Vectis by Weber Knapp

Jamestown,  NY 
United States
  • Booth: 1307

Thank you for your interest in Vectis by Weber Knapp!

Weber Knapp is a vertically integrated design, engineering, and manufacturing company celebrating its 112th year.  We are based in the US and are experts at providing mechanical motion control solutions, especially in the area of counterbalanced and spring assisted hinges as well as kinematic motion.   We aim to be an extension of your engineering team by providing everything from design, prototypes, testing, and full production.  Stop by our booth #1307 to see and feel our innovative solutions for grill lids, bar and countertop lift gates, stainless steel cabinet hardware, and our entire Smokin' Ugly line of products!  For more information visit:

Brands: Vectis™, Weber Knapp, Smokin' Ugly™

 Show Specials

  • (Mar 03, 2023)

    Receive $10 off orders over $100 on all Smokin' Ugly product through the end of the show!!! 

    Check out entire line of Smokin' Ugly Products at

    Use coupon code HPBExpo10!  

 Press Releases

  • JAMESTOWN, N.Y. – At the end of 2022, Weber Knapp – maker of Smokin’ Ugly accessory kits –  released the newest member of its BBQ grill and accessories family: the TG Series Grill. Made from robust stainless steel and fast to assemble, the TG Series Grill makes barbecuing practically anywhere – from the tailgate to the campsite and beyond – easy. 

    In addition to its portability, what sets the TG Series Grill apart from others is its versatility. With a few quick adjustments, the TG series can be outfitted with a griddle or turned into a pizza oven, making it a triple threat in the world of onsite, outdoor cooking.

    Featuring Weber Knapp motion control technology, the TG allows cooks of all skill levels to have enhanced control over the grill. With its spring-assist hinge, the TG’s lid holds position within its range of motion. In addition to freeing up the chef’s hands, users can better control heat loss while cooking.

    Weber Knapp also launched its online store for Smokin’ Ugly. The new online store is the company’s foray into direct sales to consumers. Visitors can view Weber Knapp’s full line of Smokin’ Ugly products and accessories, as well as Smokin’ Ugly merchandise. Visit


  • TG Series Grill
    Take Smokin' Ugly on the go! The TG Series Grill is small and portable. Its innovative compact design makes it the perfect addition to your tailgate, camp, or backyard BBQ.


  • Despite its size, it is also the ultimate "tripe threat."  It can be used to:

    * Grill

    * Griddle

    * Or Oven-fire a pizza

    This portable grill is engineered to fit your busy life and take it with you on the go!  

    The TG Series Grill is:

    * Made in the USA

    * Built with a Robust Stainless Steel Outer Construction

    * Portable

    * Easily Assembled with Minimal Tools Required

    * Is Fueled with Charcoal and/or Wood 

    * Versatile with several grilling/cooking options

    * Designed with Adjustable Spring Assist Hinge Technology Included

  • Drum Smoker Accessories
    Our Ugly Drum Smoker accessories line was born from our team's desire to expand upon the Drum Smoker's outdoor cooking possibilities!...

  • Using patented VECTIS spring assist technology and innovative manufacturing, we've created the perfect, accessible backyard smoker accessories for a fraction of the cost of other smokers.  

    This line of products pairs with the original Drum Smoker and takes your backyard smoking station to the next level.

    Our high-quality, innovative accessories offer and "any meal, any time" grilling/smoking solution to Ugly Drum Smoker enthusiasts!

    Fueled by Vectis Technology and manufactured with your grilling experience in mind!  

    While the entire line of Smokin' Ugly Drum Smoker Accessories are pretty incredible, we're especially excited to share the Smokin' Ugly Pizza Oven with you!  Turn your Ugly Drum Smoker into a wood-fired pizza oven or a griddle!  Griddle up hotcakes, fry up some eggs, toast a sandwich, or wood fire a delicious homemade pizza!  The Smokin' Ugly Pizza Oven is easy to assembly and has both charcoal and wood heating options!  

    Stop by booth #1307 and check out this awesome line of products for yourself! 

  • Vectis® DYO Hinge Line
    Transform your ideas into reality! Our Vectis series counterbalance hinges create a custom design that can ship in 2-3 weeks for your prototyping and small volume needs....

  • The full line of high-quality Vectis® springloaded counterbalance hinges are purpose built for a wide range of indoor applications. 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.

    All four Vectis® models – 200, 600, 1200, 1800 – are customizable to have a torque output that meets your specific application. Each can also be ordered with the standard 90° opening angle, or reduced in your order from the factory to stop between 45° and 90°.

    Starting with our Vectis® models, you can build a customized hinge system without the prohibitive design and engineering start-up costs. Our baseline counterbalance hinges have been tested to 100,000 cycles.

    Vectis Technology is the culmination of 100+ years of mechanical motion control engineering research. Now, we’ve put the ability to build precision counterbalance and spring-assisted hinges in your hands.

    Whether your application requires the absolute precision of counterbalance technology or simply the benefits of a featherlight, soft-open/soft-close lid; our Vectis team of engineers will get you started on a solution. You can choose from our four models and fully customize them in our easy-to-use proprietary Vectis DYO app.

    Don’t be afraid to experiment — we can help you come up with something the competition isn’t doing!

  • Vectis® Pivot
    The Vectis® Pivot was specifically designed to lesson strain on users and provide a safer grilling environment....

  • The Vectis® Pivot with our Balance Assist Technology is a device that, when assembled into a lid with a spring assist or counterbalance mechanism, allows the lid to stay where placed through a larger range of motion.  The lid won't fall even when partially open allowing for better venting and a more pleasant user experience.
  • Chiminea
    As part of the Smokin' Ugly family, the Chiminea is the perfect addition to your ultimate outdoor oasis!...

  • The innovative design of the Smokin' Ugly Chiminea makes tear down and assembly a breeze, no tools required!  It's great for the patio, back yard, or camp.  The easy tab assembly makes traveling simple too!

    The Chiminea Features Include:

    * Made in the USA

    * Heavy Gage Steel Construction 

    * No Tools Required

    * Enjoy a relaxing fire or insert the grate and grill up a feast!

    * Portable

    * Two grill heights to choose from

    * Easy to remove grill grate

    * Large bottom shelf for fire log storage

    * Easily remove ashes!

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