Hospitality
Driving innovation in the hospitality industry with custom motion control hinges for flip-up bar tops, adjustable Murphy beds, food prep tables, and more.
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Industrial
Using spring and counterbalance technology to move away from unreliable pressure cylinders while increasing efficiency and safety in the industrial environment.
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Outdoor & Professional Kitchen
Designing motion control solutions for luxury, professional, and outdoor kitchen appliances to make cooking, baking, and grilling easier, safer, and more enjoyable.
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Medical
Increasing medical workplace safety with ergonomic products like blood-draw stations, computer carts, X-Ray monitor displays as well as hinges for medical equipment.
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Office Ergonomics
Making lives easier and more comfortable with ergonomic office accessories like keyboard trays, monitor arms, computer trolleys, and more.
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Vectis Technology
The full line of high-quality Vectis™ springloaded counterbalance hinges are custom built for a wide range of applications for various environments and temperatures. Made from reliable steel and powder coated with a distinctive black, textured finish, these hinges are built to last more than 100,000 open and close cycles in conditions ranging from freezing (32°F) to 110°F.
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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.

Our Process

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.

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Case Studies

Outdoor & Professional Kitchen

From BBQ smokers to kitchen appliances -- the possibilities for motion control and counterbalance hinges are endless.

Hospitality

Whether you need a pass-through countertop or a Murphy bed, there is a hinge for your hospitality needs!

Medical

Safety is important in every industry, but especially so in the medical industry. From ergonomics to motion control, Weber Knapp is here for your medical environment needs.

Hinges

This is our bread and butter. Our patented Vecits technology takes motion control and counterbalance hinges to the next level. Find out how!

Office Ergonomics

Ergonomics is all about being comfortable to increase productivity and ROI. We are always developing new ergonomic solutions.

Industrial

Don’t overlook our machining capabilities! We can do everything from CNC laser cutting to progressive die stamping.

Resources

Looking to learn more about motion control, ergonomics, or machining operations? Take a look at some of these great resources!

Downloadables

Download the Office Ergonomics Safety Guide

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.

Intro to Motion Control and Counterbalancing for Product Design

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.

Intro to Motion Control and Counterbalancing for Product Design

Use our proprietary DYO app above by simply plugging in your product’s three critical parameters of the load to be counterbalanced.

Recent Blog Posts

  • 5 Hinge Design Guidelines for Medical and Science Equipment
    by Weber Knapp on May 7, 2021 at 5:32 pm

    Heavy-duty hinges are all about doing a job smoothly and repeatedly without compromising the quality of the overall product. Particularly in medical and scientific applications, hinges are critically essential to the continued functionality of often-expensive equipment.  As a result, there are many hinge design guidelines specific to these industries that can make or (literally) break your project’s success. Below, we’ll discuss five considerations for heavy-duty hinges, and the guidelines that ensure they function perfectly.

  • Custom Outdoor Kitchen Design: How Hinges Open Doors to Innovation
    by Weber Knapp on May 7, 2021 at 5:14 pm

    Summer is the season of grilling, sun, and — for a growing number of Americans — fancy backyard fun. After living the hermit life in 2020, the entire world was ready to kick back and relax around the grill. However, innovation doesn’t take breaks, and you’ve got work to do. Especially since 82% of American homeowners say they are more interested in updating outdoor living spaces than they were prior to the pandemic. There are many opportunities to improve and innovate the functionality of an outdoor kitchen. Shoring up safety, reliability, and convenience will ensure that your designs don’t just help an end-user relax, but also enhance the safety and convenience of entertaining and outdoor fun. If you’re a professional looking to take a custom outdoor kitchen design to the next level, hinges are pivotal for making the ordinary incredible.

  • Ergonomics in Manufacturing: How to Improve Shop Floor Safety
    by Weber Knapp on May 5, 2021 at 1:00 pm

    In manufacturing, safety is always a major concern. Hazards that come with the territory of a manufacturing line or shop floor can pose a serious threat to the health and well-being of your employees.

Proven and Trusted

These are just a few of our satisfied clients who have come to love motion control hinge design!


Get In Touch

Weber Knapp Co.

441 Chandler Street Jamestown, NY 14701

sales@weberknapp.com

800.828.9254

Fax: 716.484.9142