“I need the hydraulic damper function, but I don’t need self-closing. I can’t find this solution in the market. Can Waterson help?” Donovan Teo, Hardware Distributor.

Traditional hydraulic hinges generally include both self-closing and damper control, which can be beneficial for users who want self-closing and no slamming doors at the same time. However, these two functions can’t be separated in traditional door-closing systems. Recently, Mr. Teo contacted Waterson to locate a hydraulic door hinge that wouldn’t slam while in use on frequently in-motion doors or on a boat. He hoped to avoid slamming that was not only hazardous to guests, but sounded terrible and tended to damage the door frames and other high-end ship components related to the entryways.

heavy duty hydraulic hinges

Innovative Hydraulic Door Hinge Design

Waterson HA heavy-duty hydraulic hinge is considered ideal for use in windy areas because of its oil buffer control and mechanical braking system. This hinge can be easily adjusted to slow a door and avoid violent slamming as needed. Each Waterson hinge is designed with innovative dual functions that are located on opposite ends of the barrel. For example, our HA type provides a hydraulic damper (H) to close the door and a swing speed (A) to reduce the closing speed. Waterson offers six distinct types — DS, SA, SA1, HS, SB & HA (noted on the inside leaf). These can be configured to meet your particular needs. For more information see the Hinge Model Table or read more on our hinge mechanism design.

Heavy Duty Hydraulic Hinges Application

For specialized applications, we recommend the following Waterson hinge solutions:

  • Glass Hydraulic Hinges: Ideal for frameless glass doors, providing smooth, controlled closure while maintaining aesthetic appeal.
  • Gate Hydraulic Hinges: Work on a certain degree of the door opening (≤ 120°) and the harsh temperature[> 32°F(0°C)].
  • Garage Door Hydraulic Hinges: Suitable for heavy-duty garage doors, ensuring durable and reliable operation with fire-rated safety features.

Kindly note that Waterson hinges are unsuitable for light applications such as cabinet or toy box hinges. For optimal performance, doors should weigh at least 40 lbs.

Heavy Duty Hydraulic Self Closing Door Hinges

Waterson Soft Close Door Hinges combine an overhead closer and hinge into one attractive component with optional hold-open and door-stop features. Waterson 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 suitable 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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