ELESA MAKES IT EASY TO IMPROVE SAFETY!The CFSW Series Hinges from Elesa is a has multiple integrated safety switches built right in! And there’s more:
- Thanks to it’s super-technopolymer housing, this electronic hinge does not require grounding!
- They are UL approved.
- They have a high load capacity. These aren’t just a fancy switch with a working hinge, it’s an awesome hinge with amazing safety features.
- Can be installed in seconds, with just 4 screws.
- Meets IP67 ratings for corrosion and water resistance. Bring on the water jets!
- COMPLETELY TAMPER PROOF
We can help you with that.Elesa has come up with a calculator that will help you narrow your selection of hinges by entering the weight of your door, the number of hinges you’d like to use and the spacing between each hinge. Just enter a few key details, and let the software show you what’s available that will work in your application. Of course, certain assumptions are made: that the hinges are installed according to Elesa’s specs and the mounting screws are not over-torqued. Seems easy enough, though! Click here to see the calculator in action! Want to learn more about the variety of hinges we can supply? Check out the Hinge Section of our product pages, or use our Contact Form to reach us! We’re happy to help you in any way we can! Thanks for visiting!
Butt Hinges are very commonly used in all types of door or access panel applications. Butt Hinges generally come “ready to install” with very little preparation required. Most Butt Hinges have spun ends, which captivates the pin and prevents it from falling out in applications where there is lots of vibration or where the pin is oriented vertically.
Available in almost any material thickness, length and width, Butt Hinges are economical, robust and have a relatively short lead time. These are also available in Steel (unplated), Stainless Steel and Aluminum. Special finishes are also available if you need. Normally, these hinges are supplied with NO holes, but specific hole patterns are available on request. Call us or use our Contact Form to find out more.
New Stainless Steel Surface Mount Hinge Designed For Corrosive Environments
Southco’s new stainless steel N6 Surface Mount Hinge features an updated design that provides superior durability in corrosive environments. The stainless steel N6 Hinge is available in six sizes and with optional covers, offering maximum design flexibility. Available in 304 or 316 stainless steel materials with passivated or high gloss finishes, the N6 Hinge provides a refined look without sacrificing functionality.
Designed for indoor and outdoor use
High gloss finish option complements application styling
Available in a variety of hinge leaf configurations and sizes
Economical stamped hinges are available in 304 SS and 316 SS
Not all Stainless Steel is created equal. The Stainless Steel in your barbecue, for example, isn’t the same alloy that would be used in medical instruments or in your kitchen cutlery. There are a number of different alloys of Stainless, which may or may not include chromium, nickel, and molybdenum.
Since stainless steel resists corrosion, maintains its strength at high temperatures and is easily maintained, it is widely used in items such as automotive and food processing products, as well as medical and health equipment. There are MANY grades of stainless steel, but the most common US grades of stainless steel are:
The most commonly specified austenitic (chromium-nickel stainless class) stainless steel, accounting for more than half of the stainless steel produced in the world. 304 Stainless is also known as 18/8 for its composition of 18% chromium and 8% nickel.This grade withstands ordinary corrosion in architecture, is durable in typical food processing environments, and resists most chemicals. Type 304 is available in virtually all product forms and finishes. Most of the hinges, latches, and other products that are listed as “Stainless Steel” on our website are 304 Stainless.
Austenitic (chromium-nickel stainless class) stainless steel containing 2%-3% molybdenum (whereas 304 has none). The inclusion of molybdenum gives 316 greater resistance to various forms of deterioration. Some manufacturers specify 316 stainless in applications where the environment is particularly corrosive. Some continuous and butt hinges and a select few latches we supply are available in 316 Stainless.
Ferritic (plain chromium stainless category) stainless steel is suitable for high temperatures. This grade has the lowest chromium content of all stainless steels and thus is the least expensive.
The most widely used martensitic (plain chromium stainless class with exceptional strength) stainless steel, featuring the high level of strength conferred by the martensitics. It is a low-cost, heat-treatable grade suitable for non-severe corrosion applications.
The most widely used ferritic (plain chromium stainless category) stainless steel, offering general-purpose corrosion resistance, often in decorative applications.
Some manufacturers reduce the cost by using a lower grade of stainless steel, which means your product won’t have the same resistance to corrosion that you’re expecting. If your current supplier can’t (or won’t) provide the material certifications or if you notice that your “stainless” latches are showing signs of rusting or oxidation, maybe we should talk.
Use our Contact Form to reach us and we’ll set up a time to meet, either on the phone or in person.
If you’ve ever used a laptop or a flip-phone (remember those?) you’ve experienced a constant torque hinge. When you open a laptop screen to just the right angle, and it stays there, that’s a Constant Torque hinge in action.
These innovative hinges can do much more than that, though. These hinges can be configured to provide more (or less) resistance in one direction, or asymmetrical torque. This is very helpful with heavy doors or lids that need to be operated easily.
Check out Southco’s website for more details on their constant torque hinges.