Norton: A Legacy Of Exit Device Innovation
Of the legendary U.S. commercial door hardware brands, none can boast of a greater history of innovation and rising to meet design challenges than Norton Door Controls. Now a subsidiary of massive Swedish lock and automatic/security door builder Assa Abloy, Norton got its start almost a century and a half ago in 1880, when Lewis C. Norton founded a company building the world’s first practical commercial door closer.
Fast forward all those years — through the company’s many innovations in design and building materials, after features like adjustable backcheck, speed adjustment and special application arms were mastered — and Norton Door Controls today builds one of the most comprehensive catalogs of door control hardware anywhere on the market, with unmatched superior performance, reliability and breadth of application.
In its Monroe, NC factory Norton build door closers in several unique styles: from traditional surface to industrial economy, overhead concealed to commercial, and even architectural-grade. Norton even offers a Hands-Free Model where no buttons need pressed; a simple wave of the hand in front of the wall-mounted motion sensor is all it takes to activate door operation. This 100% sanitary activation alternative is just one of the many cutting-edge exit device design innovations found in every product Norton rolls off its assembly line.
Norton & Jersey: The Perfect Pair For The Perfect Door Closer
Here at Jersey Architectural Door & Supply Co., we’ve been keeping a keen eye on the commercial exit device industry over the course of the century we ourselves have been in business. Over the years, with brand names fading in and out of style and acclaim, Norton has consistently been a reliable name in this industry. That’s why we regularly stock Norton Door Controls hardware, and proudly put their products on display at our Atlantic City showroom. Our commercial door customers always come to us looking for the best, and for exit devices our answer is always the same: choose Norton.
Norton Builds Performance Exit Device Components, Like Low-energy Operators In Both Electromechanical and Electrohydraulic Designs.
- Electromechanical: These low energy operators function mechanically, with durable motor and gearbox for consistent, reliable automatic door operation. They are primarily used for applications where activation is done automatically by way of wall switches, motion sensors or other automatic activators.
- Electrohydraulic: As opposed to the primarily-automatic function of their mechanical cousins, these operators are mostly used in applications where doors are operated manually, with the occasional wall switch, motion sensor, or other remote activation.
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