Motion Control Engineering & Manufacturing Resources

EPA Indoor Air Quality Certification + Your Office Furniture

Posted by Weber Knapp on Apr 28, 2021 3:33:00 PM

Having the best ergonomic products in your office is important for employee health, safety, and comfort. However, poor indoor air quality can offset the benefits of those products by exposing your employees to toxic fumes from that same furniture and equipment. Those toxic fumes are VOCs  (volatile organic compounds) introduced during the manufacturing process. 

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Topics: Ergonomics, Hospatility Furniture, standards & certifications, office equipment

Hotel Ergonomics Design: Building for Visitor & Staff Safety

Posted by Weber Knapp on Apr 21, 2021 10:30:00 AM

Unlike most offices, a bustling hotel has to keep the safety and comfort of both its employees and guests in mind during the design phase. You'll want to be as cognizant of hospitality ergonomics behind the front desk or in the laundry room as you are in the guest rooms.

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Topics: Applications, Ergonomics, Motion Control, Design, Hospatility Furniture, Safety

Heavy-Duty Hinge Design Guide: Heat Resistance & Cold Storage

Posted by Weber Knapp on Apr 15, 2021 12:15:00 PM

Much like IoT has invaded just about every household, commercial, and industrial device, more and more markets are making use of motion control and lift assist technology. Buyers in a growing number of industries not only appreciate, but also expect motion control to take their product to another level, whether it’s:

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Topics: Counterbalances, Applications, Design, Gas Springs, Grill, Industrial, Smoker, Finishing, Durability, kitchen

Bad Ergonomic Design, & How to Spot It in Your Product

Posted by Weber Knapp on Apr 14, 2021 9:20:00 AM

Ergonomics is the practice of creating a comfortable and safe working environment. But it’s more than just going on Amazon and searching for “ergonomic products.” You have to make sure the products you’re buying are actually going to improve your workplace’s ergonomics. 

But how do you avoid imposter products? Here are some tips for figuring out which products have bad ergonomic design.

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Topics: Ergonomics

What Is ANSI/BIFMA-Compliant Furniture?

Posted by Weber Knapp on Apr 7, 2021 9:15:00 AM

Distributors and dealers of ergonomic products and office furniture often look for proof that what they buy backs up its claims. They want their own customers to have that level of trust, too.

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Topics: Ergonomics, standards & certifications

Retail Store Ergonomics for Maximizing Efficiency & Safety

Posted by Weber Knapp on Apr 7, 2021 8:54:00 AM

While it might not seem like ergonomics has a place in the retail setting, you’d be surprised. No matter the industry, investing in your workers’ ergonomic comfort can improve your workplace. 

When your employees are operating in a safe, comfortable environment with the proper ergonomic accessories and practices in play, you can increase ROI and avoid expensive insurance claims.

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Topics: Ergonomics

6 Signs Your Ergonomic Furniture Manufacturer Is Letting You Down

Posted by Weber Knapp on Mar 19, 2021 2:15:34 PM

The key to a successful business is being surrounded by competent people, whether that’s your employees or your third-party partners. 

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Topics: Ergonomics, Durability, Safety, Cost, Manufacturing

Counterbalance Springs or Heavy-Duty Gas Springs? Cost Vs. Lifetime

Posted by Weber Knapp on Mar 17, 2021 9:48:00 AM

When it comes to weight and motion control, developers certainly have their options. Two of the most popular options in high-stress, high-performance applications are gas springs and counterbalance spring hinges. Like with many other competing technologies, there’s a debate over which is the better value.

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Topics: Counterbalances, Gas Springs

Understanding the New ANSI/BIFMA Standards

Posted by Weber Knapp on Mar 16, 2021 8:15:00 AM

When you're talking about office furniture, comfort and durability are as important for a workplace as safety and security. Staff members in many industries spend a large portion of their lives using supplied furniture, and ensuring their health and productivity increases ROI while reducing worker’s comp claims. 

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Topics: Ergonomics, Motion Control, standards & certifications, office equipment

4 Advantages of Heavy-Duty Hatch Hinges for Armored/Military Vehicles

Posted by Weber Knapp on Mar 9, 2021 9:00:00 AM

If you’ve ever been to a military museum, you may have taken a tour of a tank or an armored truck. The huge hatches on those vehicles are very heavy -- if you’ve lifted one, you know what we’re talking about. 

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Topics: Applications, Motion Control, Design, Hinges, Lid Support, Durability, Safety