• 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. We work hard to foster innovation in everything we do. If there is a better way to do something, we will find it! Discover what we can do for you by contacting us today!

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  • 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. We continually improve on past designs by taking your feedback into account. You'll never have to worry about our quality or service. Contact us today for more info!

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  • 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. Our team of professionals is committed to upholding the principles on which we were founded including honor and integrity. We strongly believe that our business hinges on your business and we couldn’t have made it to the top without you! Call or email us today to find out more!

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  • 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. We have top of the line hardware and hinges. We utilize a full range of materials for our customers to choose from and we can assist you with finding the very best product for your application. Contact us today for more information.

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  • 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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  • 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. Our customers enjoy short lead times and competitive prices on our continuous hinges. Our hinges can be used in marine, industrial, MRO, and many other applications.

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  • 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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Industrial Hinges

Every aspect of an industrial operation, down to the finest detail, has to be sturdy and strong to endure the stress and strain of manufacturing processes. Tools, machines, buildings, and storage areas are designed for constant and rugged use to ensure they will last and not need replacement. These requirements also apply to a part used in production that is frequently overlooked, the common and reliable hinge.

As with any part used in an industry, the industrial hinge has to be specially designed to have all the necessary qualities of longevity, durability, and reliability. These may seem to be logical attributes. In actuality, they require as much precision planning as any other part of production.

The most notable quality of industrial hinges can be summarized with the phrase “heavy duty”. Every producer of industrial hinges emphasizes this characteristic. Most of the doors for cupboards, cabinets, and entry ways in an industrial complex are heavy and made of some form of steel. Their hinges have to be able to provide support and stability so doors do not scrape or twist when opening and closing. They are usually made of materials that are comparable to the metal of the door.

A typical type of steel used for manufacturing heavy duty hinges is American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) grade 1018, a medium low-carbon steel, which is chosen for its formability, strength, and weldability. These characteristics offer manufacturers the flexibility to shape, design, and form hinges of varying sizes and lengths.

Stainless steel is a very popular alloy for the manufacture of a variety of products, including hinges. Most people believe that stainless steel is one type of metal like carbon, aluminum, or brass. In actuality, it breaks into multiple grades depending on its alloy mixture. For the producing of hinges, SAE 316L and SAE 304L are the most common grades used.

SAE 316L and SAE 304L are the perfect choice for the manufacture of industrial hinges since they are corrosion and heat resistant, have low temperature strength, and excellent mechanical properties. They are adaptable to any conditions making them ideal for environments with caustic liquids, high traffic, and fluctuating temperatures. As with ASTM grade 1018 steel, they can easily be shaped into any configuration for customization.

An unusual and necessary quality of hinges for industrial use is their flexibility. Hinges purchased at a hardware store have holes and are shaped to be installed. Hinges for industrial use come in the rawest form so that they can be adapted to fit the customer’s specific needs. This is necessary since industrial cabinets and doors are designed for their unique purpose and usually are not standardized.