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Motion Control Engineering & Manufacturing Resources

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Taking Control of Your Motion Control Supply Planning for 2023

Posted by Weber Knapp on Jan 23, 2023 3:14:11 PM

Think about the last project you spearheaded – did you face any supply chain issues obtaining crucial parts? 

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Topics: Motion Control, Counterbalance Hinge, Hinges

Mechanical Motion Control Solutions: Find the Right Option

Posted by Weber Knapp on Jan 17, 2023 10:25:54 AM

Whether you’re designing a kitchen appliance, a bar countertop, or ergonomic office furniture, incorporating the right motion control mechanism lends functionality, safety, and elegance to your product.

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Topics: Motion Control, Counterbalance Hinge, Hinges

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. 

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

Revolutionizing Smoker Hinges With Motion Control

Posted by Weber Knapp on Nov 9, 2022 12:00:00 AM

Have you ever looked at your grill design and thought, “I wish this lid wasn’t so heavy and didn’t slam whenever I let go?” 

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Topics: Motion Control, Counterbalance Hinge, Grill, High End Grill, Hinges, Smoker, Smoker Grill, Food Industry, kitchen

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

Hotel Furniture Design | 5 Trends Sticking Around Post-COVID

Posted by Weber Knapp on Oct 25, 2022 10:24:57 AM

The post-COVID-19 traveler wants flexibility.

To keep up, hotel furniture design is trending toward multifunctional spaces and furniture. Gone are the days when a room or piece of furniture was used for a single purpose. Hotel rooms have become personal gyms. Hotel lobbies are meeting spaces. Even beds transform into a workstation. 

After the hard hits the hospitality industry took during the pandemic, hotels that thrive post-pandemic will be those that creatively evolve with changing health concerns and guest priorities.

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Topics: Ergonomics, Counterbalance Hinge, Engineering, hospitality, trends, Hospitality Furniture

[How to] Transform Outdoor Dining Spaces with Counterbalance Hinges

Posted by Weber Knapp on Oct 11, 2022 9:00:00 AM


Thanks to counterbalance hinges, which make moving pieces easier by using a countering torque, several space-saving measures can be integrated to enhance your outdoor furniture including:

  1. Hide-away picnic tables
  2. Fold-down benches and chairs
  3. Pass-through bars and counters
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Topics: Design, Counterbalance Hinge, Smoker, Food Industry, kitchen, Smokin' Ugly

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

Weber Knapp Counterbalance Hinges Help Your Industry Innovate

Posted by Weber Knapp on Jun 22, 2022 8:46:00 AM


At first glance, you might suspect that the only place you’re going to see a Vectis™ Counterbalance is in an industrial setting, perhaps mounted on an enormous machine shield, or maybe some type of oversize industrial tank lid. 

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Topics: Counterbalances, Motion Control, Counterbalance Hinge, Hinges, Vectis

How to Use a Counterbalance Hinge for Pivoting Loads

Posted by Weber Knapp on May 20, 2022 8:13:00 AM

If you want to design a product with a heavy lid or door, it’s useful to research how engineers have solved similar problems with other products.

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Topics: Motion Control, Counterbalance Hinge, Hinges, Lid, Springloaded