Hardware & glazing systems
C.R. Laurence to introduce CRL balanced doors and entrances at Glass Build
June 9, 2010 — C.R. Laurence Co., Inc. (CRL) will be introducing the company’s latest addition to its architectural hardware line – CRL/Tajima Balanced Doors – at this September’s Glass Build America in Las Vegas, September 14 – 16.
June 9, 2010 — C.R. Laurence Co., Inc. (CRL) will be introducing the
company’s latest addition to its architectural hardware line –
CRL/Tajima Balanced Doors – at this September’s Glass Build America in
Las Vegas, September 14 – 16.
Armando Rodriguez, the CRL Brand Manager of Architectural Metals,
explains, “We now offer a complete line of CRL/Tajima Balanced Doors,
utilizing the high performance hardware as designed by Wikk Industries, a
leading manufacturer of Balanced Doors for over 40 years. Our new line
offers a variety of options including Formed Bronze and Stainless Steel
Monumental Doors and Frames, Standard and Monumental Aluminum Balanced
Doors and Frames, and Heavy Glass Doors and Frames with or without
vertical stiles. All are available in a wide variety of styles and
finishes, as well as custom finishes. Balanced Door Hardware designed by
Wikk, combined with our Tajima Door Line, allows CRL to offer endless
possibilities in design, finish, and functionality.”
Armando continues, “Balanced Doors offer several distinct advantages in
many situations, especially when troublesome wind and stack pressure
conditions are anticipated. A Balanced Door rotates around a rolling
pivot, thus providing the widest possible opening with the smallest
swing arc. The door swings 2/3 outward and 1/3 inward. The balanced
door concept permits the use of large or heavy doors where ordinary
mechanisms cannot do an adequate job of door control. They neutralize
wind and stack pressure, providing easy ‘finger-tip’ opening and
positive closing. Balanced Doors also prove superior when size, weight,
space limitations, and ease of operation are important factors. The
simplicity of construction and installation makes CRL balanced doors the
ideal choice for remodeling as well as new construction.”
CRL/Tajima Formed Bronze Monumental Doors and Frames are constructed
with “V-Groove” technology to produce “crisp corners” and tight joints.
14 gauge alloy 464 Naval Bronze is used for structural integrity and
long lasting performance.
CRL/Tajima Formed Stainless Steel Monumental Doors and Frames also
feature “crisp corners”, and are constructed from 14 gauge alloy 304 or
316 stainless steel.
With CRL’s laser cutting capabilities, custom infill panels or overlays
can be created.
CRL/Tajima Standard and Monumental Aluminum Balanced Doors and Frames
are available for budget sensitive projects. Offering the look of a
formed monumental door at the cost of a clad aluminum door, these are
available in a wide variety of designs, sizes and finishes.
Armando concludes, “We can create custom Balanced Doors to meet our
customer’s requirements. Whenever less force is necessary to operate a
door, Balanced Doors are the best choice.”
For more information, please call (800) 421-6144 or visit