Choosing a Closer

Not every door operning challenge can be met with the ever versatile pivot. When faced with the other special door applications out there, RIXSON has a complete range of closers from its heavy-duty floor closer to its security closers. Each closer helps fulfill a host of needs, but which one works best for your door? Let RIXSON help in your closer decision making process.

Door Closer or Pivot?

Purpose of a Door Closer

  • Control
  • Convenience
  • Privacy
  • Security
  • Energy conservation
  • Acoustic and noise control

Purpose of a Pivot

  • Hang the door

Advantages of a Floor Closer

  • Aesthetics
  • Fully concealed
  • Vandal resistant
  • Greater weight bearing capacity
  • Weight of door carried by floor closer itself
  • Highest efficiency of any closer mechanism
  • Ensures longer life for door, frame, and all other hardware
  • Dead stop - stops door at exact range
  • Hold open - holds door at exactly the same position as dead stop (selective or automatic hold-open options)

Floor Closers

There are two main types of floor closer; heavy-duty and shallow depth, both available as independently, center, or offset hung.

 

Heavy-Duty: ideal for interior or exterior doors

Offset Hung

Center Hung

Independently Hung

                                                                                
Used for doors weighing up to 1500 lbs                                       Single or double acting models  for doors weighing up to 1000 lbs Concealed floor closer for independently hung doors

 

Shallow Depth: Ideal for interior doors

Offset Hung

Center Hung

Independently Hung

   

Used for doors weighing up to 250 lbs                                      

Single or double acting models  for doors weighing up to 250 lbs Concealed floor closers for independently hung doors

Offset Hung

  • Support weight of door
  • Controls the door
  • 3 points of contact

Center Hung

  • Supports the weight of the door
  • Controls the door
  • 2 points of contact
  • Pivot point centered in thickness of door
  • Pivot point can be moved closer toward the lock edge of door
  • Used on cased opening frames
  • Single acting or double acting
  • When single acting closers are used, there must be a frame or angle stop at the lock edge of the door
  • Depending on the location of the frame, doors with standard edge-of-door installations can rarely swing more than 130°
  • Cannot be used on fire rated doors
  • Center hung closers are not recommended on residences

Independently Hung

  • Controls the door
  • Doesn't support the weight of the door

Specialty Closers

Duo Chek

Gate Closers

Security Closers

Floor closers for low to medium traffic interior doors weighing up to 125 lbs. Specialty closers for office rail gates, partitions, and lavatory stall doors Used on doors in detention areas in hospitals, detention centers and non-cell prison doors.