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Motion Control Engineering & Manufacturing Resources

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VIDEOS: Motion Control Engineering Solutions for Complex Hinge Design

Posted by Weber Knapp on Oct 4, 2022 9:30:00 AM


Today “motion control” implies automation, robotics, and electronics. But you’d be amazed at what you can achieve when you combine old-fashioned mechanical engineering with a creativity-minded manufacturer.

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Topics: Counterbalances, Applications, Ergonomics, Motion Control, Design, Lid Support, Vectis, Durability, Safety, Food Industry, kitchen, hospitality, office equipment

9 Engineering Design Guidelines For Heavy Duty Industrial Hinges

Posted by Weber Knapp on Oct 4, 2022 12:00:00 AM

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

Labor Shortages: Why Office Ergonomics Has Never Been More Important

Posted by Weber Knapp on Sep 23, 2022 12:00:00 AM

4 Reasons Why Office Ergonomics is Important

  1. A healthier staff
  2. More productive workers
  3. Fewer workplace injuries/fewer workers’ compensation claims
  4. Boosted employee satisfaction and morale

 

The Great Resignation has forever changed the workplace. It doesn’t matter if you’re hiring for an office environment, a healthcare setting, or a manufacturing floor, many employers are facing labor shortages. In fact, more than 40 percent of the workforce is weighing employment options. 

Keeping employees happy and healthy may be more important than ever.

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Topics: Ergonomics, Safety, office equipment

Fall Trade Shows: Where to Find Weber Knapp

Posted by Weber Knapp on Aug 30, 2022 2:12:59 PM

Make new connections.

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Topics: Medical Equipment, Safety, hospitality, Manufacturing, trade shows

5 Tips for Employee Health and Safety for Sitting at Work

Posted by Weber Knapp on Aug 24, 2022 10:00:00 AM

Is standing at work healthier than sitting? Yes, but even employees with a sit-stand desk don’t want to be on their feet all day. 

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Topics: Ergonomics, Safety, office equipment

9 Ideas for Medical Ergonomics Improvements in Your Facility

Posted by Weber Knapp on Aug 23, 2022 10:15:00 AM

The benefits of integrating ergonomically designed furniture and equipment are well documented and include a wide range of health, safety, and comfort benefits. 

In medical environments, ergonomics are especially important because of the multitude of people they can impact -- and we’re not just talking about patients.

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Topics: Counterbalances, Applications, Ergonomics, Medical Equipment, Safety, office equipment

OSHA Ergonomic Guidelines For A Healthy Workplace

Posted by Weber Knapp on Jun 16, 2022 12:54:00 PM


We’ve probably all experienced a stiff neck or a sore back from sitting all day, and it’s no fun. With proper ergonomics, however, such ailments can often be alleviated. 

Good ergonomics in the workplace, will enhance employee comfort and increase productivity. Ergonomics is essentially the science of adapting a job or position to specifically fit the worker - and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has taken on a leading role in helping promote and advocate for such environments. 

In this post, we'll take a closer look at OSHA's ergonomics guidelines for a healthy workplace:

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Topics: Ergonomics, Motion Control, Safety, Testing & Prototyping, office equipment, OSHA

Mouse Design and Positioning: Avoid Repetitive Stress

Posted by Weber Knapp on Jun 15, 2022 12:57:13 PM

Staff efficiency is improved when priority is given to ergonomics. For example, investing in an ergonomic keyboard means a typist can improve speed, cut back on mistakes and spend more time typing and less on breaks. 

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Topics: Ergonomics, Design, Engineering, Safety, office equipment

Heavy-Duty Lid Support: Mechanical Springs or Gas Springs?

Posted by Weber Knapp on May 19, 2022 11:00:00 AM

The user experience for a product with a heavy lid or cover can range from awkward to annoying to downright dangerous.

Picture holding an industrial toolbox lid in place while reaching in one-handed, maybe twisting your back in the process. Or what if it comes down suddenly when your arm or fingers are in the way? The bruises won't be pretty, and the damage might be much worse.

This is why many designers add gas spring lid supports to their lid design. Others lean toward using counterbalance spring mechanisms or other mechanical spring solutions.

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Topics: Counterbalances, Ergonomics, Motion Control, Design, Gas Springs, Safety

Innovative Ergonomic Solutions: 22 Elements to Consider in 2022

Posted by Weber Knapp on May 6, 2022 2:03:28 PM

Today’s work environment is changing, and innovative ergonomic solutions are important to remember no matter where your workspace is located. 

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Topics: Ergonomics, Design, Safety, office equipment