Southco has expanded its line of constant torque position control hinges with a new version that enables secure position control. 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, according to the company.
Southco’s E6 One-Way Constant Torque Hinge eliminates the need for secondary support components such as gas struts and door stays to hold doors or panels in position. The E6 One-Way Constant Torque Hinge offers a hold-open functionality that prevents it from closing on the user.
The hinge is sealed for outdoor use and constructed from corrosion-resistant materials. Southco’s line of position control hinges is available in a wide variety of torque ranges, sizes and materials to satisfy a variety of application requirements.
“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 Todd Schwanger, commercial product manager. “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.”