Motion Control Engineering & Manufacturing Resources

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

5 Best Small Hotel Room Design Ideas

Posted by Weber Knapp on Dec 26, 2019 12:15:00 PM

Space is a premium in major cities. Boutique hotel design can demand a tight budget. Today, many hotel room design trends focus on maximizing space for customers through creative approaches. 

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Topics: Applications, Motion Control, Design, Aesthetics, hospitality

Capabilities of a Mechanical Motion Control Hinge Manufacturer

Posted by Weber Knapp on Dec 18, 2019 12:29:00 PM

There’s nothing like taking your idea to a full-service manufacturer and getting a complete solution, start to finish.

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Topics: Motion Control, Design, Counterbalance Hinge, Engineering, Finishing, Durability, Aesthetics, Testing & Prototyping

How Does Torque Affect a Heavy-Duty Lid Support Hinge?

Posted by Weber Knapp on Oct 28, 2019 1:00:00 PM

When trying to include an innovative or safety-minded motion control design in your product, there’s a sneaky-confusing word you should know: torque. 

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

Motion Control Basics: A Glossary of Terms

Posted by Weber Knapp on Sep 6, 2019 11:31:56 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

Advantages of Prototyping Your Motion Control Design

Posted by Weber Knapp on Sep 4, 2019 5:31:01 PM

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