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Vectis™ in Design World - A manufacturing partnership that is fired up!

Vectis™ was so pleased to see this article come out in Design World yesterday (12/19/17). We are very proud of our relationship with Kamado Joe and love spreading the word about what we can do to enhance the usability of amazing products like the Big Joe and the Classic! Please take a minute to check…

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Merry Christmas from Vectis™ by Weber Knapp!

The holiday season always has a way of lightening the mood around the office.  Our conversations have a way of moving toward more festive topics and decorations begin to appear, lighting up cubicles and hallway corners throughout the entire building.  There is generally a bit more lively chatter in the hallways and although the topics…

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Weber Knapp and Kamado Joe "Fire It Up!"

Over the years, we have had the opportunity to collaborate with so many great companies! We pride ourselves on our ability to become an extension of our customers engineering departments – helping them enhance their products with our decades of counterbalance experience. We value each and every one of our customers and are always working…

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Summer Grilling with our Kamado Joe Grills

I’m sure by now you all know how we feel about Kamado Joe and what our Vectis™ Custom Counterbalance Hinge did to enhance the user experience on their Big Joe and Classic grills. But what you don’t know is that quite a few of us loved the grill so much that we just had to…

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Vectis™ at the NRA Show 2017

We just returned from an exciting weekend at the NRA (National Restaurant Association) Show 2017. This show is the largest annual gathering of the restaurant, foodservice and hospitality industry. Just like they do every year, the NRA packed McCormick Place in Chicago with over 2,000 exhibitors and countless non-exhibiting attendees. The place was buzzing with…

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Vectis™ Imagined Applications

If you’ve been following our blog you’re already familiar with Vectis™ Springloaded Counterbalanced Hinges and what they can offer but, maybe you still aren’t sure what applications they can really be used for or, maybe you’re just landing on our website and getting to know Vectis™. So, in the spirit of sharing our counterbalance knowledge,…

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HPBExpo - What a Show!

Just two short weeks ago, the Vectis™ team traveled to Atlanta, GA to attend the annual Hearth, Patio, & Barbecue Associations HPBExpo – North America’s largest indoor-outdoor living showcase.     Talk about an exciting show! With our booth set up and our line of Vectis™ and Vectis™ Custom Counterbalance Hinges on display we set…

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Vectis™ at the Show

It’s the beginning of a new year and we’re full steam ahead here at Vectis™. But, we know we’re not the only ones readying ourselves for the busy year ahead. All of the industry trade associations are making themselves ready for upcoming trade shows – their main goal, to facilitate interaction between manufacturers in their…

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Holiday Reflections - 2016

The holiday season is upon us and boy have we been busy here with Vectis™! In today’s hectic work environment, it can be tough to find the time for reflective thought. Our energy has been focused on launching the website, developing marketing strategy, countless meetings with our engineers, and all of the other necessary steps…

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Vectis™ Technical Considerations #2 – Lid Gaskets and Counterbalances

Last month we began our series on technical considerations in order to help prepare you for your visit to the Vectis™ DYO app. We are confident that this series of blogs will help you make technical decisions in order to design the ideal counterbalance for your project. This month we’re going to discuss how lid…

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Vectis™ Technical Considerations - Effects of Vertical Distance to the Center of Gravity

So, you’ve decided that a springloaded counterbalance hinge is the ideal way to take your project to the next level. And, you already know that a Vectis™ Counterbalance Hinge can address your specific design challenges and that a Vectis™ counterbalance hinge will outperform and out last a gas spring. But, what technical considerations do you…

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Coming To An Industry Near You - If It Isn't Already There!

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 oversized industrial tank lid.  But, Vectis™ Counterbalances have so many possible applications across a vast array of industries.  If you were…

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Let’s Talk About Motion Control

  I’ve been excited to get started on writing blogs for our newly launched Vectis™ line of counterbalance hinges and the vectiscounterbalance.com website.  With so many topics I could cover, it occurred to me that the most important feature and the driving force behind each Vectis™ counterbalance is actually quite simple – Motion Control. Motion…

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Twenty-five Percent Growth, Economic Impact and Product Diversity Highlights Weber Knapp Success

Business success stories begin with empowering leadership that instills a culture of collaboration, productivity and a strategic vision. In 2011 current President and CEO Rex McCray and Senior Vice President of Engineering Donald Pangborn brought ownership of Weber Knapp Company from a British-based investment company back to Jamestown, New York. Today Weber Knapp is entering…

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WEBER KNAPP INTRODUCES THE NEXT GENERATION OF COUNTERBALANCE HINGES

VECTIS™ Leveraging Controlled Balance JAMESTOWN, NY – Weber Knapp, a leading manufacturer of motion control solutions, is introducing the next generation of counterbalance, springloaded hinges. Vectis™ and Vectis™ Custom combine assisted lifting forces, positional stability, and controlled opening and closing within an integrated hinge system. Vectis can be designed and purchased in low volumes without…

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