Hollow Metal Frames

ME Series and MH Series Frames are formed from 18, 16, or 14 gage cold-rolled steel, hot rolled steel or galvanized steel. (14 gage maximum height of 8’0″). Frames may be either knocked-down or have corners welded and ground smooth. All frames have aligning tabs and slots for secure and easy interlocking of jambs to head. Frames are provided with 9/32″ DIA. silencer preparation, (3) per strike jamb and (2) per head for double openings for field application after finish painting. Frames for 1 3/4″ (44) doors have 9 gage steel universal hinge tap plates projection welded with provisions for 4 1/2″ (114) template type hinges and 14 gage steel strike reinforcement plate, extruded and formed to the equivalent of 10 gage, projection welded with provision for Universal ANSI A115.1 or ANSI A115.2 strike. Frames for 1 3/8″ (35) doors have 11 gage steel hinge reinforcement plates projection welded with provisions for 3 1/2″ (89) template type hinges and 14 gage steel strike reinforcement plate projection welded with provision for cylindrical ANSI A115.2 strike. Reinforcement for surface closer made of 12 gage steel. Optional reinforcement provided for other hardware when required. 12 gage masonry frames also available.