Motion Control Engineering & Manufacturing Resources

6 Benefits of Working With Onshore Motion Control Manufacturers

Posted by Weber Knapp on Sep 29, 2021 1:32:00 PM

Whether you’re seeking ergonomic equipment, counterbalances, or spring-assist hinges, ensuring your motion control manufacturer has your best interest and success in mind is of top priority. 

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Topics: Motion Control, Cost, Supply Chain, standards & certifications, office equipment, Manufacturing, OSHA

3 Features of Heavy-Duty Spring-Assisted Hinges in Product Design

Posted by Weber Knapp on Sep 27, 2021 10:13:33 AM

When designing industrial-grade, heavyweight products, factoring in motion control is crucial to both the product’s longevity and the end user’s safety. When used correctly, gas, spring-assisted, and counterbalance hinges significantly reduce the risk of injuries that can result in insurance claims or liability issues.  

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Topics: Motion Control, Design, Hinges, Springloaded

3 Types of Heavy-Duty Hinges: Essential Traits of Spring-Loaded Hinges

Posted by Weber Knapp on Sep 7, 2021 11:46:00 AM

The most durable and versatile products can turn out to be intimidating to the user if the wrong type of heavy-duty hinges are used. Ask anyone that lifts heavy lids all day -- spring-assisted hinges are necessary for the safety and efficiency of your entire staff.

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Topics: Motion Control, Gas Springs, Counterbalance Hinge, Hinges, Industrial, Lid Support, Springloaded, Vectis

Ergonomic Essentials in Hub-and-Spoke Model Office Setups

Posted by Weber Knapp on Aug 31, 2021 10:21:00 AM

In the height of pandemic-related restrictions and work-from-home requirements ended, employees got used to the flexibility of working from home or on the road. Now, many businesses are considering the hub-and-spoke model to allow for multiple satellite offices to suit their employee’s needs.

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Topics: Applications, Ergonomics, Motion Control, office equipment, OSHA

How Counterbalance Hinges Add Innovation to Motion Control

Posted by Weber Knapp on Aug 23, 2021 10:32:00 AM

Customer expectations can certainly change in a 112-year span.

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Topics: Motion Control, Hinge, Hinges, Hospatility Furniture, Industrial, Lid, Lid Support, kitchen

How to Replace Gas Springs With Mechanical Springs in a Hinge Design

Posted by Weber Knapp on Aug 17, 2021 2:08:00 PM

There are many ways to make something go from point A to point B. Not all of them are great long-term solutions.

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Topics: Counterbalances, Motion Control, Gas Springs, Engineering, Industrial

How Do Gas Springs Work? | Heavy-Duty Hinge Design

Posted by Weber Knapp on Aug 12, 2021 4:15:00 PM

Gas springs and their close cousins are abundant in many industries and applications. From overhead bins in airplanes, and from cargo doors to armored vehicle doors, gas springs have a variety of applications. 

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Topics: Applications, Motion Control, Design, Gas Springs, Durability, Safety

Hinge Design: How to Find the Center of Gravity of Irregular Objects

Posted by Weber Knapp on Jul 23, 2021 12:00:00 PM


There are many reasons a design engineer would want to calculate center of gravity. One of the big ones? Keeping your lid, door, or cover from slamming into something -- or someone.

Designing a no-slam hinge won’t just keep your customers safer, it’ll also keep you safer … from lawsuits. On a lighter note (pun intended), a steady open/close also improves ease of use for customers.

Keep reading to learn how to find the center of gravity of an irregular object of mass. There are actually three ways:

  • The Easy Way
  • The Easier Way
  • The Easiest Way!
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Topics: Counterbalances, Motion Control, Design

Vectis Technology: The Future of Hideaway Tables

Posted by Weber Knapp on Jul 14, 2021 9:04:00 AM
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Summer time means eating outside on the picnic table, surrounded by family and friends. But who loves moving the heavy table once the meal is done? No one.

Cue Weber Knapp's Vectis Technology counterbalance hinges - the future of hideaway tables, work benches, seating, and more. 

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Topics: Motion Control, Counterbalance Hinge, Hinges, Hospatility Furniture, Vectis

7 Ideas for Wall-Mounted Furniture Systems That Save Space

Posted by Weber Knapp on Jul 8, 2021 10:30:00 AM

One of the goals when improving a living or commercial space design is to save space while adding functionality and flair. It’s quite the challenge to balance ergonomics, functionality, convenience, and comfort while saving space. 

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Topics: Ergonomics, Motion Control, Design, Hinges, Hospatility Furniture, hospitality