Motion Control Engineering & Manufacturing Resources

Hinge Design Guide for Extreme Temperatures

Posted by Weber Knapp on Aug 1, 2019 10:06:00 AM

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 an:

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Topics: Counterbalances, applications, design, gas springs, Grill, Industrial, Finishing, durability

5 Motion Control Hinge Solutions That'll Charm Your Customer

Posted by Weber Knapp on Jul 17, 2019 10:26:46 AM

Product makers who want to take their design to another level have more motion control options than ever.

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Topics: Counterbalances, applications, motion control, design, Appliance, Engineering, Grill, Hinges, Industrial, Lid Support

How to Build a Custom Spring Counterbalance Hinge With the Vectis App

Posted by Weber Knapp on Jul 15, 2019 3:33:00 PM

Off-the-shelf solutions don’t fit every design. To improve user experience, resolve a safety issue, or stand out from competitors, everything you put into your product design should fit like a glove.

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Topics: Counterbalances, motion control, center of gravity, Engineering, Vectis

How to Choose the Best Industrial Metal Finishing Technique

Posted by Weber Knapp on Jul 12, 2019 9:01:18 AM

Metal is the backbone of many high-quality commercial and industrial products. While metal alone does a nice job of adding durability, function, and strength, the right type of finish can add even more value to the end product.

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Topics: Industrial, Finishing, durability, aesthetics

Hinge Design: How to Find Center of Gravity of an Irregular Object

Posted by Weber Knapp on Jun 27, 2019 5:03:40 PM

There are many reasons a design engineer would want to calculate center of gravity. One of the big ones? Keeping your lid, door, or cover from slamming into something -- or someone.

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Topics: Counterbalances, motion control, design

5 Industries That Should Spring for a Better Hinge Solution

Posted by Weber Knapp on Jun 14, 2019 9:55:30 AM

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

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Topics: Counterbalances, applications, ergonomics, motion control, design

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

Posted by Weber Knapp on Jun 6, 2019 10:30:59 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

Hinge Design: What Is Motion Control?

Posted by Weber Knapp on May 31, 2019 11:12:47 AM

Motion and perceived quality are closely linked. When a lid, cover, or door moves smoothly with just the “right” amount of effort, users can tell it's a high quality product.

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Topics: Counterbalances, ergonomics, motion control, design

What Is a Counterbalance System?

Posted by Weber Knapp on May 16, 2019 4:11:35 PM

Like so many other manufacturing technologies, counterbalance systems make life easier for the end customer. Matched with the right application, they can be a game-changer for user experience and safety.

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Topics: Counterbalances, applications

Over 950 Kids Join the STEM Wars

Posted by Weber Knapp on May 13, 2019 9:48:04 AM

Weber Knapp was able to connect with over 950 middle school and high school students at this year's STEM Wars, held March 14 at Jamestown Community College's Jamestown campus.

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