Hinges With A Built-In Safety Switch!

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© Copyright 2016 ELESA S.p.A.The new CFSW Hinges from Elesa with built-in multiple switches are designed to shut off machinery (or any electrical device) if the door is opened. Designed in a range of configurations, these hinges are tamper-proof, corrosion resistant and rugged for use in high-impact applications.  They’re also UL and IMQ approved! Available in a range of sizes and wiring configurations to suit enclosures of any size! If you’re looking for an easily adapted safety switch or if you’re adding or replacing safety switches, these are an easy solution! Would you like more information?  Use our Contact Form to reach us!

NEW: The Miniature Embedded Positioning Hinge

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New Product Announcement

New Miniature Embedded Positioning Hinge Offers Expanded Torque Southco’s newest ST Embedded Positioning Hinge provides precise, reliable positioning of smaller doors and panels that require increased torque. The ST-5A features a miniature design that allows easy installation in thin profile applications, and eliminates the need for secondary support components. Southco’s ST Positioning Hinges are preset during the manufacturing process, eliminating the need for constant maintenance and readjustment, and offer effortless fingertip positioning and a tested, repeatable cycle life validated for 20k cycles of operation.
  • Increased torque value allows precise positioning and smooth operation
  • Compact package occupies minimal space for maximum design flexibility
  • Eliminates the need for secondary support components
  • Maintains consistent performance without maintenance or adjustment
Learn more about Southco’s Miniature ST Embedded Positioning Hinge
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Let Us Do The Calculations For You!

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Hinge_CalculationElesa’s hinge calculator helps you pick the right hinges.

If you’ve ever had to find a hinge that meets a seemingly impossible set of criteria, you’re not alone.  Designers all over the world are often faced with the impossible task of finding components that “fit” into a design.  For example, you might need to find hinges that are small, light, a certain color, which incorporate a safety switch and on top of all that have enormous load capacity because the door can accommodate only two hinges at most.

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!

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New C6 Hinge From Southco

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New Product Announcement

Restyled Detent Hinge Provides Increased Corrosion Resistance and Cycle Life

Southco’s new C6 Detent Hinge features an improved design that provides increased corrosion resistance for applications requiring doors and panels to be held securely at predetermined angles. Constructed of robust plastic and stainless steel, the new C6 Detent Hinge features contemporary styling and enhanced functionality without sacrificing cycle life.

  • Snap on covers fully conceal mounting hardware
  • Robust plastic and stainless steel construction
  • Tested, repeatable cycle life of up to 20,000 cycles
  • Modern, streamlined appearance complements industrial design
Learn more about Southco’s C6 Restyled Detent Hinge
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Butt hinges

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20141001_143017Butt 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 Hinges From Southco

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New Stainless Steel Surface Mount Hinge Designed For Corrosive Environments

Learn more about Southco’s N6 Stainless Steel HingeSouthco’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

CLICK HERE FOR MORE VIEW DETAILS or use our Contact Form to have one of our people call you.

Constant Torque Hinges

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Constant Torque HingesIf 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. 

New From Elesa: 316 Stainless Butt Hinges

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Screen-shot-2012-03-15-at-10.49.52-AM_thumbElesa introduces a new hinge, in Type 316 Stainless steel!  These hinges, in this material, allow the application of the CMM-SST hinges on machines and equipment in those industries corrosion resistance, and ease of cleaning are of critical importance.

Available in a range of sizes, the CMM-SST Series Hinges are a great solution where you need a nice looking stainless steel hinge that provides a wide range of movement, and protection from the elements!

Need more information?  Use our Contact Form to reach us! We’re happy to send you more detailed information!

Special Bolt-On Hinges

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EH-Hinge---FIXED_thumbLooking for a different type of hinge?  If continuous hinges just don’t work for your application, or if you want something a little more “beautiful” on your enclosure doors, check out Southco’s new series of hinges!  Some have countersunk holes, others have threaded studs to allow for concealed mounting.

Bolt-on hinges can be installed easily, and look great.  Available in black powder coat or chrome, these hinges are a great option for end-users who demand functionality and good looks!

Want to know more about the styles and sizes that are available?  Use our handy-dandy Contact Form to reach us!

Custom Hinges–We can do that!

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Where do you go for a hinge that cannot be found in any catalog? Steeves Agencies is the place!  Looking for a butt hinge, slip joint hinge or other type of specialty hinge with custom swaging, radius corners and countersunk holes?  You get the idea: CALL US!  We do this all the time.

Steeves Agencies, for over 30 years, has been sourcing specialty hardware of all kinds, whether it’s in our catalogs or not. Give us a try!  If we can’t help, or if we can’t make it in a cost-effective way, we’ll gladly point you in the right direction.

Send us a message via our Contact Form and we’ll respond immediately.   We hope to hear from you soon!