Motion Control Engineering & Manufacturing Resources

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

Motion Control Basics: A Glossary of Terms

Posted by Weber Knapp on Sep 6, 2019 11:31:56 AM

Modern product design is heavily influenced by motion control. Many of today’s flashy or high-end products take advantage of innovative hinge mechanism design to stand out from the crowd.

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Topics: Counterbalances, Ergonomics, Motion Control, Gas Springs, Center of Gravity, Engineering, Hinges

5 Motion Control Hinge Solutions That'll Charm Your Customer

Posted by Weber Knapp on Jul 17, 2019 10:26:46 AM

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

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

How to Build a Custom Spring Counterbalance Hinge With the Vectis App

Posted by Weber Knapp on Jul 15, 2019 3:33:00 PM

Off-the-shelf solutions don’t fit every design. To improve user experience, resolve a safety issue, or stand out from competitors, everything you put into your product design should fit like a glove.

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Topics: Counterbalances, Motion Control, Center of Gravity, Engineering, Vectis

Hinge Design: How to Find Center of Gravity of an Irregular Object

Posted by Weber Knapp on Jun 27, 2019 5:03:40 PM

There are many reasons a design engineer would want to calculate center of gravity. One of the big ones? Keeping your lid, door, or cover from slamming into something -- or someone.

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Topics: Counterbalances, Motion Control, Design

Hinge Design: What Is Motion Control?

Posted by Weber Knapp on May 31, 2019 11:12:47 AM

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

What Is a Counterbalance System?

Posted by Weber Knapp on May 16, 2019 4:11:35 PM

Like so many other manufacturing technologies, counterbalance systems make life easier for the end customer. Matched with the right application, they can be a game-changer for user experience and safety.

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Topics: Counterbalances, Applications, Motion Control