Basics of Design http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/16801/more en Micro Stepper Motors: Key Features and Benefits for Diverse Applications http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/micro-stepper-motors-key-features-and-benefits-diverse-applications <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by MICROMO </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Designers turn to stepper motors when they need to move a load a precise position and hold that position without jitter. Stepper motors focus microscopes, position lasers, keep CNC</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/micro-stepper-motors-key-features-and-benefits-diverse-applications" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/micro-stepper-motors-key-features-and-benefits-diverse-applications#comments Basics of Design Motors/Drives Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:22:00 +0000 41461 at http://machinedesign.com The Basics of Crossed Roller Bearings http://machinedesign.com/bearings/basics-crossed-roller-bearings <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by NB Corporation </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Crossed roller bearings provide more accuracy, rigidity, and weight-bearing capacity for linear motion than other commonly used friction-reducing devices such</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/bearings/basics-crossed-roller-bearings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/bearings/basics-crossed-roller-bearings#comments Basics of Design Bearings Wed, 10 Sep 2014 16:48:00 +0000 40651 at http://machinedesign.com Basics of Plastic Bearings: Why plastic bearings outperform metal http://machinedesign.com/bearings/basics-plastic-bearings-why-plastic-bearings-outperform-metal-0 <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by igus </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Did you know that plastic bearings cost and weigh less than their metal counterparts? And that they often run longer in harsh environments and under adverse conditions?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/bearings/basics-plastic-bearings-why-plastic-bearings-outperform-metal-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/bearings/basics-plastic-bearings-why-plastic-bearings-outperform-metal-0#comments Basics of Design Bearings Fri, 18 Jul 2014 16:31:00 +0000 39351 at http://machinedesign.com 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> <div class="og_rss_groups"></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 Cables, Connectors, Enclosures Fri, 02 May 2014 17:43:00 +0000 37171 at http://machinedesign.com Basics of Ball Screw Linear Actuators http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/basics-ball-screw-linear-actuators <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by NB Corporation </div> <div class="node-body article-body">One of the most commonly used linear actuators is the ball screw. It can be found in packaging and office equipment, factories for making semiconductors and medical equipment, and a host</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/basics-ball-screw-linear-actuators" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/basics-ball-screw-linear-actuators#comments Basics of Design Linear Motion Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:36:00 +0000 36671 at http://machinedesign.com The Basics of Quick Disconnectors http://machinedesign.com/cables-connectors-enclosures/basics-quick-disconnectors <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Beswick Engineering </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Quick-disconnect fittings (often abbreviated as QDCs or QDs) provide fast and easy connection and disconnection of fluid lines. There</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/cables-connectors-enclosures/basics-quick-disconnectors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/cables-connectors-enclosures/basics-quick-disconnectors#comments Basics of Design Cables, Connectors, Enclosures Hydraulics Pneumatics Fri, 28 Mar 2014 14:05:00 +0000 36071 at http://machinedesign.com Basics of Flexible Continuous-Flex Cables http://machinedesign.com/cables-connectors-enclosures/basics-flexible-continuous-flex-cables <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</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/cables-connectors-enclosures/basics-flexible-continuous-flex-cables" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/cables-connectors-enclosures/basics-flexible-continuous-flex-cables#comments Basics of Design Cables, Connectors, Enclosures Mon, 25 Nov 2013 14:31:00 +0000 32531 at http://machinedesign.com Basics of Vision Systems and Vision Sensors http://machinedesign.com/sensors/basics-vision-systems-and-vision-sensors <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Baumer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Vision systems often get confused with vision sensors though the two have differing strengths and weaknesses. The terms</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/sensors/basics-vision-systems-and-vision-sensors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/sensors/basics-vision-systems-and-vision-sensors#comments Basics of Design Sensors Tue, 19 Nov 2013 17:18:00 +0000 32281 at http://machinedesign.com Basics of Electronic Variable Speed Drives for Induction Motors http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/basics-electronic-variable-speed-drives-induction-motors <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Baldor </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Electronic variable-speed drives (VSDs) adjust the speed and torque of ac motors by varying the frequency and voltage applied to the motor</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/basics-electronic-variable-speed-drives-induction-motors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motorsdrives/basics-electronic-variable-speed-drives-induction-motors#comments Basics of Design Motors/Drives Tue, 19 Nov 2013 15:15:00 +0000 32581 at http://machinedesign.com Keeping hose and coupling inventory on track http://machinedesign.com/hydraulics/keeping-hose-and-coupling-inventory-track <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Gates </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p> <img alt="" src="/site-files/machinedesign.com/files/uploads/2013/10/GatesBlack.gif" style="width: 150px; height: 85px; float: right;" />The goal of any operation that uses hydraulics is to stock the hose and couplings needed to service the vast majority of equipment, yet with as little inventory as possible.<br /> <br /> In this guide, we&rsquo;ll review building a basic inventory, maintaining the inventory and how to balance these competing demands.<br /> </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/hydraulics/keeping-hose-and-coupling-inventory-track" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/hydraulics/keeping-hose-and-coupling-inventory-track#comments Basics of Design Hydraulics Wed, 23 Oct 2013 05:00:00 +0000 31401 at http://machinedesign.com