TE 527 3D

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Price: $280.00 - $438.00

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TECTUS® TE 527 3D Concealed Hinge

TECTUS enables the optimal integration of flush doors in straight line and flush surfaces for contemporary clean designs.

The SIMONSWERK TECTUS TE 527 3D concealed hinge is completely hidden for flush doors with wood, steel or aluminum doors and frames.

The three-dimensional adjustability and maintenance-free slide bearing technology of the TE 527 3D hinge system is for use with high-quality commercial doors.


  • Manufactured of mild steel for flush commercial doors
  • 180° opening angle without pinching or damage during opening and closing
  • For doors up to 264 lbs with 2 hinges installed [How heavy is my door?]
  • EASILY adjustable in 3-Dimensions
  • Maintenance-free slide bearings
  • For wood, metal, or casing frame installation
  • Fire Resistance, Smoke Resistance, Soundproof, Forced Entry Resistance


  • Minimum door thickness: 1-3/8"
  • Height: 6.1" [155mm]

  • Width: Frame & Leaf: 1.02" [26mm]

  • Depth: Frame: 1.3" [33mm] & Leaf: 1.48" [37.5mm]

Material: Zinc-plated mild steel

    Available Finishes:

      • SSL: Stainless Steel Look
      • Other finishes available.

        More Information

        *Use 24mm router bit with Frame and Door routing template

        *UL Listed: 3-HOURS

        Use TE 527 3D Energy hinge to provide power and data to door leaf

        • For TE 527 3D installation in steel frames you will need:
          One (1) TE 525 3D SZ Receiver per hinge.
        • For TE 527 3D installation in casing frames you will need:
          One (1) TE 525 3D FZ/1 Fixing Plate per hinge
        For installation in aluminum frames please contact us

          General Specification Information

          CAD Drawings

          • Door Throw [ dxf ]
          • Open Hinge View [ dxf ]
          • Block Frame [ dxf ]
          • 90º [ dxf]
          • 180º [ dxf]
          • Casing Frame [ dxf ]
          • Steel Frame [ dxf ]
          • Opening Positions 0º-5º [ dxf]

          Milling Template Data

          Presentation Images


          TECTUS Installation Video

          Installation Tools and Accessories:

          See TECTUS Tools and Accessories for more information (and installation images and video) on installing Tectus 3D concealed hinges in block, casing, steel, and aluminum frames.

          Frequently Asked Questions about TECTUS® hinges.

          Is the listed capacity for each hinge or for a pair?

          The capacities listed below are for two TECTUS® hinges installed. They are engineered to work best when there are two.
          TE 240 3D : 88 lbs. (40 kg)
          TE 340 3D : 176 lbs. (80 kg)
          TE 540 3D : 264 lbs. (120kg)
          TE 540 3D A8 : 220 lbs. (100kg)
          TE 640 3D : 440 lbs. (200kg)
          TE 640 3D A8 : 352 lbs. (160kg)
          TE 525 3D Series : 264 lbs. (120kg)

          All Energy hinges retain their non-Energy model's capacity.

          Can I get a greater load capacity by adding hinges?

          At this time Simonswerk is reviewing this question as we've been asked this quite often. As listed above, the capacities are for the installation of two hinges. For the moment, if greater capacity is required, use the next hinge in the line.

          However, it should be noted here that the rated capacity must be reduced for doors over 39 inches in width. For guidance in either of these situations, please contact us to discuss your options.

          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 TECTUS® hinge will not add capacity to the system. With taller doors, installers often use a third hinge in the center.

          What's the minimum thickness for each of the hinges?

          Download Door Thickness Reference Document
          TE 240 3D : 1"
          TE 340 3D : 1-3/8"
          TE 540 3D : 1-5/8"
          TE 540 3D A8 : 1-7/8"
          TE 640 3D : 1-5/8"
          TE 640 3D A8 : 1-7/8"
          TE 525 3D Series : 1-3/8"

          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 Tectus® hinges requires an edge bevel. Please call us for further guidance.

          Download Door Bevel Reference Document

          TE 240 3D 1" 8"
            1-3/8" 16"
          TE 340 3D 1-3/8" 16"
            1-3/4" 28"
            2-1/4" 43"
          TE 525 3D 1-3/8" 16"
            1-3/4" 28"
            2-1/4" 43"
          TE 540 3D 1-3/4" 28"
            2" 32"
            2-1/4" 43"
          TE 640 3D 1-3/4" 28"
            2" 32"
            2-1/4" 43"
          TE 540 3D A8
          2" 32"
          (includes up to 5/16" cladding) 2-1/4" 43"
          TE 640 3D A8
          2" 32"
          (includes up to 5/16" cladding) 2-1/4" 43"

          Soss vs. TECTUS Concealed Hinges

          SOSS hinges are relatively inexpensive and may appear to be the better option if cost is a deciding factor. However, there is one discerning feature to take into consideration: the ability to adjust the TECTUS hinge in 3 Dimensions. This allows for a much faster and more precise installation of the door. Now, if a door fitted with 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. No need to return to remove and rework the door, or, worst case scenario, remake the door. And sometimes only two TECTUS hinges will be required where more than two SOSS hinges would be required to meet same weight capacity.
          Significant long-term savings are possible by using TECTUS because the quicker and more precise installation of doors fitted with TECTUS hinges and the nearly complete lack of call-backs. We even have a few millworkers who strongly advocate using TECTUS throughout a project, because they end up saving money for the owner.
          At Better Building Hardware, we offer both SOSS and TECTUS hinges. We stand behind all the products we sell and believe that an informed customer is a happy customer.

          BaSys vs. TECTUS Concealed Hinges

          How many open-close cycles have the TECTUS® hinges been rated for?

          The previous versions have been tested against ABHM BS EN 1935 and have received the highest rating of 200,000 cycles. The TE 340 3D hinge was recently tested to 1.5 million cycles (ANSI/BHMA). If your project requires more specific documentation, please contact us.

          What are TECTUS® hinges made of?

          Other than the TE 525 3D model, which is solid stainless steel, the main body of the other TECTUS hinges is cast in an aluminum alloy. The black plate that wraps around the hinge body is powder-coated steel. The coverplates are steel, and are finished to match the 'knuckle' of the hinge. All visible surfaces of the hinge match the specified finish.

          Is there a minimum order for special order RAL tones?

          Yes. Typically at least 100 hinges.

          F1 : Satin Chrome Look [ 124 ]

          Finish Type : Powder-Coated

          Description : Gray/Silver
          ( view a comparison with F2 and SSL )
          F2 : Satin Nickel Look [ 125 ]

          Finish Type : Galvanic, Liquid-Coated Finish

          Description : Slightly Warmer Gray/Silver than F1
          ( view a comparison with F1 and SSL )
          SSL : Stainless Steel Look [ 126 ]

          Finish Type : Powder-Coated

          Description : somewhat warmer, more champagne than standard US 32D
          ( view a comparison with F1 and F2 )
          Rustic Umber [ 156 ]

          Finish Type : Powder Coated

          Description : US10B, matte, rich dark chocolate
          Bronze Metallic [ 168 ]

          Finish Type : Powder Coated

          Description : US10B, matte, rich dark chocolate
          Satin Nickel [ 144 ]

          Finish Type : Galvanic Plated

          Description :
          Polished Nickel [ 038 ]

          Finish Type : Galvanic Plated

          Description : buffed mirror
          Polished Brass [ 030 ]

          Finish Type : Galvanic Plated

          Description : beautiful
          Satin Chrome [ 040 ]

          Finish Type : Galvanic Plated

          Description : a good match to US 32D
          Matte Deep Black [ 107 ]

          Finish Type : Powder Coated

          Description : RAL 9005, very deep and very matte
          Traffic White [ 070 ]

          Finish Type : Powder Coated

          Description : RAL 9016


          TECTUS® hinges now come in 3 new Bronze finishes. Please call us for details and pricing.

          CUSTOM FINISHES : TECTUS® 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.