During furniture planning the question often arises of how many hinges are required to achieve an optimal door motion – for the whole life of the furniture. However, this question isn’t always that easy to answer. In this blog post, we will provide you with some tips to help you plan exactly how many hinges you will need for each door.
As a rule, the door weight is key in determining the number of door hinges required. However, dimensions and materials of the door also have an impact on this.
Have you noticed that furniture manufacturers are producing more and more furniture in dark materials and colours? They are responding to the growing trend for dark-coloured furniture which has emerged in recent years. These elegant designs emanate style and sophistication, and this doesn’t just apply to the outer finish – the interior must also meet these exceptional standards.
The assembly of our products is one of the topics we adress at our Blum booth at interzum in Cologne this year. In the service area of our booth we provide an overview of our support along the entire production process – from planning and ordering to manufacturing and installation.
TANDEM TIP-ON: What is depth adjustment for and when do we use it?
Different materials are used in the manufacturing of wooden drawers, which is why each wooden drawer is individual and has slightly different lengths, widths and heights. To counteract these “production tolerances”, we have developed depth adjustment for our TANDEM runner system in connection with our TIP-ON motion technology.
This helps to ensure an optimal connection between the wooden drawer and TANDEM locking device.
What opening angle stops should we use for 110°- and 107°-hinges and how are they installed?
Have you ever fitted a kitchen or assembled a piece of furniture and found that the doors collide with an adjacent wall or cabinet? In the worst-case scenario, this even causes damage to the furniture fronts or the walls. You should use an opening angle stop to prevent this from happening.
Blum has a number of different opening angle stops on offer for this purpose. This article will explain which opening angle stop you can use for each hinge and how to assemble these.
In order to you the best possible support, we endeavor to keep the EASY ASSEMBLY app up-to-date in terms of technology and content. This is the reason for regular updates of the EASY ASSEMBLY app. If you would like to have the best user experience with our app, it is necessary to constantly install the updates on your mobile device
For each update we analyse (technical) error descriptions by users and try to fix them if possible. Unfortunately, there are errors on which we do not have any influence. Some bugs are caused by hardware problems of your smartphone, the software that is installed or missing on your smartphone. Or sometimes your personal user settings are the reasons for errors.
How do you use the “Full/Half” setting of the SERVO-DRIVE unit?
Have you ever noticed short pull-outs (NL 270–300) opening with too much force when you are assembling kitchens fitted with SERVO-DRIVE? If ‘yes’, read on to find out how to reduce the force generated by the SERVO-DRIVE unit. If the drawer runner is shorter than 350 mm, you can adjust the unit to reduce the stroke movement to just half. This setting is marked ‘half’ on the unit.
How can you tell a CLIP top BLUMOTION 110° hinge apart from the 107° Version?
It is often difficult for fitters on-site to tell if a CLIP top BLUMOTION 110° hinge or CLIP top BLUMOTION 107° hinge is installed in a piece of furniture. However, it is important to know this information, especially when it comes to selecting the right opening angle stop. The two simple steps below will help you to differentiate between the hinges.
TANDEMBOX with TIP-ON BLUMOTION: How does our front gap template help to set the front gap to the optimal measurement?
In order to ensure that the TIP-ON BLUMOTION function is trigged in TANDEMBOX without problems, it is important to set the front gap to the optimal measurement of at least 2.5 mm. We have developed a front gap template to make this very task quick and easy for you.
In the following video, I will show you how to use this template:
before fronts are installed.
to check the front gap of fronts that have already been installed again. Read more
What opening angle stops do we have for 155°-hinges and how are they installed?
For CLIP top 155°-hinges, at Blum we offer two different opening angle stops: 70T7553 and 70T7553.09. The following article describes the different opening angle stops and the applications they are best suited to.
Opening angle stops are used to prevent the door from colliding with walls/protruding cabinets. At Blum, we provide a solution to this problem for CLIP top 155°-hinges in the form of opening angle stop 70T7553.09. This limits the opening angle to 92°.
Why 92°? This means that 0-protrusion is always guaranteed for the 155°-hinge and that the drawer does not collide with the door when it slides out of the cabinet.