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New CB Counterbalance Hinges from Southco provide precise control when opening & closing heavy panels, increasing operation ease, reducing concerns over safety & liability, whilst improving reliability & end user ergonomics.

Designed & constructed to provide a lifetime of maintenance free, reliable operation, the CB Counterbalance Hinge maintains consistent performance whilst reducing warranty & installation costs. The latest in counterbalance hinge technology from Southco neutralises the weight of heavy panels & lids to ensure reliable positioning control where power or hydraulic solutions are not available.

Available now at Zygology, the CB Counterbalance Hinge neutralises the downward force of gravity & provides precise control when opening & closing heavy panels, enabling the panel to be lifted & lowered with just finger tip pressure. Its compact, adjustable design allows the CB Counterbalance Hinge to be concealed & mounted inside enclosures with minimal protrusion & can be fine-tuned to the precise requirements of the application.

Utilising corrosion resistant materials & providing high vibration resistance, the new CB Counterbalance Hinge offers versatile, reliable performance in both hot & cold environments whilst making it an ideal solution for a variety of mobile & stationary storage applications, such as automotive, medical & industrial equipment

CB Counterbalance Hinges Features & Benefits:

  • Heavy panels can be lifted with ease
  • Enables easy lifting & position control
  • Improves safety & ergonomic operation
  • compact form factor (along pivot access) and eliminates catch points created from gas strut posts and mounts
  • By neutralizing the weight of heavy panels, a counterbalance hinge reduces the strain on end users for heavy panels, and eliminates potential dangerous situations
  • Adjustability enables fine tuning of motion control
  • High cycle life reduces warranty & installation costs
  • High vibration resistance for harsh applications
  • Aluminium corrosion-resistant construction withstands hot & cold environments
  • Maintains consistent performance without maintenance or readjustment

Heavy panels can be lifted with ease

  • Enables easy lifting & position control
  • Improves safety & ergonomic operation

Industry Applications:

  • Automotive
  • Industrial Machinery
  • Medical
  • Military Vehicle
  • Transportation
  • Construction & Agriculture Vehicles

Southco’s Global Product Manager James Stroud discussed the new product, “Southco’s CB Counterbalance Hinge offers reliable position control for heavy panels & lids while providing ergonomic benefits & safe operation for end users.” He continued, “With its compact design & reliable performance, the CB Counterbalance Hinge is ideal for controlling a variety of panel weights in applications where power or hydraulic solutions cannot be used.”

Richard Avery, Zygology’s Sales Manager added, “The ease of lifting heavy panels & lids provided by the CB Counterbalance Hinge, combined with the increased safety & reduced risk of use, make this new addition to our selection of Southco products ideal for our automotive, industrial & medical equipment customers.”

In closing Richard said, “This takes counterbalance hinge technology to a new level.”

For technical details on CB hinges click here

If you’d like to find out more & discover how the new CB Counterbalance Hinge from Southco can provide reliable positioning control for your industry applications, get in touch with our friendly team of experts today on 0808 123 1221 or email

About Zygology Ltd
With 40 years’ of experience Zygology is the country's main distributor for Penn Engineering and the largest distributor for Southco and POP Avdel in the UK. We are also the UK distribution hub for MasterFix fasteners and tooling. Zygology has also recently been appointed as an official distributor for Tesa assembly adhesive tapes. We have in-house repair facilities for POP Avdel and MasterFix tools. Zygology Ltd has an in depth knowledge of the products we sell and how they can be best incorporated into yours. We will always give the best advice we can - even if this sometimes means that we end up recommending a competing technology. We combine friendly service with competitive prices and excellent stock availability.