Motion Control Engineering & Manufacturing Resources

6 Benefits of Computer Carts on Wheels for Hospitals

Posted by Weber Knapp on Jun 2, 2020 10:42:00 AM

The way health care is delivered in hospitals is changing. Yet every medical center must still meet the same standards of exceptional care.

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Topics: Applications, Ergonomics, Medical Equipment, Safety

5 Tips for Employee Health and Safety for Sitting at Work

Posted by Weber Knapp on May 28, 2020 1:52:05 PM

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

VIDEOS: Motion Control Solutions for Complex Industrial Hinge Design

Posted by Weber Knapp on May 20, 2020 12:24:00 PM

Today “motion control” implies automation, robotics, and electronics. But you’d be amazed 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

An Ergonomic Website for Ergonomic Office Solutions

Posted by Weber Knapp on Apr 29, 2020 8:05:49 AM

Ergonomics isn’t just about what kind of ergonomic office products you’re using; ergonomics is about making life easier and relaxing your customers’ or employees’ bodies to be more comfortable. Whether at work, home, or a medical facility, you can always apply ergonomics. 

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Topics: Ergonomics, Safety, standards & certifications, office equipment

Correct Office Ergonomics: What's the Best Position for a Keyboard?

Posted by Weber Knapp on Apr 22, 2020 11:00:00 AM

If your office or classroom is spending a good portion of its day sitting at a desk and working on a computer, you probably already know how important it is to promote correct office ergonomics. A healthy work lifestyle reduces back, neck, and eye strain, as well as the risk of desk job-related injuries like carpal tunnel syndrome.

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Topics: Applications, Ergonomics, Safety, office equipment

9 Ideas for Medical Ergonomics Improvements in Your Facility

Posted by Weber Knapp on Apr 16, 2020 12:16:42 PM

The benefits of better ergonomics are well documented and include wide-ranging health, safety, and comfort benefits. In medical environments, ergonomic furniture and devices 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

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

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

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

5 Benefits of Folding Veterinary Treatment Tables & Other Products

Posted by Weber Knapp on Jan 8, 2020 2:57:00 PM

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.

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Topics: Applications, Ergonomics, Medical Equipment, Safety