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Low Profile Air Curtain
Berner’s low-profile air curtains are the best way for businesses to separate two environments while doors are open.
Air curtains with a low profile can improve or replace a traditional vestibule by creating an invisible barrier with air. Also, an air curtain has benefits like giving you more space, getting rid of flying bugs, and adding extra heat with heated solutions.
The low-profile air curtains’ slim design is a great solution for openings up to 8’ tall.
There are many choices that can meet the aesthetic needs of almost any space. Low-profile air curtains, as the name suggests, are slim and less obtrusive than most air curtains. They are made to fit into a space.
Multiple shapes, colors, and control options are available to meet your specific taste. Berner offers low-voltage micro switches for automatic operation, a BACnet interface for building management integration, and a wireless control option that lets you control it from a smart device. All of these features add to the sleek look.
Each of these choices has a number of control programs that you can use to make it work the way you want it to.
So there has to be more to an air curtain than the way it looks; it has to perform.
AMCA, or the Air Movement & Control Association, is a third-party testing group that Berner has used to certify their equipment. AMCA is a globally recognized organization that certifies the performance of air-moving equipment.
AMCA has certified all of Berner’s low-profile air curtains and air doors to keep the conditioned air inside and the unconditioned air outside for up to 8 feet.
Some units are also approved by UL (Underwriters Laboratories) and NSF (National Sanitation Foundation) for protection against flying pests and insects up to 7 feet.
As of June 25, 2019, air curtains and air doors are an acceptable alternative to vestibules per ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2019.
This can be done with a simple, unheated unit in a space with no pressure. Please keep in mind that most buildings don’t have perfectly neutral pressure, so an air curtain won’t work all the time.
Because of this, Berner has a number of ways to heat the air during the colder months. By limiting how much cold air gets in and heating the air that does get in at the point of entry, you can create a very comfortable environment and save a lot of money on energy.
The result is customer comfort, employee satisfaction, and lower utility bills.
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Slim Air Curtains
These slim units include the Low Profile 8 (CLC08). They are designed for commercial and retail customer entryways, requiring a function over form approach.
They are often used in back-of-the house operations such as receiving doors, employee entry points, and garage entries. Slim air curtains offer a basic approach to environmental separation by offering a simple on-or-off operation with the ability to add a delay if desired.
This grass-roots approach to environmental separation provides equal performance at a lower price point.
Architectural Series Air Curtains
The Berner Architectural series of air curtains includes the Architectural Elite 8 (AE08) and Architectural Low Profile 8 (ALC08).
These units are designed for commercial and retail customer entryways requiring a pleasant appearance.
Architects and designers who care about looks will like the sleek design, but an engineer will care more about how it works.
Architectural air curtains are usually put over the main entrance, where design is important, and are made to blend in with the space.
This equipment is provided as standard with Berner’s proprietary Intelli-Switch digital control which offers several pre-programmed sequences of operation as well as customizable programming
To enhance the control, the Berner AIR wireless control feature is available to provide wireless control of the equipment using a smart device app (both iOS & Android) or BACnet.
Recessed Air Curtain
Recessed air curtains mount flush with the ceiling and expose only the aluminum exterior. For aesthetic purposes, recessed air curtains protect indoor air quality while maintaining a seamless look inside the space.
These types are also known as “concealed” air curtains due to the box being recessed in the ceiling.
Like the other types of unique air curtains, these automatic air curtains can be configured to work with an application or program.
How they Work
There are different ways to use the air curtain, from turning it on and off manually to using it as an extra heater.
Many units include a digital control offering multiple sequences of operation. Below are a few of the pre-programmed sequences available.
Recommended for high traffic openings.
We are official distributors of Berner Air Curtains below. As official representatives, we’ll be happy to help explain the best slim air curtain for your application.
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BACnet and Building Automation Systems (BAS)
Berner also offers solutions to connect air curtains to the Building Automation System (BAS). This is a standard feature in Berner’s Intelli-Switch controller but can be added to any air curtain.
Contact us if interested in connecting the air curtain if interested in connecting the air curtain to the Building Automation System (BAS) in or to control the unit.
Let us help you choose the best one for the application. Contact us now for a fast quote or any information regarding architectural air curtains.
Any Berner slim air curtain you choose will provide the same great performance. With so many great options to dress it up and make it your own, you can be assured that you are getting exactly the air curtain you want.
At R. Williamson & Associates, we are here to help you select the perfect equipment for your application.
More than 50 years of experience with architectural products make us your best option for air curtain success.
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R. Williamson & Associates can provide you with fast quotes on the correct air curtains for your application.
We are official representative covering Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan and Indiana.
We can also send out a trained specialist to assess the area and make certain the proper unit is being used for your specific application.
We run tests on-site to see how cost effective each model will be to assure maximum efficiency.