Southco, Inc., a global provider of engineered access solutions, has expanded its successful line of constant torque position control hinges with a new version that enables secure position control with minimal user effort.
The E6 One-Way Constant Torque Hinge enables heavy doors and panels to be lifted more easily by removing friction from the hinge in one direction, while providing high torque to hold them securely in place.
“The E6 One-Way Constant Torque Hinge offers an economic and reliable alternative to door stays and gas struts typically used in heavy panel operation,” said commercial product manager, Todd Schwanger. “The hinge provides reliable performance, and offers ergonomic and safety benefits by reducing the effort required to open heavy panels and allowing them to be held securely in position.”
Southco’s E6 One-Way Constant Torque Hinge provides reliable positioning with consistent operating efforts, eliminating the need for secondary support components such as gas struts and door stays to hold doors or panels in position. It also eliminates the resistance in the hinge in one direction, allowing a heavy door or panel or be easily lifted, and offers reliable hold-open functionality that prevents it from closing on the user.
Sealed for outdoor use and constructed from corrosion-resistant materials, the E6 One-Way Constant Torque Hinge offers increased longevity and requires no maintenance or adjustment over the lifetime of most applications, making it an ideal solution for off-highway access panels, automotive center consoles, and industrial printers.