Torque Insert features position-control technology.

Press Release Summary:

Featuring 5 mm wide housing and overall single-fin profile, Model TI-C5M is suited for consumer electronics applications. Unit offers symmetric torque ranges from 1.3–2.66 lb-in. and is engineered for press-fit mounting into metal or plastic materials. Delivering full 360° range of rotation with minimal freeplay, insert can perform for fully qualified service life of 30,000 cycles. Unit is designed with zinc housing, zinc finish, and hardened steel shaft and torque element.

Original Press Release:

Reell's New 'TI-C5M' Torque Insert Introduces Ideal Position-Control Technology for Consumer Electronics

The new “TI-C5M” torque insert from Reell Precision Manufacturing introduces ideal position-control technology for a wide range of consumer electronics applications, including tablet and laptop stands and holders, device protective covers, and many other end-uses requiring precise and reliable torque performance over time.  The compact TI-C5M insert (5mm-wide housing and total weight of 2.27g / 0.005 lbs) becomes the smallest package offering in Reell’s extensive torque insert portfolio and provides an especially design envelope-friendly solution to satisfy marketplace needs for smaller and lighter end-products using minimal hardware.

The TI-C5M torque insert features an overall “single-fin” profile and is engineered for easy press-fit mounting into metal (with the exposed knurled-shaft version) or plastic materials (with the adapter-equipped version without exposed knurled shaft).  Symmetric torque ranges from 0.15 N-m to 0.30 N-m / 1.3 lb-in to 2.66 lb-in with the capability to achieve almost 10 times the holding force of competing hinge products.  The insert delivers a full 360º range of rotation with minimal freeplay and ultimately can perform for a fully qualified world-class service life of 30,000 cycles.

The torque insert is designed for durability with zinc housing, zinc finish, and hardened steel shaft and torque elements.  As with other Reell innovations, the TI-C5M torque insert additionally benefits from patented ReellTorq® clip technology for a premium quality feel, smooth and precise position control, and consistent torque.

Detailed specifications and CAD models for the TI-C5M torque insert can be accessed at and custom products can be engineered to meet application demands.

Founded in 1970, Reell Precision Manufacturing Corporation is a world leader in small-package position control offering a diverse portfolio of positioning hinges, wrap spring clutches, torque inserts, and precision springs and wire forms.


John Schannach

Reell Precision Manufacturing Corporation

1259 Willow Lake Boulevard

St. Paul, MN 55110-5103 USA

Phone: 651-486-3333

Fax: 651-484-3867


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