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The Elite was the world’s original side folding security door, and one of our most popular products. Now it’s better than ever, incorporating some of the best features of the Slim Line.

Perfect for retrofits and replacements of older doors, the Elite curtain panels are still 7” wide, but the door now stacks Up to 40% tighter!

door stack space savings comparison

The look of the new Elite is also sleeker than before. With perforated or solid panels, you can now opt for a door that’s free of horizontal lines for a contemporary look. But it still makes a bolder style statement that works for wider entrances.

Benefits of the Elite Series

Almost Limitless Creative Possibilities

This flexibility of this door allows you to secure spaces with almost any degree of curvature at the entrance. Doors can be almost any width and have heights are available up to 14’ (and even higher with custom doors). Your contractor can build a holding pocket to suit the overall look and feel of the space.

Greater Variety of Materials and Finishes

The Elite Series is available in a variety of materials including perforated aluminum, solid aluminum, polycarbonate panels as well as open air models.

Available finishes include clear anodized, architectural anodized (bronze or black), and can be powder-coated with any colour in the RAL colour palette. Powder-coating is more eco-friendly than paint, and the results are superior in terms of smoothness and durability.

A More Open Visual Presence

If you’d like a door with fewer vertical lines, the 7” wide panel of the Elite may be a good option (you may also want to consider the Wide Body). It’s all about the look you’re going for.

Secure Design and Construction

With panels that lock into the hinge and strong lightweight materials like aluminum, this door is a great option for security. A model with perforated aluminum, solid aluminum or polycarbonate panels may be desirable if preventing reach-through is a requirement. Floor sockets on post and fully attached wall posts prevent ingress around the curtain. There are also a variety of locking options, including easy-update locks (SFIC) and maglocks that can be incorporated into BAS (building automation systems).

Fine Tune Curtain Height for a Sleeker Look or to Hide Construction Errors

The ability to adjust the curtain height within 1 inch allows you to achieve a tailored-looking tightness to the floor, or even forgive minor measurement errors during installation. This has saved a few of our clients from costly and annoying schedule delays.

ADA Compliant Options Available

Let us know if your door needs to be operable by wheelchair users. We have a variety of options that can help make your door more user friendly, including lock heights.

Fire Code Compliant

Emergency egress options including “door within a door” solutions help make your door comply with local fire codes.

Easy to Open and Close

Like all our side folding doors, the New Elite is engineered to be light and easy to open and close, no matter the size or strength of the user.

Expert Support Helps You Complete Your Design Faster

Our customer support team can help you navigate the options, solve problems and even provide CAD elements for your designs. With over 20 years’ collective experience helping architects find options, provide correct specifications and even provide custom technical installations, you’d be hard to find better support.

EL Paravent

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CSI Division: 08 35 16

elite paravent sample image

  • Material: 7” wide perforated aluminum panels.
  • Hinge: 1 piece continuous aluminum. No black soot as with piano hinges.
  • Pocket Width Opening: 8” minimum.
  • Max Height: 14’0″ (higher with review).
  • Max Width: unlimited.
  • Weight/Load: 14.6 per ft² (stacked) and 1.15 lbs per ft² (extended).
  • 6% of curtain width plus 3″ per post (estimated calculation).

EL Prestige

CSI Division: 08 35 16

elite prestige sample image

  • Material: 7” wide polycarbonate panel in aluminum frame.
  • Hinge: 1 piece continuous aluminum.
  • Pocket Width Opening: 8” minimum.
  • Max Height: 14’0″ (higher with review).
  • Max Width: unlimited.
  • Weight/Load: 15.8 lbs per ft² (stacked) and 1.25 lbs per ft² (extended).
  • Stacking: 6% of curtain width plus 3″ per post (estimated calculation).

EL Opaque

CSI Division: 08 35 16

  • Material: 7” wide solid aluminum panels. For full sizing details, please see brochure.
  • Hinge: 1 piece continuous aluminum. No black soot as with piano hinges.
  • Pocket Width Opening: 8” minimum.
  • Max Height: 14’0″ (higher with review).
  • Max Width: unlimited.
  • Weight/Load: 22.1 lbs per ft² (stacked) and 1.75 lbs per ft² (extended).
  • Stacking: 6% of curtain width plus 3″ per post (estimated calculation).

EL 126 B

CSI Division: 08 35 16

EL 126 B

  • Material: 7” wide aluminum rod and link – brick pattern.
  • Hinge: 1 piece continuous aluminum.
  • Pocket Width Opening: 8” minimum.
  • Max Height: 14’0″ (higher with review)
  • Max Width: unlimited.
  • Weight/Load: 12.5 lbs per ft² (stacked) and 1.15 lbs per ft² (extended)
  • Stacking: 8% of curtain width plus 3″ per post (estimated calculation)

EL 126 S

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EL 126 S

  • Material: 7” wide aluminum rod and link straight pattern.
  • Hinge: 1 piece continuous aluminum.
  • Pocket Width Opening: 8” minimum.
  • Max Height: 14’0″ (higher with review)
  • Max Width: unlimited.
  • Weight/Load: 12.5 lbs per ft² (stacked) and 1.15 lbs per ft² (extended)
  • Stacking: 8% of curtain width plus 3″ per post (estimated calculation)

EL 12 – Available Spring 2019

CSI Division: 08 35 16

elite 12 sample image

  • Material: 7” wide aluminum rod and link – brick pattern.
  • Hinge: 1 piece continuous aluminum.
  • Pocket Width Opening: 8” minimum.
  • Max Height: 14’0″ (higher with review).
  • Max Width: unlimited.
  • Weight/Load: 15.8 lbs per ft² (stacked) and 1.45 lbs per ft² (extended).
  • Stacking: 8% of curtain width plus 3″ per post (estimated calculation).

EL AG – Available Spring 2019

CSI Division: 08 35 16

elite AD sample image

  • Material: 7” wide wide aluminum rod and link – brick pattern.
  • Hinge: 1 piece continuous aluminum.
  • Pocket Width Opening: 8” minimum.
  • Max Height: 14’0″ (higher with review).
  • Max Width: unlimited.
  • Weight/Load: 15.8 lbs per ft² (stacked) and 1.45 lbs per ft² (extended).
  • Stacking: 8% of curtain width plus 3″ per post (estimated calculation).

EL 525 – Available Spring 2019

CSI Division: 08 35 16

elite 525 sample image

  • Material: 7” wide aluminum rod and link – brick pattern.
  • Hinge: 1 piece continuous aluminum.
  • Pocket Width Opening: 8” minimum.
  • Max Height: 14’0″ (higher with review).
  • Max Width: unlimited.
  • Weight/Load: 15.8 lbs per ft² (stacked) and 1.45 lbs per ft² (extended).
  • Stacking: 8% of curtain width plus 3″ per post (estimated calculation).

Features and Options

Continuous Hinged Construction

Our patent pending revolutionary hinge design prevents hideous soot that is commonly found with piano hinges after a few months. How do we do it? Instead of the 2-part piano hinge, our hinge is a 1-piece continuous hinge that mates with the panels that form the curtain.

Tracks with Custom Curves – Faster than Ever

Your security grille curtain can travel almost any path thanks to our ability to bend and heat treat the tracks in house. The result: you get the curve you need made to the highest quality standards in the industry, delivered within the fastest possible time.

In-stock curves available:

  • 90 Degree 22″ and 14″ Radius
  • 120, 135, 150 Degree 10″ Radius

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Colour Options

We have Elite series doors in a clear and black anodized finish. Bronze, light bronze, and champagne anodized finishes are also available, but we need a bit more lead time to deliver these.

Unlimited powder coat colours are also available.

Locking Posts Designed With End Users in Mind

  • A wide variety of locking posts offer flexibility in locking the door.
  • All locking posts can be reversed to suit either right-hand or left-hand grips.
  • Users of any height, even wheelchair users, will have no trouble moving the door thanks to a handle that extends the full height of the post.
  • Flush-mounted hardware eliminates potential snag points and gives a nice, sleek look.
  • Incredibly strong yet easy to service thanks to unique post shape.

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Floor and Counter Sockets

  • Dust proof floor sockets prevent dirt accumulation with a spring-loaded cap that closes when the lock is not inserted.
  • Food safe sockets for securing grilles on counters meet health code requirements. Stainless steel construction resists bacterial growth and open bottom allows any food particles to drop out the bottom to a waste bin below.

Emergency Egress Door

Our “door within a door” emergency exit satisfies fire codes by allowing staff to escape from the secured area even when the door is locked. These fire exits are available in different widths to accommodate wheelchair users.

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Easy-Change Locking Cylinders

Easily change the 1” mortise cylinder locks provided to work with your internal key system. Ongoing lock updates are just as easy and are a great way to ensure old keys no longer work. Optionally available: SFIC housing and cores.

New 2017 – Optional Maglock

Make keys a thing of the past and easily unlock your door using card readers and keypads. Wall channel posts and Lead posts are now available with Maglock, the electromagnetic lock capable of withstanding 850 lbs of force. Connects to a 12/24 VDC power supply from your existing alarm system.

Materials Options

Depending on the model you choose, you can get materials like aluminum rod and link construction, polycarbonate panels, perforated steel, solid aluminum or tempered glass.

Pocket Door

pocket door

Want to close off your storage pocket to protect against tampering? Our 14-gauge steel pocket door covers pockets up to 8 inches wide. Left and right hand openings available. Learn more >

The Elite is ideal for these applications and project conditions.

Applications:

  • Retail spaces in malls or airports
  • Airport and mall kiosks
  • Pharmacy counters
  • Food service counters
  • Counters/secured areas in public spaces like museums, galleries, libraries
  • Offices
  • Exterior storefronts and display windows

Situational:

  • Straight openings
  • Curved openings
  • L-shaped openings
  • Maximum airflow for HVAC balancing is a project requirement
  • Custom Pocket Design
  • Retrofits
  • Very long curtain widths are needed
  • Very tall door is needed
  • Warranty
  • Layout
    • Elite with 90 Degree Curve
    • Elite Bi-Parting
    • Elite Blank Template
    • Elite with Custom Curve
    • Elite Straight with Fixed End
    • Elite Straight with TB at Pocket
    • Elite Straight with Travelling End
  • Brochure
    • Elite Pocket Door
    • New Elite Series Brochure
  • Installation
    • Side Folding Installation Instructions
    • Side Folding Post Adjustment Instructions
  • EL Paravent
    • Product Data Sheet
  • EL Prestige
    • Product Data Sheet
  • EL Opaque
    • Product Data Sheet
  • EL 126 B
    • Product Data Sheet
  • EL 126 S
    • Product Data Sheet
  • EL 12 – Available Spring 2019
  • EL AG – Available Spring 2019
  • EL 525 – Available Spring 2019
  • Specification
  • Specification
  • Specification
  • Specification
  • Specification
  • Specification
    • EL 12 Specification Sheet –
      Available Spring 2019
  • Specification
    • EL AG Specification Sheet –
      Available Spring 2019
  • Specification
    • EL 525 Specification Sheet –
      Available Spring 2019
  • Drawing
    • Egress Single Door
    • Floor and Counter Socket
    • Pocket Drawing Elite Closure Curve
    • Pocket Drawing Elite Closure Staight
    • Pocket Drawing Elite Grille Curve
    • Pocket Drawing Elite Grille Staight
    • Post 1 Wall Channel Mounting Details Gen3
    • Post 10 Fixed Post Mounting Details Gen3
    • Track Details Curved
    • Track Details Straight
    • Track Mounting Details
  • BIM
    • SIde Folding EL