Motion Control Engineering & Manufacturing Resources

5 Benefits of Computer Carts on Wheels for Hospitals

Posted by Weber Knapp on Nov 8, 2019 10:42:00 AM

The way health care is delivered in hospitals is changing. Yet every medical center must still meet the same standards of exceptional care.

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Topics: Applications, Ergonomics, Medical Equipment, Safety

6 Design Details to Bring to your Counterbalance Spring Manufacturer

Posted by Weber Knapp on Nov 5, 2019 4:53:39 PM

We manufacturers would love it if we could design your component first and have you build your product around it. Of course, that’s usually not possible -- you have certain specs you want to meet, and we understand our design has to fit those parameters.

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Topics: Counterbalances, Design, Engineering, Vectis, Durability, standards & certifications

How Does Torque Affect a Heavy-Duty Lid Support Hinge?

Posted by Weber Knapp on Oct 28, 2019 1:00:00 PM

When trying to include an innovative or safety-minded motion control design in your product, there’s a sneaky-confusing word you should know: torque. 

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Topics: Counterbalances, Motion Control, Design, Engineering, Hinges, Lid Support

What Is ANSI/BIFMA-Certified Furniture?

Posted by Weber Knapp on Oct 24, 2019 4:08:02 PM

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

7 Tips for an Ergonomic Workstation Setup

Posted by Weber Knapp on Oct 14, 2019 10:51:00 AM

Anyone who’s spent an extended time sitting at a computer, whether for school or work, has probably experienced some form of strain. What once was the exception is now the norm -- desk jobs are more common than ever, and so are the related health risks.

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Topics: Ergonomics

The Best Position for a Computer Screen in an Ergonomic Desk Setup

Posted by Weber Knapp on Oct 10, 2019 8:51:54 AM

When it comes to ergonomics and computer screens, it’s all in how you look at it. One thing is beyond dispute: If you want an ergonomic desk setup at the office or in a university setting, there’s definitely a right way and a wrong way to do it.

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Topics: Ergonomics

The Importance of Office Furniture to Workplace Posture and Ergonomics

Posted by Weber Knapp on Sep 25, 2019 1:53:07 PM

The importance of office furniture in terms of workplace posture and ergonomics is becoming more apparent than ever.

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Topics: Applications, Ergonomics

5 Benefits of a Single-Source Custom Hinge Manufacturer

Posted by Weber Knapp on Sep 18, 2019 12:21:02 PM

Industries over all the map -- hospitality furniture, outdoor and professional kitchen appliances, ergonomic office equipment, medical equipment, and more -- need motion control solutions. Sometimes, the path to their end result zigs and zags several times.

Whether you’re looking to consolidate production of an existing product or improve the design of a new one, single-source manufacturing makes sense.

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Topics: Design, Safety, Supply Chain

The Benefits of Powder Coating for Hinge Finishes

Posted by Weber Knapp on Sep 10, 2019 12:24:00 PM

Do not underestimate the power of powder coating!

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Topics: Appliance, Finishing, Durability, Aesthetics

Motion Control Basics: A Glossary of Terms

Posted by Weber Knapp on Sep 6, 2019 11:31:56 AM

Modern product design is heavily influenced by motion control. Many of today’s flashy or high-end products take advantage of innovative hinge mechanism design to stand out from the crowd.

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Topics: Counterbalances, Ergonomics, Motion Control, Gas Springs, Center of Gravity, Engineering, Hinges