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Motion Control Engineering & Manufacturing Resources

Foldaway Beds Gaining Traction

Posted by Weber Knapp on Jun 27, 2022 3:33:23 PM

Today’s world has seen new priorities come to light in response to the global pandemic. One result of people being required to stay home for long periods of time is that they stopped to evaluate their living space. For some, that space presented issues. If it was less than ideal, a makeover went into action. 

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Topics: Motion Control, Design, Durability, hospitality, trends

Office Ergonomics: How to Address and Avoid Issues in the Workspace

Posted by Weber Knapp on Jun 27, 2022 3:20:28 PM

Ergonomics is a recognized factor in employee health, productivity and workplace safety. Facilities that do not budget for and pay attention to ergonomics see employees with repetitive stress injuries, distracted from their work, and less than thrilled to be there.

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Topics: Ergonomics, Motion Control, Design, office equipment

Counterbalance Hinges: Safety and Injury Reduction in the Workplace

Posted by Weber Knapp on Jun 24, 2022 3:24:00 PM

Workers deal with a lot of equipment and applications that can cause trauma to their hands. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, approximately 102,350 total hand injuries occurred in 2020. 

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Topics: Motion Control, Hinges, Industrial, Lid Support, kitchen

Weber Knapp Counterbalance Hinges Help Your Industry Innovate

Posted by Weber Knapp on Jun 22, 2022 8:46:00 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

OSHA Ergonomic Guidelines For A Healthy Workplace

Posted by Weber Knapp on Jun 16, 2022 12:54:00 PM


We’ve probably all experienced a stiff neck or a sore back from sitting all day, and it’s no fun. With proper ergonomics, however, such ailments can often be alleviated. 

Good ergonomics in the workplace, will enhance employee comfort and increase productivity. Ergonomics is essentially the science of adapting a job or position to specifically fit the worker - and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has taken on a leading role in helping promote and advocate for such environments. 

In this post, we'll take a closer look at OSHA's ergonomics guidelines for a healthy workplace:

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Topics: Ergonomics, Motion Control, Safety, Testing & Prototyping, office equipment, OSHA

Vectis Spring Assist Hinges Are Customized to Your Needs

Posted by Weber Knapp on Jun 15, 2022 2:46:00 PM

Hinge installation does not have to be the same as it was decades ago. In fact, more than 10 decades of mechanical motion control research and engineering design efforts have led to the introduction of a new line of hinges that provide precise control and reliable results every time you open the lid they are installed to manage. 

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Topics: Motion Control, Design, Hinges, Vectis

Smokin' Ugly: Creating a Drum Smoker to Your Specs

Posted by Weber Knapp on Jun 15, 2022 2:41:40 PM

For fans of smoked meat, investing in a Smokin’ Ugly Drum Smoker makes a lot of sense. Enjoying prime rib, brisket or turkey smoked in your backyard - preferably in a drum smoker that can be set and checked on minimally until the cooking is complete - sounds like the ideal summer meal plan. 

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Topics: Design, Grill, Hinges, Smoker, Smoker Grill, Smokin' Ugly

Mouse Design and Positioning: Avoid Repetitive Stress

Posted by Weber Knapp on Jun 15, 2022 12:57:13 PM

Staff efficiency is improved when priority is given to ergonomics. For example, investing in an ergonomic keyboard means a typist can improve speed, cut back on mistakes and spend more time typing and less on breaks. 

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Topics: Ergonomics, Design, Engineering, Safety, office equipment

5 Space-Saving Tiny House Kitchen Design Ideas

Posted by Weber Knapp on Jun 15, 2022 11:01:00 AM

Designers and homeowners seem to be of two minds when it comes to the kitchen. While some envision a large, open-air concept with plenty of storage and countertop space, others are of a more minimalist mindset. They look for creative ways to get the most “bang for the buck” out of the smallest of spaces.

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Topics: Hospatility Furniture, Aesthetics, kitchen, hospitality

Hidden Door Hinge Design: 5 Aesthetic & Functional Considerations

Posted by Weber Knapp on Jun 15, 2022 8:14:00 AM

If you’re designing a product with a hinge, there’s a decent chance you want it hidden away from the world.

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Topics: Applications, Design, Appliance, Engineering, Hinges, Durability, Aesthetics, Food Industry