Refrigeration hinges are used in various refrigeration, freezer, and cold storage applications. They make it easy to fully open and close the chilled storage unit door, keeping the products at a suitable temperature and supporting the unit’s energy efficiency. Polar Hardware Manufacturing Company, Inc. offers a line of refrigeration hinges for a variety of cooler, refrigerator, and freezer doors in several sizes and styles. Explore the types of refrigeration hinges we carry, the benefits they offer, and their common applications.

Refrigeration Hinges Explained

Refrigeration hinges are an essential component of refrigeration units, including walk-in coolers, freezers, and refrigerators. These mechanical bearings provide a tight and secure seal for refrigeration unit doors, maintaining internal refrigeration unit temperatures and energy efficiency. When opened, doors with effective hinges have a certain degree of rotation. When closed, the doors are securely sealed, preventing warm air outside of the refrigeration unit from entering and keeping chilled air within the unit.

Refrigeration hinges are available in various sizes and styles for use with a wide range of refrigeration units. Popular refrigeration hinges include cartridge, spring-assisted, and cam-rise hinges. They are typically made of durable, high-quality materials like aluminum or stainless steel for long-lasting corrosion resistance.

Cartridge hinges are easy to install and have a compact design, ideal for use in smaller refrigeration units. Spring-assisted hinges provide a secure, tight closure using a spring mechanism. Cam-rise hinges lift the door slightly during opening, allowing it to swing freely and clear the threshold of the chilled storage unit.

Refrigeration Hinges Applications

Various applications depend on refrigeration hinges to provide a tight and secure seal around the refrigerated storage unit door. Our refrigeration hinges are suitable for the following chilled storage applications:

  • Refrigerators and freezers: Refrigeration hinges provide a tight seal on freezer and refrigerator doors, maintaining interior temperatures and enhancing energy efficiency by preventing cold air from escaping and warm air from entering the storage unit.
  • Walk-in coolers: Large refrigeration hinges can provide a suitable seal for walk-in coolers in commercial applications, such as food processing plants, grocery stores, and restaurants. They help maintain adequate temperatures in the walk-in coolers and increase energy efficiency by allowing the doors to close completely.
  • Cold storage rooms: Refrigeration hinges are ideal for securing doors of climate-controlled rooms in cold storage applications. They are commonly used for storing meats, fruits, vegetables, and other perishable items. Refrigeration hinges deliver a tight seal that prevents the loss of cold air and prevents the entry of warm air.

Refrigeration Hinges Benefits

Polar Hardware Mfg. Co., Inc.’s refrigeration hinges are ideal for sealing heavy doors on walk-in coolers, refrigerators, and freezers. They offer the following benefits:

  • Improved energy efficiency: The tight seal provided by refrigeration hinges maintains internal temperatures within the chilled storage area, preventing the loss of cool air and the entry of warm air from outside the unit. Thus, refrigeration hinges help maintain energy efficiency, keeping energy costs and consumption low.
  • Durability: Refrigeration units are made from high-quality aluminum or stainless steel with various platings and finishes to ensure corrosion resistance and durability over long periods of frequent use.
  • Ease of use: Our refrigeration hinges are designed with ease of use in mind. Cam-rise hinges, in particular, lift the door as it opens and allow it to swing freely during operation.
  • Versatility: Refrigeration hinges come in different sizes and styles to suit various refrigeration specifications. They may even be customized for maximum flexibility in specialized applications.

Refrigeration Hinges From Polar Hardware Mfg. Co., Inc.

Refrigeration hinges are suitable for various cold storage applications. Polar Hardware Mfg. Co., Inc. offers several styles and sizes for freezers, coolers, and refrigerators. Using our refrigeration hinges on cold storage doors delivers long-term performance, versatility, ease of use, and energy efficiency. We offer five main types of refrigerator hinges:

  • Chrome-Plated Die-Cast Hinges
  • Polished Stainless Steel Hinges
  • Heavy-Duty Hinges for Cold Storage Doors
  • Polar Heavy-Duty Cold Storage Hinges
  • Polar Cam Lift Hinges

Polar Hardware Mfg. Co., Inc. is a leading manufacturer of custom hinges, handles, locks, and hardware for trucks, trailers, and more. Request a quote to get the ideal refrigeration hinges for your application.