Parasol engines and wind sensors

For true operational comfort, we offer a practical motor drive option for the SCHATTELLO and ALBATROS giant parasols. It allows for effortless and fast opening and closing of the parasol with the simple press of a button via radio transmission - and that from up to 25 meters away. The electric motor is also extremely gentle on the material - a plus when it comes to the longevity of your parasol. Visually, the engine is virtually invisible, as it is fully integrated into the parasol’s post.

Commissioning is easy thanks to Plug & Play technology. A plug reaching from the ground to motor cable, as well as heat shrink tubing are supplied alongside the parasol - just as a manual hand crank in case of an emergency, such as power failure. The addition of a wind sensor will perfect the motorization of your SCHATTELLO or ALBATROS giant parasols. It measures the wind speed and gives the motor the signal automatically to close the parasols. Due to solar and radio operation, no wiring is required.

Note: The wind sensor serves only as support and does not release the operator from the obligation to close the parasols and secure it with belts during strong winds.

Our consultants will gladly further inform you about all the technical details of our motor and wind sensor.


Parasol with engine

Motors and wind sensors

Parasol Motor


Fully integrated into the center-post, hidden from view; Commissioning via Plug & Play; Opening and closing after 3 seconds of pressing the radio transmitter (protection against accidental activation), with a transmission range of ca. 25 meters; Incl. hand crank for emergency use in case of power failure; incl. plug for connecting floor cables to the motor cable, also incl. heat shrink tubing. The motors can only be implemented in conjunction with the fasteners AZ210, AZ120, AZ024, AZ128 and AZ186. Compatible with LED lighting, not with heaters or loudspeakers.

Wind sensor

Wind sensor

Only to support, in case of inbound winds, the operator is still personally responsible to ensure the parasols are closed and secured with a belt. The sensor measures the wind speed and sends the motor a signal to close the parasols; the sensitivity of the signal is controlled with an adjustable potentiometer. Solar and radio operation, no wiring necessary. Secured with two supplied anchors in a suitable place. It should be placed at the most exposed position and close to the parasols. Direct visual contact to the radio receiver is necessary.

Radio transmitter for Parasol

Radio transmitter with 18 Channels

For when multiple parasols are in use. Provides individual and group control of the parasols. Programmed during production after consulted. 18-channels. For separate operation of 18 parasols (36 signals).

The motors work with these systems:


Revio-868. as of 2016-11

Elero for giant parasols


LOXONE Miniserver. as of 2018-03


Rademacher Homepilot. as of 2016-06

Rademacher plus giant parasols from MAY

Homepilot Control for motors on MAY giant ubmrellas


Somfy Tahoma and Connexoon. as of 2016-11

Somfy Smart Home for MAY giant parasols with motor


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Customers with the highest demands opt for MAY parasols.

MAY clients are people with very particular notions of quality and design. MAY parasols perfectly match these requirements. Whether compact cantilever parasols for the private garden or giant parasols for commercial use - a parasol by MAY always brings the utmost in product quality and aesthetics.