available, motorized shade system with an inner-roller tube motor, the performance-proven Mecho ElectroShade continues to be the go-to solution for conference rooms, high bay windows, atriums, and other spaces where accessibility is a challenge. Mecho's ElectroShade is versatile and can accommodate angled and faceted windows and even shades up to 50 feet high. This shade easily integrates with MechoNet™ wireless and remote controls, sun-activated sensors and timers including SolarTrac™ for the best in automated controlled shading.

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Motorized Shading - Electro®/1 and Electro®/2

Electro/1 and 2 are available in Standard, Extended, and DoubleShade bracket models with a 50mm tubular motor and the new RTS motor for wireless switch control. Fitting shades up to180" wide x 220" high are possible with Electro®/1 and 2 Extended brackets. Electro®/2 is also designed to work with our optional SnapLoc® fascia to entirely conceal the shade assembly in an exposed installation. Mecho's Extended manual shades and Electro®/2 motorized shades can be mixed under one continuous compact fascia.

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Motorized Shading - Electro®/3

Electro®3 is ideal for smaller spaces including conference rooms, offices, cafes and boutiques,hospitals, and residences. Its smaller size allows it to fit in tighter spaces (subject to maximum roll-up diameters) and is available in Standard, Pocket, Extended and Doubleshade models with a 40mm tubular motor (RTS not available). Electro/3 works with shades up to 90” wide by 220”high when using the Extended brackets and accepts blackout channels and most Mecho accessories. For greater versatility, Mecho manual shades and Electro/3 motorized shades can be mixed under one continuous compact fascia.

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Electronic Control Systems


Mecho's Electronic Control Systems employ UL recognized and CSA Approved motors that meet the strictest industry standards for safety and reliability. These motors have agency approvals covering the entire motor “tip-to-tip” including motor construction and performance (UL1004), thermal overload protection (UL 2111), and operator design with respect to window and drapery applications (UL325). No other motors in the industry offer this level of safety and reliability assurance.


Mecho's controls integrate with a variety of automation sensors in order to enhance comfort, convenience and energy efficiency that supports daylighting, energy conservation and GreenBuilding design. These controls offer seamless integration into a variety of third party Lighting,HVAC, A/V and Building Management Systems.

No other shading or controls company provides a greater range of product capability, experience, or dedication to meet the needs of its customers.
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Line Voltage Switches - Hardwired (Direct Wiring)

Mecho® possesses a variety of line voltage switches for basic control of shades equipped with standard, line voltage (120/240 VAC, 50/60 Hz) tubular motors. The motors wire directly to the switches that control them in a hardwired, home run (direct) fashion and therefore do not require any intermediate controller electronics. All switch variations meet local and national building codes for indoor usage and have been certified to UL and CSA recognized component standards.

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Low Voltage Control Systems - Hardwired - IQ/MLC™

The next-generation IQ/MLC2 microprocessor-based motor controller operates up to four standard line-voltage tubular motors and extends the DIP-switch-configurable group controls into a network solution capable of handling the most advanced daylighting and integration requirements.

The IQ/MLC low voltage network can operate with third party contact closure switches, low voltage accessories (i.e. automation sensors, timers, remote controls, etc.), and controls to create a seamless integration into lighting, HVAC, A/V and building management systems.Our control systems provide the installer and end user confidence that Mecho solutions and the methods used to install and wire them meet the strictest safety and reliability standards in theindustry.

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Low Voltage Optional Control Accessories and Peripherals - ElectroShade®

To make your system easy to use and efficient, Mecho® offers optional control accessories including:

  • Remote-Control line that provides motor control from a distance through the use of ahand-held radio transmitter. Remote Controls are available as one, two, three or four motor controllers.
  • Dual direction 24-hour digital timer for carefree automatic control of ElectroShades.
  • Solar Activated Controllers (SACs) with sensors that continually monitor solar brightness, enabling the control unit to extend or retract the shade.
  • Digital keypad to prevent unwarranted operation of shades
  • Key Switches with either light or heavy-duty designs, white or ivory cover plates and maintained or momentary switches.

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SkyLighter

SkyLighter shades control the daylight coming into your building through skylights. SkyLightershades are available in either soft or flat-folded fabrics where horizontal, angled, or bottom-uptype shading is required. Skylighter shades reduce the impact of solar heat and glare, and canbe fitted for rectangular, triangular (equilateral), trapezoidal, and other non-standard shapes.

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Tensioned SkyLighter Roller Shade - Flat Skylighter™

A Tensioned SkyLighter Roller Shade is a motorized shade designed for applications that requirea horizontal, taught flat shade. The system consists of two synchronized tubular motors and aspecial electronic control unit to maintain the tautness of the shade band. The electronic unitcontrols each motor to minimize fabric sag while the fabric is moving or stationary.

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Non-Tensioned Roller Shades - Flat Skylighter™

A Non-Tensioned SkyLighter Roller Shade uses single tubular motor and spring system ideal forangled, gravity drop, or horizontal shades measuring up to 6 x 8 feet. This system creates ataught shade for a firm, solid appearance.

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Horizontal Soft-Fold Shades - Skylighter™

This system uses two cable take-up tubes, one for each direction of travel. Each tube has its own motor, drive cable, and fixed pleat at the head rail. This system incorporates a separate set of spacer cables to keep pleats properly spaced while a guide cable keeps the shade tracking straight.

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Non-Tensioned Gravity Drop Shades - Soft-Fold Skylighter™

This system has a single cable take-up tube with a tubular motor and fixed pleat at the headrail. The cable take-up tube raises the shade by lifting the drive cables attached to the hem bar at the bottom of the shade. A set of spacer cables keep the pleats properly spaced to a series of 1" tubes sealed inside the shade cloth, while a guide cable keeps the shade tracking straight.

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Non-Tensioned Horizontal Shades - Soft-Fold Skylighter™

Consists of two cable take up tubes, one for each direction of travel; each with its own motor and drive cable and a fixed pleat at the head rail. A separate set of Spacer Cables keep the pleats properly spaced to a series of 1" tubes sealed inside the shade cloth, while a Guide Cable keeps the shade tracking straight.
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Optional Accessories - Side Channels

Side Channels are recommended when conditions require minimizing the light leak around the shade cloth. Ideal for A/V centers, training facilities and laboratories. Can be used on vertical, horizontal or angled shades.
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Optional Accessories - Idler Rollers

Side Channels are recommended when conditions require minimizing the light leak around the shade cloth. Ideal for A/V centers, training facilities and laboratories. Can be used on vertical, horizontal or angled shades.
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Optional Accessories - Guide Cables and Guide Track

Guide Cables and Guide Track are used depending on the size of the shade and/or site conditions. For example, Guide Cables are used to support a shade when there is no space between two side-by-side shades to accommodate a Guide Track.
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Room Darkening and Audio Visual Shades

Components and shadecloths to use with the MechoShade and ElectroShade systems in areas requiring partial or total blackout capabilities. Pre-fabricated Blackout Cassette Assembly with side and/ or bottom channels. Features a choice of custom-fabricated blackout shadebands of opaque all-vinyl and vinyl-and-fiberglass laminated materials.
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Shadecloths - Thermoveil®, EuroVeil®/EuroTwill

Woven from vinyl coated polyester yarns, ThermoVeil® and EuroVeil® shadecloths are available in a wide variety of weaves, patterns, colors and densities designed to match the daylight transmittance of the glazing and the glazing orientation.
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Image Shades

Durable ink jet images printed on our see-through or opaque shades for logos, artwork or photos.
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Monumental and Specialty Shades

MechoShade Systems, Inc. is the only single source, OEM manufacturer of its components. Everything on a MechoShade, from the hardware to the fabric is designed and engineered by the company. This gives us flexibility when it comes to creating solutions to all sorts of unique fenestration problems, from the tallest windows to the most inaccessible spaces. Call us with your design problem. MechoShade has the shading system and the engineering resources to make it work.


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Last Update: 2018-10-12