Automatic Devices Company

A Track & Machine
For Every Purpose
(including Hospital Facilities)

579 Tom Thumb® Machine

The Model 579 was designed as a versatile and economical solution for small residential and light commercial drapery track applications. Small in size and big in features, the Model 579 can operate tracks up to 20' in length and curtain weights up to 60 pounds. Track mounted limit switches provide positive end of travel signals and allow for a moderate amount of cable slippage. This machine also includes a built in timer to ensure that the machine will shut off even if the cord slips or breaks during operation. Incorporating features such as variable speed, user definable maximum and minimum speed settings and optional wireless remote control makes this one of the most versatile drapery operators on the market today.

Fixed cable speed of 30 fpm.

UL Listed

Approximate shipping weight: 20 pounds


Curtain machines shall be fully automatic type equipped with 18 watt motor and built-in gear reduction unit on the output drive shaft of which shall be mounted an N-grooved traction wheel delivering a variable cable speed of 0 to 40 feet per minute equivalent to curtain separation speed of 0 to 1.5 feet per second. Mechanism shall include a hardwired low voltage remote control station of three-button type which shall provide reversing action at any point along the travel. Machine shall be equipped with ball-bearing idler wheels, automatic overload protective fuse, automatic shut off after predefined period, and magnetic track mounted limit switches. The mechanism shall be furnished with a mounting bracket designed for floor, wall or ceiling mounting. Model 579 as manufactured by Automatic Devices Company of Allentown, PA.


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