ASICO Metal Frame product is constructed with regard to joint designs and welding techniques or Knock down 3pcs frames (KD structure including strike jamb, hinge jamb and head). Prior to shipment mark frame product with an identification number as shown on approved submittal drawings.
More details for ASICO metal frames：
Frame steel thickness: 18 gauge (1.2mm), 16 gauge (1.5mm), 14 Gauge (2.0mm)
Throat depth available: 4 3/4” - 10 1/4”
Standard height of stops shall be 0.625 in. (15.8 mm)
Factory applied baked-on rust inhibiting primer or Prefinished.
Cut ready opening is prepared for single stud, door silencers, three (3) per strike jamb for single door openings, two (2) per head for pairs, except on gasketed or weather stripped frame product. Silencers shall be supplied and installed by others.
ASICO Frame product is mortised, reinforced, drilled and tapped at the factory for templated hardware or in accordance with the approved hardware schedule and templates provided by the hardware supplier.
Hardware reinforcing ready for Full mortised hinges and pivots, Strikes, Flush bolts, closer, hold open arms, and other surface applied hardware
Fire rated unique label 20 minutes, 1 hour, 1.5 hour, 2 hours up to 3 hours.
Now we would discuss the difference between face welding metal frame and a full profile welded metal frame?
Face welding is weld applied only to the face of the frame, usually at the 45 degree joint. The full profile weld is applied to the full contour of the frame at the intersection of the head and the jambs. Since most manufacturers can fire rate their frames knocked down (in 3 pieces), welding is not required and is usually for cosmetic appearance and ease of installation. Since the frame throat is sheltered by a wall on all sides, full profile welding is usually not required.
On the other hand, knock down frame will help users to install the doors easier then full profile welded frame since users are able to mount the frames to ‘’throat’’ one by one then fix them in the end.
Once the frame installation is done, door slab and hardware shall be an pretty easy part comparing with entire installation.