If there’s something that Medeco is good at, it is in making retrofit cylinders. A number of years ago, an advertisement claimed ‘we don’t make things, we make things better.’ That’s what Medeco does as well; Medeco makes locks ‘better,’ either with high security, protection against...
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The locator tab and locator tab slot has been moved to the ‘back’ of the pin chamber hole, or towards the back of the plug. (See SolidWorks drawing of plug)
The locator tab on the pins has moved (for Biaxial and Medeco3 technology cylinders) in Vertical Logic technology, so a different pin kit is required. The pins do not have sidebar slots because no mechanical sidebar is included, so only FORE or AFT position pins are required. Table 2. Pin Cross-Reference shows the relationship of the pins. There are 12 bottom pins included, instead of the standard 36 bottom pins in a Biaxial or Medeco3 system.
For a key cut to the depths below, the cylinder would be pinned as shown, starting in the second position.
Depths: 2M (blank), 1Q-1F; 4B-4F; 5D-5A; 3K-3F; and 6S-6A.
Since one of the benefits of an eCylinder is the ease of ‘rekeying’ by simply inserting a C key with new programming information, master pinning M3 Logic cylinders is possible but not recommended for most effective system management. It is also possible to order all M3 Logic cylinders keyed alike from the factory for a specific system to eliminate the need for a special pin kit.
- M3 BiLevel: Medeco3 or M3 Logic Key, BiLevel Pins (KJ-1501)
- Medeco3: Medeco3 or M3 Logic Key, Biaxial Pins (KW-5010)
- M3 Logic: M3 Logic Key, Biaxial Logic pins (KW-5401)
How or why would all of these different technologies be used in a single system? An office building might use Medeco3 cylinders for the exterior doors, and M3 BiLevel for shared spaces such as conference rooms, a break room or kitchen. The M3 BiLevel cylinders help control the overall cost of the system, but still provide protection against unauthorized duplication of keys. The M3 Logic cylinders are used for IT, HR, Finance, or R & D areas that benefit from the ability to provide an audit or to meet regulatory guidelines. The right solution at the right place to solve the customers’ challenges provides the most effective system.
For more information on any of the technologies described in this article, please contact Medeco at 800-839-3157 or Medeco Canada at 888-633-3264.
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