Introduction to our system of Blades & Blade Works.
Blades are an integral part of the Xylea-System. They are specifically designed to work with our wall panels & cleats and they allow you to quickly, easily and inexpensively create complex display configurations.
- They are different from Xylea-wall panels because they are thinner … 19mm or ¾” thick instead of 2” thick.
- They are constructed of durable Ply and Sheet stocks.
- They are used for RETURN PANELS, WALL SUPPORTS, or SECTION DIVIDERS.
- They are also adapted for multiple uses, to support HEADERS, LIGHTING TRACKS or SHELVING.
- Blades are ALSO very well suited for graphic appliaques or vinyl lettering.
1. Blades are 240 cm or 94.5” tall (about 8 foot). They are ¾” thick.
They are available in a variety of widths from:
50cm or 19-5/8” to 20cm or 47-1/4”
2. Blades are available in a variety of Surface Materials & Colors:
A. Economy WHITE MELAMINE is our most popular and economical blade
B. Or upgrade to our DESIGNER SERIES which includes BLACK MELAMINE and a variety of selected WOOD GRAIN MELAMINES to enhance that designer look.
C. Blades are also available in HPL’s (high pressure laminates such as Formica brand) featuring Black, White or Maple as our standard colors.
D. Our Blades are now also available in CLEAR BIRCH VENEER. This is a ‘real wood’ veneer plycore with a UV/CLEAR-COATED finish on all sides and edges.
3. Blades are defined by their “Means of Attachment”. There are five types:
A. PLAIN BLADES… (b~)
B. SLOTTED BLADES… (s~)
C. FIXED CLEAT BLADES … (x~)
D. COMBINATION BLADES… (bc~)
E. BLADES WORKS… (bw~)
A. PLAIN BLADES are rectangular panels that are finished on the face, back and self-edged.
B. SLOTTED BLADES are rectangular panels that are finished on the face and back and self-edged. They are slotted vertically completely through the panel along one surface and are designed to be used in conjunction with an interlocking BLADE/SLOT CLEAT.
Slotted blades are used to join two walls together and act as 3-way or a 4-way stabilizers.
Slotted blades can be used on an ‘END RUN’. Since there are NO ‘lefts’ or ‘rights’, they can be placed at either end.
But keep in mind when Slotted Blades are used in this fashion, they expose an unfinished cleat edge at the back side or edge
C. FIXED CLEAT BLADES are rectangular panels that are finished on the face and back and self-edged. They are fitted with a ‘panel-locking’ Gravity-Cleat which has been pre-attached or FIXED (in the factory) along the face or edge
These have been specifically purposed to finish-out end runs. This leaves a nice clean finish to your display.
Keep in mind that fixed blades require that you SITUATE them on the left or right.
D. SPECIAL BLADES are rectangular panels are finished on the face and back and are self-edged.
These are specialized panels that combine the best features of both the Slot and the Fixed blades. They make your set-up even easier and faster, and give a more finished and complete look.
They are designed to support the back wall panels by working with the blade slot cleats. They also provide a attachment point (a fixed “G” Cleat) to allow you to easily transition and connect into your next wall or series of walls.
E. BLADE WORKS are not a actual blades, but is a term used to describe a specific method of attachment.
Simply put – this is a continuous hinge. It is installed on to two blade surfaces or edges to join them together so that they can work together as one unit.
Blade works can be applied to virtually any combination of blades either Plain, Slotted, or Fixed.
Blade works is a simple and economical way to do face panels and odd angle connections. You can use them to create alternate uses or configurations. You simply re-position the connecting hinge and screw it into place.
Remember to specify blades and “blade works” separately when ordering in the accessories section.
4. Blades are also categorized by their “Directional Attachment”. There are 5 categories:
5. Blades incorporate some Standard Features that make them very user friendly and will facilitate your installation.
They are equipped with ADJUSTABLE FEET on the bottom so you can easily overcome any issues of uneven floors.
They have a BLADE LOCK pivoting plate. This is a plate that rotates into position and prevents the blade from any ‘ride-up’ actions.
Also note that Slotted Blades and Combination Blades have a milled LIGHT-TRACK NOTCH on the top which acts as a passage way to allow light tracks to slide past when they are used in a continuous run.