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Depending on the method of design the resistance of motion can range from a slight drag to the components being fixed in a certain position anywhere in their range of rotation. There is a variety of pin styles available, but coiled spring pins are well suited for both the free hit hinges and the friction fit hinges. Read More…

Hinge Design There are two main types of hinges: the free fit hinge and the friction fit hinge. The free fit hinge barely has any friction or "drag" when the handle or latch is rotated. With this kind of hinge, the components can move and rotate independently of each other. The friction fit hinge requires some form of interference to prevent the free movement or rotation of components relative to each other.
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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.

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Marlboro Manufacturing, Inc. $$$

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.

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Sierra Pacific Engineering & Products (SPEP) $$$

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.

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S & D Products, Inc. $$$

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.

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Hardware Mfg. $$$

Fort 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.

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Jefco Manufacturing $$$

Bloomingdale, 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.

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S & S Hinge Company $$$

Walkerton, ON  |  800-265-3078

We’ve been manufacturing custom hinges in various metals and finishes since 1919, and are known by our customers as “The Hinge People®.” Larsen and Shaw offers custom hinges, enclosure hinges, heavy equipment hinges, light duty hinges, architectural hinges, industrial hinges, stop hinges, furniture hinges, and the new revolutionary R2 Hinge and PermAlign hinge. With manufacturing facilities in both the United States and Canada and our in-house design team, we are your one-stop-shop for all of your quality hinge needs.

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Larsen & Shaw Limited $$$

Middletown, PA  |  717-986-1111

EMKA® Inc. has established itself as a leading provider of quality door hardware and accessories. EMKA’s hinge product includes dozens of products for applications in prominent doors, flush doors and aluminum profiles. EMKA also manufactures several varieties of pin hinges. Our hinge systems are especially useful in industrial applications involving sheet metal and composite enclosures.

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EMKA®  Inc. $$$
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Several kinds of hinges fall under these two designs models. The designs of these hinges allow for the swinging of doors, opening of cabinets and drawers, suitcases, shelves, laptops and in some cases, cellphones. Very few hinge designs allow for the full 360-degree rotation of the several components. Other types of hinges include butt hinges which are very strong but cannot be adjusted once they are fitted to their purpose.

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The butterfly hinge is used on light weight objects and is usually easy to fit. Flush hinges are mostly used for light weight or small box construction. Barrel hinges are relatively easy to fit, and can be dismantled. There are also concealed hinges and continuous or piano hinges.

When picking out a hinge, the first thing to do would be to determine the exact use of the hinge in question. Then depending on your specifications, the manufacturer can construct one that fits your purposes. When purchasing, one also has to consider the maintenance of the hinge. After use over time, some hinges become too loose or too tight.

In these instances, it would be wise to consider getting the right lubrication materials to help maintain the hinges during use. This would however be dependent on the kind of hinge design being purchased and the purpose for which the hinge was purchased.

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