8000 Series

The 8000 Series Door Closers offer the ideal combination of appearance, reliability and durability in today's market. With features such as staked valves, precise valve adjustment and a complete range of arm and cover options, this closer can meet virtually any application challenge.


Closers for interior and exterior doors shall be full rack-and-pinion type with cast aluminum alloy shell. Closers shall be surface mounted and shall project no more than 2-1/8" from the surface of the door with standard cover. Closers shall be non-handed to permit installation on doors of either hand. Closer fluid shall contain lubricity and anti-oxidation agents. Closer fluid shall maintain stable viscosity to allow door closer to perform in temperatures ranging from extremely high to as low as -40°F. Closers shall have multi-size spring power adjustment to permit setting of spring from size 1 through size 6. Closers shall have two non-critical valves, hex key adjusted, to independently regulate sweep speed and latch speed. Closers shall have adjustable backcheck intensity controlled by a hex key adjusted valve. [Closers shall have adjustable delayed action closing controlled by a hex key adjustable valve.] Regular arm and top jamb closers shall have a non-hold open shoe permitting 15% ( + or – 7-1/2% ) power adjustment. **Closers shall be enclosed in a [molded resin cover] [plated or sprayed metal cover], Closers to be Norton® [8301/8501] [8501M] [8501MA] [8501A]. **For special arms insert that specification here
**Unitrol® Arm
Door closers shall have a fixed door stop feature effective at one point selected  at installation, from 85° - 110° in five degree increments. Door stop shall be cushioned by a shock-absorbing heavy-duty spring action effective at the [soffit plate] [arm shoe] pivot. [Closers shall be provided for parallel arm installation using a rigid steel main arm and secondary arm lengths proportional to the door width.] [Closers shall be provided for top jamb installation using a forged steel, rigid main arm and telescoping secondary arm adequate for the frame reveal of the openings.] 

**CloserPlus® Arm 
Door closers shall have a field reversible door stop. Door closer shall have a feature with selectable on and off ball and detent hold open. Hold open tension shall be adjustable effective at one point selected at installation, from 85° - 110° in five degree increments. [Hold open mechanism shall have engage/disengage selection actuated by thumbturn]. Closers shall be provided for parallel arm 
installation using a forged rigid steel main arm and secondary arm.
**CloserPlus Spring™ Arm
Door closers shall have built-in door stop [and holder] effective at one point selected at installation, from 85° - 110° in five-degree increments. Door stop mechanism shall be reversible and have a buffer spring that engages prior to the dead stop feature, reducing shock loads to the door and frame assembly. Door stop mechanism shall be non-handed and attached to soffit plate. [Hold open 
mechanism shall have engage/disengage selection actuated by thumbturn]. Closers shall be provided for parallel installation using a forged rigid steel main arm and secondary arm.


Bright Brass

Satin Brass

Bright Bronze

Satin Bronze


Dark Oxidized
Satin Bronze,
Satin Nickel

Bright Chrome

Satin Chrome

Statuary Bronze
Dull Bronze


Medium Amber


Black Suede
Powder Coat




White Suede
Powder Coat






  • 8301/8501: Adjustable spring sizes 1-6
  • 8301/8501: Tri-style® packaging standard (regular arm, top jamb and parallel arm mounting)
  • Exceeds 25 million cycles
  • Non-handed
  • Staked valves
  • Standard, separate and independent, latch, sweep and backcheck intensity valves
  • Cast aluminum body
  • Rack and pinion design
  • 1-1/4" (32mm) piameter piston
  • 5/8" (16mm) diameter pinion journals
  • 2-1/8" (54mm) projection (standard covers)
  • All standard arm applications (with slim, full or metal covers) allow doors to swing 180°, conditions permitting
  • 8301: shipped with slim line plastic cover
  • 8501: shipped with full plastic cover

Optional Features

  • Metal, architectural plastic or architectural metal covers (8500 or 8501 only)
  • Lead lined metal cover - suffix MLL
  • Delayed action



  • Heavy duty arms: Regular Rigid, Parallel Rigid, CloserPlus®, CloserPlus Spring™, Unitrol®
  • Slide tracks: push or pull side mounting

Typical Applications

Recommended for interior or exterior doors including:



  • Offices
  • Banks
  • Retail Malls
  • Hotels
  • Health Care
  • Clinics


  • ANSI/BHMA A156.4, Grade 1 certified
  • UL listed
  • UL10c compliant for positive pressure


  • ADA compliant (8301 & 8501)
  • 30-year limited warranty

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