Get Ready for Pool Season With SureClose ReadyFit

May 4, 2015
Gate closer/hinge combo wins Architectural Record’s 2014 Product Award

Architectural Record has just announced that SureClose ReadyFit is its “2014 Product Winner” in the “Outdoors & Recreational” category of their annual product design awards.  To conduct this major competition Architectural Record assembled a panel of leading architects, designers, and product specifiers to review and rate hundreds of products on their design, innovation, and functionality.  SureClose ReadyFit was a clear choice in its category.

“SureClose is our line of hydraulic gate closers that combine both the closer and gate hinge in one small, but powerful unit.  Created to replace conventional hinges, closers and header arrangements, SureClose’s unique design allows both external and internal mounting with the hydraulics hidden inside the fence post,” says Jim Paterson, D&D’s Vice President of Sales & Marketing.  “This closer and hinge combo is a real workhorse tested to 500,000 cycles with a 1,500 lb. load capacity, and self-closes gates up to 260 lbs., with vertical and horizontal adjustability

SureClose ‘ReadyFit’ was introduced earlier this year with external mounting that is more conducive to retrofit installations.  ReadyFit models come with side-fixing legs for quick alignment and multiple, double-face fixing points for superior strength. Additionally, ReadyFit comes with vertical alignment slots while horizontal adjustment is controlled via the built-in adjustment feature.

D&D has seen SureClose installed in a variety of sites and applications, including the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge, Walt Disney Parks, Camden Property Trust, Hillsboro County School District, and the Vista Hermosa Aquatic Center.  ReadyFit has also been popular with fencing contractors, gate fabricators, fencing manufacturers, pool operators, schools and mass transit professionals who realize it is a better solution for larger gates that require a high level of performance, tamper resistance, and self-closing capability.

 “It’s a significant hardware innovation that has impacted how the industry equips high traffic or larger self-closing gates,” says Paterson. “SureClose packs technology into a compact hinge and is controlled by an advanced, tamper-resistant hydraulic closer that prevents gate slam noise, gate damage, and doesn’t leak.”

SureClose offers internal or external mounting and comes with mounting brackets that cover most any square post installation, including steel or aluminum, flush mounted or center mounted, fastened or welded, with adjustable self-closing speed. Models are also available that feature a final snap action for overcoming electric or coded locks found in many security applications and a non-self-closing version designed for large estate gates up to 1,500 lbs. Each self-closing hinge comes with its own adjustment tool (excluding SM model) and gate mounting bracket. Post mounting brackets are sold separately to custom fit the specific application.

SureClose features include:

  • Hydraulic closer and hinge in one small, powerful package!
  • Self-closes gates weighing up to 260 lbs.
  • Dual bearing glide system for consistent superior performance
  • High strength aluminum—tested to 500,000 cycles
  • Multiple adjust options—closing speed and final snap action
  • Horizontal and vertical adjustability
  • Powerful hydraulics
  • ADA compliant
  • Visibly small footprint
  • Highly tamper resistant
  • Maintenance free – no messy grease or hydraulic fluid

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