Motion Control Engineering & Manufacturing Resources

3 Features of Heavy-Duty Spring-Assisted Hinges in Product Design

Posted by Weber Knapp on Sep 27, 2021 10:13:33 AM

When designing industrial-grade, heavyweight products, factoring in motion control is crucial to both the product’s longevity and the end user’s safety. When used correctly, gas, spring-assisted, and counterbalance hinges significantly reduce the risk of injuries that can result in insurance claims or liability issues.  

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Topics: Motion Control, Design, Hinges, Springloaded

3 Types of Heavy-Duty Hinges: Essential Traits of Spring-Loaded Hinges

Posted by Weber Knapp on Sep 7, 2021 11:46:00 AM

The most durable and versatile products can turn out to be intimidating to the user if the wrong type of heavy-duty hinges are used. Ask anyone that lifts heavy lids all day -- spring-assisted hinges are necessary for the safety and efficiency of your entire staff.

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Topics: Motion Control, Gas Springs, Counterbalance Hinge, Hinges, Industrial, Lid Support, Springloaded, Vectis

How Counterbalance Hinges Add Innovation to Motion Control

Posted by Weber Knapp on Aug 23, 2021 10:32:00 AM

Customer expectations can certainly change in a 112-year span.

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Topics: Motion Control, Hinge, Hinges, Hospatility Furniture, Industrial, Lid, Lid Support, kitchen

Vectis Technology: The Future of Hideaway Tables

Posted by Weber Knapp on Jul 14, 2021 9:04:00 AM
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Summer time means eating outside on the picnic table, surrounded by family and friends. But who loves moving the heavy table once the meal is done? No one.

Cue Weber Knapp's Vectis Technology counterbalance hinges - the future of hideaway tables, work benches, seating, and more. 

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Topics: Motion Control, Counterbalance Hinge, Hinges, Hospatility Furniture, Vectis

7 Ideas for Wall-Mounted Furniture Systems That Save Space

Posted by Weber Knapp on Jul 8, 2021 10:30:00 AM

One of the goals when improving a living or commercial space design is to save space while adding functionality and flair. It’s quite the challenge to balance ergonomics, functionality, convenience, and comfort while saving space. 

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Topics: Ergonomics, Motion Control, Design, Hinges, Hospatility Furniture, hospitality

Office Hot Desking Essentials for Ergonomic Workstations

Posted by Weber Knapp on Jun 23, 2021 3:02:00 PM

Are you looking for office furniture that can serve multiple people of all sizes, at all times of the day? Hot desking (aka “hoteling”) is a growing trend that allows business owners or office managers to reduce overhead by not letting desks sit idle. Instead, employees reserve a desk as needed for their in-office days. 

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Topics: Ergonomics, Motion Control, Engineering, Hinges, Safety, office equipment

Weber Knapp’s Smokin’ Ugly™ Drum Smoker Accessory Kit Earns Sizzling Review

Posted by Weber Knapp on Jun 18, 2021 3:30:00 PM
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Topics: Counterbalance Hinge, Grill, Hinges, Smoker, Smoker Grill, Food Industry, Manufacturing

Heavy-Duty Grill Hinge Options: Good, Better, Best

Posted by Weber Knapp on Jun 2, 2021 9:30:00 AM

Does the lid of that grill, smoker, or barbecue pit you designed fly backward or slam shut unexpectedly? Blame the cheap hinges!

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Topics: Counterbalances, Motion Control, Design, Grill, Hinges, Smoker Grill

5 Hinge Design Guidelines for Medical and Science Equipment

Posted by Weber Knapp on May 7, 2021 1:32:22 PM

Heavy-duty hinges are all about doing a job smoothly and repeatedly without compromising the quality of the overall product. Particularly in medical and scientific applications, hinges are critically essential to the continued functionality of often-expensive equipment. 

As a result, there are many hinge design guidelines specific to these industries that can make or (literally) break your project's success. Below, we'll discuss five considerations for heavy-duty hinges, and the guidelines that ensure they function perfectly.

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Topics: Motion Control, Hinges, Industrial, Medical Equipment

Custom Outdoor Kitchen Design: How Hinges Open Doors to Innovation

Posted by Weber Knapp on May 7, 2021 1:14:34 PM

Summer is the season of grilling, sun, and -- for a growing number of Americans -- fancy backyard fun.

After living the hermit life in 2020, the entire world was ready to kick back and relax around the grill. However, innovation doesn't take breaks, and you've got work to do. Especially since 82% of American homeowners say they are more interested in updating outdoor living spaces than they were prior to the pandemic.

There are many opportunities to improve and innovate the functionality of an outdoor kitchen. Shoring up safety, reliability, and convenience will ensure that your designs don't just help an end-user relax, but also enhance the safety and convenience of entertaining and outdoor fun. If you’re a professional looking to take a custom outdoor kitchen design to the next level, hinges are pivotal for making the ordinary incredible.

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Topics: Design, Hinges, kitchen