Since this is a Continuous Hinge, you may optionally specify a cutoff length for the CAD model. This length will be rounded up to the next multiple of the knuckle length.
More varieties of cutoffs are available -- contact Guden to ask about Custom Continuous Hinges.
Best Guden Wishes for a Wonderful Holiday Season
From our Guden family to yours, wishing you a very happy and safe Holiday. We will be closed on 12/25 and 12/26 in observance of the Christmas Holiday. but our website www.Guden.com is always available for drawings, descriptions, stock quotes and delivery information and for more details on custom hinges, see our special site www.Hinges.com.
Slow This Year Down a Little!
Guden dampers look just like gas springs except they are filled with oil instead of pressurized gas. They're the perfect product for use to reduce the speed at which a door, cover or lid opens or closes and can even be used to slow the motion of gears, levers or pedals. Available from stock in either a compression or extension dampening, or even dampened in both directions as a custom run, Guden dampers can be used in many motion control applications. They just can't be used to slow down the weeks and months just flying by. Yet. At least not until they're incorporated into a time machine. :)
Is It Really All About That Bass?
I'm not quite sure really, but at Guden, I am sure that it's All About the Capabilities! We have access to some of the best laser cutting tools around and can supply a hinge in a shape or form that goes with just about any beat you can think of. Curves, cuts, even legs, no problem! We'd love to fulfill your Guden custom hinge challenge. And for all the custom hinge help you will ever need, click on over to our custom hinge site: www.Hinges.com
Hingeing Through The Snow
Well it's just December 1st and already most of the country has seen their first significant snow fall. And certainly the people on the other side of New York state from us in the Buffalo area have seen more than their fair share with almost 8 feet of the white stuff already. I'm not sure what kind of plow would even be able to handle that amount, but maybe this plow could help. It certainly only looks like a standard plow, but upon further inspection I can see it's not. It's a actually a hinge plow! The center is unmistakably the knuckles of a hinge and the sides of the plow are actually formed leaves. The hinge allows for the plow sides to rotate around the pin and angle into different positions. Unique for sure, and certainly will rank pretty high up in the running for my hinge sighting of the month.
Guden is thankful for so much this year, mostly YOU, our customers!
Have a SAFE and HAPPY holiday!
(Guden office is closed Thursday and Friday)
Hinges With Benefits
One of the most important things about picking the right hinge for the job is strength. What weight do you expect it to hold and what stress will it be under in the application. And in many cases, you'll need to balance both.
Take for instance this very light plexiglass door covering the spout for a water dispensing unit. It probably doesn't weight more than half a pound so a light duty .035 thick stainless hinge easily does the trick, but one thing this designer didn't take into consideration was the possibility that people opening the door would also lean on it. It's pretty apparent that the top of the hinge has already bent from the extra stress. It could have possibly been helped by a thicker hinge, and also having a connection point closer to the top of the hinge.
Just one of the things to consider when selecting a hinge.
In Honor of Veterans Day
Everyone at Guden is thankful for the time, energy and sacrifices that have been made by all our veterans to protect us, our country and our freedom, including our owner and president Al Guden.
The Not So Straight and Narrow
So you think that hinge leaves can just be flat or bent?
Stop, In the Name Of... Hinge?
I always look at hinges no matter where I am and a doctor's office is no exception. I now actually kind of enjoy when they leave you in the room for what sometimes feels like hours. What used to be time to just sit there patiently waiting has now turned into a Hinge Whisperer's field day for hinge and hardware sightings.
Guden Supports STEM Education
That's our robotics team, "Sachem Aftershock" #263 just as they were
putting the final touches on the 2013 robot. They went on to win many
matches in competition,
but were knocked out in the quarter finals
(a picture of the arena is below). It was a great season and we all
had a blast. Four kids in this photo are now at engineering universities!
The Not So Terrible Twos
We've all heard the sayings but are they really true. Is love really a two way street? Does it really take two to tango? Two wrongs can't make a right? Are there just two sides to every coin? In two shakes of a lamb's tail? Is a bird in the hand truly worth more than two in the bush? But how about the most burdening question of all? Are two hinges better than one?
Guden is The Custom Hinge Source
The Guden custom hinge site is all about custom hinge!
When Stainless Isn't So Stainless
One of the big misconceptions about stainless steel is that it doesn't rust. True, it offers a higher corrosion resistance than steel, but in outdoor applications, especially like salt water and salt air marine applications, there is that possibility you still get corrosion. Certainly the higher the grade of stainless steel, the more it will be able to resist heavy duty environments, but even when a high grade like 316 stainless is left soaking in salt water long enough, you'll get corrosion.
American Made at Guden
We proudly showcase our numerous Made in USA products all over the Guden website.
Safe and Secure at Guden
Guden Hasp and Staple sets are a great way to make sure doors or lids are not just closed, but kept securely closed.
It's a Wrap
Most hinges are made by wrapping a flat piece of metal around a pin.
Guden Weld-On Hinges Are Sleek And Smooth
Several things came to mind when I spotted this weld-on on the back of a trailer. Well a pair of them, I just wanted detail on the hinge so you just get to see one.
Guden and Wagner Casters Just Keep Rolling
When you don’t go with a Wagner caster from Guden, you run the risk of an inferior axle assembly and get this.
And no one wants a caster that doesn't do it’s job and roll across the floor but that’s exactly what can happen when threads, fabric, hair, or whatever else might be on the floor gets caught up in a low quality axle-to-fork connection.
Wagner casters from Guden feature a precision assembly which guards against this kind of problem which keeps them rolling smoothly and effortlessly. Exactly what you want from a caster.
The selection of stock Wagner casters is available here and every single other Wagner part number is also available with just a short wait.
Guden Hinge Design 101
At Guden, there are several ways at looking at this hinge knuckle, and depending on your viewpoint, some of the opinions may be better than others.
When designing the length of the hinge, Guden will always recommend that the length be equally divisible by the length of the knuckle. Or as in this case, you’ll get a partial knuckle that may be a little deformed from the shearing-to-length process.
We can certainly have the hinge cut by a saw so the end is nice and neat and with just a little bit more cost, but if cosmetics are what your application is needing, it might be the way to go. But on the other hand, this deformed partial knuckle may look a little ugly, but it allows for whatever length hinge is needed for the door length, AND as a bonus it also retains the pin so there’s no need to do an extra pin retention step like staking.
So which is it for you?
The Guden Hinge Whisperer
Well it was no surprise to me to receive a sighting from a fellow Hinge Whisperer on their visit to a naval museum!