PSD80 & PDU2M, Together as X-Y-Z
DNTV 6/11/2010 Post a comment PSD80 is an exceptionally versatile linear actuator ideal for lighter load applications. PDU2M offers increased moment load capacity and stiffness suitable for multi-axis systems and demanding single-axis applications.
DNTV 3/1/2010 Post a comment igus®’ shielded CF-ROBOT cable has been tested through more than three million torsional movements to +/- 270 degrees. This blended sheath cable with a flexible core is optimum for robotic applications.
Festo's Robotic Penguins Fly and Swim
DNTV 4/20/2009 Post a comment These seaworthy penguins sport wings of spring steel embedded in an elastic matrix of silicon, producing a sleek profile and the ability to twist to the most efficient pitch angle with each stroke.
Introducing the New G3 Fieldbus
DNTV 11/4/2008 Post a comment The G3 is the next-generation electronic platform that allows you easy access to connections. It includes a graphic display for configuration and diagnostics and easy robust connections and is highly distributable.
Guard-free Robotics at the Assembly Technology Expo
DNTV 9/24/2008 Post a comment You don't usually see robots running in the middle of a trade-show floor without some sort of physical guarding to protect the innocent passerby from a robotic beat down. Pilz's "Safety Eye" system creates a protective barrier around the robot.
Altair has released an update of its HyperWorks computer-aided engineering simulation suite that includes new features focusing on four key areas of product design: performance optimization, lightweight design, lead-time reduction, and new technologies.
At IMTS last week, Stratasys introduced two new multi-materials PolyJet 3D printers, plus a new UV-resistant material for its FDM production 3D printers. They can be used in making jigs and fixtures, as well as prototypes and small runs of production parts.
In a line of ultra-futuristic projects, DARPA is developing a brain microchip that will help heal the bodies and minds of soldiers. A final product is far off, but preliminary chips are already being tested.
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