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.
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.
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.
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
Today’s hinges make life much easier and more comfortable. We have progressed so far from just a plain, 'ol door hinge to advanced solutions for kinematic motion, mechanical spring counterbalance, and spring assist technologies.
Topics: Applications, Ergonomics, Motion Control, Design, Appliance, Counterbalance, Engineering, Grill, Hinge, Hinges, Industrial, Lid, Lid Support, Smoker, Aesthetics, Cost, Testing & Prototyping, kitchen, Manufacturing
A quick look at a few higher-end refrigerators will show you how prevalent hidden hinges are in top-tier appliances. As the name suggests, these hinges are invisible to the casual glance and therefore create a more seamless look in the kitchen.
Engineers and designers often ponder over what type of hinges to use on their product. “Should we go with standard hinges or invest in heavy-duty industrial hinges?”
In most situations, a standard hinge is a cost-effective motion control method that will perform acceptably. However, if you’re looking for that next level of efficiency and safety, upgrading to a heavy-duty industrial hinge solution is the way to go.
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.
Incorporating kinematic motion, mechanical spring counterbalance, and spring assist technologies into product design is no small task. Engineers and designers need to pay special attention to factors like: