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Motion Control Engineering & Manufacturing Resources

7 Benefits of a Counterbalance-Hinged Countertop

Posted by Weber Knapp on May 3, 2022 12:15:00 PM

Flip-up countertops and other counterbalanced hinge solutions offer multiple advantages for hospitality spaces and other business applications.

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Topics: Applications, Counterbalance Hinge, Durability, Aesthetics, kitchen, hospitality

What Are Restaurant/Bar Countertop Hinges? How Do They Work?

Posted by Weber Knapp on May 2, 2022 8:51:00 AM

Lift assists for bar and countertop openings are essential features in modern taverns, kitchens, and restaurants. Beyond just looking cool, they have many functional purposes.

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Topics: Ergonomics, Motion Control, Hinge, Lid Support, Food Industry, kitchen

Small Hotel Design + Motion Control: 8 Details a Vendor Needs

Posted by Weber Knapp on Mar 16, 2022 10:07:00 AM

Driving down a country road, you’re probably going to see more small hotels and motels than huge chains. Even around major cities, new small hotel room design ideas are trending left and right.

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Topics: Counterbalances, Applications, Ergonomics, Motion Control, Gas Springs, Appliance, Center of Gravity, Counterbalance Hinge, Engineering, Hinge, Hospatility Furniture, Durability, Aesthetics, Safety, Food Industry, Testing & Prototyping, kitchen, hospitality, office equipment, Manufacturing

Creating the Ultimate Outdoors BBQ-Station

Posted by Weber Knapp on Feb 25, 2022 1:38:32 PM

No outdoor living space is complete without a grill, kitchenette, or BBQ space. And with increased popularity in backyard BBQing, homeowners are adding innovative products like DIY 55-gallon drum smokers to their existing outdoor kitchens to set up their ultimate BBQ station. 

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Topics: Grill, High End Grill, Smoker, Smoker Grill, Food Industry, kitchen, Smokin' Ugly

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

Designing a Space-Saving Hinge for Heavy-Duty Applications

Posted by Weber Knapp on Feb 10, 2022 3:15:00 PM

Today’s buyers want more features integrated into their products. They also want something that doesn't take up a lot of space on their property or in their store. So, how does a product designer balance the two?

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Topics: Applications, Design, Grill, Aesthetics, Food Industry, Cost, kitchen

Smokin' Ugly Lineup Spotlight | Chiminea

Posted by Weber Knapp on Feb 10, 2022 8:40:26 AM

From built-in accessories like wine-chillers and air fryers to hideaway tables and bars, new and innovative products are racing to market to fill the ever-growing demand for outdoor living accessories. 

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Topics: Design, Smoker, kitchen, Smokin' Ugly

Weber Knapp To Attend the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Expo 2022

Posted by Weber Knapp on Feb 7, 2022 10:45:00 AM

Ready for that summer feeling? 

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Topics: Motion Control, kitchen, Smokin' Ugly

How Motion Control Hinges Transform Outdoor Living Spaces

Posted by Weber Knapp on Feb 1, 2022 1:45:00 PM

While outdoor spaces have traditionally been a place for cookouts, entertaining, and spending time with our families, major upgrades to outdoor equipment and accessories are just starting to come to fruition. 

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Topics: Design, Counterbalance Hinge, Smoker, Food Industry, kitchen, Smokin' Ugly

Commercial & Restaurant Kitchen Door Design Considerations

Posted by Weber Knapp on Feb 1, 2022 1:08:00 PM

If there’s one thing that commercial and restaurant kitchen appliances need to be, it’s durable. Ovens, grills, sinks, freezers, and microwaves all have to stand up to regular, repeat use. 

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Topics: Counterbalances, Motion Control, Appliance, Hinges, Food Industry, kitchen