Engineered and tested to handle diverse and unforgiving conditions all year round, Alpha MagnaTrack is the most technically advanced straight drop screen on the market today.
A premium extension to our well-rounded Alpha Awnings Systems, Alpha MagnaTrack joins our straight drop system, cable sunscreen, pivot arm awning and channel sunscreen to round out this cohesive pack of shade and protection solutions—ensuring there is definitely something for every home and individual.
Perfectly situated for the traditional Kiwi environment and lifestyle, Alpha MagnaTrack allows you to fully enjoy your outdoor space while maintaining unparalleled sun, wind and rain protection as well as light and privacy control.
Let’s look at some of the reasons why this innovative system stands out above the rest.
The power of magnets vs the power of wind
Any typical awning’s greatest nemesis is the wind. Traditional straight drop awnings are not often operable under heavy wind conditions. When heavy wind pressure is present, free-hanging, cabled, and zipped systems can experience significant movement. This movement can lead to unintentional damage to the awning’s fabric or surroundings. So when the wind comes about, you often lose their benefit.
Overcoming this issue, Alpha MagnaTrack employs a patented self-tensioning magnetic track system. Harnessing the magnetic bond between Neodymium Magnets, Alpha MagnaTrack fabric can float within their channel under wind pressure, taking a significant load off the fabric and hardware, improving the product’s lifespan while keeping everything in place.
After the wind pressure subsides, the magnetic bond of the Neodymium Magnets will automatically re-tension the fabric back to its original appearance. No sagging or stretching — a world first in functionality.
The strongest wind tested straight drop screen
When it comes to the strength claims of any product, it’s only fair that they are independently tested and verified. So when we say that Alpha Magnatrack is the strongest wind tested straight drop awning on the market, you don’t have to just take our word for it.
The Alpha MagnaTrack screen system has been independently tested by James Cook University’s Cyclone Testing Station in Australia to withstand wind pressures up to 185 km/h^ for a 3.5-metre opening width and up to 89 km/h for a 6.5-metre opening width. This performance unequivocally makes it New Zealand’s strongest wind tested straight drop screen system.
It’s also important to note that we don’t mean an unexpected gust through the backyard when we say wind tested. Instead, Alpha MagnaTrack’s wind testing saw the product exposed to a consistent wind pressure over 1 minute to verify their performance — well beyond typical real-life scenarios.
New Zealand’s first and only self-correcting awning system
With the patented magnet technology, the Alpha MagnaTrack is the only straight drop screen system in New Zealand with a self-correcting feature. Should the fabric ever become dislodged in particularly adverse conditions, it will effortlessly return into the channel — minimising the extra time and labour required to go onsite for a service call.
Getting the fabric back in the channel couldn’t be easier either. As you retract the Alpha MagnaTrack, the magnets will continually pull on the fabric, feeding it back inside the screen guide and allowing you to operate the Alpha MagnaTrack as usual.
Achieve ultrawide spans with exclusive fabricsThe Alpha MagnaTrack screen system can accommodate widths up to 6.5 metres and drops of 4 metres and is exclusively available with our premium Spectra Sunscreen fibreglass fabric range.
The Spectra fabric range is made with Enduris™ Glass Core Technology. The fibreglass core
provides significantly improved tensile strength over generic polyester core alternatives. Spectra Fibreglass Sunscreen is constructed using a twill weaving technique making the fabric highly durable and fade resistant. Spectra offers excellent solar heat and UV protection from the harsh New Zealand sun while allowing diffused light to pass through.
Attention to the details
Internal headbox roller brush
There are two brushes located inside the headbox to prevent insects, spiders, and wasps from getting inside and creating nests. The added benefit of the dual brush set-up helps to keep the fabric clean while the screen is being operated, increasing the longevity of the MagnaTrack screen.
Heavy-duty bottom railAllows for smooth and consistent operation while keeping the fabric looking flat. It also features an insect brush to reduce light gaps, insects and debris from entering.
AutomatedAlpha MagnaTrack is exclusively available with a Somfy® motorisation option. The motor solution allows the screen to be operated at the touch of a button, via a wall switch control, and even phone or voice via the Somfy connexoon app.
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