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New Rexroth Advancing Factory Automation Kit features informative videos, online resource links, case studies and technical papers
Bosch Rexroth 

"Key Advantages of Sercos III" is just one of the informative articles that are included in the new Advancing Factory Automation Kit from Bosch Rexroth. This free, custom-created digital archive can help you advance the performance and value of your automation solutions. Housed in a 1-GB USB drive, the kit features case studies, technical papers, helpful videos, and a broad array of online links to multiple Rexroth automation product literature and tools.
Making Digital Audio Measurements on Devices that have Incompatible Logic Levels


Demands on faster, smaller and more energy efficient digital audio devices have driven the need for devices from operating at the traditional 5 V to core voltage levels of well below 1 V. These low voltages and the variety of different voltages in use between devices can result in interface compatibility problems as well as measurement issues. Read this application note and learn more about the potential issues.
White paper: Firefighting Humanoid Robot
maxon precision motors 

With funding from the U.S. Navy Research Laboratory, Virginia Techís RoMeLa laboratory is designing and building their Shipboard Autonomous Fire Fighting Robot, or SAFFiR.
Product Catalog: ESCON 36/3 EC
maxon precision motors 

Maxi in the matter of performance, control properties, and range of functions. Mini as far as price, size, and commissioning are concerned.
Product Catalog: Maxon motor launches configurable DC drives
maxon precision motors 

When combined together, the maxon DCX, GPX and ENX form a high-precision, robust drive system ideal for any application from aerospace to medical to robotics. In fact anywhere that requires a compact, powerful, quiet and strong drive system. With just a few clicks of the mouse, it is possible to configure a powerful DCX drive with reliable and a fast delivery. In addition, detailed product data may be viewed immediately online and 3D CAD data for the configuration is available for downloading.
Product Catalog: Introducing the new 4 mm micro motor and gearhead
maxon precision motors 

maxon motor was challenged to deliver maximum power in the smallest possible space and the result is the EC 4 brushless motor.
Product Catalog: High-speed Synchronization with EPOS3 70/10 EtherCAT
maxon precision motors 

The digital positioning controller EPOS3 70/10 EtherCAT meets the highest demands in real-time positioning of synchronized multi-axis systems. Extremely compact in size, the EPOS3 possesses a wide nominal power supply voltage range from 11 to 70 VDC and delivers a continuous output current of 10 A, during acceleration and deceleration even up to 25 A. Designed for DC brushed and brushless motors with a power range up to 700 Watts.
Product Catalog: Small spindle drives are now available in wearproof ceramic
maxon precision motors 

Two new complete systems composed of spindle, axial bearing, and gearhead. With the GP8S and GP16S spindle drives, maxon motor is expanding the program and simultaneously launching the ceramic spindle. The ceramic spindle is an extraordinary product, with several advantages.
White paper: Human-Like Bipedal Walking Robot
maxon precision motors 

In the world of robotics engineering there are two primary ways to view how a robot walks. Either the robot has to be quasi-statically stable at every moment of movement, or it can walk like a human in a more dynamic manner, where if it stopped half-way through a step it would fall over. The real trick has always been keeping a dynamically walking robot upright.
Product Catalog: The RE 30 EB 15 W maxon DC motor for fine rotary motions
maxon precision motors 

maxon windings and precious metal brushes generate higher torque. Haptic applications are well known in medical engineering, robotics, and aeronautics. For example: An active helicopter sidestick generates forces that provide tactile feedback to the pilot of a conventional system. Such applications require a special drive. maxon's ironless winding and precious metal commutation were predestined for these requirements.
Webcast: Design Faster, Smarter and Lighter: An Introduction to SolidThinking Inspire 9.5

solidThinking Inspire allows design engineers, product designers and architects to investigate structurally efficient concepts quickly and easily. Watch this 30-minute webcast to see how Inspire can help you design faster, smarter and lighter.
White paper: Materials Matter: Read up on resin selection
Proto Labs 

This enlightening white paper guides you in the often daunting task of determining performance parameters of different thermoplastic materials, and selecting the best resin for your application. Get expert advice in this free white paper.
White Paper: Comparison of Interface Pressure Measurement Options


Measuring the forces between two surfaces is critical in solving key problems faced by engineers. This white paper examines three types of interface pressure sensing technology: load cells, pressure indicating film, and tactile pressure sensors. The strengths & limitations of each technology are analyzed, as well as their influence on a variety of real-world applications. These measurements provide engineers & researchers with valuable data to enhance product quality, design, and efficiency.
Materials Engineering Key to Heat Transfer in LED Assembly

While LED modules can offer significant benefits over filament and fluorescent lighting, decreased brightness, changes in color, and shortened life can result, unless careful consideration is given to the selection and use of materials in dissipating the heat produced by the LEDs.
White Paper: Epoxies: Remedies for New Challenges in Medical Electronics

Master Bond, Inc. 

A guide to selecting adhesives for medical electronics

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