A VARYX™ installation starts by attaching the frame leaf to the face of the frame while the door is resting on its threshold, with no measurements required. The door leaf is folded onto the door face and attached, using a prescribed sequence of specially-designed fasteners in their pre-punched vertical and horizontal slotted holes to position and align the door. You simply adjust the lockset, header and threshold clearances after the door is safely attached. The door can even be angled a bit to allow some extra clearance at the top to allow for any sag in weakened old frames. Misaligned strikes, rubbing lockside top corners and doors that drag are fixed in minutes. R2 supplies custom hex-head self-drilling screws to be used throughout, simplifying the tools needed to get the job done quickly. For extra security on very heavy doors or thin-skinned doors with unknown fillers, apply an optional thrubolt or two – after the fit is checked with a few trial swings. When you’re satisfied that all the hardware - including lockset and closer - is operating properly, pop on the security moldings and you’re done.
R2’s FOCUS Bearing System adds HD/PLUS performance to every hinge. There’s no need to worry about which model to order, or whether the hinge may have been underspecified by someone else. Its 37 bearings are centered at the mid-height of every VARYX™ hinge where they can best handle the weight of the heaviest doors while delivering much more metal where it is needed – at the ends – to spread the lateral forces on the door harmlessly to these solid portions of the hinge.
A major cause of bearing wear in conventional geared hinges is twist. Because R2’s FOCUS bearings are centered and keyed to the cover and interlocked to each other in a spline-like assembly to prevent twist, VARYX leaves more than twice as much of its joint length free of cutouts, adding heavy load capacity and high frequency performance to every hinge.
Moving the bearings inward makes onsite trimming a breeze…no need to worry about cutting through a bearing slot or losing precious set screws in the process. This system also permits well over two feet at each end to slip (imperceptibly) endwise to accommodate those warped or bent frames or doors we often deal with in the retrofit industry.
Every R2 VARYX™ features a continuous interlock that seals out rain and wind and adds an extra level of vandal protection and impact resistance to the opening. R2 has designed its contours for a much neater appearance. The snap-on moldings practically seal the joint, so you can easily paint the hinge - after it’s installed – to match any finish.
There are plenty of continuous hinges out there, but R2 HINGE has eliminated many of their problems using Baer’s “old family recipe” of sound engineering, thoroughly embedded into these startlingly new products. For those of us who’ve hung thousands of doors the old-fashioned way, having the flexibility to adjust clearances after the door is hung just makes it easier to get it right the first time. VARYX™ also makes it easier to train a novice and send him out to the job without expensive oversight.
VARYX™ is available in either clear or dark bronze anodized finish in 83”, 95” and 119” lengths within 48 hours. Visit www.r2hinge.com for more technical details. R2 has been supporting local and regional locksmith associations, conducts VARYX™ installation clinics around the country and offers special sales programs and advertising assistance to the trade.
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