• Two point latching (top and bottom of door)
  • Top & bottom latchbolt projection adjustable through center case
  • Standard bottom latch compatible with latch track thresholds (by others)
  • Single and double door applications
  • Devices exceed ANSI A156.3 - Grade 1; tested to over 16 million cycles
  • UL Fire and Panic listed                                                                                              Note: Any retrofit or other field modification to a fire rated opening can potentially impact the fire ratings of the opening, and Sargent Manufacturing Company makes no representations or warranties concerning what such impact may be in any specific situation. When retrofitting any portion of an existing fire rated opening, or specifying and installing a new fire-rated opening, please consult with a code specialist or local code official (Authority Having Jurisdiction) to ensure compliance with all applicable codes and ratings.
  • Rods are 1/2" (13mm) brass, bronze or stainless steel


  • Door Types: Wood or metal 1-3/4"(44mm) Thick Door; Over 1-3/4" to 2-1/4" specify thickness and order as a 31- prefix.  4-1/2" (114mm) minimum stile with trim and 3-1/2" (44mm) minimum stile without trim
  • Door Widths:
    E Rail - 24" to 32" (61cm to 81cm) No cutting required for 32" door;
    F Rail - 33" to 36" (84cm to 91cm) No cutting required for 36" door
    J Rail - 37" to 42" (94cm to 107cm) No cutting required for 42" door;
    G Rail - 43" to 48" (110cm to 122cm) No cutting required for 48" door
  • Strikes: 646 Top Strike (Panic and Fire Rated), 624 Bottom Strike; 655 Fire Rated Bottom Strike
  • Dogging Feature: Hex key dogging standard; Cylinder dogging available (16-)
  • Mounting Fasteners: Supplied standard with wood and machine screws; Available with through-bolts and mortise (sex) nuts
  • Top and bottom bolt: Brass, Stainless Steel
  • Device Centerline from Finished Floor: 41” (1041 mm) for standard applications: 38" (965mm) for elementary schools and to meet local accessibility standards when a 300 series auxiliary control is used 
  • Center Case Dimensions: 8-3/8" (213mm) x 2-5/8" (67mm)
  • Projection: Pushbar Neutral – 3" (76 mm); Pushbar Depressed – 2-1/8" (54 mm)
  • Door opening/height: must be specified (102" max door opening)


Ideally suited for

  • Single door applications
  • Double door applications

 Schools  Healthcare  Commercial 

The 8700 Exit Device cannot be used less bottom rod. If less bottom rod is desired, specify NB8700 Series Exit Device

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