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- ANSI Products Standards
- CAL-ROYAL HINGES complies with ANSI A156.1 (Butts and Hinges), A156.7 (Template hinge dimensions), A156.17 (Self Closing Hinges and Pivots), A 156.18 (materials and Finishes)
- Plain Bearing Standard Weight
- For Standard weight doors receiving low frequency service. Template hinges are furnished with all machine and wood screws
- Ball Bearing Standard Weight
- For Standard weight doors receiving average frequency service. Template hinges are furnished with all machine and wood screws
- Ball Bearing Heavy Weight
- For Heavy Doors (such as entrance and corridors) or doors receiving high frequency service. Inner edges are beveled to conform the shape of barrel and to make close fitting joints. Heavy weight template hinges are equipped with all machine and one half screws
- Half Surface 5 Knuckle Template
- For standard weight Kalamein doors with hollow metal jambs receiving average frequency service
- Half Mortise 5 Knuckle Template
- For hollow metal doors with channel iron jambs receiving average frequency service
- Swing Clear
- For use where conditions require a completely clear opening when door is opened to 90 degree angle. Inner edges of leaves are beveled to conform to shape of barrel and to make close fitting joints. Phillips head threaded plug permits hinge to be reversed to suit application
- Full Mortise
- Both leaves are mortised. One leaf in the door and one leaf in the frame (wood door or hollow metal door with wood frame or hollow metal frame)
- Half Mortise
- One leaf is mortised in the door and the other is surface applied to the frame (hollow metal door with channel iron frame)
- Full Surface
- Both leaves are applied to the surface, one to the door and the other to the frame (metal core door or hollow metal door with channel iron frame)
- Half Surface
- One leaf is mortised in the frame and the other is surface applied to the face of the door (wood door with wood frame or metal core door with metal hollow frame)
- Materials and Finishes
- Wrought Steel: Satin finishes or highly polished and plated. All plated finishes have a clear baked finish
- Wrought Stainless Steel
- Satin finish non-ferrous, non-corrosive grade 304
- Stock Finishes
- Contact for stock finishes. Materials such as solid brass are available on request. Prefix SB before part #. Tips - Button: All hinges have flat button tip, except concealed ball bearing hinges which are flush
- Non-removable Pins
- Removable threaded set screw in barrel prevent pin from being removed when door is closed. Available on all hinges. Use N.R.P. for ordering
- Special Pins
- Solid brass pins, stainless steel pins and Hospital Tips are available on request. Decorative tips are also available on 4½" × 4½", 4" × 4", 3½" × 3½" commercial hinges and 4" × 4" and 3½" × 3½" residential hinges. Add BT (Ball Tip), ST (Steeple Tip) before part number for specification. Other Size Hinge tips also available based on factory order
- All hinges are individually wrapped to protect the finish. Commercial grade hinges are packed 3 pieces per inner box with full machine and full wood screws. Residential hinges are packed one pair per box, bulk assembled or unassembled. Spring hinges are packed 2 pieces per box. Refer to price list for carton quantities
- Full Mortise
- Both leaves are mortised. One leaf on the frame and one on the door
- Half Mortise
- One leaf is mortised to the door and the other is surface applied to the frame
- Full Surface
- Both leaves are applied to the surface. One to the door and the other to the frame which may be a metal core door or hollow metal door with channel iron frame
- Half Surface
- One leaf is mortised to the frame and the other is surface applied to the face of the door which may be a wood door with wood frame or a metal core door with hollow metal frame
Template and Specification
Hinge Size Configuration:
Hinges are measured by its height and its width. The first dimension is the height and the second is the width. Width is measured provided that the hinge is in the open position as shown in the figure below
Determining the number of hinges needed: Generally there should be 1 hinge for every 30" of door height. Refer to table below for quick reference.
WIDTH = DT - HB × 2 + CR
DT - DOOR THICKNESS HB - HINGE BACKSET CR - CLEARANCE REQUIRED If the result of the formula above would correspond to a non standard hinge, then go to the next larger hinge width. RECOMMENDED HINGE BACKSET: For doors 2¼" thick and below, ¼" (6.4 mm) backset is recommended. For doors over 2¼", ⅜" (9.5 mm) backset is recommended. Selecting the Proper weight and Bearing Type: Standard Weight - Plain Bearing Standard Weight - Ball Bearing, Concealed bearing Heavy Weight - Ball Bearing, Concealed bearing Considerations in determining Weight and Bearing type: 1) Weight of Door 2) Frequency of Use 3) Frame 4) Door Hardware Always use ball bearing or concealed bearing hinges for doors with door closers and in all fire rated openings. Heavy Weight doors and high frequency doors should use heavy weight ball bearing or concealed bearing hinges. Use ball bearing or concealed bearing hinge with spring hinges.
Determining the height of hinges needed: Guidelines for Hinge Height Selection
Some hinge applications require correct hinge handing. It is therefore necessary to distinguish what type of hinge handing a particular application may require. Shown in the illustration below, the suffix L.H. (left hand) and R.H. (right hand) would classify their handing.
The hand of a hinge is determined from the outside of the door to which it is applied. This is usually the locked side. When standing outside, if the door opens away to the right, it requires a right-hand hinge also referred to as RH. If it opens away to the left, then it requires a left-hand hinge also termed as LH. When standing outside, if the door opens towards the right, it requires a lefthand hinge, also referred to as right hand reverse bevel or RHRB. If it opens towards the left, it will require a right-hand hinge, also referred to as left hand reversed bevel or LHRB.
Guidelines for Estimating Door Weight:
Types of Finishes:
All steel and brass material hinges can be plated to match the available finishes that are listed in the American National Standards Institute or ANSI, standard ANSI/BHMA A156.18 Materials and Finishes.
Type of materials:
- Durable, has great strength but is highly corrosive. Rusting will result if the material is used in an uncontrolled environment, like places near the sea where the atmosphere is salty. Steel is best to use in a stable contained surroundings such as inside a building where the temperature and humidity are controlled. Steel hinges can be used on listed fire rated or labeled door openings
- Stainless Steel
- This material is also durable and has great strength, but does not corrode like steel. This is best to use on highly corrosive areas. A 316 grade stainless steel or clear coat over 304L is recommended. Stainless steel can also be polished to a satin or bright finish. Stainless steel hinges can also be used on listed fire rated or labeled door openings
- Like stainless steel, brass is also non-corrosive and rust resistant. And although brass has less strength compared to steel and stainless steel, it is very decorative. It is often used in applications where appearance is taken into consideration over strength as it can be polished and plated in various finishes. But due to its low melting point, brass may not be used on listed fire rated door openings
When using steel based materials hinges, special finishing procedures can be done which will improve and add protection to the product. A nickel undercoat may be applied prior to plating. But although this will give added protection and make it rust resistant, it is still not considered rust proof. Stainless steel or brass which is a non-ferrous material may be used if a true rust-resisting hinge is needed.
The Electrified Hinge made door wiring easy, safe and reliable. Power can now be transferred from the frame into the door either exposed or concealed. With the introduction of electrified hinges, we are now able to monitor the position of the door, transfer power and incorporate both functions into a single hinge. More so, we now have the ability to electrify other hardware items such as exit devices, electric strikes and electrified locks. Full mortise hinges are highly recommended for modification purposes. However, monitoring can be supplied on a half surface hinge if the need arises. It is also recommended that the Center Hinge Location be used with all electrically modified hinges. The maximum voltage that is allowed in electrified hinges is 48 volts. Higher voltage is not allowed because of potential dangers. The current (amperes) should also be taken into consideration.
4, 6 and 8 wire available on all standard weight, heavy weight and concealed ball bearing hinges in all sizes. Specify Hinge.
ENERGY TRANSFER HINGES FOR CYLINDRICAL LOCKS, MORTISE LOCKS AND PANIC TRIMS
- ELE4: 4 Wires - 26 gauge · 1A@24V (per pair)
- ELE6: 6 Wires - 26 gauge · 1A@24V (per pair)
- ELE8: 8 Wires - 28 gauge · 1A@24V (per pair)
ENERGY TRANSFER HINGES FOR ELECTRIFIED PANIC BAR (ELR)
- ELELR4: 2 Wire -18 gauge, 5A (16A in-rush for 300 ms.) + 2 Wire -26 gauge
- ELELR6: 2 Wire -18 gauge, 5A (16A in-rush for 300 ms.) + 4 Wire -28 gauge
- ELELR8: 2 Wire -18 gauge, 5A (16A in-rush for 300 ms.) + 6 Wire -28 gauge
Cal Royal Seal of Quality
Standard weight door receiving average frequency service (standard weight hinges) and high frequency service (heavy weight hinges). Designed to have both leaves mortised into the door and the jamb. The hinge sits flush with the surface of the door and frame.