Description   Industrial hinges are jointed devices that allow an attached part, such as a door or window, to swing.     Types   Butt hinges - Butt hinges are composed of two plates attached to abutting surfaces of a door and cabinet and joined by a pin.  Both leaves of the hinge are mortised (cut) into the edge of a door and frame. Half-mortised hinges - Half-mortised industrial hinges are butt hinges where only one of the leaves is mortised...
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Q & A on Hinges (industrial)

We asked our users for their input on Hinges (industrial). Here are the results of 35 users familiar with Hinges (industrial).

Who Took Our Poll? | Design Trends | Applications and Use | Features | Buying Advice |

Who Took Our Poll?Top

Design TrendsTop

Q:
What new technologies are influencing industrial hinge design?
3 answers
Answers:
Better longer lasting bearings Continuous hinges
~Purchaser, Austin, TX
IP or NEMA rating, Stainless steel
~Michael R, Manufacturer, Düsseldorf, Germany
Mouldings
~Chris Schodts, Purchaser, Brussels, Belgium

Q:
From your perspective, which companies are creating the most innovative industrial hinges?
4 answers
Answers:
Industrilas AB, EMKA, DIRAK, Southco
~Michael R, Manufacturer, Düsseldorf, Germany
Dirak pinet southco emka
~Chris Schodts, Purchaser, Brussels, Belgium
EMILE MAURIN (FRANCE)
~engineering, design, sens, france
Hager
~Purchaser, Austin, TX

Applications and UseTop

Q:
What are some of the applications you have used industrial hinges for?
15 answers
Answers:
Hinges for doors, hinges of doors for bus's cargo space, hinges of doors of truck wagon
~Engineering, Consulting, Ho Chi Minh, Viet Nam
Sheet metal industry, Server racks. Switch gear cabinets. Special vehicle industry.
~Michael R, Manufacturer, Düsseldorf, Germany
Hanging doors, mounting tank lids, movable machine parts, etc.
~Brendan I, Industrial manufacturing maintenance superviser, San carlos, CA
Residential Kitchen Cabinets
~Other, Portland, OR
Different applications
~Chris Schodts, Purchaser, Brussels, Belgium
Hydraulic liftgates
~Engineering, Design, Clover, SC
Instrument panels
~Engineering, Process/Production, Northop, United Kingdom
Retail showcases
~Engineering, Design, Mississauga, Canada
Special machines
~engineering, design, sens, france
High use doors
~Purchaser, Austin, TX
Prison doors
~Architect/Builder/Contractor, Phoenix, Mauritius
For gates
~Frank D, Engineer, Yonkers, NY
Machinery
~Other, Groningen, Netherlands
Doors.
~Technical Support/Services, Saanichton, Canada
Doors
~Architect/Builder/Contractor, Stroud, United Kingdom

Q:
Please share with us any “non-standard” applications that industrial hinges have been used for.
1 answers
Answers:
Truck hinges
~Engineering, Consulting, Ho Chi Minh, Viet Nam

Q:
Do you know of any disastrous mistakes that occurred due to the incorrect usage of industrial hinges?
2 answers
Answers:
Wrong material, expensive mounting processes
~Michael R, Manufacturer, Düsseldorf, Germany
Oversized and sealing
~Chris Schodts, Purchaser, Brussels, Belgium

FeaturesTop

Q:
What would your design or feature "wish list" be for this product?
6 answers
Answers:
There are too many types to make a wish list.
~Brendan I, Industrial manufacturing maintenance superviser, San carlos, CA
IP 65 or NEMA 4, 180° opening angle
~Michael R, Manufacturer, Düsseldorf, Germany
Less tolerances
~Chris Schodts, Purchaser, Brussels, Belgium
Security system
~engineering, design, sens, france
Never worn out
~Engineering, Consulting, Ho Chi Minh, Viet Nam
Ease of use
~Engineering, Process/Production, Northop, United Kingdom

Buying AdviceTop

Q:
Do you have any advice for people relative to buying or using industrial hinges?
2 answers
Answers:
Refer also to new companies on the market like Industrilas AB.
~Michael R, Manufacturer, Düsseldorf, Germany
There are a lot of hinges, do the research.
~Brendan I, Industrial manufacturing maintenance superviser, San carlos, CA

Q:
Is there any advice you want to share with users to help them avoid common errors in selection or usage of industrial hinges?
2 answers
Answers:
Choose hinges first before the design is complete and also use a correct sealing with your hinge axe.
~Chris Schodts, Purchaser, Brussels, Belgium
Bigger is not always better. The area a hinge mounts to is what makes a hinge function properly.
~Brendan I, Industrial manufacturing maintenance superviser, San carlos, CA


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