Obrounds or slots. The terms are interchangeable, and sometimes even used as one term in the case of saying an obround slots. I prefer the term slot myself and will refer to that term more often than not. Different than just a plain hole, a slot is primarily two holes connected by parallel lines, but for machining or manufacturing, the actual slot size is achieved by using a punch the size of the slot instead of drilling two or more same size holes side by side to achieve the length. In order to call out the slot you will need the width or diameter of the “circle”, the D dimension below and then the length of the slot which is measured from center to center of the two “circles”. This would be the standard way to dimension the slot as opposed to just measuring from the extreme end to end of the slot. Pretty much any size slot can be done, though to avoid tooling charges for new punches, it can be more economical to select a size that the manufacturer or fabricator already has available.
This is my plea to you to not let the Thanksgiving holiday get swallowed up by the holiday season! Do your research! Prices aren’t necessarily lower today, in fact they’ve been shown to be lower at other times of the year… WITHOUT the lines and insanity!
From our family to yours, all our best wishes for a very Happy Thanksgiving. Our offices will reopen on Monday 11/25 so our employees can celebrate and enjoy their Thanksgiving holiday. And as always, you can get pricing, product information, drawings, and place orders on our website day and night, 7 days a week. Happy Thanksgiving.
These special cabinet hinges are mounted inside of many electrical or emergency type panel boxes, and in this case they’re on the inside of a telephone and intercom system. Their unique design allows for an unbroken surface on the outside and a smooth and controlled opening motion of the door. Each mounting foot has both holes and slots to adjust for many different mounting patterns and alignments. Hard to find on the open market, but YES, Guden supplies them and can offer both the Asian and European versions.
How exciting to find a good hinge shot on the subway the other night. This hinge attached the seat to the wall and I immediately noticed a few things about it. 1. The hinge was manufactured without any pin retention, so the pin is slowly working it’s way out of the knuckles. Then 2. I noticed this was a good example of a partial knuckle, a knuckle not the same size as all the other knuckles of the hinge. And 3. This partial knuckle had been specified to be manufactured using a saw or laser cutting method so that the partial knuckle is formed in a nice clean cut. Usually partial knuckles are ugly and deformed so some thought was put into it , but maybe it was just a coincidence since the engineer didn’t add some kind of pin retention to keep the pin from coming out of the end of the hinge. Maybe this engineer didn’t work with Guden or just chose not to take all our hinge advice. You can lead a horse to water……
After a LOOOONG FIVE days without power or phones, the H.A Guden Co. will resume operations as normal on Monday 11/5/12. UPS and most truck lines have confirmed for pick ups so material will be moving your way! Thanks for your patience and all your calls for concern!
So far so good with phones and electricity coming back this afternoon. Hopefully it remains on and we can continue operations on Monday. We do still need to work with UPS and truckers to make sure they are able to service our area but we will update again on Monday! It’s been a LOOOONG week. Unfortunately many on LI are still without power or phones and our thoughts go out to them for it to be connected quickly.
A view of some flooding by me in NYC, though I have yet to see what kind of damage was done on Long Island where the Guden offices are. Our thoughts go out to all those affected by this big storm and pray for the strength needed to clean up and repair the damage done. Our office will remain closed today for an unprecedented two days and we apologize for delays in shipping, but will resume as soon as it is feasibly possible for Trucks and UPS to move through the affected areas of NJ and NYC. We hope all of our extended Guden family is safe!
Almost a year to the day yet another hurricane is threatening the NYC area yet again. Most everyone is waiting and watching to see exactly where Sandy will go but every scenario seems to now point to our area. Please check back here and on our office phone message for the most up to date information on our operating hours.
What better way to enjoy your daily coffee or tea than having it in an official Guden mug! They’re pretty colorful and with very little coaxing, your customer service representative will send one out for you. But quantities are limited, so act quick before they’re gone!
We have been a leading provider of industrial cabinet and door hardware solutions for nearly 90 years. Our expansive selection of product offerings includes continuous and butt hinges, slip joint, spring latch and spring loaded hinges, gas springs, dampers, lid supports, handles, and latches…all available in a wide variety of materials, sizes, and finishes. Our customer service representatives are highly trained, friendly, and ready to work with you. They will quickly guide you through our selection of stock products or help you to design custom hardware if your job requires it.