WHY IS THE GSS LOCKER SO DURABLE?
The most abused part of any locker is the door.
And by far, the 2 most common ways in which locker doors are damaged are:
- The door bends or breaks at the hinge so it either won't close or is ripped right off the frame.
- The door is pushed back inside the locker forced right in past the latch.
GSS has addressed both of these problems with superior design.
Most lockers are made with 3 Butt Hinges fastened to the door and the frame, each usually 3” long. This concentrates all the stresses put on the door and frame onto only 9”of its length.
GSS pioneered the use of full length Piano hinges that run the full length of the door. All stress loads are spread out over the entire 66” length of the door. In addition, the frame side of the hinge is not a separate tacked-on piece, but rather an integral part of the frame.
On many lockers the door stop consists of just the vulnerable hasp of the latching mechanism which is welded onto the frame. The GSS locker door stop, like the hinge, runs the full length of the door, and again, is an integral extension of the frame itself, not a welded on after- thought. This makes it virtually impossible to force the door back inside the locker.
Are GSS lockers indestructible? Of course not, but they are as close as you can get.