Over the past decade, ball bearing or ball race hinges have become increasingly popular. So much so that the majority of our hinge sales are ball bearing hinges of one type or another. The two most popular sizes are 100mm x 76mm (4”) and 76mm x 50mm (3”).
As the name suggests, the hinge pivots on a series of small ball race bearings, providing a much smoother action compared to an un-washered or non bearing hinge. They have generally been tested to endurance standards and have passed fire door tests allowing them to be used on both domestic and commercial fire doors.
Hard Wearing Finishes
Ball bearing hinges are generally made of steel or stainless steel and now come in a variety of finishes including; satin stainless steel, polished stainless steel, simulated brass, antique brass, imitation bronze and black.
Other sizes and finishes are available to order for special applications. Just contact our customer services who will be more than happy to advise.