Piano hinges, as known as continuos hinges, offer notable durability and are a mainstay in applications requiring frequent door usage. Their stainless steel build provides significant load-bearing capacity, vital for doors that endure constant use. Traditionally, piano hinges have been the go-to solution for such needs. However, advancements have led to heavy-duty stainless steel door hinges application which offer better fusion of strength and aesthetic appeal.

Stainless Steel Piano Hinges Overview

Heavy duty stainless steel piano hinge are remarkably resilient to temperature changes. High-grade stainless steel such as 304, 316, and marine grade 316L ensures resistance to scaling at elevated temperatures and maintains toughness at cryogenically low temperatures. This versatility makes them suitable for various environmental conditions​​​​.

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Despite their functional advantages, the large size of heavy duty stainless steel piano hinge can pose challenges in spaces where design aesthetics are crucial. Their prominent appearance may clash with modern, minimalist designs, detracting from the overall visual appeal. Additionally, the large size hinges prevent effective opperation of the doors, especially in public and commercial application with huge traffic daily.

Elevating Aesthetics and Functionality

Waterson’s heavy-duty stainless steel door hinges stand out in terms of both aesthetics and functionality. While retaining the durability and temperature-resistant features of traditional piano hinges, they excel in design and elegance.

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Addressing Innovative Features with Waterson Hinges:

  • Load-Bearing Capacity: Waterson hinges efficiently support significant loads – three hinges can bear over 260 lbs, and four hinges up to 440 lbs.
  • Corrosion Resistance: Exceptionally durable, Waterson hinges excel in harsh environments, surpassing ASTM B117 and A156.7 standards in salt spray tests for over 200 hours.
  • Standards Compliance: Adhering to ANSI/BHMA A156.17 standards, these hinges meet strict quality and safety benchmarks.
  • Elegant PVD Finish: Offering small-batch customization, Waterson hinges come in various marine-grade finishes with options for powder coating or PVD processes.
  • Installation and Maintenance: Easy to install and maintain, Waterson hinges are versatile for doors like commercial fire-rated doors, gates, and frameless glass doors.

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Waterson Heavy Duty Stainless Steel Door Hinges

Waterson Closer Hinge combine an overhead closer and hinge into one attractive component with optional hold-open and door stop features. These hinges are ideal for commercial openings, gates, and glass doors. These closer hinges are easily installed and adjusted to comply with ADA & ICC A117.1 requirements for opening force and to assure quiet, secure closing. Made with stainless steel, Waterson closer hinges meet NFPA 80 and are UL 3-hour fire-rated, as well as being one of the best door hinges for both interior and all-weather exterior openings. See all our features.

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Please note that Waterson closer hinges start from a size of 4″x4″. If you’re in need of smaller self-closing hinges, we’d recommend checking out some other resources! Also, we only provide single acting closer hinges. Thank you.

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