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Von Duprin AX : The exit device that requires only 5 lbs. of force to operate
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For decades, architects have turned to Von Duprin for innovative solutions with proven performance. We delivered that once again with the AX, our newest exit device offering. This option provides a complete accessibility solution—without compromising any of the other elements that have made Von Duprin the industry’s most trusted exit device manufacturer.
 
The AX device was born out of a need to provide the market with a solution that meets recent California Building Code enhancements. Beginning in January 2014, the California Building Code (Chapter 11B-309.4) establishes a 5 lb. maximum force on operational hardware, including—for the first time—panic hardware.
 
What this means to you
  • New construction projects in the state of California require exits to meet 5 lb .maximum operating force.
  • Ideal fit for openings that demand maximum accessibility.
UL certification on new code
The AX device is subject to Von Duprin’s standard testing to ensure it meets our own rigorous standards for durability, use and functionality. We also received a new, unique UL certification that confirms for you—and building inspectors—that an independent third party has verified that the AX device is compliant with the California Building Code’s 5 lb. maximum force requirement. The AX is the first UL-certified exit device to meet the new requirements of the California Building Code for accessible openings.
 
Specifying with assurance
You can be assured that you’re specifying a product that’s been thoroughly tested to meet the California Building Code’s new code requirements. This will help mitigate the risk of project delays, liability and lost time and money in having to re-specify an opening.
 
Feel the difference
On the surface, the AX devicelooks and performs the same as our traditional exit devices. But, through engineering and redesign, we’ve enabled the AX to meet California Building Code’s 5 lb. operational force requirement. The chassis now requires less push force to actuate the latch. Allowing for accessibility without compromise, the Von Duprin promise.
 
Contact Allegion today to learn how the AX device can help you provide accessibility without compromise.
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The Von Duprin AX device is certified by UL to “Meet California Building Code (2013) Sec. 11B-309.4” In order to ensure compliance, Von Duprin and UL tested the products both before and after cycling. The testing was administered as follows:
 
1. Unloaded operating forces must be below 5 lbs. before cycling.
2. Cycle device to 100,000 cycles.
3. Unloaded operating forces must be below 5 lbs. after cycling.
4. Loaded operating forces must be below 50 lbf. with a 250 lb. load on the door after cycle (Safety).
 
The AX device is also subjected to Von Duprin’s standard testing to ensure it meets our own rigorous standards for durability, use and functionality. The AX is the first UL-certified exit device to meet the new requirements of the California Building Code for accessible openings.
 
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