CAPLOK Compressive Block Locking (CBL)
The CAPLOK locking and control mechanisms were specifically developed to provide the optimum manual and electronically controlled locking solutions.
Although setting a remarkable new standard for high strength and high security locking, these innovative compressive-block locks allow the Caplok doors to operate like a conventional hinged door.
Compressive Block Locking is the most effective locking method currently available.
New to the security industry, this type of locking was developed specifically for the CAPLOK SYSTEM.
For added security and maximum protection against damage or tampering, the CAPLOK compressive–block locks are installed within the doorframe structure.
With the CBL, a door is locked in the closed-captive position by filling the gap between the back edge of the door and the doorframe with one or more solid steel blocks.
The great advantage of this locking method is that because the steel block cannot be compressed flat, the door cannot be moved out of frame captivity, and therefor the door cannot be forcibly opened.
The lock is easily released by removing the blocks from the gap between the door and the doorframe.
The door can then slide sideways out of captivity, and then simply pushed open.
There are two styles of Compressive block locking that offers both manual and electronically controlled locking
1. The retractable Compressive Block Lock
The Retractable CBL is one or more solid locking blocks that retract and extend from the doorframe structure.
This lock can be used for any type of door.
When the door is captive, the locking blocks move into the rear capture channel recess and form a solid barrier to retain the door captive.
The locking blocks are moved out of the capture channel and into the doorframe structure to allow the door to open.
2. The Compressive Post Lock
The Compressive Post Lock has multiple steel posts positioned in the rear capture channel. to open the door the posts are aligned with recesses formed into the rear edge of the door.
The door moves over the posts to allow the door to open.
When the door is closed and captive, the posts move out of alignment with the post recesses to securely retain the door captive.
This method of locking is so effective, if timber or plastic was to replace steel for the locking blocks, this lock would make the door significantly more secure than most other high security locks currently available.
Compressive Rim Lock
The CAPLOK Compressive Rim Lock (CRL) has been developed for high security and custodial applications.
The CAPLOK CRL is installed within the doorframe’s hinge stile member where it is securely protected against damage or tampering.
When the door is in the captive position, by simply rotating the key, a solid compressive block is inserted between the back edge of the door and the capture channel web.
If a door is forced against the compressive block there is not rotational or lateral force applied to the lock mechanism.
With such a simple, secure, and highly effective locking system, any door can be locked by one or more of the CAPLOK CRL locks, or other locking devices can be used to supplement a single CAPLOK CRL.
When the door installation includes the CAPLOK door alignment cam mechanism, the CRL is assured of obstruction and friction free movement for both the lock’s engagement and disengagement.
CAPLOK Door Alignment Cam Mechanism (DAC) 2172240
To further improve the security and control available from any CAPLOK or other locking device the CAPLOK door alignment cam mechanism (DAC) can be added to any custodial or containment application.
This simple manually operated mechanism is installed within the doorframes hinge stile side member. When the door is closed, by simply rotating a small lever or handle, the cam arm forces the door into contact with the front capture channel section; where it is firmly held and prevented from both forward and lateral movements.
The DAC not only ensures the door has moved to the fully captive position, it also allows any manual or electronic lock to operate freely for both engagement and disengagement.
The DAC also prevents any sliding action towards the rear capture channel as well as limiting the door’s lateral movement in this channel.
With the DAC engaged and the door is firmly held captive within the doorframe