C.R. Laurence Launches New Hydraulic Patch Fitting for All-Glass Entrances

Innovative Patch Design Features Integrated Self-Closing Mechanism

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 9, 2017 - C.R. Laurence—a leading manufacturer of storefronts, door controls, and entrance systems–has introduced its new Hydraulic Patch Fitting for interior all-glass entrances. The system features an innovative hydraulic self-closing mechanism that is integrated into the patch fitting.

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CRL Hydraulic Patch Fitting

C.R. Laurence’s Hydraulic Patch Fitting eliminates the need to cut into the floor to install a conventional floor closer because the closing mechanism is housed in the patch itself. It only requires anchoring of the base plate to the substrate. Not only does this simplify installations, it also enhances aesthetics by reducing the amount of visible hardware such as cover plates and overhead closers.

The new patch fitting features adjustable closing and latching speeds, as well as a 90-degree hold open option for added convenience. The system is designed for 3/8" or 1/2" monolithic tempered glass. It can hold doors up to 220 lb. and 39" in width.

CRL DRS 1202 Swinging Door System

The Hydraulic Patch Fitting is part of a suite of innovative self-closing entrance systems from C.R. Laurence. Their DRS 1202 Swinging Door System features a closing mechanism that is concealed within a slim 2" vertical pivot tube. The doors require no top or bottom rail, resulting in a distinct all-glass aesthetic.

CRL Vernon Series Hydraulic Door Hinge
The suite also includes C.R. Laurence’s new Vernon Series Hydraulic Door Hinge, which merges an automatic mechanical hinge with a hydraulic door closer to create a versatile all-glass entrance solution. Vernon Series Hinges feature an advanced, built-in hydraulic system that allows glass doors to close automatically without the need for a floor or overhead closing device.

“C.R. Laurence aims to produce feature-rich door hardware that presents a high level of sophistication and function within a sleek, minimalist fitting,” said Al Eini, Brand Manager of Commercial Hardware at C.R. Laurence. “These systems add value to the architect, installer, and owner alike.”

For more information on C.R. Laurence’s complete suite of self-closing entrance systems, call (800) 421-6144 ext. 17700 or email

About CRL-U.S. Aluminum
CRL-U.S. Aluminum is a premier manufacturer and distributor of glazing systems with over 60 years of experience in the industry. The company is a leading supplier to the glazing, architectural, construction, and automotive industries, with service centers located throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and Australia. With rapid customization capabilities, robust stock inventories, and a worldwide distribution network, CRL-U.S. Aluminum’s single-source model delivers one of the shortest lead times in the marketplace. For more information, call (800) 421-6144 or email Glaziers may also visit Architects and specifiers, visit


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