Table of Contents

Classic Mechanisms
Pneumatic and Hydraulic Mechanism
   Mechanisms actuated by Pneumatic or Hydraulic Cylinders
Cam and Toggle Mechanism
      Cam-guided Latch Assembly
      Cabinet spring latch Mechanism
   Snap-Action Mechanisms
      Easy Ratchet and Pawl Assembly
      Design Analysis
Special-Purpose Mechanism
   Linkages that produce straight line motion
      Watt's linkage Assembly
      Robert's Linkage
      Peaucellier Cell Linkage
      Tchebicheff's Linkage
      Evan's Linkage
      D-Drive Linkage
   Stroke Multiplier
      Reciprocating Table Drive
      Parallel-link Coupling
   Linkages for other motion
   Cardan Circle
      Slider connection
   Adjustable-Stroke Mechanism
      Adjustable Slide Driver
      Variable Velocity
   Unique Linkage Produces Precise Straight-Line Mechanism
      Multilinked Versions
   Parallel Link Mechanism
      Eight-bar linkage
Force and Stroke Multipliers
Cam Mechanism
   Ideas for Cam Mechanisms
      The Indexing Mechanism
      Slot Cam
      Cam Constant Speed Rotation
Spring Assisted Mechanism
   Four ways to put a spring to work
      Increased Tension
      Three step Rate
      Compressing Mechanism
      Differential Rate Assemply
Rotary to Linear Motion conversion
   Linkages that produce straight line motion
      Sarrus Linkage
Hydrocyloid Mechanism
Cardan-gear Mechanism
Simplified Cardan-gear Mechanism
Parallel-link Mechanism
Coupler Mechanism
   Multiple Change Points
   Traditional Coupler
   Universal Coupler
   Variable Distance Coupler
Four-bar Coupler
Robot Head
Geneva Mechanism
Nine Great Mechanical Principles
Mechanical Movements
Rotary to reciprocating Motion Mechanism
Accelerator/Decelerator, Linear Strokes
Toggle Linkage Mechanism
Reciprocating and General_purpose Mechanisms
   Converting Rotary to Linear Motion
      Scotch Yoke 1
      Scotch Yoke 2
      Scotch Yoke 3
   Indexing and Intermittent mechanisms
      Internal-Geneva drive
Machine Designs
   Delivery System
      Turn Crank