Motion Control Engineering & Manufacturing Resources

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

5 Heavy-Duty Hatch Hinge Design Guidelines

Posted by Weber Knapp on Jun 24, 2020 12:00:00 PM

Some elements of motion control require a complex hinge design to meet rigorous industry needs and standards for your product. This is especially true for outdoor applications that endure both harsh weather conditions and repeated use (or, more likely, slamming). 

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Topics: Applications, Motion Control, Counterbalance Hinge, Engineering, Industrial, Durability

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

6 Grill & BBQ Smoker Design Ideas to Get Your Customer to Go High-End

Posted by Weber Knapp on Jun 10, 2020 3:04:44 PM

Today’s outdoor and backyard living enthusiasts treat grilling almost like a religion. They’re not afraid to drop down four-figure amounts on your latest grill or BBQ smoker design idea -- if you can convince them it’s worth the price.

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Topics: Counterbalances, Applications, Motion Control, Design, Engineering, Grill, Smoker, Aesthetics, Food Industry, trends

CNC Fiber Laser Cutting Machines: Considerations for Manufacturing

Posted by Weber Knapp on Jun 3, 2020 1:57:44 PM

Using laser cutting machines to produce detailed metal parts has been a common practice since the early 1970s. In today’s manufacturing scene, laser cutters are used extensively because now we can give the machines CAD design features and crank out the finished product in minutes. 

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Topics: Applications, Engineering, Manufacturing

6 Benefits of Computer Carts on Wheels for Hospitals

Posted by Weber Knapp on Jun 2, 2020 10:42:00 AM

The way health care is delivered in hospitals is changing. Yet every medical center must still meet the same standards of exceptional care.

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Topics: Applications, Ergonomics, Medical Equipment, Safety

VIDEOS: Motion Control Solutions for Complex Industrial Hinge Design

Posted by Weber Knapp on May 20, 2020 12:24:00 PM

Today “motion control” implies automation, robotics, and electronics. But you’d be amazed 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

Mechanical vs. Electronic Motion Control Solutions

Posted by Weber Knapp on May 13, 2020 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

Correct Office Ergonomics: What's the Best Position for a Keyboard?

Posted by Weber Knapp on Apr 22, 2020 11:00:00 AM

If your office or classroom is spending a good portion of its day sitting at a desk and working on a computer, you probably already know how important it is to promote correct office ergonomics. A healthy work lifestyle reduces back, neck, and eye strain, as well as the risk of desk job-related injuries like carpal tunnel syndrome.

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Topics: Applications, Ergonomics, Safety, office equipment

9 Ideas for Medical Ergonomics Improvements in Your Facility

Posted by Weber Knapp on Apr 16, 2020 12:16:42 PM

The benefits of better ergonomics are well documented and include wide-ranging health, safety, and comfort benefits. In medical environments, ergonomic furniture and devices 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