Motion Control Engineering & Manufacturing
Knapp, a former trim designer, joined Weber in 1909, when the manufacturing facility covered a mere few hundred square feet and housed a limited but productive operation.
That year, the enthusiastic partners renamed the business and set it on a course to maintain high quality while providing for gradual but steady growth.
In the first decade, the primary products were phonograph hardware, needle cups and covers, hinges, and supports. 1920 brought growth and diversification when the Keeler Brass Company of Grand Rapids, Michigan purchased Weber Knapp.
Throughout its history, Weber Knapp has continuously been a supplier and contributor to innovations within in this industry.
It all sparks when an innovative idea meets our patented technology. It doesn’t end until it’s custom packaged and shipped to your door. Check out a day in the life of product design & manufacturing at Weber Knapp.
Looking to learn more about motion control, ergonomics, or machining operations? Take a look at some of these great resources!
Where you’re an office boss or an HR department head, you want your employees to be happy and healthy. In the past, the most overlooked way to do that has been providing them with a fully ergonomic office workstation setup.
In product design, motion and perceived quality are closely linked. When a lid, cover, or door moves smoothly or with just the “right” amount of effort, users can tell it's a high-quality product.
Recent Blog Posts
Weber Knapp Blog Motion Control Engineering, Manufacturing Resources, and Articles
- Pivoting Loads and Counterbalance Hinge Useby Weber Knapp on May 20, 2022 at 12:13 pm
If you want to design a product with a heavy lid or door, it’s useful to research how engineers have solved similar problems with other products.
- Heavy-duty gas spring hinge and mechanical spring hinge usesby Weber Knapp on May 19, 2022 at 3:00 pm
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.
- The three option levels for Heavy-Duty Grill Hingesby Weber Knapp on May 18, 2022 at 2:15 pm
Does the lid of that grill, smoker, or barbecue pit you designed fly backward or slam shut unexpectedly? Blame the cheap hinges!
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