Cables, Connectors, Enclosures http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/8226/more en Flexible Clean-Room Cables http://machinedesign.com/cables-connectors-enclosures/flexible-clean-room-cables <div class="node-body article-body"><p><img alt="" src="/site-files/machinedesign.com/files/uploads/2014/06/uploads/2014/06/cicoil-flexx-sil-cleanrm-cables.gif" style="width: 350px; height: 234px; margin: 5px; float: right;" />Flexx-Sil &ldquo;off-the-shelf&rdquo; clean-room cables and assemblies for the semiconductor industry are rated for Class 1 Clean Room use. The rubber-jacketed cables meet ISO 146441 Air Cleanliness Requirements, exceed ASTM E595 outgassing requirements, and are excellent for vacuum environments.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/cables-connectors-enclosures/flexible-clean-room-cables" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/cables-connectors-enclosures/flexible-clean-room-cables#comments Cables, Connectors, Enclosures Mon, 23 Jun 2014 18:54:00 +0000 38661 at http://machinedesign.com Improving Cable Performance in Harsh Environments http://machinedesign.com/cables-connectors-enclosures/improving-cable-performance-harsh-environments-0 <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by WL Gore & Associates </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Cables are often the last component considered during system designs. In many situations, cables are really the system’s lifeline — if a cable goes down, the entire system</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/cables-connectors-enclosures/improving-cable-performance-harsh-environments-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/cables-connectors-enclosures/improving-cable-performance-harsh-environments-0#comments Cables, Connectors, Enclosures White Papers Thu, 29 May 2014 15:01:00 +0000 37871 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 When Flexible Cable Doesn’t Flex for Long http://machinedesign.com/cables-connectors-enclosures/when-flexible-cable-doesn-t-flex-long <div class="field-deck"> It’s easy to get confused by terms thrown around for cables meant to last a long time on moving, automated machinery. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">When science-fiction writer Isaac Asimov first penned stories about positronic robots in the 1940s, it’s doubtful he could have foreseen that one of the weak points real robots would have is relatively mundane: the cabling used to connect their moving parts. This wiring can flex millions of times in normal use. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/cables-connectors-enclosures/when-flexible-cable-doesn-t-flex-long" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/cables-connectors-enclosures/when-flexible-cable-doesn-t-flex-long#comments Cables, Connectors, Enclosures Mon, 21 Apr 2014 15:49:00 +0000 36621 at http://machinedesign.com Precision encoders provide the path to perfect surfaces http://machinedesign.com/cables-connectors-enclosures/precision-encoders-provide-path-perfect-surfaces <div class="field-byline"> Martin Seichter and Helmut Kügel, Heidenhain Corp. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Manufacturing parts with near-flawless surface finishes demands encoders with extremely small positioning errors.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/cables-connectors-enclosures/precision-encoders-provide-path-perfect-surfaces" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/cables-connectors-enclosures/precision-encoders-provide-path-perfect-surfaces#comments Cables, Connectors, Enclosures Sensors Tue, 15 Apr 2014 19:02:00 +0000 36451 at http://machinedesign.com Sealing off leaks http://machinedesign.com/cables-connectors-enclosures/sealing-leaks <div class="field-byline"> Ed Douglas, Douglas Electrical Components </div> <div class="node-body article-body">An application that requires a disconnect on one or both sides of a pressure or vacuum wall probably demands a hermetic bulkhead connector. However, not all hermetic connectors are the same.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/cables-connectors-enclosures/sealing-leaks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/cables-connectors-enclosures/sealing-leaks#comments Cables, Connectors, Enclosures Tue, 15 Apr 2014 18:47:00 +0000 36421 at http://machinedesign.com The difference between wire feedthroughs and bulkhead connectors http://machinedesign.com/cables-connectors-enclosures/difference-between-wire-feedthroughs-and-bulkhead-connectors <div class="field-byline"> Ed Douglas, Douglas Electrical Components </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Bulkhead connectors are widely used to route power and data into isolated environments, but they’re not always the best choice.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/cables-connectors-enclosures/difference-between-wire-feedthroughs-and-bulkhead-connectors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/cables-connectors-enclosures/difference-between-wire-feedthroughs-and-bulkhead-connectors#comments Cables, Connectors, Enclosures Tue, 15 Apr 2014 18:37:00 +0000 36411 at http://machinedesign.com When Wire Feedthroughs Make More Sense Than Bulkhead Connectors http://machinedesign.com/cables-connectors-enclosures/when-wire-feedthroughs-make-more-sense-bulkhead-connectors <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Douglas Electrical Components </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Engineers who work with pressure and vacuum chambers usually reach for off-the-shelf sealed bulkhead connectors when</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/cables-connectors-enclosures/when-wire-feedthroughs-make-more-sense-bulkhead-connectors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/cables-connectors-enclosures/when-wire-feedthroughs-make-more-sense-bulkhead-connectors#comments Cables, Connectors, Enclosures White Papers Thu, 03 Apr 2014 20:20:00 +0000 36191 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 Giant cable carrier keeps sludge moving http://machinedesign.com/cables-connectors-enclosures/giant-cable-carrier-keeps-sludge-moving <div class="field-deck"> Plastic links protect hoses connected to traveling pumps. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p><img alt="" src="/site-files/machinedesign.com/files/uploads/2014/03/Amoras-plant.jpg" style="width: 350px; height: 279px; margin: 5px; float: right;" title="Sand, silt, and water dredged from Antwerp harbor first get dumped in a circular holding basin at the Amoras plant.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/cables-connectors-enclosures/giant-cable-carrier-keeps-sludge-moving" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/cables-connectors-enclosures/giant-cable-carrier-keeps-sludge-moving#comments Cables, Connectors, Enclosures Thu, 27 Mar 2014 20:16:00 +0000 36031 at http://machinedesign.com