Norton Introduces 5700 Series Low Energy Operator

Door closer helps for physical needs, security, can shut without power by using spring force


Norton Door Controls has introduced a new generation of power door operators -- the 5700 Series Low Energy Operator (LEO).

Door operators were once considered a necessity for only those with physical challenges. Today, due to the population's busy lifestyles, the convenience of "hands-free" door opening is more popular than ever. The patented design of LEO is based on ease and simplicity. LEO installs in minutes rather than hours and consists of three major components: inverter, motor and Norton's 1601 closer body.

"What separates LEO from other operators is its ability to function as a standard door closer," said Lana Kirkpatrick, product marketing manager. "When the door is opened manually, the drive train and motor are not engaged. The closer, not the motor, controls the closing cycle. In the event of a power outage, the door can be manually opened and will close via the door closer's spring force."

LEO is listed with UL and ANSI/BHMA A156.19 and meets the requirements of ADA and A156.4. Units can be purchased for push or pull side applications and can be activated by a motion sensor, radio frequency device or wall switch. The 5700 Series is the ideal choice for schools, retirement facilities and physician's offices.