Quality and Innovation

Somfy's Commitment to Quality

  • Somfy has sold over 100 million motors worldwide
  • Somfy has a production capacity of more than 70,000 motors per day.
  • Somfy motors have over 600 standards approvals worldwide.
  • Somfy is a Lloyds Registered Quality Assurance ISO 9001 Manufacturer
  • Somfy has a network of 15,000 trained professional installers throughout the world
  • Every Somfy motor goes through an extensive quality assurance process including testing in extreme environmental conditions, for electrostatic discharge, mechanical shock, and high life cycle.
  • Somfy Oceania products comply with local standards

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Product Development

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Choosing Somfy gives you an advantage because of our quality and innovation. What is it that makes Somfy the best choice? Flexible design options, flexible control options, global support, ease of installation, outstanding performance and user friendly interfaces.

 

Choosing Somfy gives you an advantage because of our quality and innovation. What is it that makes Somfy the best choice? Flexible design options, flexible control options, global support, ease of installation, outstanding performance and user friendly interfaces.

 

  • Somfy offers a low decibel range of Ultra-Quiet "Sonesse" series motors
  • Standard motors (require dedicated switch or motor controller) offered in 44DBA in 4 conductor AC wired versions and 2 conductor DC wired versions
  • Dry Contact motors for direct connection to switch or 3rd party system offered in 44DBA in 2 conductor DC wired versions
  • Intelligent network capable motors offered in 44DBA in 3 conductor AC wired versions or 2 conductor DC wired versions
  • Provides < 44DBA for acoustic comfort in a wide range of interior applications from boardrooms, libraries, hotel rooms, conference rooms, and office spaces. 
  • Available in three motor diameters
  • Wide torque range up to 4X the torque of other motors is available to accommodate window coverings of light, heavy, or lined fabrics in all sizes.
  • Standard motors range from 1NM to 200NM
  • RTS radio frequency motors range from 1NM to 200NM
  • Intelligent motors range from 2NM to 35NM
  • Allows motors to meet a wide range of installation conditions
  • Eliminates the need for complex spring assist devices
  • Reduces project investment by allowing the coupling of multiple shade bands on one motor
  • RS485 digital and non-digital control topology
  • Standard 4-wire AC control
  • Motor controllers AC / DC
  • Dry contact interface
  • Radio wireless topology
  • Somfy motors are available with embedded RS485 digital control or standard switched directional control
  • Somfy motors are offered in a wide range of supply voltages offering specific power solutions for retrofit or new construction projects
  • 230V AC for high torque applications
  • 24V DC for medium torque applications and class 2 wiring requirements
  • 12V DC for low torque applications and battery operated requirements
  • Worldwide design flexibility in motor selection
  • Solutions for wiring inaccessible or hard to reach areas
  • Somfy practices an extensive Quality Assurance process and fully backs a 5 year warranty
  • Somfy has a production capacity of more than 70,000 motors a day
  • Somfy motors have over 600 standards approvals worldwide
  • Somfy is a Lloyds Registered Quality Assurance ISO 9001 Manufacturer
  • There is a Somfy network of 15,000 trained professional installers throughout the world
  • Every Somfy motor goes through an extensive quality assurance process, tested for extreme environmental conditions, electrostatic discharge, mechanical shock, and high life cycle
  • Product life expectancy of more than 10 years with a full 5 year warranty
  • Somfy has business offices and distribution centers in 60 countries offering local warranty service around the world
  • Motor design flexibility for various diameters and fabrics
  • The motor is available independent of the fabric manufacturer, shade dealer, or shade OEM
  • Somfy motors are more economical at the project level as the architect can specify the motor technology required for their specific project and receive competitive proposals from multiple shade dealers
  • Our standard tubular motor and adapter designs allow you to easily motorise and fabricate virtually any type of window covering
  • Motors are available in a wide range of drive and crown sizes to support different tube diameters and window sizes (25mm, 30mm, 40mm, 50mm)
  • Somfy offers motors with embedded RF control running at 433.42 MHZ
  • Less commonly used frequency reduces problems from radio traffic
  • Tried and tested technology with over 4 million motors in use worldwide
  • Each motor will accept signals from up to 12 different control devices
  • Each motor is programmable to any number of groupings
  • Embedded RF Motors are available in 230 volt, 24 volt, and 12 volt versions which can be wired, wirefree (battery operated) or solar powered eliminating the necessity of external motor controls
  • Available with multiple control options from hand-held remotes, wireless wall switches, programmable timers, battery operated or wired sun/heat sensors and 3rdparty automation system interfaces
  • Uniform programming instructions reduce setup and programming costs allowing directional and limit setting without a wired controller
  • Wireless control reduces the cost of installation by eliminating control wiring
  • FCC approved frequency in the unlicensed ISM band
  • Somfy utilises global voltage and frequency to meet international standards
  • Support for global implementation of solutions
  • Somfy motors are available in AC voltages 100V through 230V and in both 50 Hz and 60 Hz, allowing usage in all countries
  • DC voltages are available 12V and 24V, powered from switching power supplies with global input voltages
  • Harmonize Standards insure projects designed in any country meet applicable electrical safety standards
  • Somfy motors are tested and approved my the major global safety testing laboratories including UL, CUL, TUV, ETL, CE, and VDE amongst many others
  • Somfy motors are able to be used for interior (ex. roller shades, projection screens) or exterior applications (ex. Awnings, rolling shutters) reducing inventory overhead
  • Common control options can be used for interior and exterior installations
  • Reduces fabrication learning curve for motorisation
  • Somfy offers direct integration with Philips lighting and controls
  • Somfy has a global partnership with Philips Lighting
  • Somfy motors can be directly interfaced and controlled by Philips digital lighting systems
  • One wall station design for electric lighting and natural lighting control
  • Simplifies project design
  • Simplifies wiring
  • Simplifies commissioning
  • Simplifies end-user interface
  • Somfy intelligent and radio motors are set with electronic limits
  • Somfy intelligent and radio motors have electronic limits as opposed to mechanical limits allowing for precise positioning and repeatability by using digital encoders to keep track of the motor's position and storing it in the non-volatile memory
  • Motor limits are remembered regardless of power loss, mechanical stress, or environmental conditions
  • More economic to install as direct access to motors is not required to set up and down positions
  • Limits are easier to adjust to accommodate fabric stretch after initial days of operation
  • Somfy offers a broad array of motor control options.  Engineers have the ability to select the control option that is right for their particular project including:
  • Somfy radio controls
  • Wall mounted RF keypad
  • Wall mounted digital keypad
  • Personal computer
  • Standard wired switches
  • Somfy intelligent switches and bus controls
  • Third party integration options with lighting and AV systems
  • Somfy offers flexible connectivity options including:
  • Wired controls
  • Radio controls
  • Intelligent bus line controls
  • Somfy proprietary communications bus
  • Industry standard RS232 and RS485 communications protocol
  • Open protocol
  • OPC connectivity to BMS