Spring Hinge Solutions for Unique Jobs

In summary, the conversation is about the search for a spring type hinge that can be pulled open to 90 degrees and lock in position, and then be released to spring back to closed position. The possibility of finding a hinge that can open to 180 degrees is also mentioned. The speaker suggests looking at a patent and considering the drawings and locking mechanism for the desired hinge. They also mention that there are hinges that can open to over 360 degrees, but may have limited applications.
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Spring hinges..?

I need a spring type hing to do a particular job. From a closed position when in use it can be pulled open to 90 degrees and locks in position. Then can be released to spring back to closed position? Also could one open to 180 degrees?...is this possible?

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It's all possible. What's your application? What loads do they need to take? Are you designing them or specifying them? Are you buying large quantities? What other constraints are on your selection?
 
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Another consideration is how you want the locking mechanism to work, especially what sort of release sequence you want. (Just apply extra force, or have to manually pull some sort of trip system?)
I've seen hinges that almost defy imagination; you can get them to do just about anything. Some will open to over 360 degrees, although they are pretty much limited in applications.
 

Related to Spring Hinge Solutions for Unique Jobs

What are spring hinge solutions?

Spring hinge solutions are mechanisms that use a spring to provide a flexible and controlled movement in a specific direction. They are commonly used in various industries for unique jobs that require precise and reliable movement, such as in medical devices, aerospace, and automotive applications.

How do spring hinge solutions work?

Spring hinge solutions work by utilizing the force of a spring to provide movement in a specific direction. The spring is typically attached to a fixed point and a moving object, such as a door or lid, and when the spring is compressed or extended, it causes the object to move in a controlled manner. The amount of force and movement can be adjusted by changing the type or size of the spring used.

What types of spring hinge solutions are available?

There are various types of spring hinge solutions available, including single-leaf hinges, double-leaf hinges, torsion hinges, and constant torque hinges. Single-leaf hinges have one leaf attached to a fixed point and one to a moving object, while double-leaf hinges have two leaves attached to the same object. Torsion hinges use a rotational spring to provide movement, and constant torque hinges use a spiral spring to provide a consistent amount of torque.

What are the advantages of using spring hinge solutions?

Spring hinge solutions offer several advantages, including precise and controlled movement, compact design, and the ability to withstand high loads and repeated use. They also require minimal maintenance and can be easily adjusted or replaced if needed. Additionally, spring hinge solutions can be customized to meet the specific requirements of a unique job.

How can I determine the best spring hinge solution for my unique job?

The best spring hinge solution for your unique job will depend on various factors, such as the required movement, load, and environmental conditions. It is essential to consult with a spring hinge expert who can assess your specific needs and recommend the most suitable solution for your application. They can also provide prototypes for testing and ensure that the final product meets all necessary specifications.

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