The 56- push assembly can be slid onto the rail from the end cap end with the sloped end forward. The four mounting screws are installed, securing the push assembly onto rail. The wire harness, connector and spring clip are slid into position at the end of the rail. The rail is mounted to the center chassis making sure the lift arm is depressed when the push rail is pressed. The mounting plate is installed. The insert is slid into position. The electrical connector is connected. The system is tested. The final step is to attach the end cap to rail assembly.
The SARGENT 56- can be order to accommodate door widths from 26” to 48”. For non-fire rated openings, mechanical dogging is available using either cylinder dogging or hex key dogging. Some other features that are available for the 56- Accessory Kit are cylinder lockdown; pushbar without Lexan® touchpad and a signal switch (55-). The single pole double throw signal switch provides push rail monitoring for a variety of applications on non-rated and fire rated (12- prefix) egress doors. The signal switch may be used as a request to exit switch, sound an alarm, initialize a delayed egress system, or de-energize an electromagnetic lock.
The SARGENT 56- has five years mechanical and two years electronic limited warranty. The electronic warranty does not require the use of a SARGENT filtered and regulated power supply as long as the 24 VDC power supply is a +/- 10% regulated and filtered industrial power supply. The SARGENT 3520 or the 3540 power supplies can be used to operate the 56- Electric Latch Retraction equipped 80 Series exit devices.
The 56- equipped 80 Series Exit Devices can be ordered with the SARGuard™ anti-microbial protection. In addition, these exit devices can be order with SARGuide illumination. SARGuide is integrated electroluminescent or photoluminescent exit signage. ElectroLynx™ (a universal quick-connect system that simplifies the electrification of the door opening) is standard on the 56- device and accessory kit.
For more information, contact your local locksmith wholesaler or SARGENT Lock, 100 Sargent Drive, New Haven, CT 06511. Telephone: 800-727-5477. Fax: 203-821-5793. Web site:
Rich Franken is a Sales and Technical Support Rep for the Dugmore & Duncan Group in Corona, California. Rich has spent 24 years in the Door and Hardware industry primarily in the Southern California market.