The Leading Manufacturer of
Friction Hinges and Torque Hinges

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Standard Friction Hinges

TorqMaster offers several families of standard friction hinge / torque hinge configurations that have been developed and fine-tuned over many years. We have chosen our most popular friction hinges and have assembled them into families based on shaft diameter and housing style.

  • Easily integrated into new designs
  • No need for expensive tooling and development programs

SB-156 Friction Hinge Series

SB-188 Friction Hinge Series

SB-188 Series Type 2

ZE-188 Series

ZC-188 Series

SB-200 Friction Series

ZC-250 Series

Torque Ranges:
7 to 14 in.-lb.balanced
10 to 17 in.-lb. unbalanced

ZE-375 Series

Torque Ranges:
15 to 60 in.-lb. balanced
20 to 80 in.-lb. unbalanced

SB-500 Series

Torque Ranges:
18 inch-pound to 70 inch-pounds

MA-685 Series

Torque Range: Adjustable to 100 in.-lb.

Standard Friction Hinge Features & Benefits

  • Smooth, consistent feel over hinge lifetime
  • 360-degree shaft rotation – pivot and stay put in any position
  • All torque hinges meet and exceed life testing to 30,000 cycles
  • No backlash, Minimal or no spring back
  • Available in right- or left-hand configurations with additional corrosion protection available
  • Balanced or Unbalanced Torque available on some models – specify the torque & torque direction required
  • 100% product testing available – min / max and average torque
  • Ability to mix and match housings & shafts / adapters to fit exact requirements
  • View Our Semi-Custom Hinge Capabilities

Friction Hinge Specifications

Features: TorqMaster hinges have no backlash or free play and minimal springback. Friction elements are spring steel. Corrosion protection is available. Please inquire regarding hinge conductivity. All shafts rotate 360 degrees. All hinges feature constant torque over life (30,000-plus cycles typical). TorqMaster hinges are assembled from inventory for fast delivery with no tooling charges.

Applications: Laptop & notebook computers, Flat panel & LCD display mounting & positioning, Medical equipment, Protective covers, Access panels, Office equipment, Control Panels, Cameras, Computer peripherals, anything that has to pivot….and stay put!

Contact us: Please send or fax drawings of your project to our sales department. Our engineers will help you choose the appropriate hinge, torque and torque directions or detent options. Custom Hinges or variations of stock designs are available for higher volume OEM applications, however a semi-custom shaft in a standard housing can often solve many design challenges.

All TorqMaster hinges are available in balanced (same torque in both directions) or unbalanced (higher torque in one direction with approximately 35% less in other direction) and in left and right hand configurations (mirror image of shaft exiting housing)

Why Choose TorqMaster for your friction hinge needs?

  • Designing and manufacturing hinges is our only business for over 40 years
  • We can handle short runs as low as 50 a month, or large runs in excess of 100,000 hinges per month
  • We are passionate about quality – certified to ISO 9001:2015 (Certificate No. 9985QMS001)
  • All hinges are RoHSREACH and Conflict Minerals Compliant.
  • 100% testing and traceability 
  • We offer on-site fabrication of hinges with difficult geometry, thanks to our in-house complete machine shop
  • Fast turn-around of sample runs