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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

9 Engineering Design Guidelines For Heavy Duty Industrial Hinges

Posted by Weber Knapp on Oct 4, 2022 12:00:00 AM

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

Weber Knapp Employee Focus: Mechanical Engineer |Motion Control Design

Posted by Weber Knapp on Aug 24, 2022 1:30:00 PM

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

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

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

Hinge Design: What Is Motion Control?

Posted by Weber Knapp on Jul 14, 2022 3:43:00 PM

Motion and perceived quality are closely linked. When a lid, cover, or door moves smoothly with just the “right” amount of effort, users can tell it's a high quality product.

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Topics: Counterbalances, Ergonomics, Motion Control, Design

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

Heavy-Duty Lid Support: Mechanical Springs or Gas Springs?

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

The user experience for a product with a heavy lid or cover can range from awkward to annoying to downright dangerous.

Picture holding an industrial toolbox lid in place while reaching in one-handed, maybe twisting your back in the process. Or what if it comes down suddenly when your arm or fingers are in the way? The bruises won't be pretty, and the damage might be much worse.

This is why many designers add gas spring lid supports to their lid design. Others lean toward using counterbalance spring mechanisms or other mechanical spring solutions.

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Topics: Counterbalances, Ergonomics, Motion Control, Design, Gas Springs, Safety

7 Types of Mechanical Spring Designs

Posted by Weber Knapp on Apr 25, 2022 11:20:00 AM

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

7 Industries That Should Spring for a Better Hinge Solution

Posted by Weber Knapp on Apr 14, 2022 10:35:00 AM

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

What is 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

5 Motion Control Hinge Solutions That'll Charm Your Customer

Posted by Weber Knapp on Mar 30, 2022 10:45:00 AM

Product makers who want to take their design to another level have more motion control options than ever.

Your manufacturer can now apply hinge solutions in a variety of innovative ways, making your product easier to use and safer at the same time. The right hinge design can, among other things:

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Topics: Counterbalances, Applications, Motion Control, Design, Appliance, Engineering, Grill, Hinges, Industrial, Lid Support