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Potential Issues with Elevator Curtain Side Guides

Saturday October 11, 2014

Smoke Guard manufactures and installs smoke curtains for elevator openings. One of the differences between Smoke Guard’s solutions and the competitors include magnetic seals on the curtain edges. Other elevator smoke curtains require side guides to be built into the elevator frame allowing for various potential issues:

  • Curtains with side guides cannot be easily moved away manually by emergency personnel
  • A bulky side guide system typically projects beyond the elevator frame
  • Side guides can impact the fire rating of the elevator door and assembly and can also impact the warranty for the elevator system
  • Many exposed fasteners can be intrusive to design

Surprisingly, these are just a few of the possible issues side guides can create. Give Smoke Guard a call today to learn you how can get excellent smoke and fire safety without the need for side guides. 


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