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.
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|
|Door weight||18 kg||7 kg||7 kg|
|Number of cycles||100.000||80.000||40.000|
|Door sag||0,76 mm||3,0 mm||3,0 mm|
|Additional weight||+72 kg||+30 kg||+20 kg|
|Door sag||0,76 mm||No door drop||No door drop|
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.
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