Ingersoll Rand's Von Duprin Concealed Vertical Cable System

CARMEL, IN, May 23, 2012– Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies, a leading global provider of security and safety solutions, is launching the innovative Von Duprin Concealed Vertical Cable System, which eliminates frustrations with traditional concealed vertical systems. Instead of installing and adjusting vertical rods, the installer simply inserts and secures the flexible cable latching system into the door before the exit device is installed. Once the latches are secured in the top and bottom of the door, the user installs the exit device and quickly attaches it to the cable latching system. During the entire installation process, only one point of adjustment is required.

“Our new Concealed Vertical Cable System addresses the frustrations that customers have come to accept with traditional vertical rod systems,” explains Joseph Vaida, Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies portfolio marketing manager – mechanical. “The new system also has equivalent fire ratings to traditional vertical rod exit devices and uses a proven, durable concealed cable technology.”

Installing the new Von Duprin Vertical Cable System is so simple that it can be completed in just a few minutes. Once the cable system and exit device are installed, the cable system is then attached at a single point. Moreover, by eliminating the trigger mechanism typically found at the top of the frame, the Vertical Cable System significantly reduces the time and maintenance required to make adjustments when compared to installing a traditional vertical rod system. Instead of having to move adjustment screws in and out repeatedly, the user only tightens the screw at the point of attachment to ensure that the Concealed Vertical Cable System is properly installed. Installers can even adjust the height of the bottom latch while the door is hanging.

Enclosed cable technology has been extensively used on automotive braking and transmission systems, aeronautical prop adjustment and throttle and pitch control systems as well as on recreation vehicles such as bicycles, motorcycles and boats. The Von Duprin Concealed Vertical Cable System is the first to bring this proven, durable technology to door hardware and will be available in the summer of 2012.

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