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.
There is currently much discussion around the term "platform," which may be preceded by the adjectives "mobile," "wearable," "medical," "healthcare," etc. However, regardless of the platform being discussed, they usually have one key aspect in common: They tend to be wireless. So, why is this one aspect so fairly universal? The answer is convenience.
Everyone has a MEMS story. For most of us it’s probably the airbag that saved our lives or the life of a loved one. Perhaps it’s the tire pressure sensor that alerted us about deflation before we were stranded alone on a dark muddy road.
Bioimimicry is not merely a helpful design tool -- it also encourages designers to think not only about how to solve design problems by imitating nature, but how to make the products, materials, and systems they design more ecologically sound and nature-friendly.
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