Creating a Hinge that Stays in Position

When your product requires a hinge that stays in position, you need a constant torque hinge that has the ability to stay in position no matter what force is applied to it. Needing constant torque from a position control hinge is often called a free-stop hinge. These hinges allow for equipment such as a monitor or lid to stay in place at fixed angles. That’s why we collaborate with a variety of medical and automotive equipment manufacturers to handle the efficiency, design and safety that’s required in a constant torque hinge.

Manufacturing Constant Torque Hinges

Reell is a premier, full-service hinge designer and manufacturer for various Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) and aftermarket companies. Our Saint Paul, Minnesota-based, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility produces constant torque hinges for position control that enable resistance throughout the full range of motion to meet application needs. There are various types of hinges in production that might be suitable for your application. Determining the desired movement and purpose of your hinge is crucial to identifying the friction hinge your application will require. By working with Reell’s experienced engineers who specialize in hinge manufacturing, we can ensure you get the right solution to meet your needs.

How to get Reell Hinges That Stay in Place

There’s three ways to start a hinge project with Reell:

  • Choose a hinge from the catalog. This option is as simple as picking from our selection of friction hinges or torque inserts for your application.
  • Modify your existing design. This choice is for when Reell has something close to what you want, but you think it needs some modification to suit your needs. This is a blend of what’s available and basic customization.
  • Going full custom: Don’t see what you need? Tell us what you’re looking for, including the geometry and the application. After that, it’s off to the races.

Not sure what your application requires or need help determining which hinge is best for your part? Submit an Engineering Application Review to us to tell us about your application. Share just the facts about performance, fit and function. A Reell engineer will review the information and we will soon get back to you with a determination of how we can help.

Reell’s History Providing Hinges that Stay in Position

Celebrating more than 50 years in business, Reell has been setting the industry standard for hinge design and manufacturing for decades. With the world's most precisely controlled torque technology, combined with the industry's most experienced engineering team, Reell is able to provide a perfect product fit for customer applications. Our experience designing and manufacturing constant torque hinges for position control extends to the following industries:

Automotive & Transportation

  • Interior Hinges for Center Consoles
  • Cargo and Compartment Lids
  • Mirrors and Displays
  • Instrument Panel and Dashboard
  • Seats, Headrests and Armrests

Custom Hinges for Medical

  • Medical Lighting
  • Surgical Equipment
  • Dialysis
  • Ventilators
  • And many more

Commercial & Industrial

  • Table & Screen Positioning Across Industries
  • Adjustable Monitor Mounts
  • Architectural Lighting
  • Office Furniture & Equipment
  • Point of Sale Devices
  • And many, many more

Ready for the next step? Explore the markets we serve or browse our friction hinges.


Constant Torque Hinges for Position Control in All Industries

If you are ready to work with Reell, contact us or submit an Engineering Application Review. We are excited to view your application and determine the best solution for getting you hinges that stay in position. Once the application review is completed, we will get back to you within 24 hours regarding next steps.

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Do You Have Questions About Reell’s Constant Torque Hinges for Position Control?

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I get a hinge that stays in position with a different mounting configuration?

Many manufacturers, including Reell, are able to produce custom configurations for mounting. The additional cost of a custom design must be considered.

Are position control constant torque hinges available with different torques in opposite directions?

Yes. Reell is among several companies that offer products with differential torque between directions.

Are constant torque hinges available that lock in place?

We are not aware of any standard products with this capability. Reell can provide this feature in a custom hinge application.