Butt Hinges for your Specific Application

Custom built and off-the-shelf options that are the perfect solution for your industrial applications.

Midlake Butt Hinges

From food service equipment to the machines that keep our agricultural industry moving, Midlake’s butt hinges can be found across the U.S. ensuring that OEMs build the highest quality, most functional equipment. 

What Is A Butt Hinge?

The butt hinge got its name from the two leaves “butting up to one another when in the closed position.” Midlake butt hinge materials include aluminum, steel, and stainless steel. One of the advantages of a butt hinge is strength and durability in a compact design. Not only can our custom and standard butt hinges sustain heavy weight, they are an affordable solution for a number of different applications.

Stainless Steel Butt Hinges

Custom and Standard Butt Hinges, Manufactured in the U.S.

There are lots of companies that manufacture, import and/or distribute standard butt hinges.  There are a fewer that make custom butt hinges. Midlake is one of the fewer still that makes both, standard and custom, here in the United States.

Made with domestic material and domestic sizes, our standard butt hinges might be the perfect solution for your application. While these standard hinges are great for a range of uses, many of our customers have realized that a standard solution isn’t specific enough for their application.

That’s why Midlake also can work with you to create the custom butt hinge that’s built to your specifications. We want to manufacture the most high-quality, functional butt hinge for your use.

Whether you choose one of our off-the-shelf butt hinges or require a custom hinge built to your specifications, when you choose Midlake Products & Mfg. Company, Inc. you are getting a dependable American source you can count on.

Double Leaf Butt Hinge
Crimped Butt Hinge
Custom Metal Formed Butt Hinge

Your application is unique. Don’t settle for a hinge that is close enough.

Conventional wisdom dictates we should buy a standard product off the shelf. Especially, if that part will fit exactly and operate precisely to our expectations at a price we feel is fair. However, your application might require a unique operating arc, unequal width or length, a unique hole pattern or form to make it perform exactly the way you need it to.

Custom hinges are what we do at Midlake and we are very good at it. Our typical customers are not looking to save a nickel, but trying to find an exact match to their specific situation. Midlake will work with you to manufacture the custom butt hinge you need, at a great price on time.

Typical Application

Original Equipment Manufacturers:

  • Custom Equipment
  • Transit/Transportation
  • Energy/Power Distribution
  • Agricultural Equipment
  • Food Service Equipment
  • Military Equipment
  • Custom Enclosures
  • Custom Body & Cab Builders
  • Machine Builders
  • Construction Equipment
  • Kiosk & ATMs
  • Ground Support Equipment

Characteristics of a Midlake Custom Butt Hinge

  • Made to Order
  • Non Symmetrical
  • Unequal Width
  • Unequal Length
  • Unique Forms
  • Multiple Bends
  • Unique Hole Requirements
  • Multiple Barrels
  • Unique Operating Arc
  • Unique Pin and Leaf Material
  • Unique Finishes
  • Non Typical Assembly
  • Hardware Installed
  • Manufactured for Specific Application
  • Typically Manufactured Domestically

Midlake’s Off-the-Shelf Butt Hinges—Superb Quality and Great Lead Times

Sheet Metal Fabrication Butt Hinge Template

A standard hinge is a great choice if standard configurations meet all of your requirements and you are not forced to sacrifice. There have been many applications where a standard 3” x 3” butt hinge works great for our customers. At Midlake, these standard hinges are manufactured in larger volumes and placed on the shelf for immediate delivery. Customers that don’t require large quantities still benefit from better pricing and lead times because of these larger runs.

Midlake has been manufacturing standard butt hinges in the United States for over thirty years.  We don’t source these overseas to the lowest bidder. Always made from domestic material, our standard butt hinges are available in domestic sizes and domestic standards.

If a standard butt hinge solution is needed for your application, our wide range of off-the-shelf butt hinge materials and sizes will surely offer what you’re looking for.

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