The Hinges in Action
Concealed hinges have a range of uses. The Manfred Frank range is widely used internationally, and is accepted as the industry standard for premium heavy duty concealed hinges.
Not only can they be installed on any building material, their patented functionality ensures they are easily installed and adjusted with minimum effort. As a result, even very large and very thick panels can be installed with just two of our hinges.
Below are just a few of the ways our hinging solutions have been used around the world. Simply click on the area of interest to find out more.
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Hidden Doors and Panels
All Manfred Frank hinging solutions are engineered to be concealed. Our products are ideal hardware for hidden doors or panels because the hinges themselves are not visible when closed. Seamless paneling is achieved every time.
Whether the design is for a secret room, storage, bunker, gun safe, panic room or any hidden area, Manfred Frank hinges are easily installed. We have a range of door and frame mounts available for all of our hinges. This means they can be installed on any building material, even glass or stone.
The multi pivot geometry of the hinges means they lift up out of the frame rather than straight out. As a result, they require minimal gaps and achieve seamless paneling effortlessly, as can be seen here on the hidden doors from Hide-A-Way Doors.
Furthermore, because a single pair of our hinges can easily carry up to 400kg; even very tall, thick and wide panels can be used to create hidden spaces or discreet storage areas. Using just two hinges on very large panels is extremely cost effective, especially as the Manfred Frank range is designed to create perfect panel alignment every time, for a life time.
Ultra-Wide / High / Thick / Heavy Panels
Ultra big panels are no problem for the Manfred Frank range of hinges. With the capacity to carry doors or panels that weigh up to 400kg (or over 800 pounds), the design possibilities are endless. Even the heaviest, tallest and widest ultra big panels can be installed with a single pair of hinges.
We are happy to help in the design planning stages and offer free technical advice and support. For example, our panel size charts help to determine the maximum possible dimensions of a panel based on the hinge model and building material.
For non glass materials, such as hollow or solid-core, doors up to a standard thickness of 51mm/2” can be installed with minimal gaps as close as 1mm. Greater door thicknesses are also possible. The patented technology of our range ensures easy installation. Furthermore, perfect panel alignment can be achieved without the need for special tools or lifting equipment.
The usual restrictions for concealed hinged panels in height, width, thickness and weight no longer apply. The revolutionary two-part/snap-on MFH mortised door insert with its indexed mounting feature is just one of the options available for ultra big panels. You can see it in action in this Case Study here. We have door and frame mounts to suit any design or application.
Access panels in Non-Glass Facades
Panel access is important so that maintenance or storage areas can be safely and securely hidden. Manfred Frank hinges are often used to create panel access because they are not visible when the panel is closed.
Timber, stone or metal panels are easily installed with Manfred Frank hinges. We have a range of different mounting options and accessories available for both the door and frame. Once installed, All fine-tuning can occur by a single person. There is no need for support equipment or special tools. Perfect panel alignment is no problem. Seamless paneling is achieved every time, due to the adjustment technology of our hinges.
Even very large panels are no problem for the Manfred Frank range. Two hinges can carry up to 400kg or over 800 pounds. This makes them a cost effective solution. Furthermore, as the usual panel size limitations do not apply, the design options are endless.
Manfred Frank hinges are also highly-corrosion and UV resistant. They are designed to cope with prolonged exposure to even the harshest environments. They look great inside, and work great outside too. Best of all, there is no need for maintenance of the hinges over their lifetime.
Illuminated Advertising, Wall Cladding, Signage - Panels
Signage hinges safely and securely hide the light source or imagery of illuminated panels. Manfred Frank hinges are ideal for this purpose, as the hinges themselves are concealed and easily achieve seamless paneling. As a result, maintenance of advertising and signage displays are no problem.
Moreover, Manfred Frank hinges are a versatile option as they can be installed onto any building material. There are a range of door and frame mount options to suit any application and design. Mounting options include:
- Tamper proof single point fixings (for glass only).
- Bonding to the rear of the panel.
- Using extrusions that leave the front of the panel clean and uninterrupted.
- Using metal panels at the rear of units.
Check out all of the door mount options.
Furthermore, the Manfred Frank range is heavy duty and suitable for panels that weigh up to 400kg. As a result, very large panels are installed with just two hinges. Perfect panel alignment is easily achieved and maintained over the long lifespan of the hinges.
When used as signage hinges, the Manfred Frank range is maintenance free and provides the highest security as there are no exposed parts. They are highly corrosion and UV proof, ideal for outside use.
Commercial Fit Outs
Commercial hinges should allow architectural design to reach new limits, while still performing to a high standard. They should also be easy to install and adjust, and require no maintenance.
Manfred Frank hinges exceed all of the above conditions. They are therefore ideal for commercial or corporate environments. Because the hinges are concealed by design, seamless paneling creates a sleek look. This means storage areas can be discreet. Shop fittings, hotel lobbies, transport terminals and offices are just a few examples where Manfred Frank Hinges are applied.
Just two hinges are capable of holding panels that weigh up to 400kg. Glass, stone, timber and metal panels can be easily fitted. Manfred Frank hinges are available with a range of different door and frame mounts to suit any panel access design. Furthermore, the Manfred Frank range can be installed with very small gaps between doors, allowing for multiple doors to be fitted easily. Any adjustment of the hinges can be done without the need for special tools or equipment.
Furthermore, Manfred Frank hinges are highly UV and corrosion proof. Once installed they will stand the test of time, regardless of whether they are indoors. They are ideal commercial hinges for any sized project.
Screen hinges allow technicians access to the rear of LED/LCD screens for maintenance. For security, screen hinges should be concealed, heavy duty and easy to care for.
Manfred Frank hinges are fit for purpose as they can be easily installed on even very thick panels. With a load bearing capacity of up to 400kg, just two Manfred Frank hinges will do the job. This makes them a cost effective solution. Furthermore, the Manfred Frank range is available with a range of door and frame mounts to suit any panel access design. Once fitted, they require no maintenance.
For LED/LCD screens, hinges are often bolted into a metal sub-frame to support the screen. Alternatively, they can be bonded to the panel with a suitable adhesive. Either way, the large weight of the screen is supported by a single pair of hinges. Furthermore, only a minimal hinge space is required at the back of the screen. As a result, panel access is highly secure and completely concealed from the public. Once fitted, any fine tuning can be done by a single person without the need for any special equipment. Perfect panel alignment is no problem over the long lifetime of the hinges.
Industries such as oil & gas; wind, electricity & water generation; secure storage; mining and marine have all chosen Manfred Frank hinges as their industrial hinge of choice. This is because they easily meet the needs of industrial access panels.
The requirements for industrial hinges often include:
- Enabling high security with no parts shown.
- Heavy duty.
- Perfect weather tight sealing.
- Zero maintenance.
- Perfect panel alignment that will last.
- Safe and smooth operation.
Manfred Frank hinges are concealed by design, as a result they are not visible when the panel is closed. Moreover, just two hinges are needed for panels that weigh up to 400kg.
The hinges can be fitted and fine tuned by just one person. There is no need for any special equipment. In addition, the design of the hinges ensures smooth paneling and perfect alignment. They will stand the test of time, even in tough outdoor settings. Once installed, they require no care over their long lifespan.
Furthermore, Manfred Frank hinges are available with a range of door and frame mount options for any panel access design. They are easily fitted onto almost any building material, including glass. As a result, they are ideal for industrial access projects.
Opening Panels in Facades- Smoke and Heat Ventilation & Extraction
Building ventilation is easily created with Manfred Frank hinges. This is because the Manfred Frank range naturally create a ventilation gap around each panel edge, even with an only slightly opened panel. As a result, the opening panels of buildings can easily extract smoke and heat as needed.
Furthermore, the special hinge/panel movement of Manfred Frank hinges results in excellent panel seal. They move parallel to each other. As a result, wear and tear on seals is greatly reduced.
Manfred Frank hinges have a range of door and frame mounts available. As a result, they can be installed onto building facades made from almost any material. Even glass to glass installation is no problem. Furthermore, very large panels weighing up to 400kg can be easily fitted with just two hinges. Once installed, any fine tuning can be achieved by one person without any special tools.
When planning ventilation hinges for panels of building facades, thought must be given to the effect of weather. The way Manfred Frank hinges work compensates for panel stresses and any changes caused by wind-loading. Moreover, the Manfred Frank range is highly UV and corrosion proof. They will stand the test of time.
Residential Fit Outs
Manfred Frank hinges are ideal heavy duty hinges for the home, designed to stand the test of time. With a load bearing capacity of up to 400kg, all panels and doors are supported by a single pair of hinges. There is no longer the need for multiple hinges per door or panel. They are a cost effective solution for the installation of very big panels.
As a result, Manfred Frank hinges are an excellent solution for hollow and solid core doors in wardrobe and storage areas. Furthermore, because they are concealed these areas can be discreetly hidden. The hinges will not show when the door or panel is closed. The hinges are easily installed with minimal gaps, creating seamless paneling every time. Panic rooms, gun safes, hidden bookshelves are all possible with Manfred Frank heavy duty hinges for the home.
The unique adjustment features of the hinges enable easy realignment (where necessary). As a result they are a maintenance-free product with an extensive lifespan.
Furthermore, the Manfred Frank range is available with different door and frame mounts. They can be easily installed onto glass, wood, stone or metal with fittings to suit any design.
Cabinetry / Joinery / Millwork
A common issue with cabinetry is frequent misalignment over time. This is now a problem of the past. Manfred Frank Hinges are heavy duty cabinetry hinges guaranteed to maintain perfect permanent alignment. Regardless of how frequent the use is.
Floor-to-ceiling kitchen pantry doors or wardrobe doors are installed with a single pair of hinges. There is no longer a need for multiple hinges per door. With load bearing capacity of up to 400kg, the design possibilities are endless. In addition, Manfred Frank hinges can even be used for ultra wide and ultra thick panels.
Furthermore, the hinges are naturally concealed. As a result, seamless paneling and sleek lines are achieved every time. Manfred Frank hinges are fitted with small gaps and lift up out of the frame.
Moreover, the Manfred Frank range is available with a number of door and frame mounts. This means they can be fitted onto nearly any surface, with fittings to suit any design. They are ideal heavy duty cabinetry hinges for the home.
Once installed, any fine tuning is carried out without any special equipment. Perfect panel alignment is easily achieved and will last the lifetime of the hinges.
Marine Fit Outs
Heavy duty marine hinges should be highly UV and corrosion resistant in order to cope with the tough ever-changing weather they are used in. Manfred Frank hinges easily satisfy these requirements. As a result, they are used in the design of hatches, frameless windows and the interior fit outs of boats and yachts around the world. Furthermore, they have no maintenance costs over their decades of use. This is highly desirable in an industry where these costs are usually frequent.
Perfect panel alignment is also easily achieved. When installed in their mid-range position, the hinges are adjustable in any direction under full load. Any fine tuning can occur without the need for any special tools. The unique parallel movement of the hinges to the panel and frame creates superior panel seal. As a result, the wear and tear on seals is greatly reduced. This ensures the Manfred Frank range is ideal for use as heavy duty marine hinges. They are concealed by design and perform to the highest standard.
Even very large, thick and wide panels are fitted easily. This is because Manfred Frank hinges can carry up to 400kg per panel. Just two hinges achieve this, resulting in a cost effective and pleasing result.
Frameless Glass Lift Shafts
Frameless glass lift shafts are a popular feature of commercial buildings. Manfred Frank concealed hinges are a great solution for access panels of glass lift shafts, which are required for maintenance and cleaning. They are designed with an emphasis on high performance and sleek aesthetic. As a result, seamless paneling is no problem.
Furthermore, the Manfred Frank range have mounting options that comply with the industry standard Ø 50mm mounting disc platform. This allows the access panels to blend perfectly into the overall design of the lift shaft, particularly with the panels that don’t open. Even very large frameless glass panels that weigh up to 400kg can be fitted easily and require only two hinges.
The mounting requirements for Manfred Frank hinges on the frame side are very simple. For example, a small steel lug protruding from the floor or ceiling can be all it needs. Perfect panel alignment as well as smooth panel opening and closing is achieved every time.
The Manfred Frank range is highly UV and corrosion resistant. As a result, once installed they do not require maintenance over their long lifetime. You need not look any further for a highly effective and discreet option.
Museum Gallery Displays
The Manfred Frank range was created as a solution for display hinges in museums. As a result, many display businesses around the world use the Manfred Frank range for large glass panels and display areas. Able to carry up to 400kg, even very large glass panels can be fitted with just two hinges.
Furthermore, Manfred Frank hinges work with any display case or exhibition design. This is because they are a concealed hinge that is easily installed to create seamless paneling. Additionally, they are capable of glass-to-glass extrusion mounting and bonding. There are a number of different mounting options and fittings available to suit most building materials and glass types.
Moreover, the 3D adjustment range of Manfred Frank hinges means that seal pressure can be precisely controlled. They are installed with very small gaps and the result is an air tight space. Special objects that need controlled environments can be on display without worry that they will deteriorate.
The Manfred Frank range is a cost effective solution, as less hinges are generally needed per panel. Once installed, fine tuning can be done without the need for special tools or equipment. The hinges are build to last and there are generally no maintenance costs over decades of use.
Curtain wall installation is easy for the Manfred Frank range. Multiple doors of great width and height can be fitted, creating clean looking surfaces with minimal lines. Doors or panels weighing up to 400kg are fitted with just two hinges.
Doors can be installed with hinges mounted back to back regardless of frame thickness. The special shape of Manfred Frank hinges allows even the thickest doors to open side-by-side without colliding. Similarly, these same doors will close perfectly flush. There are a number of door and frame mounts available to suit nearly any building material, including glass.
Furthermore, the Manfred Frank range can be adjusted in any direction while under full load. There is no need for any special tools or equipment. As a result, this 3D adjustment takes away the usual problems of perfectly aligning large numbers of doors. The wear and tear of the door seal is also greatly reduced. Manfred Frank offer the ideal choice for curtain wall installation, with hinges that will last decades without the need for maintenance.
We are happy to provide free advice for individual projects, otherwise panel size charts and other technical information can be found here.