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

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

Posted by Weber Knapp on Mar 21, 2024 2:07:00 PM

Lift Gate Assistant Counter Hinges

Your heavy countertop has created some problems. 

It looks nice, but its pass-through is hard to lift and disrupts your flow for you and your employees getting from point A to point B. Plus, that 50-pound folding countertop is an accident waiting to happen – what happens when it comes slamming down or if an employee poorly props it up? Nothing good.  

The Lift Gate Assistant solves this problem for your countertop pass-through using motion control technology. Custom-made for your needs, these counter hinges take that heavy flip-up countertop and make it easy to lift – even with one finger. Plus, this counterbalanced hinge leaves you without the worry of the pass-through falling and breaking or worse, hurting someone.

Have questions about the Lift Gate Assistant? No worries – plenty of our satisfied Lift-Gate Assistant customers did, too. Here are the most common questions we field. 


The Top 10 FAQs for Lift Gate Counter Hinges

Our Lift Gate Assistant has helped many hospitality spaces over the years. Our engineers are committed to helping you get exactly what you need. 

Do you have other questions about our flip-up countertop hinges? Contact us and we’d be happy to helpOr you can check out our Comprehensive Guide to Motion Control & Lift Hinges: 


Does Weber Knapp Provide the Recommended Piano-style Counter Hinge?

Weber Knapp doesn’t provide the recommended piano-style counter hinge. However, they are readily available online through various sources such as Grainger, Rockler, or possibly at your local hardware store.

What Part # Do I Need to Order For My Project?  

In order to determine which part number is needed for your project, we encourage you to use our online Lift Gate calculator, which can be found here: 

Lift gate assistant lid calculator


I Entered My Lid Length & Lid Weight Into the Online Calculator, But It Tells Me “Out of Range. Please Contact Weber Knapp Support.” What Do I Do? 

Most often, this means that a slight weight adjustment is needed. This can typically be done by adding just a bit of weight underneath the lid to get within the needed lid torque range. Give us a call at (716) 484-9135. We will be happy to assist!

What is the Range of Lid Lengths the Lift Gate Supports?

Our lift hinges will work on lid lengths from 30” to 48”.

Resource: See how Weber Knapp’s Lift Gate Assistant improved employee experience at King’s Fish House.

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What Colors Does the Lift Gate Assistant Counter Hinge Come in?

We currently only offer one option: black powder coat.

Can the Lift Gate Assistant Be Used in Outdoor Applications?

Yes! The Lift Gate counter hinge is made of steel and powder coated to provide additional protection from the elements.

Where Can the Lift Gate Assistant Be Used?

Practically anywhere you have a folding countertop in need of a lift hinge with motion control technology! We typically see the flip-up countertop hinge used in:

Does the Lift Gate Assistant Have a Warranty?

Absolutely! All our Lift Gate Assistants come with a 1 Year Limited Warranty that provides protection if the part does not function properly due to manufacturing defects.

I Installed a Lift Gate Assitant Counter Hinge, But It Doesn’t Seem to Function Properly. Now What?

Give us a call at (716) 484-9135. We have a talented team of engineers that can assist or walk you through most installation questions or issues.


How Do I Order a Lift Gate Assistant?

Give us a call at (716) 484-9135 and we will be happy to assist you!

Lift Gate Counter Hinges: Your Motion Control Solution

The Lift Gate Assistant makes lifting heavy tables or counters easy, safe, and convenient. Improve the look and flow of your bar or restaurant with these custom bar top hinges.

How Else Does Motion Control Technology Upgrade Guest Experience? 

Find out: 

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Editor's Note: This piece was originally published in Nov. 2022 and was updated to reflect current industry trends.