Stanley's Precision Hardware Apex 2000 Series exceeds 10M test cycles

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – (September 19, 2011) – Stanley Mechanical Solutions (SMS) Precision Hardware, a division of Stanley Security Solutions, Inc. and provider of access control and integrated security solutions, has established an outstanding record of performance by extending the exit device testing of the Precision Hardware Apex 2000 Series well beyond the 500,000 cycles required by ANSI/BHMA 156.3 Grade 1 standards. Today, while at the ASIS International Annual Seminar & Exhibits at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL, SMS announced that the Apex 2100 rim type exit device has successfully reached ten million operational cycles, and is still going.

In addition to the extensive cycle testing, prior to the initial cycle testing and then after each subsequent millionth cycle, SMS enlisted an authorized UL inspector to perform a test audit and confirmed that the Apex 2100 maintained, and continues to maintain the necessary loaded and unloaded operational force requirements set forth in the ANSI/BHMA 156.3 Grade 1 test procedures.

“To my knowledge, to take these kinds of performance measures is unprecedented in the industry,” states Mike McCoy, Product Manager – Exit Devices, Door Closers for MAS – Mechanical Access Solutions. “To successfully complete millions of test cycles, and pass subsequent inspections beyond what’s required guarantees the unparalleled product quality we’ve always promised our customers.”

Combining unmatched design and features, the Precision Hardware Apex 2000 Series exit devices have been the preferred products for a wealth of applications, including educational, healthcare, retail, transportation and hospitality facilities. For 65 years, architectural hardware consultants and facility managers have relied on Precision Hardware products’ reputation for dependable performance – a reputation only reinforced by the comprehensive testing being done to the Apex 2100 rim exit device.

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