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Motion Control Engineering & Manufacturing Resources

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VIDEOS: Motion Control Engineering Solutions for Complex Hinge Design

Posted by Weber Knapp on Oct 4, 2022 9:30:00 AM


Today “motion control” implies automation, robotics, and electronics. But you’d be amazed at what you can achieve when you combine old-fashioned mechanical engineering with a creativity-minded manufacturer.

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Topics: Counterbalances, Applications, Ergonomics, Motion Control, Design, Lid Support, Vectis, Durability, Safety, Food Industry, kitchen, hospitality, office equipment

Bar Lift Gate Assist: Improving Staff Traffic Flow in a Restaurant

Posted by Weber Knapp on Aug 22, 2022 5:14:40 PM

A busy restaurant with every table full and each bar stool occupied is a restaurant owner’s dream. However, a full house comes with a significant risk of injury to staff and patrons.

Imagine this: A waiter fills a large drink order from the bar. They carefully balance the tray of drinks with one hand as they start toward a table of expectant patrons. Working quickly, the waiter attempts to lift the pass-through with their free hand but has difficulty lifting the 45-pound countertop. While straining to lift with one hand, the waiter loses control of the carefully balanced tray of drinks. 

The mix of broken glass and liquid on the floor creates a significant safety hazard and takes a bite out of the restaurant’s profits. 

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Topics: Applications, Motion Control, Counterbalance, Engineering, Food Industry, kitchen

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

5 Space-Saving Tiny House Kitchen Design Ideas

Posted by Weber Knapp on Jun 15, 2022 11:01:00 AM

Designers and homeowners seem to be of two minds when it comes to the kitchen. While some envision a large, open-air concept with plenty of storage and countertop space, others are of a more minimalist mindset. They look for creative ways to get the most “bang for the buck” out of the smallest of spaces.

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Topics: Hospatility Furniture, Aesthetics, kitchen, hospitality

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

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