Welcome to Emil Kaltenbach //
Precision hinges and connectivity solutions

TÜV certified hinge manufacturer

Connect & Move

Already since 1854 we solve product-connectivity-problems of our customers from industry and small businesses. As designer and producer we provide a customized and a standardized product line of industrial hinge solutions.

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Our Products

To solve connectivity situations you can chose between standard hinges, individual/custom solutions, the SEPTOMAX multi joint series or our additional productrange to select a suitable connection solution. Our assortment is constructed and tested on basis of modern CAD and simulations software.


Our Competences

Automotive industry / Cabin construction / Mechanical engineering / Plant engineering / Buses / Commercial vehicles / Agricultural machines / Construction machines / Crane systems / Energy technology / Environmental industries / Health technology / Medical technology / Special purpose vehicle construction / Superstructures / Railway industry / Rail vehicles / Door / Gate constructions / Internal mounted hinges / invisible hinges / Multi-link solutions


News & Innovation

First Aluminium-SEPTOMAX / Especially for door application [read more...]

BAUMA 2016 / EK introduces new products [read more...]

New SEPTOMAX-Standard Typ VI now available [read more...]

ASOMv7 Software / EK integrates simulation tool for hinge kinematics [read more...]

Standard hinges...

We offer an extensive range of standard hinges that have proven themselves worldwide in numerous ways.

Through their high quality standard, our hinges measure up to the various different application purposes and requirements.

Our standard products are readily available and can be delivered at short notice..


Special hinges...

We design and manufacture customized hinge solutions based on the individual customer requirements in certified quality on CAD basis.

Our particular strength lies in the custom-made products and is distinguished by flexibility, creativity and over 150 years of development expertise. 


Multiple-joint hinges...

the SEPTOMAX® concept (Broschure)

  • for diverse and complex applications
  • can be used in all industrial sectors
  • with an opening angle of up to 180°
  • for complete internal assembly
  • available either in four, seven or ten-joint designs


Design-/Special Solutions...

In addition to our product range we offer on request additional individual special or final solutions that extend beyond the individual case on the pure hinge application.


Additional product range...

Our product  range is expanded by hinge-related items such as, clamps, handles, locks, fittings or angles and specific hinge attachments.

Additional product range...


In the design and manufacture of our products we rely consistently on current standards. Our value-added process is implemented substantially 'in-house' and supplemented as needed by selected partner companies.

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Internal Hinge Solutions - Invisible and highly flexible

There is an obvious trend in the field of connectivity solutions: In almost every industry the need for clean design, clear surfaces and freedom in construction is constantly growing. For different reasons:

  • A clean design is "trend" in almost any industrial market; even if it´s not architecture.
  • Flaps, doors and hatches become rounder, more curved and over all more asymmetric
  • Designer require more degrees of freedom in creating new and modern product surfaces
  • Usual external hinges go along with clearence between the door/hatch and the body
  • More over external hinges always cause problems with corrosion and (intentional) damage
  • ERGO: Under these circumstances external hinges hit their own limits
BAUMA Press Release Hinge Trends
Press Release Internal Hinge Trends

For these reasons we at Emil Kaltenbach offer a wide range of "Internal hinges" that directly refer to the above mentioned issues:

SEPTOMAX - Multi-Link-Hinges, fully internal mounted, with max. opening angle of 270 degrees (more...)

Profile hinges with individual specifications for heavy applications (more...)

Rolled hinges as filigree solution for almost any kind of connecting usage (more...)

Invisible hinges made as rolled version or as weld-on solution (more...)

(Asortment can be individually customized)

SEPTOMAX Multiple-joint Hinges Flyer Download
Septomax Broschure

Media Center...

For detailed kinematic and functional impressions we currently compile comprehensive picture and video material for our customers. Our Media Center will be available online in autumn 2016. Until then, please refer to our sample animations.

Download Center...

Find out in our PDF catalog detail about our wide standard range of hinges and accessories with dimensions, specifications, and part numbers.

Dowload Center...


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Our Business Model - Hinges as System Solution

As specialist in hinge-design and -production we strictly follow a comprehensive approach:

  • Complete hinge assortment with over 5000 different product variants
  • Profund contact for demand-actuated hinges solutions
  • Design and production across industrial sector, small businesses and final customer

Our focus:

For any industry / For any Application

Our asortment serves almost every market and application: Doors, hatches or flaps. From industrial series to final customers. Our solutions are based on steel, stainless-steel, aluminium, zinc die-cast or sythetic material (more Information...)

Based on Modern Technology

Our technical background: CAD design, Kinematic simulation (ASOMv7), CNC and mechanical production, Product endurance test, Inhouse tooling and sampling (rapid prototyping). (more Information...)

Flexible Quantities - In Europe and beyond

Demand-adjusted asortment: We deliver in small. medium and industrial quantities; for national and international customers since decades. Besides we offer "landing pages" as specific introduction for our international interested parties.(more Information...)