Motion Control Engineering & Manufacturing Resources

How to Buy the Best Ergonomic Keyboard Tray for Your Office Setup

Posted by Weber Knapp on Jun 15, 2021 9:18:00 AM

Do your employees spend a lot of time at their computers? At this point, who doesn’t?

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Topics: Ergonomics, Motion Control, Design, Counterbalance, Hinge, Safety

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

Posted by Weber Knapp on Jun 9, 2021 8:49:00 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

Outdoor Ergonomic Workspace Design Ideas for a Post-COVID World

Posted by Weber Knapp on May 12, 2021 1:30:00 PM

After a year-plus of being cooped up indoors due to the coronavirus, both customers and employees have been anxious to spend as much time as possible outdoors. They’d probably enjoy just sprawling anywhere outdoors in public simply because they finally can. However, you'll still want to provide ergonomic furniture and equipment for their long-term health and comfort.

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Topics: Counterbalances, Applications, Ergonomics, Motion Control, Hospatility Furniture, office equipment, trends

Ergonomics in Manufacturing: How to Improve Shop Floor Safety

Posted by Weber Knapp on May 5, 2021 9:00:00 AM

In manufacturing, safety is always a major concern. Hazards that come with the territory of a manufacturing line or shop floor can pose a serious threat to the health and well-being of your employees.

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Topics: Ergonomics, Safety, Manufacturing

EPA Indoor Air Quality Certification + Your Office Furniture

Posted by Weber Knapp on Apr 28, 2021 3:33:00 PM

Having the best ergonomic products in your office is important for employee health, safety, and comfort. However, poor indoor air quality can offset the benefits of those products by exposing your employees to toxic fumes from that same furniture and equipment. Those toxic fumes are VOCs  (volatile organic compounds) introduced during the manufacturing process. 

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Topics: Ergonomics, Hospatility Furniture, standards & certifications, office equipment

Hotel Ergonomics Design: Building for Visitor & Staff Safety

Posted by Weber Knapp on Apr 21, 2021 10:30:00 AM

Unlike most offices, a bustling hotel has to keep the safety and comfort of both its employees and guests in mind during the design phase. You'll want to be as cognizant of hospitality ergonomics behind the front desk or in the laundry room as you are in the guest rooms.

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Topics: Applications, Ergonomics, Motion Control, Design, Hospatility Furniture, Safety

Bad Ergonomic Design, & How to Spot It in Your Product

Posted by Weber Knapp on Apr 14, 2021 9:20:00 AM

Ergonomics is the practice of creating a comfortable and safe working environment. But it’s more than just going on Amazon and searching for “ergonomic products.” You have to make sure the products you’re buying are actually going to improve your workplace’s ergonomics. 

But how do you avoid imposter products? Here are some tips for figuring out which products have bad ergonomic design.

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Topics: Ergonomics

What Is ANSI/BIFMA-Compliant Furniture?

Posted by Weber Knapp on Apr 7, 2021 9:15:00 AM

Distributors and dealers of ergonomic products and office furniture often look for proof that what they buy backs up its claims. They want their own customers to have that level of trust, too.

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Topics: Ergonomics, standards & certifications

Retail Store Ergonomics for Maximizing Efficiency & Safety

Posted by Weber Knapp on Apr 7, 2021 8:54:00 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

6 Signs Your Ergonomic Furniture Manufacturer Is Letting You Down

Posted by Weber Knapp on Mar 19, 2021 2:15:34 PM

The key to a successful business is being surrounded by competent people, whether that’s your employees or your third-party partners. 

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Topics: Ergonomics, Durability, Safety, Cost, Manufacturing