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How torque hinges can really hold things together

HG-TU Hidden friction hinge. If you have equipment cabinets in municipal spaces this hidden hinge is safe inside away from the villains. HG-TQA One way friction hinge – lids lift without resistance but are held aloft by friction until gently pushed down. A shiny friction hinge like the HG-T...

HS3D concealed Hinge

Our concealed hinge, why you won’t want to hide it

A good looking hinge Easy to install Final adjustments Afully adjustable concealed hinge you’ll want to show off Those with a good visual sense – architects designers and the like, are strongly attracted to the looks of these highly practical hinges – odd really, as they are con...

Sugatsune Digital Showroom Turns Heads at Interzum 2021

Another year, another Interzum trade show completed. This year’s event was very different to previous years as, for the first time, it took place entirely online. All the same, as previewed in our last newsletter, it was another successful show for Sugatsune, with our EXCELOCK contactless electro...

It’s only a knob but it can make all the difference to the sale of a yacht

The HG-JHM16 installed in a vanity unit aboard a yacht at last years Southampton Boat Show The NSDX-35 adjustable damped lid stay Ideal for smaller flaps concealing electronic equipment the SDS-100TV offers refined soft opening. Mounted behind the lower edge of a cabinet door the LL-66S is a beau...

Would an extra 3mm make a difference to you?

The MUV34 – a full extension soft-closing undermount drawer slide This is what you don’t want to happen – good quality joinery disfigured by ugly side mount drawer slides! A super low profile shelf standard the AP-DM The shelf supports have no dead space and can support glass sh...

How to get hooked on good design

A french development on the pointed stick The patented JF-T swinging damped hook. The TK-Hook with a clothes and flesh friendly bobble on the end of the hook The NF-60 – hanging commuters jackets The NF-R64 flush chrome Hooks, a bit of history The Guisarme was a nasty medieval pole weapon u...

Not One but Two Interzum High Quality Awards for Innovation

We are delighted to share that Sugatsunes’ new product releases have won not just one but two Interzum High Quality Awards and we can’t wait to tell you all about these products: Introducing the award winning….. Excelock – A contactless electronic lock system  Excelock Holding the key over the an...

Torque Hinge, Friction Hinge, Free-stop. What do you call it?

SFTH Hinge a Friction or Torque Hinge in a range of values. HG-TA a handed design which suggests edge mounting HG-IT sporting the optional plastic cover HG-T30S15 A dual axis torque hinge where both tilt and rotation are controlled HG-T70S30 Also Dual Axis – making it ideal for Visual Displ...

EZS-ELAN Lift-assist Stay

Lift-assist Stay EZS-ELAN

The EZS-ELAN in the fully open position, up and out of the way but still within reach. Well understood springs and dampers – well engineered into a superb product. The optional coverplate can be used for your own branding Lift-assist Stay EZS-ELAN Some years ago Sugatsune introduced the SLS...

Flush Surfaces With Push-Knob Latches And Push-To-Open Catches

The DPL comes with a good choice of finishes. Diagram showing the detent closure system for the DPL Flush finish kitchens are becoming ubiquitous. The MC-37, MC-28, and PR4-PK showing their comparative sizes The PR4-PK is a mighty midget – here shown with the catchplate for metal. Catches a...

Soft-close functionality to free swing doors

The LDD-S open and free to move like an unrestricted door.You can see the arm that engages with the lower guide to control closing And closed, the door will not blow open. Here you can see the closing mechanism using a combination of strong springs and patented Lapcon hydraulic dampers the arm pu...

Uses for torque and damped hinges

The HG-JHM16 being used in a meetings room table And again with the flap flush closed The HG-JHM16 in a prototype baked goods bin A prototype using the torque damper from an SDS stay Torque hinges offer continuous friction allowing the lid or door to be stopped in any position. These are the HG-T...

A tiny improvement to our architectural hinges

The HES3D range When it was first introduced the HES3D range was intended for large, heavy doors; the sort guarding the entrance to hotels, museums or boardrooms. The multi-link articulation is incredibly smooth and the three axis adjustment gives perfect fit. With three hinges the HES3D-E190 sup...

The HG-JHM20, a torque damping mortice hinge for lids up to 80kg

The LL-66 Lever Catch installed with the simplest of stays… An LB-350 Locking Stay – stainless steel and with a load capacity of up to 30kg per stay NSD stay is well engineered and has stood the test of time The SDS-100TV short arm damped stay The HG-JHM16 combined mortice hinge and r...

Adjustable Concealed Hinge

An adjustable concealed hinge that comes apart in your hands? Not your usual sales pitch?  Let us explain why this is the function your doors have been looking for…. Our hinges separate into two pieces to make installation easy and accurate; one person can install a large door without the usual s...

Sliding Door System LM-80

Simple table top hinges and sophisticated sliding folding doors

The LM-80 Self-closing sliding door The MH-83 table top hinge https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9We0EBVlvY&feature=emb_titleSelf-closing easy open sliding doors are a boon for wheelchair users The advantages of sliding doors are not just in the in the area of space saving. They are often used ...

A push knob latch that’s success hinges on it’s quality

DPL Available with three different bezels Door is held in compression by catchplate HG-TB Torque hinge HG-TA Torque hinge We’ve worked very hard to produce a Push Knob Latch that can be relied upon by the worlds most prestigious yacht manufacturers – and we’ve stuck to a couple ...

Mirror finish stainless steel butt hinges still get specified for a number of reasons.

LSB-40 Hinge The LSB-100 and LSB-40 Mirror Polished 304 Stainless Steel Butt Hinges The MC-JM63G hermetically sealed strong magnetic catch MC-JM49 magnetised 316 stainless steel counterplate Stainless steel butt Hinges ahve their natural corrosion resistance keeps them functional in damp or corro...

LIN-X a Japanese solution to “Rabbit Hutch Britain”

InterAlia concept kitchen using LIN-X The Monoflat LIN-X Hinge in a single-door configuration The actual LGA Certification ELAN, the lift-assist stay that soft-closes and stops anywhere The LL-66S – lost wax cast 316 stainless steel hand polished looks good in a superyacht The LL-66 in whit...

Motion Design Tec

Poetry in Motion. Opening the Door to Applied Motion Science

Motion Design Tech Doors, draws, lids, flaps, shutters. Look around you, and whether you are in the office, in your kitchen or on the train, you soon realise you are surrounded by moving parts. Motion is an easily overlooked aspect of furniture, architectural and industrial components. But withou...

Hinge HES3D

Hinge HES3D Heavy Duty & Adjustable from Sugatsune of Japan

Fitting the HES3D Adjustable Hinge Adjusting the horizontal position of the door using the supplied tool. Adjustment can be made on three axes Supplied in either silver or gold finish An adjustable hinge that makes hanging doors so easy that often you’ll only need one man instead of two to ...

MC Magnetic Catches

How could the thin magnetic catches change the way you fit overlay doors?

An MC-0051 ferrite magnetic catch MC-159 Ultra thin neodymium catch – less than 3mm thick! Samarium cobalt heavy duty catch for high temperature duties: MC0083HP MC-JM63G – Hermetically sealed neodymium magnet ideal for aluminium profile systems JM45: Hermetically sealed neodymium for...

ELAN

SLS-ELAN, an easy-open stay that stops anywhere and soft closes

For upward opening flap doors Strong springs seen through a hole in the housing The Lapcon hydraulic damper for the soft-close function The arm stays close to the door giving better access SLS-ELAN easy to fit and adjust SLS-ELAN an easy lift-up stay A new design from Sugatsune for upward opening...

NSDX-20 Torque Stays

How can a stayless damper help with Health and Safety?

The NSDX Soft-Down Stay seen folded inside a perspex cabinet The UDH-16 rotary hydraulic damper – soft closing a loo seat near you! This shallow vanity table would have no space for a conventional stay The HG JHM16 is discreet and effective – black or white covers are available Chart ...

Parallel Motion Flush Door From

Parallel Motion Flush Door Is Clip-Mountable Like A Concealed Hinge

LIN-X ‘Out-and-to-the-side’ motion saves space and keeps out of the way when open Easy to fit and mount using standard concealed hinge clip mounting plates Ideal for confined spaces, blind corners or outside corners. The LIN-X hinge is an innovative new parallel opening door mechanism...

Olympia Hinge

Olympia Hinge: Completing the Set

With its adjustable soft close technology, the Olympia range broke the mould in terms of what is possible with concealed hinge motion. But at Sugatsune, we’ve never been satisfied even with the most exceptional levels of functionality in our components. We know that, for our clients, appearances ...

HES3D

HES 3D: Architectural Hinges With Hidden Depths

The appeal of concealed hinges to cabinet makers and furniture designers is well established. By fashioning them so they attach to the interior surface of both the door and the cabinet (rather than to the cabinet face frame), hinges can be tucked away completely out of sight when a door is closed...

Sneeze Guard

Prioritising Safety in Changing Times

We hope this newsletter finds all of you safe and well. I’m sure we speak for most in saying that the past few weeks have been among the most challenging any of us can ever remember in business. We offer our continued best wishes to all of you in riding out the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. […]

The Big Reveal on Our Concealed Hinge Evolution

You may have noticed something about modern cupboards, dressers, sideboards and various other closed storage units around your home. Where did all the hinges go? Take a typical kitchen, bathroom or bedroom cabinet these days, look at it from the outside in the closed position, and there is often ...

J96

Sugatsune’s J160 Heavy Duty Concealed Hinge

At Sugatsune, we don’t believe things should ever be more complicated than they need to be. So, when it comes to installing large doors with concealed hinges, we didn’t agree with trying to fit four or five hinges to take the extra weight. Four years ago, we set our engineers the task of simplify...

News

How torque hinges can really hold things together

HG-TU Hidden friction hinge. If you have equipment cabinets in municipal spaces this hidden hinge is safe inside away from the villains. HG-TQA One way friction hinge – lids lift without resistance but are held aloft by friction until gently pushed down. A shiny friction hinge like the HG-T...

HS3D concealed Hinge

Our concealed hinge, why you won’t want to hide it

A good looking hinge Easy to install Final adjustments Afully adjustable concealed hinge you’ll want to show off Those with a good visual sense – architects designers and the like, are strongly attracted to the looks of these highly practical hinges – odd really, as they are con...

Sugatsune Digital Showroom Turns Heads at Interzum 2021

Another year, another Interzum trade show completed. This year’s event was very different to previous years as, for the first time, it took place entirely online. All the same, as previewed in our last newsletter, it was another successful show for Sugatsune, with our EXCELOCK contactless electro...

It’s only a knob but it can make all the difference to the sale of a yacht

The HG-JHM16 installed in a vanity unit aboard a yacht at last years Southampton Boat Show The NSDX-35 adjustable damped lid stay Ideal for smaller flaps concealing electronic equipment the SDS-100TV offers refined soft opening. Mounted behind the lower edge of a cabinet door the LL-66S is a beau...

Would an extra 3mm make a difference to you?

The MUV34 – a full extension soft-closing undermount drawer slide This is what you don’t want to happen – good quality joinery disfigured by ugly side mount drawer slides! A super low profile shelf standard the AP-DM The shelf supports have no dead space and can support glass sh...

How to get hooked on good design

A french development on the pointed stick The patented JF-T swinging damped hook. The TK-Hook with a clothes and flesh friendly bobble on the end of the hook The NF-60 – hanging commuters jackets The NF-R64 flush chrome Hooks, a bit of history The Guisarme was a nasty medieval pole weapon u...

Not One but Two Interzum High Quality Awards for Innovation

We are delighted to share that Sugatsunes’ new product releases have won not just one but two Interzum High Quality Awards and we can’t wait to tell you all about these products: Introducing the award winning….. Excelock – A contactless electronic lock system  Excelock Holding the key over the an...

Torque Hinge, Friction Hinge, Free-stop. What do you call it?

SFTH Hinge a Friction or Torque Hinge in a range of values. HG-TA a handed design which suggests edge mounting HG-IT sporting the optional plastic cover HG-T30S15 A dual axis torque hinge where both tilt and rotation are controlled HG-T70S30 Also Dual Axis – making it ideal for Visual Displ...

EZS-ELAN Lift-assist Stay

Lift-assist Stay EZS-ELAN

The EZS-ELAN in the fully open position, up and out of the way but still within reach. Well understood springs and dampers – well engineered into a superb product. The optional coverplate can be used for your own branding Lift-assist Stay EZS-ELAN Some years ago Sugatsune introduced the SLS...

Flush Surfaces With Push-Knob Latches And Push-To-Open Catches

The DPL comes with a good choice of finishes. Diagram showing the detent closure system for the DPL Flush finish kitchens are becoming ubiquitous. The MC-37, MC-28, and PR4-PK showing their comparative sizes The PR4-PK is a mighty midget – here shown with the catchplate for metal. Catches a...

Soft-close functionality to free swing doors

The LDD-S open and free to move like an unrestricted door.You can see the arm that engages with the lower guide to control closing And closed, the door will not blow open. Here you can see the closing mechanism using a combination of strong springs and patented Lapcon hydraulic dampers the arm pu...

Uses for torque and damped hinges

The HG-JHM16 being used in a meetings room table And again with the flap flush closed The HG-JHM16 in a prototype baked goods bin A prototype using the torque damper from an SDS stay Torque hinges offer continuous friction allowing the lid or door to be stopped in any position. These are the HG-T...

A tiny improvement to our architectural hinges

The HES3D range When it was first introduced the HES3D range was intended for large, heavy doors; the sort guarding the entrance to hotels, museums or boardrooms. The multi-link articulation is incredibly smooth and the three axis adjustment gives perfect fit. With three hinges the HES3D-E190 sup...

The HG-JHM20, a torque damping mortice hinge for lids up to 80kg

The LL-66 Lever Catch installed with the simplest of stays… An LB-350 Locking Stay – stainless steel and with a load capacity of up to 30kg per stay NSD stay is well engineered and has stood the test of time The SDS-100TV short arm damped stay The HG-JHM16 combined mortice hinge and r...

Adjustable Concealed Hinge

An adjustable concealed hinge that comes apart in your hands? Not your usual sales pitch?  Let us explain why this is the function your doors have been looking for…. Our hinges separate into two pieces to make installation easy and accurate; one person can install a large door without the usual s...

Sliding Door System LM-80

Simple table top hinges and sophisticated sliding folding doors

The LM-80 Self-closing sliding door The MH-83 table top hinge https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9We0EBVlvY&feature=emb_titleSelf-closing easy open sliding doors are a boon for wheelchair users The advantages of sliding doors are not just in the in the area of space saving. They are often used ...

A push knob latch that’s success hinges on it’s quality

DPL Available with three different bezels Door is held in compression by catchplate HG-TB Torque hinge HG-TA Torque hinge We’ve worked very hard to produce a Push Knob Latch that can be relied upon by the worlds most prestigious yacht manufacturers – and we’ve stuck to a couple ...

Mirror finish stainless steel butt hinges still get specified for a number of reasons.

LSB-40 Hinge The LSB-100 and LSB-40 Mirror Polished 304 Stainless Steel Butt Hinges The MC-JM63G hermetically sealed strong magnetic catch MC-JM49 magnetised 316 stainless steel counterplate Stainless steel butt Hinges ahve their natural corrosion resistance keeps them functional in damp or corro...

LIN-X a Japanese solution to “Rabbit Hutch Britain”

InterAlia concept kitchen using LIN-X The Monoflat LIN-X Hinge in a single-door configuration The actual LGA Certification ELAN, the lift-assist stay that soft-closes and stops anywhere The LL-66S – lost wax cast 316 stainless steel hand polished looks good in a superyacht The LL-66 in whit...

Motion Design Tec

Poetry in Motion. Opening the Door to Applied Motion Science

Motion Design Tech Doors, draws, lids, flaps, shutters. Look around you, and whether you are in the office, in your kitchen or on the train, you soon realise you are surrounded by moving parts. Motion is an easily overlooked aspect of furniture, architectural and industrial components. But withou...

Hinge HES3D

Hinge HES3D Heavy Duty & Adjustable from Sugatsune of Japan

Fitting the HES3D Adjustable Hinge Adjusting the horizontal position of the door using the supplied tool. Adjustment can be made on three axes Supplied in either silver or gold finish An adjustable hinge that makes hanging doors so easy that often you’ll only need one man instead of two to ...

MC Magnetic Catches

How could the thin magnetic catches change the way you fit overlay doors?

An MC-0051 ferrite magnetic catch MC-159 Ultra thin neodymium catch – less than 3mm thick! Samarium cobalt heavy duty catch for high temperature duties: MC0083HP MC-JM63G – Hermetically sealed neodymium magnet ideal for aluminium profile systems JM45: Hermetically sealed neodymium for...

ELAN

SLS-ELAN, an easy-open stay that stops anywhere and soft closes

For upward opening flap doors Strong springs seen through a hole in the housing The Lapcon hydraulic damper for the soft-close function The arm stays close to the door giving better access SLS-ELAN easy to fit and adjust SLS-ELAN an easy lift-up stay A new design from Sugatsune for upward opening...

NSDX-20 Torque Stays

How can a stayless damper help with Health and Safety?

The NSDX Soft-Down Stay seen folded inside a perspex cabinet The UDH-16 rotary hydraulic damper – soft closing a loo seat near you! This shallow vanity table would have no space for a conventional stay The HG JHM16 is discreet and effective – black or white covers are available Chart ...

Parallel Motion Flush Door From

Parallel Motion Flush Door Is Clip-Mountable Like A Concealed Hinge

LIN-X ‘Out-and-to-the-side’ motion saves space and keeps out of the way when open Easy to fit and mount using standard concealed hinge clip mounting plates Ideal for confined spaces, blind corners or outside corners. The LIN-X hinge is an innovative new parallel opening door mechanism...

Olympia Hinge

Olympia Hinge: Completing the Set

With its adjustable soft close technology, the Olympia range broke the mould in terms of what is possible with concealed hinge motion. But at Sugatsune, we’ve never been satisfied even with the most exceptional levels of functionality in our components. We know that, for our clients, appearances ...

HES3D

HES 3D: Architectural Hinges With Hidden Depths

The appeal of concealed hinges to cabinet makers and furniture designers is well established. By fashioning them so they attach to the interior surface of both the door and the cabinet (rather than to the cabinet face frame), hinges can be tucked away completely out of sight when a door is closed...

Sneeze Guard

Prioritising Safety in Changing Times

We hope this newsletter finds all of you safe and well. I’m sure we speak for most in saying that the past few weeks have been among the most challenging any of us can ever remember in business. We offer our continued best wishes to all of you in riding out the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. […]

The Big Reveal on Our Concealed Hinge Evolution

You may have noticed something about modern cupboards, dressers, sideboards and various other closed storage units around your home. Where did all the hinges go? Take a typical kitchen, bathroom or bedroom cabinet these days, look at it from the outside in the closed position, and there is often ...

J96

Sugatsune’s J160 Heavy Duty Concealed Hinge

At Sugatsune, we don’t believe things should ever be more complicated than they need to be. So, when it comes to installing large doors with concealed hinges, we didn’t agree with trying to fit four or five hinges to take the extra weight. Four years ago, we set our engineers the task of simplify...

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