Heavy-duty industrial carts use polymer-covered wheels to reduce noise and
limit damage to floors. The Omega Wheel line of heavy-duty casters goes further,
with a patented cast-spoke design that permits it to deform locally when
encountering irregularities or debris on floors then return to its regular shape
once the obstacle has been cleared. In combination with a proprietary blend of
low-thermal-conductivity polyurethane, the open-spoke design runs cooler than
solid wheels, lessening the chance of debonding of wheel and hub.
Polyurethane's resilience results in a quieter wheel less apt to tear or pick up debris. In many cases, this unit allows users to switch from a spring-mounted caster to a simply supported design. Supplied as complete casters with patented kingpin-less construction or as easily retrofitted wheels, Omega Wheels are available in a range of capacities and sizes.
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.