<iframe src="https://www.googletagmanager.com/ns.html?id=GTM-MVH6VT4" height="0" width="0" style="display:none;visibility:hidden">

Motion Control Engineering & Manufacturing Resources

Weber Knapp Blog

Heavy-Duty Industrial Hinges: Time to Upgrade From a Standard Hinge?

Posted by Weber Knapp on Nov 14, 2022 12:00:00 PM

Engineers and designers often ponder over what type of hinges to use on their products. 

Read More

Topics: Ergonomics, Motion Control, Design, Appliance, Counterbalance Hinge, Hinge, Hinges, Industrial, Durability, Manufacturing

How Kitchen Appliance Hinge Design Opens Possibilities

Posted by Weber Knapp on Nov 7, 2022 12:00:00 AM

High performance is as important on the outside as it is on the inside when it comes to high-end kitchen appliance design.

Read More

Topics: Applications, Motion Control, Design, Appliance, Counterbalance Hinge, Food Industry, kitchen

Hidden Door Hinge Design: 5 Aesthetic & Functional Considerations

Posted by Weber Knapp on Jun 15, 2022 8:14:00 AM

If you’re designing a product with a hinge, there’s a decent chance you want it hidden away from the world.

Read More

Topics: Applications, Design, Appliance, Engineering, Hinges, Durability, Aesthetics, Food Industry

Bar Lift Gate Innovations & Applications

Posted by Weber Knapp on May 11, 2022 2:07:00 PM


As a kid, you might have marveled at the flip-up bar countertop at your parents’ favorite restaurant. But a lot has changed since then, and bar lift gates have improved significantly. 

Read More

Topics: Ergonomics, Design, Appliance, Counterbalance, Engineering, Hinge, Hinges, Lid Support, Manufacturing

5 Motion Control Hinge Solutions That'll Charm Your Customer

Posted by Weber Knapp on Mar 30, 2022 10:45:00 AM

Product makers who want to take their design to another level have more motion control options than ever.

Your manufacturer can now apply hinge solutions in a variety of innovative ways, making your product easier to use and safer at the same time. The right hinge design can, among other things:

Read More

Topics: Counterbalances, Applications, Motion Control, Design, Appliance, Engineering, Grill, Hinges, Industrial, Lid Support

Small Hotel Design + Motion Control: 8 Details a Vendor Needs

Posted by Weber Knapp on Mar 16, 2022 10:07:00 AM

Driving down a country road, you’re probably going to see more small hotels and motels than huge chains. Even around major cities, new small hotel room design ideas are trending left and right.

Read More

Topics: Counterbalances, Applications, Ergonomics, Motion Control, Gas Springs, Appliance, Center of Gravity, Counterbalance Hinge, Engineering, Hinge, Durability, Aesthetics, Safety, Food Industry, Testing & Prototyping, kitchen, hospitality, office equipment, Manufacturing, Hospitality Furniture

6 Types of Heavy-Duty Hinges & Where to Use Them in Commercial Designs

Posted by Weber Knapp on Feb 18, 2022 6:45:00 AM

Today’s hinges make life much easier and more comfortable. We have progressed so far from just a plain, 'ol door hinge to advanced solutions for kinematic motion, mechanical spring counterbalance, and spring assist technologies. 

Read More

Topics: Applications, Ergonomics, Motion Control, Design, Appliance, Counterbalance, Engineering, Grill, Hinge, Hinges, Industrial, Lid, Lid Support, Smoker, Aesthetics, Cost, Testing & Prototyping, kitchen, Manufacturing

Commercial & Restaurant Kitchen Door Design Considerations

Posted by Weber Knapp on Feb 1, 2022 1:08:00 PM

If there’s one thing that commercial and restaurant kitchen appliances need to be, it’s durable. Ovens, grills, sinks, freezers, and microwaves all have to stand up to regular, repeat use. 

Read More

Topics: Counterbalances, Motion Control, Appliance, Hinges, Food Industry, kitchen

3 Small Outdoor Kitchen Design Ideas for Professionals

Posted by Weber Knapp on Jan 19, 2022 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. 

Read More

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

What Is A Hidden Hinge On A Refrigerator?

Posted by Weber Knapp on Jan 4, 2022 12:30:00 PM

A quick look at a few higher-end refrigerators will show you how prevalent hidden hinges are in top-tier appliances. As the name suggests, these hinges are invisible to the casual glance and therefore create a more seamless look in the kitchen. 

Read More

Topics: Ergonomics, Motion Control, Design, Appliance, Counterbalance Hinge, Hinge, Hinges, Lid, Testing & Prototyping, kitchen, Manufacturing