Motion Control Engineering & Manufacturing Resources

Where to Use Different Types of Hinges

Posted by Weber Knapp on Dec 22, 2020 12:30:00 PM


Today’s hinges make life much easier and more comfortable. We have progressed so far from just a plain old 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, Counterbalance Hinge, Engineering, High End Grill, Hinge, Hinges, Lid, Lid Support, Smoker, Smoker Grill, Testing & Prototyping, Manufacturing

What Is A Hidden Hinge On A Refrigerator?

Posted by Weber Knapp on Dec 15, 2020 12:30:00 PM

A quick look at a few higher-end refrigerators will show you how prevalent hidden hinges are in top-tier appliances. As the name suggests, these hinges are invisible to the casual glance and therefore create a more seamless look in the kitchen. 

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Topics: Ergonomics, Motion Control, Design, Appliance, Counterbalance Hinge, Hinge, Hinges, Lid, Testing & Prototyping, kitchen, Manufacturing

OSHA Ergonomic Guidelines For A Healthy Workplace

Posted by Weber Knapp on Nov 30, 2020 12:00:00 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

Behind the Scenes of Making Hinges for BBQ Smokers

Posted by Weber Knapp on Nov 17, 2020 12:30:00 PM

When it comes to manufacturing BBQ smokers, proper hinge design is vital. Smoker lids are often extremely heavy, which can make them a safety hazard. 

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Topics: Ergonomics, Design, Counterbalance, Engineering, Hinge, Hinges, Smoker, Testing & Prototyping, Manufacturing

The Importance of ANSI/BIFMA-Certified Furniture

Posted by Weber Knapp on Sep 15, 2020 8:30:00 AM

You wouldn’t want to work in a building that’s not fire-safe, would you? Leaving your toaster strudel in the microwave too long becomes a big hazard. 

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Topics: Ergonomics, Design, Durability, Aesthetics, Safety, Testing & Prototyping

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

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