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Torque Inserts Add Infinite Position Control

Torque inserts give smooth torque control of hinged mechanisms in office equipment, medical devices, automotive interiors, computer peripherals, flat-panel monitors, access panels, industrial enclosures, and equipment guards.

Torque inserts incorporate "ReellTorq" technology for smooth consistent torque in both directions over a 360° range for more than 10,000 cycles. The product can be overmolded with plastic or pressed into a keyed cavity.

The TI 100 Series is available with torque ranges of 0.2 to 1.2 N-m (1.8 to 10.6 lb-in.) and 1.4 to 4.2 N-m (12.4 to 37.2 lb-in.). The TI 200 Series is designed for plastic insert molding. It comes in torque ranges of 1.5 to 3.5 N-m (13.3 to 31.0 lb-in.) and 5 to 8 N-m (44.3 to 70.8 lb-in.). Both TI 200 Series models offer a differential torque feature that gives a specific torque in one direction of rotation and only 60% of this torque in the opposite direction. This lets objects be easily positioned, yet provides maximum support against gravitational force.

Reell Precision Mfg., 1259 Willow Lake Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55110, (651) 486-3323,

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