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Motion Control Engineering & Manufacturing Resources

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The Importance of Prototyping Your Motion Control Design

Posted by Weber Knapp on Nov 28, 2022 12:51:00 PM

 

Motion control design prototypes offer a fairly long list of benefits. Some are obvious, others not so much. The advantages of motion control prototyping include:

  1. Makes the product cheaper in the long term
  2. Cuts down on lead time
  3. Proof of concept
  4. Hands-on lesson in design and assembly
  5. Helps with large-scale, full-product prototyping
  6. Helps get product certification before investing in tooling
  7. Early buy-in from sales and marketing
  8. Enhance safety

 

Prototypes validate designs. Just as -- or possibly more -- important, they validate designs before they go into production.

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Topics: Motion Control, Design, Engineering, Testing & Prototyping

3 Motion Control System Design Elements for Ease of Accessibility

Posted by Weber Knapp on Nov 18, 2022 11:59:00 AM

 

When it comes to designing for user experience, motion control systems allow for safety and flexibility. These characteristics not only improve the durability and longevity of your product but also allow for: 

  1. Ease of accessibility
  2. Flexibility
  3. Safety
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Topics: Motion Control, Hinges, Industrial, Manufacturing

Counter Hinges: FAQs About Lift Gate Assistant for Pass-Throughs

Posted by Weber Knapp on Nov 17, 2022 9:30:05 AM

Your heavy countertop has created some problems. 

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Revolutionizing Smoker Hinges With Motion Control

Posted by Weber Knapp on Nov 9, 2022 12:00:00 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

How Kitchen Appliance Hinge Design Opens Possibilities

Posted by Weber Knapp on Nov 7, 2022 12:00:00 AM

High performance is as important on the outside as it is on the inside when it comes to high-end kitchen appliance design.

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Topics: Applications, Motion Control, Design, Appliance, Counterbalance Hinge, Food Industry, kitchen

Hotel Furniture Design | 5 Trends Sticking Around Post-COVID

Posted by Weber Knapp on Oct 25, 2022 10:24:57 AM

The post-COVID-19 traveler wants flexibility.

To keep up, hotel furniture design is trending toward multifunctional spaces and furniture. Gone are the days when a room or piece of furniture was used for a single purpose. Hotel rooms have become personal gyms. Hotel lobbies are meeting spaces. Even beds transform into a workstation. 

After the hard hits the hospitality industry took during the pandemic, hotels that thrive post-pandemic will be those that creatively evolve with changing health concerns and guest priorities.

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Topics: Ergonomics, Counterbalance Hinge, Engineering, hospitality, trends, Hospitality Furniture

Modern Kitchen Design Down to the (Concealed) Hinge

Posted by Weber Knapp on Oct 14, 2022 3:20:58 PM

Sleek. 

Spacious.

Bright.

Clean.

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Topics: Applications, Hinge

[How to] Transform Outdoor Dining Spaces with Counterbalance Hinges

Posted by Weber Knapp on Oct 11, 2022 9:00:00 AM


Thanks to counterbalance hinges, which make moving pieces easier by using a countering torque, several space-saving measures can be integrated to enhance your outdoor furniture including:

  1. Hide-away picnic tables
  2. Fold-down benches and chairs
  3. Pass-through bars and counters
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Topics: Design, Counterbalance Hinge, Smoker, Food Industry, kitchen, Smokin' Ugly

Commercial Office Furniture: Durability, Sustainability, & Ergonomics

Posted by Weber Knapp on Oct 6, 2022 11:49:00 AM

The way people work is changing, so the modern office (or home office!) should change to accommodate employee habits. 

If you’re considering new office furniture, it's essential to think about what your office needs. Do you need durable pieces that will last for years? Do you want to prioritize comfort and ergonomics?

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Topics: Durability, Aesthetics, office equipment

VIDEOS: Motion Control Engineering Solutions for Complex Hinge Design

Posted by Weber Knapp on Oct 4, 2022 9:30:00 AM


Today “motion control” implies automation, robotics, and electronics. But you’d be amazed at what you can achieve when you combine old-fashioned mechanical engineering with a creativity-minded manufacturer.

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Topics: Counterbalances, Applications, Ergonomics, Motion Control, Design, Lid Support, Vectis, Durability, Safety, Food Industry, kitchen, hospitality, office equipment