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Motion Control Engineering & Manufacturing Resources

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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

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, Hospatility Furniture, Aesthetics

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

Where to Purchase Ergonomics Office Furniture: How to Find a Supplier

Posted by Weber Knapp on Jul 18, 2022 3:00:00 PM


So you’ve read up on the benefits of ergonomic office products. You’ve heard rave reviews about the top ergonomic office chairs, ergonomic computer solutions (i.e. advanced keyboard mechanisms and adjustable monitor arms), and desktop components for training desks. 

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Topics: Applications, Ergonomics, Motion Control, Cost, office equipment

Controlled Motion Solutions: Mechanical vs. Electronic

Posted by Weber Knapp on Jul 13, 2022 12:00:00 PM

When talking about today’s motion control solutions, engineers tend to think in terms of motors and cylinders. True, those can provide movement, but so can mechanical motion control, which has come a long way in terms of complexity and quality. 

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Topics: Applications, Motion Control, Design, Engineering

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.

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

Gas Spring Alternatives: Mechanical Spring Innovations

Posted by Weber Knapp on Jun 1, 2022 3:22:15 PM

No one wants to have a heavy lid come down on their hand while they are focused on completing a project. Likewise, no one wants to see someone else injured when there are hinges available to help avoid these accidents. 

The hinge market includes a variety of motion control options, including both mechanical spring and gas spring hinges. While some prefer gas spring hinges, others opt for the mechanical spring alternatives. 

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Topics: Applications, Motion Control, Gas Springs, Hinges, Manufacturing

7 Benefits of a Counterbalance-Hinged Countertop

Posted by Weber Knapp on May 3, 2022 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