World Class Hinges

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PBB, Inc. is a World Class architectural hinge manufacturer with many years experience in the commercial hardware market. Maintaining high quality with continual product improvement, PBB takes pride in meeting or exceeding any standards in the field. Think PBB when you need that competitive edge in today’s market place.
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Easy Installation

Hinge kits are packaged with hardware/fasteners and custom alignment tool for quick installation.

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Versatile Applications

Commercial and residential hinges in a variety of materials for any door, frame or wall application.

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Exceptional Quality

Constructed with high-quality materials for long-lasting maintenance-free operation.

Selecting the proper hinge

Your application determines hinge type. Use three (3) hinges per door. Use anti-friction bearing hinges on doors equipped with closers. Consider the following factors when selecting a hinge set for your door.

Door Material

The material of the door and frame determine method of application, i.e. mortised, surface mounted, half surface mounted, or half mortised.

Door Size

The size, thickness and weight of the door. Wider doors, put more strain on hinges, so taller hinges should be used. Thicker doors require wider hinges. Heavy doors require taller, heavier gauge, narrower hinges.

Swing Clearance

Clearance of the trim when a door swings 180º effects the width of the hinge.

Intended Use

Frequency of use the door will be subjected to effects hinge choice and the need for additional hardware such as closers, panic devices, etc

Understanding HINGE WEIGHT AND BEARING STRUCTURE

Use Three Hinges To A Door – Use Anti-Friction Bearing Hinges On Doors Equipped With Closers

There are three groups of hinges:
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Standard Weight

Plain Bearing
R

Standard Weight

Ball Bearing
Z

Heavy Weight

Ball Bearing

Standard Weight Hinges

Standard material gauge with standard pin diameter provide adequate strength to hold the residential and light commercial door weights with light/average usage frequency.

Heavy Weight Hinges

For use on heavy doors or doors receiving high frequency usage. Ball bearing type hinges must be used on doors in conjunction with door closers and on all fire rated openings.

Mortise and Surface Hinges, Pivots, or Spring Hinges for Swinging Doors Doors up to 60 in. (1.52 m) in height shall be provided with two hinges and an additional hinge for each additional 30 in. (0.76m) of door height or fraction thereof. The distance between hinges may exceed 30 in. (0.76 m). When spring hinges are used, at least two shall be provided.

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Concealed Bearing hinge

PBB has developed the exclusive Concealed Bearing hinge specifically for those who seek the ultimate in slimline hinges. The Concealed Bearing hinge combines classic simplicity of style with precision-crafted durability. The three-knuckle hinge, with nested concealed friction free micro smooth brushings was designed for a precise new fitting that eliminates barrel bulge.
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Please Note

Ball bearing hinges should always be used on doors where door closers are applied and in all fire rated openings. Heavy weight ball bearing hinges should be used on heavy doors and high frequency use doors.

Hinge Types & Applications

UL LISTED SPRING HINGE

RESIDENTIAL WEIGHT
Gauges available: .100

For use on residential 1-3/4” and 1-3/8” standard light weight, low frequency doors weighting under 110 lbs. as a self closing device. To be installed in conjunction with hinges of the same type or bearing type only. UL listed to Grade specifications K8107-1F.

U.L. LISTED SPRING HINGE

Gauges available: .123,.130,.134

For use on doors weighing under 150 lbs. as a self closing device. To be installed in conjunction with hinges of the same type or ball bearing type only. U.L. listed to Grade 1, specifications K8107-1.F.

SINGLE ACTING SPRING HINGE

Gauges available: .100

For use on doors weighting under
150 lbs. as a self closing device. Minimizes cost of installing a door closer device. Convert doors to self-closing in existing buildings. Always verify local fire code requirements. This hinge is Non UL listed

CONTINUOUS HINGE

Heavy duty continuous extruded 6063-T6 Aluminum alloy gear hinges or 14 gauge stainless steel pin and barrel construction. 83”,85”,95”, and 120” are all standard. UL listed.

BALL BEARING

Gauges available: .123, .130, .134, .146

For use on standard weight doors or doors receiving average frequency usage. Ball bearing type hinges must be used on doors in conjunction with door closers and on all fire rated openings.

CONCEALED BEARING

Gauges available: .123, .130, .134, .146

For use on standard weight doors or doors receiving average frequency usage. Concealed bearing type hinges must be used on doors in conjunction with door closers and on all fire rated openings.

CONCEALED BEARING 2 KNUCKLE

Gauges available: .130, .134, .146

For use on standard weight doors or doors receiving avg. freq. usage. Concealed bearing type hinges must be used on doors in conjunction with door closers and on all fire rated openings. Two knuckle construction for ease of installation.

ELECTRIC Hinges

Gauges available: .130, .134, .146, .180, .190

Electric hinges allow electrical currents and signals to pass from jamb through the hinge into the door in an invisible manner. Available in ball bearing type only. (For options available see “extras” )

WIDE THROW BALL BEARING

Gauges available: .123, .130, .134, .146

For use on standard weight doors or doors receiving average frequency usage. For deep reveals or obstacles created by trim, projecting walls or 180° door swing. May be used on fire rated openings.

BALL BEARING HEAVY WEIGHT

Gauges available: .180, .190

For use on heavy doors or doors receiving high frequency usage. Ball bearing type hinges must be used on doors in conjunction with door closers and on all fire rated openings.

CONCEALED BEARING HEAVY WEIGHT

Gauges available: .180, .190

For use on heavy doors or doors receiving high frequency usage. Concealed bearing type hinges must be used on doors in conjunction with door closers and on all fire rated openings.

CASTED STAINLESS STEEL PRISON HINGE

Gauges available: .180, .190

For use on heavy weight metal or wood doors or doors receiving high freq. usage in hospitals, schools or public buildings where security issues exist. Hospital tip, concealed bearings and security stud all included with hinge. Maybe used on fire rated openings.

PLAIN BEARING

Gauges available: .123, .130, .134, .146

For use on standard weight doors or doors receiving low frequency usage.

PLAIN BEARING RESIDENTIAL WEIGHT

Gauges available: .090, .098

For use on residential 1-3/4” and 1-3/8” standard light weight, low freq. doors hung in wood jambs recieving average usage in residential construction.

SWING CLEAR BALL BEARING

STANDARD WEIGHT
Gauges available: .123, .130, .134, .146

For use in hospitals, institutional or commercial type buildings for barrier-free environment. Wherever doors are required to meet barrier-free codes (ADA) or are required to swing completely clear of the openings so that wide equipment can pass through without damaging doors, frames or equipment, reducing opening maintenance.

SWING CLEAR BALL BEARING

HEAVY WEIGHT
Gauges available: .180, .190

For use in hospitals, institutional or commercial type buildings for barrier-free environment. Wherever doors are required to meet barrier-free codes (ADA) or are required to swing completely clear of the openings so that wide equipment can pass through without damaging doors, frames or equipment, reducing opening maintenance.

PRECISION BALL BEARING Hinges

Our Ball Bearing Assemblies Are: 

  • Designed to conform to the circumference of the barrel, thus giving a clean, slim appearance to the hinge.
  • Engineered to dependable, permanent service.

THE COMPLETE LINE OF PBB’S PRECISION HINGES IS MANUFACTURED IN COMPLIANCE WITH ALL APPLICABLE FEDERAL AND ANSI SPECIFICATIONS.

Hinge Base Materials

STEEL Hinges

Wrought Steel is durable yet corrosive. Best if used on interior applications where temp. and humidity are controlled. Steel ball bearing hinges may be used on fire rated openings.

BRASS Hinges

Wrought Brass is rust resistant and decorative. Apply brass hinges where appearance is of great concern yet humidity is also a factor. Brass hinges may not be used on fire rated openings.

STAINLESS STEEL Hinges

Stainless Steel Types 302/304 is rust resistant, durable and decorative for highly corrosive areas such as chemical storage, seacoast, or industrial areas with acids or atmospheric conditions.

US3 632/605 Bright Brass

US4 633/606 Satin Brass

US5 638/609 Antique Brass

US10 639/612 Satin Bronze

US10A 641/615 Antique Bronze

US10B 640/613 Dark Bronze Waxed

US15 646/619 Satin Nickel

US15A 647/620 Antique Nickel

US26 651/625 Bright Chrome

US26D 652/626 Satin Chrome

US32D 630 Satin Stainless

689 Aluminum Powder Coat

694 Medium Bronze Powder Coat

695 Dark Bronze Powder Coat

800 Black Powder Coat

Finishes shown will not match actual colors delivered, due to differences in monitor and printer calibration.

Added Extra Features

Security Hinge (Suffix S)

Maximum security offered to prevent slipping of leaves as stud on one leaf projects into hole in opposite leaf when hinge is in closed position. Full mortise hinges only Non-Removable pin feature included. This feature is intended as a deterrent only.

 

Round Corners (Suffix R=1/4”, R2=5/32”, R5=5/8”)

Round Corners-5/8”, 1/4”, 5/32” radius corners available on all hinges Please specify size when ordering product.

 

Non Removable Pin (Suffix N)

Set screw tapped into barrel and set against grove in pin. Set screw inaccessible when the door is in closed position. N.R.P. is intended as a deterrent only and not considered for high security applications.

 

Hospital Tip (Suffix H)

Hospital tip hinges have radius knuckle ends which are sloped to prevent the hanging or mounting of objects on them.

Shear Resistance Stud (Suffix SS)

A 7/16” diameter stud that projects from the back of each hinge leaf which slips into a hole in the reinforcing plate of both the frame and the door. This prevents hinge removal if the screws have been sheared off from abuse of hinge battering. This feature is intended as a deterrent only.

Decorative Hinge Tips

Ball Tips

Standard Weight:
Tips-BT45

Heavy Weight:
Tips-BT45EH

Steeple Tips

Standard Weight:
Tips-ST45

Heavy Weight:
Tips-ST45EH

Urn Tips

Standard Weight:
Tips-UT45

Heavy Weight:
Tips-UT45EH

Classic Tips

Standard Weight:
Tips-CT45

Heavy Weight:
Tips-CT45EH

Globe Tips

Standard Weight:
Tips-GT45

Heavy Weight:
Tips-GT45EH

Queen Tips

Standard Weight:
Tips-QT45

Heavy Weight:
Tips-QT45EH

Hinge Numbering System

FIRST TWO/FOUR CHARACTER DENOTES STYLE/FUNCTION OF HINGE:

2B

2 knuckle ball bearing

2H

2 knuckle ball bearing
heavy weight

2P

2 knuckle plain bearing

4B

4 ball bearing
heavy weight

4C

Concealed bearing
heavy weight

4F

5 knuckle concealed
heavy weight

PB

Plain bearing

BB

Ball bearing

CP

Concealed plain bearing

CB

Concealed bearing

CH

Continuous
heavy weight

FB

5 knuckle concealed bearing

IT

3/16″ Slip-In Insert

IF

5/16″ Slip-In Insert

PF

Concealed bearing
heavy weight
piston hinge

RB

Raised barrel

RS

Residual spring hinge

RP

Residual plain bearing

SP

Spring hinge

SC4B

Swing clear
heavy weight

SCPB

Swing clear
plain bearing

SCBB

Swing clear
ball bearing

WT4B

Wide throw
heavy weight

WTPB

Wide throw
plain bearing

WTBB

Wide throw
ball bearing

WB

Welding butt

THIRD/FIFTH CHARACTER DENOTES BASE MATERIAL USE

8

Wrought Steel

5

Stainless steel

3

Aluminum

2

Wrought brass

FOURTH/SIXTH CHARACTER DENOTES TYPE OF HINGE:

1

Full Mortise

2

Balf Mortise

3

Full Surface

4

Half Surface

Examples:

PB81

PB = Plain Bearing
8 = Steel
1 = Full Mortise

4b24

4B = Four Bearing Heavy Weight
2 = Brass
4 = Half Surface

SP51

SP = Spring Hinge
5 = Stainless Steel
1 = Full Mortise

SC4B83

SC4B = Swing Clear Heavy Weight
8 = Steel
3 = Full Surface

Part Number Comparisons

TYPE
PBB
ANSI
HAGER
MCKINNEY
STANLEY
BOMMER
2 KNUCKLE BALL BEARING HEAVY WEIGHT STEEL
A8111
AB930
TA3750
2 KNUCKLE BALL BEARING STEEL
A8112
AB920
TA2731
CB700
2 KNUCKLE PLAIN BEARING STEEL
A8133
920
T2731
700
BALL BEARING 3/16" INSERT STEEL
A8152
BB1278
TYPEITB2714
FBB179 SLIPIN
BB5050
BALL BEARING 5/16" INSERT STEEL
A8142
BB1277
TYPEIITB2714
FBB179 SLIPIN
BB5050
BALL BEARING BRASS
A2112
BB1191
TB2314
FBB191
BB5001
BALL BEARING HEAVY WEIGHT BRASS
A2111
BB1199
T4B3386
FBB199
BB5005
BALL BEARING HEAVY WEIGHT STAINLESS
A5111
BB1199
T4B3386
FBB199
BB5006
BALL BEARING HEAVY WEIGHT STEEL
A8111
BB1168
T4B3786
FBB168
BB5004
BALL BEARING STAINLESS
A5112
BB1191
TB2314
FBB191
BB5002
BALL BEARING STEEL
A8112
BB1279
TB2714
FBB179
BB5000
BEARING SWING CLEAR FULL SURFACE HEAVY WEIGHT STEEL
A8321
BB1266
T4A3797
FBB266
BB5224
BEARING SWING CLEAR HALF MORTISE HEAVY WEIGHT STEEL
A8221
BB1264
T4A3789
FBB264
BB5124
BEARING SWING CLEAR HALF SURFACE HEAVY WEIGHT
A8421
BB1270
T4A3796
FBB269
BB5324
BEARING SWING CLEAR HEAVY WEIGHT STEEL
A8121
BB1262
T4A3795
FBB268
BB8024
BEARING SWING CLEAR STEEL
A8122
BB1260
TB2895
FBB248
BB8020
CONCEALED BEARING HEAVY WEIGHT PRISON HINGE STAINLESS
A5111
IHTHB953
ICHTB386
UHTCB1961
CONCEALED BEARING STEEL
A8112
BB700
TA714
CB1900
BB8000
CONCEALED HEAVY WEIGHT BALL BEARING BRASS
A2111
BB850
TA386
CB1961
BB8005
CONCEALED HEAVY WEIGHT BALL BEARING STAINLESS
A5111
BB850
TA386
CB1961
BB8006
CONCEALED HEAVY WEIGHT BALL BEARING STEEL
A8111
BB750
TA786
CB1901
BB8004
CONCEALED PLAIN BEARING STEEL
A8133
700
T714
1900
8000
CONTINUOUS HINGE ALUMINUM
780
MCK
662
FM
CONTINUOUS HINGE STAINLESS
790
MCK300
651
FULL SURFACE STEEL
A8312
BB2171
TB2771
FBB171
BB5200
HALF MORTISE STEEL
A8212
BB1129
TB2774
FBB167
BB5100
HALF SURFACE STEEL
A8412
BB1173
TB2772
FBB173
BB5300
PLAIN BEARING BRASS
A2133
1191
T2314
F191
5001
PLAIN BEARING STAINLESS
A5133
1191
T2314
F191
5002
PLAIN BEARING STEEL
A8133
1279
T2714
F179
5000
RESIDENTIAL PLAIN BEARING STEEL
A8184
1741
1400
741
RESIDENTIAL SPRING HINGE DOOR CLOSER
K8107-1F
1251
1502
2060
4300
SPRING HINGE DOOR CLOSER
K8107-1F
1250
1502
2060
4310
SPRING HINGE SINGLE ACTING
K8107-1F
4030
WELDING BUTT STEEL
ALL
A8112
WIDE THROW BALL BEARING STEEL
A8112
WTBB1299
TA2798
FBB179WT
BB5014
WIDE THROW HEAVY WEIGHT STEEL
WTB81
A8111
WTBB1168
T4A3786
FBB168WT
BB5010
WIDE THROW PLAIN BEARING STEEL
A8133
WT1279
F179WT
5010

Hinge Warranty & Care Information

Lifetime Finish Guarantee

In order to achieve a decorative lifetime finish that protects the product against all elements and surpasses ASTM-B-117 salt spray standards of over 1000 hours, you must select the right coating. PBB and its team of engineers are working in a new field of metal coating called PVD (physical vapor deposition). Applied is a light metallic layer that is grown on the base metal giving the product several characteristics such as high corrosion resistance, no attack by UV radiation, high wear resistance and no discoloration or tarnish. PBB will guarantee its product for a lifetime when ordered with the PVD coat for an additional cost.

CARE & MAINTENANCE

If a rust-resistant base is desired. PBB hinges are either zinc plated or copper plated prior to the final finishing. Plated finishes are all well lacquered to retard oxidation of the finish.

For a BHMA specification category, a PBB hinge will meet or exceed BHMA requirements – gauge of metal, hinge size supporting specified door weight, type of finish. We are under constant testing and evaluation with both Warnock Hersey and Underwriters Laboratories.

Refinements are included such as special milling of the knuckles on all bearing hinges for proper seating of the bearing surface. The streamline design of PBB’s five-knuckle and concealed bearing series, meets the demands of todays architectural standards without sacrificing quality, strength, serviceability, or price.

LIFETIME BEARINGS

PBB’s ball bearing hinges are available with two bearings or four bearings. Half of the Bearing unit supports the vertical load. One bearing of a two-bearing hinge carries the vertical load, and only two bearings of a four bearing hinge carry the load.

Four-bearing hinges are needed to provide continued floating silent service for the heavy doors or doors receiving frequent use. PBB’s complete line of slim, modern hinges is designed to match the needs of contemporary architecture.

These fine precision crafted hinges represent our dedication to progress and our pledge to constantly provide the best in quality and style.