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door industry journal
building hardware feature
for all face applied
If you speak to any installer of maglocks and ask him how easy it is to fit
a maglock you will be treated to a good old moan as to why it is far from
simple and how he has to pack off the L bracket or armature with bits of
wood or cut up some aluminium just to get everything to meet correctly!
Gingers Spark have invented a bracket (the SDGi), to suit all maglocks designed for use on open-out doors, which
overcomes all the issues traditionally associated with installing maglocks using an L bracket. The product provides truly
infinite adjustment allowing the installer to align the lock and armature with great ease because the maglock is secured to
a plate that slides, allowing free movement backwards, forwards and even angled.
Some installers prefix the magnet to the SDGi before they go to site, so all they
have to do when they return to site and are ready to commission, is slide the
lock into to the SDGi bracket, power up, tighten up and walk away.
Not only is the product a huge installation timesaver, but because the SDGi can
be very easily repositioned after the lock has been fitted and you have left site,
it is something the buildings maintenance team can attend to. This is especially
important as the security of the building can be quickly maintained if the door
has dropped and does not locate with the maglock.
The cables are concealed in a special chamber which has obvious security
benefits and Architects will be pleased to know that it doesn’t just come in a
silver finish but is available in any RAL PPC colour. In an age when grey and
black curtain walling is popular this helps the installation blend better
with its surroundings.
Mike Gillespie, the inventor commented:
“We have designed and
created a product we believe is revolutionary because it breaks the
mould by simplifying
difficult task and
offering a long
overdue solution to a
long standing problem
and changes the way
we fit maglocks for
It is available from a number of distributors and we are happy to address
any bespoke requirements as each bracket is machined to fit each kind
of maglock so it is simple enough to make specific changes.
To request a free sample call 0161 483 4747.
For further details, to download a datasheet or find a distributor