I have had a few conversations with customers regarding the application of slow close hinges in the food processing industry. It seems that to improve safety and processing abilities on the production floor a slow close hinge would be a great asset. Lids for equipment are quite large and unruly to handle when internal work needs to be performed. Also, there is a cleanliness requirement which needs a hinge that can withstand wash down and corrosive chemical exposure. At mechanical motion technologies we have always offered rotary viscous dampers and friction hinges which can survive exposure to these hazardous environments. Lids for equipment, refrigerator doors are just a few applications. contact us at www.mmtech.us for your custom application.