Geared continuous hinges are designed to last the life of a building by distributing the weight of a door along the entire length of its frame. The unique design reduces the high amount of stress normally associated at the top of the door and frame on butt hinge applications. Not only does this reduce hinge failure, it also keeps a door in constant alignment, eliminating the chance of door sag. These characteristics make continuous hinges suitable for high-use and high-traffic doors.
The geared continuous hinge has no pin. Instead, these hinges utilize a single gear section for the leaf and a separate gear section for the frame side of the door. The two are held in place by a full length cover channel and rotate on a series of bearings. The design of a continuous hinge eliminates the spacing between the hinges, which helps prevents fingers from being pinched, making it a safer device than traditional hinges. These benefits result in higher efficiency and less maintenance, maximizing the value of a door opening investment.
All hinges are certified to ANSI 156.26, Grade 1 and UL10C (90 minute)
Limited lifetime warranty
Offerings support various applications, including swing clear, wide throw and electrified
Quality and convenience
Designed to keep the door in constant alignment and eliminate door sag
A cover channel holds together two separate gear sections, providing a visually pleasing solution
Eliminates space between the hinges helping to prevent fingers from being pinched
Variety of offering
Available in full mortise, full surface, and half surface hinges
Available with factory modified cutouts to accommodate most electrical frame-to-door requirements; special templates are required
Hinges can be cut to length during installation
Unique mounting pattern allows to cut up to 6" from the bottom while still having double row fasteners
Rounded gear design for extended life and smooth operation
Patented, center-loaded, interlocking bearing design that helps better the opening and closing of the door over time
XY mounting slot adjustability on all full and half surface models to help with installation
Frame guidance lip is further extended for retrofit applications to cover existing heavy-weight architectural hinge preps
Improved aesthetics with a curved, articulating cover design that eliminates pinch points
Features transmission gear design with bearings that are evenly spaced every 3" on center. Amount of bearings varies by size.
For a complete list of model numbers and model number specifications, please refer to the Ives full line catalog.
Half surface: hinge is mounted on the door stile face and inside of the frame side jamb; only one hinge side and gear cover are visible when the door is closed. Offering includes the following models: 045XY, 046XY, 053XY and 054XY.
Full mortise: hinge is mounted on the side of the door stile and inside of the frame side jamb; only the gear cover is visible with the door is closed. Offering includes the following models: 026XY, 027XY, 040XY, 041XY, 112XY, 112HD, 114XY, 224HD, and 224XY.
Full surface, center pivot: hinge is mounted on the door stile face and the frame side jamb face; the entire hinge is visible when the door is closed. The geared section is located where the door stile and frame side jamb meet. Offering includes the following model: 157XY.
Full surface, swing clear: hinge is mounted on the door stile face and the frame side jamb face; the entire hinge is visible when the door is closed; the geared section is located over the side jamb. Offering includes the following model: 210XY.
Available in two BHMA standard finishes:
Clear anodized (628)
Dark bronze (710)
Black anodized (711)
Custom finishes are also available; consult factory
Ives geared continuous hinges can be furnished with the following options:
Electric power transfer prep (EPT)
Through wire panel (TWP)
Security fasteners – pin-in-socket
Thread-forming screws (pilot hole is required)
See catalog for availability of options for each model.