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DORMA Americas launches new sliding door system

May 6, 2015  By DORMA

DORMA Americas has introduced its innovative, new MUTO
manual sliding door system. MUTO was launched to the European market in
January of this year, and is making its North American debut this

MUTO makes installation hassle-free with its compact, modular profile
and easy integration of complementary functional elements. It offers a
variety of features to provide convenience in everyday use. With
aluminum finishes including clear anodized, similar to satin stainless
steel anodized, and powder coat options, MUTO can be matched to
virtually any architectural interior.

DORMA’s MUTO line includes the MUTO Basic and MUTO Comfort systems.
Both offer technical features and aesthetic qualities that make them
ideal solutions for a wide variety of applications.

DORMA’s MUTO system features include:

  • Self-closing door—no need for a power supply
  • DORMOTION damping device to decelerate door panels as they approach the open or closed positions, taking them to a gentle stop
  • Option of integrating a status indicator to enable monitoring of the door from anywhere within the building
  • Standard wall and ceiling mounting and installation in suspended ceilings
  • Elegant body with sharp edges and a small recess for the logo clip
  • Variable weight tolerances and movement patterns—range from small
    single panels of 110 lb (50 kg) or bi-parting panels up to 330 lb (150
    kg) per panel (as high as 440 lb (200 kg) in MUTO Basic) and capable of
    synchronized movement
  • TLG (tempered laminated safety glass)—with availability of special interlayers for advanced function and customized glass design
  • Simple 2-step door panel height adjustment

MUTO Comfort comes standard with roller carriers for glass and, with
the appropriate adapters, can also carry wood door panels. In the MUTO
Basic system, the roller carriers directly attach to wood door panels,
while adapters allow the use of glass panels.

As door requirements change, the damping and status indicator
equipment of MUTO Basic can be retrofitted into the MUTO Comfort profile
from the front. Telescopic moving panels for extra wide openings with
limited lateral space are a suitable solution for MUTO Comfort.

Both MUTO Basic and MUTO Comfort also include “clamp and glue”
technology, offering a reliable solution for the application of TLG
without any need for glass preparation. Retaining fittings are glued to
either side of the glass surface, providing a secure, lasting hold—which
is especially important considering the kinetic energy of sliding
doors. This feature eliminates the danger of bubbles around the clamping
area, prevents interlayers from being squeezed out, and reduces the
risk of glass breakage.

“We are thrilled to bring our versatile MUTO manual sliding door
system to the many distributors, architects, end users, and other
openings industry professionals in North America,” shared Jerry
Whitcomb, Senior Product Manager of Glass & Interior Solutions at
DORMA. “We’re looking forward to seeing MUTO help them solve some of the
specific project challenges they’re facing.”

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