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INOX debuts industry’s first auto-latching, auto-locking mortise lock for sliding doors New commercial-grade lock can also accomplish all five common lockset functions

January 19, 2020

SACRAMENTO, CA – INOX introduces the PD96, the industry’s first commercial-grade sliding door lock that combines a built-in auto-latching and auto-locking feature with the ability to accomplish the five most common lockset functions: passage, privacy, entry/office, classroom and storeroom. The PD96 is a complete locking solution for sliding doors that allows architects, planners and designers to more easily incorporate sliding doors into their projects and increase the amount of usable space within a floorplan.

“A sliding door can save up to 30 square feet within a space as compared to a swing door, but architects historically couldn’t specify them because of the lack of lock options for a sliding door,” said INOX President Jeff Howes. “With the complete locking solutions of the PD96, architects can increase the overall value of a project for their clients by specifying sliding doors. This leads to more usable square footage and more space efficiency.”

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The PD96 uses the same basic lock case for the passage, entry/office, classroom and storeroom functions and the trim determines each function. Only the privacy function requires a different lock case. This flexibility makes the entire process from specifying to installation and replacement simpler and allows for the application of a customized function per passageway. In a healthcare space, for example, the PD96 can be installed on an exam room door in the passage function while a second lock in the storeroom function could be installed on a supply closet down the hall.

The PD96 is ADA compliant, provides emergency egress and is designed from 304 stainless steel to withstand commercial construction and application. It is available in several trims and comes in Satin or Bright Polished Stainless Steel as well as CeraMax ceramic-coating finishes.

For more information about the PD96 or other INOX products, please visit www.inoxproducts.com.


About INOX

INOX is an innovative engineering company that designs and manufactures premium decorative hardware and door locks, including its industry-exclusive Privacy Barn Door Lock. For more than 25 years, INOX has been an expert in door hardware design with a proven track record of supplying product for some of the largest projects in North America, South America and around the world. INOX products are distributed worldwide via a network of more than 500 high-end retail designer hardware showrooms and distributors. To learn more about INOX, visit www.inoxproducts.com

 

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