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Motion Control Engineering & Manufacturing Resources

Weber Knapp Counterbalance Hinges Help Your Industry Innovate

Posted by Weber Knapp on Jun 22, 2022 8:46:00 AM


At first glance, you might suspect that the only place you’re going to see a Vectis™ Counterbalance is in an industrial setting, perhaps mounted on an enormous machine shield, or maybe some type of oversize industrial tank lid. 

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Topics: Counterbalances, Motion Control, Counterbalance Hinge, Hinges, Vectis

Vectis Spring Assist Hinges Are Customized to Your Needs

Posted by Weber Knapp on Jun 15, 2022 2:46:00 PM

Hinge installation does not have to be the same as it was decades ago. In fact, more than 10 decades of mechanical motion control research and engineering design efforts have led to the introduction of a new line of hinges that provide precise control and reliable results every time you open the lid they are installed to manage. 

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Topics: Motion Control, Design, Hinges, Vectis

Vectis™ Technology: Counterbalance Motion Control Video Tutorials

Posted by Weber Knapp on May 25, 2022 3:07:22 PM



Choosing the right motion control solution can involve some tricky elements. When it’s time to understand the type of counterbalance or spring-assist hinge you need and the best way to move forward with the installation, it helps to have a visual guide as a resource. The Vectis pages provide both written content and videos that do everything from explaining how a Vectis hinge can be a better choice than a gas hinge to how to install and adjust the hinge solution you choose. 

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Topics: Motion Control, Hinges, Industrial, Lid Support, Vectis

Vectis™ Technology Spring Assist Hinge

Posted by Weber Knapp on Feb 8, 2022 3:00:27 PM

Ever wonder how cryogenic freezers, tanning beds, and other heavy-duty lids open safely despite weighing 50 to 100+ lbs.? The answer: spring-assisted or spring-loaded hinges.

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Topics: Springloaded, Vectis, Manufacturing

Vectis Technology Fueled Heavy-Duty Hinges

Posted by Weber Knapp on Feb 3, 2022 3:17:00 PM

When you’re dealing with heavy-duty hinges, the design can get complicated. But with motion control engineering, developing complex hinges isn’t an exhaustive task.

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Topics: Applications, Motion Control, Lid Support, Vectis

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

6 Design Details to Bring to your Counterbalance Spring Manufacturer

Posted by Weber Knapp on Jan 12, 2022 8:02:00 AM

We manufacturers would love it if we could design your component first and have you build your product around it. Of course, that’s usually not possible -- you have certain specs you want to meet, and we understand our design has to fit those parameters.

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Topics: Counterbalances, Design, Engineering, Vectis, Durability, standards & certifications

3 Types of Heavy-Duty Hinges: Essential Traits of Spring-Loaded Hinges

Posted by Weber Knapp on Sep 7, 2021 11:46:00 AM

The most durable and versatile products can turn out to be intimidating to the user if the wrong type of heavy-duty hinges are used. Ask anyone that lifts heavy lids all day -- spring-assisted hinges are necessary for the safety and efficiency of your entire staff.

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Topics: Motion Control, Gas Springs, Counterbalance Hinge, Hinges, Industrial, Lid Support, Springloaded, Vectis

Vectis Technology: The Future of Hideaway Tables

Posted by Weber Knapp on Jul 14, 2021 9:04:00 AM
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Summer time means eating outside on the picnic table, surrounded by family and friends. But who loves moving the heavy table once the meal is done? No one.

Cue Weber Knapp's Vectis Technology counterbalance hinges - the future of hideaway tables, work benches, seating, and more. 

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Topics: Motion Control, Counterbalance Hinge, Hinges, Hospatility Furniture, Vectis

Weber Knapp: How a Manufacturer Can Survive & Thrive for 110+ Years

Posted by Weber Knapp on Jan 5, 2021 9:01:00 AM

Not all manufacturers get to boast that they’ve been around for a century. But Weber Knapp can, and it’s thanks to our dedication to innovation and diversity. The technology has transformed since the 1900s, and so has the way we optimize your product. 

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Topics: Motion Control, Counterbalance Hinge, Engineering, Hinges, Industrial, Vectis