Exit Devices offer ADA-compliant lever trim.

Press Release Summary:

Model 996L breakaway lever trim matches style of existing Von Duprin trim and comes standard on Von Duprin 98/99 Series exit devices. It combines model 994L breakaway lever trim with escutcheon plate of 992L. Breakaway design allows lever to drop to 90° down position when excessive force is applied, discouraging further abuse and protecting internal parts. Shear pin construction provides secondary protection to active mechanism.

Original Press Release:

Standard 996L Breakaway Lever Trim For Von Duprin Exit Devices

INDIANAPOLIS-December 10, 2003. A new 996L breakaway lever trim that matches the style of existing Von Duprin lever trim will be provided as standard on Von Duprin 98/99 Series exit devices, effective February 2, 2004. The breakaway lever trim significantly reduces damage from vandalism and abuse and is fully ADA-compliant.

The 996L trim blends two successful Von Duprin designs, combining the 994L breakaway lever trim with the escutcheon plate of the 992L trim style. The breakaway design allows the lever to break away and drop to the 90° "down" position when it is abused or excessive force is applied, which discourages further abuse and protects its internal parts. The lever can be reset easily, without any tools or replacement parts, which can save hours of repair time.

The breakaway trim has been laboratory tested to 500,000 cycles in the unlocked position and to 10,000 "break" cycles. It incorporates shear pin construction to provide secondary protection to the active mechanism. The forged brass escutcheon shields the trim from impact abuse, and case-hardened guides provide greater durability.

The new 996L trim allows the breakaway function to be added to areas where the earlier trim design had been used for years. The 994L and 992L trims will continue to be offered as optional trims and must be specified when needed.

Additional information on Von Duprin 98/99 Exit Devices with 996L Breakaway Lever Trim may be obtained through IR distributors or from IR Security & Safety, 877-840-3621.

IR Commercial Security & Safety Sector includes leading brands such as Schlage locks, Von Duprin exit devices, LCN door closers, Dixie-Pacific Architectural Columns, Kryptonite portable security products, Dor-O-Matic automatic doors, Steelcraft doors, and Recognition Systems and Locknetics access control products. For more information about IR Security & Safety, visit our websites at irsecurityandsafety.com or www.schlagelock.com.

IR (Ingersoll-Rand) is a leading innovation and solutions provider for the major global markets of Security and Safety, Climate Control, Industrial Productivity, and Infrastructure. Further information on IR can be found on the corporate web site at www.irco.com.

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