PIVOTA® DX 300S 3-D "Steel" "Design"
A MONSTER Concealed Hinge! Holds up to 770 lbs!
BaSys hinges have become the go-to hinge for high-performance doors in Europe.
Now they are available here in the US. Concealed hinges have long been used for "hidden" doors.
Now, their 3-D adjustability has made installation of premium flush doors so efficient they
are the favorite of installers. And their modern looks, finishes and wide range of capacities has architects
using them throughout their projects.
BaSys PIVOTA hinges are one of the best German designed 3-D concealed hinges available on the market. The BaSys
engineers have created a concealed hinge with perfectly smooth operation, no visible screws, and an entire range
of hinges to meet nearly most design applications.
Now that the BaSys hinge is stocked in the US market, it is becoming the gold standard for door manufacturers,
millworkers, and architects.
PIVOTA® DX stands for reliability and durability – provided by its extremely stable joint design.
Because of the sophisticated bearings and the exceptional kinematical guidance, our DX hinges have set standards
in performance function tests. The same applies to the adjustment of the door leaf position which is being
conducted independently of the joint’s kinematic.
BaSys PIVOTA DXS 300 3D hinges, the largest of the line, are heavy-duty with the ability to
support flush doors with maximum weight of up to 770 lbs.
Need Power? PIVOTA
- For doors up to 770 lbs (350 kg)
with 2 hinges installed. [How heavy is my door?]
- EASILY adjustable in 3-Dimensions with a hex key
- 180° opening angle without pinching or damage during opening and
- Maintenance-free five-axis joint designed for maintenance free operation
- For wood, metal, or casing frame installation
provides Permanent Power and data transfer through the hinge.
- Minimum door thickness: 1 9/16"
- Height: Frame:1.18"(30mm) / Door 1.10"(28mm)
- Width: Frame-Door 1.18" [30mm]
- UL Listed / 60min.
- 3D adjustment (sideways ± 3,0 mm, up-down +mm 2,0 mm, in-out)
- Concealed hinge for non-rebated doors, hinge leaves are mortised into frame and door
- 3-dimensional adjustability, maintenance-free bearings
- Magnetically fixed cover plates for optics free-of-screws
- PIVOTA ® DX safety plate for frame part
- Retainer for casing or steel frames
- Note: incl. fixing screws
- Finishes: Call us for more finish options.
Need them quickly? We strive to keep a healthy inventory of this model in most
finishes, so please call to check on current stock levels. Special
Order Finishes Available!
BaSys is also able to provide custom finishes for quantities
above 100, so please ask.
Lost your Coverplates? Get replacements here
Iconic Award 2018 (German Design council) for „PIVOTA DXS Close“ (self-closing concealed hinge).
German Design Award 2017 “Special Mention” for „PIVOTA DX 61 3-D Design+“ (magnetically attached
cover plates hide fixation and adjustment screws, the option “Design+” additionally masks the cut-out in the
door frame to provide puristic optics).
Innovationspreis Architektur + Bauwesen 2017 for "PIVOTA DXS Close“ (self-closing concealed
BaSys PIVOTA DX-300 "Design" Downloads
DX 300 "Design" Drawings
DX 300 "Design" Cad Files (DXF)
BaSys PIVOTA Videos
PIVOTA DXS 300 "Design" 3-D "Steel" Accessories and Installation Aids
- Templates [door | frame]
- Metric router tooling
You can order these finish samples online!
|SNL : Satin Nickel Look [ SNL ]
Description : somewhat warmer than US 32D
|ALU : Aluminum Look (F1) [ ALU ]
Description : Gray/Silver
|SSL : Stainless Steel Look [ SSL ]
Description : somewhat warmer, more champagne than standard US 32D
|WHT : White RAL [ WHT ]
Description : A nice white.
|BLK : Matte Black RAL  [ BLK ]
Description : Matte Black.
|SBR : Satin Brass [ SBR ]
Description : Satin brass.
|PBR : Polished Brass Plated [ PBP ]
Description : Polished Brass
|LBZ : Light Bronze [ LBZ ]
Description : Light Bronze
|MBZ : Medium Bronze [ MBZ ]
Description : Light Bronze
|DBZ : Dark Bronze [ DBZ ]
Description : Dark Bronze
|BNP : Brushed Nickel Plated [ BNP ]
Description : Brushed Nickel Plated
|PNP : Brushed Chrome Plated [ BCH ]
Description : Brushed Chrome
|PNP : Polished Nickel Plated [ PNP ]
Description : Polished Nickel Plated
|PNP : Polished Chrome Plated [ PCH ]
Description : Polished Chrome
|SSS : Satin Stainless Steel [ SSS ]
Description : Satin Stainless Steel
|PSS : Polished Stainless Steel [ PSS ]
Description : Polished Stainless Steel
|BGD : Brushed Gold Plated [ BGD ]
Description : Brushed Gold Plated
|PGD : Polished Gold Plated [ PGD ]
Description : Polished Gold Plated
CUSTOM FINISHES : BaSys PIVOTA® hinges can be custom finished (e.g. 24k gold plating, hot pink powder-coated). For custom RAL colors or finishes, please contact us for pricing and minimum quantities.
Frequently Asked Questions about BaSys PIVOTA® hinges.
What is the listed capacity for each hinge or for a pair?
The capacities listed below are for two BaSys PIVOTA® hinges
installed. They are engineered to work best when there are two.
- For thinner and lighter doors up to 132 lbs
- Identical hinge mortises for doors weighing 176 to 264
lbs. Integrated closures! Steel and Stainless Steel
- Models with wider throws; solutions for frames recessed up to 15mm
- For heavier doors from 356 to 660 lbs; wider throw models
available for doors with cladding up to 8mm thick; sold steel
models also available.
- Identical hinges mortises for doors with maximum weight of 660
and 770 lbs; also available in solid steel.
What's the minimum door thickness for each of the hinges?
|BaSys PIVOTA Hinge||Min. Door Thickness|
|DX 38 3D - Design||1-3/8" (35 mm)|
|DX 58 3D - Design||1" (26mm)|
|DX 61 3D - Design||1-1/2" (44mm)|
|DX 61 3D - Close - Design||1-3/4" (44mm)|
|DX 101 3D - Design||1-1/2" (38mm)|
|DXS 101 3D - Design - Steel||1-3/4" (44mm)|
|DXE 100 3D - Enox||1-1/4" (32mm)|
|DX 200 3D - Design||1-9/16" (40 mm)|
|DX 80 ZA 3D - Design||1-3/4" (45 mm)|
|DX 120 3D - Design||1-3/4" (45mm) w/o cladding|
|DX 180 3D - Design||1-3/4" (45mm) w/o cladding|
|DXS 180 3D - Design - Steel||1-3/4" (45mm) w/o cladding|
|DX 300 3D - Design||1-9/16" (40 mm)|
|DXS 300 3D - Design - Steel||1-9/16" (40 mm)|
Can I get a great load capacity by adding hinges?
Yes and no. This question is application specific so best to call and discuss your application. We have access to BaSys engineers who can help us determine the best concealed hinge solution for your application.
Where do I place the hinges on the door?
Top and bottom hinges should be located 10" (on center) from the top
and bottom edge of the door. Unlike with Soss hinges, a third BaSys®
hinge will not add a proportional amount of capacity to the system. With taller doors,
installers often use a third hinge in the center.
Does the leading edge of the door need to be beveled?
This table shows the width, at given thicknesses, below which the
latch side of a door fitted with a BaSys PIVOTA® hinge requires an edge
bevel. Please call us for further guidance. Download Door Bevel
Soss vs. BaSys PIVOTA vs. TECTUS Concealed Hinges
Soss hinges are relatively inexpensive and may appear to be the
better option if the cost of the individual hinge is the only
measure. However, there are hidden costs which should be taken into
consideration. The obvious technological difference is the ability
to adjust the BaSys PIVOTA® and TECTUS hinge in 3 Dimensions. This
allows for a much faster and more precise installation of the door.
Now, if a door fitted with a BaSys PIVOTA® or TECTUS needs to be
tweaked, perhaps because the new building has settled, the installer
need only get out his hex key and, with a few turns, bring the door
back to flush. Doors fitted with Soss sometimes cause frequent
call-backs requiring the door to be taken off and reworked or,
Another consideration is the number of Soss hinges that need to be
installed to achieve the higher capacities of the BaSys PIVOTA® or
TECTUS® system. Check out the BaSys PIVOTA® vs. TECTUS
CONCEALED HINGES cross reference guide for some examples.
For BaSys PIVOTA® and Simonswerk TECTUS® it is Germany.
Country of origin for Soss is Singapore.
Customers who have used both have universally given the same
feedback: significant savings are possible by using BaSys PIVOTA® or
TECTUS® because the quicker and more precise installation of doors
fitted with BaSys PIVOTA® or TECTUS® hinges and the nearly complete
lack of call backs. We even have a few millworkers who strongly
advocate using BaSys PIVOTA® or TECTUS® throughout a project,
because they end up saving money for the owner.
Aesthetics is a matter of personal opinion, but we feel it's hard to
argue against the more refined look and quality or the BaSys PIVOTA®
"Design" options with no visible screws and integrated closers as
well as the refinded finishes available from Simonswerk's TECTUS®.
Call us and we can help select the best concealed hinge based on
price, aesthetics, performance, project size and availability.