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Motion Control Engineering & Manufacturing Resources

Bar Lift Gate Innovations & Applications

Posted by Weber Knapp on May 11, 2022 2:07:00 PM


As a kid, you might have marveled at the flip-up bar countertop at your parents’ favorite restaurant. But a lot has changed since then, and bar lift gates have improved significantly. 

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Topics: Ergonomics, Design, Appliance, Counterbalance, Engineering, Hinge, Hinges, Lid Support, Manufacturing

Innovative Ergonomic Solutions: 22 Elements to Consider in 2022

Posted by Weber Knapp on May 6, 2022 2:03:28 PM

Today’s work environment is changing, and innovative ergonomic solutions are important to remember no matter where your workspace is located. 

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Topics: Ergonomics, Design, Safety, office equipment

What Are Restaurant/Bar Countertop Hinges? How Do They Work?

Posted by Weber Knapp on May 2, 2022 8:51:00 AM

Lift assists for bar and countertop openings are essential features in modern taverns, kitchens, and restaurants. Beyond just looking cool, they have many functional purposes.

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Topics: Ergonomics, Motion Control, Hinge, Lid Support, Food Industry, kitchen

7 Types of Mechanical Spring Designs

Posted by Weber Knapp on Apr 25, 2022 11:20:00 AM

Why bother with chemistry and electronics when you can get great performance from sturdy, reliable mechanical motion control?

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Topics: Counterbalances, Applications, Ergonomics, Motion Control, Design, Engineering, Hinges, Lid Support

Retail Store Ergonomics for Maximizing Efficiency & Safety

Posted by Weber Knapp on Apr 21, 2022 11:23:00 AM

While it might not seem like ergonomics has a place in the retail setting, you’d be surprised. No matter the industry, investing in your workers’ ergonomic comfort can improve your workplace. 

When your employees are operating in a safe, comfortable environment with the proper ergonomic accessories and practices in play, you can increase ROI and avoid expensive insurance claims.

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Topics: Ergonomics

The Importance of ANSI/BIFMA-Compliant Furniture

Posted by Weber Knapp on Apr 15, 2022 10:00:00 AM

You wouldn’t want to work in a building that’s not fire-safe, would you? Leaving your toaster strudel in the microwave too long becomes a big hazard. 

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Topics: Ergonomics, Design, Durability, Aesthetics, Safety, Testing & Prototyping

7 Industries That Should Spring for a Better Hinge Solution

Posted by Weber Knapp on Apr 14, 2022 10:35:00 AM

Product improvement and differentiation should be a priority for anyone involved with an ongoing project.

What is one of the best ways to do that? Do something the other guys don’t have the know-how or big-picture vision to do.

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Topics: Counterbalances, Applications, Ergonomics, Motion Control, Design

Motion Control Basics: A Glossary of Terms

Posted by Weber Knapp on Mar 22, 2022 11:31:00 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

Ergonomic Office Products & Accessories: What to Prioritize

Posted by Weber Knapp on Mar 17, 2022 12:30:00 PM

Office ergonomics is all about productivity, both for the workers and the managers trying to maximize staff ROI. Reducing stress and strain by using ergonomic office products helps employees stay focused and perform better and more efficiently. It also improves their mood, reducing tension and conflict. 

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Topics: Ergonomics, Cost

Small Hotel Design + Motion Control: 8 Details a Vendor Needs

Posted by Weber Knapp on Mar 16, 2022 10:07:00 AM

Driving down a country road, you’re probably going to see more small hotels and motels than huge chains. Even around major cities, new small hotel room design ideas are trending left and right.

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Topics: Counterbalances, Applications, Ergonomics, Motion Control, Gas Springs, Appliance, Center of Gravity, Counterbalance Hinge, Engineering, Hinge, Hospatility Furniture, Durability, Aesthetics, Safety, Food Industry, Testing & Prototyping, kitchen, hospitality, office equipment, Manufacturing