plbwxt instructions

   PLBWXT Padlock Operated Bolt

- Installation Instructions -


A PLBW Padlock Operated Bolt may be used with a brass bodied padlock, please check that yours is suitable.

Before commencing the installation of the PLBW with XT sleeve please read the whole of these instructions and ensure that there are no door hardware conflicts, building safety requirements will not be infringed and all work can be completed safely.   Padlock Bolts are not recommended for installation to doors that form a part of a required exit.

PLBW may be installed so that the locking bolt shoots horizontally left or right or shoots vertically up or down.

The XT sleeve enables a PLBW to be installed without welding by using M6 x 1 high tensile fasteners (not supplied).

The XT sleeve is drilled to suit the countersink on most M6 metal thread fasteners, however, be aware that there are variations in the head formation of fasteners

When packed the XT sleeve is fitted so the bolt shoots to the right - to reverse that position, slide the XT sleeve off the PLBW body, reverse it, and then slide the XT sleeve onto the PLBW body (the end of XT sleeve should be about 12mm from the end of the PLBW body – a hole in the XT sleeve and in the PLBW body will then be aligned..

1.   Position the PLBW with XT sleeve fitted so that when locked the locking bolt extends about 60mm beyond the leading edge of the door or gate, then mark the position of the T sleeve.

  2.  Remove the XT sleeve from the PLBW, place it in the position you marked on the door or gate, then mark the centres of the countersunk holes.

  3. Drill a 6mm diameter hole in the door or gate (see note) at each position to accommodate the M6 x 1 high tensile fasteners you have selected.

Note:  You might need to make a small countersink to each hole to enable the head of the fastener to locate properly.   For metal RHS frames with a minimum wall thickness of 5mm, you might prefer to drill and tap to suit M6 fasteners.

  4.   Fit the XT sleeve making sure that it is tightly secured to the door or gate and slide the PLBW body into the XT sleeve, then insert the U drive pin (supplied) through the XT sleeve and into the PLBW body - drive it fully home with a suitable pin punch  (ie so that the whole of the head is below the surface of the XT sleeve). you may then install PLB/RP5 keeper plate and PLB/WB60 wall bracket as required.

  Modifications to the product other than those described above will void all warranties and/or guarantees on the product.

  To lock the PLBW – when the locking bolt shoots left —

A.   Open the padlock and turn the shackle to 180 degrees from its locked position and place

               the toe of the shackle through the end of the locking bolt.

  B.   Move the padlock leftwards and tilt it anticlockwise a little until the end of the locking bolt is almost flush with the end of its housing – then the padlock can be rotated anti-clockwise until its body is clear of the guard.

  C.   Now turn the padlock body toward you and allow it to swing down into the guard so that it hangs vertically – you can now push the padlock upward and lock it.

  To unlock the PLBW – when the locking bolt shoots left —

A.   Unlock the padlock and rotate it anti-clockwise about 90 degrees then flip the body upward   and rotate the padlock clockwise back into the guard about 120 degrees.

  B.   Now push the padlock upwards and rightwards to retract the locking bolt – the locking bolt can be locked open by passing the padlock shackle through the 13mm round hole.