In A World First, Elizabeth Henley® Equips Its Shutters With Deep Groove Bearings For Smoother Operation

What this means for you?

Conventional shutter louvres connect to a tilt rod. This small rod is clipped to each louvre, often with staples. When owners pull up or down on the tilt rod, the louvres open and close to the desired angle. 

In some designs, the tilt rod is visible (often running along the middle of the shutter), while in others, it’s invisible, meaning that the mechanism is hidden.

To improve on the standard design, Elizabeth Henley has introduced deep groove ball bearings to its entire window shutter line-up in the UK. The new bearings improve operating smoothness and reduce wear and tear substantially. 

Deep groove bearings

Unlike shallow-groove bearings, deep groove ball bearings can handle higher loads. That’s because they sit deeper in the bearing raceways. They also have greater lateral stability, meaning that when you open and close your shutters, bearings are less likely to judder. They offer other benefits, too. Deep-groove ball bearings, for instance, reduce friction adding durability while also feeling delightful when you interact with them. 

All Elizabeth Henley shutters now feature deep groove ball