KNOW THE PARTS
Identify the Parts of a Crown Sports Locker Wooden Locker
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Wooden Locker Body
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Generally manufactured from melamine faced board 15 or 18mm thick.
The melamine face provides a durable scratch and water resistant surface which can be easily kept clean by wiping down with a clean moist cloth.
A range of colours and wood grain finishes enable colour co-ordination or the possibility to make a design statement.
Unlike a metal body locker which because of the manufacturing process is only available in a small range of sizes, the wooden locker can be easily made using Crown Sports Lockers state of the art machines to any size and configuration to meet any specific need. True versatility.
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Lock plates used on wooden lockers
These images will help you identify the type of lock plate that may be fitted to a wooden locker.
2mm bright steel plate fitted to side of the wooden locker body.
This is a universal plate but cannot be retrofitted to existing lockers with a different type of plate.
1mm stainless steel plate.
Wraps around and locates on the front edge of the wooden locker body. This may be in 3 different types depending on the application. See below on how to identify which is which.
Wrap Around Plate Identification
Identify the plate
1. Is it secured by 2 or 4 screws?
2. What is the width of the slot 6 or 8mm.
3. What is the distance of the slot from the front edge.
If the plate is secured by two screws it can be replaced by a plate with 4 screws
Below is a simple plate that may have been fitted to some wooden lockers by other manufacturers but offers low security.
Door Numbers and Scratch Plates
Door Numbers can be inset flush to face of door.
Scratch plates protect the wooden door face from scratching caused by padlocks or keys. The door number can be incorporated on the plate.
Scratch plates can be personalised with the Company Logo.
Doors For Wooden Lockers
The true versatility of wooden lockers is the range of door designs available such as:
- HP laminate
- Solid grade laminate
All of which can be used individually or as a combination to provide an unrivaled appearance to the changing rooms.
Solid framed locker doors
The frames can have moulded edges or square edges (Shaker Door) with an infinite choice of centre panels which can be a traditional raised and fielded panel or a plain or decorative panel in timber, laminate, glass or with upholstered panel.
Veneer Locker Doors with Square or Radius Edges
Glass Locker Doors
High Pressure Laminate Locker Doors
Solid Grade Laminate Doors: Doors machine from 10mm SG laminate and finished with radius to all edges.
MFC Locker Doors. Constructed from 18mm board and finished with 1mm ABS edges all around.
There is a wide range of locking solutions available to suit all applications and budgets, these options when used in combination with our own lock plate can offer improved security against forced entry. Crown Lockers only use locker locking systems that have a proven track record of reliability; there are only two mechanical components in a locker, the hinge and the lock, if either are unreliable the result will be aggravated clients and maintenance teams
All locker doors are right handed (hinged on RH side of door as you look at it) so the locks are Right Handed. The exception is on ‘Z’ shaped lockers when the doors are Right and Left handed and the locks similarly. This point is important since an incorrect lock will only work upside down!
Most of the mechanical locks Crown Sports Lockers fit have a hooked bolt which in the closed position locates behind the 2mm thicK bright finish lock plate. This is an important security feature since it reduces the opportunity of forcibly springing the door open. If an attempt is made the hook is restrained by the plate preventing lateral movement. The hole in the door for the lock barrel is machined as a ‘Double D’ which prevents the lock from being forcibly rotated thus releasing the cam from the lock slot
Image below illustrates this action, also the ‘Double D’ machined in the doors.
The locking systems can be put into 5 categories:
Coin / Token & Mechanically Operated Card Locks
Hasp Locks for Padlocks
Combination Locks Digital Keypad
All Crown Lockers cam locks are key retained when in the open position enabling the door to be pulled open without a door knob; they are fitted with a hooked cam which in the closed position locates behind our robust lock plate reducing considerably the risk of forced entry. Cam locks are most suited when fitted to personal lockers assigned to one user.
The Assa Abloy Cam Locks is our preferred mechanical lock option for ‘WET AREA LOCKS’ thus ensuring trouble free life even when the locks are subjected to use with wet chlorine covered keys. The six pin tumbler series is master keyed and a combination of cam, coin, or card locks can be on the same master key series. Crown Lockers have their own private registered Master Key series which are not available to other suppliers; this reduces misuse of commonly available series master keys.
Lowe and Fletcher Cam Locks are a cost effective and reliable alternative particularly when used in dry areas. They are disc tumbler master keyed locks.
COIN/TOKEN & MECHANICALLY OPERATED CARD LOCKS
These are most suited when fitted to ‘day lockers’ for multiple users. The key is retained in the lock in the open position. When a coin / token / card is inserted the cam can be turned to locked position and the key removed, when unlocked the coin is returned and the key is again retained in the lock ready for the next user. The main function of these locks is an effective key management system to reduce key loss or colonisation of a day locker for personal use.
Assa Coin Return Locks can be on the same Master Key Series as the cam locks, so on occasions when there is a mix of locks within a changing room only one master key is required also have the option of a fixed or removable barrel. Note hooked security cam.
The Card Variant of these mechanical locks uses the membership card which has specially punched holes to operate the lock; this refinement alleviates the need for searching for a coin.
Lowe & Fletcher Coin Return Locks are an alternative option, available as fixed barrel pin or disc tumbler mechanism also with hooked security cam.
Euro Coin Return Locks manufactured by numerous manufacturers to a standard footprint, they operate in the same manner as the locks described above but have a cross bolt action in place of the hooked cam.
HASP LOCKS FOR PADLOCKS – two options from Crown Sports Lockers
These locks are secured by padlocks, a simple cost effective solution to locker security.
There are many different versions readily available.
Crown introduce a new ‘Patent applied for design’. This lock offers unrivaled security from forced entry since the lock nozzle protrudes through the door making displacement of the lock body almost impossible plus there is the added feature of the rotating nozzle which prevents any torque being applied to wrench or destroy the mechanism.
'Thrudoor' Hasp Lock
Crown Hasp Lock
For those who prefer the more conventional type of hasp lock that is fixed to the door and operates by engaging the hooked cam behind the lock plate. The lock body passes through the door and is secured by a nut thus preventing the lock being punched back which is a probem with all locks that are screwed to the back of the locker door. This lock does not require an anti-scuff plate to protect the face of the door from the suspended padlock.
ASSA Hasp Locks
All AssaAbloy locks that have been fitted by Crown have the same footprint and can be retrofitted to existing installations.
COMBINATION & DIGITAL KEYPAD ENTRY LOCKS
Most people have daily exposure to pin numbers which has overcome the early problems of them being forgotten and they offer a keyless system.
Lowe & Fletcher keypad entry locks
Our preferred option because it overcomes all known operational problems of this type of lock and is available with a security hooked cam.
Features we like:
Human action to turn and lock the cam – this overcomes the problem of electrically driven systems failing to operate because of lock bolt having friction against the lock plate caused by pressure on door from overfilled locker.
Programmable for personal or day use.
Has simple mechanical key management over ride facility to open lockers when pin number has been forgotten.
Lock body is secured though the door thus preventing the body being forcibly removed.
Narrow footprint can be fitted to solid wood frame doors.
Available in black or silver finish.
Lowe and Fletcher Combination Lock
This lock is recessed into the face of the locker door face which not only looks smart but also does not damage the adjoining locker door face when 270 degree door hinges are fitted. There is a key operated override feature for opening lockers and is a popular choice with school lockers.
The Ojmar OCS Touch Lock is another preferred lock having a number of useful features and can be programmed for ether personal or day locker use, but it does have electronically driven bolt. Contact us for further information.
Digilock Key Pad Entry Locks
Pleasing looks but the electronically driven horizontal bolt can bind on lock plate preventing operation.
The locks are available programmed either for personal or day locker use. Both options have management keys which will open lockers in the event of a forgotten pin code.
RFL Radio Frequency Locks
Manufacturers include Ojmar, Salto.
All these locks have electronically driven bolts
These are operated by smart chips which can be embedded in a membership card, key fob or other medium. These chips can also be used as part of an access control system; for example allowing access into a car park, then into reception through to a designated changing room but preventing access to other areas.
This chip can used to programme gym equipment to a specific personal training programme. An additional option is cash less sales, and because the system is digital audit trails are available for all aspects.
Shown below are some of the bezels that may have been fitted by Crown Lockers.
Hinges with 1 joint generally open to 125 degrees maximum. Hinges with more joints open to 170 degrees. The multiple joint hinges look more robust but the joints tend cause the doors to drop after a period of time.
110 degree screw on hinge which fits either the cast plate with 3 ways cam adjustment or the cheaper pressed plate.
Clip on Pressed Plate
Clip on Hinge (170 Degree Shown)
Optional locker vent; chrome finish push in square grille 55mm x 55mm:
Two types of rail are commonly used: ‘D’ and circular rails. If it is a Crown Locker it will be a circular rail retained in the sides of the locker preventing loss through theft.
Anti-theft Hangers are supplied as standard fitment in Crown Sports Lockers. A metal ring is fitted over the rail during locker assembly preventing removal. Leisure lockers in changing rooms with hard floors are generally fitted with plastic hangers. Lockers in changing rooms with carpets are generally fitted with a wooden hanger either beech or walnut finish.
Lockers can have a variety of internal fitments to suit your specific requirements including:
- Shoe shelves
- Security safe
- Tie rack
- Hanging rail
- Coat hooks
- Separate compartments
To complete the installation, finish the tops of the lockers with a matching finish rectangular top cap. A light trough can be fixed behind this for upwards lighting or a closure to the ceiling can be fitted.