ABUS 83AL/45 Aluminum 0-bitted Rekeyable Padlock with Stainless Steel Shackle

ABUS 83AL/45 Aluminum 0-bitted Rekeyable Padlock with Stainless Steel Shackle

Code: ABUS-83AL-45-stainless-steel


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Product Description

Image in picture does not represent actual shackle.
The ABUS 83 Series is the leading rekeyable padlock around the world today. There are several advantages for the end-user and the locksmith alike. 

Main Features of the lock:
  • Lock is made out of "Titalium" which is a fancy way of saying aluminum alloy. The alloy is quite strong, comparable to what is used in the aviation industry. 
  • The locks are anodized, not powder coated. This makes the lock very "shiny" and corrosion resistant. The color will fade over time if it is exposed to the sunlight. 
  • It comes standard with the chrome plated cylinder to avoid any contact corrosion between the brass cylinder and anodized body.
  • It is a slightly cheaper and lighter alternative to the brass version. The padlock also works really well if you want to have different colors for different applications (e.g. blue for gates, red for storage, yellow for toolboxes etc.)
  • Stainless steel shackle works well with stainless steel hasps. There can be contact corrosion between the shackle and the lock body if the anodization (color) wear off around the shackle holes. 

Advantages for locksmiths:
  • Pinning Window
    • A pin can be quickly suppressed and the core rotated to the pinning window. That allows for extremely quick dumping of the pins and re-pinning it. We have seen people pin a padlock in 10 seconds from the start to finish. The pinning window makes it much easier to insert the bottom pins. No follower necessary!
  • 6th chamber access
    • The 5-pin cylinder can be turned quickly into a 6-pin, by adding the spring and top pin to the cylinder. That makes it much easier for the locksmith to cover those rare occasions where a 6 pin Schlage, Kwikset, Weiser etc. is required.
  • Quick shackle change feature
    • The shackle can be changed in seconds with a quick shackle change tool or slightly modified screw driver
  • Z-bar
    • Finally the Z-bar is symmetrical. If you add the Z-bar into the lock, the lock becomes key-retaining. Without the Z-Bar the lock is non key-retaining.
  • Most versatility - lowest stock with maximum applications
    • You can use any shackle for this lock, may it be brass, stainless steel shackle, or hardened shackle with nano-protect coating. You can use the same shackles for the SFIC (small format interchangeable core) version, aluminum body version, and shrouded shackle version as long as the shackle diameter is 5/16" and it is not the weather protect series.
  • Works with your standard lab pins
  • Works with most KiK or KiL cylinders with the adapter, which basically enables this padlock to work with any commercial locking solution. Purchase the KnK adapters separately or just add them to the lock.
  • Keyways: all cylinders contain one key blank except for the EVER keyway
Cylinder Cover/bumper is available. That helps keeping your equipment scratch free.

Advantages for the end user:
  • The ball bearing locking mechanism that provides a very high pulling resistance. That means that it will be very difficult for any attacker to pull or lever the shackle open. Pulling resistance is lower than for the brass version, but it is still very decent due to the Titalium aluminum alloy used for the body.
  • The ABUS 83AL/45 has a 5/16" shackle diameter, which provides good cutting resistance. If you need extremely high cutting resistance it is better to look at the 83/50 or the 83/55.
  • The lock can be rekeyed as many times as necessary. That saves money in case that a facility needs to be rekeyed or the lock needs to be used somewhere else. 
  • ABUS 83AL/45 has been in use for over 5 years now. That also means it has been tested by users and thieves alike for many years. All the kinks are worked out and the user can trust that there are no vulnerabilities to exploit easily.
  • Designed with the commercial and industrial customer in mind the aluminum body provides decent corrosion resistance and can take a beating.
  • We generally recommend the hardened steel shackle version with Nano Protect Coating. If you choose the brass or stainless teel shackle it can come to contact corrosion with the aluminum body where the anodiztion wears off.
    • The only reason to choose the stainless steel version is when the shackle gets scratched up extremely hard repeatedly. If you anticipate a scenario like that, we recommend you opt for a stainless steel option. It would be best to combine it with the brass padlock 83/45. However if you need the different color options, it is still a valid choice if the environment is not very corrosive/wet.
  • Very durable lubrication for a long lock life
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty by ABUS to cover any production defects 

Outside dimensions for each lock (see pictures to locate the dimensions of the lock):

Width [a]: 1 7/8"

Horizontal clearance [b]: 15/16"

Vertical clearance [c]: 1"

Shackle diameter [d]: 5/16"

Depth [e]: 13/16"

Height [f]: 3 1/4"

Weight [lbs]: 0.65 lbs

For our customers in California: Please observe the proposition 65 warning for this product: WARNING: This product contains chemicals known to the state of California to cause cancer, birth defect or other reproductive harm.