Motion Control Engineering & Manufacturing Resources

5 Benefits of Ergonomics in the Medical Field

Posted by Weber Knapp on Nov 18, 2019 11:42:50 AM

When most people think of workplace ergonomics, they think of the office worker who sits 8 hours a day in front of a computer. And as studies show, ergonomics is very important in this type of office setting, both for reducing strain and improving productivity. While the 9-5 office worker is the poster child for the importance of ergonomics, what about those on their feet most of the day? And what about their customers?

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Topics: Ergonomics, Medical Equipment

5 Benefits of Computer Carts on Wheels for Hospitals

Posted by Weber Knapp on Nov 8, 2019 10:42:00 AM

The way health care is delivered in hospitals is changing. Yet every medical center must still meet the same standards of exceptional care.

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Topics: Applications, Ergonomics, Medical Equipment, Safety

What Is ANSI/BIFMA-Certified Furniture?

Posted by Weber Knapp on Oct 24, 2019 4:08:02 PM

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

7 Tips for an Ergonomic Workstation Setup

Posted by Weber Knapp on Oct 14, 2019 10:51:00 AM

Anyone who’s spent an extended time sitting at a computer, whether for school or work, has probably experienced some form of strain. What once was the exception is now the norm -- desk jobs are more common than ever, and so are the related health risks.

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Topics: Ergonomics

The Best Position for a Computer Screen in an Ergonomic Desk Setup

Posted by Weber Knapp on Oct 10, 2019 8:51:54 AM

When it comes to ergonomics and computer screens, it’s all in how you look at it. One thing is beyond dispute: If you want an ergonomic desk setup at the office or in a university setting, there’s definitely a right way and a wrong way to do it.

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Topics: Ergonomics

The Importance of Office Furniture to Workplace Posture and Ergonomics

Posted by Weber Knapp on Sep 25, 2019 1:53:07 PM

The importance of office furniture in terms of workplace posture and ergonomics is becoming more apparent than ever.

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Topics: Applications, Ergonomics

Motion Control Basics: A Glossary of Terms

Posted by Weber Knapp on Sep 6, 2019 11:31:56 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

Where to Purchase Ergonomics Office Furniture: How to Find a Supplier

Posted by Weber Knapp on Aug 19, 2019 12:52:00 PM

So you’ve read up on the benefits of ergonomic office products. You’ve heard rave reviews about the top ergonomic office chairs, ergonomic computer solutions (i.e. advanced keyboard mechanisms and adjustable monitor arms), and desktop components for training desks. 

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Topics: Applications, Ergonomics, Motion Control

Heavy-Duty Lid Support: Mechanical Springs or Gas Springs?

Posted by Weber Knapp on Aug 15, 2019 2:04:04 PM

The user experience for a product with a heavy lid or cover can range from awkward to annoying to downright dangerous.

Picture holding an industrial toolbox lid in place while reaching in one-handed, maybe twisting your back in the process. Or what if it comes down suddenly when your arm or fingers are in the way? The bruises won't be pretty, and the damage might be much worse.

This is why many designers add gas spring lid supports to their lid design. Others lean toward using counterbalance spring mechanisms or other mechanical spring solutions.

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Topics: Counterbalances, Ergonomics, Motion Control, Design, Gas Springs, Safety

5 Industries That Should Spring for a Better Hinge Solution

Posted by Weber Knapp on Jun 14, 2019 9:55:30 AM

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

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