Continuous Hinge: Steel

Written by Brian Steeves on . Posted in Continuous Hinges

Steeves Agencies stocks a wide range of Continuous Hinge in Steel! The list below shows the range of sizes and lengths we can provide. We can also supply the following services for low-volume or prototyping requirements:
  • cut to length
  • installation of springs in spring-loaded hinge applications
  • reverse-assembly of hinge
  • drilled holes

Continuous Hinge: Aluminum

Written by Brian Steeves on . Posted in Continuous Hinges

We stock a range of aluminum continuous hinge in Winnipeg! The parts in this list are supplied with NO holes.


Aluminum Hinges (with Aluminum pins, too!)

Part Number Material Gauge Open Width Pin Diameter Knuckle Length
A02501272 Aluminum 0.25 0.75 0.062 0.25 72
A02501672 Aluminum 0.025 1 0.062 0.25 72
Part Number Material Gauge Open Width Pin Diameter Knuckle Length
A03201296 Aluminum 0.032 0.75 0.093 0.25 96
A03201272 Aluminum 0.032 0.75 0.093 0.25 72
A03201796 Aluminum 0.032 1.06 0.093 0.25 96
A03201772 Aluminum 0.032 1.06 0.093 0.25 72
A03202096 Aluminum 0.032 1.25 0.093 0.25 96
A03202072 Aluminum 0.032 1.25 0.093 0.25 72
A03202496 Aluminum 0.032 1.5 0.093 0.25 96
A03202472 Aluminum 0.032 1.5 0.093 0.25 72
Part Number Material Gauge Open Width Pin Diameter Knuckle Length
A04001796 Aluminum 0.04 1.06 0.093 0.5 96
A04001772 Aluminum 0.04 1.06 0.093 0.5 72
A04002096 Aluminum 0.04 1.25 0.093 0.5 96
A04002072 Aluminum 0.04 1.25 0.093 0.5 72
A04002496 Aluminum 0.04 1.5 0.093 0.5 96
A04002472 Aluminum 0.04 1.5 0.093 0.5 72
A04003296 Aluminum 0.04 2 0.093 0.5 96
A04003272 Aluminum 0.04 2 0.093 0.5 72
Part Number Material Gauge Open Width Pin Diameter Knuckle Length
A05201696 Aluminum 0.05 1 0.125 0.5 96
A05201672 Aluminum 0.05 1 0.125 0.5 72
A05202496 Aluminum 0.05 1.5 0.125 0.5 96
A05202472 Aluminum 0.05 1.5 0.125 0.5 72
A05203296 Aluminum 0.05 2 0.125 0.5 96
A05203272 Aluminum 0.05 2 0.125 0.5 72
A05204896 Aluminum 0.05 3 0.125 0.5 96
A05204872 Aluminum 0.05 3 0.125 0.5 72
Part Number Material Gauge Open Width Pin Diameter Knuckle Length
A06202096 Aluminum 0.06 1.25 0.125 0.5 96
A06202072 Aluminum 0.06 1.25 0.125 0.5 72
A06202496 Aluminum 0.06 1.5 0.125 0.5 96
A06202472 Aluminum 0.06 1.5 0.125 0.5 72
A06203296 Aluminum 0.06 2 0.125 0.5 96
A06203272 Aluminum 0.06 2 0.125 0.5 72
A06204096 Aluminum 0.06 2.5 0.125 0.5 96
A06204072 Aluminum 0.06 2.5 0.125 0.5 72
A06204896 Aluminum 0.06 3 0.125 0.5 96
A06204872 Aluminum 0.06 3 0.125 0.5 72
A06206496 Aluminum 0.06 4 0.125 0.5 96
A06206472 Aluminum 0.06 4 0.125 0.5 72
Part Number Material Gauge Open Width Pin Diameter Knuckle Length
A06502496 Aluminum 0.06 1.5 0.187 0.5 96
A06502472 Aluminum 0.06 1.5 0.187 0.5 72
A06503296 Aluminum 0.06 2 0.187 0.5 96
A06503272 Aluminum 0.06 2 0.187 0.5 72
A06504096 Aluminum 0.06 2.5 0.187 0.5 96
A06504072 Aluminum 0.06 2.5 0.187 0.5 72
A06504896 Aluminum 0.06 3 0.187 0.5 96
A06504872 Aluminum 0.06 3 0.187 0.5 72
Part Number Material Gauge Open Width Pin Diameter Knuckle Length
A07503296 Aluminum 0.075 2 0.187 0.5 96
A07503272 Aluminum 0.075 2 0.187 0.5 72
A07504096 Aluminum 0.075 2.5 0.187 0.5 96
A07504072 Aluminum 0.075 2.5 0.187 0.5 72
A07504896 Aluminum 0.075 3 0.187 0.5 96
A07504872 Aluminum 0.075 3 0.187 0.5 72
A07506496 Aluminum 0.075 4 0.187 0.5 96
A07506472 Aluminum 0.075 4 0.187 0.5 72
Part Number Material Gauge Open Width Pin Diameter Knuckle Length
A09303296 Aluminum 0.09 2 0.25 1 96
A09303272 Aluminum 0.09 2 0.25 1 72
A09304096 Aluminum 0.09 2.5 0.25 1 96
A09304072 Aluminum 0.09 2.5 0.25 1 72
A09304896 Aluminum 0.09 3 0.25 1 96
A09304872 Aluminum 0.09 3 0.25 1 72
A09306496 Aluminum 0.09 4 0.25 1 96
A09306472 Aluminum 0.09 4 0.25 1 72
Part Number Material Gauge Open Width Pin Diameter Knuckle Length
A12004896 Aluminum 0.12 3 0.375 2 96
A12004872 Aluminum 0.12 3 0.375 2 72
A12006496 Aluminum 0.12 4 0.375 2 96
A12006472 Aluminum 0.12 4 0.375 2 72
A12008096 Aluminum 0.12 5 0.375 2 96
A12008072 Aluminum 0.12 5 0.375 2 72
Part Number Material Gauge Open Width Pin Diameter Knuckle Length
A12203296 Aluminum 0.12 2 0.25 2 96
A12203272 Aluminum 0.12 2 0.25 2 72
A12204896 Aluminum 0.12 3 0.25 2 96
A12204872 Aluminum 0.12 3 0.25 2 72
A12206496 Aluminum 0.12 4 0.25 2 96
A12206472 Aluminum 0.12 4 0.25 2 72
A12208096 Aluminum 0.12 5 0.25 2 96
A12208072 Aluminum 0.12 5 0.25 2 72
Other sizes are available upon request. Please contact us for availability!

Hinge Terminology

Written by Brian Steeves on . Posted in Continuous Hinges, Hinges

Piano Hinges, despite being very “low-tech” can be complicated to understand.  Armed with a little information, you too can become a hinge expert.  Here’s a crash course on Continuous Hinge Terminology.  Let us know via our Contact Form if you have any other questions.

 

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First, the basics.  When ordering a continuous hinge, you need to know a few important details:  Overall Width (aka OPEN Width), Length, Material type and Material Thickness.  Once you know these dimensions, the rest is easy.

Don’t know what you need?  Not sure what the industry standard is?  THAT’S OK.  We can walk you through the process and figure it out together!

 



Finishes

Mill Finish – Straight from the factory, no finish. A residual oil may be present on the hinge, left from the manufacturing process (and to protect from corrosion).  Our hinges are typically “2B” or “4B” mill finish.  4B is a brighter, more polished look right from the factory.  Little or no polishing is required.

If you plan to apply a finish of some kind, and don’t want to remove the residual machine oil left by the factory, request that your hinges be “cleaned” prior to shipping.  This adds slightly to the cost, but can make your finishing process much easier.

Powder Coated – For extra protection, and nice look. Typically available in White or Black.  Continuous Hinges typically don’t come powder coated from the factory for several reasons: they can get scratched or scuffed during shipping or when installed.  If you’re going to powder coat your enclosure, do it with the hinges installed, and powder coat them at the same time.  Nonetheless, it’s an option.

Anodizing – Aluminum hinges can be anodized.  This is an electrochemical process where the hinge is electrically charged and dipped in a solution in order to apply a finish.  Anodizing can produce a clear finish, white, black or just about any color in between.


Electro Polished & Bright Annealed –
Polished for that extra shine!

Lacquered – Very similar to painting.. this process involved the application of a lacquer finish that provides a nice look and some additional corrosion protection.


Hole Specs

 

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Blank- 
These Hinges have no holes. This allows you to drill your own pattern or welded to applications.  This is the most commonly used (and inexpensive) hinges we carry.

 

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Countersunk –
These holes are punched and then countersunk, to ensure your mounting hardware will sit flush with the hinge.  Holes on thicker material hinges are typically countersunk.  This picture shows a hole pattern that is not staggered.

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Coined-Countersunk –
Standard Punched Holes.  These holes aren’t drilled, but punched.

 


Leaf Styles

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Special configurations are available, but typically require a minimum order quantity and have a long lead time.  Need a special configuration quickly?  We can achieve a “one leaf reverse swaged” by simply reverse-assembling the hinge.  Easy!

 

 

 

 

 


Forming

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Specify forming dimensions from the centerline of pin to inside of form, or edge, or leaf.  Our drawings should assist in your designs.  If unequal leaf forming is required, specify  dimensions for each leaf

 

 

 



Notched, Angled, or Radius Corners

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Piercing Terminology

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Pin Heading

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Most of our hinges come standard with “tight, staked pin”.  However, if you plan to reverse-assemble your hinge, you’ll need to ask for “non-staked” or “loose pin”. Staking or tack-welding the pin in place (at one end only!) will be necessary in some applications.