Choosing The Best Enclosure Hinge

Electrical Enclosures generally offer two types of covers; hinged and non-hinged. A non-hinged cover is secured to the base using 4 cover screws and completely detaches from the base when access to controls is needed.

In contrast, a hinged cover remains attached to the base at all times and swings open just like the doors on your kitchen cabinets. Hinged covers come with many benefits – the most notable being easy of access to components in the field. Hinged doors come in handy in high up and hard to reach locations, allowing technicians to access components with our fumbling with (and potentially dropping) the enclosure door.

Integra Enclosures offer various hinge types on our enclosures to handle the diverse industry applications needed by our customers. The type of hinge you select determines the ease of installation, range of motion, replacement method, and most importantly the security of the inside components.

Polycarbonate Enclosure Hinge Types

EZ Hinge: Integra’s standard EZ hinge allows for easy door removal and replacement in the field. It also allows ease of access to the components inside the enclosure with a full 255-degree door swing. This 100% non-metallic hinge is molded into the base and cover of the enclosure, allowing the two pieces to snap together with one fluid motion. Both the Premium Line and Impact Line offer this versatile hinge.

Low Profile Hinge: If you are looking for a sleeker hinge design, our low-profile hinge is a great choice. The low-profile hinge offers the same 255-degree range of motion to access components, while taking nearly half an inch off the width of the enclosure compared to the EZ hinge. Secured with a stainless steel pin for long term durability, this continuous hinge runs the length of the door and cannot be removed without proper tooling. This option is great for tight-fitting and hazardous locations as it offers the same NEMA 4X and 6P rating capabilities as the standard EZ hinge. The low-profile hinge is available on all sizes of the Impact Line of enclosures.

Rigid Piano Hinge: Built for our robust Genesis Line, the rigid piano hinge can withstand the stress of the heaviest enclosures. The continuous hinge is supported by a heavy-duty stainless steel pin for long-term durability. This hinge also offers a generous door swing for full access to components.

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