mechanical linkage

mechanical linkage

[mi′kan·ə·kəl ′liŋ·kij]
(mechanical engineering)
A set of rigid bodies, called links, joined together at pivots by means of pins or equivalent devices.
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A potential problem with an electro-mechanical cam is that over a period of time the mechanical linkage system may experience 'slippage'due to wear- resulting in a lack of precision that reduces burner efficiency and performance.
Sarrus's mechanical linkage converts a limited circular motion to a linear motion, without reference guideways.
The wiping contacts, mechanical linkage with two-step actuation, clean contacts providing high, positive contact pressure and longer contact life.
Therefore, a shift-by-wire system was introduced that eliminates the mechanical linkage between the shift lever, judges driver shift inputs using sensors installed on the shift operation devices, and performs shifting using an actuator attached to the transmission.
EPP is difficult to implement since it requires: (a) the use of a harness or a post-amputation cineplasty surgical procedure and (b) a direct mechanical linkage (Bowden cable) between the control site and the prosthesis.
Its small package and lack of mechanical linkage to the transmission opens space below and above.
Novotechnik's (Southborough, MA) Vert-X 31E Series of programmable rotary angle sensors are touchless sensors with a permanent magnet that can be secured to a rotating shaft, so that there is no direct mechanical linkage between the shaft and the measuring system.
Marcum elaborates: "For desalination, the mechanical linkage brings in the sea water, compresses it, sends it through filters and takes the water to the shore.
Over the past several years, the team has iteratively improved the mechanical linkage, the operator interface, and the control method to improve the system's performance.
Whizzing through a production sequence might be an electronic memory device, a mechanical linkage, or an optical scanner that ultimately finds it way back to that very same production line someday as an embedded enabling component --helping to make more of itself.
The system eliminates the need for a mechanical linkage between the steering wheel and the front wheels.
Compressed air is a powerful source of energy which is carbon neutral, inexhaustible and can be made at very low cost wherever there is a wind turbine, by connecting the turbine to a compressor by a direct mechanical linkage.