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Nov. 05th
2011

SPEP is releasing a brand new line of plastic hinges that will have application in many of the things we use every day. The first part of the line, are small butt hinges that are from 1” to 3” in length that have studs or threaded holes. These hinges have many advantages due to their construction; all of the hinges have a stainless steel pin to ensure that corrosion does not affect the hinge. This means that the plastic hinge will perform well in harsh environments like on a boat or outside exposed to the elements.  The plastic will obviously have no problem in a corrosive environment or one with high UV exposure as we have added UV stabilizers to prevent damage.  

These hinges have a variety of fastening options available as well. The studded hinges are great if easy assembly is needed because all that is required is the nut. We also have hinges that have a threaded hole if a long fastener needs to be used. While the hinges may look small they are mighty. The hinges can withstand loads between 100 and 250lbs. in a radial load or 100 to 150lbs. in axial load.

SPEP is a 100% ESOP, meaning that our employees own 100% of the company. This creates a unique view on quality from our employees. Everyone shares in the responsibility of getting a high quality product to the customer and we all have a stake in the success of the company.  We are also ISO 9000 certified meaning we meet and exceed international quality standards.

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SPEP is releasing a brand new line of plastic hinges that will have application in many of the things we use every day. The first part of the line, are small butt hinges that are from 1” to 3” in length. These hinges have many advantages due to their construction, all of the hinges have stainless steel plastic pin to ensure that corrosion does not affect the hinge. This means that the hinge will perform well in harsh environments like on a boat or outside exposed to the elements.  The plastic will obviously have no problem in a corrosive environment or one with high UV exposure as we have added UV stabilizers to prevent damage.  

These hinges have a variety of fastening options available as well. There are hinges are made for M3 to M6 with either a counter sink or counter bore. While the hinges may look small they are mighty. The hinges can withstand loads between 50 and 200lbs. in a radial load or 35 to 170lbs. in axial load.

Plastic hinge

 

SPEP is a 100% ESOP, meaning that our employees own 100% of the company. This creates a unique view on quality from our employees. Everyone shares in the responsibility of getting a high quality product to the customer and we all have a stake in the success of the company.  We are also ISO 9000 certified meaning we meet and exceed international quality standards.

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Oct. 15th
2011

We at SPEP have added a new robust pull down latch to our product catalog. These latches with their robust design can handle loads from 25-100 lbs. The addition of a padlock eye to the latch creates a very secure latching solution for a variety of applications like portable cases, electronic enclosures and water resistant containers.  This latch is the perfect solution for applications were gaskets are used because the increased pull strength of the latches will help to keep the gaskets sealed. We have also designed the latch to be extremely durable by creating a stainless steel version to resist harsh environments. 

Spring Draw Latch

SPEP is a 100% ESOP, meaning that our employees own 100% of the company. This creates a unique view on quality from our employees. Everyone shares in the responsibility of getting a high quality product to the customer and we all have a stake in the success of the company.  We are also ISO 9000 certified meaning we meet and exceed international quality standards.

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Slip joint hinges is the same thing as a lift off hinge. It enables the hinge and the door it is connected to, to be easily removed. The whole hinge relies on pin that acts as the hinge. The pin lips into the other side of the hinge quickly in order to easily disassemble the hinge. The door can be removed easily for situations like servicing or regular use where more room maybe need for access.

Our top of the line slip joint hinges can be made from a variety of materials including ABS, aluminum, brass, die cast zinc, stainless steel or steel. We can create a slip joint hinge for any application with the vast array of materials we can use. On top of large selection of materials we make wide variety of slip joint hinges including barrel, flag joint, lift-off, and loose joint. These hinges can be placed in small electronic cabinets, fork lifts and airport scanners. Slip Joint Hinge

 

Sierra Pacific Engineering and Products is an ISO 9001 certified company meaning quality is always our top concern. We specialize in industrial hardware including hinge, latches and handles. We also can create custom hardware for your application. If you feel we can be of assistance please feel free to call us at (310)608-0693.
 

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Electrical boxes need hardware just the same as any other product. This is why we have designed electrical cabinet hardware and electrical cabinet hinges. The reason that these electric cabinet hardware items are special is that they conform to industry standards such as NEMA and JIC. Our electrical cabinet hinges for example are slim and compact making them excellent for use in small crowded enclosures. The hole patterns also so conform to the industry standard so that assembly is much faster saving time that would otherwise be spent drilling holes.

At SPEP we take great pride in the quality of all of our products. This can be seen in our designs and manufacture of our products as well as our ISO 9001 certification. This certification shows our commitment to quality is a step above and is always on our mind.  We are also a 100% ESOP company, so our company name doesn’t just stand behind our product, we do too.

 

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Aug. 23rd
2011

NEMA stainless steel latches are latches as you may have guessed that are made of stainless steel and conform to the NEMA standards. The NEMA standard is an electronics standard that creates standards for electronic enclosures and a whole host of other electronic related specifications. We make many items that conform to NEMA standards so that customers can ensure that their enclosure is completely within the NEMA specification for their application.  Our line of NEMA SS latches will resist corrosion no matter how corrosive the environment may be.

SPEP is an ISO 9000 certified company producing only the highest quality hinges and industrial hardware. We have grown through the years by meeting every customer specification and ensuring we meet their expectations. If you feel we have hinge for you or if you would like a custom made industrial butt hinge please give our talented sales team a call at (310) 608-0693.

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Rotary Latches are the same latches that we all use in our car doors every day. When the door is closed a rod that is attached to the door comes in to contact with the latch and then the catch on the latch deflects to allow the rod through. Once the rod is inside the catch it can only be released through the use of the release mechanism. This simple and effective latch is seen everywhere from tool boxes to the sleeper cans on tractor trailers.  They are high quality latches that are not only secure but effective at keeping things closed.

SPEP is a 100% ESOP, meaning that our employees own 100% of the company. This creates a unique view on quality from our employees. Everyone shares in the responsibility of getting a high quality product to the customer and we all have a stake in the success of the company.  We are also ISO 9000 certified meaning we meet and exceed international quality standards.

 

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Aluminum is a light weight, durable, and corrosive resistant material. For this reason it is used heavily in the aerospace industry. However it has found its way into nearly every industry as well and now we have begun making aluminum handles or aluminium handles for the electronic enclosure and home improvement industry. Not only do aluminium handles have all the same properties of regular aluminum parts that make them great for high end applications they do not rust even in the worst conditions. The finish therefore is longer lasting standing up to the dirt and oil that is regularly deposited on to all handles through regular use. If you feel an aluminum handle is the right solution for your , please feel free to give us a call to purchase one of our parts or to create your own custom aluminum handle.

We here SPEP are completely committed to quality, this is evident by out ISO 9001 certification. You can be assured our products will exceed your expectations. If you feel our products is a match for you please give our sales team a call at (310) 608-0693.

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