Motion Control Engineering & Manufacturing Resources

How to Replace Gas Springs With Mechanical Springs in a Hinge Design

Posted by Weber Knapp on Oct 27, 2020 8:15:00 AM

There are many ways to make something go from point A to point B. Not all of them are great long-term solutions.

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Topics: Counterbalances, Motion Control, Gas Springs, Engineering, Industrial

7 Industries That Should Spring for a Better Hinge Solution

Posted by Weber Knapp on Oct 16, 2020 8:15:00 AM

Product improvement and differentiation should be a priority for anyone involved with an ongoing project.

One of the best ways to do that? Do something the other guys don’t have the knowhow or big-picture vision to do.

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Topics: Counterbalances, Applications, Ergonomics, Motion Control, Design

Revolutionizing Smoker Hinges With Motion Control

Posted by Weber Knapp on Oct 14, 2020 10:18:15 AM

Have you ever looked at your grill design and thought “I wish this lid wasn’t so heavy, and didn’t slam whenever I let go?” 

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Topics: Motion Control, Counterbalance Hinge, Grill, High End Grill, Hinges, Smoker, Smoker Grill, Food Industry, kitchen

5 RV Design Ideas for Maximizing Space

Posted by Weber Knapp on Oct 6, 2020 8:00:00 AM

You might as well just call RVs "tiny houses on wheels." After all, while they present a luxury camping solution, it goes without saying that space is at a premium. 

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Topics: Counterbalances, Ergonomics, Motion Control, Design, Aesthetics

How to Use a Counterbalance Hinge for Pivoting Loads

Posted by Weber Knapp on Sep 29, 2020 9:30:00 AM

If you want to design a product with a heavy lid or door, it’s useful to research how engineers have solved similar problems with other products.

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Topics: Motion Control, Counterbalance Hinge, Hinges, Lid, Springloaded

3 Small Outdoor Kitchen Design Ideas for Professionals

Posted by Weber Knapp on Sep 22, 2020 9:00:00 AM

The outdoor kitchen is quickly becoming a popular addition to the modern home. Where homeowners used to simply flip burgers, they’re now adding smokers, ovens, stoves, refrigerators, sinks, wine coolers, and more to their outdoor setup. 

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Topics: Ergonomics, Appliance, Counterbalance Hinge, Grill, High End Grill, Hospatility Furniture, Smoker, Smoker Grill, Aesthetics, kitchen

The Importance of ANSI/BIFMA-Certified Furniture

Posted by Weber Knapp on Sep 15, 2020 8:30:00 AM

You wouldn’t want to work in a building that’s not fire-safe, would you? Leaving your toaster strudel in the microwave too long becomes a big hazard. 

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Topics: Ergonomics, Design, Durability, Aesthetics, Safety, Testing & Prototyping

The Benefits of Electroplating | Quality Metal Finishing

Posted by Weber Knapp on Sep 8, 2020 9:30:00 AM

Even though electroplating sounds like a process straight out of a science fiction movie, it’s actually an excellent way to enhance the look, durability, and functionality of metal components. 

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Topics: Industrial, Finishing, Durability, Aesthetics, Cost

Weber Knapp Counterbalance Hinges Help Your Industry Innovate

Posted by Weber Knapp on Sep 1, 2020 7:30:00 AM


At first glance, you might suspect that the only place you’re going to see a Vectis™ Counterbalance is in an industrial setting, perhaps mounted on an enormous machine shield, or maybe some type of oversize industrial tank lid. 

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Topics: Counterbalances, Motion Control, Counterbalance Hinge, Hinges, Vectis

Commercial & Restaurant Kitchen Door Design Considerations

Posted by Weber Knapp on Aug 28, 2020 8:51:24 AM

If there’s one thing that commercial and restaurant kitchen appliances need to be, it’s durable. Ovens, grills, sinks, freezers, and microwaves all have to stand up to regular, repeat use. 

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Topics: Counterbalances, Motion Control, Appliance, Hinges, Food Industry, kitchen