Screenflex Freestanding Portable Walls…The Leader in the Industry. Period.
Seeing the need for a truly portable, acoustical wall, the architects at Screenflex designed and built the first such device in the 1980′s and patented it in the early 1990′s. It is the world’s only patented “Stabilized portable wall”. Being the originator is great, but being both the best built and leader is more important. Feel free to look at the “Manufacturer Comparison” included within this site. You’ll be impressed with the standard quality features we include in ALL of our products. The proper research, development, testing, retesting, and manufacture of portable walls is the ONLY thing we do. Our manufacturing support, service, materials, and relationship with customers is excellent. This is why we are the leader in this industry, and why we are on the way to 250,000 Screenflex portable walls in the marketplace… including a customer near you right now. Give us a call 800-553-0110 and we will be happy to provide you with a list of happy customers in your area, regardless of your location.
Lockable Self Leveling Corner Casters
Each of the 4 corner casters are self leveling, locking, non marking, have a combined load limit of 600 lbs., and use ball bearing technology. All of these combined features mean your Screenflex Free Standing Portable Walls will glide effortlessly across the floor.
Pyramid Shaped End Frame
If you ask yourself what is the most stable thing you can think of, you would likely say either one of the Pyramids or a mountain. The fact that they are narrow at the top and wide at the bottom gives them remarkable stability because they are not “top heavy”. The Screenflex End Frame is designed in this same fashion to not only provide the most stable portable walls on the planet, ( US Patent # 6892784 “ STABILIZED PORTABLE ROOM DIVIDER” ) but also to provide clear vision when moving the divider.
Self Leveling Casters
Knowing that no floor that is perfectly level, the Screenflex engineers have equipped all FREEstanding™ Portable Walls with self leveling casters. These casters “read” the dips and rises in the floor much like the shock absorbers in your car… ensuring safe and stable operation. The casters are made of “non marking” rubber and feature ball bearing technology. All of these innovations combined mean your Screenflex portable wall will glide effortlessly across the floor.
Superior Top to Bottom Connections Between Panels
To help insure your portable walls give you a long lasting life, each panel is connected to the next using “ Top To Bottom “ connection philosophy. That’s right……full length piano hinges are used to connect adjoining panels. Screws are used every 4 inches creating both superior strength and stability throughout the entire room divider. The top to bottom hinges in our 8 ft. tall, 13 panel portable walls, use 550 screws to connect those panels to each other. AMAZING!! Since there are absolutely NO gaps between the panels, it is impossible to get your hand or fingers stuck between the panels.
Our custom made position controllers located at the top of each hinge…
1. Uniquely lock the panels of the portable walls in place
2. Eliminate the need for extra pieces
3. Are totally enclosed… thus no fingers can get pinched in gears
4. Are made of ST 801 Super T Nylon… flexible, and yet tougher than nails
5. Are yet another innovation from Screenflex… the leader in the portable acoustical wall industry
All free standing portable walls are equipped with two custom made injection molded storage latches which secure the units in a closed/stored position. A simple flick of the latch with your fingers opens your unit.
Screenflex FREEstanding™ units are designed with versatility in mind. The sleek design means that each FREEstanding™ partition can easily glide through all common 28″, 30″, 32″, and larger doorways. Yet another important benefit available from Screenflex! Our Pyramid Shaped End Frame allows for clear vision when moving your portable wall.
Sound Absorbing / Tackable Panels
Each panel is an efficient 22″ wide 3/4″ thick design constructed as shown under the “ State Of The Art Panel Construction” feature shown herein. Every single panel is inspected and is covered with seamless fabric or vinyl laminated to the fiberglass surface using state of the art manufacturing technology. We are proud of the sound ratings we have earned. To see or print a copy of the sound test results please visit the FAQ section of this website.
State of the Art Panel Construction
At Screenflex, we have combined superb engineering, innovative patented designs and unparalleled craftsmanship to bring you the finest portable walls ever manufactured. The core of our panels is made of 3/4 inch closed cell honeycomb and non-woven fiberglass facing for maximum tackability and sound absorbency. This core is surrounded by a 26 gauge galvanized steel frame which adds great rigidity and superior screw holding ability. Using unique, state of the art equipment, these components are then permanently bonded with a fiberglass mat. This process enhances the panel’s tackability, sound absorbency, and strength. Finally, the panel is covered with the customer’s choice of a wide variety of popular fabric and vinyl coverings.
This is a long, time consuming process. As with most things which take time and effort, it is well worth the investment of both in order to give our customers long lasting life from our products and great value for their dollar.
Made in the USA
All Screenflex products are proudly made in Lake Zurich Illinois, part of the “Heartland of America”.
Panel / End Frame Connection
How the 2 end panels are connected to the 2 end frames of all portable walls is of critical importance. Why ? These 2 intersections get most of the twisting / turning stress when the divider is moved. Realizing this, we connect these important members 3 ways:
1) The panel is inserted deep into the “U – channel” of the end frame
2) These two members are then connected top to bottom by screwing them together from BOTH sides!
3) A gusset plate is added at the bottom, connecting them yet a third time