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  • What is the different between Panic Hardware & Fire Exit Hardware?

    An exit device is a piece of hardware mounted on the push side of a door. It is designed to release a latching mechanism in the event of panic. Exit devices are intended to operate without prior knowledge or training when pressure is applied to horizontal bar or push pad mounted to the door. Because of their direct effect upon life safety, exit devices are one of the most important hardware items in a building. Panic Hardware and Fire Exit Hardware are two different types of exit devices, and the proper selection is determined by code requirements.

  • Types of Door Bolts

    Types of door bolts Door bolts provide a means of securing a door from the inside.Reasonable security is usually provided those inside the building without any means of operating the bolt from the outside. Non-ferrous metals such as aluminum and brass are commonly used in the manufacture of bolts f

  • Door Stopper

    Like kick plates and armor plates, door stops are protection devices. Their purpose is to stop or stop and hold a door at the desired point of its opening cycle. This prevents damage to the door or door frame, its hardware and adjacent walls, furniture, columns or equipment. Types of stops that D&D

  • What is a door coordinator and what does it do?

    Door coordinators are used to control the closing sequence of a pair of doors when both leaves are furnished with latching hardware and one leaf latches into the other of has an overlapping astragal. Typically, these openings will have a vertical rod exit device or automatic flush bolts installed on

  • Understanding BS EN 1906 Lever handle & Knob

    Understanding the standard BS EN 1906:2012 Building hardware – Lever handles and knob furnitureWhat does the term “door furniture” mean?Door furniture is a term in general use meaning handles that operate the wide variety of locks and latches in today’s market place. The locks could be either mortis

  • UL Listed Fire Rated Door Closer - R40717

    Listed door closing device Fire-rated openings are used to compartmentalize a building or space to prevent the spread of flame, smoke and toxic gases. The 2019 edition of NFPA 80, Standard for Fire Doors and Other Opening Protectives, establishes the criteria that fire-rated doors and frames must m

  • Door hardware for fire-rated openings

    Fire-rated openings are used to compartmentalize a building or space to prevent the spread of flame, smoke and toxic gases. The 2019 edition of NFPA 80, Standard for Fire Doors and Other Opening Protectives, establishes the criteria that fire-rated doors and frames must meet.NFPA 80 requires side hi

  • UL Fire Rated Door Hardware

    UL is an acronym for D&D hardware which is an independent product safety certification organizations. UL develops standards by which they test fire rated door hardware to verify that it meets certain safety requirements during use, or in the event of a fire or other circumstances.

  • What is Template Drilled Hinge?

    Template drilled hinges originated because of the need for absolute accuracy of the fixing holes in metal doors and frames.This allows for doors and frames to be pre-prepared because hinges produced by different manufacturers will have the drillings in exactly the same positions.For template pattern

  • Intumescent Pads & Gasket

    Intumescent materials other than edge strips are used on fire resisting doors. For example, thin sheet material can provide insulation and protection: ◆ behind hinge blades ◆ around mortise lockcases ◆ around concealed door closers Intumescent pads can protect hinge positions. Various thicknesses ar

  • Can we use spring hinges as closing device on fire-resisting doors?

    What is spring hinge? Single action spring hinge:A spring hinge has a spring in its “knuckle”, which is larger than usual. The spring is linked to one flap at the top and the other flap at the bottom. Therefore, when the door opens, the spring is wound up, as the two flaps rotate apart. When the do

  • What is the difference between non fire rated and fire rated door hardware?

    There can be confusion in the marketing of door hardware when it comes to products that are "fire rated". When you scan through a suppliers catalog you will often find the notation that the hardware is "fire rated". But non fire rated door Hardware and fire rated door Hardware are two different types of door device.

  • What kind of door hardware is suitable for fire rated doors?

    Fire rated doors meet the requirements of fire resistance stability, integrity and insulation for a certain period of time. With more and more modern high-rise buildings,fire doors that can greatly protect the lives of people play a vital role.

  • Basic Fire Door Requirement-Check list

    Fire door can meet the requirements of fire stability, integrity and heat insulation in a certain period of time.

  • What are requirements for a fire rated door hardware?

    Fire rated doors can meet fire resistance stability, integrity and insulation for a certain period of time. It is a fireproof partition with certain fire resistance, such as in fire compartments, evacuation stairwells, and vertical shafts. In addition to the function of ordinary doors, fire doors have the function of preventing the spread of fire and the spread of smoke, which can prevent the spread of fire for a certain period of time and ensure the evacuation of personnel.

  • ANSI Heavy Duty Door Hinge with UL Listed-D&D Hardware

    DATA SHEETSANSI/BHMA A156.1:2016AMERICAN NATIONAL STANDARD FORBUTTS AND HINGESModel: DDSS001- 4.5x4.5x4.6mm-4BBGrade: 1Hinge height: 4.5 InchesDoor Weight: 150 lbs DateCycle CountTech2018/06/280Fingal Zhang2018/07/10211,440Fingal Zhang2018/07/19460,147Fingal Zhang2018/07/30750,556Fingal

  • How to install panic bar?

    A panic bar is a type of door hardware used to allow occupants to exit a building quickly during an emergency. This device features a horizontal bar or push pad that releases the door's locking mechanisms with a single action. Rather than twisting levers to struggling with thumb turns or knobs, occupants can throw their weight into the device and release the door immediately. This type of device is useful in a panic type emergency, as it minimizes the risk of crowding or injury at the exits. It may also reduce the number of lives lost to fire or other emergencies.

  • What are self-closing door hinges?

    Self-closing door hinges are usually designed to ensure that the door can slowly close on its own after being opened. Although these hinges are relatively inconspicuous, they can actually be found in many large facilities, such as schools, shops, and hospitals. In some crises, such as fires, earthqu

  • Exit Devices with ANSI/BHMA A156.3

    The panic exit device is also called fire escape lock. It is mainly used in the emergency exit doors of large supermarkets, shopping malls, office buildings, hospitals, schools, factory buildings and other public places with large flow. It has the function of preventing outsiders from entering the interior without permission and achieving the safe escape of insiders in case of fire and other emergencies.

  • Where does advantages of door hinge?

    Globally, the Door hinges market is expected to grow at a vital CAGR as its scope and applications are growing at a phenomenal rate. The Door hinges market categorizes the data by type, application, and marketing channel by segmentation.Research reports available on the internet analyze the market p

  • What parts does Door hardware include?

    Door hardware includes knobs or handles and all latching and locking mechanisms. This is technically called a lock set whether or not the hardware contains a lock. Different lock-sets are designed for different applications. Once you have determined the decision on the type of lock set required for

  • What are the features of Cylinders locks to BS EN 1303?

    This European standard applies to cylinders for such locks as are normally used in buildings and are designed to be used with cylinders. It identifies one category of use grade, three grades of durability, three grades of fire resistance, four grades of corrosion and temperature resistance, six grades of key security, and five grades of attack resistance.

  • The role of building hardware in fire-resisting and emergency escape doors

    Some items of building hardware are essential to ensure that the fire-resisting door stays closed in its frame in a fire emergency.

  • BS EN 12209: 2003/AC:2005 Locks and latches grades

    BS EN 12209 classifies mechanically operated locks, latches and locking plates using an 11 digit coding system. This has proved necessary in order to provide a proper assessment of all the varied features of products for specific markets within Europe. It should be noted that to avoid a greater proliferation of boxes, certain features have been “doubled up”: e.g. durability and durability with side load; door mass and closing force; corrosion resistance and temperature resistance. The system is comprehensive but it has led to the use of letters (rather than numbers) in certain boxes, since there can only be one digit in each classification box. A similar classification system applies to all building hardware product standards (at least for the first 7 boxes) to aid meaningful comparisons with related products.

  • Understanding BS EN 1935 Single-axis hinges grades

    This standard provides details on product types, classification by use, test cycles, door mass, corrosion resistance, as well as definitions, product performance requirements, test apparatus, test methods and marking of products. In addition, the published standard includes annexes with details for special applications.

  • General recommendations for panic exit devices

    The device and its accessories must be chosen taking account of the type of user: • devices placed on the market after 1 July 2013 and intended for use by the general public must be CE Marked to BS EN 1125 – Panic exit devices operated by a horizontal bar, and preferably provided with additional product certification by an approved third party certification body. • devices placed on the market after 1 July 2013 for use by trained personnel must be CE Marked to BS EN 179 - Emergency exit devices operated by a lever handle or push-pad, and preferably provided with additional product certification by an approved third party certification body.

  • What is an exterior door hardware?

    Exterior door hardware is the collective name for all kinds of metal and non-metal accessories installed on the doors of a building. They play an auxiliary role in the opening and closing of doors. The surface is generally plated or coated, which is strong, durable, flexible, economical and beautifu

  • What is a spring hinge?

    What are spring hinges? Spring hinges, also known as spring loaded hinges, self-closing hinges and door closing hinges, are hinges equipped with springs that automatically close the door from the open position. Spring hinges are adjustable. You can learn more about spring hinges in this article.This

  • Handing of hardware

    Before you are being introduced to any products you should understand why some items of hardware are handed. This means that certain products will not suit all doors or windows and below are intended to help you know which products may be handed and how to determine the correct one.

  • What is Cross-keying?

    Cross-keying is a term that is used to describe a cylinder that is operated by more than one change key. This is different than a master keyed cylinder because usually a cylinder that is master keyed will only be operated by one change key as well as the master key.

  • How to adjust a door hinge?

    If you have a problem with your door, the door hinges may need to be adjusted. Fortunately, door hinges can be easily adjusted around the building door with a few simple tools.This passage is going to talk about the followings of adjusting the door hinge:1) Method 1 Tighten the hinges in order to cl

  • How to buy a good stainless steel hinges?

    A hinge is a mechanical component used to connect the surfaces of two objects. It allows the surface to rotate about a fixed axis, as shown in the adjacent photo. One of the most common applications for hinges is doors. Whether in a home or commercial setting, hinges are commonly used to mount a doo

  • How to install butt hinge?

    The butt door hinge installation before determining the type of Interior door hinge is half cover, full cover or internal cover before the implementation of the installation, before the installation of the butt door hinge to determine the minimum margin of the Interior door hinge installation.Differ

  • How to install or replace a door hinge

    In order to provide support for doors and allow them to open and close fully, door hinges are critical to almost every door in order for it to function properly. As time passes, it's likely that door hinges will need to be replaced or new ones will need to be installed on new doors. Fortunately, the

  • Cylinder keying systems & Levels of Keying

    Keying systems are available in various degrees of complexity depending on the number of keying levels used. Change keys form the lowest level of the hierarchy of a key system. Master, grand master and great grand master keys form the higher levels of hierarchy of key systems.

  • What is a Master Key System and How a Master Key Work?

    What is master key? A master key is a key which will open all the locks in a set, even though each lock has its own different key.

  • What is swing clear hinges & How do they work?

    Swing clear hinges are used on openings, such as hospital patient room entry or cross-corridor openings, where the maximum clear width of the opening is required to permit the passage of equipment without damaging the doors.

  • How to determine a qualified door hardware?

    Door hardware is an essential piece of equipment in everyday life. It comes in many varieties and is usually used in conjunction with door locks, providing a lot of convenience and security for people's safety and daily living. This article will give a brief introduction and analysis of door hardwar

  • How to choose a suitable Door lock?

    A door lock is a device used to lock a door in place to prevent others from opening this door. Door locks are widely used and can be found almost everywhere. As people's quality of life levels increase, there are more and more types of door locks. However, many people do not know how to properly sel

  • Technical performance of security door locks

    Security door locks are a type of door lock that is very strong and has a wide range of applications. Doors equipped with anti-security door locks can resist abnormal opening under certain conditions for a certain period of time, security door locks have certain security protection properties and co

  • How to choose a door lock in relation to the environment in which it will be used?

    Door locks are essential equipment in people's lives and without them, life's safe living and privacy will not be guaranteed. The development of door locks has been going on for centuries, and the variety of locks on the market has become unimaginable. From the point of view of the material of the d

  • Lock & Latches for Fire and Escape doors

    In order to provide an effective barrier to prevent fire, a door has to remain closed within the frame.

  • The common types of Door Lock in the market

    The door lock is one of the world's oldest inventions and it has taken hundreds of years to develop into the mature system it is today. With the development of the times, there are more and more types of locks used in homes today, with different application scenarios using different types of locks.

  • The Door hardware applications

    The most important feature of security door locks is their durability, they are made of stainless steel or steel. With strong anti-theft and wear resistance properties, they provide a great deal of security for people's lives. In order to play the role of gold security door locks in a safe and stabl

  • What is included in the door hardware?

    Door hardware is the collective name for the various metal and non-metal fittings that are fitted to the doors and windows of a building. Door hardware does not refer to one product in particular, but rather to a product category. For the consumer, the purchase of home hardware is never about specif

  • Door closers for Fire and Escape Doors

    Fire-resisting doors are usually required to be self-closing, in accordance with building regulations. (other than those to locked cupboards, service ducts, and internal doors in flats and dwelling houses)

  • Classroom - Single leaf swing type metal door- non fire rated – American standard

    classroom - Single leaf swing type metal door- non fire rated – American standard

  • Office door - Single leaf swing type wood door- non fire rated – European standard

    Office door - Swing type single wood door- non fire rated

  • Staircase Escape route - Swing type double metal door without overlap- fire rated – American standard

    Door design considerations mainly as below:1, Where the building and inner door located2, Direction of the flow of people in the building3, Number of people the building expecting4, It is a fire resistant and heat insulated door Main concern points for this configuration are:1, Safety Door opening

  • What is rising butt hinge and when to use or not to use it?

    Rising butt hinges are designed to allow doors to close slowly using gravity and lift the door slightly as it is opened.


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