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280 Silent Steel® Track Systems

 

SILENT STEEL®  is the most famous name in heavy-duty stage curtain tracks. Model 280 steel (380 steel (aluminum available)) is used in the majority of stage installations with heavy weight curtains of almost any length and is particularly quiet in operation. Models 281(381) and 282(382) can be used for heavier curtains. They are essentially identical to Model 280(380) except Model 281(381) is equipped with neoprene-tired ball-bearing carriers and Model 282(382) is supplied with nylon tired ball-bearing carriers. Both systems are equipped with larger diameter floor and end pulleys.

(Model numbers in parenthesis indicate a black finish on the track and its components)

The default configuration for this series is bi-part operation, suspended mounting and manual cord operation.  This series is available in other configurations as well such as one-way draw, ceiling mounted, pipe-mounted, and walk-along operation to name a few.  Any configuration other than the standard one must be specified. Heavy weight curtains of almost any length the track system is particularly quiet in operation. This series track is available in a wide variety of models allowing it to be used for most non-curved applications.  For very large and very heavy curtains Models 283-N and 283-R offer ball-bearing equipped carrier wheels along with 8" diameter ball-bearing equipped pulley sets to help ease the operation of the system.  Model 283-N offers hard nylon tires for long wear, while Model 283-R offers neoprene tires for quieter operation.

Specifications are listed below.

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SPECIFICATIONS:

SILENT STEEL® Model 280 Curtain Tracks: Curtain tracks (Model 2800) shall be of 14 gauge galvanized steel construction, entirely enclosed except for slot in bottom, each half to be in one continuous piece except where splicing clamps are required. Each curtain carrier (Model 2801) shall be spaced on 12" centers and shall be of nylon (or steel) construction supported from a ball-bearing by two polyethylene wheels held to ball-bearing by rustproof nickel-plated rivet, such wheels rolling on two separate parallel treads. Each curtain carrier shall consist of a free-moving plated swivel and sufficient trim chain to accommodate curtain snap hook. Live-end pulley (Model 2803) and Dead-end pulley (Model 2804) blocks shall be adjustable and shall be equipped with 3" diameter sleeve-bearing wheels adequately guarded. A rubber bumper shall be attached to each curtain carrier to function as noise reducer. The manufacturer shall furnish two end stops (Model 2809) for placement at each track end and a tension floor pulley (Model 2865) for increasing cord tension. Stretch-resistant operating cord (Model 2828 for hand operation and Model 3529 for machine operation) shall have synthetic or wire center and shall be of 3/8", or 3/16" diameter. If Back-pack devices are used with this track Model 2833 is used for hand operated track systems and Model 2834 is used for machine operated track systems. Model 280 as manufactured by Automatic Devices Company of Allentown, PA.

SILENT STEEL® Model 281 Curtain Tracks:Curtain tracks (Model 2800) shall be of 14 gauge galvanized steel construction, entirely enclosed except for slot in bottom, each half to be in one continuous piece except where splicing clamps are required. Each curtain carrier (Model 2849) shall be spaced on 12" centers and shall be of steel construction with two neoprene-tired ball-bearing wheels held to steel body by rustproof nickel plated rivet, such wheels rolling on two separate parallel treads. Each curtain carrier shall consist of a free-moving plated swivel and sufficient trim chain to accommodate curtain snap hook. Live-end pulley (Model 2803) and Dead-end pulley (Model 2804) blocks shall be adjustable and shall be equipped with 3" diameter sleeve-bearing wheels adequately guarded. A rubber washer shall be attached to each curtain carrier to function as noise reducer. The manufacturer shall furnish two end stops for placement at each track end and a tension floor pulley (Model 2865) for increasing cord tension. Stretch-resistant operating cord (Model 2828 for hand operation and Model 3529 for machine operation) shall have synthetic or wire center and shall be of 3/8", or 3/16" diameter. If Back-pack devices are used with this track Model 2833 is used for hand operated track systems and Model 2834 is used for machine operated track systems. Model 281 as manufactured by Automatic Devices Company of Allentown, PA.

SILENT STEEL® Model 282 Curtain Tracks: Curtain tracks (Model 2800) shall be of 14 gauge galvanized steel construction, entirely enclosed except for slot in bottom, each half to be in one continuous piece except where splicing clamps are required. Each curtain carrier (Model 2851) shall be spaced on 12" centers and shall be of steel construction with two nylon-tired ball-bearing wheels held to steel body by rustproof nickel plated rivet, such wheels rolling on two separate parallel treads. Each curtain carrier shall consist of a free-moving plated swivel and sufficient trim chain to accommodate curtain snap hook. Live-end pulley (Model 2863) and Dead-end pulley (Model 2864) blocks shall be adjustable and shall be equipped with 5" diameter sleeve-bearing wheels adequately guarded. A rubber bumper shall be attached to each curtain carrier to function as noise reducer. The manufacturer shall furnish two end stops for placement at each track end and a tension floor pulley (Model 2866) for increasing cord tension. Stretch-resistant operating cord (Model 2828 for hand operation and Model 3529 for machine operation) shall have synthetic or wire center and shall be of 3/8", or 3/16" diameter. If Back-pack devices are used with this track Model 2833 is used for hand operated track systems and Model 2834 is used for machine operated track systems. Model 282 as manufactured by Automatic Devices Company of Allentown, PA.

SILENT STEEL® Model 280-A Curtain Tracks: Curtain tracks (Model 2800) shall be of 14 gauge galvanized steel construction, entirely enclosed except for slot in bottom, each half to be in one continuous piece except where splicing clamps are required. Each curtain carrier (Model 2801-B) shall be spaced on 12" centers and shall be steel construction with two polyethylene wheels held to the steel body by a rustproof nickel plated rivet, such wheels rolling on two separate parallel treads. Each curtain carrier shall consist of a free-moving plated swivel and sufficient trim chain to accommodate curtain snap hook. Live-end pulley (Model 2803) and Dead-end pulley (Model 2804) blocks shall be adjustable and shall be equipped with 3" diameter sleeve-bearing wheels adequately guarded. A rubber bumper shall be attached to each curtain carrier to function as noise reducer. The manufacturer shall furnish two end stops (Model 2809) for placement at each track end and a tension floor pulley (Model 2865) for increasing cord tension. Stretch-resistant operating cord (Model 2828 for hand operation and Model 3529 for machine operation) shall have synthetic or wire center and shall be of 3/8", or 3/16" diameter. If Back-pack devices are used with this track Model 2833 is used for hand operated track systems and Model 2834 is used for machine operated track systems. Model 280-A as manufactured by Automatic Devices Company of Allentown, PA.

SILENT STEEL® Model 283-N Curtain Tracks: Curtain tracks (Model 2800) shall be of 14 gauge galvanized steel construction, entirely enclosed except for slot in bottom, each half to be in one continuous piece except where splicing clamps are required. Each curtain carrier (Model 2851) shall be spaced on 12" centers and shall be of steel construction with two nylon-tired ball-bearing wheels held to steel body by rustproof nickel plated rivet, such wheels rolling on two separate parallel treads. Each curtain carrier shall consist of a free-moving plated swivel and sufficient trim chain to accommodate curtain snap hook. Live-end pulley (Model 2863-A) and Dead-end pulley (Model 2864-A) blocks shall be adjustable and shall be equipped with 8" diameter ball-bearing wheels adequately guarded. A rubber bumper shall be attached to each curtain carrier to function as noise reducer. The manufacturer shall furnish two end stops (Model 2809) for placement at each track end and a tension floor pulley (Model 2866-A) for increasing and decreasing cord tension. Stretch-resistant operating cord (Model 2830 for hand operation and Model 3529 for machine operation) shall have synthetic or wire center and shall be of 1/2", or 3/16" diameter. If Back-pack devices are used with this track Model 2833-A is used for hand operated track systems and Model 2834 is used for machine operated track systems. Model 283-N as manufactured by Automatic Devices Company of Allentown, PA.

SILENT STEEL® Model 283-R Curtain Tracks: Curtain tracks (Model 2800) shall be of 14 gauge galvanized steel construction, entirely enclosed except for slot in bottom, each half to be in one continuous piece except where splicing clamps are required. Each curtain carrier (Model 2849) shall be spaced on 12" centers and shall be of steel construction with two neoprene-tired ball-bearing wheels held to steel body by rustproof nickel plated rivet, such wheels rolling on two separate parallel treads. Each curtain carrier shall consist of a free-moving plated swivel and sufficient trim chain to accommodate curtain snap hook. Live-end pulley (Model 2863-A) and Dead-end pulley (Model 2864-A) blocks shall be adjustable and shall be equipped with 8" diameter ball-bearing wheels adequately guarded. A rubber washer shall be attached to each curtain carrier to function as noise reducer. The manufacturer shall furnish two end stops (Model 2809) for placement at each track end and a tension floor pulley (Model 2866-A) for increasing and decreasing cord tension. Stretch-resistant operating cord (Model 2830 for hand operation and Model 3529 for machine operation) shall have synthetic or wire center and shall be of 1/2", or 3/16" diameter. If Back-pack devices are used with this track Model 2833-A is used for hand operated track systems and Model 2834 is used for machine operated track systems. Model 283-R as manufactured by Automatic Devices Company of Allentown, PA.

SILENT STEEL® Model 284 Curtain Tracks (Walk-Along Track System): Curtain tracks (Model 2800) shall be of 14 gauge galvanized steel construction, entirely enclosed except for slot in bottom, each half to be in one continuous piece except where splicing clamps are required. Each curtain carrier (Model 2801) shall be spaced on 12" centers and shall be of nylon construction supported from a ball-bearing by two polyethylene wheels held to ball-bearing by rustproof nickel plated rivet, such wheels rolling on two separate parallel treads. Each curtain carrier shall consist of a free-moving plated swivel and sufficient trim chain to accommodate curtain snap hook. A rubber bumper shall be attached to each curtain carrier to function as noise reducer. The manufacturer shall furnish four end stops (Model 2809) for placement at each track end. This model track system is for walk-along operation only and does not include pulleys or other operating hardware. Model 284 as manufactured by Automatic Devices Company of Allentown, PA.

SILENT STEEL® Model 284-N Curtain Tracks (Walk-Along Track System): Curtain tracks (Model 2800) shall be of 14 gauge galvanized steel construction, entirely enclosed except for slot in bottom, each half to be in one continuous piece except where splicing clamps are required. Each curtain carrier (Model 2851) shall be spaced on 12" centers and shall be of steel construction supported from a ball-bearing by two nylon-tired ball-bearing wheels held to carrier body by rustproof nickel plated rivet, such wheels rolling on two separate parallel treads. Each curtain carrier shall consist of a free-moving plated swivel and sufficient trim chain to accommodate curtain snap hook. The manufacturer shall furnish four end stops (Model 2809) for placement at each track end. This model track system is for walk-along operation only and does not include pulleys or other operating hardware. Model 284-N as manufactured by Automatic Devices Company of Allentown, PA.

SILENT STEEL® Model 284-R Curtain Tracks (Walk-Along Track System): Curtain Tracks (Walk along track system) - Curtain tracks (Model 2800) shall be of 14 gauge galvanized steel construction, entirely enclosed except for slot in bottom, each half to be in one continuous piece except where splicing clamps are required. Each curtain carrier (Model 2849) shall be spaced on 12" centers and shall be of steel construction supported from a ball-bearing by two neoprene-tired ball-bearing wheels held to carrier body by rustproof nickel plated rivet, such wheels rolling on two separate parallel treads. Each curtain carrier shall consist of a free-moving plated swivel and sufficient trim chain to accommodate curtain snap hook. The manufacturer shall furnish four end stops (Model 2809) for placement at each track end. This model track system is for walk-along operation only and does not include pulleys or other operating hardware. Model 284-R as manufactured by Automatic Devices Company of Allentown, PA.

SILENT STEEL® Model 380 Black Curtain Tracks: Curtain tracks (Model 2800ABL) shall be of 12-gauge aluminum construction, anodized black, entirely enclosed except for slot in bottom. Each half shall be in one continuous piece except where splicing clamps are required. Each curtain carrier (Model 2801BL) shall be spaced on 12" centers and shall be of black nylon (or steel) construction supported from a ball-bearing by two polyethylene wheels held to ball-bearing by rustproof nickel plated rivet, such wheels rolling on two separate parallel treads. Each curtain carrier shall consist of a free-moving black swivel and sufficient black trim chain to accommodate curtain snap hook. Live-end pulley (Model 2803BL) and Dead-end pulley (Model 2804BL) blocks shall be adjustable and shall be equipped with 3" diameter sleeve-bearing wheels adequately guarded. A rubber bumper shall be attached to each curtain carrier to function as noise reducer. The manufacturer shall furnish two black end stops (Model 2809BL) for placement at each track end and a black tension floor pulley (Model 2865BL) for increasing cord tension. Stretch-resistant operating cord (Model 2828 for hand operation and Model 3529 for machine operation) shall have synthetic or wire- center and shall be of 3/8", or 3/16" diameter. If black Back-pack devices are used with this track Model 2833BL is used for hand operated track systems and Model 2834BL is used for machine operated track systems. Model 380 as manufactured by Automatic Devices Company of Allentown, PA.

SILENT STEEL® Model 381 Black Curtain Tracks: Curtain tracks (Model 2800ABL) shall be of 12-gauge aluminum construction, anodized black, entirely enclosed except for slot in bottom. Each half shall be in one continuous piece except where splicing clamps are required. Each curtain carrier (Model 2849BL) shall be spaced on 12" centers and shall be of black steel construction with two neoprene-tired ball-bearing wheels held to steel body by rustproof nickel plated rivet, such wheels rolling on two separate parallel treads. Each curtain carrier shall consist of a free-moving black swivel and sufficient black trim chain to accommodate curtain snap hook. Live-end pulley (Model 2803BL) and Dead-end pulley (Model 2804BL) blocks shall be adjustable and shall be equipped with 3" diameter sleeve-bearing wheels adequately guarded. A rubber bumper shall be attached to each curtain carrier to function as noise reducer. The manufacturer shall furnish two black end stops (Model 2809BL) for placement at each track end and a black tension floor pulley (Model 2865BL) for increasing cord tension. Stretch-resistant operating cord (Model 2828 for hand operation and Model 3529 for machine operation) shall have synthetic or wire center and shall be of 3/8", or 3/16" diameter. If black Back-pack devices are used with this track Model 2833BL is used for hand operated track systems and Model 2834BL is used for machine operated track systems.Model 381 as manufactured by Automatic Devices Company of Allentown, PA.

SILENT STEEL® Model 382 Black Curtain Tracks: Curtain tracks (Model 2800ABL) shall be of 12-gauge aluminum construction, anodized black, entirely enclosed except for slot in bottom. Each half shall be in one continuous piece except where splicing clamps are required. Each curtain carrier (Model 2851BL) shall be spaced on 12" centers and shall be of black steel construction with two nylon-tired ball-bearing wheels held to steel body by rustproof nickel plated rivet, such wheels rolling on two separate parallel treads. Each curtain carrier shall consist of a free-moving black swivel and sufficient black trim chain to accommodate curtain snap hook. Live-end pulley (Model 2863BL) and Dead-end pulley (Model 2864BL) blocks shall be adjustable and shall be equipped with 5" diameter sleeve-bearing wheels adequately guarded. A rubber bumper shall be attached to each curtain carrier to function as noise reducer. The manufacturer shall furnish two black end stops (2809BL) for placement at each track end and a black tension floor pulley (Model 2866BL) for increasing cord tension. Stretch-resistant operating cord (Model 2828 for hand operation and Model 3529 for machine operation) shall have synthetic or wire center and shall be of 3/8", or 3/16" diameter. If black Back-pack devices are used with this track Model 2833BL is used for hand operated track systems and Model 2834BL is used for machine operated track systems. Model 382 as manufactured by Automatic Devices Company of Allentown, PA.

SILENT STEEL® Model 380-A Black Curtain Tracks: Curtain tracks (Model 2800ABL) shall be of 12-gauge aluminum construction, anodized black, entirely enclosed except for slot in bottom. Each half shall be in one continuous piece except where splicing clamps are required. Each curtain carrier (Model 2801-BBL) shall be spaced on 12" centers and shall be steel construction with two polyethylene wheels held to the steel body by a rustproof nickel plated rivet, such wheels rolling on two separate parallel treads. Each curtain carrier shall consist of a free-moving plated swivel and sufficient trim chain to accommodate curtain snap hook. Live-end pulley (Model 2803BL) and Dead-end pulley (Model 2804BL) blocks shall be adjustable and shall be equipped with 3" diameter sleeve-bearing wheels adequately guarded. A rubber bumper shall be attached to each curtain carrier to function as noise reducer. The manufacturer shall furnish two black end stops (Model 2809BL) for placement at each track end and a black tension floor pulley (Model 2865BL) for increasing cord tension. Stretch-resistant operating cord (Model 2828 for hand operation and Model 3529 for machine operation) shall have synthetic or wire-center and shall be of 3/8", or 3/16" diameter. If black Back-pack devices are used with this track Model 2833BL is used for hand operated track systems and Model 2834BL is used for machine operated track systems. Model 380-A as manufactured by Automatic Devices Company of Allentown, PA.

SILENT STEEL® Model 383-N Black Curtain Tracks: Curtain tracks (Model 2800ABL) shall be of 12-gauge aluminum construction, anodized black, entirely enclosed except for slot in bottom. Each half shall be in one continuous piece except where splicing clamps are required. Each curtain carrier (Model 2851BL) shall be spaced on 12" centers and shall be of black steel construction with two nylon-tired ball-bearing wheels held to steel body by rustproof nickel plated rivet, such wheels rolling on two separate parallel treads. Each curtain carrier shall consist of a free-moving plated swivel and sufficient trim chain to accommodate curtain snap hook. Black live-end pulley (Model 2863-A) and Dead-end pulley (Model 2864-A) blocks shall be adjustable and shall be equipped with 8" diameter ball-bearing wheels adequately guarded. A rubber bumper shall be attached to each curtain carrier to function as noise reducer. The manufacturer shall furnish two black end stops (Model 2809BL) for placement at each track end and a black tension floor pulley (Model 2866-A) for increasing and decreasing cord tension. Stretch-resistant operating cord (Model 2830 for hand operation and Model 3529 for machine operation) shall have synthetic or wire center and shall be of 1/2", or 3/16" diameter. If black Back-pack devices are used with this track Model 2833-ABL is used for hand operated track systems and Model 2834BL is used for machine operated track systems. Model 383-N as manufactured by Automatic Devices Company of Allentown, PA.

SILENT STEEL® Model 383-R Black Curtain Tracks: Curtain tracks (Model 2800ABL) shall be of 12-gauge aluminum construction, anodized black, entirely enclosed except for slot in bottom. Each half shall be in one continuous piece except where splicing clamps are required. Each curtain carrier (Model 2849BL) shall be spaced on 12" centers and shall be of black steel construction with two neoprene-tired ball-bearing wheels held to steel body by rustproof nickel plated rivet, such wheels rolling on two separate parallel treads. Each curtain carrier shall consist of a free-moving plated swivel and sufficient trim chain to accommodate curtain snap hook. Black Live-end pulley (Model 2863-A) and Dead-end pulley (Model 2864-A) blocks shall be adjustable and shall be equipped with 8" diameter ball-bearing wheels adequately guarded. A rubber bumper shall be attached to each curtain carrier to function as noise reducer. The manufacturer shall furnish two black end stops (Model 2809BL) for placement at each track end and a black tension floor pulley (Model 2866-A) for increasing and decreasing cord tension. Stretch-resistant operating cord (Model 2830 for hand operation and Model 3529 for machine operation) shall have synthetic or wire center and shall be of 1/2", or 3/16" diameter. If black Back-pack devices are used with this track Model 2833-ABL is used for hand operated track systems and Model 2834BL is used for machine operated track systems. Model 383-R as manufactured by Automatic Devices Company of Allentown, PA.

SILENT STEEL® Model 384 Black Curtain Tracks (Walk along track system): Curtain tracks (Model 2800ABL) shall be of 12-gauge aluminum construction, anodized black entirely enclosed except for slot in bottom. Each half shall be in one continuous piece except where splicing clamps are required. Each curtain carrier (Model 2801BL) shall be spaced on 12" centers and shall be of black nylon construction supported from a ball-bearing by two polyethylene wheels held to ball-bearing by rustproof nickel plated rivet, such wheels rolling on two separate parallel treads. Each curtain carrier shall consist of a free-moving plated swivel and sufficient trim chain to accommodate curtain snap hook. A rubber bumper shall be attached to each curtain carrier to function as noise reducer. The manufacturer shall furnish four black end stops (Model 2809BL) for placement at each track end. This model track system is for walk-along operation only and does not include pulleys or other operating hardware. Model 384 as manufactured by Automatic Devices Company of Allentown, PA.

SILENT STEEL® Model 384-N Black Curtain Tracks (Walk along track system): Curtain tracks (Model 2800ABL) shall be of 12-gauge aluminum construction, anodized black entirely enclosed except for slot in bottom. Each half shall be in one continuous piece except where splicing clamps are required. Each curtain carrier (Model 2851BL) shall be spaced on 12" centers and shall be of black steel construction supported from a ball-bearing by two nylon-tired ball-bearing wheels held to carrier body by rustproof nickel plated rivet, such wheels rolling on two separate parallel treads. Each curtain carrier shall consist of a free-moving plated swivel and sufficient trim chain to accommodate curtain snap hook. The manufacturer shall furnish four black end stops (Model 2809BL) for placement at each track end. This model track system is for walk-along operation only and does not include pulleys or other operating hardware. Model 384-N as manufactured by Automatic Devices Company of Allentown, PA.

SILENT STEEL® Model 384-R Black Curtain Tracks (Walk along track system): Curtain tracks (Model 2800ABL) shall be of 12-gauge aluminum construction, anodized black entirely enclosed except for slot in bottom. Each half shall be in one continuous piece except where splicing clamps are required. Each curtain carrier (Model 2849BL) shall be spaced on 12" centers and shall be of black steel construction supported from a ball-bearing by two neoprene-tired ball-bearing wheels held to carrier body by rustproof nickel plated rivet, such wheels rolling on two separate parallel treads. Each curtain carrier shall consist of a free-moving plated swivel and sufficient trim chain to accommodate curtain snap hook. The manufacturer shall furnish four black end stops (Model 2809BL) for placement at each track end. This model track system is for walk-along operation only and does not include pulleys or other operating hardware. Model 384-R as manufactured by Automatic Devices Company of Allentown, PA.

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