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Jan. 18th
2012

SPEP manufactures several varieties of hinges. As a hinge manufacturer and hinge supplier it is imperative that we not only use the highest level of quality to our customers and be innovative when it comes to finding solutions for our customers.  We have made hinges since 1986 that’s 26 years of experience as a leader in the hinge industry. We have prided ourselves on always delivering a product of high quality and at a lower cost than our competitors. Our specialty is producing custom hinges, so if you have an idea for a design or a design already in place please don’t hesitate to make us your hinge supplier.

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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Dec. 19th
2011

 

 

Piano hinges get their name from the fact that they are usually used on the entire length of a piano lid. This is because a piano hinge is made from very thin material. This is because the load that is bared by both the hinge and mounting material is distributed over a larger area. In applications where the hinge must be compact and as unobtrusive as possible piano hinges work extremely well. This is why these hinges are usually used on pianos regular doors and are also known as continuous hinges.

At Sierra Pacific Engineering and Products we have created a very large selection of  continuous hinges  to ensure that the perfect hinge is available for your application. Our hinges can be made from 316 Stainless Steel, Aluminum, Steel and Stainless Steel with material thicknesses from ranging .025" to .180". Our high quality 316L stainless steel and stainless steel hinges are great for applications where regular steel parts would be susceptible to corrosion. An aluminium piano will also be great at preventing corrosion and it will weigh 1/3 less. Multiple finishes are also available including galvanized, mill, polished as well as several plating options including brass, chrome, nickel and zinc.

Quality is always of the upmost importance, and we strive to continually create products that meet every expectation. We are ISO 9001 certified, this helps to show our full commitment to top quality manufacturing. We are also a 100% ESOP which means our employees are the sole owners of the company, so everyone has a stake in our success.

 

Keywords: Continuous Hinge, Piano Hinge, SS piano Hinge, Aluminium Hinge

Barrel Hinges

Weld-on hinges or barrel hinges function just like most hinges, however they are mounted with a weld instead of fasteners. This allows them to be mounted to a variety of surfaces where it may be impractical to mount a standard hinge and are also great for heavy duty applications. In situations where the mounting material is very thick, fastening becomes difficult as holes must be drilled and then tapped in order to affix the hinge to the material.  The trucking and trailer industry have used these hinges to create dependable doors and gates so that their strength and reliability have already been proven.  Barrel hinges have a weld guide to create a larger weld area for faster installation and excellent holding strength. Materials available include aluminum, stainless steel and steel so that they may be suitable in a variety of applications. Sierra Pacific Engineering and Products has also designed many of the hinges with a built in grease fitting in order to allow easy lubrication of the hinge in order to increase part life and ease of use. One of our newest features with some of our weld-on hinges are weld guides. These guides help to align the round hinge on a flat surface which can normally be a little tricky. Once the part is aligned the hinge can be welded just like a normal barrel hinge. 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.

Keywords: Weldable hines, Tube Hinges, Barrel Hinges

      An adjustable compression latch is exactly the same as any standard compression latch. It however has the ability to adjust the grip or the distance from the cam to the body of the latch. This creates a very versatile latching solution. Not only can small or large distance be accommodated by one latch but the pull the latch exerts on the door can also be adjusted. This feature is great when there is a gasket around the door. For some applications, it maybe more advantageous to pull the door in tightly or loosely depending on the gasket being used. This can be done simply by adjusting the nuts that hold the cam into position. One latch alone can work for several application improving assembly time as well as allowing the customer to purchase latches in greater quantities.

Adjustable compression latches

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The new line of plastic hinges that we are making includes not just butt hinges but plastic take-apart-hinges. These light weight, high value hinges would work well in an enclosure where the door may need to be removed for easy access or disassembly. The center pin is removable allowing the door to quickly come off when needed. As always we think about how to create a long lasting part for our customers. This is why we zinc plate the center pin to resist corrosion and improve the life of the hinge. Enven though these hinges can be taken apart they are very strong and can withstand up to 150lbs in a radial or axial load.

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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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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