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How can I measure the torque produced by gravity on a hinge?

Question asked by Christian Kniat on Jun 23, 2015
Latest reply on Jun 23, 2015 by Roland Schwarz

I am modeling an industrial oven and the lid is very heavy. In order to reduce the load when opening, I plan on adding a gas spring to the exterior. However, I don't know how powerful of spring to purchase to successfully aid in lifting. I opened the mass properties and the lid weighs approximately 170lbs. Can anyone help?