Innovative new product offers unrivalled performance for user flexibility and fire safety
The new DC300G-HF door closer from ASSA ABLOY is aimed at the healthcare market
Unlike any other door closer in its class, the new DC300G-HF from ASSA ABLOY is a responsive solution, satisfying multiple door control issues for healthcare professionals and patients.
This includes flexible operation and use, while also maintaining full certification in all three modes and fitting configurations.
The DC300G-HF is fully certified in all three modes; standard, free-swing, and hold-open and all three fitting configurations; fig.1, fig.61 and fig.66 – offering peace of mind and convenience for building owners, managers and installers, that they are legally covered.
There are hundreds of door-closing devices available, but, when analysing their capabilities, it becomes apparent that not all are created equal.
This not only applies to their adherence to fire safety laws, but also accessibility regulations.
A unique combination of flexibility and full certification makes the DC300G-HF the best-in-class, electro-mechanical rack and pinion door closer, for changing door use in busy environments
Simply put, in light of the Equality Act(2010) and Approved Document M, a building should be accessible to all – without restriction or the need for assistance.
The DC300G-HF helps meet and surpass both fire safety and accessibility requirements.
In the event of a fire it reverts to a mechanical mode, either free-swing or hold-open mode.
Uniquely, and for the very first time, the DC300G-HF has all the features and certification required to meet these demands across all three modes and configurations.
The new door closer is CE Marked to EN 1154 and EN 1155 in all three configurations. Furthermore, soft-motion release (from 130-75 degrees) means the door is progressively shut, preventing damage to the door set and injury to users.
The DC300G-HF is also BS 8300-2:2018 compliant and its safety credentials and performance (free-swing or hold-open mode with variable power EN 3-6) retain low opening forces, making it the ideal product for environments with high volumes of traffic, and where users experience movement difficulty or strength issues, like care homes.
Switching between modes on other electro-mechanical door closers can be difficult and time consuming. Often, two separate products or additional parts are required. The DC300G-HF offers a step-change in functionality, with all three modes in one product. Users can switch within seconds by simply adjusting three small bolts.
Developed, designed and tested in the UK for the UK market, the closer is also easy to retrofit and upgrade with no redrilling required, so fire certification is not compromised.
And wiring on the hinge side, and a non-polarity sensitive connection, also make wiring easy.
David Hindle, head of door closer sales at ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions UK & Ireland, said: “A unique combination of flexibility and full certification makes the DC300G-HF the best-in-class, electro-mechanical rack and pinion door closer, for changing door use in busy environments.”