The most durable and versatile products can turn out to be intimidating to the user if the wrong type of heavy-duty hinges are used. Ask anyone that lifts heavy lids all day -- spring-assisted hinges are necessary for the safety and efficiency of your entire staff.
There are many ways to make something go from point A to point B. Not all of them are great long-term solutions.
Heavy-duty hinges are all about doing a job smoothly and repeatedly without compromising the quality of the overall product. Particularly in medical and scientific applications, hinges are critically essential to the continued functionality of often-expensive equipment.
As a result, there are many hinge design guidelines specific to these industries that can make or (literally) break your project's success. Below, we'll discuss five considerations for heavy-duty hinges, and the guidelines that ensure they function perfectly.
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:
Engineers and designers often ponder over what type of hinges to use on their product. “Should we go with standard hinges or invest in heavy-duty industrial hinges?”
In most situations, a standard hinge is a cost-effective motion control method that will perform acceptably. However, if you’re looking for that next level of efficiency and safety, upgrading to a heavy-duty industrial hinge solution is the way to go.
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.
Incorporating kinematic motion, mechanical spring counterbalance, and spring assist technologies into product design is no small task. Engineers and designers need to pay special attention to factors like:
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.
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.