Volume 44, Issue 11 - November 2009


Thin Panels and Heavy Glass Hinge on Aximat
Aximat, the newest institutional hinge from Häfele America Co. in Archdale, N.C., is now available for thin panels and heavy glass doors. Specifically designed for use with thin panels made from phenolic materials, the Aximat 300 Thin Panel Hinge allows a 270º opening angle and has a sleek and sophisticated design, with only 5-mm of knuckle visible. This hinge is tested according to ANSI/BHMA Grade 1 standards, is 3D adjustable and is available in a 316 grade stainless steel for laboratory or marine applications.

The Aximat 300 for glass doors supports doors up to 78 ¾ inches tall and 23 5/8 inches wide, weighing 531 pounds. It also allows a 270º opening angle and is available for inset and overlay doors. The integrated catch keeps doors closed when unopened and no additional magnetic catches are required. It is available for glass thickness from 5- to 8-mm.


Kaba Introduces the E-Plex 3200
Winston-Salem, N.C.-based Kaba Access Control has added the E-Plex 3200 series narrow stile lock to its product line. The lock is an electronic, software-controlled, PIN-based lock for narrow stile aluminum glass door applications. The new series can be retrofit to a variety of Adams Rite narrow stile mortise models and can accommodate up to 3,000 users in any mix. The lock also features 16 access schedules, 32 holiday/vacation blocks and a 30,000-even audit trail.


SimonsVoss Allows for Switch and Lock
The new digital mortise cylinder from SimonsVoss Technologies in Franklin, Wis., puts electronic access control into the mortise cylinder. Now users can remove the mechanical mortise cylinder from an authorized Adams Rite aluminum storefront lock or Schlage L-Series mortise lock and replace it with a digital cylinder. This gives the end-user control over who has access and when they have access—information that can be tracked for later reference. 

The lock is wireless, requiring no external power supplies. Similar solutions are available for cylindrical and mortise locks. Each lock supports up to 8,000 users.


Rutherford’s DE8310 Delays Egressa
Rutherford Controls International Corp. in Cambridge, Ontario, has introduced the new DE8310 delayed egress electromagnetic lock. This all-in-one delayed egress system has a patented built-in sensor that detects pressure once applied to the outward swinging doors. The DE8310 integrates with existing mechanical door hardware. It is available with built-in sounder, voice and CCTV monitoring combinations. It comes standard with field selectable settings allowing the flexibility needed to meet a variety of building codes. The unit also holds a highly visible red/green light panel that clearly indicates the status of the door from a distance.

K2™ Introduces First SmartKey®-Enabled Products
K2 Commercial Hardware (K2) by Black & Decker has debuted its first SmartKey-enabled products for the commercial builder market. In three simple steps, users have the flexibility to re-key their own locks quickly and easily without the need to remove the lock from the door. It is available in K2’s line of deadbolts, interconnect levers and key control deadbolts.

SmartKey-enabled products feature a patented side-locking bar technology. This locking system allows users the flexibility to quickly match all the entry points to one key.

The SmartKey-enabled deadbolt features ANSI Grade 2 certification and passes the most stringent lock picking standard, UL 437. This eliminates the typical sheer line, pins and tumbler mechanisms in its design, removing the most vulnerable points within lock design. The K2 SmartKey deadbolts also feature improved drill resistance and integrated BumpGuard™ Protection.

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