Reell Precision Manufacturing (St. Paul, MN) offers the TI-100 and TI-200 Series torque control hinges that provide pivoting capabilities without the standard appearance of conventional hinges. Depending on model, the torque inserts press-fit into a variety of materials via a keyed cavity, or can be plastic over-molded. They feature patented ReellTorq® clip technology, which eliminates the need for adjustment, and provides precise position control and torque.

The TI-100 Series features a glass-filled nylon package configuration with 360º of rotation. They can be pressed into keyed cavities in a variety of die cast or extruded metals or molded plastics, and provide equal torque in both directions. Available torque ranges are 0.2 Nm to 1.2 Nm, and 1.4 Nm to 4.2 Nm. The TI-200 Series incorporates a die-cast zinc housing with 360º of rotation and is designed to be plastic over-molded. They generate full torque in one direction and 60% of the high torque in the opposite. Available torque ranges are 1.5 Nm to 3.5 Nm, and 5 Nm to 8 Nm.

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