Electromagnetic Door Holders/Releases Upgrade to Aluminum Housings

Effective June 16, 2017, RIXSON will convert its line of Electromagnetic Door Holders/Releases to encompass an aluminum magnet housing. The existing plastic housing versions will be discontinued, effective immediately at time of conversion.

Electromagnetic door holders/releases are designed for virtually any remote door release applications. They must be used in conjunction with closing devices.

• Fire/smoke barrier doors

– Door releases when tripped by an alarm or smoke detector

• Private offices

– Door releases when triggered by a remote switch

• All devices come with a wall/floor portion and a door portion (armature)

• Circuit normally closed

• Door portions have screws and plates to accommodate surface and concealed mounting


Details of the Conversion are as follows:

• Please notify RIXSON Customer Service immediately if you have any projects where these units are specified and alternatives are not allowed.

There will be a part number change – please reference the chart below:

Previous Series (Plastic)

New Series (Aluminum)

Model 980

Model 980M

Model 981

Model 981M

Model 989

Model 989 (no change)

Model 990

Model 990M

Model 991

Model 991M

Model 993

Model 993M

Model 9930

Model 9930M

Model 994

Model 994M

Model 996

Model 996M

Model 997

Model 997M

Model 998

Model 998M

Model 999

Model 999M


End of Support

• Factory Technical Support will be available through the product’s two-year limited warranty period.

For additional information, contact your ASSA ABLOY Door Security Solutions sales consultant.