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Motion Control Engineering & Manufacturing Resources

Smokin' Ugly Spotlight: The Smokin' Ugly™ Pizza Oven

Posted by Weber Knapp on Mar 31, 2022 9:19:23 AM

With growing interest in backyard barbecuing, traditional smokers have often been limited to the low-and-slow method of cooking.

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Topics: Smoker, Smoker Grill, Smokin' Ugly

Creating the Ultimate Outdoors BBQ-Station

Posted by Weber Knapp on Feb 25, 2022 1:38:32 PM

No outdoor living space is complete without a grill, kitchenette, or BBQ space. And with increased popularity in backyard BBQing, homeowners are adding innovative products like DIY 55-gallon drum smokers to their existing outdoor kitchens to set up their ultimate BBQ station. 

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Topics: Grill, High End Grill, Smoker, Smoker Grill, Food Industry, kitchen, Smokin' Ugly

6 Types of Heavy-Duty Hinges & Where to Use Them in Commercial Designs

Posted by Weber Knapp on Feb 18, 2022 6:45:00 AM

Today’s hinges make life much easier and more comfortable. We have progressed so far from just a plain, 'ol door hinge to advanced solutions for kinematic motion, mechanical spring counterbalance, and spring assist technologies. 

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Topics: Applications, Ergonomics, Motion Control, Design, Appliance, Counterbalance, Engineering, Grill, Hinge, Hinges, Industrial, Lid, Lid Support, Smoker, Aesthetics, Cost, Testing & Prototyping, kitchen, Manufacturing

Smokin' Ugly Lineup Spotlight | Chiminea

Posted by Weber Knapp on Feb 10, 2022 8:40:26 AM

From built-in accessories like wine-chillers and air fryers to hideaway tables and bars, new and innovative products are racing to market to fill the ever-growing demand for outdoor living accessories. 

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Topics: Design, Smoker, kitchen, Smokin' Ugly

How Motion Control Hinges Transform Outdoor Living Spaces

Posted by Weber Knapp on Feb 1, 2022 1:45:00 PM

While outdoor spaces have traditionally been a place for cookouts, entertaining, and spending time with our families, major upgrades to outdoor equipment and accessories are just starting to come to fruition. 

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Topics: Design, Counterbalance Hinge, Smoker, Food Industry, kitchen, Smokin' Ugly

Outdoor Kitchen Design Trends of 2022

Posted by Weber Knapp on Jan 27, 2022 3:18:00 PM

After spending a large portion of the past two years at home, it’s no surprise that outdoor living spaces have exploded in popularity, with outdoor kitchens among the most popular additions. 

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Topics: Applications, Counterbalance Hinge, Smoker, Vectis, kitchen

3 Small Outdoor Kitchen Design Ideas for Professionals

Posted by Weber Knapp on Jan 19, 2022 9:00:00 AM

The outdoor kitchen is quickly becoming a popular addition to the modern home. Where homeowners used to simply flip burgers, they’re now adding smokers, ovens, stoves, refrigerators, sinks, wine coolers, and more to their outdoor setup. 

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Topics: Ergonomics, Appliance, Counterbalance Hinge, Grill, High End Grill, Hospatility Furniture, Smoker, Smoker Grill, Aesthetics, kitchen

Industrial Hinge Design Calculations: Door & Lid Torque

Posted by Weber Knapp on Dec 7, 2021 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

Smokin' Ugly Drum Smoker: Ultimate Pulled Pork Recipe

Posted by Weber Knapp on Aug 10, 2021 2:00:00 PM
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Topics: Smoker, Smoker Grill, Employee Spotlight, Smokin' Ugly

6 High-End BBQ Smoker Grill Design Ideas for Professionals

Posted by Weber Knapp on Jun 30, 2021 1:45:00 PM

Today’s outdoor and backyard living enthusiasts treat grilling almost like a religion. They’re not afraid to drop down four-figure amounts on your latest BBQ or smoker grill design idea -- if you can convince them it’s worth the price.

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Topics: Counterbalances, Applications, Motion Control, Design, Engineering, Grill, Smoker, Aesthetics, Food Industry, trends