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Motion Control Engineering & Manufacturing Resources

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Taking Control of Your Motion Control Supply Planning for 2023

Posted by Weber Knapp on Jan 23, 2023 3:14:11 PM

Think about the last project you spearheaded – did you face any supply chain issues obtaining crucial parts? 

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Topics: Motion Control, Counterbalance Hinge, Hinges

Mechanical Motion Control Solutions: Find the Right Option

Posted by Weber Knapp on Jan 17, 2023 10:25:54 AM

Whether you’re designing a kitchen appliance, a bar countertop, or ergonomic office furniture, incorporating the right motion control mechanism lends functionality, safety, and elegance to your product.

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Topics: Motion Control, Counterbalance Hinge, Hinges

[Overview] The New Slim-Integrated SI.1 Concealed Hinges

Posted by Weber Knapp on Dec 20, 2022 9:58:58 AM

 

Our new concealed hinge solution – the Slim-Integrated Series Appliance Hinge (SI.1 Hinge) – provides high-end appliance manufacturers with valuable features including:

  • Flush door panel mounting
  • Self-closing motion control design
  • Soft open stop
  • High cycle life
  • High load capacity
  • Strength and durability
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Topics: Motion Control, Hinges, Food Industry, kitchen, hospitality

[5 Tips] Elevating Office Ergonomics with Height Adjustable Desks

Posted by Weber Knapp on Dec 12, 2022 11:54:00 AM

The results are in on ergonomic height adjustable desks – they’re better for employees and better for businesses

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Topics: Ergonomics, Motion Control

The Importance of Prototyping Your Motion Control Design

Posted by Weber Knapp on Nov 28, 2022 12:51:00 PM

 

Motion control design prototypes offer a fairly long list of benefits. Some are obvious, others not so much. The advantages of motion control prototyping include:
  1. Makes the product cheaper in the long term
  2. Cuts down on lead time
  3. Proof of concept
  4. Hands-on lesson in design and assembly
  5. Helps with large-scale, full-product prototyping
  6. Helps get product certification before investing in tooling
  7. Early buy-in from sales and marketing
  8. Enhance safety

 

Prototypes validate designs. Just as -- or possibly more -- important, they validate designs before they go into production.

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Topics: Motion Control, Design, Engineering, Testing & Prototyping

3 Motion Control System Design Elements for Ease of Accessibility

Posted by Weber Knapp on Nov 18, 2022 11:59:00 AM

 

When it comes to designing for user experience, motion control systems allow for safety and flexibility. These characteristics not only improve the durability and longevity of your product but also allow for: 

  1. Ease of accessibility
  2. Flexibility
  3. Safety
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Topics: Motion Control, Hinges, Industrial, Manufacturing

Heavy-Duty Industrial Hinges: Time to Upgrade From a Standard Hinge?

Posted by Weber Knapp on Nov 14, 2022 12:00:00 PM

Engineers and designers often ponder over what type of hinges to use on their products. 

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Topics: Ergonomics, Motion Control, Design, Appliance, Counterbalance Hinge, Hinge, Hinges, Industrial, Durability, Manufacturing

Revolutionizing Smoker Hinges With Motion Control

Posted by Weber Knapp on Nov 9, 2022 12:00:00 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

How Kitchen Appliance Hinge Design Opens Possibilities

Posted by Weber Knapp on Nov 7, 2022 12:00:00 AM

High performance is as important on the outside as it is on the inside when it comes to high-end kitchen appliance design.

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

7 Industries That Should Spring for Custom Hinge Solutions

Posted by Weber Knapp on Oct 5, 2022 10:35:00 AM

Industries That Benefit From Custom Hinge Solutions 

While most industries could benefit from custom hinge solutions, these seven are prime candidates: (click to jump to the section) 

  1. Food service manufacturing
  2. Hospitality 
  3. Ergonomic furniture manufacturing
  4. Automobile & boat manufacturing 
  5. Industrial 
  6. Medical
  7. Ceramics manufacturing

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

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