Bridgeport, CT, December 4 - One year following the introduction of their revolutionary new System M center pivot hinge and closer, FritsJurgens has introduced the ‘Friendly Access’ line of closers, the System M-FA. Developed and tested over the past year to meet the requirements of ANSI/ICC A117.1 for accessible buildings, the System M-FA opens up new possibilities for designers and specifiers seeking to include beautiful and large doors into their projects requiring universal access.
System M-FA allows for large doors meeting the technical requirements of ANSI/ICC A117.1-2017:
- Door closing speed: Minimum closing speed of 5 seconds from 90º to 12º – chapter 404.2.7.
- Opening force: The force for pushing or pulling the pivot door open is a maximum of 5.0 pounds (22.2 N) – chapter 404.2.8.
System M-FA can support doors weighing up to 660 pounds and of virtually unlimited height and width. As with all System M pivots, the cutting-edge technology is mortised into the door itself, eliminating the need for complex floor or ceiling installations, unsightly closer bodies or floor covers.
Other features and benefits of the System M line of pivots include: hold-opens at 90° and -90°, adjustable closing speed, hydraulic back check, maintenance free, suitable for exterior and interior doors, double acting or single acting doors, adjustable top pivot for in-field vertical adjustment, and more. Additionally, an optional power-transfer top pivot allows for seamless and invisible electrification of the door leaf.
And, of course, installers love the System M, as it eliminates the need to cut into the floor for a bucket closer, saving both time and money on the install.
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