Cabinets can be found throughout industry, commerce, and in private homes. In industrial contexts, the word “cabinet” can be used to describe a simple, permanent tool storage compartment, or it can be used to describe a small sandblasting enclosure. Read More…
Marlboro Manufacturing, Inc.Alliance, OH | 330-935-2445
We take our customer evaluations as our only measure of success. If our customers are not happy, we are not happy! We will work with you until we find the right hinges solution for you.$$$
S & D Products, Inc.Bartlett, IL | 800-989-6365
We are here to provide you with any hinge you could ever possibly need! We are the hinge specialists committed to bringing you a level of customer service that is unmatched by the competition.$$$
Hardware Mfg.St. Louis, MO | 314-436-0432
Hardware Mfg. supplies stock inventory parts in addition to creating custom components for OEM and resellers. We work with a number of different industries such as agriculture, drug tablet, livestock, truck equipment, conveyors, and more.$$$
Jefco ManufacturingFort Lauderdale, FL | 800-684-4643
Jefco Mfg. has been a leader in the industry for over 40 years. With our experienced engineering and production team coupled with cutting edge technology, Jefco produces quality products for the Industrial, Marine, Aerospace, Defense, and Medical industries. We work closely with customers to meet/exceed their needs and design specs. Jefco has the ability to produce practically any design in any Mat. gauge, pin size, width, or length, in a variety of materials including Carbon fiber and Titanium.$$$
S & S Hinge CompanyBloomingdale, IL | 800-332-1227
Since 1932, the S & S Hinge Company has been providing customers with the best-quality continuous hinges possible. We have accomplished this by implementing a Lean manufacturing strategy that allows our company to do more with less.$$$
Sierra Pacific Engineering & Products (SPEP)Long Beach, CA | 800-433-5554
Our company is the true hinges expert. We own over 50 patents for fasteners and we are completely ISO 9000 certified. Our products are made with the customer in mind, and we take your requests as requirements for service.$$$
In office buildings, ornate cabinets can be installed in offices and lobbies, and simple cabinets can be installed in office break rooms for the storage kitchenware. Cabinetry is valued for its visual appeal and for its functionality; context always determines which feature takes priority. Simple cabinets for use in industrial settings like warehouses or factories can feature nothing more than metal sheets welded together and affixed with a door by simple butt hinges. Butt hinges are nothing more than plates bent at their edges and joined by a pin; they are fastened to the surface of the door and the cabinet. Other hinge designs are more complicated.
Hinges vary in the degree to which they are visible when the doors they support are closed. European hinges, for example, are not at all visible while closed. Surface mounted hinges are completely visible, and depending on the context they can be simple plates or specially designed for visual appeal. Whether or not all or part of a cabinet hinge will be visible depends on the hinge's configuration. If placed on the door's outer surface, it will certainly be visible, and if placed on the inner surface, the hinge's rounded knuckle may or may not be visible where the door and cabinetry meet.
Hinges that are intended to be visible are often made of stainless steel, brass or another material that maintains its sheen. A cabinet hinge's appearance is less important if completely concealed while closed, though in homes they still tend to meet higher standards of visual appeal compared to similar hinges used in purely industrial applications. Some cabinetry is equipped with spring hinges, which assist in closing cabinet doors or in preventing them from closing; such springs are used across the many contexts in which cabinets are used to make cabinetry more user-friendly.