Basics of Design http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/16801/more en Basics of Industrial Connectivity http://machinedesign.com/cables-connectors-enclosures/basics-industrial-connectivity <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Altech Corp. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Industrial connectivity includes any component that is in the path of delivering power or control signals to do useful...</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/cables-connectors-enclosures/basics-industrial-connectivity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/cables-connectors-enclosures/basics-industrial-connectivity#comments Basics of Design Defense Cables, Connectors, Enclosures Medical Mon, 27 Jun 2016 17:43:00 +0000 37171 at http://machinedesign.com Basics of Designing Machine Vision into OEM Equipment http://machinedesign.com/manufacturing-equipment/basics-designing-machine-vision-oem-equipment <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Cognex </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p><img alt="" src="/site-files/machinedesign.com/files/uploads/2015/06/cognex-200.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 19px; float: right;" />Here we outline how machine-design engineers&nbsp;can integrate machine-vision software, vision&nbsp;sensors, smart cameras, image-based barcode&nbsp;readers, and OEM vision into machines, devices,&nbsp;and other capital equipment.</p></div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/manufacturing-equipment/basics-designing-machine-vision-oem-equipment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/manufacturing-equipment/basics-designing-machine-vision-oem-equipment#comments Basics of Design Manufacturing Equipment Thu, 16 Jun 2016 18:30:00 +0000 49381 at http://machinedesign.com Basics of High-Load Capacity Slide Products http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/basics-high-load-capacity-slide-products <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by NB Corp. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">When designing industrial automation equipment for high load capacities, it is essential to understand some of the key features and benefits available from...</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/basics-high-load-capacity-slide-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/basics-high-load-capacity-slide-products#comments Basics of Design Linear Motion Thu, 09 Jun 2016 20:01:00 +0000 63041 at http://machinedesign.com Basics of Touchless Rotary Sensors http://machinedesign.com/sensors/basics-touchless-rotary-sensors-0 <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Novotechnik </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Other noncontact magnetism-based sensors go beyond potentiometric sensors using resistance-based track-and-wiper techniques. However, they still require...</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/sensors/basics-touchless-rotary-sensors-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/sensors/basics-touchless-rotary-sensors-0#comments Basics of Design Sensors Tue, 05 Apr 2016 18:27:00 +0000 59311 at http://machinedesign.com An Alternative for Fitting Straight Lines to Data http://machinedesign.com/engineering-essentials/alternative-fitting-straight-lines-data <div class="field-deck"> The “method of least squares” isn’t the only way to draw straight lines through data points. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The “method of least squares” isn’t the only way to draw straight lines through data points.</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/engineering-essentials/alternative-fitting-straight-lines-data" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/engineering-essentials/alternative-fitting-straight-lines-data#comments Basics of Design Engineering Essentials Tue, 08 Mar 2016 22:20:00 +0000 58411 at http://machinedesign.com Basics of Getting the Right Fit between Linear Bushings and Shafts http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/basics-getting-right-fit-between-linear-bushings-and-shafts <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by NB Corp. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The right fit can be loose or tight or somewhere in between, depending on the application.</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/basics-getting-right-fit-between-linear-bushings-and-shafts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/basics-getting-right-fit-between-linear-bushings-and-shafts#comments Basics of Design Motion Control Tue, 08 Mar 2016 19:25:00 +0000 58201 at http://machinedesign.com What are the Differences Between Springs? http://machinedesign.com/springs/what-are-differences-between-springs <div class="node-body article-body">Some of the same technology that enables a pacemaker to function can also be found in a ballpoint pen.</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/springs/what-are-differences-between-springs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/springs/what-are-differences-between-springs#comments Basics of Design Manufacturing Equipment Springs Community Wed, 03 Feb 2016 19:41:00 +0000 56721 at http://machinedesign.com Basics Of Electric Heaters http://machinedesign.com/basics-design/basics-electric-heaters-0 <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Hotwatt </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Learn about types of electric heaters, heat transfer and losses, basic heat equations and specific applications as well as... </div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/basics-design/basics-electric-heaters-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/basics-design/basics-electric-heaters-0#comments Basics of Design Fri, 29 Jan 2016 22:54:00 +0000 56581 at http://machinedesign.com Basics of Flexible Continuous-Flex Cables http://machinedesign.com/cables-connectors-enclosures/basics-flexible-continuous-flex-cables-0 <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by igus® </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Continuous-flex cables last longer and work better than conventional cable in automated machinery for control, data, bus, position feedback, fiber optic, coaxial, servo, power, and robot applications. Continuous-flex cables are...</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/cables-connectors-enclosures/basics-flexible-continuous-flex-cables-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/cables-connectors-enclosures/basics-flexible-continuous-flex-cables-0#comments Basics of Design Cables, Connectors, Enclosures Wed, 27 Jan 2016 19:54:00 +0000 56081 at http://machinedesign.com Basics of Linear Slide Tables http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/basics-linear-slide-tables <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by igus® </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Slide tables can precisely position or move a variety of payloads. These off-the-shelf, pre-assembled tables let companies eliminate the need to...</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/basics-linear-slide-tables" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/basics-linear-slide-tables#comments Basics of Design Motion Control Wed, 27 Jan 2016 19:06:00 +0000 56071 at http://machinedesign.com