Automatic Door Closers
What Is A Door Closer, And What Are Its Benefits?
A door closer is an entirely forgotten element in security, especially in that referring to access controls. When we talk about access controls, we refer to those places with the high traffic flow of people, such as portals, sliding doors, domestic doors, or even windows, among others.
Door Closer Concept:A door closer is a mechanized device that allows doors of different types to execute a controlled closing movement. They are security elements that, little by little, are being implemented in shops, public spaces, and common areas in buildings where such measures are necessary. Although there are now laws that regulate their use and force specific sectors to implement them, door closers have never been a widespread invention. However, they even have their particular purpose in reducing energy emissions in premises adjacent to public roads.
Elements Of A Door Closer:A door closer is essential to avoid slamming doors or drafts, as well as retaining the weight of large doors. Articulated Arm: Perhaps it is the most visible piece of a door closer. The task of the arm is to provide an opening and closing angle. However, many of you have already thought about the following. But that is not done on the door hinges? Yes and no. Yes, because they fix the door and provide an opening angle, but in most cases, they don’t close it. Sliding Bar: It is usually part of the simplest door closers, those that are barely articulable and have no retainer. The bar slides through a pin and incorporates a spring that closes the door. It is usually installed in shops or premises with light doors. Retainer: It is not mandatory in door closers, but the most sophisticated incorporate them. It is the element that is responsible for executing a controlled closing movement. Many hydraulic closures supply the function of a retainer, especially if they are applied to doors that open upwards.
Types Of Door Closers:Close Hydraulic Doors: the most used and common, simple, and effective work with a hydraulic piston and oil. Floor: These types of door closers are installed on the floor, very useful in glass and wood doors. Arm Type: they are installed in the side frame of the door; they are smaller and discreet. Electrical: thanks to a motor, it works by exerting pressure so that the door closes. Springs To Close Doors: they also put pressure on the door to close.
WHY AUTOMATE THE PORTAL DOOR?Security: Operators and automatic doors improve integral security since they will keep the door closed when no one is entering and leaving, avoiding that, due to the carelessness of a neighbor, people outside the community can access. Comfort: If we carry a child’s chair, a bicycle, we are loaded with the purchase or, simply, when the door is very heavy, the automatic opening devices become a practical and comfortable solution. Accessibility: For the elderly, with reduced mobility or wheelchair users, Automatic Door Closers are the most comfortable and safe way to access the portal. Advantages Of Door Closer Systems: ⦁ These mechanisms that close doors automatically avoiding slamming doors are the most used in neighboring communities. ⦁ They allow regulating the speed and closing power. ⦁ They exist for doors weighing between 20 and 120 kg depending on the model ⦁ Recommended for high traffic doors ⦁ They can only be used on swing doors that are not reciprocating.
Who Can Install A Door Closer?⦁ After seeing the uses, typologies, and the regulations of the door closers, you have to know how to install it. ⦁ The locksmith trade is an art, knowing how to do the right job is not always so simple, so it is very important to select the right professional. ⦁ They do an excellent job, with great dedication to the trade, efficiency, and of course, with a high level of knowledge of the sector.
Door Closer Regulations:Some companies establish levels of requirements for the most important characteristics of a door closer complying with fire safety: 1. The Closing Force: It defines in terms of closing torque Nm the capacity of the door closer for a door size. 2. The Stability: It crucially over the speed regulations against use over time and temperature changes. 3. The Degree Of Efficiency: The ratio of the effort to be made when opening the door concerning the power returned by the door closed when closing. 4. The Durability Against Prolonged Use: The values of closure, stability, and degree of efficiency can hardly decrease after 500,000 cycles of opening and closing the door.