Basics of Design http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/16801/more en 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 The Basics of Rugged Monitoring and Control Hardware http://machinedesign.com/controllers/basics-rugged-monitoring-and-control-hardware <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by National Instruments </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Monitoring and control systems must withstand extreme temperature ranges or hazardous conditions, including temperature, shock</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/controllers/basics-rugged-monitoring-and-control-hardware" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/controllers/basics-rugged-monitoring-and-control-hardware#comments Basics of Design Controllers Tue, 08 Oct 2013 15:54:00 +0000 32191 at http://machinedesign.com Basics of Designing Machine Vision into OEM Equipment http://machinedesign.com/sensors/basics-designing-machine-vision-oem-equipment <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Cognex </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Machine vision is commonly used in semiconductor, electronic, automotive, and consumer-products applications, and is spreading in medical, pharmaceutical, and aerospace designs. Uses include</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/sensors/basics-designing-machine-vision-oem-equipment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/sensors/basics-designing-machine-vision-oem-equipment#comments Basics of Design Sensors Wed, 18 Sep 2013 19:49:00 +0000 30541 at http://machinedesign.com Basics of Linear Slide Tables http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/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</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/basics-linear-slide-tables" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/basics-linear-slide-tables#comments Basics of Design Linear Motion Fri, 13 Sep 2013 01:21:00 +0000 30191 at http://machinedesign.com Basics of Reconfigurable Motion Control http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/basics-reconfigurable-motion-control <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by National Instruments </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Reconfigurable motion control helps today’s machines boost throughput, increase quality, and lower cost. Here</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/basics-reconfigurable-motion-control" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/basics-reconfigurable-motion-control#comments Basics of Design Motion Control Tue, 30 Jul 2013 13:52:00 +0000 28831 at http://machinedesign.com