UNION, part of ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions, a UK division of ASSA ABLOY, the global leader in door opening solutions has launched a new Heavy Duty Tubular Latch for residential properties.
The new HD Tubular latch has been fully tested to meet EN12209 – category of use grade 2, demonstrating that it is appropriate for medium frequency of use by people with some incentive to exercise care, but where there is some chance of misuse. It is also suitable for use on 30 and 60 minute timber fire doors.
In addition, the UNION Heavy Duty Tubular Latch meets durability grade M, exceeding security requirements for internal residential applications.
The UNION Heavy Duty Tubular Latch comes with 2.5” and 3.0” variant; both of which have bolt through fixings,allowing more secure fixings for the door furniture. This ensures longevity of door furniture, thus minimising maintenance and replacement costs.
The new product features an anti-rattle adjustable strike, which allows on site fine-tuning during installation. The latch is also supplied with a splinter guard, offering a professional finish and protecting the product from frame debris.
Karen Hubbard, Product Manager – Mortice Locks, at ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions, said: “The new UNION Heavy Duty Tubular Latch has evolved from the market requirements for more durable products that are both CE compliant and cost effective. Designed in the UK, it offers the high quality that trade customers have come to expect from UNION – and is a great example of why we are Trusted by Professionals.
“The whole life cost of products is becoming an increasing concern within apartment blocks, student accommodation and residential care homes; as a result, the UNION Heavy Duty Tubular Latch has been designed. The latch has been tested to over a million cycles, proving that it can withstand heavy traffic and reduce long-term costs.
“Our heritage and experience combined with innovation and the value of being part of the global ASSA ABLOY group helps us to deliver reliable and durable products. In fact we are so confident in our product quality; we offer a ten year guarantee.”
Allowing a more stylish approach to specification, the latch can be used with light unsprung door furniture, which is more aesthetically pleasing and assists in creating comfortable living environments.
Supplied as a dual finish, satin stainless steel and polished brass finish faceplates and strikes, the UNION Heavy Duty Tubular latch allows installers to prepare for any kind of installation and allows them to service two applications with half the inventory.
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