closing device

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closing device, automatic closing device, self-closing device

1.A mechanism designed to ensure that an open fire door will close and latch in the event of a fire.
2. A device which ensures that a door will return to its closed position after being opened.
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The SnapQuick closing device is a feature integrated into packaging designed to be both more convenient for the user, as well as reducing unnecessary food waste.
Coming soon from Safe-Strap is Fall-Stop, an adjustable leg-hole closing device that allows parents to slide the Fall-Stop down over the child's legs, preventing him or her from falling out.
The Prostar XL device (Abbott Vascular, Santa Clara, CA, USA) is currently the only FDA- and CE-approved percutaneous vascular closing device for closure of large-size femoral artery puncture sites (8.5-10 F) [6].
This patented technology is essentially a locking and closing device, featuring a unique three-sided zipper system that completely locks the encasements in place and makes them bedbug escape- and entry-proof and bite-proof on all six sides.
Walk-behind planters generally have a wheel in front that drives the seed-metering mechanism, an often-hollow wedgelike structure called the shoe that opens the soil and helps convey the seed to the soil, a closing device that pulls the soil back over the seed--chains, discs, etc.--and a press wheel at the rear that ensures good seed-soil contact, which is needed for efficient germination.
To the outlets rood type closing device, and vibration feeders are connected.
"The standard test procedure for fire doors can be found in NFPA 252: Standard Methods of Fire Tests of Door Assemblies." The doors are tested as a complete assembly, which includes the door leaf, hinges, the latch, the closing device, and the frame.
Its FISH (femoral introducer sheath and hemostasis) de vice, billed by the company as the "market's only biological closing device that seals openings left by medical catheters," has been six years in the making and will have a nationwide launch next month, says president and CEO Ed Morris.
As wet grinding can result in overpressure in the grinding jars, the safety closing device should be used.
Blum will show its Blumotion closing device, which is now available for use on wood drawers, equipped with the company's Tandem concealed runners.