Weber Knapp Blog Motion Control Engineering, Manufacturing Resources, and Articles

  • Products With Bad Ergonomic Design & Keeping Them Out of Your Office
    by Weber Knapp on April 14, 2024 at 1:20 pm

    Raise your hand if you’d love to be uncomfortable at your workstation because of its furnishings and equipment.  …  Nothing can put a damper on a workday – and productivity – than having office equipment that makes it a job to find some level of comfort while using. Another way: we’ve all sat in that chair that is impossible to find a good position in or at that desk that’s the wrong height, and we all avoid using them again.

  • Overview: What is a Hidden Hinge on a Refrigerator?
    by Weber Knapp on April 10, 2024 at 2:24 pm

    Inspecting several high-end refrigerators quickly reveals the widespread use of hidden hinges in premium models. As the name suggests, these hinges are invisible to the casual glance and therefore create a more seamless look in the kitchen.

  • The Best Position for a Keyboard For Improved Office Ergonomics
    by Weber Knapp on March 20, 2024 at 7:45 pm

    Sore wrists. A stiff neck. A tired back.  Spend any amount of time working on an office computer with a keyboard that’s just not positioned correctly, and you’ll likely walk away feeling some discomfort.  If your office or classroom is spending a good portion of its day sitting at a desk and working on a computer, you probably already know how important it is to promote correct office ergonomics. A healthy work lifestyle reduces back, neck, and eye strain, as well as the risk of desk job-related injuries like carpal tunnel syndrome.

  • Ergonomics in Healthcare Education: Creating A Comfortable Environment
    by Weber Knapp on January 26, 2024 at 7:36 pm

    Universities and learning institutions are dynamic environments where knowledge is shared, discoveries are made, and the next generation of healthcare professionals is shaped. 

  • Ergonomics & Custom Hotel Furniture: 4 Hotel Interior Design Trends
    by Weber Knapp on October 7, 2023 at 5:15 am

    While hospitality design trends come and go (and then tend to come back again), the latest wave of hotel interior design seems to be leaning more traditional and toward creating a warm, welcoming ambiance. 

  • Innovative Ergonomic Solutions: 2024 Trends
    by Weber Knapp on October 4, 2023 at 2:20 pm

    With the evolution of workplaces and technological progression, innovative ergonomic solutions have become essential for companies aiming to foster health-conscious and efficient work settings.

  • GSA-Approved Office Furniture Is the Best of the Best
    by Weber Knapp on July 3, 2023 at 1:00 pm

    Furnishing your office is a big decision. There are a lot of factors to consider, like your team's comfort and health, an appealing aesthetic, cost, and durability. 

  • Ergonomics in Healthcare: Caring for Caretakers
    by Weber Knapp on June 12, 2023 at 6:43 pm

    We’re facing a healthcare crisis of sorts in America – and it predates the pandemic.

  • [How to] Improve Shop Floor Safety with Manufacturing Ergonomics
    by Weber Knapp on June 12, 2023 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.

  • 9 Ways to Create the Best Ergonomic Workstation Setup
    by Weber Knapp on June 8, 2023 at 2:51 pm

    Anyone who’s spent an extended time sitting at a computer, whether for school or work, has probably experienced some form of strain. What once was the exception is now the norm -- desk jobs are more common than ever, and so are the related health risks.