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Capability Spotlight: Weber Knapp Industrial Powder Coating Services

Posted by Weber Knapp on Jan 26, 2024 3:09:32 PM

Editor's Note: This piece is an installment of an occasional series that looks at metalworking and fabrication services offered by Weber Knapp.

The right metal finish can make all the difference in the lifespan and functionality of a product.

Just ask those who made the wrong finish choice.

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Topics: Finishing, Aesthetics, Services

Ergonomics in Healthcare Education: Creating A Comfortable Environment

Posted by Weber Knapp on Jan 26, 2024 2:36:16 PM

Universities and learning institutions are dynamic environments where knowledge is shared, discoveries are made, and the next generation of healthcare professionals is shaped. 

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Topics: Applications, Ergonomics, Medical Equipment, Safety, office equipment

Meeting the 2024 Supply Chain With a Motion Control Manufacturer

Posted by Weber Knapp on Jan 17, 2024 10:48:00 AM

Think about the last project you spearheaded. 

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Topics: Motion Control, Counterbalance Hinge, Hinges

Does Your Unconventional Project Need a Heavy Duty Hinge?

Posted by Weber Knapp on Nov 28, 2023 4:49:44 PM

Your project is unusual. 

You aim to solve a unique problem that requires a custom solution. Adding mechanical motion control would perfect your design

But is it possible?

In the world of motion control solutions, there's no such thing as a one-size-fits-all approach.

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Topics: Applications, Design, Counterbalance, Counterbalance Hinge, Engineering, Hinges, Vectis, Manufacturing

Precision Matters: Get the Right Lift Gate for Your Folding Countertop

Posted by Weber Knapp on Nov 28, 2023 4:10:14 PM

You have a beautiful kitchen design in mind, complete with a folding countertop. 

But have you considered the weight of this addition? 

When it comes to folding countertop projects, precision is key. The weight and size of the countertop being lifted can greatly affect the counterbalance of the motion control system, and guessing or estimating can lead to serious problems. 

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Topics: Counterbalances, Applications, Motion Control, Design, Center of Gravity, Counterbalance, Counterbalance Hinge, Engineering, Hinge, Hinges, Manufacturing

Choosing a Heavy-Duty Lid Support Hinge | Quick Reference Guide

Posted by Weber Knapp on Nov 28, 2023 2:21:55 PM

From the retractable keyboard tray you use at work to the cupboard doors in your kitchen, hinges are a part – often unnoticed – of everyday life. 

Sometimes, they take on bigger applications, such as industrial refrigerator door in the restaurant kitchen or the counter pass-through at a store.

In these more demanding scenarios, selecting the appropriate type of hinge, whether it's robust lid supports or adaptable gas spring hinges, becomes a significant factor in maintaining functionality and longevity.

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Topics: Design, Gas Springs, Hinges, Industrial, Lid Support

Getting the Most out of Your Vectis DYO Adjustable Hinge

Posted by Weber Knapp on Nov 6, 2023 10:22:50 AM

With Vectis hinges, you're not just purchasing a product; you're investing in a bespoke solution.

Meticulously designed to match your unique requirements these hinges guarantee an optimal fit that negates the need for adjustments. 

The reason lies in how Vectis hinges are designed and made, which takes into consideration the weight, size, and center of gravity of your application.

Careful attention to design, installation, and use will help you get the most out of your Vectis adjustable hinge. 

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Topics: Counterbalance, Hinges, Vectis

Glamping Furniture Design: Style & Functionality with Kinematic Hinges

Posted by Weber Knapp on Oct 24, 2023 11:05:10 AM

The term "roughing it" doesn’t apply to "glamping." 

Short for glamorous camping, glamping is a way for people to connect with nature without sacrificing the comforts of modern living. In fact, glamping brings a bit of luxury to a camping scenario. 

When designing glamping furniture, the key is to balance style and functionality.

One crucial component in achieving this balance is using kinematic hinges. These innovative hinges add an element of luxury to glamping furniture design and provide smooth and controlled motion, making them an essential feature for glamping furniture.

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Topics: Applications, Design, Counterbalance Hinge, Engineering, Hinges, Aesthetics, kitchen, Manufacturing, Hospitality Furniture

Ergonomics & Custom Hotel Furniture: 4 Hotel Interior Design Trends

Posted by Weber Knapp on Oct 7, 2023 1:15:00 AM

While hospitality design trends come and go (and then tend to come back again), the latest wave of hotel interior design seems to be leaning more traditional and toward creating a warm, welcoming ambiance. 

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Topics: Ergonomics, Design, office equipment, Hospitality Furniture

Innovative Ergonomic Solutions: Trends for 2024

Posted by Weber Knapp on Oct 4, 2023 10:20:00 AM

With the evolution of workplaces and technological progression, innovative ergonomic solutions have become essential for companies aiming to foster health-conscious and efficient work settings.

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Topics: Ergonomics, Design, Safety, office equipment