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Operable Partitions

Hufcor operable partitions - also known as Airwalls™, movable panels or flat panels - are recognized worldwide for their unparalleled quality, design flexibility, acoustic performance and lasting durability. Proudly manufactured in the USA and under license throughout the world, Hufcor operable partitions are constructed of welded, heavy-duty 16-gauge steel and can be designed with the industry’s most comprehensive range of dimensions, performance options, and decorative finishes.
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Choose the operable partition with more possibilities

Hufcor proudly manufactures the most installed brand of operable partitions in the world.  Available in 3″ and 4″ wall thicknesses, the Series 600™ line combines the durability of a welded steel frame to achieve greater heights, straight lines, and sealability, with the design versatility of a wide variety of acoustical and decorative face constructions.

Innovation

Understanding a product design means listening to customer needs and how a product functions when in use. This leads to continuous innovation like our Quick-Set™ retractable top and bottom seals that provide the easiest in-field operation. A simple half-turn of the waist-high removable handle extends or retracts the sound seals up to 7 inches as needed.  Other examples include our HufGard™ safety systems and our new Hufcor Touchpad backlit LCD powered wall controller.

Sound Management and Acoustic Separation

Hufcor is the industry leader in movable partition sound management, and Series 600™ moveable partitions come in a very wide range of construction styles that minimize sound transition or absorb sound to minimize sound room reflection.  At Hufcor we test our products in our sound laboratory in accordance with ASTM E90 and ISO 10140-2 for sound blocking and ASTM 423 for sound absorption to ensure they meet or exceed our published acoustical ratings. The laboratory is certified by the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP), and we undergo regular inspection to make certain we adhere to their strict regulations.

Limitless Finishes & Options

Aesthetics are essential, and we offer the widest range of finish and construction options which will meet design and functional criteria for any project. Surface finish selections include vinyl, fabric, carpet, veneer, high pressure laminate, murals and other custom surfaces — Hufcor can even factory-apply a surface treatment provided by the customer.  In addition to finishes, we also have a broad array of trim options to compliment any design – examples including inset or full-height work surfaces, pass doors with or without ADA hardware or auto-closures, pocket doors, prep for windows and exit signs.

Automation and Safety Systems

Series 600™ operable partitions are available with many useful automation and safety systems.  If you need a powered unit that can operate with the touch of a finger, ask for our continuously-hinged “electric train” power drive with the new Hufcor Touchpad backlit LCD control. For operational safety, the HufGard™ safety system with multi-point detection provides the ultimate in automated ease of use and safety.

 

 

 

 

 

Durable Construction

Hufcor’s 600 Series™ partitions are constructed using a welded, heavy duty 16 gauge (minimum) steel frame for superior durability and rigidity in a wide range of challenging applications.  From 6′ to 40′ high and unlimited length runs, Hufcor partitions with welded steel frames are your assurance of dependable operation and over many years of service.

Clear Floor – No Floor Tracks

Hufcor movable partitions are supported on tracks from above — no floor tracks to get in the way, no tripping hazards and no crevices to collect debris.  When an acoustic bottom seal is needed, the seals are incorporated and activated from within the operable panels.

Industry Leadership

We never take for granted our history, quality reputation and leadership position in the operable wall industry. From our 117 years of experience manufacturing in the U.S. to our ISO 9001 certification to our innovation stream and quality systems, Hufcor has and continues to demonstrate our commitment in delivering quality products that are dependable and work flawlessly in the most challenging environments.

 

Focused on Customerization

When it comes to space, there is no such thing as one-size-fits-all. At Hufcor our talented team of engineers will provide their expertise and work collaboratively to deliver modifications or custom solutions to meet your needs. No challenge is too big or too small. We’re always eager and willing to understand the specific requirements of your project to deliver exactly what’s needed.

Partition Studio™

Architecture starts with flexibility and base of design which is why Hufcor created Partition Studio™.  This proprietary software program allows for easy input of operable partition dimensions and design criteria and produces quick turn around CAD drawings including partition storage options, track systems, support punching templates and pricing to keep projects on budget and on time.

Convention center operable walls - The Music City Center Nashville, TN - Hufcor

Options

When it comes to space, there is no such thing as one-size-fits-all.  At Hufcor, our talented team of engineers will provide their expertise and work collaboratively to deliver modifications or custom solutions to meet your needs.  No challenge is too big or too small – we’re always eager and willing to understand the specific requirements of your project to deliver exactly what is needed.

PARTITION & TRACK TYPES

Single (Omni) Panels

Also known as omni-directional or individual panels, single panels are manually operated and offer optimum room flexibility. The track system enables curved runs and panels which can be set at angles or in alternative, creative locations. Self storing options including pocket doors solutions are available. Single panels are often used in hotel ballrooms and meeting rooms and convention centers; however, they can be used in every type of facility.

Paired Panels

For wall-to-wall division, these manually-operated panels are hinged in pairs. Paired panels are popular for fast setup in classrooms, meeting rooms and training centers. They stack on the centerline of the wall run.

Electric Train Panels

Also known as trains, continuously hinged panels are hinged together and move from wall to wall in a straight line. Trains of limited length and height can be operated manually, but electric models are more common and are often used in school gymnasiums, hotel ballrooms and commercial spaces. Electric train continuously-hinged panels operate using the new Hufcor Touchpad backlit LCD controller or can be operated using keyed switches.

TRACK TYPES

There several available track and carrier options for the Series 600 operable wall line ranging from aluminum track and carrier designs supporting wall panels up to 500lbs (226kg) to all steel tracks that can support panels up to 3,000lbs (1,360kg). In addition to track designed for paired panels and electric train, we offer track for single/omni panels that curve, divert and cross -- and for those situations where multiple stacks are desired, we offer track and carriers which can be programmed for self-guiding the panels to the correct stack.

Sound Management

Acoustical models include multi-ply sweep strips at the top and bottom, both sides of the door.  Acoustical models are available up to 56 STC and perforated panels are available to better absorb sound.  The lead post also includes a magnetic seal to help close the door and seal out sound.

 

 

 

 

 

Work Surfaces

  • Untrimmed dry erase steel markerboards, inset or full-height
  • Inset porcelain enamel steel dry marker or chalk board. Includes a full-width pen or chalk rail. The markerboards resist damage, abrasion, scratching and color fading.
  • Eraser pocket — this handy inset pocket holds a standard markerboard eraser, pens or other work surface accessories
  • Tackboards are inset and are covered with Hufcor’s standard vinyl

Pass Doors and Options

Available in single or double doors, Hufcor pass doors comply with ADA requirements and are of the same construction and finish as the panels.  No threshold or foot bolt stabilizers are required.  Pass door options include:

  • Exit signs
  • Automatic door closer
  • Panic Hardware
  • Locks with Master Key option
  • Frame and prep for window
  • Peep hole viewer

Pocket Doors

​The finishing touch to your installation, pocket doors cover the opening of the partition storage area. The pocket doors may be factory finished to match the partitions or field finished to match the perimeter walls.

Fire Rated

Hufcor Spectrum-F is a line of UL Classified 1-hour fire rated partitions available in Omni panels up to 5′ (1.5m) wide and 40′ (12.2m) high.  Hufcor offers hundreds of fire rated finish options including vinyls, wall carpet, woven fabrics.  Panels are available unfinished, ready for field painting or installation of custom fabrics (per local fire marshal approval).  Fire rated movable partitions should be used wherever safety is a concern due to application and building layout.  They are ideally suited for use in schools, hospitals, nursing homes, theaters, offices, banquet halls, convention centers and other facilities.

 

Unispan® Structural
Support System

Unispan® is pre-engineered independent support system compatible with Hufcor operable, GlassWall™ or accordion door partitions for quick, easy room division. Unispan® makes flexible space possible by providing added support to spaces that lack the required overhead structural support to carry the weight of operable partitions. Read More

 

Automation and Safety Systems

Optional electronic safety systems are available as an extra measure to prevent damage to property and people when the system is moving. This is extremely important if the partitions will be used in facilities where children may be in the area. Manual operation is available for use in smaller openings.  Electric Train with the new Hufcor Touchpad backlit LCD controller is a good choice for longer runs. COMING SOON.

Perforated Panels

For improved sound absorption (NRC, Noise Reduction Coefficient)

Low Profile Chair Rails

Chair rails can prevent marring of a operable wall surface by tables, chairs or movable objects.

Exit Signs

Inset, low profile, non-disposable battery-powered and luminescent exit signs are available.

Quick-Set™ Mechanical Seal Activator

 Panel Hardware and Options

  • Top and bottom sweeps
  • Auto bottom mechanism
  • Face activated seal
  • Floor pins
  • Prep for window
  • Untrimmed or trimmed edges

Operable partitions at Union South - University of Wisconsin-Madison

Finishes & Options

Aesthetics are essential and Hufcor offers a wide range of finish options that will meet your design criteria for any project. Partitions can be finished with a protective edge trim or a monolithic, untrimmed vertical edge. Finish selections include vinyl, fabric, carpet, veneer, high pressure laminate, murals, architectural fusions and other custom surfaces. Also, we have an array of options to flex your design such as inset or full-height marker boards, pass doors, pocket doors, and prep for windows providing additional functionality to your design.

 

Vinyl - Hufcor Standard

The standard vinyls below are included in the price of Hufcor partitions. Hufcor vinyls are manufactured to ensure the highest quality, durability and environmental safety. Download Complete Selector Guide HERE

Fabrics - Revelations

Revelations is our line of high-performance, woven-fabric finishes for operable partitions and accordian doors, and is available for an additional charge. All Revelation fabrics are VOC, ODS, and PVC free and contain no heavy metals or formaldehyde. Each style is available in a wide array of colors to match your environment and interior design. Download Complete Selector Guide HERE

High Performance Fabric - Stratus

Stratus high-performance woven fabric for Hufcor operable partitions is available for an additional charge. It's treated with Teflon Fabric Protection by DuPont which, with its soil and stain resistance, adds years to the life of your fabric. Download Complete Selector Guide HERE

Carpet - HytexRib®

Hufcor Standard Carpet is available for an additional charge. Hufcor continually searches to offer finishes that are friendly to the environment. Hufcor’s HytexRib carpets are made from EcoSpun®, a high quality polyester fiber made from post-consumer recycled plastic bottles. Download Complete Selector Guide HERE

Sound-Absorptive Materials

Ecoustic® sound absorptive finishes are available on 600 Series operable partitions, GA Series acoustical glass wall panels and Unispan support systems. The materials are an excellent way to combine the industry-leading STC performance of Hufcor partitions with superior sound absorption. Download Complete Selector Guide HERE

Wilsonart

Hufcor's premium Wilsonart laminates offer an innovative, durable, high-quality finish for your operable partitions. With over 200 finishes to choose from, including wood, marble, fabric, leather and more, you're sure to find the perfect look for your project. See below for just a few options, or click here to view a PDF version of the full Wilsonart laminate selector. Download Complete Selector Guide HERE

Acoustical Harmony

Acoustical Harmony wallcarpet is available for an additional charge and may be used on our operable partitions and accordion doors. It has been thoroughly tested for factory application. Its made from eco-fi® Polyester staple fiber (100% recycled content from water & soda bottles), high strength fibers that are resistant to shrinking and stretching. Download Complete Selector Guide HERE

Trim

Hufcor standard trim is included in the price of your operable partition. The colors shown are representative of the trim colors, but may not be an exact match due to variations in your screen settings. Download Complete Selector Guide HERE

Product Brochure

  • 600 Series Overview Brochure

Selector Guides

  • VINYL - HUFCOR STANDARD
  • FABRICS - REVELATIONS
  • HIGH PERFORMANCE FABRIC - STRATUS
  • CARPET - HYTEXRIB®
  • SOUND-ABSORPTIVE MATERIALS
  • WILSONART
  • ACOUSTICAL HARMONY
  • STANDARD TRIM

Operable Partitions

Case Studies


ST. BRENDAN’S SCHOOL

St. Brendan’s School houses a modern media classroom, science and physics labs, as well as a 3,500 square-foot multipurpose room that can fit up to 500 occupants. Functioning as the project team’s flexible space partner, Hufcor was able to lend their expertise in space management to provide custom, w...

JANESVILLE CENTRAL FIRE STATION

open classroom with closed partitions enclosed in the wall - Janesville Fire Department

In partnership with the brave men and women of the Janesville Fire Department, Hufcor had the unique opportunity to install their flagship acoustic glasswall system in the city's new Central Fire Station. Incorporating single pane, acoustically-rated panels with a enameled steel whiteboard writing surfac...

UNION SOUTH at UW-MADISON

photo of wood operable walls being set-up for conference room corporate meeting

Built in 2011, this student facility on a major Midwestern university campus boasts student lounges, a bowling alley, a movie theater and dining halls. Hufcor worked closely with the project’s construction and design team to implement flexible space solutions for Varsity Hall.

TERRANEA RESORT

Hufcor partnered with the project team as a flexible space consultant, providing operable walls for various meeting spaces and ballrooms for corporate and private events at this luxury oceanfront resort.

SCHOOLCRAFT COLLEGE

Hufcor FlexTact™ system supported by patented Unipsan system installed at Schoolcraft College

Schoolcraft College, located in Livonia, Michigan, has reshaped the way they train and prepare law enforcement students at their public safety facility through the installation of Hufcor’s FlexTact® system.

MUSIC CITY CENTER

Installing more than one mile of operable partitions throughout the facility’s 1.2 million square feet of exhibit, meeting and event space, Hufcor worked with varied materials and challenging acoustic requirements to deliver a flexible, bold product and design.