Motion Control Engineering & Manufacturing Resources

Motion Control Solutions for Ceramic Studios

Posted by Weber Knapp on Jan 12, 2021 8:30:00 AM

While some industries have been using motion control solutions for years, other industries could still benefit from modern hinge designs – ceramics being one of them. 

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Topics: Counterbalances, Applications, Motion Control, Design, Hinges, Lid, Lid Support, Safety

Weber Knapp: How a Manufacturer Can Survive & Thrive for 110+ Years

Posted by Weber Knapp on Jan 5, 2021 9:01:00 AM

Not all manufacturers get to boast that they’ve been around for a century. But Weber Knapp can, and it’s thanks to our dedication to innovation and diversity. The technology has transformed since the 1900s, and so has the way we optimize your product. 

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Topics: Motion Control, Counterbalance Hinge, Engineering, Hinges, Industrial, Vectis

Weber Knapp Employee Spotlight: Director of Manufacturing Engineering

Posted by Weber Knapp on Dec 29, 2020 12:00:00 PM

When people think of the term engineering, things like rockets or skyscrapers come to mind. But not all engineering is about building massive structures or traveling into space. 

Some engineers focus on the little details that take a customer’s product from ho-hum to high-end.

We spoke with Erik Dahlgren, the Director of Manufacturing Engineering at Weber Knapp, to find out how those little details can be a game-changer for a customer’s product.

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Topics: News, Applications, Ergonomics, Hinge, Hinges, Industrial, Lid, Lid Support, hospitality, Employee Spotlight

Where to Use Different Types of Hinges

Posted by Weber Knapp on Dec 22, 2020 12:30:00 PM


Today’s hinges make life much easier and more comfortable. We have progressed so far from just a plain old door hinge to advanced solutions for kinematic motion, mechanical spring counterbalance, and spring assist technologies. 

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Topics: Applications, Ergonomics, Motion Control, Design, Appliance, Counterbalance, Counterbalance Hinge, Engineering, High End Grill, Hinge, Hinges, Lid, Lid Support, Smoker, Smoker Grill, Testing & Prototyping, Manufacturing

What Is A Hidden Hinge On A Refrigerator?

Posted by Weber Knapp on Dec 15, 2020 12:30:00 PM

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. 

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Topics: Ergonomics, Motion Control, Design, Appliance, Counterbalance Hinge, Hinge, Hinges, Lid, Testing & Prototyping, kitchen, Manufacturing

5 Tips for a Dedicated Remote Workstation That Beats Winter Blues

Posted by Weber Knapp on Nov 19, 2020 4:51:42 PM


With the COVID-19 pandemic still in effect and winter fast approaching, it’s crucial to be prepared for the work-from-home holiday. 

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Topics: Ergonomics, Design, Hinges, Hospatility Furniture, Safety, office equipment, Manufacturing

Behind the Scenes of Making Hinges for BBQ Smokers

Posted by Weber Knapp on Nov 17, 2020 12:30:00 PM

When it comes to manufacturing BBQ smokers, proper hinge design is vital. Smoker lids are often extremely heavy, which can make them a safety hazard. 

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Topics: Ergonomics, Design, Counterbalance, Engineering, Hinge, Hinges, Smoker, Testing & Prototyping, Manufacturing

Bar Lift Gate Innovations & Applications

Posted by Weber Knapp on Nov 10, 2020 4:00:00 PM


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. 

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Topics: Ergonomics, Design, Appliance, Counterbalance, Engineering, Hinge, Hinges, Lid Support, Manufacturing

Revolutionizing Smoker Hinges With Motion Control

Posted by Weber Knapp on Oct 14, 2020 10:18:15 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

How to Use a Counterbalance Hinge for Pivoting Loads

Posted by Weber Knapp on Sep 29, 2020 9:30:00 AM

If you want to design a product with a heavy lid or door, it’s useful to research how engineers have solved similar problems with other products.

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Topics: Motion Control, Counterbalance Hinge, Hinges, Lid, Springloaded