Offset hinges are a type of hinge that changes the swinging pattern as the two components attached to the hinge swing open and closed. They allow for greater control over the path of the swinging component, making these custom hinges an optimal choice in many applications.
Materials and Finishes
At Midlake, if you can design it, we will make it. Our manufacturing capabilities allow us to utilize precision equipment that can produce a high quality offset hinge that will meet or exceed your expectations. This also means that you have many choices for both material and metal finishes, allowing you to create a customized hinge that is ideal for your purpose. Common materials for custom offset hinges include stainless steel, steel, and aluminum.
Where are offset hinges used?
One of the advantages of this type of offset hinges is that it creates a more open space where the rotating component swings out because it allows that component to lay flush with the frame. This makes these hinges useful where space is limited and increasing the width of a door or other opening is advantageous. They are also useful when trying to keep the knuckles of the hinge away from one of the surfaces because the knuckles can rub against the hinge and cause wear or corrosion.
Some places you might see an offset hinge include:
- Lead-lined doors in hospitals or clinics
- On the door into a bathroom on an airplane
- Medical equipment
Many types of hinges can be offset, which means that either one or both of the leaves are formed away from the center of the pin. This results in a decrease of leaf width as well as a decrease of opening width.
Some common types of offset hinges include:
- Offset butt hinges
- Offset pivot hinges
- Offset strap hinges
Choose Midlake for Custom Manufacturing
Whether you need offset hinges or any other custom manufactured style of custom hinge, you can trust the skill and experience of Midlake to get the job done. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will answer any questions you have and work through the design process with you, delivering quotes, prototypes, and the final product as quickly as possible.