180 degree hinges

The specialist team at DIRAK have recently launched their new 180° stainless steel hinge for specialist cabinets where corrosion-resistance and robust service performance are defined requirements.

The new screw-on hinge in AISI 303 features integral M5 threads for internal screw fixing which both speeds up installation and enhances security.

Designed to fit industry standard 20mm surface-mounted door returns, this lift-off hinge will open to 180° for adjacent cabinets and 270° for single installations.

Our new 180° opening, lift-off hinge from DIRAK offers a convenient and robust solution to the problem of how to comfortably lift-off a cabinet door for installation or maintenance.

This new hinge, with steel frame component which matches a zinc-die door fixing element, easily slides into and out of engagement at a 30° opening angle, so permitting simple lift-off of the door.

Developed in the conviction that hinge solutions for industrial cabinet construction require a high flexibility in combination with stability and security during operation, the hinge was conceived to lift-off while retaining a captive fixed pin.

The new hinge is compatible with standard 25mm door returns as typically used on steel cabinets in the specialist enclosure industry for electrical and 19” rack industries and for machine housings.

The new DIRAK hinge Pr01 now launched by our Panel Fittings team marks an innovative approach to the time-saving installation of IP65/67 hinging for specialist enclosures. DIRAK believe that to meet the requirements of industrial applications, panel hinges must be sturdy, robust and durable. Additionally, they should offer simple assembly, high strength and flexible usage. Consequently, for these applications they have developed a novel new hinge with fastening bracket, which ensures a precise fit in the rectangular cutouts and allows for easy installation using only one screw per side. Additionally, the seals on the hinge provide protection against the ingress of water and dust.

The stepped mounting surface on the back of each hinge half allows for easy alignment in the cutout and the gasketed fastening brackets can be tightened with a single screw, allowing for easy hinge positioning. This 180° opening hinge for nested doors (LH/RH) has been designed to require only one screw on each hinge flap. The hinge is moulded to fit rectangular cutouts on the door and frame with clamping backplate incorporating a gasket seal and positive location which enables a degree of adjustment and uses a single screw either side to clamp securely.

The design is configured to fit doors of thickness up to 4mm using the standard M6x12mm screws supplied. With longer screws then thicker panels may be accommodated. The Pr01 series is available in 50x40mm, 54x50mm and 60x60mm sizes.

We are delighted to have a full range of stainless steel hinges for specialist enclosures available at our Online store – we have seen a gradual increase in requirements for stainless hinges for many years as applications and the corresponding specifications become more demanding. FDB Panel Fittings have responded to this trend with lift-off, butt style, removable pin hinges, weld on, bolt on, concealed, external and friction hinges in AISI 316, 304, 303, material and with 120 deg, 180 deg and 270 deg opening.

New high load capacity corner hinge

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This new DIRAK high load capacity corner hinge offers specialist panel builders a simple way to quickly and effectively mount heavy doors with 180° opening and a lift-off facility. The Pr04 corner hinge suits surface mounted doors where an external visible installation is appropriate. The hinge is a substantial 92mm length manufactured in zinc-die with […]

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Clean by design AISI 316 stainless steel 180° panel hinges

24 January 2019

These beautifully designed AISI 316 stainless steel 180° hinges provide secure rear mounted installation along with an easy clean dirt resistant style. Their AISI 316 construction further ensures a high degree of resistance to weather, corrosion and chemicals. The rugged design and construction of these 180° lift-off hinges means they can be used in the […]

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New DIRAK lift-off hinge concept

17 May 2018

The team here at FDB Panel Fittings have found that hinge solutions for construction of electrical and 19” industrial cabinets require a high degree of design flexibility in combination with stability and security during operation. It was from this close relationship with the specialist panel industry that the new “pop and click” lift-off door hinge […]

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50mm nested door hinge offers 180°/270° opening – from FDB Online

26 April 2018

These 218-9104 50mm hinges from our Online store, in zinc-die with black or chrome finish offer a simple solution for doors of larger nested industrial enclosures on an ex-stock, same-day despatch basis with easy online ordering. Standard configuration is for nested mounting with countersunk M6 screws or M6 integral studs. The latter version can also […]

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180°/270° opening – 40mm metal cabinet hinges ex-stock from our Online store

18 March 2018

Our Panel Fittings range includes these 180°/270° 40mm hinges available in our Online Store portfolio for use on general purpose or specialist metal enclosures and cabinets. The 218-9004 hinges mounted with M5 countersunk screws are also available as a grounding/earth continuity component with M5 studs and serrated earthing washers. These rugged zinc-die hinges in black […]

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Novel 2 stage hinges for flush doors

16 March 2016

These novel EMKA 1042/3 two stage hinges provide a full 180° door opening for removable flush doors on large or small cabinets, with two sizes to suit industrial enclosures and electrical housings. The 1042/3 hinges provide this unusual facility for flush doors and are concealed within the cabinet using internal weld-on mounting, which combined with […]

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