The elegant aesthetics of the product enhances its appeal to designers
Dorma has raised the benchmark for exit devices by introducing the 9000 series narrow stile exit devices.
The 9700 series devices are an industry first, having been tested to 15 million cycles, way beyond the industry minimum of 500,000 cycles as required by Ansi/BHMA 156.3 for Grade One devices, according to Dorma. The 15 million cycles have been verified by an independent, globally recognised third party laboratory.
“The benefits to the end user are plenty with an unprecedented and unequalled milestone of 30 times the industry standard for cycle testing, assuring best-of-class performance,” says a company spokesman. “It is the only device which can be used for all door configurations including narrow, medium or wide stile, flush, full glass, hollow metal, wood or composite.”
The elegant aesthetics of the narrow stile by Dorma, enhances its appeal to designers who have been dissuaded from using exit devices due to big and bulky looks with which these devices have been associated with for years.
Apart from the device being narrow, the stile is also unique of being available in the market in the premium category with true stainless steel touch bar and assembly.
The narrow stile exit devices also have a full length touch bar which makes it easier for the user to release the latches or bolts of the exit device compared to a partial touch bar. The devices have both ANSI and EN standards, apt for the Middle East construction industry where both standards are equally popular.
The product is also listed in the Future Build portal of Masdar, becoming the product of choice for sustainable projects.
Furthermore, an antimicrobial coating option of the device is available for ultra clean environments like hospitals. “With these features, the 9000 series narrow stile devices will satisfy the demand for aesthetic and reliable safe egress solutions with the highest level of security, putting Dorma as the clear leader in the market for premium access solutions and services,” the spokesman said.
Dorma Gulf is part of globally active manufacturer of door technology systems and allied products. The company set up its regional headquarters in Jebel Ali Free Zone, Dubai, in 2007 to serve the region’s construction sector and meet the growing demand for innovative technology in door and access systems.
Dorma has been actively involved with the region’s leading innovative projects such as the Burj Khalifa, The Dubai Mall, Burj Al Arab, Dubai Metro, Meydan Racecourse, Qatar Convention Centre, Mall of Arabia (Jeddah), Bibliotheca Alexandrina (Alexandria), Emirates Palace Hotel (Abu Dhabi) and Abu Dhabi Convention Centre.