Motion Control Engineering & Manufacturing Resources

Industrial Hinge Design Calculations: Door & Lid Torque

Posted by Weber Knapp on Apr 8, 2020 11:15:00 AM

Complex hinge design is a staple of many high-end, high-performing products. The math required to make your lid, cover, or door work as advertised can be wildly different depending on your application.

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Topics: Counterbalances, Motion Control, Design, Appliance, Center of Gravity, Engineering, Grill, Industrial, Lid Support, Smoker, Safety, kitchen

Weber Knapp Employee Focus: Mechanical Motion Control Design Engineers

Posted by Weber Knapp on Apr 1, 2020 1:30:00 PM

A custom hinge manufacturer should not just be a simple assembly line -- it should be a full-fledged partner in your process.

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Topics: Counterbalances, Motion Control, Design, Engineering, Hinges, Lid Support, Smoker Grill

9 Heavy-Duty Industrial Hinge Design Guidelines for Engineers

Posted by Weber Knapp on Mar 18, 2020 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

Read Up! Benefits of Book Lift Mechanisms

Posted by Weber Knapp on Mar 4, 2020 11:00:00 AM

Books can be timeless -- until they’re in tatters.

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Topics: Applications, Ergonomics, Motion Control, Durability, Cost

7 Types of Mechanical Spring Designs

Posted by Weber Knapp on Feb 26, 2020 12:00:00 PM

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

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

Posted by Weber Knapp on Feb 20, 2020 9:09:12 AM

Gas springs and their close cousins are abundant in many industries and applications. From overhead bins in airplanes to ATM machines, and from cargo doors to armored vehicle doors, you can find examples everywhere. 

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

Weber Knapp Employee Focus: From Trucker Temp to Regional Sales Manager

Posted by Weber Knapp on Feb 14, 2020 5:29:00 PM

A record 522,000 manufacturing jobs remained open in the United States in September 2019. So if you hear someone say, “Where are the jobs around here,” they probably haven’t considered the urgent need for more skilled laborers in manufacturing -- especially here in Western New York. 

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Topics: News, Motion Control, Engineering, Vectis

How a Kitchen Appliance Door Hinge Opens Your Design Possibilities

Posted by Weber Knapp on Jan 27, 2020 3:04:50 PM

When it comes to high-end kitchen appliance design, great performance is as important on the outside as it is on the inside. 

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

Elevate Your Office's Ergonomic Height-Adjustable Desks With 5 Tips

Posted by Weber Knapp on Jan 15, 2020 5:24:00 PM

The facts are in on the ergonomic height-adjustable desk – it’s better for employees and better for businesses

But if you’re reading this and you’re buying furniture for your organization, you probably already knew that. What you need now is a plan of action for maximizing your investment.

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Topics: Ergonomics, Motion Control

The Perks of Multipurpose Bed Designs & Other Motion Control Solutions

Posted by Weber Knapp on Jan 9, 2020 3:17:40 PM

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.

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Topics: Applications, Ergonomics, Motion Control, Design, Medical Equipment, hospitality