|Forum topic by dakremer||posted 08-02-2012 12:13 PM||4138 views||0 times favorited||45 replies|
08-02-2012 12:13 PM
I have a new prototype I’m working on and want to incorporate these hinges into my design. I’ve looked high and low and these are the only hinges I’ve found that are adjustable locking hinges…..
Here is what the website has to say about them….
Economical-yet-rugged locking hinge made of tough black thermoplastic. Adjustable Locking Hinge Models provide positive locking at any 10° or 45° increment. Once locked, the hinge becomes an absolutely rigid joint, able to withstand 450 inch-lbs of torque (5:1 safety factor). Applications include adjustable fixtures, rotating fixtures, trunnion mounting, adjustable handles, foldable handles, adjustable part trays, adjustable shelves, adjustable racks, adjustable and/or fold-away work surfaces, positive positioning of lighting or nozzles, and collapsible structures. Patent numbers 5,586,363 and 5,689,999. Other patents pending. Made in USA.
MATERIAL & WEIGHT:
So what i need translated in to english is…...What does 450 inch-pounds of torque mean? I’d like to know how many pounds of force this thing can take at about 10” away from the hinge….2 hinges will be used, so will this double the amount of weight it can withstand??
Here is the website. I think these hinges are awesome. i’ve never seen anything like it. could be a useful piece of hardware in the shop. They make a metal version as well that is quite a bit stronger, but also quite a bit more expensive ($100ish each). This plastic version is about $19 each.
Does anyone know of a different source for a locking hinge like this or seen anything like this before? I think this is an amazing idea, with a ton of possibilities!
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