Damping Hinges are adaptable for numerous applications.

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Targeting laptop computer, medical, aerospace, automotive, and other industries, Aluminum Damping Hinges can be used on applications where lid or panel needs to close with slow motion action. Corrosion resistant hinges allow for customization by adjusting length and diameter of shaft, making them adaptable to any size and weight application. Life cycles can exceed 35,000 uses, and spring can be added for quick release.

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New Damping Hinge for Slow Motion Closing and Opening

Scarsdale NY- July 21, 2008. Hanaya, Inc. has introduced its line of Aluminum Damping Hinges for the Laptop Computer, Medical, Aerospace, Automotive and other Industries. "We have responded to numerous requests from our customers for slow-close/open hinges " says Jose Cortes, V.P. of Sales. 'We have worked with design teams all over the country to come up with a design that can be easily adapted to numerous applications , and we expect this effort to rapidly increase our client base," Jose Cortes added, " we made them of Aluminum for better corrosion protection. The design allows for customization by adjusting the length and the diameter of the shaft making the design very easy to adapt to any size and weight application. Prototypes are made very quickly and are versatil. In some instances, we have added a spring for quick release "

Developed to address the need for slow motion issues Hanaya's damping hinges have found their way into automobiles in glove compartment and central consoles but there are new and other markets where damping hinges could be used to replace gas springs or regular frictionless hinges.

"This focused new product portfolio further advances Hanaya's goal of bringing solutions to motion control for customers around the globe," said Jose Cortes. "Built on a cutting-edge technology factory, these hinges feature reliable and constant performance. With this exciting product line-up,Hanaya is once again redefining motion control industry."

Hanaya's superior manufacturing processes result in time-tested quality hinges. "Our hinges' life cycles exceed 35,000 in some cases and torque tolerance has been lowered to 10-15%. Between our Design Department and the Production Facilities that we utilize, we have accumulated a wealth of expertise, and proven capabilities within a wide range of industries. We effectively address unique requirements and challenges for motion mechanisms in a wide range of applications" said Jose Cortes. "Hanaya and its preferred vendors have a strong track record of quality and an extensive commitment to excellence. Our vendor's production facility in Taiwan and our engineering department here in the US have accumulated over 10 years of experience manufacturing and designing friction hinges for the computer industry."

"The key at Hanaya is that we work in close collaboration with the manufacturers and design houses around the world 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.

Damping hinges are used on laptop computers or where a lid or panel needs to close on a slow motion action. Damping 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

Jose R. Cortes
Hanaya, Inc.
53 Carthage Road
Scarsdale, NY 10583
1-888-5-HINGES (1-888-544-6437)
Fax: 1-914-472-5014


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