MODERN ROLLER SHUTTER DRIVES
The most important roller shutter drives at a glance – crank, strap or electrically controlled?
Roller shutter drives are available in different versions, so that you can always find the right model for every living situation. At the same time, given the multitude of options, you may also be wondering which roller shutter drive is best suited for your specific model? You can choose between three different options that are available for all roller shutters. To make your decision easier, here is a brief overview of the available drives and their advantages and disadvantages.
Roller shutter drive with strap
Classic roller shutter drives with a strap are the best known. The roller shutter is simply operated by hand and the strap is rolled up on a strap winder. The installation of these roller shutter drives is also possible for non-professionals, the function is self-explanatory. At the same time, however, it must be emphasized that elderly people, people with physical disabilities or children sometimes find opening and closing difficult. A long service life and low maintenance are further advantages of the strap winder.
Roller shutter drive by crank
The roller shutter drives using a crank follow the same principle as the drive using a strap: Here, too, the roller shutter is operated manually. The difference to the strap model is that it is not controlled by a strap winder, but by a winch, usually made of aluminum, which can also handle larger loads. However, the difficulties of manually operating the roller shutter drives – especially with very large windows – still exist. So if you want to make it easier to open and close your roller shutters, you should upgrade.