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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

What Is GSA-Approved Office Furniture?

Posted by Weber Knapp on Mar 1, 2021 9:00:00 AM

Furnishing your office is a big decision. There are a lot of factors to consider, like your team's comfort and health, an appealing aesthetic, cost, and durability. 

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Topics: Ergonomics, Design, Durability, Aesthetics, Safety, standards & certifications, office equipment

5 Benefits of Ergonomics in the Medical Field

Posted by Weber Knapp on Feb 19, 2021 8:30:00 AM

When most people think of workplace ergonomics, they think of the office worker who sits 8 hours a day in front of a computer. And as studies show, ergonomics is very important in this type of office setting, both for reducing strain and improving productivity. While the 9-5 office worker is the poster child for the importance of ergonomics, what about those on their feet most of the day? And what about their customers?

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Topics: Ergonomics, Design, Medical Equipment, Safety

Top 8 Spring-Assist Hinge Applications for Product Design

Posted by Weber Knapp on Feb 17, 2021 7:45:00 AM

Picking the right hinge for the right application can often seem like a difficult puzzle. You have to consider the cycle life, environment, and cost, which can often leave you at a standstill. 

But, there’s one hinge option that balances all three factors to provide a reliable and cost-effective hinge solution: spring-assist hinges. 

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Topics: Applications, Motion Control, Engineering, Hinges, Springloaded

Office Furniture Materials: Durability, Sustainability, & Ergonomics

Posted by Weber Knapp on Feb 10, 2021 10:00:00 AM

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

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

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Topics: Durability, Aesthetics, office equipment