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Motion Control Engineering & Manufacturing Resources

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How Hinge Manufacturers Make Better Parts With Cellular Manufacturing

Posted by Weber Knapp on Sep 16, 2022 12:00:00 AM

Getting the right hinge for your commercial or industrial product relies on having a trusted and reliable hinge manufacturer. Enter cellular manufacturing. 

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Topics: Engineering, Hinge, Industrial, Cost, Manufacturing

Fall Trade Shows: Where to Find Weber Knapp

Posted by Weber Knapp on Aug 30, 2022 2:12:59 PM

Make new connections.

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Topics: Medical Equipment, Safety, hospitality, Manufacturing, trade shows

Weber Knapp Careers | Making Your Passion Your Work

Posted by Weber Knapp on Aug 22, 2022 2:07:10 PM

You’re an innovator who loves solving problems.

You have a mechanical aptitude and a drive to be creative.

You find challenges exhilarating.

If you find yourself nodding your head so far, we’d love to show you how your ingenuity and creativity can produce engineering solutions for ergonomic and motion control products.

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Topics: Design, Engineering, Manufacturing, Employee Spotlight

Gas Spring Alternatives: Mechanical Spring Innovations

Posted by Weber Knapp on Jun 1, 2022 3:22:15 PM

No one wants to have a heavy lid come down on their hand while they are focused on completing a project. Likewise, no one wants to see someone else injured when there are hinges available to help avoid these accidents. 

The hinge market includes a variety of motion control options, including both mechanical spring and gas spring hinges. While some prefer gas spring hinges, others opt for the mechanical spring alternatives. 

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Topics: Applications, Motion Control, Gas Springs, Hinges, Manufacturing

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

Bar Lift Gate Innovations & Applications

Posted by Weber Knapp on May 11, 2022 2:07:00 PM


As a kid, you might have marveled at the flip-up bar countertop at your parents’ favorite restaurant. But a lot has changed since then, and bar lift gates have improved significantly. 

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Topics: Ergonomics, Design, Appliance, Counterbalance, Engineering, Hinge, Hinges, Lid Support, Manufacturing

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

Vectis™ Technology Spring Assist Hinge

Posted by Weber Knapp on Feb 8, 2022 3:00:27 PM

Ever wonder how cryogenic freezers, tanning beds, and other heavy-duty lids open safely despite weighing 50 to 100+ lbs.? The answer: spring-assisted or spring-loaded hinges.

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Topics: Springloaded, Vectis, Manufacturing

What Is A Hidden Hinge On A Refrigerator?

Posted by Weber Knapp on Jan 4, 2022 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