Motion Control Engineering & Manufacturing Resources

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

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

6 Grill & BBQ Smoker Hinge Design Guidelines to Chew On

Posted by Weber Knapp on May 6, 2020 12:00:00 PM

The summer season is synonymous with nice weather, long days and -- of course -- barbecues. More than ever, people are looking for a peaceful escape outdoors, and willing to spend big money on a high-end grill or smoker.

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Topics: Counterbalances, Gas Springs, High End Grill, Hinges, Smoker Grill, Food Industry, kitchen

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

Industrial Hinge Design Calculations: Door & Lid Torque

Posted by Weber Knapp on Apr 8, 2020 11:15:00 AM

Complex hinge design is a staple of many high-end, high-performing products. The math required to make your lid, cover, or door work as advertised can be wildly different depending on your application.

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Topics: Counterbalances, Motion Control, Design, Appliance, Center of Gravity, Engineering, Grill, Industrial, Lid Support, Smoker, Safety, kitchen

Weber Knapp Employee Focus: Mechanical Motion Control Design Engineers

Posted by Weber Knapp on Apr 1, 2020 1:30:00 PM

A custom hinge manufacturer should not just be a simple assembly line -- it should be a full-fledged partner in your process.

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Topics: Counterbalances, Motion Control, Design, Engineering, Hinges, Lid Support, Smoker Grill

9 Heavy-Duty Industrial Hinge Design Guidelines for Engineers

Posted by Weber Knapp on Mar 18, 2020 1:00:00 PM

So your next design -- be it a dishwasher, smoker, tanning bed, refrigerator, or another piece of equipment -- needs the support and reliability of heavy-duty industrial hinges. You’re working on your hinge design calculations and material specs, and things are getting complicated.

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Topics: Counterbalances, Motion Control, Design, Engineering, Hinges, Lid Support, Finishing, Durability, Aesthetics, Safety

7 Types of Mechanical Spring Designs

Posted by Weber Knapp on Feb 26, 2020 12:00:00 PM

Why bother with chemistry and electronics when you can get great performance from sturdy, reliable mechanical motion control?

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Topics: Counterbalances, Applications, Ergonomics, Motion Control, Design, Engineering, Hinges, Lid Support

6 Design Details to Bring to your Counterbalance Spring Manufacturer

Posted by Weber Knapp on Nov 5, 2019 4:53:39 PM

We manufacturers would love it if we could design your component first and have you build your product around it. Of course, that’s usually not possible -- you have certain specs you want to meet, and we understand our design has to fit those parameters.

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Topics: Counterbalances, Design, Engineering, Vectis, Durability, standards & certifications

How Does Torque Affect a Heavy-Duty Lid Support Hinge?

Posted by Weber Knapp on Oct 28, 2019 1:00:00 PM

When trying to include an innovative or safety-minded motion control design in your product, there’s a sneaky-confusing word you should know: torque. 

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Topics: Counterbalances, Motion Control, Design, Engineering, Hinges, Lid Support