CRL Offers New Adjustable Shower Door Hinges
Los Angeles-based C.R. Laurence Co. Inc. (CRL) is now producing adjustable
Vienna and Cologne hinges for the frameless shower door market in wall-mount
and 180-degree glass-to-glass models.
Adjustment to accommodate the desired angle, up to 90 degrees, is done
after the door is hung. The Allen set screws are loosened and the door
turned to the desired closed position. By merely tightening the Allen
screws, the door will self-center to the desired angle.
Vienna hinges are designed with square corners, whereas the Cologne hinge
has radius corners and beveled edges. They are made for 3/8- to ½-inch
tempered safety glass, and come in up to 24 different finishes. Custom
finishes also are available.
No Reason to Panic with SDC
The new SDC S6000D series delayed egress panic and fire exit devices are
available from Security Door Controls® (SDC) in Westlake Village,
Calif., in rim mount, mortise and vertical rod configurations. A wall-mount
controller incorporates all delayed egress logic for a 15- or 30-second
exit delay, alternating 85 decibel tone and voice message with a digital
countdown display that provides instructions for users without prior knowledge
of door operation and personnel notification. A keypad provides reset
and bypass control eliminating the need of keys that may be misplaced
Tychi Systems Expands its Biometric Door Locks
Tychi Systems in Salem, N.H., has added deadbolt and dead latch locks
to its line of BioKnob™ door locks, which unlock via fingerprint recognition.
Available in keyed, keyless and biometric versions, all locks are compatible
with standard door cutouts.
The BioDeadbolt™ lock fits standard deadbolt openings but features a fingerprint
reader on its knob or lever that can recognize up to 100 fingerprints
programmed into the lock. It is battery-powered and self-contained
although, as with all of the company’s locks, there is the option of hard-wiring
external power via an electric hinge.
AAMA Creates New Side-Hinged Door Course
The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has created
a new classroom educational course addressing side-hinged doors and related
The course, entitled Using Performance Standards to Specify Exterior Side-Hinged
Doors, was developed by the association’s Door Council and is accredited
through the American Institute of Architects (AIA). The course provides
the history of AAMA/WDMA/CSA 101/I.S.2/A440 – 05, Standard/Specification
for Windows, Doors and Unit Skylights, including the document’s key features
and how it should be applied. The course additionally details performance
standards and specific product tests. Using Performance Standards to Specify
Exterior Side-Hinged Doors also outlines the requirements from the 2005
standard for any materials issues that may affect the performance of door
“Exterior side-hinged doors are a unique subset to the fenestration industry
and this course provides information related to testing, such as air leakage,
water penetration and life cycle testing,” says Rich Walker, president
and chief executive officer. “We consider it a priority to provide educational
courses that are relevant to the industry as a whole, and its changing
In addition to the door course listed above, AAMA offers four online courses
and seven additional classroom courses as part of the AAMA Continuing
Education Licensing Program.
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