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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

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, Hospatility Furniture, Aesthetics

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

Folding Furniture Maximizes Space in Tiny Home Design

Posted by Weber Knapp on Jul 15, 2022 10:32:42 AM

If your goal is to reduce your carbon footprint, then investing in a tiny home is the way to go. This, along with lower heating and electricity costs, mean you can reduce your impact on the environment around you. 

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Topics: Motion Control, Design, Counterbalance, Hinges

Case Studies Show Weber Knapp Motion Control Successes

Posted by Weber Knapp on Jul 15, 2022 10:15:54 AM

Motion control has made a lot of tasks easier in a number of industries. New products incorporate counterbalance or spring-assist hinges to provide a new, improved solution to an old or long-standing problem. Weber Knapp offers a series of case studies to provide you with a better idea of the potential solutions to any hinge-related problems you may encounter. 

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Topics: Motion Control, Design, Hinges, Industrial, kitchen

Counterbalance Hinges: Safety and Injury Reduction in the Workplace

Posted by Weber Knapp on Jun 24, 2022 3:24:00 PM

Workers deal with a lot of equipment and applications that can cause trauma to their hands. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, approximately 102,350 total hand injuries occurred in 2020. 

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Topics: Motion Control, Hinges, Industrial, Lid Support, kitchen

Weber Knapp Counterbalance Hinges Help Your Industry Innovate

Posted by Weber Knapp on Jun 22, 2022 8:46:00 AM


At first glance, you might suspect that the only place you’re going to see a Vectis™ Counterbalance is in an industrial setting, perhaps mounted on an enormous machine shield, or maybe some type of oversize industrial tank lid. 

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Topics: Counterbalances, Motion Control, Counterbalance Hinge, Hinges, Vectis

Vectis Spring Assist Hinges Are Customized to Your Needs

Posted by Weber Knapp on Jun 15, 2022 2:46:00 PM

Hinge installation does not have to be the same as it was decades ago. In fact, more than 10 decades of mechanical motion control research and engineering design efforts have led to the introduction of a new line of hinges that provide precise control and reliable results every time you open the lid they are installed to manage. 

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Topics: Motion Control, Design, Hinges, Vectis

Hidden Door Hinge Design: 5 Aesthetic & Functional Considerations

Posted by Weber Knapp on Jun 15, 2022 8:14:00 AM

If you’re designing a product with a hinge, there’s a decent chance you want it hidden away from the world.

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Topics: Applications, Design, Appliance, Engineering, Hinges, Durability, Aesthetics, Food Industry

Choosing a Heavy Duty Lid Support Provider: The Best Choice for 2022

Posted by Weber Knapp on Jun 1, 2022 3:45:14 PM

From the retractable keyboard tray you use at work, to the industrial refrigerator door in the restaurant kitchen and the bar pass-through at the diner where you got breakfast today, hinges are a part of everyday life. They also factor into the various tasks at work and the product design of new must-haves for today’s society. 

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Topics: Design, Gas Springs, Hinges, Industrial, Lid Support