The next generation in outdoor living.

Aerotech Series – Opening Louvred Roofs combine clean linear architectural lines with innovative engineering ingenuity. SkyMax Aerotech Series redefines the boundaries between inside & out.

The Aerotech Series incorporates a unique design language that is recognisable in an instant. The first part is the unmistakable linear shaped blade offering unobstructed & clear views through. The second part begins at the underside when blades are closed & the horizontal lines characterise a minimalistic design approach.

Residential, Hospitality & Commercial Projects

Sun, Wind & Rain Protection

Maximum Blade Span: 4 meters
Maximum Pivot/Projection: 12 meters

Commercial Projects: Retail, Restaurants & Hotels
Residential Projects: Balconies, Courtyards & Verandah’s


  • Distinctive, clean architectural appearance
  • Efficiently control light, heat-gain & ventilation
  • Colours to suit most architectural specifications
  • Rain insertion strips designed to eliminate spray
  • Custom built support structures to your specifications
  • Designed & Engineered in occordance with the wind
    & design codes of Australia

Motorised Operation: 240V Electric Motor
Control Options: Wall Switch, Remote &/or BMS
Sensor Options: Rain, Sun, Light, Wind &/or Timer

Blades: Powder Coated Structural Grade Aluminium
Gutters: Powder Coated Structural Grade Aluminium
End Plates: 316 Marine Grade Stainless Steel
Fixings: 316 Marine Grade Stainless Steel

Blades & Gutters: Powder Coat or Anodised
Drive & Pivot Channel: Powder Coat Finish
End Plates: Polished Stainless Steel

Lighting & Outdoor Heating Systems
Wireless Automated Control Systems
Vertical Enclosure & Sound Systems

Select an option from each of the 5 steps below to assist you in creating your Aerotech Opening Louvred Roof specification. If you require a project costing enter this information into the ‘Budget Estimate Form‘ tab. A SkyMax representative will provide an accurate project costing based on your information.

Step 1 – Select Blade Layout

Select the best direction of the blades for your project, this will determine the blade width and pivot of your system.

Parallel With

Perpendicular To

Multiple Bays Parallel With

Step 2 – Select Support Frame Type

Select the support frame that will best suit your project, type 4 is an optional extra that Skymax can supply within our scope of works.

Type 1 – Steel
RHS Support Frame

Type 2 – Steel
PFC Support Frame

Type 3 – Timber
Support Frame

Type 4 – Aluminium
Support Frame

Step 3 – Select Control Requirements

Technology has come a long way, especially in the area of outdoor living comfort.

Have you one roof or more. Do you want them controlled individually or all as a group? Do you want to be able to do both? Do you want automatic rain protection? What accessories are important to you? Lighting? Heating? Audio? Do you have garden lighting, or water features that you would like to incorporate?

Hardwired Wall Switch

Control upto 2 roof from 1 panel inbuilt rain sensor controller can be included as an option. Easily Open | Stop | Close – press the open or close button and the roof will fully open or fully close. Press ‘STOP’ anywhere in between. (Most universal type switches can be used to operate roofs in a hardwired installation.)

Wall Mounted Remote Switch

Stylish & simple to install, these wireless transmitters are available in a variety of colours & finishes. Control 1 roof through to 4 roofs with preset positions optional and also control your lighting systems from the 1 panel. The battery is easily accessed to replace, a low battery LED signal appears 3 months in advance.

Hand Held Remote

Sleek and contemporary design the Evo Hand Held Remote easily controls up 42 zones while also being able to include 4 preset positions. Efficiently control lighting, heating & audio. Control your roofs in a group or individual configuration, while also being able to integrate the remote control with your building management system if it is required.

Smart Phone Control

Connect to your home WiFi and operate the roof through your phone, tablet, laptop or PC. MyHand lets you interact any automated system from anywhere in your building, it is so simple to create scenes and program the weekly timer. Its stylish design means that MyHand will discreetly integrate anywhere within your building.

Step 4 – Select Sensor Type (if required)

Get the maximum use from your Opening Louvred Roof. You will need to consider all the benefits the Aerotech system can provide including: fresh air, ventilation, sun protection, light control, rain protection & most importantly the option to be able to sit underneath the stars in the evening or simply let out the smoke from your BBQ. All of this is possible by integrating the following sensors.

Rain Sensor

With the inclusion of the Aerotech Rain Sensor your Opening Louvred Roof will intelligently automatically close when rain is detected, keeping your guest’s and valuable furnishings dry at all times.

Light (Sun) Sensor

The Aerotech Green Screen light sensor system automatically adjusts the light intensity according to the variation of the natural light keeping the ambient level constant. Automatic adjustment of light intensity by adjusting blade positions & optional side screen deployment.

Temperature Sensor

The Aerotech temperature sensor will detect movements in the temperature and adjust the blades to maintain preset temperature levels, ensuring maximum outdoor living comfort is maintained.

Wind Sensor

With wind pressure increasing without notice this can cause a operational hazard to your business or entertaining time the inclusion of a wind sensor will ensure your roof opens & closes to the predetermined levels. The roof can open or close when high winds are detected.

Step 5 – Select Powder Coat Colour

The Dulux & Interpon colour selectors are a helpful guide to choosing the most suitable colour combination for your Aerotech Series Opening Louvred Roof system. Long term performance of your coating will be enhanced by regular care and maintenance of your powder coated surfaces. Some of the benefits are…

  • Contain no harmful volatile organic solvents
  • Free of heavy metal pigments such as lead, cadmium, arsenic & mercury
  • Proven low temperature curing technology
  • Produced with stringent Safety, Health & Environmental policies and standards
  • Developed with consideration of life cycle analysis, to guide our suppliers and the materials we use
  • Manufactured in facilities where significant energy and resources employed in production, are measured with aggressive reduction targets in place

Dulux Colour Selectors
Download PDF – Standard Colour Selector
Download PDF – 10 & 20 Year Warranty Range

Interpon Colour Selectors
Download PDF – Standard Colour Selector
Download PDF – 10 Year Warranty Range

Consequently, Dulux & Interpon Powder Coatings are a prime consideration for projects where air quality standards have been set, such as 4, 5 & 6 Green Star Rating Projects.

SkyMax offers a comprehensive range of accessories that are specifically designed to integrate with
your Aerotech Louvred Roof. Our Lighting, Heating, Audio & Enclosure systems are easily controlled
all from one device to ensure your indoor – outdoor living environment is comfortable year-round.

Lighting Systems

Lumatech LED Downlights

Our Lumatech LED Downlight System is compact, recessed & adjustable with a high light output, delivering a 380lm from a very small emitting area. The system can automatically adjust the light intensity  according to the variation of the natural light, keeping the preset level constant. For further information on Skymax Wireless Automation click here.

Lumatech LED Strip-lights

Our Lumatech LED Strip-light System offers a unique diffused lens that allows you to create a warm & contemporary outdoor environment. The LED’s are integrated in to the structure & are available in a variety of colours while the intensity can be modulated by using a remote control or handheld device interface. For further information on Skymax Wireless Automation click here.

Heating Systems

Electrotech Infrared Heating

Our Electrotech Infrared Heating System is regarded by many hotel operators as the number one choice for outdoor heating. The quartz element conveys a feeling of warmth and is available in a variety of heat outputs & commercial grade finishes. Integrate with Skymax Wireless Automation for complete control over heating to your outdoor space. For further information on Skymax Wireless Automation click here.

Electrotech Radiant Heating

Our Electrotech Radiant Heating System incorporates the latest in radiant outdoor heating technology. The sleek & minimal design incorporates a curved black steel fascia and can be easily face fixed or ceiling mounted, including the availability of our stainless steel flush-mount ceiling kit . For further information on Skymax Wireless Automation click here.

Enclosure Systems

Viewtech Glass Door System

The Viewtech Glass Door System offers the ultimate in sophisticated all-weather protection. The sleek architectural tempered glass panels allow you to create customised closing combinations to suit your requirements. Designed utilising high-end architectural detailing & manufactured from quality non-corrosive materials.

Viewtech Vertical Louvres

The Viewtech Vertical Louvre System can be adjusted to your desired position & will efficiently provide privacy, ventilation, sun protection, wind protection & rain protection to your outdoor space. Simply operate manually or through an integrated Skymax Automation System for complete control over climatic changes.

Sound Systems

Soundtech Audio System

Listening & controlling your music in outdoor spaces has never been so easy. With Soundtech Audio system you can play the music you like from your smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth, USB stick & FM radio.

The sound reproduction is controlled by a wireless Evo Transmitter: you can select your favourite soundtrack, radio station & also adjust lighting, heating or your Aerotech Opening Louvred Roof with a simple touch of the handheld control.

  • Budget Estimate Form
  • Example - 2 @ 3600mm Wide x 5000mm Pivot
  • Example - Project Type, Site Location & Access Requirements.
  • Drop files here or
    Accepted file types: jpg, gif, png, pdf.

The following drawings & specification documents are designed to assist architects, designers & builders with the early planning stages of their projects.

Model – Linear 195 Standard Layout PDF’s
PDF Download – 195 Blades Parallel With Building
PDF Download – 195 Blades Perpendicular With Building
PDF Download – 195 Parallel With Building Double Bay

Model – Linear 195 CAD Blocks
DWG Download – 195 CAD Block

System Planning Layout Sheets
Download PDF – 195 Blades Parallel With Building
Download PDF – 195 Blades Perpendicular With Building
Download PDF – 195 Parallel With Building Double Bay

Model – Linear 215 Standard Layout PDF’s
PDF Download – 215 Blades Parallel With Building
PDF Download – 215 Blades Perpendicular With Building
PDF Download – 215 Parallel With Building Double Bay

Model – Linear 215 CAD Blocks
DWG Download – 215 CAD Block

System Planning Layout Sheets
Download PDF – 215 Blades Parallel With Building
Download PDF – 215 Blades Perpendicular With Building
Download PDF – 215 Parallel With Building Double Bay

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Aerotech Difference

A World Of Difference.

SkyMax Aerotech Series Opening Louvred Roofs have been intelligently designed to incorporate four very distinct design features that elevate the Aerotech system over alternate systems.

Aerotech System

A larger opening between blades is achieved by utilising a heavy duty linear shaped aluminium extrusion profile. Delivering a clean, unobstructed view through blades when in open position.

Symmetrical linear blade design ensures total control of light ingress & delivers an unmatched architectural appearance.

The Aerotech system delivers complete rain protection by utilising integrated storm insertion technology within each blade. When blades are closed from the underside a clean architectural panelled built-in ceiling effect is achieved.

Larger blade widths are achieved thanks to a combination of the innovative blade design & the wall thickness of the 6061 grade extruded aluminium utilised in the Aerotech blade. The additional stiffening gives the system unmatched structural integrity and a higher wind rating.

The Aerotech system is ideal for coastal applications as all components are manufactured from non-corrosive materials & finishes. Select from over 300 standard powder coat colours or customise your Opening Louvred Roof System with a large selection of anodised architectural finishes.

Alternate Systems

Alternate systems are typically manufactured from light-weight type of materials and to achieve similar spans these blades are typically thicker than the Aerotech blade, this results in the clear opening between each blade to be significantly less than the Aerotech.

Alternate systems typically each blade has two very different shapes defining the top & bottom of blade, your eye ends up focusing on one side of the blade and not focusing on the view through the blades, giving a cluttered appearance.

Alternate systems can typically deliver a misting effect when enduring heavy rain fall & in addition the underside of the blades will typically have the appearance of a colour bond roof type material.

Alternate systems typically the blades have a maximum span of up to 3500mm in width, this mean that additional motors and support cross beams are required for larger spaces making the space cluttered in comparison to the Aerotech System.

Alternate systems require a defined three-dimensional shape to provide the stability & typically are manufactured from .8mm thick colour bond steel material, these types of materials can be corrosive if installed in coastal environments.

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