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Different Types Of Door Closers From EM-B

Door closers are an important feature of your internal structural design, and there is lots to consider when choosing the right door closer for you. When fitting out a commercial building you have to prioritise health and safety and security, and door closers play an important role in each of these. A door closer ensures that doors are closed and security systems can be activated, they also control the act of closing the door, which can prevent accidents and damage where wind tunnels exist, or where external weather conditions can affect the door closing process. Door closers can also help with climate and temperature control, which has benefits for the environment and in reducing your energy bills.

But what types of door closers are there? And which is the right one for you? At EM-B we can supply a wide range of door closers and advise on what is most suitable. Factors include what kind of pedestrian traffic you encounter, the location of the door and what security risks exist, and each type of door closer can help you meet these challenges. Many of these designs can also be supplied as a heavy duty or medium duty model, depending on the nature of use and the environment.

  • High efficiency door closers – These are activated by a spring action and the closing force can be controlled according to your circumstances. There is a hold-open option with these door closers and they are available in a range of finishes to suit your internal décor.
  • Rack and pinion door closers – Known as the most traditional style of door closers, these come as a two-part design. You have the rectangular boxed body of the door closer which is attached to the inner face of the door, and then the pivoted arm which is attached to the box at one end and the door frame at the other. You can implement a back check option with this design which slows down the closing speed to prevent accidents and damage.
  • Concealed door closers – A concealed door closer can be used on both single and double doors and is typically built into the door frame. This design is popular in retail and commercial entities where appearance is very important, because it provides a neat, stylish and unfussy finish. The door closer is activated by an electromagnetic switch and a hydraulic bolt and the closing speed can be adjusted.
  • Floor-sprung door closers – This design is a different version of the concealed door closer and is fitted into the floor. Again, this is activated by an electromagnetic switch and a hydraulic bolt, and the models supplied by EM-B have three different spring strength options also.

Contact EM-B for help and advice in choosing the right type of door closer

At EM-B we have a team of experts who can advise on the practicalities of installing a door closer and how they operate in different commercial environments, and we can talk to you about the best and most suitable door closer for you, so get in touch with EM-B today.

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