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Motion Control Engineering & Manufacturing Resources

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

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

Weber Knapp: An Industrial Hinge Manufacturer with CNC Expertise

Posted by Weber Knapp on Jun 1, 2022 3:08:31 PM

Thanks to the growing advancements and popularity of CNC machining, today's manufacturing process has become more streamlined and efficient than ever.

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Topics: Industrial, Cost, Manufacturing

Vectis™ Technology: Counterbalance Motion Control Video Tutorials

Posted by Weber Knapp on May 25, 2022 3:07:22 PM



Choosing the right motion control solution can involve some tricky elements. When it’s time to understand the type of counterbalance or spring-assist hinge you need and the best way to move forward with the installation, it helps to have a visual guide as a resource. The Vectis pages provide both written content and videos that do everything from explaining how a Vectis hinge can be a better choice than a gas hinge to how to install and adjust the hinge solution you choose. 

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

7 Use Cases for Custom Heavy Duty Hinges

Posted by Weber Knapp on Apr 29, 2022 9:51:56 AM

While not always visible to the naked eye, custom heavy-duty hinges are hard at work in various industries every day. 

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

5 Motion Control Hinge Solutions That'll Charm Your Customer

Posted by Weber Knapp on Mar 30, 2022 10:45:00 AM

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

Your manufacturer can now apply hinge solutions in a variety of innovative ways, making your product easier to use and safer at the same time. The right hinge design can, among other things:

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

6 Types of Heavy-Duty Hinges & Where to Use Them in Commercial Designs

Posted by Weber Knapp on Feb 18, 2022 6:45:00 AM

Today’s hinges make life much easier and more comfortable. We have progressed so far from just a plain, 'ol 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, Engineering, Grill, Hinge, Hinges, Industrial, Lid, Lid Support, Smoker, Aesthetics, Cost, Testing & Prototyping, kitchen, Manufacturing

Industrial Hinge Design Calculations: Door & Lid Torque

Posted by Weber Knapp on Dec 7, 2021 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

The Consequences of Bad Ergonomically Designed Equipment

Posted by Weber Knapp on Nov 22, 2021 10:31:47 AM
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Topics: Ergonomics, Design, Industrial, office equipment, OSHA

Ergonomic Assessment Checklist for Manufacturing Safety

Posted by Weber Knapp on Oct 28, 2021 4:15:00 PM


From chronic back pain to carpal tunnel syndrome, we've all seen how much damage bad ergonomics can do. Bad ergonomics, in short, are bad for business.

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Topics: Ergonomics, Industrial, Push Cart, Safety, OSHA