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Balanced Doors from Tajima CRL Architectural Metal Systems and Supplies

STOREFRONT: CRL Balanced Doors and Entrances

  • Two Models Available; the Balancer™ and the Premium Series
  • Neutralizes Wind and Stack Pressure for Easy Operation
  • Requires Less Operating Space Than Conventionally Hinged Doors
  • "Barrier Free Door"; Meets A.D.A. Requirements Without Power Operators
  • Custom Engineered and Fabricated Systems With Over 40 Years of Proven Performance
  • Manufactured to Withstand the Most Demanding Design Requirements
  • Provides Strength and Durability Throughout Years of Heavy Use
  • For Doors Weighing Up to 700 Pounds (318 kg)
  • Two Styles Available; Concealed Vertical Tube and Exposed Vertical Tube
  • Automatic Operators Available With Premium Series Only
  • Download CSI Format Specifications Here
  • 10 Year Warranty

C.R. Laurence introduces the latest edition to our extensive Architectural Hardware line, CRL Balanced Doors. We now offer a complete line of Balanced Doors utilizing the high performance hardware as designed by Wikk Industries, a leading manufacturer of Balanced Doors for over 40 years.

Our new line of Balanced Doors and Entrances offers a variety of options including the Premium Series Formed Bronze and Stainless Steel Monumental Doors and Frames, the BalancerTM Series Standard Aluminum Doors and Frames, and Heavy Glass Doors that fit within everyone's budget. All are available in a wide variety of styles and finishes, as well as custom finishes to meet your every need.

Balanced Door Hardware, combined with our Tajima Door Line, allows CRL to offer you endless possibilities in design, finish, and functionality. We have applied our strict manufacturing standards, which you have come to know and trust over the years, to the Wikk Balanced Door and Hardware line to ensure the high quality, performance, and durability of the Wikk product continues. Keeping with CRL's commitment to customer service, we offer complete engineering and design services, as well as the best lead times in the industry.

The Premium Series is also available with an automatic operator. This is a Standard Balanced Door during manual operation, and automated with power only when required, accomplished using a concealed low energy Stanley Magic-ForceTM Motorized Operator.

What is a Balanced Door?

In a Balanced Door the door panel rotates around a rolling pivot in an elliptical path to provide the widest possible opening with the smallest swing arc (see diagram below). This design neutralizes two naturally occurring pressures, atmospheric (wind) and interior stack pressure, allowing effortless opening and positive closing. Balanced Doors are typically required when a commercial project has a monumental entrance, requiring an oversized, heavy door. The 'balanced' principle permits the use of these monumental doors where ordinary closer mechanisms would fail to offer adequate control.

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For additional information, contact CRL Technical Sales at (800) 421-6144 in the U.S., (877) 421-6144 from Canada, or (323) 588-1281 International, and ask for Ext. 7770. You can e-mail us through our web site at crlaurence.com. From the home page click on Contact Us, and then click on Technical Sales for Architectural Metals Products.


Location and Contact Information

2503 E. Vernon Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90058-1897

Phone: (800) 421-6144
Fax: (866) 921-0532