Reamstown, PA (PRWEB) March 3, 2010
DORMA Architectural Hardware ( http://www.dorma-usa.com ) has introduced a line of Grade 1 narrow stile exit devices that combines market-leading performance and durability with an attractive, compact configuration to meet an opening’s functional and aesthetic demands.
Based on DORMA’s workhorse 9000 Series heavy duty devices, the 9600/9700/9800 Series narrow stile devices have been tested beyond 2,500,000 operating cycles—more than five times the ANSI/BHMA 156.3, Grade 1 standard. The exit devices have been designed to easily retrofit DORMA’s 5000 series and most other manufacturers’ narrow stile devices.
The 9600 Series (concealed vertical rod) and 9800 Series (surface vertical rod) narrow stile exit devices use heavy-duty castings for extra durability. The 9700 Series (RIM chassis) features heavy-duty 1020 grade carbon steel casting for a latch bolt static load rating of 1,500 lbs, over three times the ANSI/BHMA 156.3, Grade 1 standard for exit devices.
The series is ideal for narrow stile aluminum doors (1-7/8” – 2-1/8” in thickness, depending on application) medium stile aluminum doors (3 ½”), wide stile aluminum doors (5”) and wood and hollow steel doors in commercial and institutional settings such as office buildings, schools, healthcare facilities, industrial plants and public structures. For security needs, they feature up to 12 separate electronic monitoring and control options for managing critical access/egress applications.
All DORMA narrow stile exit devices are available in a variety of aesthetic options, including 14 ANSI/BHMA architectural finishes and dozens of custom colors. There are hundreds of trim and lever combinations. An antimicrobial coating option is available for ultra-clean environments. And a clear powder coating option can be specified for outdoor or highly corrosive applications.
DORMA narrow stile exit devices are U.L. and C.U.L. listed for panic and fire rated devices. Trim, pulls and levers comply with the Americans for Disabilities Act, 1994, and ANSI 117.1 2003 for accessible and usable buildings and facilities. They can contribute to U.S. Green Building Council LEED® MR credits in sections 2.1, 4.1, 4.2 and 5.1.
They carry an industry-best 10-year warranty for mechanical components and a two-year warranty for electronics.
For more information about the new narrow stile exit devices from DORMA Architectural Hardware, call (800) 523-8483 or visit http://www.dorma-usa.com
About DORMA Group North America
DORMA Group North America manufactures and markets a wide range of products for the architectural openings industry, with a particular focus on commercial and institutional openings. Part of The DORMA Group worldwide, DORMA Group North America comprises DORMA Architectural Hardware, DORMA Glas, Modernfold, DORMA Canada, DORMA Mexico, and DORMA Entrance Systems -- which markets products and services under the DORMA Automatics, Crane Revolving Door and Carolina Door Controls brands.
DORMA Group North America offerings include safety and security products, locks, door closers, exit devices, glass hardware and patch fittings, sliding and swinging automatic doors, revolving doors and operable partitions.