Motion Control Engineering & Manufacturing Resources

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

Posted by Weber Knapp on Jun 9, 2021 8:49:00 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

How a Kitchen Appliance Door Hinge Opens Your Design Possibilities

Posted by Weber Knapp on May 25, 2021 2:30:00 PM

When it comes to high-end kitchen appliance design, great performance is as important on the outside as it is on the inside.

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Topics: Applications, Motion Control, Design, Appliance, Counterbalance Hinge, Food Industry, kitchen

Custom Outdoor Kitchen Design: How Hinges Open Doors to Innovation

Posted by Weber Knapp on May 7, 2021 1:14:34 PM

Summer is the season of grilling, sun, and -- for a growing number of Americans -- fancy backyard fun.

After living the hermit life in 2020, the entire world was ready to kick back and relax around the grill. However, innovation doesn't take breaks, and you've got work to do. Especially since 82% of American homeowners say they are more interested in updating outdoor living spaces than they were prior to the pandemic.

There are many opportunities to improve and innovate the functionality of an outdoor kitchen. Shoring up safety, reliability, and convenience will ensure that your designs don't just help an end-user relax, but also enhance the safety and convenience of entertaining and outdoor fun. If you’re a professional looking to take a custom outdoor kitchen design to the next level, hinges are pivotal for making the ordinary incredible.

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Topics: Design, Hinges, kitchen

Heavy-Duty Hinge Design Guide: Heat Resistance & Cold Storage

Posted by Weber Knapp on Apr 15, 2021 12:15:00 PM

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:

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

7 Benefits of a Counterbalance-Hinged Countertop

Posted by Weber Knapp on Dec 16, 2020 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 Is A Hidden Hinge On A Refrigerator?

Posted by Weber Knapp on Dec 15, 2020 12:30:00 PM

A quick look at a few higher-end refrigerators will show you how prevalent hidden hinges are in top-tier appliances. As the name suggests, these hinges are invisible to the casual glance and therefore create a more seamless look in the kitchen. 

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Topics: Ergonomics, Motion Control, Design, Appliance, Counterbalance Hinge, Hinge, Hinges, Lid, Testing & Prototyping, kitchen, Manufacturing

Revolutionizing Smoker Hinges With Motion Control

Posted by Weber Knapp on Oct 14, 2020 10:18:15 AM

Have you ever looked at your grill design and thought “I wish this lid wasn’t so heavy, and didn’t slam whenever I let go?” 

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Topics: Motion Control, Counterbalance Hinge, Grill, High End Grill, Hinges, Smoker, Smoker Grill, Food Industry, kitchen

3 Small Outdoor Kitchen Design Ideas for Professionals

Posted by Weber Knapp on Sep 22, 2020 9:00:00 AM

The outdoor kitchen is quickly becoming a popular addition to the modern home. Where homeowners used to simply flip burgers, they’re now adding smokers, ovens, stoves, refrigerators, sinks, wine coolers, and more to their outdoor setup. 

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Topics: Ergonomics, Appliance, Counterbalance Hinge, Grill, High End Grill, Hospatility Furniture, Smoker, Smoker Grill, Aesthetics, kitchen

Commercial & Restaurant Kitchen Door Design Considerations

Posted by Weber Knapp on Aug 28, 2020 8:51:24 AM

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

5 Space-Saving Tiny House Kitchen Design Ideas

Posted by Weber Knapp on Jun 29, 2020 9:15:00 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