The presentation will illustrate how small hinge mechanisms not only contribute to the performance, ergonomics and security of larger applications, but also have the power to make a big impact on the end-user experience.

Whether it is effortlessly operating the seatback and tray table on an airline flight, or just slightly adjusting the card reader terminal at a convenience store checkout to enter a PIN, small access hardware mechanisms play a vital role in how the commonplace tools and devices we interact with every day operate in a smooth but functional manner.

Drawing examples from several case studies, the presentation will demonstrate how hinge solutions engineer user experience, enhance convenience, safety and efficiency and provide for a repeatable user experience.

Delegates will learn how to:
• Hold doors open or closed and move panels securely into position without secondary supports or additional components
• Create an intuitive, zero-drift motion so that, when a door or cover is opened, it holds a user-defined or predefined position securely, with one motion
• Eliminate additional components (such as gas struts) or routine maintenance (tightening screws to maintain hinge resistance), thereby lowering overall costs
• Provide a smoother, more substantial feel to opening and closing action, or to eliminate vibration
Wed, Feb 16, 2022 · 10:30 AM London (GMT 0:00)
Stewart Beck
Global Product Manager (Hinges, Positioning Technology & Monitor Mounts) at Southco Manufacturing Ltd.
Having worked for Southco in various functions for almost two decades, Stewart Beck has a strong proven track record of project engineering, global product management as well as business development for the EMEIA region. For several years now, his technology focus has been hinges, positioning technology & monitor mounts in a diverse range of industries. Stewart has a wealth of experience in solving his customers’ challenges when it comes to identifying the most user-friendly and ergonomic hinge design for a specific application.
Paul Fanning
Editor - Eureka! Magazine