Reell Precision Manufacturing's torque insert brings the smooth control of laptop computer screens to other areas without having to bolt on a hinge.
The ReellTorq patented constant torque inserts provide 360 degrees of shaft rotation with an infinite number of holding positions. The TI 100 series of torque inserts can be pressed into molded or extruded parts, reducing assembly costs. The TI 100 series is available with torque ranges of 0.2 to 1.2 Nm (1.8 to 10.6 lb-in) and 1.4 to 4.2 Nm (12.4 to 37.2 lb-in). They have equal torque in both directions, with lifetimes of more than 10,000 cycles.
The TI 200 series is available with torque ranges of 13.3 to 31.0 lb-in; and 44.3 to 70.8 lb-in. Both TI 200 models offer differential torque, generating a specified torque in one direction of rotation and only 60 percent of this torque in the opposite direction.
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