We’re facing a healthcare crisis of sorts in America – and it predates the pandemic.
The benefits of integrating ergonomically designed furniture and equipment are well documented and include a wide range of health, safety, and comfort benefits.
In medical environments, ergonomics are especially important because of the multitude of people they can impact -- and we’re not just talking about patients.
When most people think of workplace ergonomics, they think of the office worker who sits 8 hours a day in front of a computer.
The way health care is delivered in hospitals is changing. Yet every medical center must still meet the same standards of exceptional care.
Changes in the way we learn, take care of others, and problem-solve have resulted in demand for more flexible tech at school and work. Computers on wheels (COWs) accomplish just that.
To the uninitiated, computers on wheels are desktops or laptops situated on a powered mobile cart.
Computers on wheels enable professionals in various industries to expand their services, improve patient experiences and outcomes, increase revenue, and transform learning experiences.
Here’s how they can become a viable solution for profitability and efficiency in your office or school!
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.
Maximizing comfort and value in an interior space is both fun and challenging for home and hospitality designers. It’s the #1 priority for tiny homes and studio apartments, but also a worthwhile endeavor for those designing in larger spaces.
Owners hate going to the vet almost as much as the pet itself. And while veterinarians love what they do for a living, their “office” setup usually doesn’t set them up for success.
So, you’ve decided that a springloaded counterbalance hinge is the ideal way to take your project to the next level. And, you already know that a Vectis™ Counterbalance Hinge can address your specific design challenges and that a Vectis™ counterbalance hinge will outperform and out last a gas spring. But, what technical considerations do you need to make before you click the DYO tab?
To help prepare you for your visit to the DYO app, over the next several months we’ll be discussing some of the technical decisions you’ll need to make in order to design the perfect counterbalance for your project. This month we’re going to discuss the effects of vertical distance to the center of gravity and what that could mean in regard to the ultimate function of your project.
The vertical distance to the center of gravity can have a big impact on how your lid acts near the open position. The greater the positive vertical distance the greater the tendency for the lid to self-open at larger open angles. Conversely, a negative vertical distance allows the lid to be potentially counterbalanced up to the maximum 90° opening angle. If you do not want the lid to coast open at larger angles, consider reducing the maximum opening angle to something close to the balance angle of the lid. The balance angle is the angle of the lid at which the center of gravity is directly above the pivot. If you are looking at the torque chart on the Vectis® DYO app, the balance angle is the point where the lid torque drops to zero.
For applications where the vertical distance to the center of gravity is sizeable, a large opening angle is required, and minimal coast towards the full open position is desired, rest assured that we can meet your needs with a Vectis® Counterbalance Hinge or a Vectis™ Custom Counterbalance.
If you’re having trouble specifying a Vectis™ Counterbalance Hinge for your project, give us a call, our engineers are ready to assist you!
Product Design Manager
Business Develop Manager
Weber Knapp Company
Topics: Ergonomics, Motion Control, Appliance, Center of Gravity, Counterbalance, Engineering, High End Grill, Hinge, Hinges, Industrial, Lid Support, Smoker Grill, Springloaded, Uncategorized, Vectis, Medical Equipment