Architectural specifications

Geared continuous hinges

Material

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Hinges are manufactured from extruded 6063 T6 aluminum alloy with self-lubricating polyester thrust bearings.

Length  Hinge lengths available in 83"2108 mm, 85"2159 mm, 95"2413 mm and 120"3048 mm (excluding Toilet Partition hinges).  SELECT hinges are normally 1"25 mm shorter than actual opening height.  The SL60 and SL62 Toilet Partition hinges are available in 57"1448 mm.  Custom lengths available. 

Load/Frequency Rating  For 1-3/4"45 mm doors except where noted.  48"1219 mm max. door width in 16 gauge hollow metal (min.) or 1/8"3 mm aluminum (min.).  Frequency of use and door weight determine the hinge duty needed.  SELECT Geared Continuous Hinge model numbers indicate appropriate hinge duty.

  • Standard Duty [SD] Tested per BHMA standards for medium-frequency doors up to 200 lb. without frame or door reinforcement.
  • Heavy Duty [HD] Tested per BHMA standards.  Up to 200 lb.91 kg doors (high-frequency) and up to 400 lb.182 kg doors (medium-frequency) without frame or door reinforcement; up to 600 lb.273 kg doors (low-frequency) with the use of Rivnuts in the frame and door.
  • Heavy Duty [LL] Our HD hinge with additional fastener holes for low-frequency doors up to 1,000 lb.454 kg, including most lead-lined doors.  Rivnuts are recommended in the frame and door on extremely tall, extremely heavy or wide doors.

SELECT Geared Continuous Hinges (excluding SL38 and toilet partition hinges) conform to BHMA Standard ANSI/BHMA A156.26-2006 Grade 1.

Finishes

Dark Bronze anodized aluminum

Clear anodized aluminum

Custom anodized or painted finishes are available. NOTE: Product painted or anodized in the field voids the SELECT hinge warranty.

Fire rating

Patented 3-hr. Underwriters Laboratories rating available without fire pins or studs, tested to meet the Positive and Negative pressure requirements of UL10B and UL10C, and in accordance with UBC 7.2 (1997).  Available on all SELECT Aluminum Geared Continuous Hinges except SL38 (90-minute rated only), SL71 and Toilet Partition hinges.

Warranty

All geared hinges are covered by our never-ending Continuous Warranty to be free of defects in material and workmanship.

Pin & Barrel continuous hinges

Material

SL200

Hinges are manufactured from 14 gauge 1012 cold-rolled steel with 3/16"5 mm diameter 304 stainless steel pin.  Long-life nylon split bearings.

SL300 series

Hinges are manufactured from 14 gauge 304 stainless steel with 3/16"5 mm diameter 304 stainless steel pin. Long-life nylon split bearings.

SL402 toilet partition

Hinges are manufactured from extruded 6463-T5 aluminum with 1/4"6 mm diameter 303 stainless steel self-closing pin assembly.  Long-life nylon split bearings.

SL902 toilet partition

Hinges are manufactured from 14 gauge stainless steel with 1/4"6 mm diameter 303 stainless steel self-closing pin assembly.  Long-life nylon split bearings.

Length

Hinge lengths available in 78-3/4"2000 mm, 83-1/8"2112 cm, 85"2159 mm, 95"2413 mm, and 118-3/4"3016 mm (excluding Toilet Partition hinges).  SELECT hinges are normally 1"25 mm shorter than actual opening height.  Custom lengths available.  The SL402 Toilet Partition hinge is available in 54"1372 mm.  The SL902 Toilet Partition hinge is available in 54"1372 mm and 57"1448 mm.  

Load/Frequency Rating

Unless otherwise noted, all SELECT brand Pin & Barrel Continuous Hinges are designed for medium-frequency doors up to 400 lb.182 kg or low-frequency doors up to 600 lb.273 kg  (4 ft.1219 mm maximum door width).

SELECT Pin and Barrel Continuous Hinges (excluding toilet partition hinges) conform to BHMA Standard ANSI/BHMA A156.26-2006 Grade 1.

Finishes

SL200

These carbon steel hinges are zinc plated.

SL300 series and SL902 toilet partition

These stainless steel hinges are stocked in US32D satin stainless steel (630).

SL402 toilet partition

These hinges are clear anodized aluminum.

Custom finishes, including painted and polished, are available. NOTE: Product painted in the field voids the SELECT hinge warranty.

Fire rating

3-hr. Underwriters Laboratories rating without fire pins or studs, tested to meet the Positive pressure requirements of UL10C, and in accordance with UBC 7.2 (1997).  Standard on all SELECT Pin & Barrel Continuous Hinges except Toilet Partition hinges.

Warranty

All Pin & Barrel hinges are covered by a 25-year warranty to be free of defects in material and workmanship.

Additional notes

Conventional overhead surface or concealed sliding overhead or floor closers may be used with SELECT hinges. Pivot-type floor closers (with fixed, conflicting center pivot) must be replaced.

All uncut SELECT geared continuous hinges are non-handed.  Use same model for both right- and left-hand openings.  The SL11, SL21, SL27, SL38, SL40, SL57 and SL60/62 remain unhanded after cutting.  For all other models:  After cutting, the handed hinge must be installed with the cut end on the bottom.

Pin and Barrel continuous hinges should not be cut in the field.

 

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