Motion Control Engineering & Manufacturing Resources

5 Heavy-Duty Hatch Hinge Design Guidelines

Posted by Weber Knapp on Jun 24, 2020 12:00:00 PM

Some elements of motion control require a complex hinge design to meet rigorous industry needs and standards for your product. This is especially true for outdoor applications that endure both harsh weather conditions and repeated use (or, more likely, slamming). 

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Topics: Applications, Ergonomics, Motion Control, Counterbalance Hinge, Engineering, Industrial, Durability

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

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

Read Up! Benefits of Book Lift Mechanisms

Posted by Weber Knapp on Mar 4, 2020 11:00:00 AM

Books can be timeless -- until they’re in tatters. Library staffers know how challenging it is to keep books and other library media in good shape. It’s not just a matter of poor treatment by book borrowers. The very process of removing and replacing borrowed materials can cause scuffs, scrapes, and other damages.

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Topics: Applications, Ergonomics, Motion Control, Durability, Cost

How Do Gas Springs Work? | Heavy-Duty Hinge Design

Posted by Weber Knapp on Feb 20, 2020 9:09:12 AM

Gas springs and their close cousins are abundant in many industries and applications. From overhead bins in airplanes to ATM machines, and from cargo doors to armored vehicle doors, you can find examples everywhere. 

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Topics: Applications, Motion Control, Design, Gas Springs, Durability, Safety

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

7 Benefits of a Counterbalance-Hinged Countertop

Posted by Weber Knapp on Nov 22, 2019 11:20:23 AM

Flip-up countertops and other counterbalanced hinge solutions offer multiple advantages for hospitality spaces and other business applications.

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Topics: Applications, Counterbalance Hinge, Durability, Aesthetics, kitchen, hospitality

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

The Benefits of Powder Coating for Hinge Finishes

Posted by Weber Knapp on Sep 10, 2019 12:24:00 PM

Do not underestimate the power of powder coating!

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Topics: Appliance, Finishing, Durability, Aesthetics

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