RB 500 / Hunter Douglas Contract

This month, Hunter Douglas Contract is proud to present the latest product of the window coverings family. Introducing RB 500, the muscle behind elegance at the window. Featuring a sleek architectural design with smooth operation and unrivaled inner strength, the roller shade operating system spans even the largest window expanses, beautifully.

Well-designed large shades make a dramatic statement, defining and controlling heat, light, and views. Highly durable hardware and operating systems deliver smooth and reliable operation. The new modular RB 500 roller shade system offers a wide variety of components.

Key Features
- Heavy-duty metal clutch provides smooth and easy lift capabilities.
- Modular operating system accommodates chain, crank and motorized applications.
- Universal spring-loaded end plug mounts shades securely and provides for smooth and easy installation.
- Utilization of counter balance weight system provides for ease of lifting roller shades over large expanses.
- Durable standard clutch system provides universal mounting capabilities (left or right) and aesthetically pleasing one size format capable of lifting a range of shade weights.
- Durable roller tubes are engineered to span large expanses.
- Heavy-Duty chain with 150-pound breaking strength provides worry-free and smooth operation of shades.
- Aluminum designer installation bracketing system provides unique architectural aesthetic possibilities and strong mounting platform.

Hardware Colors

Manual Roller Shades

Motorized Roller Shades

Projects that use this product

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Silhouette® FR Window Shadings / Hunter Douglas Contract

This month, we would like to introduce  Silhouette® FR Window Shadings, a great product from the line of Hunter Douglas Contract.

A category-defining combination of functionality and appearance, Hunter Douglas’ exclusive Silhouette FR ® windows shadings filter light while reducing glare as well as block light and provide privacy. Suspended between two sheer facings of polyester, adjustable fabric vanes can be raised and lowered like standard shades and opened or closed like horizontal blinds.

When the vanes are open, the shadings work like sheers, filtering light to eliminate glare and create an inviting glow. Vanes can be tilted to block light and provide privacy, and the shadings roll up completely into a slim headrail, allowing unobstructed views.

Key Features

- GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified® and GREENGUARD Children and Schools certified for low-emitting products’
- Fabrics meet all requirements of NFPA 701 small scale flammabiltiy testing for commercial applications
- Up to 88% ultraviolet protection with vanes open and 99% with vanes closed
- Motorization available
- Backed by Hunter Douglas Contract Lifetime Guarantee

Product Details

- Headrail: 3″ x 2-9/32″ or 3-3/16″ x 2-1/2″, standard/tilt-only/oversized configurations, fabric-covered.
- Mechanism: continuous cord loop.
- Fabrics: 18 colors, all FR *, avaliable in Originale™ classic translucent woven fabric and Bon Soir™ light-dimming fabric.
- Widths: 12″ to 96″ (standard), 6″ to 11-7/8″ (tilt-only), 12″ to 120″ (oversized).
- Heights: 16″ to 96″ (standard), 16″ to 120″ (oversized and tilt-only). Minimum height for motorized products is 12″.
- Options: motorization/remote operation, inside/outside or end mount, dust covers, non-standard cord drop lengths, 2-on-1 headrail.

Fabrics & Colors

Originale™ Translucent Fabrics

Bon Soir™ Light Dimming Fabrics

Technical Information

1. Headrail End Caps
2. Limit Screw Assembly
2a. Limit Screw
2b. Rotator
2c. Limit Nut
3. Screw
4. Universal Rotator Rail
5. Clutch Assembly
6. Screw
7. Cord Loop
8. Universal Cord Tensioner
9. Headrail (OPTIONAL: Fabric Covered)
10. Ratchet Limit Assembly
11. Bottom Slat
12. Bottom Rail
13. Bottom Rail End Caps
14. Balance Weight
15. Weight Clips
16. Fabric
17. Hold-Down Bracket
18a. Universal Cord Tensioner Mounting Bracket
18b. Universal Cord Tensioner Mounting Bracket Flush Mount

Design Options

This continuous cord loop and clutch assembly makes operating large shades easier.

Provides the ultimate choice in versatility, with the option to operate shades from the top down, the bottom up, or in combination to meet all your privacy needs while still giving you access to natural light.

Two shadings share the same headrail; each shade operates independently.

Uniquely shaped windows pose challenges in providing privacy and light control and keeping your space energy efficient. Hunter Douglas has taken on these challenges by offering the following options: perfect and imperfect arch, perfect and imperfect extended arch, circle, angle, octagon, oval, hexagon, trapezpoid, perfect and imperfect quarter circle. Vanes remain in fully opened position and are non-operable. Inside mounts only.

Versatile range of motors and controls to maximize shading benefits.

For narrow windows. Shades cannot be raised or lowered, but vanes may be positioned from fully open to fully closed.

Inside mount, outside mound, end mount (max width = 84″), dust covers, optional cord drop lengths – color-coordinated sizes: 2′, 3′, 4′, and 5′ for standard and oversized rails. White available in a 1′ length, and 12′ increments from 6-16′ lengths.

Projects that use this product



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Roller Shades FR / Hunter Douglas Contract

When selecting for a project, both beauty and performance are key factors that come into play. Roller Shades, one of Hunter Douglas’ most succesfull window coverings products, provides a complete, and elegant, solution for controlling light and glare. Simple and versatile, distinctive yet cost-effective, this line includes scores of decorative and performance fabrics mounted on high-quality hardware, with manual operators or motorization.

For over 80 years, Hunter Douglas Contract has provided architects and designers all over the world with innovative window coverings. With major operation centers in North America, Europe, Asia, Latin America and Australia, Hunter Douglas products are available to offices, government buildings, schools and other public institutions all around the world.