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Motion Control Engineering & Manufacturing Resources

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

7 Use Cases for Custom Heavy Duty Hinges

Posted by Weber Knapp on Apr 29, 2022 9:51:56 AM

While not always visible to the naked eye, custom heavy-duty hinges are hard at work in various industries every day. 

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Topics: Motion Control, Design, Hinges, Industrial, Lid Support

Replacing Heavy-Duty Gas Spring Hinges with Mechanical Motion Control

Posted by Weber Knapp on Apr 29, 2022 9:32:31 AM

Heavy-duty gas spring hinges may be currently installed on your product. However, now the hinge is malfunctioning because the strength of the gas spring has weakened over the lifespan of your product.

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Topics: Motion Control, Design, Gas Springs, Center of Gravity, Hinges, Lid

7 Types of Mechanical Spring Designs

Posted by Weber Knapp on Apr 25, 2022 11:20:00 AM

Why bother with chemistry and electronics when you can get great performance from sturdy, reliable mechanical motion control?

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Topics: Counterbalances, Applications, Ergonomics, Motion Control, Design, Engineering, Hinges, Lid Support

7 Industries That Should Spring for a Better Hinge Solution

Posted by Weber Knapp on Apr 14, 2022 10:35:00 AM

Product improvement and differentiation should be a priority for anyone involved with an ongoing project.

What is one of the best ways to do that? Do something the other guys don’t have the know-how or big-picture vision to do.

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Topics: Counterbalances, Applications, Ergonomics, Motion Control, Design

How Integrating Custom Concealed Hinges Can Class Up Your Design

Posted by Weber Knapp on Mar 31, 2022 9:25:29 AM

When designing a modern and luxurious kitchen or bathroom, the last thing a homeowner wants is an obtrusive piece of equipment disrupting the flow and appearance of the room. 

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Topics: Motion Control, Design, Hinges

5 Motion Control Hinge Solutions That'll Charm Your Customer

Posted by Weber Knapp on Mar 30, 2022 10:45:00 AM

Product makers who want to take their design to another level have more motion control options than ever.

Your manufacturer can now apply hinge solutions in a variety of innovative ways, making your product easier to use and safer at the same time. The right hinge design can, among other things:

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Topics: Counterbalances, Applications, Motion Control, Design, Appliance, Engineering, Grill, Hinges, Industrial, Lid Support

9 Heavy-Duty Industrial Hinge Design Guidelines for Engineers

Posted by Weber Knapp on Mar 22, 2022 1:00:00 PM

So your next design -- be it a dishwasher, smoker, tanning bed, refrigerator, or another piece of equipment -- needs the support and reliability of heavy-duty industrial hinges. You’re working on your hinge design calculations and material specs, and things are getting complicated.

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Topics: Counterbalances, Motion Control, Design, Engineering, Hinges, Lid Support, Finishing, Durability, Aesthetics, Safety

Motion Control Basics: A Glossary of Terms

Posted by Weber Knapp on Mar 22, 2022 11:31:00 AM

Modern product design is heavily influenced by motion control. Many of today’s flashy or high-end products take advantage of innovative hinge mechanism design to stand out from the crowd.

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Topics: Counterbalances, Ergonomics, Motion Control, Gas Springs, Center of Gravity, Engineering, Hinges

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