Industrial Motors: In Stock and Ready for Quick Delivery 
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by Ellard
2w ago
Ellard offers a full range of industrial motors, all in stock and readily available for quick delivery. With our comprehensive selection, we ensure you have access to the motors you need when you need them.    Digital Direct Drives  Ellard is a proud supplier of Marantec industrial motors for roller shutters and grilles. For over 30 years, Marantec has built a global reputation for excellence, known for producing high-quality "made in Germany" motors and accessories for various opening solutions.    Ellard’s Trusted Direct Drive Operators (DDO)  &n ..read more
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Maximise Door Safety: A Complete Guide to Wired and Wireless Safety Edges
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by Ellard
2w ago
Ensuring safety and functionality is crucial for any door system. This guide will walk you through the steps to choose and install the right safety edge for your needs. Choose Your Safety Edge Type Wired Safety Edge The wired safety edge is an affordable and easy-to-install solution. It's compatible with both the Simple Panel and the TVNRG. Wired safety edges are a highly functional choice for various applications, providing reliable safety. Note: If you choose a wired safety edge, you'll need: Curly Cable & Junction Box (TCSPBST-S25E) Wireless Safety Edge The wireless safety edg ..read more
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Safe Homes, Happy Kids: How Ellard's Motorised Blinds Enhance Child Safety
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by Ellard
2w ago
Child Safety Week, organised by the Child Accident Prevention Trust, is an annual community education campaign in the UK, dedicated to fostering conversations and activities centred around keeping children safe from harm. This initiative aims to equip families with the confidence and skills needed to manage real risks to children's safety, ensuring that all children have the freedom to grow and learn without the threat of serious injury. Similar to Child Safety Week, the British Blind and Shutter Association’s (BBSA) "Make it Safe" campaign, provides extensive information on making window b ..read more
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Get Connected with Our Smart Blinds Automation Hub Collection
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by Ellard
2w ago
Discover the ultimate solution for smart home automation with our Blinds Home Hub collection. Whether you opt for the compact Mini Hub or the Luxury Hub, you can easily control your blinds via your smartphone or voice-activated devices.  This article is a comprehensive overview of our Blinds Home Hub collection, designed to make your life more convenient and your home smarter. Overview of the Home Hub Collection Our Home Hub collection includes two main products: the Mini Hub and the Luxury Hub. Both devices connect to your Wi-Fi network and allow you to control your blinds using the f ..read more
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A Guide to the DC2 Control Panel
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by Ellard
1M ago
In this FAQ guide, we'll explore various aspects of the DC2, including programming transmitters, troubleshooting, and maximising its functionalities to optimise your access control operations.  Here's a quick overview of the DC2's key specifications: Supply Voltage: Operating at 230VAC  Frequency: 50 Hz. Max motor power: 1150W Outputs: Equipped with motor relay contacts for optimal functionality, including 3x NO relay contacts at 230V/5A and 2x NO relay contacts at 230V/2A. Additionally, it provides one unregulated supply voltage output at 24V DC with a maximum ..read more
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Seamless Setup: FAQ Guide for Ellard's Easy Fit Tube Motor Control Panel
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by Ellard
1M ago
The Easy Fit tube motor control panel stands out as a preferred choice among Ellard clientele for tube motor installations. With a commitment to customer satisfaction, our technical team has collaborated to craft a concise FAQ guide, aimed at aiding installers in seamlessly setting up our Easy Fit panel. What is the biggest motor the Easy Fit control panel will run? The easy-fit control panel can run tubular motors up to 750 Watts. Can I connect a key switch/ push button to the Easy Fit?  Indeed, connectivity is established at the terminal block labelled CN2. When wiring the key switc ..read more
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Taking Action: Ellard's Commitment to Earth Day and the Fight Against Plastics
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by Ellard
1M ago
Every April 22nd, Earth Day serves as a reminder of our collective responsibility to protect our planet. This year, the focus is on the critical issue of 'planet vs plastics'. It's a reminder that while plastics have become an integral part of our daily lives, they also pose a significant threat to the environment, taking centuries to degrade and having toxic effects on marine life, soil, and human health. At Ellard, we are aware of the impact our operations have on the environment. That's why we proactively assess and reduce our carbon footprint year after year. Through a series of delibe ..read more
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Ellard attends the second-ever Blinds Networking Event
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by Ellard
1M ago
On Tuesday, April 23rd, industry professionals gathered for the second annual Blinds Networking Event, hosted by Lee Chapman, a very influential figure in the UK blinds industry. The event, held to foster connections within the blinds industry, featured 27 exhibitors including Ellard. Approximately 300 attendees had the opportunity to explore a variety of companies, products, services, and innovative solutions, making the gathering a resounding success.  In preparation for the Blinds Networking Event, the Ellard team dedicated significant effort to ensure their exhibition stand was a s ..read more
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The Complete Guide to the JM Motor: FAQs, Rehanding, Bracket Packs, and More!
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by Ellard
2M ago
Ellard offers an extensive array of single and three-phase JM motors designed to lift loads of up to 1800kg. Primarily utilised in fire door applications, these motors also serve as reliable options for standard roller doors. Equipped with a low-level manual override mechanism, they provide added flexibility and security. Moreover, users can enhance functionality by incorporating an additional solenoid for controlled descent capabilities. Explore our diverse motor selection on our website or peruse our latest JM Motor brochure for comprehensive details. JM Rehanding (JM500 and JM750 o ..read more
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Global Shading Day 2024
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by Ellard
3M ago
This year we’re spotlighting the second-ever ,,Global Shading Day. This day sets out to emphasise the importance of solar shading as a sustainable and cost-effective solution for addressing climate change. Promoting energy efficiency and enhancing human comfort and health, Global Shading Day aims to encourage the broader adoption of shading strategies in building design and construction practices worldwide through education and advocacy. Solar shading can make a real difference in our world, but how? Did you know that smart solar shading has the potential to slash energy consumption for c ..read more
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