Bending, Forming, Hole Punching and other Custom Applications are available on all Beehler Hinges. We offer engineering support and flexible tooling to quickly meet your custom requirements. Below is a guide to assist you in deciding the applications necessary for your custom hinges.

Bending is an application recommended to fit a hinge into the space allotted for it. Beehler offers:
Swaging

Swaging is a slight offset recommended to permit the leaves of the hinge to come closer together when in the closed position by pushing one or both leaves toward or beyond the center of the pin
Without this offset, there would be a gap between the door and the frame, and would allow more air to enter or escape
Swaging will slightly increase the open width of the hinge
Full swaging, half swaging, both leaves half swaged, and reverse swaging are available
Reverse swaging is recommended for applications where leaves do not need to close to a parallel position
For more information on swaging, please visit our Custom Hinge page.

Offsetting  

Offsetting is recommended to permit the leaves of the hinge to remain apart when in the closed position by pushing one or both leaves away from the center of the pin
Offsetting slightly decreases the open width of the hinge
When both leaves are offset and in a closed parallel position, the dimension between the leaves will be greater than the pin diameter

Forming  

Forming is any bending of hinge leaves other then swaging or offsetting

Hole Punching is an application required to mount a hinge. Beehler offers hole punching in many shapes and sizes to fit your fasteners:

Round
Square
Rectangular
Obround Slot (parallel to pin)
Obround Slot (perpendicular to pin)
Notch-radius end
Notch-square end
Countersunk - to ensure mounting hardware sits flush with hinge
For more information on hole punching, please visit our custom hinge page.

Pin Retantion is an application recommended to prevent easy removal of the pin. Beehler Offers:

Staked Pin  
Upsetting the knuckle(s) of one leaf to secure the pin and prevent axial movement of the pin in the knuckle
Staking is usually located on the bottom of the knuckle in a uniform consistent pattern

Spun Pin  
Cold forming one or both ends of the pin to a diameter greater than the inside diameter to prevent axial movement
Pins spun at both ends are recommended for tamper-proof applications

Notched Leaves offered by Beehler:
Corners Notched
Angled Corners
Radius Corners
For more information on hole punching, please visit our custom hinge page.

Other Customizations offered by Beehler:
Lock Punching  
A temporary method recommended to prevent leaf rotation by upsetting material from two adjacent knuckles to remove end play
Lock punching is usually located on the bottom of the knuckle in a uniform consistent pattern
Spring Loading  
An application recommended to hold doors open or closed
Hinges may have one or multiple springs in an open or closed position
Force should also be considered when ordering spring hinges
Slip-Joint
An application recommended when requirements call for doors to be removed
For more information, please call one of our customer service representatives at 1-800-791-3192 to be put in contact with an engineer.