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The Ceiling Mount System

The Ceiling Mount System 

Ceiling Mount
The Ceiling Mount System
is used for installing the track directly to a ceiling or any flat, horizontal surface. In some situations there is not a wide enough surface available to mount the ceiling plates to. We recommend to use plain connectors and drill through the track. It is important to use flat head screws so the trolleys do not interfere with the screw heads. For a firm mount we recommend to place a screw every 2-3 feet.

Feature’s:

  • Easy to mount directly to a leveled ceiling or wooden beam.
  • Heavy Duty 16 gauge galvanized Steel for industrial use.
  • Each customer has different surfaces to mount the ceiling track hardware to, we do not provide the fasteners into your ceiling.
  • The ceiling mount is mounted directly to the ceiling this mounting system is the most visually appealing.
SPECS
AC Hexagon

Some useful Details:

About Track Sections

retractable straight track

Straight Track Sections are available in:

2′, 4′, 5′, 6′, 7′ and 8′ sections.

We do not recommend using tracks over 8′ long, as this drives shipping costs up. Since the track hardware is a heavier product, we want to ensure that the way we package the product has the least possibility of getting damaged in transit. All of our packing and handling is performed with the utmost care and attention to detail.

Track Ceiling Mount Curved
How to get around:
We offer 90 and 45 degree track curves. The 90 degree curve makes up 2ft. (on each side) of your required track width. The 45 degree curve makes up 10.5″ (on each side) of your required track width.

As seen on the images, the curves come with plain connectors welded onto each side. This allows for the next track section to fit into the curved piece seamlessly. Next to each curve end you must place a split support to support the track from above.

The curves can be used to create an L-shape, U-shape, 4-sided, or more custom track configuration. Additionally, the curved tracks allow the curtains to travel around them and move anywhere in the track layout.

About Connectors and Split Supports

Ceiling Mount 90 Degree Corner

90 Degree Corner Connector

Another way to handle a corner within the track layout
would be to use a 90 degree corner connector. These pieces form a hard corner, which curtains cannot move around. Each piece comes with two set screws to secure the track sections on each side.

Ceiling Mount T-Connector

T-Connectors

The T-Connectors are used to create a divider in a rectangular track configuration. These are often used in the Auto Industry to create bays for painting or mechanical work on cars and trucks.

Ceiling Mount Connector

vs.

Plain Connector together with a Ceiling Split Support

All connectors and/or Split Supports need a mounting point above; such as a truss, beam or unistrut to support from. The track run needs to be supported every 5 to 6 feet depending on the height (weight)of the curtain. For heavier curtains, such as our double barrier acoustic curtains, we recommend placing a support up to every 2′ in the areas where curtains are retracted too and stacked/stored.
Since the Ceiling Mounting System gets mounted directly to a ceiling it is best to use the Ceiling connectors. If you mount parallel onto the bottom surface of a wooden beam you have to make sure the beam is wide enough to mount the ceiling connector to. Please see below the dimensions of the plate.
If you are planning on running the track perpendicular to a wooden beams you can use the plain connector between the beams and the ceiling split supports as close as possible to a plain connector on the bottom of the beam. Remember you can not fit a split support over a plain connector. The Split Support supports the track it does not connect the track.
Ceiling Mount
Ceiling Connector
Threaded Rod Mount Connector
Plain Connector
includes 2 each set screws
Ceiling Mount
Ceiling Split Support
Ceiling Connector
Connects straight track sections and also provides support.
Ceiling Split Support
Split supports can be placed anywhere along the track, but not over a connector. Best placed next to or not to far from a plain connector.

Special Feature about Ceiling Mount

If you are planning on using the ceiling mount system, please make sure your surface you mount the Ceiling Mount Connectors or Ceiling  Mount Split supports to is wide enough for the plate to be mounted to. Please see below the dimensions of the plate.

Ceiling Mount Connector
Ceiling Connector Illustration
Ceiling Mount Split Support
Split Support Illustration

About End Stops and supporting the ends of the track

Wall Mount End Stops, Flange Up and Down
If you are able to run the track all the way to a wall you can use the Wall Mount End Stops to support the track end. Using these pieces provides more stability to your track overall. You would have to let us know if you prefer the flange to be UP or Down.
Wall Mount End Stop Illustration
Wall Flange Up Mount End Stop
Wall Mount End
Stop Flange UP
Wall Mount End
Stop Flange Down

An other way to support the track end is to use a Split Support

If you use an Split Support to support your track end and your track does not stop at a wall you need to insert an adjustable end stop into the track end to make sure the trolley hooks don’t fall out.
An additional way to use the adjustable end stop is if you want to fixate one end of the curtain at a certain position.
Threaded Rod Mount End Stop
For example next to a wall so one of the curtain edges would be stationary. All you would do is using an additional adjustable end stop between the last two trolley hooks.

Trolley Rollers get slide into the Track and hooked onto the Curtains

Nylon Rollers

Used for ourSingle layer Curtain Products and for other lighter weight Curtains

Steel Roller

Used for our heavier type of curtains, such as Insulated and Acoustic.

Pull Rope Trolley

Overlap Trolleys are used on one of the curtains where you want to create an overlap. Ideal for pass-throughs.

Overlap Trolley

Used in a Industrial setting were the curtains get moved a lot.

It is important, and this is also explained in our Installation instructions, you would count the rollers needed per track run. By counting the Grommets on the curtains you will know the needed Roller amount. You must slide the roller into the track before mounting the last piece of track to the wall.
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