Motion Control Engineering & Manufacturing Resources

The Perks of Multipurpose Bed Designs & Other Motion Control Solutions

Posted by Weber Knapp on Jan 9, 2020 3:17:40 PM

Maximizing comfort and value in an interior space is both fun and challenging for home and hospitality designers. It’s the #1 priority for tiny homes and studio apartments, but also a worthwhile endeavor for those designing in larger spaces.

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Topics: Applications, Ergonomics, Motion Control, Design, Medical Equipment, hospitality

5 Best Small Hotel Room Design Ideas

Posted by Weber Knapp on Dec 26, 2019 12:15:00 PM

Space is a premium in major cities. Boutique hotel design can demand a tight budget. Today, many hotel room design trends focus on maximizing space for customers through creative approaches. 

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Topics: Applications, Motion Control, Design, Aesthetics, hospitality

Capabilities of a Mechanical Motion Control Hinge Manufacturer

Posted by Weber Knapp on Dec 18, 2019 12:29:00 PM

There’s nothing like taking your idea to a full-service manufacturer and getting a complete solution, start to finish.

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Topics: Motion Control, Design, Counterbalance Hinge, Engineering, Finishing, Durability, Aesthetics, Testing & Prototyping

Ergonomic Office Solutions for More ‘Mobility’ at Work

Posted by Weber Knapp on Dec 11, 2019 11:45:00 AM

With the entire millennial generation now in the workforce, the modern office is changing. “Wellness” and “mobility” have new meanings. Workers’ expectations are evolving.

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Topics: Ergonomics, Design

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

5 Benefits of a Single-Source Custom Hinge Manufacturer

Posted by Weber Knapp on Sep 18, 2019 12:21:02 PM

Industries over all the map -- hospitality furniture, outdoor and professional kitchen appliances, ergonomic office equipment, medical equipment, and more -- need motion control solutions. Sometimes, the path to their end result zigs and zags several times.

Whether you’re looking to consolidate production of an existing product or improve the design of a new one, single-source manufacturing makes sense.

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Topics: Design, Safety, Supply Chain

Advantages of Prototyping Your Motion Control Design

Posted by Weber Knapp on Sep 4, 2019 5:31:01 PM

Prototypes validate designs. Just as -- or possibly more -- important, they validate designs before they go into production.

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Topics: Motion Control, Design, Engineering, Testing & Prototyping

Hidden Door Hinge Design: 5 Aesthetic & Functional Considerations

Posted by Weber Knapp on Aug 22, 2019 2:29:44 PM

If you’re designing a product with a hinge, there’s a decent chance you want it hidden away from the world.

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Topics: Applications, Design, Appliance, Engineering, Hinges, Durability, Aesthetics, Food Industry

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

Posted by Weber Knapp on Aug 15, 2019 2:04:04 PM

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