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Motion Control Engineering & Manufacturing Resources

Industrial Hinge Design Calculations: Door & Lid Torque

Posted by Weber Knapp on Dec 7, 2021 11:15:00 AM

Complex hinge design is a staple of many high-end, high-performing products. The math required to make your lid, cover, or door work as advertised can be wildly different depending on your application.

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Topics: Counterbalances, Motion Control, Design, Appliance, Center of Gravity, Engineering, Grill, Industrial, Lid Support, Smoker, Safety, kitchen

Which Ergonomic Office Accessories & Products Should You Prioritize?

Posted by Weber Knapp on Dec 1, 2021 12:30:00 PM

Office ergonomics is all about productivity, both for the workers and the managers trying to maximize staff ROI. Reducing stress and strain by using ergonomic office products helps employees stay focused and perform better and more efficiently. It also improves their mood, reducing tension and conflict. 

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Topics: Ergonomics, Cost

Identifying Bad Ergonomic Design in the Workplace

Posted by Weber Knapp on Nov 22, 2021 10:32:16 AM

As more companies and industries realize the benefits of implementing ergonomic equipment, more and more equipment claims to be “ergonomically” designed. And since ergonomic equipment is beneficial everywhere from the grocery store to the construction site, it’s important (and ever-more challenging to weed out the posers. 

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Topics: Ergonomics, Motion Control, Push Cart, office equipment, OSHA

The Consequences of Bad Ergonomically Designed Equipment

Posted by Weber Knapp on Nov 22, 2021 10:31:47 AM
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Topics: Ergonomics, Design, Industrial, office equipment, OSHA

Correct Office Ergonomics: What's the Best Position for a Keyboard?

Posted by Weber Knapp on Nov 12, 2021 3:45:00 PM

If your office or classroom is spending a good portion of its day sitting at a desk and working on a computer, you probably already know how important it is to promote correct office ergonomics. A healthy work lifestyle reduces back, neck, and eye strain, as well as the risk of desk job-related injuries like carpal tunnel syndrome.

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Topics: Applications, Ergonomics, Safety, office equipment

Ergonomic Assessment Checklist for Manufacturing Safety

Posted by Weber Knapp on Oct 28, 2021 4:15:00 PM


From chronic back pain to carpal tunnel syndrome, we've all seen how much damage bad ergonomics can do. Bad ergonomics, in short, are bad for business.

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Topics: Ergonomics, Industrial, Push Cart, Safety, OSHA

3 Mechanical ‘Universal’ Motion Control System Design Elements for UX

Posted by Weber Knapp on Oct 28, 2021 3:59:06 PM


User experience is essential to positive customer interaction, and mechanical motion control is essential to UX in many settings. From the hotel room to the manufacturing floor, motion control systems have fundamental impacts on how customers perceive a purchase or experience. 

If your business is in any industry where customers regularly interact with moving parts, here are three near-universal tips for good mechanical motion control design.

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Topics: Motion Control, Hinges, Industrial, Manufacturing

Tips for Implementing Ergonomics in the Workplace

Posted by Weber Knapp on Oct 20, 2021 2:33:19 PM

We’ve all heard of the nightmare situations that improper ergonomics and training can bring to the workplace -- whether it’s chronic pain for your workers, short staffing, or even costly workers comp claims, bad ergonomics can be a big hindrance to any business, regardless of industry. 

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Topics: Ergonomics, Hospatility Furniture, Industrial, OSHA

5 Heavy-Duty Ergonomic Hazards in Construction

Posted by Weber Knapp on Oct 20, 2021 12:12:00 PM

When most people hear “ergonomics,” they think of office workers in cubicles. But ergonomics – designing or modifying the working environment for the worker’s health and comfort – is crucial to the construction industry, too. 

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Topics: Applications, Ergonomics, Industrial, Safety

6 Benefits of Working With Onshore Motion Control Manufacturers

Posted by Weber Knapp on Sep 29, 2021 1:32:00 PM

Whether you’re seeking ergonomic equipment, counterbalances, or spring-assist hinges, ensuring your motion control manufacturer has your best interest and success in mind is of top priority. 

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Topics: Motion Control, Cost, Supply Chain, standards & certifications, office equipment, Manufacturing, OSHA