A Better Solution For Heavy Duty Hinges That Lock In Place

ArticleJanuary 2024

A Better Solution For Heavy Duty Hinges That Lock In Place

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The Preferred Alternative to Hinges That Lock in Place

From our cutting-edge manufacturing facility in Minnesota, Reell engineers design and produce hinges that are a superior alternative to locking hinges, as they hold an infinite number of positions. As the designer and manufacturer of choice for a range of Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) and aftermarket companies, our alternative to heavy duty hinges that lock in place are often the preferred solution for applications since they are adjustable without loosening a locking mechanism.

Hinges already in production may be suitable alternatives to hinges that lock in place, providing you with the desired functionality for your application. Or, if you'd like a custom solution, tell us about your application; just facts about performance needs, fit and function. Knowing the desired movement and purpose of your hinge is required to help our team identify the solution you require. After reviewing your information, a Reell engineer will contact you within 24 hours with an honest assessment of how Reell can provide you with a superior alternative for a hinge that locks in place.


There's two ways to start a hinge project with Reell:

  • Pick a hinge from the catalog. Explore the catalog to see if you can spot your desired hinge. If you want more ideas, we have a wider selection of friction hinges or torque inserts that may be suitable for your application.
  • Go custom. If you can't spot what you want, share your requirements, including the geometry and the application, and we'll take it from there.

Not sure what your application requires or need help determining which hinge is best for your part? Submit an Engineering Application Review to let us know about your application. Tell us the facts about performance, fit and function you require. One of our engineers will review the information and we will get back to you within 24 hours with a determination of how we can help. Contact our team now.


Reell has been setting the standard for quality and innovation across the hinge design and manufacturing industry since 1970. 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.

Alternatives to Hinges That Lock in Place for All Industries

Our five decades of experience designing and manufacturing hinges extends to the following industries:

Automotive & Transportation

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

Commercial & Industrial

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

Ready to start? View our friction hinges or browse markets we serve.
If you would like to work with Reell, submit an Engineering Application Review or contact us. An engineer will review your application to determine your best alternative to heavy duty hinges that lock in place. Within 24 hours of reviewing your application, we will contact you regarding next steps.

Submit an Engineering Application Review Now

Learn More About Heavy Duty Hinges That Lock in Place Alternatives

View the questions and answers below. We've probably heard it before and we likely have an answer.


Are corrosion resistant friction hinges available?

Most hinges have internal steel shafts and torque engines that are greased and must be sealed to prevent corrosion. Reell has a number of products with o-ring seals to provide weatherproofing. This provides limited protection in an outdoor application but is not suitable for applications requiring submersion in fluids.