Safety Applications for Friction Hinges

A major concern for years has been consumer product safety and safety in public areas. Any moving member of a consumer product is a potential application for a friction hinge or rotary viscous damper. These two products can prevent pinch points, slamming, swinging and dropping of heavy components. Pinch points especially in child applications, can preclude a product from ADA compliance which can actually shut a facility down from operating. Product designers must keep safety as a top priority. Make sure any of your designers keep a keen outlook for potential pinch points they may inadvertently have missed. This is something that can set a products design from progressing. As a full service design engineering and manufacturing facility Mechanical Motion Technologies LLC can help guide you through the pitfalls of consumer product design. Contact us at for our input on your design.


About Mechanical Motion Tech LLC

Mechanical Motion Technologies custom designs and manufactures slim-line, lightweight friction and damping hinges. Full engineering and manufacturing support at small and large scales.
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