Motion Control Engineering & Manufacturing Resources

How to Get the Most out of CNC Press Brake Services

Posted by Weber Knapp on Jul 1, 2020 2:55:24 PM

A mechanical motion control hinge manufacturer typically keeps a wide variety of capabilities in-house, but CNC press brake services are particularly important. 

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Topics: Engineering, Industrial, Manufacturing

5 Heavy-Duty Hatch Hinge Design Guidelines

Posted by Weber Knapp on Jun 24, 2020 12:00:00 PM

Some elements of motion control require a complex hinge design to meet rigorous industry needs and standards for your product. This is especially true for outdoor applications that endure both harsh weather conditions and repeated use (or, more likely, slamming). 

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Topics: Applications, Ergonomics, Motion Control, Counterbalance Hinge, Engineering, Industrial, Durability

CNC Turning Machines: Fast and Easy Turned Components

Posted by Weber Knapp on Jun 17, 2020 8:00:00 AM

What can you make with a CNC turning machine? Fittings, rings, door knobs, spinning tops, gears -- you name it!  

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Topics: Engineering, Industrial, Manufacturing

Industrial Hinge Design Calculations: Door & Lid Torque

Posted by Weber Knapp on Apr 8, 2020 11:15:00 AM

Complex hinge design is a staple of many high-end, high-performing products. The math required to make your lid, cover, or door work as advertised can be wildly different depending on your application.

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Topics: Counterbalances, Motion Control, Design, Appliance, Center of Gravity, Engineering, Grill, Industrial, Lid Support, Smoker, Safety, kitchen

5 Heavy-Duty Ergonomic Hazards in Construction

Posted by Weber Knapp on Jan 2, 2020 12:12:00 PM

When most people hear “ergonomics,” they think of office workers in cubicles. But ergonomics – designing or modifying the working environment for the worker’s health and comfort – is crucial to the construction industry, too. 

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Topics: Applications, Ergonomics, Industrial, Safety

Hinge Design Guide for Extreme Temperatures

Posted by Weber Knapp on Aug 1, 2019 10:06:00 AM

Much like IoT has invaded just about every household, commercial, and industrial device, more and more markets are making use of motion control and lift assist technology. Buyers in a growing number of industries not only appreciate, but also expect motion control to take their product to another level, whether it’s an:

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Topics: Counterbalances, Applications, Design, Gas Springs, Grill, Industrial, Finishing, Durability

5 Motion Control Hinge Solutions That'll Charm Your Customer

Posted by Weber Knapp on Jul 17, 2019 10:26:46 AM

Product makers who want to take their design to another level have more motion control options than ever.

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Topics: Counterbalances, Applications, Motion Control, Design, Appliance, Engineering, Grill, Hinges, Industrial, Lid Support

How to Choose the Best Industrial Metal Finishing Technique

Posted by Weber Knapp on Jul 12, 2019 9:01:18 AM

Metal is the backbone of many high-quality commercial and industrial products. While metal alone does a nice job of adding durability, function, and strength, the right type of finish can add even more value to the end product.

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Topics: Industrial, Finishing, Durability, Aesthetics

Vectis™ Imagined Applications

Posted by Leila Bell on Apr 28, 2017 9:18:28 AM

If you’ve been following our blog you’re already familiar with Vectis™ Springloaded Counterbalanced Hinges and what they can offer but, maybe you still aren’t sure what applications they can really be used for or, maybe you’re just landing on our website and getting to know Vectis™. So, in the spirit of sharing our counterbalance knowledge, we’ve tasked our very creative Design Engineers with imagining an application using Vectis™ Hinges and bringing that application to “life” in order to show you some of the countless applications these counterbalance hinges can be used on. Following you’ll find four applications that are perfect for Vectis™ hinges as imagined by our engineering thinkers, dreamers, and inventors:

The Dresser with a Hidden Surprise

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Topics: Motion Control, Appliance, Counterbalance, Counterbalance Hinge, Draw Bridge, Engineering, Hinges, Hospatility Furniture, Industrial, Lid Support, Push Cart, Springloaded, Vectis

HPBExpo - What a Show!

Posted by Leila Bell on Mar 15, 2017 11:06:07 AM


The Vectis™ team traveled to Atlanta, GA to attend the 2017 Hearth, Patio, & Barbecue Associations HPBExpo – North America’s largest indoor-outdoor living showcase.

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Topics: Ergonomics, Motion Control, Appliance, Counterbalance, Engineering, Grill, Hestan, High End Grill, Hinge, Hinges, Industrial, Lid, Lid Support, Smoker, Smoker Grill, Springloaded, Uncategorized, Vectis