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AAMA releases multipoint locking hardware standard for side-hinged doors


May 23, 2013
By American Architectural Manufacturers Association

p16_truthMay 24, 2013 – The American Architectural Manufacturers Association recently published its first North America standard for multipoint locking hardware for side-hinged door systems. AAMA 909-13, Voluntary Specification for Cycle Performance and Testing of Side-Hinged Exterior Door Multipoint Locking Hardware establishes a minimum performance requirement and test procedure to evaluate the durability of multipoint locking door hardware.

p16_truthMay 24, 2013 –The
American Architectural Manufacturers Association recently published its first
North America standard for multipoint locking hardware for side-hinged door
systems. AAMA 909-13, Voluntary
Specification for Cycle Performance and Testing of Side-Hinged Exterior Door
Multipoint Locking Hardware, establishes
a minimum performance requirement and test procedure to evaluate the durability
of multipoint locking door hardware.

“As the use of multipoint locking hardware increases, products tested to AAMA
909 will help manufacturers confidently incorporate compliant locks into their
door systems,” said Mark Fortun (Endura Products), a member of AAMA’s Door
Hardware Task Group.

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Prior to the publication of AAMA 909, the only existing North American
standards that were considered to be applicable dealt with single point locking
hardware, such as a typical latch and dead bolt.

“There was never a
standardized set of basic product requirements unique to multipoint locking
hardware despite their use for several years,” said Matt Taylor (Hoppe North
America), member of AAMA’s Door Hardware Task Group. 

The reliable functionality of multipoint locking hardware is an essential factor
for long-term performance of side-hinged door systems.

“The test methods and
evaluation criteria in AAMA 909 ensure a rigorous representation of real-world
lock use,” said Fortun.

AAMA 909-13 may be purchased from AAMA’s
Publication store
.

Related Link
http://www.aamanet.org/