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Best Side Plex

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Side Folding Gates are an excellent means of security and crowd control, allowing visibility for applications that may not be conducive for Coiling Grilles & Doors. Side Folding Gates can accommodate a multitude of special applications such as sweeping radius curved storefronts, corner locations and limited headroom conditions.

  • Available in 1/16″ Polycarbonate.
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  • Polycarbonate panel model provides impact-resistance in a light package.
  • High performance tempered glass model offers excellent visibility and protection.
  • Available in several color and finish options – See Construction.
  • Options for locking, pass-through doors and other accessories.
  • Emergency Egress: Bi-part egress door or Full egress door 36” x 80” (where required by local building code).
  • Meets city visibility code requirement. Due to the polycarbonate and/or glass curtain these doors don’t qualify for wind, fire, smoke and/or sound rating.

  • Polycarbonate Panels – Weight Per Surface Of Closure = 1,75 lb./sqft = 8,5 kg/m2
  • Tempered Glass Panels – Weight Per Surface Of Closure = 2,40 lb./sqft = 11,7 kg/m2
  • Load requirements are greater when the closure is in the stacked position.
  • The support structure must be able to carry the weight of a fully stacked closure.
  • Stacked Linear Weight = Weight per surface of closure X height of closure X 8

  • Meets city visibility code requirement. Due to the perforated curtain these doors don’t qualify for wind, fire, smoke and/or sound rating.

  • 30′ wide 30’ high standard construction.
  • Large openings available of 60′ wide or more, consult factory.

  • The top and bottom of each section is fitted with an aluminum panel 4” (102mm) high. This panel consists of an aluminum extrusion 1/16” (1,6mm) thick and composed of modules with a 15° angle between them to facilitate the operation of the closure.
  • Polycarbonate Panels – The curtain is constructed of 6” (152mm) wide modules linked together by a continuous aluminum hinge. These hinges will hold “self-extinguishing” copolyester panels 5-1/2” (140mm) wide and 1/16” (1,6mm) thick. Each panel is entirely recessed in the aluminum hinge throughout its full height.
  • Tempered Glass Panels – The curtain is constructed of 6” (152mm) wide modules linked together by a continuous aluminum hinge. These hinges hold tempered glass panels 1/8” (3mm) thick and 4-3/4” (121mm) wide. Each glass panel is protected at its perimeter by a vinyl extrusion recessed within the full height of the hinges.

  • Manually operated – Easily slides into wall pocket.

  • Curtains have typical exterior finish in Mill Finish, Clear Anodized or White.
  • Additional options include: Galvanized, Stainless Steel, Galvalume and Powder-Coated.
  • Exterior skin is available in 1/16″ thickness.

  • Stacking shall not exceed a depth of 1.15” per foot of closure width plus 3” for each post (lead, end or intermediate), (95mm/lin. m + 76mm per post). Full egress doors add 7” (178mm).
  • 4″ – 102mm min clearance both sides of track. If a pocket door is used, the door must not obstruct the entry dimension given.

  • A. Curtain shall be hung from an overhead track 1-5/16” (33mm) wide by 1-9/16” (40mm) high. Track shall be tempered aluminum alloy 6351-T6.
  • B. Curves where required shall be 14” (356mm) radius standard.

  • 10” (254mm) radius curves (indicate location on plans).
  • Special radius curves (indicate location and radius on plans).

  • Bi-part egress door (bi-part post with interior thumb turn activation); ideal choice.
  • Full egress door 36” x 80” (914mm x 2032mm) where required by local building code. This egress door should be used only when the bi-part egress is refused (extra cost).

  • A. Lead post shall be equipped with a hook bolt lock with cylinders on each side.
  • B. Lead post shall engage a full height wall jamb.
  • C. Trailing post shall be self-locking at the top and bottom inside the storage pocket.
  • D. Free floating intermediate posts shall be located at all curves and at recommended intervals of 10 feet (3m) or 5 feet (1,5m) for counter top units. Intermediate posts shall be equipped with self- adjusting spring loaded drop bolts activated from the inside only. Drop bolts shall engage dustproof stainless steel receptacles.

  • Not Applicable.

  • Interior pocket width, width 10″ – 254mm is recommended with a standard 14″ – 356mm radius.

  • 2-year warranty against defects in materials and workmanship. This warranty extends only to the direct purchaser (distributor, wholesaler, or contractor) from Best Rolling Manufacturer and is not transferable.

  • Top and bottom locking posts with key cylinders one or both sides are available for either end of the curtain.
  • Large sections may be divided by incorporating bi-part units as intermediate posts.
  • Second hook bolts on lead, end or bi-parts (recommended for closures over 12’ (3,7m) high or for more security).

  • High security or master keyed lock cylinders – customer supplied and factory fitted.
  • Solid aluminum block covering cylinder lock for additional protection (specify cylinder protection).
  • Architect to decide side of lock cylinders.
  • Additional intermediate post with shoot bolt to floor or counter.
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