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Description of Operation 2. The AAC SolarTrac software is compatible with:


ElectroShade motorized solar sun screens utilizing Motor
The multi-zone, multi-position, PC-based AAC SolarTrac™
Logic Controllers (MLCs), IQ/MLCs, Smart Submasters.
Window Management System was developed exclusively for

AAC SolarTrac
using standard asynchronous motors. ™ ®
the operation of ElectroShades ®.

ElectroShade motorized solar sun screens utilizing


The system is an intelligent multi-level command program
Intelligent Motor Control (IMC) System Control Systems
which automatically adjust the position of shades incremental-
ly, in accordance with the sun’s angle of incidence, solar heat-
gain factors in BTUs, and allowable solar penetration. B. Software
The system allows for brightness and glare control by 1. Each zone on each floor in each building (or building

The ultimate
adjusting the shades to “clear-sky”, “cloudy-sky”, or module) shall be independently addressable.
“bright-overcast-sky” conditions. The AAC-SolarTrac
system incorporates these elements in accordance with an 2. For raising and lowering shades, each zone shall have
established computer program for vertical, horizontal, typically 3 default intermediate aligned stop positions
or sloping windows. (25, 50 and 75% down) plus full up and full down. As an
option additional programming can provide up to 16 incre-
mental positions. Increment “0” represents the fully raised
The AAC SolarTrac System is a multi-zone controller that: position. If five increments are selected for a particular zone
· On a 365-1/4 day solar analysis, AAC SolarTrac automati-
cally positions the shades to meet varying sun angles. This
is accomplished utilizing ASHRAE clear day radiation as
of a floor of a building, the “0” setting indicates all the way
up while “4” indicates fully down, with each increment one
fourth of the total travel height.
window
compared micro-climatic conditions at the site provided 3. Each zone on each floor in each building (or building mod-
through three redundant solar meters via analog inputs ule) shall have a set of tables which corresponds to a user-
into the system. defined range of dates, times, and shade positions. The
· Using solar meters, determines the momentary micro- user can access these tables via the key board and

·
climatic conditions (clear, cloudy, or bright-overcast).
Incorporates user adjustable internal time delays, which
adjust for intermittent clouds.
through menu-driven screens.
4. Each table shall have a user-definable set of solar-level
conditions. These levels shall define “clear-day”, “overcast-
management
glare”, and “bright overcast sky” conditions. For the “clear-
· During nighttime winter conditions, lowers the shades day” mode, the shades shall follow the programmed posi-
to provide additional insulation; during nighttime summer tions. The other two modes represent special conditions
conditions, raises the shades. when the shades move to a specified position.
Almost unlimited programming options are available to the
end user such as lowering shades, at night and winter to
reduce heat loss and/or reduce internal illumination trans-
5. Each zone shall have user-defined delays for cloud and
sun conditions to prevent intermittent clouds or sun from
triggering the above special modes.
system
mitted out of the building.
6. Each zone shall have user-defined priority-command posi-
· Includes manual override capability by zone. tions to accommodate alarm-signal indicators which are
· Incorporates on-site-adjustments to operating standards, relayed from the building computer.
either by user or remotely via modem by MechoShade. 7. Designated zones may have user-defined time-of-day
accessibility. The locally accessed Submaster and Local
Master Specifications controls shall be returned to the automatic (AAC SolarTrac)
master-computer unit at a user-defined time or period.
A. Hardware
8. During normal operation, the status of all zones on each
1. The AAC SolarTrac Window Management System shall floor in each building shall be displayed. Solar-intensity
be equipped with a standard desktop PC or compatible levels shall be displayed and indoor and outdoor tempera-
computer with all the necessary interfacing, hardware and ture readings can be displayed as an available option.
software to accept the following:
9. Operation of the shade motors throughout the system shall
a. Analog inputs for solar meters (solar-level detection). be staggered so that peak electrical-loading conditions are
b. Analog inputs for optional temperature sensors. prevented.
c. Digital inputs for building-computer priority commands.
d. Inputs for fire alarm and additional non-designated 10. Remote access software shall also be provided to enable
monitoring the performance of the system from a remote
ports.
location via a dedicated analog telephone line provided by
the end user.

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MechoShade Systems, Inc. • 42-03 35th Street, Long Island City, NY 11101 • 718-729-2020 • Fax: 718-729-2941 / 800-899-8081
Internet Web Site: http://www.mechoshade.com

http://SolarControlLLC.com
Solar Control, LLC | 888-550-4836

The AAC SolarTrac computerized solar tracking system for superior window management and shade alignment.

Controlled solar penetration while assuring view and brightness management.


Three solar sensors
The AAC SolarTrac Window ™ on the roof determine
if its “Clear”, “Cloudy”
Management System is designed to or “Bright-Overcast”.

automatically adjust the position of 12:00 NOON 2:00 PM 3:00 PM


the shades incrementally through- WEST WEST WEST
out the building to maximize view
View View View
and daylighting while protecting
people and work surfaces from
direct sun when and where needed,
using a PC-based program.
Local switches can FOOTPRINT FOOTPRINT
SolarTrac’s intelligent multi-level override the system.
FOOTPRINT

The system regains The AAC SolarTrac Window Management System also provides users with energy savings by optimizing the solar optical proper-

command accounts for “Clear”, control at 5AM the


following day. ties of ThermoVeil ShadeCloths, which when used in recommended densities and colors, provide a significant reduction in solar
®

“Cloudy” or “Bright-Overcast” sky


heat-gain and greater comfort from the radiant component of sunshine, while maintaining those important outdoor views so bene-
conditions in accordance with
ficial to employee well being, and providing greater use of natural light recommended by healthcare professionals.
established criteria for vertical,
horizontal or sloping windows.
In addition, it factors in the sun’s The AAC SolarTrac Window ™
■ Includes manual override capabili- ■ Improves productivity by:
angle of incidence, solar heat-gain Management System is a ty by zone for executive offices, 1. Improving personal comfort.
conference rooms and training
(in BTUs or W/M2), allowable solar multi-zone controller that: facilities. 2. Reducing the time employees
■ On a daily schedule, automatically spend adjusting shades.
penetration, plus brightness and ■ MechoShade Systems, Inc. can
The AAC SolarTrac positions the shade to meet vary- 3. Regulating brightness and
glare control. can maintain an monitor, perform system diagnos-
unlimited number
ing sun angles. tics and make adjustments via glare on CRT screens to
of zones. ■ Using 3 radiometers, it determines modem anywhere in the world. reduce eye strain and improve
the momentary microclimatic con- productivity.
■ Integrates with building-manage-
ditions such as sunny, cloudy or ment systems. (Optional) 7PM
Microclimate Control bright-overcast sky conditions.
NOON
The AAC SolarTrac 6PM
MechoShade Systems, Inc.
adjusts shades in ■ Maximizes the amount of natural
Calculated Clear Sky And Measured Solar Radiation Vs. Time
accordance with the light and view thru the window by AAC SolarTrac Window

5PM
ASHRAE
solar angle and keeping the shade as high up as L

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Theoretical
Management System

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BTU load. It daily possible while not allowing the sun

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benefits include:

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tracks the sun’s to penetrate beyond a user

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angle as it rises defined point within the space ■ Window shade alignment.

SPR
WIN
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Actual
from a winter low (footprint — see art above)
NOON ■ Uniform building appearance by
MM

angle to a high ■ Incorporates user defined internal


Cloudy Clear Sunny elevation.
summer angle and
SU

Morning Afternoon time delays, for intermittent clouds


back plus tracks the ■ Optimizes use of natural light and NOON
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8 11 13 and sun/no sun sky conditions


7 9 10 12 14 15 16 17 18
sun hourly as it views to the outside.
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and cycles the shades on a pro-


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BTU graph plotting measured solar radiation rises and sets. ■ Provides HVAC engineers with
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grammed basis.
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(sunshine) vs theoretical. The AAC SolarTrac the flexibility to downsize air


■ During nighttime winter conditions
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uses this data daily to determine “Clear”, conditioning or to operate at a


NOON it lowers the shades to provide
SPRIN

“Cloudy” or “Bright-Overcast” sky conditions higher temperature set point.


additional insulation if desired. 7AM
and operate accordingly.
This minute by minute evaluation of the ■ During nighttime summer condi- 6AM
Ashrae Theoretical Radiation Curve with tions it raises the shades to 5AM
Actual Solar Radiation registered on the assist in nighttime cooling.
building by the sensors determines the 5AM 6AM 7AM ®
operation of the program. 7PM 6PM 5PM

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Copyright 2004, MechoShade Systems, Inc., Long Island City, NY. MechoShade, ElectroShade and ThermoVeil are registered trademarks of MechoShade Systems, Inc., Long Island City, NY. SolarTrac is a trademark of MechoShade Systems, Inc., Long Island City, NY.

http://SolarControlLLC.com
Solar Control, LLC | 888-550-4836

Description of Operation 2. The AAC SolarTrac software is compatible with:


ElectroShade motorized solar sun screens utilizing Motor
The multi-zone, multi-position, PC-based AAC SolarTrac™
Logic Controllers (MLCs), IQ/MLCs, Smart Submasters.
Window Management System was developed exclusively for

AAC SolarTrac
using standard asynchronous motors. ™ ®
the operation of ElectroShades ®.

ElectroShade motorized solar sun screens utilizing


The system is an intelligent multi-level command program
Intelligent Motor Control (IMC) System Control Systems
which automatically adjust the position of shades incremental-
ly, in accordance with the sun’s angle of incidence, solar heat-
gain factors in BTUs, and allowable solar penetration. B. Software
The system allows for brightness and glare control by 1. Each zone on each floor in each building (or building

The ultimate
adjusting the shades to “clear-sky”, “cloudy-sky”, or module) shall be independently addressable.
“bright-overcast-sky” conditions. The AAC-SolarTrac
system incorporates these elements in accordance with an 2. For raising and lowering shades, each zone shall have
established computer program for vertical, horizontal, typically 3 default intermediate aligned stop positions
or sloping windows. (25, 50 and 75% down) plus full up and full down. As an
option additional programming can provide up to 16 incre-
mental positions. Increment “0” represents the fully raised
The AAC SolarTrac System is a multi-zone controller that: position. If five increments are selected for a particular zone
· On a 365-1/4 day solar analysis, AAC SolarTrac automati-
cally positions the shades to meet varying sun angles. This
is accomplished utilizing ASHRAE clear day radiation as
of a floor of a building, the “0” setting indicates all the way
up while “4” indicates fully down, with each increment one
fourth of the total travel height.
window
compared micro-climatic conditions at the site provided 3. Each zone on each floor in each building (or building mod-
through three redundant solar meters via analog inputs ule) shall have a set of tables which corresponds to a user-
into the system. defined range of dates, times, and shade positions. The
· Using solar meters, determines the momentary micro- user can access these tables via the key board and

·
climatic conditions (clear, cloudy, or bright-overcast).
Incorporates user adjustable internal time delays, which
adjust for intermittent clouds.
through menu-driven screens.
4. Each table shall have a user-definable set of solar-level
conditions. These levels shall define “clear-day”, “overcast-
management
glare”, and “bright overcast sky” conditions. For the “clear-
· During nighttime winter conditions, lowers the shades day” mode, the shades shall follow the programmed posi-
to provide additional insulation; during nighttime summer tions. The other two modes represent special conditions
conditions, raises the shades. when the shades move to a specified position.
Almost unlimited programming options are available to the
end user such as lowering shades, at night and winter to
reduce heat loss and/or reduce internal illumination trans-
5. Each zone shall have user-defined delays for cloud and
sun conditions to prevent intermittent clouds or sun from
triggering the above special modes.
system
mitted out of the building.
6. Each zone shall have user-defined priority-command posi-
· Includes manual override capability by zone. tions to accommodate alarm-signal indicators which are
· Incorporates on-site-adjustments to operating standards, relayed from the building computer.
either by user or remotely via modem by MechoShade. 7. Designated zones may have user-defined time-of-day
accessibility. The locally accessed Submaster and Local
Master Specifications controls shall be returned to the automatic (AAC SolarTrac)
master-computer unit at a user-defined time or period.
A. Hardware
8. During normal operation, the status of all zones on each
1. The AAC SolarTrac Window Management System shall floor in each building shall be displayed. Solar-intensity
be equipped with a standard desktop PC or compatible levels shall be displayed and indoor and outdoor tempera-
computer with all the necessary interfacing, hardware and ture readings can be displayed as an available option.
software to accept the following:
9. Operation of the shade motors throughout the system shall
a. Analog inputs for solar meters (solar-level detection). be staggered so that peak electrical-loading conditions are
b. Analog inputs for optional temperature sensors. prevented.
c. Digital inputs for building-computer priority commands.
d. Inputs for fire alarm and additional non-designated 10. Remote access software shall also be provided to enable
monitoring the performance of the system from a remote
ports.
location via a dedicated analog telephone line provided by
the end user.

Control Systems

MechoShade Systems, Inc. • 42-03 35th Street, Long Island City, NY 11101 • 718-729-2020 • Fax: 718-729-2941 / 800-899-8081
Internet Web Site: http://www.mechoshade.com

http://SolarControlLLC.com