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Volume 7   Issue 2               February 2006

Hardware Heaven

Flip over Ferco’s
Locking System 

Ferco of Mississauga, Ontario, is offering the multipoint locking system for casement windows. The non-handed locking system features a built-in positive lock and a die-cast handle that flips 180 degrees. According to information from the company, the system is easy to install, offers smooth operation and is available in a choice of colors.


Pemko Offers Stackable Hanger Systems

Pemko Mfg. Co. of Ventura, Calif., has introduced the Henderson Flexirol systems, aluminum track and hanger systems that can accommodate 90° and 135° movement and stacking. 

The folding systems can carry door leaves weighing up to 275 pounds, while the straight sliding gear system will accommodate doors up to 1,100 pounds. The glass door system has extruded aluminum profiles that will carry 3/8- and 1/2-inch tempered or laminated security glass. The Flexirol is suitable for all types of installations, according to the company. 


Ashland Expands LX Series of Sash Locks

Ashland Hardware Systems has expanded its line of LX-series sash locks for both hung and slider windows, and this includes the new LX-3, LX-4 and LX-5 versions.

The LX-5 has a new spring-action lever that delivers a firm feel and response to the lock’s open and closed positions, according to the company. The new spring design ensures that the lock is not left between the open and closed positions, minimizing potential damage to the cam and keeper or the window.

All new versions have been tested to exceed industry cycle testing standards by more than two and half times, according to Ashland, and are offered in a variety of colors and finishes. The products are available in either the industry standard 0.687- or 0.437-inch hole locations.


Kwikset-Keyway Now 
in Baldwin Handlesets

The K-Keyway within Baldwin locks is now available from Kwikset Corp. of Lake Forest, Calif.

The new K-Keyway-equipped handlesets provide a hardware package that allows builders and homeowners to select complementary Kwikset styles and matching finishes for the rest of the house—all operating on a single Baldwin key. 

The six Baldwin handleset designs currently equipped with K-Keyway include the Logan, the Canterbury, the Madison, the Blakely, the Stonegate and the Manchester. Baldwin products are available in an array of detailed lifetime finishes. This patented finish process was developed utilizing physical vapor deposition (PVD) technology to provide a hard, ultra thin PVD surface that offers advanced resistance to wear and tear and deterioration. 


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