Hollow Metal Frames
ME Series and MH Series Frames are formed from 18, 16, or 14 gauge cold-rolled steel, hot rolled steel or galvanized steel. (14 gauge 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 gauge steel universal hinge tap plates projection welded with provisions for 4 1/2″ (114) template type hinges and 14 gauge steel strike reinforcement plate, extruded and formed to the equivalent of 10 gauge, projection welded with provision for Universal ANSI A115.1 or ANSI A115.2 strike.
Frames for 1 3/8″ (35) doors have 11 gauge steel hinge reinforcement plates projection welded with provisions for 3 1/2″ (89) template type hinges and 14 gauge steel strike reinforcement plate projection welded with provision for cylindrical ANSI A115.2 strike. Reinforcement for surface closer made of 12 gauge steel.
Optional reinforcement provided for other hardware when required. 12 gauge masonry frames also available.