Frequency of useFrequency of use EN 1191, EN 14600, EN 12400

The frequency of use, one of the basic performance features of the Metal+ concept, ensures that regardless of the intensity of use of the door (number of times it is opened and closed) it will retain its stability and compartmentalisation capacity.

Heinen guarantees, for instance, that a door is fire-resistant when it is installed, but also that it will remain so when used daily over time, despite intensive use.

Performance table

European standards EN 1191
Symbols f
Frequency of use of a Heinen doorResistance class
Heinen
f1 (5,000 cycles)
f2 (10,000 cycles)
f3 (20,000 cycles)
f4 (50,000 cycles)
f5 (100,000 cycles)
f6 (200,000 cycles)
f7 (500,000 cycles)
f8 (1,000,000 cycles)

Standards

Standard EN 1191

Standard EN 1191 is the reference for two criteria: “durability of the automatic closing mechanism and frequency of use”.

During tests, the door has to close from 90° to 0° in 3 to 5 seconds. The number of opening/closing cycles defined by the standard is the reference used to determine the class of the door. After the test, the door must still be functional and the plays and actuating forces are measured to check that the standards defined are still met.

The durability of the automatic closing mechanism is symbolised by the letter C. This test measures the durability of the door and its fittings (door closer, lock, hinge). The technicians are not permitted to carry out any maintenance during the test.

For the frequency of use of the door, symbolised by the letter f, the same method is used except that maintenance can be carried out on the hardware, following a maintenance plan.

Standard EN 14600

Durability of automatic closing mechanism C
Classes Cycles
C5
C4
C3
C2
C1
C0
200,000
100,000
50,000
10,000
500
0

Classification: EN 14600
Test: EN 1191

The door has to close from 90° to 0° in 3 to 5 seconds.

  • No maintenance possible!
  • Door must work after the test
  • Measuring plays and actuating forces

Standard EN 12400

Frequency of use f
Classes Cycles
f0
f1
f2
f3
f4
f5
f6
f7
f8
/
5,000
10,000
20,000
50,000
100,000
200,000
500,000
1,000,000

Classification: EN 12400
Test: EN 1191

The door has to close from 90° to 0° in 3 to 5 seconds.

  • Maintenance possible!
  • Door must work after the test
  • Measuring plays and actuating forces

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