Custom Heavy Duty Hinges
Midlake is often referred to in the industry as the “Heavy Hinge Supplier” as we specialize in manufacturing off our curled hinge types from .060” thick material all the way up to .250” thick material. Midlake also manufacturers hinges that are laser cut, welded, fabricated and machined that require bushings, bearings and grease fittings.
There are many types of heavy duty hinges. In fact, almost every standard hinge and many of the custom hinges are available in a heavy duty version or can be made in one. Heavy duty hinges are designed to handle a greater load and stand up to greater abuse, whether it is more frequent opening and closing or a violent environment, such as a marine environment.
Where heavy duty hinges can be found
These hinges are everywhere you look – from your car door to the bus to the refrigerator in a warehouse or restaurant. These load-bearing components are essential whenever a great deal of work needs to be done or heavy components must be jointed by something that won’t break under the pressure.
The difference between a standard hinge and one of these is significant: a heavy duty door hinge can sustain over three times the load of a standard door hinge. That means that if a standard version of the hinge can hold up to 600 pounds, the heavy duty one is able to hold a door that weighs up to 2,000 pounds!
The most common places that an average person would notice these hinges at work would be on heavy equipment or lockers.
Other uses include:
- Marine uses
- Food services to keep coolers closed
- Transportation and trucking
Materials and finishes
At Midlake, if you can envision it, we can help make it a reality so your options for materials and finishes are abundant. Often, heavy duty hinges are made with steel because it is able to sustain a great deal of tension and pressure. Customers may choose to finish their custom hinge in any number of ways to create the appropriate look for their product.
Why choose Midlake
Heavy duty hinges are put under a great deal of pressure, making it especially important that the manufacturer you choose is able to deliver consistent quality and a design that is perfect for your needs. When you manufacture with Midlake, you are working with an American manufacturer, allowing us to provide a consistently high level of quality because we do the manufacturing ourselves. Additionally, production in the United States allows our customers to have greater flexibility regarding manufacturing quantities and turnaround time.
Midlake Products manufactures heavy duty hinges for commercial and industrial uses only.