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Motion Control Engineering & Manufacturing Resources

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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.

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

Modern Kitchen Design Down to the (Concealed) Hinge

Posted by Weber Knapp on Oct 14, 2022 3:20:58 PM

Sleek. 

Spacious.

Bright.

Clean.

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Topics: Applications, Hinge

7 Industries That Should Spring for Custom Hinge Solutions

Posted by Weber Knapp on Oct 5, 2022 10:35:00 AM

Industries That Benefit From Custom Hinge Solutions 

While most industries could benefit from custom hinge solutions, these seven are prime candidates: (click to jump to the section) 

  1. Food service manufacturing
  2. Hospitality 
  3. Ergonomic furniture manufacturing
  4. Automobile & boat manufacturing 
  5. Industrial 
  6. Medical
  7. Ceramics manufacturing

Product improvement and differentiation should be a priority for anyone involved with an ongoing project.

One of the best ways to do that? Do something the other guys don’t have the know-how or big-picture vision to do.

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

VIDEOS: Motion Control Engineering Solutions for Complex Hinge Design

Posted by Weber Knapp on Oct 4, 2022 9:30:00 AM


Today “motion control” implies automation, robotics, and electronics. But you’d be amazed at what you can achieve when you combine old-fashioned mechanical engineering with a creativity-minded manufacturer.

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Topics: Counterbalances, Applications, Ergonomics, Motion Control, Design, Lid Support, Vectis, Durability, Safety, Food Industry, kitchen, hospitality, office equipment

Design Guide for Heavy-Duty Stainless Steel Marine Hinges

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

 

No matter where you live, work, or play, there are hinges around. Cabinets, fridges, grills, cars, and airplanes all have hinges that we interact with on the day-to-day

Boats in particular offer an interesting opportunity for implementing kinematic motion control, mechanical spring counterbalance, and spring assist technologies. Marine hinge design takes into account factors ordinary hinge design might not, including weather condition, humidity, and corrosion. 

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Topics: Applications, Ergonomics, Motion Control, Design, Hinge, Hinges, Industrial, Finishing, Durability, Manufacturing

Hotel Design Trends | Minimalism, Luxury, & Motion Control Solutions

Posted by Weber Knapp on Sep 2, 2022 12:17:07 PM

Ask any hotel guest what one of the most important design considerations is for the room they stay in, and there’s a good chance they’ll say “cleanliness.”

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Topics: Applications, Design, Hinges, Aesthetics, Hospitality Furniture

5 Heavy-Duty Hatch Hinge Design Guidelines

Posted by Weber Knapp on Sep 1, 2022 12:00:00 PM

5 Heavy-Duty Hatch Hinges + Design Guidelines

We cover the basics on heavy-duty hinges for: 

  1. Barge hatch hinges
  2. Silo hinges
  3. Military tank hatch hinges
  4. Container tank hinges
  5. Submarine hatch hinges
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Topics: Applications, Motion Control, Counterbalance Hinge, Engineering, Industrial, Durability

9 Ideas for Medical Ergonomics Improvements in Your Facility

Posted by Weber Knapp on Aug 23, 2022 10:15:00 AM

The benefits of integrating ergonomically designed furniture and equipment are well documented and include a wide range of health, safety, and comfort benefits. 

In medical environments, ergonomics are especially important because of the multitude of people they can impact -- and we’re not just talking about patients.

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

Bar Lift Gate Assist: Improving Staff Traffic Flow in a Restaurant

Posted by Weber Knapp on Aug 22, 2022 5:14:40 PM

A busy restaurant with every table full and each bar stool occupied is a restaurant owner’s dream. However, a full house comes with a significant risk of injury to staff and patrons.

Imagine this: A waiter fills a large drink order from the bar. They carefully balance the tray of drinks with one hand as they start toward a table of expectant patrons. Working quickly, the waiter attempts to lift the pass-through with their free hand but has difficulty lifting the 45-pound countertop. While straining to lift with one hand, the waiter loses control of the carefully balanced tray of drinks. 

The mix of broken glass and liquid on the floor creates a significant safety hazard and takes a bite out of the restaurant’s profits. 

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Topics: Applications, Motion Control, Counterbalance, Engineering, Food Industry, kitchen

Read Up! The Benefits of Book Lift Mechanisms

Posted by Weber Knapp on Aug 19, 2022 11:00:00 AM

Books can be timeless -- until they’re in tatters. 

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