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If flap or door has an consistent density like the figure on the right the center of gravity will be its center.In this case X1=L1÷2.

The picture above is the formula for calculating the maximum moment.Moment depends on opening angle, and horizontal distance of rotational center to "center of gravity".

If multiple hinges/stays are used, total torque will be values multiplied by its quantity

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To calculate an L-shaped flap's center of gravity, first divide the shape into two simple shapes and calculate each's center of gravity. Then combine the two by adding them together. *The same concept applies where a mirror is attached to a lid, whereeach may have separate centers of gravity. Let's see an example case where an L-shaped flap is divided into 2 pieces.

Height L1^{*}

Thickness t1^{*}

Please input negative values if the centre of gravity is lower than the rotational centre/axis.

Unit length is "cm", to make it easer to understand.

Weight m1

X1 axial distance

cm

Y1 axial distance

Distance to center of gravity G1

Angle formed by G1 and X axis

°

Moment at A

X1 direction

kgf・cm

Y1 direction

Height L2^{*}

Thickness t2^{*}

Weight m2

X2 axial distance

Y2 axial distance

Distance to center of gravity G2

Angle formed by G2 and X axis

Moment at B

X2 direction

Y2 direction

Total Weight

kg

Center of gravity on X axis

mm

Center of gravity on Y axis

Distance of rotational center to total center of gravity

Angle formed by G and X axis

3 places of decimals will be rounded.

If the center of gravity cannot be calculated as the flap/door is already installed, the required torque can instead be calculated by use of a spring scale. As per the chart below, you need to measure the value o the spring scales and distance of otational center (axis) to the scales' measuring point.L1 × F1 =Flap/door momentMax. value of L1 × F1 =Max. flap/ door moment

If L1 is 100cm, and F1is 2.5kg, flap/door moment will be formulated as, 100cm x 2.5kg = 250kgf・cm In this case, you need over 250kg・cm(=24.5 N・m) of torque for Free Stop.It means "hinge/stay torque ≧ 250kg・cm(=24.5 N・m)".

Notes: It will be difficult to calculate center of gravity if something is attached to a flap/door. In this case, you first need to make a rough estimate of weight and center of gravity, and select hinge/stay tentatively. A correct torque can be found by using the method above after assembling. This means you can select appropriate hinges/stays.

There must be a shaft center generating torque in rotational center.

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