1. Solid one-piece stainless steel anti-friction latch provides 50% more surface contact with strike for superior strength and security. Reversible latch rotates 180 degrees for easy handing change without opening case. Precision-engineered curve provides enhanced cycle life with reduced wear to the strike.
2. Non-handed cylinder retainer and stainless steel auxiliary bolt for ease of changing hand.
3. Armored front completely surrounds latch and deadbolt providing increased lateral strength. Staked assembly design allows the armored front to self-align with the door bevel during installation.
4. Enhanced case integrity achieved through four case cover screws (one at each corner), plus interlocking armored front and cover design at the latch.
5. Roller bearing hub mechanism provides smooth, wear resistant operation.
6. Locking toggle includes clear indication of “locked” and “unlocked” states.
7. 40H case, cover, and armored front manufactured from 0.095” cold rolled steel for strength and durability.
8. Fusible link.
9. Four position hub toggle design determines whether each hub is always locked, always unlocked, or locked by key for easy handing change without opening case.
10. Lever return spring mechanism located in trim for enhanced protection against lever droop, providing a firm, positive return of the lever to the horizontal position.
11. Self-aligning trim mechanism for fast, easy, and accurate installation.
12. Curved lip strike and strike box assembly provides an aesthetic, non-handed solution to complement field reversible case.
13. Solid machined cylinder rings with tension spring provide resistance to wrenching of cylinder. Cylinder security screw prevents removal of cylinder without first removing interchangeable core.
The 45H and 47H mortise locks meet or exceeded the following standards:
American National Standards:
45H Series - ANSI A156.13, Series 1000, Grade 1 Operational and Grade 2 Security.
47H Series - ANSI A156.13, Series 1000, Grade 1 Operational and Grade 1 Security.
The 40H series is listed by Underwriters Laboratories for use on a 3 hour A label doors. These locks also carry the C-UL mark which is officially accepted in all of Canada, indicating compliance with appropriate Canadian standards and codes. The 47H series locks conform to UL437 Standard for Key Locks, referencing Door Locks. The 1E7J4 Cylinder used in the 47H series also conforms to UL437 Standard for Key Locks, referencing High Security Cylinders, and is listed for Canada as well as the United States.
Miami-Dade County Code Compliance Office
For the “AB” function the 40H series lock is certified for use in applications requiring a design pressure rating of ± 90 PSF for single doors and ± 50 PSF for double door openings.
The 40H series lock has received a notice of acceptance from Miami-Dade County and is considered Miami-Dade County product control approved. "WS" option must be ordered for the lock to include a "Miami-Dade County Product Control Approved" label for inspection purposes.
Products protected by one or more of the following patents:
4873853, Other patents pending.
Case: 0.095" cold rolled steel, 5 7/8" H x 7/8" D x 4 1/16" W. Steel is zinc dichromate plated for corrosion protection.
Faceplate: Brass or bronze material, 8" H x 1 1/4" W x 1/16" T. Lock face automatically adjusts to proper bevel during installation.
Strike: Brass, bronze, or stainless steel base material, 47/8" x 1 1/8" x 3/32" . Fits standard door frame cut out as specified in ANSI A115.1. Universal (non-handed) strike and strike box combination supplied standard with lock. Handed strikes (for use without strike box) available for special order.
Backset: 2 3/4"
Door Thickness: Standard lock configuration designed for doors 1 3/4" thick. Thick door configuration available for doors up to 5" thick (specify thickness when ordering).
Latchbolt: Solid stainless steel, 3/4" throw. Latch is oilimpregnated for anti-friction operation. Reversible without opening case.
Deadbolt: Stainless steel, 1" throw.
Auxiliary bolt: Stainless steel, non-handed. #4
Knob: Diameter – 2 1/8" ; Projection on door – 2 7/8" Material machined from solid brass or bronze .
Standard Lever Handles: Brass, bronze, or stainless steel base material for standard lever designs. Lever styles 3, 14, and 15 return to a minimum of 1/2" of door surface. Lever styles 3, 14, and 15 conform to California Titles 19 and 24. Lever styles 12, 16 and 17 do not return. Levers project 2 15/16" from door surface with H, J, R and S trim. Levers project 3 1/64" with M and N trim.
Decorative and Special Order Lever Handles: Stainless steel base material with applied finish.
Roses: Wrought brass, bronze, or stainless steel base material. H – Flat w/ round edge, 2 3/4" diameter. R – Contoured w/ round edge, 2 3/4" diameter. S – Flat w/ beveled edge, 3 1/2" diameter.
Escutcheons: J – Wrought brass, bronze, or stainless steel base material, 7 1/2" H x 2 9/32" W x 17/32" T. M & N – Forged brass or bronze, 8" H x 2 1/8" W x 11/64" T, through bolt mounted (no exposed screws outside). M – Standard cylinder; N – Concealed cylinder.
• 605 – bright brass, clear coated
• 606 – satin brass, clear coated
• 611 – bright bronze, clear coated
• 612 – satin bronze, clear coated
• 613* – oxidized satin bronze, oil rubbed
• 618 – bright nickel plated, clear coated (brass base material)
• 619 – satin nickel plated, clear coated (brass base material)
• 622 – flat black coated (brass base material)
• 625 – bright chromium plated (brass base material)
• 626 – satin chromium plated (brass base material)
• 629 – bright stainless steel
• 630 – satin stainless steel
• 690* – dark bronze coated (brass base material)
* 613 finish is designed to wear over time, providing an “antique” appearance. 690 finish will continue as a dark brown appearance over time.
Strength, Durability…and now Flexibility.
Sure, a mortise lock is one of the strongest and longest lasting locks available. But who says it has to be the most complex to order and install? When designing the 40H mortise lock, Best Access Systems decided to focus on things that would make the lock easier to use, while at the same time maintaining the strength, durability, and dependability you would expect in a BEST mortise lock. In addition to the ability to quickly change the lock handing, the universal case design of the 40H provides the ability to reconfigure a lock into many different functions easily and quickly, often by rearranging existing parts without disassembling the lock case. The efficiency of the design enables over 12 of the most commonly used lock functions to be included in just 3 case configurations. The 40H provides the ability to postpone decisions on how the lock will be configured all the way up to the point of installation, making it one of the most flexible and user-friendly mortise locks available. This translates into value for anyone involved in the process, whether they’re an architect, specification writer, distributor, or end-user.
Best Access Systems offers three ways in which to order the 40H mortise lock. YOU get to choose which method meets your needs.
Function Specific Lock
If you know exactly what you need in a mortise lock, and are confident that your needs won’t change, then order your 40H locks in the traditional way by specifying the exact function, trim, finish, and handing. BEST will build the locks to work exactly as specified, so they may or may not have the ability to be converted to another function in the future.
If you want to keep your options open, this method of ordering the 40H is for you. BEST has developed three “universal” functions that can be configured to a variety of common functions, all without opening the lock case. When any of the universal functions are ordered as a complete lock, all the necessary parts (including trim) are provided to configure any of the functions in that group.
For the maximum flexibility in ordering a mortise lock, BEST provides a way to order your 40H lock in three parts: Inside Trim, Case Only, and Outside Trim. The kits that make up these three parts have been carefully designed so that when all three are combined you have everything found in a complete 40H lock.
This order method is ideal for customers wanting to stock a variety of trim designs with a minimal number of lock cases.
No more searching through service manuals or calling technical support for the right part numbers. BEST has developed a variety of kits you can order when you only need part of a 40H mortise, rather than the whole lock.
A Case Only lock includes all parts normally included with a complete lock that are not specifically associated with either the inside or outside trim, including: lock case, faceplate, strike and strike box, fasteners (for case and strike), and installation instructions. Case Only mortise locks will be shipped in the standard mortise packaging, allowing trim kits to be included at a future date to make a complete lock.
A 40H Trim Kit is simply one half of a complete trim package. An Outside Trim Kit must always be matched up with an Inside Trim Kit to operate with a lock. Each kit includes all the necessary parts (including fasteners) required for installation that are associated with just the one side of the door.
The universal (non-handed) strike & strike box combination is supplied as standard for all 40H functions. For applications where the strike box cannot be installed in the frame, handed strikes can be ordered. Security Head screws are an option for this kit.
A lever set kit provides the inside lever assembly (with set screw) and outside lever assembly (with spindle attached). Thick Door and Tactile Lever options are available for this kit.
The Face Plate kit includes a finished faceplate and the appropriate screws. Security Head screws are an option for this kit.
As a security feature, the outside spindle on the 40H is designed to twist off during abuse before any internal damage to the lock occurs. The Replacement Spindle kit is a quick, easy, and inexpensive way to replace any spindles damaged by attack or abuse. This kit includes the inside and outside spindles, plus the pin to attach the outside lever.
Nothing’s more frustrating than spending time searching for the part number of a single screw. With the 40H Screw Kits, you don’t have to worry about that anymore. These kits have been designed to provide all the necessary fasteners for one lock in a single bag. All you need to know is the trim style and finish, and you’re set. Security head screws are an option for this kit.
With the introduction of the 40H mortise lock, BEST has decided to alter the mortise function letter designations to bring them in alignment with the BEST cylindrical lock functions. This way, a classroom lock will be “R” and a storeroom lock will be “D”, regardless of which lock family is used.
Lead Lined Feature – The 40H mortise lock can be lead lined to protect against x-rays. Since the majority of lead lined doors contain the lead in the surface of the door, the 40H provides lead lining for the holes cut in the door when preparing the door for the trim. The two holes that are lead lined are the lever hole and the cylinder hole. (except in double cylinder or non-keyed functions). To order: designate “LL” on order procedure (page 6-7)
Security Head Screws – Security head screws. To order: designate “SH” on 45H/47H in order procedure (page 6-7).
Tactile Feature Knob/Lever – This option is for use in applications where special notice is needed to warn the blind about safety or accessibility environments. Depending on the style ordered, the knob or lever will receive either grooves or knurling as the tactile feature. To order: designate “TL” on 45H/47H knobs/levers in order procedure (page 6-7).
Visual Indicators Feature – This option adds a visual indicator for certain functions that visually reflects whether the lockset is in the locked or unlocked position. This option is available for the following functions: TD– Dormitory, IND– Intruder, INL– Intruder, L– Privacy, LT– Privacy. It is standard on the H– Hotel function.
ED 211 Mortise Cylinder Wrench – The Best mortise cylinder wrench and test handle is an essential dual-purpose tool. It is used primarily to install or remove Best mortise cylinders without marring the cylinder surface finish. The single end may be used to test the lock operation, as well as align the throw pins.
To order specify: ED 211 mortise cylinder wrench.
ED 212 Mortise Cylinder Cam Assembly Tool – Mortise cylinder cams are quickly changed with the use of this tool. Approximate length 1 3/4".
To order specify:ED 212 assembly tool.
ED 221 Mortise Cylinder Thread Repair Die – Tool for rethreading 1 5/32" diameter cylinders.
To order specify: ED 221 thread repair die.
ED 225 Hole Tap for 1 5/32" Mortise Cylinder – Tap tool used to rethread housing threads for 1E Mortise Cylinders.
To order specify: ED 225 hole tap.
KD 316 Spanner Wrench (C54466) – All “H” locksets require the use of the KD 316 spanner wrench for door mounting. This tool is include with every (10) locksets ordered. If more are needed designate quantity and KD 316 on your order.
Case: 0.095" cold rolled steel, 3 3/8" x 4 3/16" x 1" . Steel is zinc dichromate plated for corrosion protection.
Faceplate: Brass or bronze material, 5 3/8" x 1 3/16" x 7/32" .
Strike: Brass, bronze, or stainless steel base material.
48HS1: Flat strike supplied standard, 3 1/2" x 1 1/8" x 3/32" Fits standard door frame cut out as specified in ANSI A115.5.
48HS2: Lipped strike supplied as option, 4 7/8" x 1 1/4" x 3/32" . Fits standard door frame cut out as specified in ANSI A115.1.
Backset: 2 3/4"
Door Thickness: Standard lock configuration designed for doors 1 3/4" thick. Thick door configuration available for doors up to 3" thick (specify thickness when ordering).
Note: Thick door not available in “R” function.
Deadbolt: Stainless steel, 1" throw
48H: Cylinder and trim ring only.
49H: M escutcheon supplied; refer to 47H specification for dimensions.
48H: Available in all finishes offered for 45H.
49H: Available in 626 only.
A. Locksets and Latchsets:
[Best Access Systems.] - [_________________] [_________________]
1. Base Specification: Best Access Systems components as listed in Hardware Schedule per Article 3.05.
2. Locksets and latchsets of other acceptable manufacturers must conform to the requirements of Subparagraphs 3 and 4.
3. Mortise Type:
a. Locksets shall be tested and approved by BHMA for ANSI A156.13, Series 1000, Operational Grade 1, Extra-Heavy Duty, Security Grade 2 and be UL10C
b. Locksets shall be mortise type with solid 3/4 inch throw one-piece radiused latchbolt made of self-lubricating stainless steel. Deadbolt functions shall be one inch projection stainless steel construction. Both deadbolt and latchbolt to extend into lock case with reinforcing a minimum of 3/8 inch when fully extended.
c. Knobs to be [ ] design. Levers to be [ ] design.
d. Furnish locksets and latchsets with sufficient strike lip to protect door trim.
e. Provide locksets with 7 pin [BEST] interchangeable core cylinders. [All mortise cylinders shall have a concealed internal set screw for securing the cylinder to the lockset. The internal set screw will be accessible only by removing the core from the cylinder body with a control key]
f. All mortise locksets and latchsets must conform to ANSI A156.13, Series 1000, Operational Grade 1 [Security Grade 2 for locksets in security areas] and be listed by UL. [High Security Option: All mortise locksets must conform to ANSI A156.13, Series 1000, Operational Grade 1, Security Grade 1 and listed by UL, and must include inter changeable core cylinders which conform to High Security Cylinder requirements of UL 437.]
g. Locksets must fit ANSI A115.1 door preparation.
h. Locksets and latchsets to have self-aligning through-bolted trim.
i. Locksets and latchsets must have the ability to change handing without opening case.
j. Auxiliary latch to be made of one-piece self-lubricating stainless steel.
k. Locksets must be available with tactile or knurled knobs or levers for identification of hazardous areas.
l. Lever handles must be of forged or cast brass, bronze or stainless steel construction and conform to ANSI A117.1. Levers which contain a hollow cavity are not acceptable.
Subparagraphs m through r describe quality features of Best mortise locksets which may or may not be available from other lock manufacturers. Edit accordingly.
m.[Spindle to be such that if forced it will twist first, then break, thus preventing forced entry.]
n. [Knobs and levers to be operated with a roller bearing spindle hub mechanism.]
o. [Permanent core face must be the same finish as the lockset finish.]
p. [Cylinder retaining screw, auxiliary latch, and strike must be non-handed.]
q. [Locking toggle on face of door must clearly indicate whether mortise lock is in the “locked” or “unlocked” state.]
r. [Cover and armored front must interlock at the latch, preventing the cover from spreading or bowing while under duress.]
Subparagraphs s through x describe quality features of Best mortise locksets which may or may not be available from other lock manufacturers. Subparagraphs s, t, and u should remain as a group, and subparagraphs v, w, and x should remain as a group. Choose either s-u or v-x, but not both groups.
s. [Mortise lock to offer a complete lock (including trim) with the ability to be configured in the field to any of the following ANSI functions: F01, F04, F05, F07, F31.]
t. [Mortise lock to offer a complete lock (including trim) with the ability to be configured in the field to any of the following ANSI functions: F19, F13]
u. [Mortise lock to offer a complete lock (including trim) with the ability to be configured in the field to any of the following ANSI functions: F12, F20]
v. [Mortise lock to offer a multi-function case with the ability to be configured in the field to any of the following ANSI functions: F01, F04, F05, F07, F09, F30, F31, F32.]
w.[Mortise lock to offer a multi-function case with the ability to be configured in the field to any of the following ANSI functions: F13, F19, F33.]
x. [Mortise lock to offer a multi-function case with the ability to be configured in the field to any of the following ANSI functions: F12, F15, F20]