Somfy Roman Shade Motorization
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About Somfy Motorized Lift Systems for Roman Shades
All Romanzia Roman Shade Lift Syrems are Tube–Reel Lift Systems. Tube–Reel Lift Systems work by winding the Roman shade lift cords up around a motorized roller mounted under the Roman shade headrail. Romanzia Tube–Reel Lift Systems can be motorized with a wide variety of tube motors — ranging from 12 volt battery powered motors for light weight shades to heavy duty 110 volt AC motors for shades up to 88 pounds.



110 Volt AC Roman Shade Lift Systems
110V Motorized Lift Systems are mounted on 2 ½” or 3 ½” deep headrails — depending on the motor size. The lift system can be mounted behind the shade or in front of the shade, hidden by a top flap. 
See the motor list below to choose the motor that is right for your shade. 
110 Volt AC Roman Shade Lift System

12 Volt DC Roman Shade Lift Systems
12V Motorized Lift Systems are mounted on a 2 ½” deep headrail. The lift system can be mounted behind the shade or in front of the shade, hidden by a top flap. 
12V motors can be powered with a 12V reloadable lithium battery pack or with a plug–in 12V transformer. 
See the motor list below to choose the motor that is right for your shade. 
12 Volt DC Roman Shade Lift Systems


Heavy Duty 110 volt AC Motors
  • Tube Reel Rollers are 2” in diameter.
  • Shades can be coupled.
Available Motors:

Somfy 500 Series Standard Motor,
52lb capacity or 88 lb capacity, controlled by a 110v hardwired rocker switch. Motor cords are furnished with a WAGO in-line plug and pigtail end. Cord lengths are specified by the customer.
Somfy 500 Series Altus Motor,
52lb capacity or 88lb capacity, controlled by the Somfy RTS radio remote control system. Motor cords are furnished with your choice of a rotatable right-angle 3-prong plug or a WAGO in-line plug and pigtail end. Cord lengths are specified by the customer.
Somfy 500 Series ILT Motor,
52lb capacity, controlled by the Somfy Digital Network system. Motor cords are furnished with your choice of a rotatable right-angle 3-prong plug or a WAGO in-line plug and pigtail end. Cord lengths are specified by the customer.
Somfy Sonesse 50 Standard Quiet Motor,
35lb capacity, controlled by a 110v hardwired rocker switch. Motor cords are furnished with a WAGO in-line plug and pigtail end. Cord lengths are specified by the customer.
Somfy Sonesse 50 RTS Quiet Motor,
35lb capacity, controlled by the Somfy RTS radio remote control system. Motor cords are furnished with your choice of a rotatable right-angle 3-prong plug or a WAGO in-line plug and pigtail end. Cord lengths are specified by the customer.
Somfy Sonesse 50 ILT Quiet Network Motor,
35lb capacity, controlled by the Somfy Digital Network system. 110 volt ILT motor cords are furnished with your choice of a rotatable right-angle 3-prong plug or a WAGO in-line plug and pigtail end. Cord lengths are specified by the customer.


Medium Duty 110 volt AC Motors

  • Tube Reel Rollers are 1–½” in diameter.
  • Shades can be coupled.

Available Motors:

Somfy 400 Series Standard Motor,
35lb capacity, controlled by a 110v hardwired rocker switch. Motor cords are furnished with a WAGO in-line plug and pigtail end. Cord lengths are specified by the customer.
Somfy 400 Series Altus Motor,
35lb capacity, controlled by the Somfy RTS radio remote control system. Motor cords are furnished your choice of a rotatable right-angle 3-prong plug or a WAGO in-line plug and pigtail end. Cord lengths are specified by the customer.
Somfy Sonesse 40 Standard Quiet Motor,
35lb capacity, controlled by a 110v hardwired rocker switch. Motor cords are furnished with a WAGO in-line plug and pigtail end. Cord lengths are specified by the customer.
Somfy Sonesse 40 RTS Quiet Motor,
35lb capacity, controlled by the Somfy RTS radio remote control system. Motor cords are furnished your choice of a rotatable right-angle 3-prong plug or a WAGO in-line plug and pigtail end. Cord lengths are specified by the customer.



Light Duty DC Motors
  • Motors are powered with individual reloadable lithium battery packs or individual plug-in transformers.
  • Rollers are 1 ½” in diameter and up to 78” wide.

Available Motors:

Somfy R28 12V RTS Motor,
8lb capacity, controlled by the Somfy RTS radio remote control system.


The Somfy RTS - Radio Remote Control System





Window Covering Cord Safety Alert

    Young children can STRANGLE in cord and bead chain loops. They can also wrap cords and bead chains around their necks and STRANGLE.
    • Always keep cords and bead chain loops out of children's reach.
    • Move cribs, playpens, and other furniture away from cords and bead chains. Children can climb furniture to get to cords and bead chain loops..
    • Do not remove lift cords from lift cord shrouds.
    • Attach bead chain loop tension devise to window casing, wall or floor. This can prevent children from pulling cords and bead chains around their necks. Fasteners provided with the tension devise may not be appropriate for all mounting surfaces. Use appropriate anchors for the mounting surface conditions.

    Please be aware that bead chain control loops present a strangulation hazard, particularly to young children.

    To address this important issue, the window covering industry has adapted the American National Standard for Safety of Corded Window Covering Products. The latest version of that Standard, ANSI/WCMA A100.1-2014, is now in effect.

    Romanzia has always taken product safety seriously and we have always done our best to meet or exceed all Industry Safety Standards including product testing, product labeling and tagging, product education, and the use of accessories like bead chain tension devises that are compliant to the Standard.

    The lift cords on the back of Romanzia's Roman Shades (the styles that use lift cords) are fitted with safety shrouds between the pleats to prevent hazardous cord loops from forming. Each Roman Shade design has been tested using the Hazardous Loop Testing Procedure, Assembly, and Probe described in Appendix D of the American National Standard for Safety of Corded Window Covering Products (ANSI/WCMA A100.1-2012).  The test results show that no hazardous loop can form from the shrouded cords on the back of the Roman Shades described in Romanzia's 2013 Catalog and Price List.

    All Romanzia products that are made to be operated with a bead chain control loop are packaged with a tension devise that is compliant with the latest American National Standard for Safety of Corded Window Covering Products. Before any product with a bead chain control loop is shipped, a tension devise is attached to the bead chain in such a way that "unless properly installed or altered from the shipped condition with a sequential process or tools, it prevents the window covering from operating".

    When the product is installed, the tension devise MUST be properly installed in order to mitigate the strangulation hazard. If the product is installed by a window covering professional or anyone other than the end user, all warning tags and product warning labels MUST remain on the product for the end-user to read and understand.

    For complete safety, parents and caregivers should consider cordless window coverings alternatives like our Spring Roller Shades, Romatech Cordless Shades, Motorized Shades, or Panel Track Shades.