Sugatsune has revolutionized hardware for vertical-opening units and cabinetry with the Aileron Lid Stay Hinge System.
This nifty bit of engineering performs exactly as the name implies: foolproof hinge staying that supports the lids of chests, toy boxes, trunks, counter flaps, and desk lids— “Any kind of lid or flap that opens through a vertical plane and needs to be supported to stay open.”
Aileron thus eliminates the need for unsightly support arms that can make movement awkward and sometimes cause pinched fingers.
Aileron also works on overhead cabinetry. The hinge has patented lift-assist and free-stop mechanisms, which are especially useful for overhead applications where full opening may be prevented by space constraints.
Lastly, Aileron features Sugatsune’s patented Lapcon soft close rotary hinge, for a soft and gentle close.