Do you know the difference between a rim cylinder and a mortise cylinder?
By looking at the face of the cylinder, it can be difficult to tell the difference between a mortise cylinder and a rim cylinder. It's beyond the face of the cylinder where the differences become apparent.
Installed with long screws that hold the cylinder in place
Tailpiece is a thin length of metal that protrudes from the back of the cylinder, rotating when the key is turned
Tailpieces are typically cut to a specific length
Rim cylinders typically require more space to operate
Rim cylinders are commonly used in conjunction with
Keyed pull trims
Residential deadbolt locks
Exit Control Locks
Installed with a cylinder nut that holds the cylinder in place
Tailpiece is typically referred to as a cam which is parallel with the back of the cylinder, rotating when the key is turned
There are many different types of tailpieces or cams and ensuring you have the proper cam for your application can be challenging
Most commonly used on
Keyed lever trims
Cylinder dogging on exit devices
Did You Know?
Detex has created a chart to help you know which Detex products take which cylinder. Download it here.
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