Barrel-Type Friction Hinges have 35,000 cycle lifespan.

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Suited for medical, aerospace, automotive, and industrial applications, barrel-type friction hinges are used where lid or panel needs to hold fixed position. Available as 1000 Series with 2-8 lb-in. torque, 2000 series with 8-12 lb-in. torque, and 3000 series from 12-16 lb-in. torque, each with ±10% tolerance, and with black powder coat and nickel-plated finish options. Friction hinge provides constant torque throughout 360° range of motion.



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High-Performance Friction Hinge, Barrel Type



SCARSDALE, NY-September 16, 2007 - HANAYA, INC. has unveiled a new barrel friction hinge for the Medical, Aerospace, Automotive and Industrial. The hinge is available in three sizes to meet different strength and space requirements. Each size offers several constant-torque options for different application needs. The hinge is available in 3 models with three different torque: The 1000 Series with 2 to 8 in.lbs., the 2000 series with 8 to 12 in.lbs. and the 3000 series from 12 to 16 in.lbs., +/- 10% tolerance. The life cycle of this hinge is 35,000. The new hinge is designed for numerous applications in a wide range of industries, ranging from aerospace to industrial machinery, from medical equipment to telecommunications and from computer equipment to food equipment and networking. The hinge is also ideal for applications in the semiconductor manufacturing, marine, RV/caravan, HVAC, vending, lighting and other industries, as well as on ATMs and similar equipmentEach hinge is available in two standard finish options: black powder coat and nickel-plated.

"This uniquely engineered friction hinge provides constant torque throughout its 360-degree range of motion. This allows the user to perfectly position doors and panels for convenient, hands-free access into the entire interior of a cabinet or enclosure" says Jose Cortes, V.P. of Sales. 'We are already cooperating with design teams at several companies and we expect this product to be in several products in 2008," Jose Cortes added, "This model can be made of stainless steel for better protection."

Friction hinges have been traditionally used in the computer industry, but there are new and other markets where friction hinges could be used to replace gas springs or regular frictionless hinges.

Hanaya's superior manufacturing processes result in time-tested quality hinges. "Our hinges' life cycles exceed 35,000 and in some cases over 100,000 cycles.

"Between our Design Department and our Production Facilities, we have accumulated a wealth of expertise, and proven capabilities within a wide range of industries. With the introduction of this model we effectively address unique requirements and challenges for motion mechanisms in a wide range of applications" said Jose Cortes. "We have been successfully repositioning our Engineering Solutions business to meet our clients' needs as they continue to switch more of their manufacturing to the Far East. Our production facilities in Taiwan and the US, and our engineering department here in the US have accumulated over 10 years of experience manufacturing and designing friction hinges."

"This hinge design is the result of months of close collaboration with manufacturers and design houses around the world. We designed this hinge in an effort to help them develop innovative solutions that differentiate their products from that of their competitors' by enhancing the smoothness of the open/close motion," says George Tan, Head of Engineering.

Friction hinges are used on laptop computers or where a lid or panel needs to hold a fixed position. Friction hinges should be carefully selected according to the number of operations they are expected to exercise and the force needed to move the part. There are torque and size limitations. "In order to achieve smoothness of operation, we work extensively with our customers. We refuse to go forward in full production until our prototypes or first articles provide the best feel and most reliable results." said Jose Cortes

For more information contact:

Jose R. Cortes
HANAYA, Inc.
53 Carthage Road
Scarsdale, NY 10583
1-888-5-HINGES (1-888-544-6437)
1-914-472-9115
Fax: 1-914-472-5014
sales@hanayainc.com
www.hanayainc.com

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