Sargent® | Assa Abloy

The Sargent 281 Series Powerglide® Iron Cast Door Closers are made for closing interior and exterior doors with a versatility to meet nearly any application’s requirements.

Applications for the Sargent 281 Series Powerglide® Iron Cast Door Closer include commercial and residential Property Management and Multi-Family Housing.

Sargent 281 Series Powerglide® Iron Cast Door Closer

  • Exceeds 25 million cycles
  • Certified ANSI/BHMA A156.4 Grade 1
  • UL10C listed for positive pressure fire test
  • UL / cUL Listed for use on fire rated doors
  • 25 year limited warranty
  • User friendly versatile mounting applications permit standard, top jamb, parallel and track installations
  • Self sticking templates supplied for most applications
  • Adjustable spring power allows 281 closers a size range of 1 through 6. They are adjusted to size 3 before leaving the factory
  • One door closer body for all applications
  • 281 are non-handed
  • Meets ADA requirements in all applications, except Push Side Track application (except track)
  • High impact non-corrosive plastic covers with two machine screws standard, ABS covers, metal covers and lead lined are optional
  • All weather fluid allows closer to operate effectively in extreme temperatures without readjustment
  • 1-1/2″ diameter piston for superior door control
  • Standard pressure relief valves for both opening and closing cycles protect the door & frame from damage caused by abuse
  • Heavy duty mounting bracket for easy installation of full size iron closer
  • Retrofits existing SARGENT 250 and 1250 Series Closer installations
  • The Advanced Backcheck (ABC) option begins to slow the door down at approximately 15° sooner than standard backcheck in the open cycle. The (ABC) option is used when the door needs to slow down earlier than the standard back check of 70°

Heavy Duty Construction

  • Heat treated full rack and pinion for high strength & wear resistance
  • Heavy duty one piece cast iron body provides superior strength and wear resistance
  • 1/2″ arm engagement over a 7/16″ square spindle ensures a wear-resistant tight joint


  • Machine screws and self tapping screws provided for closer and arm
  • In addition, wood screws supplied when installed on wood doors without through bolts

Full Complement of Arm Types

  • Standard and parallel arms
  • Push and pull track arms
  • Security track
  • Security parallel arm
  • Heavy duty forged steel arms are finely finished and interchangeable between SARGENT 281 and 1431, 250, 1250, and 351 series


  •  Separate brass low sensitivity control valves offer ability to separately regulate door speed, latching, backcheck and optional delayed action
  • All valves are captured to prevent accidental removal, adjustable with an 1/8″ allen wrench
  • Adjustable backcheck protects the door and hardware from damage during the opening cycle. Not to be used in lieu of a door stop.
  • Adjustable delayed action (optional) permits easy access for physically impaired individuals

Sargent Cast Iron Door Closers

To place an order for Sargent 281 Series Powerglide® Iron Cast Door Closer or for a quote, contact your local IDN Branch.
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