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12.12.2005

DORMA MOVEO - a new dimension in operable partitions

Space – the final frontier

The DORMA MOVEO system – developed on the basis of the kind of sturdy, lightweight materials used in aircraft engineering – has brought a new approach to the planning, installation and utilisation of movable walls. Heralding a new era for architects, installers, operators and users of modern buildings, this new generation of operable partitions offers more speed, lightness and flexibility than ever before.

Modern building projects – be they office blocks, hotels, conference centres, educational establishments, leisure amenities or exhibition halls – are characterised by an ever-increasing requirement for inherent usage flexibility. Room division and space configuration need to be adaptable to prevailing requirements. The architect therefore needs to come up with a solution that combines high operational convenience and safety, good sound insulation and attractive visuals. With its new MOVEO system, DORMA Hüppe Raumtrennsysteme – the DORMA Movable Walls division – is able to meet these requirements profile in full and without compromise. Now, the most widely varied configuration ideas can be implemented more completely than ever before. Eliminating the need for rigid walls, the DORMA MOVEO solution enables flexible units of space to be created – and adapted – on demand and within just a few moments.
This advanced concept offers innovative lightweight constructions based on a quite unique, high-tech duplicate production process. The result: amazingly low element weights combined with outstanding stability. And the new, ultra-efficient manufacturing technology also keeps the delivery times short. The system’s sophisticated, compact construction – achieved through the use of innovative space-age materials – has given rise to unimaginably low weights per unit area. The 100mm thick elements with their incredible stability also guarantee exceptional ease of operation. Aside from its innovative design details, MOVEO also excels through its plug-and-play ComforTronic control system. Supplied as standard, this ensures problem-free partition sealing and securement every time. Indeed, the speed of partition placement and removal is really something to behold. Offering outstanding inherent safety, the system is also so easy to operate that anyone can do it.

With element weights up to 50 percent lower than in the case of conventional partition systems, the MOVEO solution not only offers easy handling but also opens up completely new perspectives in relation to, for example, high-ceiling rooms. Where previously the resultant high element weights would either rule out a partition all together, or would mean incurring the trouble and cost of structural modifications, now there is a simple and affordable alternative available.
The sum of these advantages – easy operation (even by untrained personnel), automatic sealing and stabilisation, and minimal additional structural burden – puts the MOVEO solution well ahead of the conventional partitions provided by other manufacturers.

Its narrow track ensures that the ceiling guides remain discreetly inconspicuous while enhancing the general attractiveness of the system. This is primarily engendered by the many and varied designs that can be incorporated within the partition elements. Integrated, mechanically coded track switches and curves mean that anyone is able to slide the elements quickly and quietly into the required position.

Easy room division, exceptional sound insulation
Thanks to their low weight, the MOVEO elements can be moved quickly, accurately and effortlessly to their designated location. Once an element comes into contact with the previous element, the standard ComforTronic control system automatically extends the sealing strips, thus eliminating the need for manual crank-turning. Moreover, this seal is created with precisely the right contact pressure every time, so ensuring partition stability and accurate compliance with the specified sound reduction values. Thanks to this high-performance sealing system and the compact, low-vibration construction of the elements, the sound reduction values achievable range up to 55 dB. Incidentally, in the event of a power failure, the seals can also be manually extended and retracted.

Function and design – made to measure
The DORMA MOVEO system comes in the form of four separate and distinct product lines to meet varying user-specific requirements. The basic Smart Line is ideal for low sound insulation requirements (37 dB) and average room heights. The Business Line offers a functional solution with moderate to high sound insulation values (47 and 55 dB) combined with a more prestigious finish, while the Design Line ensures high sound reduction values (55 dB) combined with high-quality, aesthetically elegant surface finishes as part of the standard package. In applications requiring more mechanical resistance, elements of the robust Steel Line are likely to be the ideal answer. Hence, the DORMA MOVEO range is able to satisfy virtually every demand permutation. The various surface finishes that are available are also logically arranged in three different grade classes: the Design Collection encompasses high-quality, genuine wood veneers, striking metal decors and RAL-painted surfaces. The Classic Collection contains particularly hard-wearing, scratch- and impact-resistant surfaces in uniform colours, as wood reproductions or in textured decor finishes. And the Functional Collection offers further possibilities extending from rugged steel sheet and write-on or magnetic cover panels, to surfaces serving as screens for data, overhead and daylight projectors. A MOVEO partition can thus double up with a useful range of additional functions.

Problem-free parking within the narrowest of spaces
The MOVEO system offers the perfect combination of function and design, providing a thoroughly practical solution every time. And when it comes to parking the elements, too, this technology is hard to beat. Because they can be stacked face to face, the amount of space required by a partition when not in use is minimal, as is its effect on the room visuals. There are six different stacking arrangements available to designers and architects, providing them with plenty of scope to devise the right solution for each project.
The same applies to the range of different elements available: smooth-faced fullwall elements, 90-degree angled elements, units with single or double passdoors, and even telescopic elements to create the perfect abutment closure can be combined virtually at will. So, with its clearly structured product portfolio, the DORMA MOVEO range offers the ideal toolbox for maximising design elegance, functionality and flexibility.


MOVEO facts and figures
Element thickness: 100 mm
Clear height: 2,000 to 4,500 mm
Element width: max. 1,250 mm
Sound insulation: Rw 37, 47 and 55 dB
(per EN 20140)
Element weights: 18, 26 and 40 kg/m²
Element interconnection: Interlocking convex/concave
aluminium profiles with lip seals

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The DORMA MOVEO system enables rooms to be configured with previously unimaginable ease and flexibility.

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Low element weights allow MOVEO partitions to be installed without the need for major structural modifications.

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The surface finishes are clearly arranged in three grade classes: the Design, Classic and Functional Collections.

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The standard ComforTronic control system ensures exceptional ease of operation combined with fast element positioning and removal.

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With its four product families – Smart Line, Business Line, Design Line and Steel Line – the DORMA MOVEO system is able to satisfy every application requirement.

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A DORMA MOVEO system in a hotel: one room with numerous usage-related configurations.

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A DORMA MOVEO system in a hotel: one room with numerous usage-related configurations.

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