Project Description

Being the dominant fast food supplier, KFC stores (Kentucky Fried Chicken) are constantly swarmed with customers. With the huge waves of patrons and employees, door entries are always bombarded with frequent openings and closings. On a typical day, 1000-2000 times of door opening and closing is just a common figure. The real problem is, those door users usually slam the doors without much care.

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What kind of door closer would you use for a challenging environment in this scenario?

Traditional door closers may work for a while, but they will eventually be worn out and succumb to this demanding testing ground, soon after the constant maintenance and re-adjustment. The huge hydraulic damper in the door closer also makes door closing a frustrating experience.

Another drawback with door closer is the constraint on the designer’s creativity. Door closers require certain space for the bulky body to set in, especially in conditions like low ceilings and tight corners, or the door swing would be jammed and blocked.

The designers in KFC Taiwan, therefore, look for Waterson Door-Closer Hinge. What you need and want with a door closer is simple enough: it is small, reliable, and cost-saving. That’s it. And Waterson Hinge covers it all. This new door-closer hinge will be deployed in all the KFC stores in Taiwan in the near future.

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Waterson Door-Closing Hinge:

  • Stainless Steel: No maintenance and save time and money.
  • Internationally recognized durability: save you the cost of re-purchasing the fragile door closers.
  • Patented speed controllers: Intuitive and fast adjustment.
  • Versatile adaptation: fitting for doors of all kinds.
  • US ADA standard: light and effortless door opening.

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Waterson Heavy Duty Door Closing Hinges

Waterson Closer Hinges combine an overhead closer and hinge into one attractive component with optional hold-open and door stop features. Waterson hinges are ideal for commercial openings, gates, and glass doors. These closer hinges are easily installed and adjusted to comply with ADA & ICC A117.1 requirements for opening force and to assure quiet, secure closing. Made with stainless steel, Waterson closer hinges meet NFPA 80 and are UL 3-hour fire-rated, as well as being suitable for both interior and all-weather exterior openings. See all our features.

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