Mechanical Timer

Mechanical timer sliding door closer DICTATOR Mechanical Timer on doorAdjustable hold-open time for sliding door closers – without current

Comfortable operation of sliding doors, without power consumption, without electrical installations that often have to be controlled every year: no problem with the DICTATOR solutions for sliding doors.

Sliding doors that are equipped with the sliding door closer DICTAMAT 50 close as soon as they are let go. But if a door should stay open for a while, e.g. in hospitals to push a bed through, DICTATOR provides the completely mechanical and “currentless” functioning mechanical timer.

The mechanical timer is mounted in the open position of the sliding door. It uses the same functional principle as the hydraulic door checks, but with the opposite outcome: a valve in the cylinder limits the flow rate of the oil. This determines the time after which the roller lever will again be turned down completely and isn’t retained by the hook anymore. The door can close.

The delay time is adjustable. The duration depends on the closing force of the mounted closing device.

Type of doorssliding doors
Materialcasing zinc-plated (blue); fixing bracket stainless steel; hook aluminium satin chrome
Components includedmechanical timer, 1 hook 1020 with large hole, 1 mounting bracket, fixing screws for wooden doors
Delay timeAdjustable; duration depending on the closing force of the closing device (see diagram)
Possible closing devicesSliding door closer DICTAMAT 50 Spring rope pulley Counterweight
Dimensions Mechanical TimerDimensions of Mechanical Timer

All dimensions in mm
Installation Mechanical TimerUsually the mechanical timer is mounted by means of a mounting bracket laterally on the wall in the opening direction. The hook is fixed at the back of the door leaf in a way that the roller lever of the mechanical timer enters the hook during opening and is completely folded up when the door is open.
Adjusting Range of Delay Time
Adjustment range Mechanical TimerThe duration of the delay is adjustable. The adjusting range depends in particular on the closing force of the spring rope pulley in the DICTAMAT 50, the counter weight or the like.

In the adjoining table you can see the duration as a function of the closing force of the closing device. The data apply at an operating temperature of approx. 22 °C.
File NameTypeDate of modification
DICTATOR Mechanical Timerpdf2015/06/06
3DPDF Mechanical Timer, 500271pdf2018/01/10
DWG Mechanical Timer, 500271dwg2018/01/30
STEP Mechanical Timer, 500271STEP2018/01/10

Sliding door closer DICTAMAT 50 with mechanical timer



The DICTAMAT 50 closes sliding doors reliably and safetly – after a delay set at the adjustable mechanical timer.

Order Information

DescriptionPart No.
Mechanical timer adjustable, zinc-plated, with mounting bracket and hook 1020500270