Since the release of the heavy-duty Clutch-Operated
NEXD, Draper®
has been pleased by the positive response.

Even with that positive response, our engineers never stop
looking for ways to improve our products. In a series of new videos, solar
control product manager Jeff Miller outlines improvements that will make
FlexShade NEXD even easier to install.

FlexShade NEXD product features.
In this video Jeff discusses two new hardware revisions and improvements that
will make your installation go just a little bit easier.

The first change is in the gudgeon endcaps. There are now
four points of entry for the gudgeon into the endcap, facilitating easier
placement of the pin. This endcap also allows for height adjustment of plus or
minus 1/8”, in case the endcap wasn’t installed quite level.

Another change involves the metal roller. Previously, the
NEXD roller had two grooves used to line up and attach the roller to the idler
endcap. Now a single groove matches up with a groove on the clutch.

In addition to making it easier to mount the idler end of
the roller assembly, this change will also decrease or eliminate any noise that
may result from operation of the product.

Click here to watch the full video.

FlexShade NEXD proper measurement.
When you order a FlexShade NEXD Window Shade on Draper Online you will need
to answer a few crucial questions to ensure a successful installation. That
means the most important steps to ensuring a no-hassle install comes even
before you place your order.

One question we ask is whether or not you plan to use the
plastic endcap covers that are provided. If you say “no,” we will manufacture
your shade about 1/8” wider to account for the missing endcap covers. If you
say “yes,” you must use the endcap covers. If your brackets are installed by
the original order measurements, not using the endcap covers will mean the
brackets are 1/8” further apart than they should be. This can make it difficult
to properly attach fascia, and keep you from having a safe, snug fit.

To learn more, click here to watch the video.

FlexShade NEXD product safety kit feature review.
While working with a customer to overcome issues on an out-of-tolerance
installation, we identified two additional improvements that make the NEXD even
safer and easier to install. These improvements will not impact the
functionality of the NEXD. It will still operate as intended and provide
long-lasting performance for your customers.

In the short term, we are providing kits to install onto each
NEXD shade that is wall, ceiling, or jamb mounted. These kits are designed to:

  • Ensure greater installation tolerance and safety
    by providing greater surface area to attach fascia to NEXD brackets.
  • Reduce the already minimal chance of the NEXD
    idler slipping out of position

We are in the process of designing long-term solutions integral to both the clutch and idler that remedy these issues. Meanwhile, click here to learn about the short-term solutions.

If you have any other questions reach out to your Draper
Inside Sales Consultant or your Regional Manager at (800) 239-7999.

You can also catch up on all the latest Draper videos on our YouTube channel.

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