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.
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.
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.
Owners hate going to the vet almost as much as the pet itself. And while veterinarians love what they do for a living, their “office” setup usually doesn’t set them up for success.
When most people hear “ergonomics,” they think of office workers in cubicles. But ergonomics – designing or modifying the working environment for the worker’s health and comfort – is crucial to the construction industry, too.
The way health care is delivered in hospitals is changing. Yet every medical center must still meet the same standards of exceptional care.
Industries over all the map -- hospitality furniture, outdoor and professional kitchen appliances, ergonomic office equipment, medical equipment, and more -- need motion control solutions. Sometimes, the path to their end result zigs and zags several times.
Whether you’re looking to consolidate production of an existing product or improve the design of a new one, single-source manufacturing makes sense.
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.