Allegion ADA-Compliant LCN 6400 Automates Interior Openings

The modular design is said to enable the reuse of an existing LCN 4040XP mechanical closer, for retrofittable options.

CARMEL, Ind. — Allegion US announces the launch of the LCN 6400 COMPACT series low-energy automatic operator for touchless access and accessible operation on interior doors.

Designed for use in a variety of institutional and commercial facilities, it is billed as the only auto operator on the market that has the ability to easily convert existing LCN 4040XP mechanical door closers to touchless solutions, for automated opening and closing when combined with an actuator.

This year marks the 31st anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which legally requires buildings across the country to make certain accommodations for individuals with disabilities. While progress has been made, there is still more work to be done to ensure equal access for all building occupants.

Resource limitations are the primary obstacle that stand in the way. LCN is working to help facilities overcome this challenge, with the LCN COMPACT automatic operator which was thoughtfully designed to make upgrading an existing opening easier and more cost-effective.

The modular design enables the reuse of an existing LCN 4040XP mechanical closer, for retrofittable options, according to the announcement. The simplicity of the solution is said to reduce the cost, labor and complexity required to automate an opening.

As facilities work to safely reopen, risk mitigation is also top of mind. High-touch surfaces are a common area of focus, due to concerns about the contact transmission of pathogens. Pairing automatic operators with touchless actuators is a common way to address this challenge and enable hands-free operation of an opening. However, such solutions are typically complex and expensive. LCN designed the COMPACT automatic operator to make touchless operation simple and attainable for more facilities.

“Many campuses and schools are looking to reopen for in-person classes this fall, employees are returning to offices across the nation, and healthcare facilities are continuing to invest in healthy environments. Having a touchless solution has become an important consideration for enabling a safe reopening,” says Mike Wagnes Vice President & General Manager of Commercial Americas at Allegion. “With the LCN COMPACT automatic operator, facility managers can now offer people additional peace-of-mind that they can return to a building that is both accessible and health conscious.”

Whether upgrading a single opening, renovating a portion of the building or constructing a new facility, the ANSI A156.19-certified COMPACT Series enables facility managers to promote a healthy and accessible environment. Additional features for the LCN 6400 COMPACT Series Low-Energy Automatic Operator include:

  • Motor gearbox assembly connects to a standard 4040XP with a mounting plate and just four screws
  • Electrified module drives open mechanical closer
  • First-of-its-kind, modular solution, enables reuse of existing hardware
  • Modular, intuitive design, minimizes complexity of installation and maintenance
  • Low-voltage design reduces need for skilled labor coordination
  • Fraction of the cost of traditional solutions with features that meet basic requirements of interior, non-latching doors
  • The COMPACT automatic operator leverages the 4040XP mechanical closer

“Today’s facilities are being asked to stretch limited resources farther, while expectations for healthier and more accessible buildings are at an all-time high,” says Brad Sweet, commercial marketing leader at Allegion. “The innovative LCN COMPACT automatic operator allows users to further consider the health, well-being and accessibility of a facility, while minimizing impact on budget and time.”

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