Motion Control Engineering & Manufacturing Resources

7 Benefits of a Counterbalance-Hinged Countertop

Posted by Weber Knapp on Dec 16, 2020 12:15:00 PM

Flip-up countertops and other counterbalanced hinge solutions offer multiple advantages for hospitality spaces and other business applications.

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Topics: Applications, Counterbalance Hinge, Durability, Aesthetics, kitchen, hospitality

5 RV Design Ideas for Maximizing Space

Posted by Weber Knapp on Oct 6, 2020 8:00:00 AM

You might as well just call RVs "tiny houses on wheels." After all, while they present a luxury camping solution, it goes without saying that space is at a premium. 

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Topics: Counterbalances, Ergonomics, Motion Control, Design, Aesthetics

3 Small Outdoor Kitchen Design Ideas for Professionals

Posted by Weber Knapp on Sep 22, 2020 9:00:00 AM

The outdoor kitchen is quickly becoming a popular addition to the modern home. Where homeowners used to simply flip burgers, they’re now adding smokers, ovens, stoves, refrigerators, sinks, wine coolers, and more to their outdoor setup. 

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Topics: Ergonomics, Appliance, Counterbalance Hinge, Grill, High End Grill, Hospatility Furniture, Smoker, Smoker Grill, Aesthetics, kitchen

The Importance of ANSI/BIFMA-Certified Furniture

Posted by Weber Knapp on Sep 15, 2020 8:30:00 AM

You wouldn’t want to work in a building that’s not fire-safe, would you? Leaving your toaster strudel in the microwave too long becomes a big hazard. 

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Topics: Ergonomics, Design, Durability, Aesthetics, Safety, Testing & Prototyping

The Benefits of Electroplating | Quality Metal Finishing

Posted by Weber Knapp on Sep 8, 2020 9:30:00 AM

Even though electroplating sounds like a process straight out of a science fiction movie, it’s actually an excellent way to enhance the look, durability, and functionality of metal components. 

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Topics: Industrial, Finishing, Durability, Aesthetics, Cost

Book Lift Mechanisms + 6 Other Ways to Boost Library/Museum Ergonomics

Posted by Weber Knapp on Aug 19, 2020 8:30:00 AM

Have you ever walked into a library, sat down at one of the computer stations, and wondered, “How could anyone ever use the monitor in this position?”

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Topics: Applications, Ergonomics, Durability, Aesthetics

Finding the Best Office Desk Position For Ergonomics and Productivity

Posted by Weber Knapp on Aug 12, 2020 12:26:20 PM

Ergonomics is about more than how you position your body. It’s also about where. So it's important to consider the best office desk position, whether at home or at work. 

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Topics: Ergonomics, Aesthetics, office equipment

6 Tiny Hotel Room Design Innovations That Save Designers Money

Posted by Weber Knapp on Aug 6, 2020 2:23:56 PM

In today's hospitality world, bigger isn't always better. Yes, hotel room design is changing -- all you need to do is observe the capsule hotel trend. It's popping up throughout the world, but it’s just one way designers are maximizing space while still creating a unique customer experience. 

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Topics: Design, Hospatility Furniture, Aesthetics, hospitality

5 Space-Saving Tiny House Kitchen Design Ideas

Posted by Weber Knapp on Jun 29, 2020 9:15:00 AM

Designers and homeowners seem to be of two minds when it comes to the kitchen. While some envision a large, open-air concept with plenty of storage and countertop space, others are of a more minimalist mindset. They look for creative ways to get the most “bang for the buck” out of the smallest of spaces.

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Topics: Hospatility Furniture, Aesthetics, kitchen, hospitality

Making a Space-Saving Hinge Design for Your Heavy-Duty Application

Posted by Weber Knapp on Jun 22, 2020 7:15:00 AM

Today’s buyers want more features integrated into their product. They also want something that doesn't take up a lot of space on their property or in their store. So, how does a product designer balance the two?

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Topics: Applications, Design, Grill, Aesthetics, Food Industry, Cost, kitchen