The increase of internal aluminium partition systems in commercial fit-outs has introduced a few challenges for hardware installers and specifiers. This article will focus on door control, which is a crucial element for secure and accessible access through door openings and is often managed by installing a surface mounted door closer.
To maintain aesthetics, installers avoid fitting door closers to the public or 'pretty' side of a door which often means they need to go on the pull side of the door. Depending on the door, frame and ceiling height details it can be difficult or impossible to install a standard door closer on the pull side due to narrow profiles and minimal overhead clearance for the components to be fitted in the required position.
Narrow or curved frame stops and full height doors with suspended ceilings are details that are often overlooked by specifiers and not picked up on until the installer is on site attempting to fit off. This leads to late variations and lead times that can be costly and affect the construction programme as hardware installation is one of the final trades in a fit-out.
dormakaba's compact TS 97 Cam Action Door Closer is a low profile track arm door closer that eliminates the issues that standard closers have in these applications as they only require 26.5mm from the top of the door to the ceiling. The heart-shaped cam and linear drive mechanism of the TS 97 ensure that the resistance encountered decreases almost instantly with the door opening action — so even children, the elderly and people with disabilities have no problem passing through whilst still providing a strong closing force.
With a very low projection of 37mm, the TS 97 allows the door to open further against a wall and is ideal for apartments or offices where space is limited, and standard closers do not allow the door to open 90 degrees.
The TS 97 is suitable on doors up to 1100mm wide and recommended for internal doors. Paired with TS 92 and TS 93 Cam Action Door Closers on heavy doors or doors that have to close against wind pressure, dormakaba can provide an elegant and compliant solution throughout the building.
The TS 97 Door Closer is certified to ISO 9001 and is backed by a 10-year manufacturer's warranty.