MOTION CONTROL:Steinmeyer Inc. has announced a new product to its extensive line of miniature ball screws. These 5mm diameter screws are the perfect solution in applications such as micromanipulators, miniature robotics and compact actuators! Available in four nut styles, series 1112 single nut with connecting thread without wipers, series 1412 is a single nut with double flange and wipers on both ends, series 1214 is a cylindrical nut without wipers and series 2422 is our “quiet line” series, with a single nut that uses end-cap ball returns manufactured from plastic rather than metal tubes, making the screw virtually noiseless! All are available with leads ranging from 0.5 to 3 mm and offer a maximum speed of 4500 RPM.
Festo's BionicKangaroo combines pneumatic and electrical drive technology, plus very precise controls and condition monitoring. Like a real kangaroo, the BionicKangaroo robot harvests the kinetic energy of each takeoff and immediately uses it to power the next jump.
Design News and Digi-Key presents: Creating & Testing Your First RTOS Application Using MQX, a crash course that will look at defining a project, selecting a target processor, blocking code, defining tasks, completing code, and debugging.
These are the toys that inspired budding engineers to try out sublime designs, create miniature structures, and experiment with bizarre contraptions using sets that could be torn down and reconstructed over and over.
PowerStream is deploying the microgrid at its headquarters to demonstrate how people can generate and distribute their own energy and make their homes and businesses more sustainable through renewables.
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.