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Motion Control Engineering & Manufacturing Resources

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Taking Control of Your Motion Control Supply Planning for 2023

Posted by Weber Knapp on Jan 23, 2023 3:14:11 PM

Think about the last project you spearheaded – did you face any supply chain issues obtaining crucial parts? 

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Topics: Motion Control, Counterbalance Hinge, Hinges

Mechanical Motion Control Solutions: Find the Right Option

Posted by Weber Knapp on Jan 17, 2023 10:25:54 AM

Whether you’re designing a kitchen appliance, a bar countertop, or ergonomic office furniture, incorporating the right motion control mechanism lends functionality, safety, and elegance to your product.

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Topics: Motion Control, Counterbalance Hinge, Hinges

[Overview] The New Slim-Integrated SI.1 Concealed Hinges

Posted by Weber Knapp on Dec 20, 2022 9:58:58 AM

 

Our new concealed hinge solution – the Slim-Integrated Series Appliance Hinge (SI.1 Hinge) – provides high-end appliance manufacturers with valuable features including:

  • Flush door panel mounting
  • Self-closing motion control design
  • Soft open stop
  • High cycle life
  • High load capacity
  • Strength and durability
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Topics: Motion Control, Hinges, Food Industry, kitchen, hospitality

3 Motion Control System Design Elements for Ease of Accessibility

Posted by Weber Knapp on Nov 18, 2022 11:59:00 AM

 

When it comes to designing for user experience, motion control systems allow for safety and flexibility. These characteristics not only improve the durability and longevity of your product but also allow for: 

  1. Ease of accessibility
  2. Flexibility
  3. Safety
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Topics: Motion Control, Hinges, Industrial, Manufacturing

Heavy-Duty Industrial Hinges: Time to Upgrade From a Standard Hinge?

Posted by Weber Knapp on Nov 14, 2022 12:00:00 PM

Engineers and designers often ponder over what type of hinges to use on their products. 

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Topics: Ergonomics, Motion Control, Design, Appliance, Counterbalance Hinge, Hinge, Hinges, Industrial, Durability, Manufacturing

Revolutionizing Smoker Hinges With Motion Control

Posted by Weber Knapp on Nov 9, 2022 12:00:00 AM

Have you ever looked at your grill design and thought, “I wish this lid wasn’t so heavy and didn’t slam whenever I let go?” 

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Topics: Motion Control, Counterbalance Hinge, Grill, High End Grill, Hinges, Smoker, Smoker Grill, Food Industry, kitchen

9 Engineering Design Guidelines For Heavy Duty Industrial Hinges

Posted by Weber Knapp on Oct 4, 2022 12:00:00 AM

So your next design – be it a dishwasher, smoker, tanning bed, refrigerator, or another piece of equipment – needs the support and reliability of heavy duty industrial hinges. You’re working on your hinge design calculations and material specs, and things are getting complicated.

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Topics: Counterbalances, Motion Control, Design, Engineering, Hinges, Lid Support, Finishing, Durability, Aesthetics, Safety

Design Guide for Heavy-Duty Stainless Steel Marine Hinges

Posted by Weber Knapp on Sep 14, 2022 12:00:00 PM

 

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

Boats in particular offer an interesting opportunity for implementing kinematic motion control, mechanical spring counterbalance, and spring assist technologies. Marine hinge design takes into account factors ordinary hinge design might not, including weather condition, humidity, and corrosion. 

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Topics: Applications, Ergonomics, Motion Control, Design, Hinge, Hinges, Industrial, Finishing, Durability, Manufacturing

Hotel Design Trends | Minimalism, Luxury, & Motion Control Solutions

Posted by Weber Knapp on Sep 2, 2022 12:17:07 PM

Ask any hotel guest what one of the most important design considerations is for the room they stay in, and there’s a good chance they’ll say “cleanliness.”

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Topics: Applications, Design, Hinges, Aesthetics, Hospitality Furniture

Weber Knapp Employee Focus: Mechanical Engineer |Motion Control Design

Posted by Weber Knapp on Aug 24, 2022 1:30:00 PM

A custom hinge manufacturer should not just be a simple assembly line -- it should be a full-fledged partner to your entire process.

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Topics: Counterbalances, Motion Control, Design, Engineering, Hinges, Lid Support, Smoker Grill