Requirement: Proper torque built into the hinge that
will allow your application to work the way you envision it should.
Size: The smaller the footprint of your hinge the more
you can focus your design on the product itself. A small hinge package
typically offers you more flexibility in your design.
Requirement: Determine the expected life of your application
in terms of the number of cycles you expect the hinge to be opened
and closed over the life of the product.
Torque Over Life: This is a key for reliable performance of the hinge over the life of the product. Quality hinges will meet your torque specifications over the entire life of your application.
Torque: The resistance experienced during rotation of
Torque: The resistance required to start the rotation
of the hinge.
Back: The amount of motion (specified in degrees) that results when the hinge "flexes" after the force that is moving the hinge is removed.
Play: The amount of motion (specified in degrees) that
the hinge will move before you feel torque at a given position.
Appeal: Will your hinge be visible? Choose one that will compliment your application's design.
Conditions: Will the hinge perform to your expectations
in the environment of your application?
Designs: Deal with a supplier that has the capability to create products to fit your specific requirements.
Of Product Line: Save yourself time and effort by finding a supplier whose products and overall capabilities are best suited to meet your needs.