BERLIN, Conn., May 29, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Yale Commercial Solutions, an ASSA ABLOY Group brand, announces the addition of Motorized Electric Latch Retraction (MELR) to its 7000 Series exit devices. MELR allows the exit device's latchbolt to be retracted electrically for momentary or maintained periods of time from a remote location to facilitate push-pull operation of doors. The latch retraction mechanism may be activated by an access control system, remote control device or building automation system and interfaces with central or local fire alarm systems and automatic door operators.
Ideal for healthcare, K-12, higher education and other vertical markets that seek remote lock/unlock capability, the 7000 Series with MELR is easily installed in new building projects and is also available as a retrofit rail kit assembly for updates to existing 7000 Series exit devices in the field.
The exit device bolt remains retracted for as long as the device is energized. Removal of power returns the device to the life safety, self-latching mechanical mode. In addition, because MELR is powered by a standard power supply, it facilitates installation and increases system design flexibility. The MELR was designed to be virtually maintenance free with few moving parts. It consumes 86 percent less power during retraction than solenoid devices.
Yale 7000 Series Exit Devices deliver an unparalleled combination of durability, innovation and aesthetics to overcome the challenges of commercial, retail, hospitality and mixed-use properties.
With ANSI/BHMA Grade 1 certification and a full range of mechanical and electromechanical functions and accessories, the 7000 Series appeals to building owners and integrators alike. The sleek, clean lines and variety of available finishes blend seamlessly with the décor of commercial, educational and healthcare spaces in all parts of the world.
Yale Locks & Hardware has provided dependable security since 1840. Yale Locks & Hardware is an ASSA ABLOY Group company with plant operations in Berlin, Connecticut. The company's residential division offers a wide assortment of residential hardware and locks, and the company's commercial division offers an extensive selection of mid-tier commercial products for commercial spaces, multi-family buildings and mixed-use applications. Solutions include an array of cylindrical and mortise locks, exit devices, door closers, electromechanical products and key systems, as well as Windstorm certified hardware and decorative levers. For more information, please visit http://www.yalecommercial.com.
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SOURCE Yale Commercial Solutions