Mechanisms and Mechanical Devices Sourcebook, Fourth Edition

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9780071467612: Mechanisms and Mechanical Devices Sourcebook, Fourth Edition

Over 2000 drawings make this sourcebook a gold mine of information for learning and innovating in mechanical design

The fourth edition of this unique engineering reference book covers the past, present, and future of mechanisms and mechanical devices. Among the thousands of proven mechanisms illustrated and described are many suitable for recycling into new mechanical, electromechanical, or mechatronic products and systems. Overviews of robotics, rapid prototyping, MEMS, and nanotechnology will get you up-to-speed on these cutting-edge technologies. Easy-to-read tutorial chapters on the basics of mechanisms and motion control will introduce those subjects to you or refresh your knowledge of them.

  • Comprehensive index to speed your search for topics of interest
  • Glossaries of terms for gears, cams, mechanisms, and robotics
  • New industrial robot specifications and applications
  • Mobile robots for exploration, scientific research, and defense

INSIDE Mechanisms and Mechanical Devices Sourcebook, 4th Edition

Basics of Mechanisms • Motion Control Systems • Industrial Robots • Mobile Robots • Drives and Mechanisms That Include Linkages, Gears, Cams, Genevas, and Ratchets • Clutches and Brakes • Devices That Latch, Fasten, and Clamp • Chains, Belts, Springs, and Screws • Shaft Couplings and Connections • Machines That Perform Specific Motions or Package, Convey, Handle, or Assure Safety • Systems for Torque, Speed, Tension, and Limit Control • Pneumatic, Hydraulic, Electric, and Electronic Instruments and Controls • Computer-Aided Design Concepts • Rapid Prototyping • New Directions in Mechanical Engineering

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Presents drawings and descriptions of time-tested components, mechanisms, and devices. This title lets you find a specific component that may be the exact problem-solving answer you've been seeking.

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Over 2000 Drawings Make This Trusted Guide a Gold Mine of Information for Learning and Innovation in Mechanical Design

The fourth edition of this invention-inspiring engineering resource covers the past, present, and future of mechanisms and mechanical devices. You'll find drawings and descriptions of more than 2000 components that have proven themselves over time and can be incorporated into the very latest mechanical, electromechanical, and mechatronic products and systems. Overviews of robotics, rapid prototyping, MEMS, and nanotechnology, along with tutorial chapters on the basics of mechanisms and motion control, will bring you up-to-speed quickly on these cutting-edge topics.

  • Comprehensive index to speed your search for topics of interest
  • Glossaries of terms for gears, cams, mechanisms, and robotics
  • New industrial robot specifications and applications
  • Coverage of mobile robots for exploration, scientific research, and defense

INSIDE Mechanisms and Mechanical Devices Sourcebook, Fourth Edition:
* Basics of Mechanisms * Motion Control Systems * Industrial Robots * Mobile Robots * Drives and Mechanisms That Include Linkages, Gears, Cams, Genevas, and Ratchets * Clutches and Brakes * Devices That Latch, Fasten, and Clamp * Chains, Belts, Springs, and Screws * Shaft Couplings and Connections * Machines That Perform Specific Motions or Package, Convey, Handle, or Assure Safety * Systems for Torque, Speed, Tension, and Limit Control * Pneumatic, Hydraulic, Electric, and Electronic Instruments and Controls * Computer-Aided Design Concepts * Rapid Prototyping * New Directions in Mechanical Engineering

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