Lift larger. Lift heavier. Experience Effortless.
Mecho’s newest manual window shade solution, the Mecho/5x, is the latest innovation on the clutch that started an industry. The Mecho/5x "super-powers" our industry-leading Mecho/5 clutch enabling you to lift larger, longer, and heavier shades with less effort. With the Mecho/5x, you can now control exponentially larger shades with less effort providing a better experience for building occupants. A greater angle of chain pull allows for greater versatility when there are furnishings or other obstructions in front of a window.

Different shades, different users, same operating experience

No matter the size of the shade, the pull force is within ADA standards, something that our competitors cannot say about their shades.

Bring your vision to life

The Mecho/5x controls up to twenty-four feet of shading with one control and minimal effort--four feet wider than our closest competitor. Not only does Mecho/5x make it easy to operate large shades, it allows you to control light better and maintain your design intentions, whether through multi-banded shades on one manual control or eliminating light leaks and multiple pull chains.

Mecho®/5x Does the Heavy Lifting

The Mecho/5x is designed for the toughest, largest, and heaviest commercial applications. The Mecho5/x also features a greater angle on the pull chain for more versatile operation when there is furniture or other obstructions in front of a window. With its added lifting ability, the Mecho/5x makes lifting large shades easier, smoother, quieter, and with more versatility than any other shade mechanism. 

Cradle to Cradle Certified Bronze

When installed with EcoVeil®, EcoVeil Sheer, or AcoustiVeil shadecloth, the Mecho/5x is the only complete window-shading system with Cradle to Cradle BronzeTM certification. 


Widest Collection of Performance-Driven Shadecloth

Choose among fabrics that provide transparent-to-opaque shading, excellent glare control, occupant comfort, and a reduction in solar gain

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Mounting Brackets

  • Mecho/5 Standard Bracket
  • Mecho/5 Extended Bracket
  • Mecho/5 DoubleShades Bracket

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SnapLoc® Spline

The easy-to-fasten SnapLoc Spline ensures a proper-alignment across all shade bands, prevents the shadecloth from slipping off the roller tube and makes it easy to replace shadecloth if you would like to change style or performance


Managed Lift Force

Managed Lift Force provides a consistent experience for all sizes of shades, minimizing the effort required for operation. This allows multi-banded, large shades (up to 30 pounds), and hard to reach systems to be operated with a manual clutch.

SnapLoc Fascia

Use as an architectural element or to conceal the entire shade assembly, shadebands, or any alterations made to accommodate the chain

Offset Chain

The drive chain easily drops behind the fascia for a clean look and silent operation


A single drive bracket smoothly raises and lowers multiple shade bands in one movement making operation for a single user easy. 

Blackout Channel

Channels and fascia deliver precise light gap control for audio-visual and environmental-illumination needs

Room Darkening Details

Concealed pockets for single and double shade applications


DoubleShades are a compact, efficient solution for mixed-use spaces, supporting both light-filtering and room-darkening shadecloth on the same bracket

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Resources & Specifications

Find additional documentation and comprehensive, detailed technical drawings to include in your project

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Lifetime Limited Warranty

All Mecho/5x hardware and shadecloth are covered by a 25-year warranty from the date of shipment, guaranteeing 100% replacement and no depreciation over the life of the warranty

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