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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

Hotel Design Trends | Minimalism, Luxury, & Motion Control Solutions

Posted by Weber Knapp on Sep 2, 2022 12:17:07 PM

Ask any hotel guest what one of the most important design considerations is for the room they stay in, and there’s a good chance they’ll say “cleanliness.”

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Topics: Applications, Design, Hinges, Hospatility Furniture, Aesthetics

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

Weber Knapp Careers | Making Your Passion Your Work

Posted by Weber Knapp on Aug 22, 2022 2:07:10 PM

You’re an innovator who loves solving problems.

You have a mechanical aptitude and a drive to be creative.

You find challenges exhilarating.

If you find yourself nodding your head so far, we’d love to show you how your ingenuity and creativity can produce engineering solutions for ergonomic and motion control products.

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Topics: Design, Engineering, Manufacturing, Employee Spotlight

Folding Furniture Maximizes Space in Tiny Home Design

Posted by Weber Knapp on Jul 15, 2022 10:32:42 AM

If your goal is to reduce your carbon footprint, then investing in a tiny home is the way to go. This, along with lower heating and electricity costs, mean you can reduce your impact on the environment around you. 

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Topics: Motion Control, Design, Counterbalance, Hinges

Case Studies Show Weber Knapp Motion Control Successes

Posted by Weber Knapp on Jul 15, 2022 10:15:54 AM

Motion control has made a lot of tasks easier in a number of industries. New products incorporate counterbalance or spring-assist hinges to provide a new, improved solution to an old or long-standing problem. Weber Knapp offers a series of case studies to provide you with a better idea of the potential solutions to any hinge-related problems you may encounter. 

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Topics: Motion Control, Design, Hinges, Industrial, kitchen

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

Controlled Motion Solutions: Mechanical vs. Electronic

Posted by Weber Knapp on Jul 13, 2022 12:00:00 PM

When talking about today’s motion control solutions, engineers tend to think in terms of motors and cylinders. True, those can provide movement, but so can mechanical motion control, which has come a long way in terms of complexity and quality. 

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Topics: Applications, Motion Control, Design, Engineering

Foldaway Beds Gaining Traction

Posted by Weber Knapp on Jun 27, 2022 3:33:23 PM

Today’s world has seen new priorities come to light in response to the global pandemic. One result of people being required to stay home for long periods of time is that they stopped to evaluate their living space. For some, that space presented issues. If it was less than ideal, a makeover went into action. 

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Topics: Motion Control, Design, Durability, hospitality, trends