Being able to adjust doors from the hinge side is standard procedure. New, on the other hand, is the capability of making adjustments from the striking-plate side too. To this end, building fittings manufacturer Basys – Bartels Systembeschläge, Kalletal – has equipped a lightweight angled striking plate with a mechanism that allows rebated doors to be adjusted so they are left fitting the frame without any play. The company will be demonstrating the mortise-compatible solution at BAU 2017 at exhibition stand 430 in hall B4.
A small yet subtle detail makes all the difference. Fitted in the top aperture of the new adjustable angled striking plate is a U-shaped stainless-steel profile that can be moved horizontally after loosening the clamping screw with a small screwdriver. This increases or reduces the door seal’s contact pressure. Once the adjustment has been made, the clamping screw is tightened again, fixing the mechanism in place. The striking plate fits the same mortise as other Basys striking-plate systems, meaning that it can be used to upgrade the system or, where higher demands are placed on a door, easily fitted as a standard striking plate.
Basys came up with the idea of making a door adjustable from the striking-plate side as well because the company always regards the door as an overall system and develops solutions from the customer’s perspective. Because it provides a tighter seal, this innovation makes rattling doors a thing of the past, reliably eliminates annoying noises and does not give cold draughts a chance either. For the manufacturer, however, the fact that the door leaf presses tightly against the seal to give a „solid“ feel also has emotional reasons which play a part in the selling points put to the customer.
With its comprehensive „Stabilo“ striking-plate systems, Basys makes claim to being the German market leader. The material used – steel and stainless steel – has a matt, finely brushed surface finish, providing a high-quality look. But it also has a positive effect on closing performance and gives the plate the durability needed to withstand permanent contact with the latch as the door closes.
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