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Door Closers from Norton Door Controls

We offer Norton door closers in a wide variety of styles and price points for just about every door out in the industry today. Door closers from Norton Door Controls are available for standard, narrow stile aluminum, handicap, fire, regular arm, parallel arm and top jamb mounted doors.  You can also choose from plated and powder coated finishes for your Norton door closer.  All Norton door closers meet or exceed all Federal and State compliance codes, are UL Listed, and are all Grade 1 or 3 rated.

If you are looking to update, replace or repair your commercial door with a Norton door closer from Norton Door Controls we have the expertise to help you find just what you need.

Shipping Information for Norton Door Closers

In-stock Norton Door Controls products ship within 24 hours from our warehouse in Troy, Michigan, Akron, OH or Chandler, AZ.

Series Options for Norton Door Closers

Norton 1600 Series – The 1600 series is the most popular door closer manufactured in the world today.  Back in the late 1960’s with the advent of the aluminum framed glass storefront door, they were in the right place at the right time.  The 1600 door closer features a narrow footprint for mounting on these smaller frames, which were not available in the time.  This led to a large demand and is the reason the ¾” x 9-3/16” hole spacing is standard today.  This Norton door closer has evolved and is now available in a non-sized cylinder, but you still need to choose between a standard closer and a barrier free version.  The cylinder on this door closer is a cast aluminum alloy and has at least 4 adjustment valves for closing, latching, back check and power adjustments.  The 1600 is considered a Grade 1 door closer, which is the highest rating you can get.

Norton 8000 Series – The 8000 Series is another narrow stile door closer, designed for aluminum framed glass doors.   It has the ¾” hole spacing on the vertical, but is 12” in center on the horizontal.  This door closer series includes the Norton door closer 8301 and the Norton door closer 8501, which have the same cylinder but a different cover.  The cover on the 8301 is considered a slim line cover due to the exposed spindles (arm attachment point).  The 8501 has a full cover.  Up until about 2008 these door closers had to be ordered standard or barrier free.  Now the door closers have the ability to be standard or barrier free on the same cylinder.   Barrier Free is the designation for handicap rated door closers, meaning you can turn the spring tension down to less than 5 pounds of resistance.  The 8000 series features a cast aluminum alloy cylinder with 4 adjustments, one for closing, latching, back check and power.  It is a Grade 1 rated cylinder.

Norton 7500/7700 Series – The 7700 door closer series came out in the late 1960’s and goes by the nickname Apollo.  When the 7700 came out, it was a heavy duty door closer but it was an application specific door closer.  The hand, door size, interior or exterior, and the way the closer was going to be mounted had to be specified.  In the mid 1970’s, they came out with the 7500 door closer which was non sized, non handed and could be mounted in any of the 3 positions.  The 7500/7700 Norton door closers are one of the most heavy-duty door closers made and meets all of the UL, ADA and ANSI regulations.  It is also rated a Grade 1 closer.

Norton Power Track Series – The Power Track Series is for use on fire doors, and usually has some variation of the number 7705TPO.  These door closers hold the door open until the current is interrupted, either by the fire alarm panel, or smoke detected by the built-in sensor on the PTDO.  The PTDO is an ideal closer to use to meet code if you do not have a fire alarm panel.  They used to make an 8000 series but have discontinued this unit.  You have to specify the voltage, finish and type of closer mounting on this Norton door closer.

Norton 78 Series – The 78 Series is designed to have the old “Pot Belly” or “Traditional” look to match the door closers we saw in the 1930s until about 1960.  The closer is an aluminum alloy casting, instead of the original cast iron.  These closers are very expensive and should only be used when you are trying to match the older look or meet historical codes.

Norton 9300 Series – The 9300 is Norton Door Controls’ economy door closer.  It has a fixed spring, so the tension cannot be adjusted but it does have adjustable closing and latching speeds.  This is also a Grade 3 door closer, which is not recommended for high traffic areas.

Norton Replacement Parts – We carry Norton replacement parts including regular, parallel and top jamb arms, along with the individual components.  We also have a large inventory of replacement springs for the newer and older style traditional Norton door closers.

History of Norton Door Controls

Norton Door Controls started in 1880 by Lewis C. Norton as the Norton Door Check Company and started manufacturing and selling the first commercial door closers. The closers were large and impractical by today’s standards, but they worked and were able to control the sweep speed.

Over the years they have been owned by Eaton, Scovill, and currently Assa Abloy.

As time progressed, Norton Door Controls came up with innovations like back check, aluminum alloy cylinders, narrow stile, non-handed, and special application armed closers.

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