Sargent debuts new push/pull trim mounts for healthcare market

NEW HAVEN, CT, July 15, 2010 – SARGENT Manufacturing Company ( a market leader in locksets, exit devices, door closers, access control locks and related products, and ASSA ABLOY Group company, announces the availability of a new Push/Pull trim on the SARGENT 8200 mortise lock that is aesthetically pleasing and ideal for many healthcare environments.

SARGENT's new Push/Pull trim mounts on the ANSI/BHMA Grade 1 8200 mortise lock and is flexible, easy to use and aesthetically pleasing. Appropriate for behavioral healthcare settings and beautiful enough for healing environments, this trim offers multiple mounting options and easy operation, even when your hands aren’t free.

Providing a functional ligature-resistant solution for behavioral health units, the sleek, aesthetic form of the Push/Pull trim aligns with the current evidence-based design approach to healing environments. Multiple mounting orientations translate to increased flexibility and safety, an important consideration in healthcare settings. What's more, easy door activation and an ergonomic paddle offers a target for elbows and hips, giving healthcare staff options when their hands are full.

The ADA-compliant Push/Pull trim is available now for mortise configurations. Available in a full range of finishes including stainless steel, it can also be coated with an optional MicroShield antimicrobial finish.