Advantages of single-axis hinges

Advantages of single-axis hinges

Strongest under load: Institutional hinges for public spaces


Frequent opening and closing. Heavy impacts. Doors and cupboards in public buildings are routinely subjected to large forces.

Schools, hospitals and swimming pools, for instance, require hinges specifically designed to cope with higher stresses.

Are you currently planning a durable piece of furniture? Are you responding to an invitation to tender and want to be on the safe side?

Then you should trust in PRAMETA hinges. We are your specialist for institutional hinges, we understand your requirements and can offer the right solution for almost every application.

One solution. Many benefits.

Opening angle

  • Single-axis hinges allow for opening angles of 180° to 270°.
     
  • This makes it easier to access all of the cabinet interior.
     
  • No damage is caused by opening the door too widely.
  • Single-axis hinges allow for opening angles of 180° to 270°.
     
  • This makes it easier to access all of the cabinet interior.
     
  • No damage is caused by opening the door too widely.

Flat

  • The 5–7 mm flat hinge arms only take a minimum of space
     
  • This makes them ideally suited for modular cupboards: Drawers and pull-out units can be installed without problem.
  • The 5–7 mm flat hinge arms only take a minimum of space
     
  • This makes them ideally suited for modular cupboards: Drawers and pull-out units can be installed without problem.

Strong

  • Single-axis hinges are very sturdy and are carry a much higher load per hinge.
     
  • These hinges are suitable for heavily used cabinets and doors.
     
  • The twin version has just one hinge arm onto which two doors can be attached.
  • Single-axis hinges are very sturdy and are carry a much higher load per hinge.
     
  • These hinges are suitable for heavily used cabinets and doors.
     
  • The twin version has just one hinge arm onto which two doors can be attached.

3D adjustment

  • All Series 3000 and glass hinges are 3D adjustable.
     
  • This makes it quick and easy to adjust the doors in every direction.
     
  • It’s possible to separately adjust the height even with the twin/back-to-back hinge. Even with the twin hinge the height of the two doors can be adjusted separately.
  • All Series 3000 and glass hinges are 3D adjustable.
     
  • This makes it quick and easy to adjust the doors in every direction.
     
  • It’s possible to separately adjust the height even with the twin/back-to-back hinge. Even with the twin hinge the height of the two doors can be adjusted separately.

Stainless steel hinges

  • Stainless steel hinges are a natural choice for environments where furniture is exposed to aggressive substances.
     
  • Whether in a lab, MRI room or outdoors, our stainless steel hinges can withstand the rigours of challenging environments without suffering damage.
     
  • They are ideally suited for flat materials (HPL) and glass doors/cabinets.
  • Stainless steel hinges are a natural choice for environments where furniture is exposed to aggressive substances.
     
  • Whether in a lab, MRI room or outdoors, our stainless steel hinges can withstand the rigours of challenging environments without suffering damage.
     
  • They are ideally suited for flat materials (HPL) and glass doors/cabinets.

Why do I need ANSI Grade 1 single-axis hinges?

School children, students and the staff working in hospitals and restaurants often don’t treat furniture very carefully. Not only do the doors and cupboards get opened and closed more often. They also have to withstand greater loads, like when someone leans against or rests their weight on them.

The American Nation Standards Institute (ANSI) ANSI/BHMA Grade 1 certification is intended for just such routinely stressed hinges and other materials. It’s the most stringent standard in the world.

In many states in the US, hinges have to be classified as Grade 1 by the Woodworking Institute (WI) before they can be installed in furniture for public buildings.

This ultimate standard is meanwhile being used outside the United States as well to assure the long-term safety and durability of institutional furniture.

Durability test(internationally the hardest standard)EN 15570
Level 3
EN 15570
Level 2
Door weight18 kg7 kg7 kg
Number of cycles100.00080.00040.000
Door sag0,76 mm3,0 mm3,0 mm
Security test
Additional weight+72 kg+30 kg+20 kg
Door sag0,76 mmNo door dropNo door drop

Your ideas. Our hinges.

Are you planning a cupboard range for a school? Or participating in a tendering process for fitting out a hospital? Whatever commercial furniture project is lying on your desk right now, we can supply you with the ideal hinges. Discover the numerous possibilities offered by PRAMETA.

Example applications

You can find the answers to frequently asked questions about single-axis hinges here:

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