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6 Signs Your Ergonomic Accessories Manufacturer Is Causing You Pain

Posted by Weber Knapp on Jan 3, 2023 12:33:00 PM

 

Some of the tell-tale signs your ergonomic accessories manufacturer is underperforming: 

  1. Overpriced products
  2. Noncompliant products
  3. Poor material quality
  4. Long lead times
  5. Poor customer service
  6. Customer poaching
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Topics: Ergonomics, Durability, Safety, Cost, Manufacturing

Heavy-Duty Industrial Hinges: Time to Upgrade From a Standard Hinge?

Posted by Weber Knapp on Nov 14, 2022 12:00:00 PM

Engineers and designers often ponder over what type of hinges to use on their products. 

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Topics: Ergonomics, Motion Control, Design, Appliance, Counterbalance Hinge, Hinge, Hinges, Industrial, Durability, Manufacturing

Commercial Office Furniture: Durability, Sustainability, & Ergonomics

Posted by Weber Knapp on Oct 6, 2022 11:49:00 AM

The way people work is changing, so the modern office (or home office!) should change to accommodate employee habits. 

If you’re considering new office furniture, it's essential to think about what your office needs. Do you need durable pieces that will last for years? Do you want to prioritize comfort and ergonomics?

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Topics: Durability, Aesthetics, office equipment

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

Design Guide for Heavy-Duty Stainless Steel Marine Hinges

Posted by Weber Knapp on Sep 14, 2022 12:00:00 PM

 

No matter where you live, work, or play, there are hinges around. Cabinets, fridges, grills, cars, and airplanes all have hinges that we interact with on the day-to-day

Boats in particular offer an interesting opportunity for implementing kinematic motion control, mechanical spring counterbalance, and spring assist technologies. Marine hinge design takes into account factors ordinary hinge design might not, including weather condition, humidity, and corrosion. 

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Topics: Applications, Ergonomics, Motion Control, Design, Hinge, Hinges, Industrial, Finishing, Durability, Manufacturing

5 Heavy-Duty Hatch Hinge Design Guidelines

Posted by Weber Knapp on Sep 1, 2022 12:00:00 PM

5 Heavy-Duty Hatch Hinges + Design Guidelines

We cover the basics on heavy-duty hinges for: 

  1. Barge hatch hinges
  2. Silo hinges
  3. Military tank hatch hinges
  4. Container tank hinges
  5. Submarine hatch hinges
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Topics: Applications, Motion Control, Counterbalance Hinge, Engineering, Industrial, Durability

The Benefits of Electroplating | Quality Metal Finishing

Posted by Weber Knapp on Aug 29, 2022 9:30:00 AM

Even though electroplating sounds like a process straight out of a science fiction movie, it’s actually an excellent way to enhance the look, durability, and functionality of metal components. 

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Topics: Industrial, Finishing, Durability, Aesthetics, Cost

Read Up! The Benefits of Book Lift Mechanisms

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

Books can be timeless -- until they’re in tatters. 

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

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