Motion Control Engineering & Manufacturing Resources

Industrial Hinge Design Calculations: Door & Lid Torque

Posted by Weber Knapp on Apr 8, 2020 11:15:00 AM

Complex hinge design is a staple of many high-end, high-performing products. The math required to make your lid, cover, or door work as advertised can be wildly different depending on your application.

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Topics: Counterbalances, Motion Control, Design, Appliance, Center of Gravity, Engineering, Grill, Industrial, Lid Support, Smoker, Safety, kitchen

Weber Knapp Employee Focus: Mechanical Motion Control Design Engineers

Posted by Weber Knapp on Apr 1, 2020 1:30:00 PM

A custom hinge manufacturer should not just be a simple assembly line -- it should be a full-fledged partner in your process.

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

Home Office Ergonomics Checklist for Working Remotely

Posted by Weber Knapp on Mar 26, 2020 3:55:19 PM

The COVID-19 scare has forced workers out of their comfort zones. Most office employees have been setting up to work from home -- many for the first time -- for the long haul.

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Topics: Ergonomics, office equipment

9 Heavy-Duty Industrial Hinge Design Guidelines for Engineers

Posted by Weber Knapp on Mar 18, 2020 1:00:00 PM

So your next design -- be it a dishwasher, smoker, tanning bed, refrigerator, or another piece of equipment -- needs the support and reliability of heavy-duty industrial hinges. You’re working on your hinge design calculations and material specs, and things are getting complicated.

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Topics: Counterbalances, Motion Control, Design, Engineering, Hinges, Lid Support, Finishing, Durability, Aesthetics, Safety

Which Ergonomic Office Accessories & Products Should You Prioritize?

Posted by Weber Knapp on Mar 11, 2020 12:30:00 PM

Office ergonomics is all about productivity, both for the workers and the managers trying to maximize staff ROI. Reducing stress and strain by using ergonomic office products helps employees stay focused and perform better and more efficiently. It also improves their mood, reducing tension and conflict. 

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Topics: Ergonomics, Cost

Read Up! Benefits of Book Lift Mechanisms

Posted by Weber Knapp on Mar 4, 2020 11:00:00 AM

Books can be timeless -- until they’re in tatters. Library staffers know how challenging it is to keep books and other library media in good shape. It’s not just a matter of poor treatment by book borrowers. The very process of removing and replacing borrowed materials can cause scuffs, scrapes, and other damages.

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Topics: Applications, Ergonomics, Motion Control, Durability, Cost

7 Types of Mechanical Spring Designs

Posted by Weber Knapp on Feb 26, 2020 12:00:00 PM

Why bother with chemistry and electronics when you can get great performance from sturdy, reliable mechanical motion control?

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

How Do Gas Springs Work? | Heavy-Duty Hinge Design

Posted by Weber Knapp on Feb 20, 2020 9:09:12 AM

Gas springs and their close cousins are abundant in many industries and applications. From overhead bins in airplanes to ATM machines, and from cargo doors to armored vehicle doors, you can find examples everywhere. 

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Topics: Applications, Motion Control, Design, Gas Springs, Durability, Safety

Weber Knapp Employee Focus: From Trucker Temp to Regional Sales Manager

Posted by Weber Knapp on Feb 14, 2020 5:29:00 PM

A record 522,000 manufacturing jobs remained open in the United States in September 2019. So if you hear someone say, “Where are the jobs around here,” they probably haven’t considered the urgent need for more skilled laborers in manufacturing -- especially here in Western New York. 

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Topics: News, Motion Control, Engineering, Vectis

First-Timer's Guide to the Hearth Patio & Barbecue Expo

Posted by Weber Knapp on Jan 31, 2020 12:02:20 PM

Ready for that summer feeling?

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Topics: News, Grill, Lid Support, Smoker, Vectis, Food Industry, kitchen, hospitality