Carbon Steel Continuous Hinges

Carbon Steel Continuous Hinges


Continuous hinges, or piano hinges, are essential components in a variety of applications, including electrical enclosures, truck compartments, toolboxes, building structures, doors, and the military and aerospace areas. These hinges have changed and developed since their first use with the piano, hence the name “piano hinge”, growing into multiple configurations. 

A continuous hinge is a single long unit hinge spanning the full length of a door, enclosure entrance, lid, etc. They are cut to specific sizes based on the application and can be manufactured in various gauges, materials, and sizes as well.

Advantages of Using Continuous Hinges & Carbon Steel Material

Continuous hinges offer many advantages, especially when manufactured from carbon steel, including:

  • Strength and Durability: Carbon steel is extremely strong and durable, making it suitable for applications requiring high load-bearing capacity and resistance to wear and tear.
  • Cost-Effectiveness: Compared to some other materials like stainless steel or brass, carbon steel is often more affordable without compromising strength or durability, making it a cost-effective choice for many applications.
  • Versatility: These types of hinges are highly versatile and can be used in a wide range of environments and applications, from industrial machinery to residential doors and cabinets.
  • Resistance to Deformation: Carbon steel has a high tensile strength, which means it can resist deformation under heavy loads or frequent use, ensuring the hinge maintains its shape and functionality over time.
  • Customizability: Carbon steel hinges can be easily customized, allowing for tailored solutions to specific application needs.
  • Corrosion Resistance: When properly treated or coated (e.g., with powder coating, galvanization, or painting), carbon steel can offer good resistance to corrosion and environmental damage, extending the hinge’s lifespan even in challenging conditions.

Piano Hinge Products

Our hinges are available in T304 stainless, 5052 aluminum, and mild steel. Explore our product selection below.

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