Southco ST-12C is the only standard position control hinge to offer
counterbalance capabilities. The counterbalance design requires less effort
to move heavier objects as compared to friction-only hinges. As a result,
it's easier for equipment operators to lift and position hinged components.
Applications include display screens, doors, access panels and other movable
components in consumer, medical equipment, transportation and industrial
The ST-12C features multiple
options for counterbalancing torque and the ability to embed hinges with
product housings for flexibility, desirable aesthetics and reliable physical
performance. It provides +90 degrees of rotation in each direction for a full
180-degree range of motion, enabling design engineers to satisfy a variety of
mounting and positioning angles. It requires no adjustments, fits in minimal
space and easily integrates into aesthetic product designs. It provides
long-term reliability - and resultant cost savings - because the hinge is made
with zinc alloy housing with hardened steel shaft, pin and torque elements.
A counterbalancing spring
provides lifting assistance to minimize the weight felt by users. Each hinge
features constant torque technology to hold the hinged component steady in any
desired resting position throughout the complete range of hinge motion. By
combining both lifting and positioning in the same unit, the ST-12C eliminates
the need for a secondary mechanical device to hold an object in place. The
engineers primarily responsible for the design of the product are John Todd,
Eugene Novin and James Baylouny. www.southco.com
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