Hydraulic Powertrains Propel These Hybrid Trucks Not all hybrid vehicles use electric motors, batteries and wires the way the Toyota Prius does. An emerging hybrid drivetrain for heavy-duty vehicles instead relies on a combination of hydraulic pump-motors, high-pressure fluid lines and accumulators. Full Story
Technical Application Guides on Laser Sensor Measurement
Four application guides from Keyence describe the methodology and techniques for measuring a variety of targets and materials using laser displacement sensors. Includes measuring metal targets; eliminating surface reflections; measuring LCD glass and Plasma Display Panels; measuring plastics and translucent materials and measuring runout, eccentricity, and vibration. Download all four bulletins.
Goodbye Oil and High Costs, Hello DryLin R Linear Bearings
Clean, reliable, design-friendly igus® DryLin® R linear bearings are dimensionally interchangeable with ball bearings and designed for long life and low friction, without maintenance or lubrication. DryLin is ideal for high static loads and shock loads, and outperforms ball bearings in harsh environments. Get free design consultation and samples.
Servo from Windshield-Wiper Motor?
I want to build a servo on the basis of a windshield-wiper motor from a car. The idea is that it should be operated by a regular RC from a car or boat. Is this possible and can it be rather cheap? Post a reply
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HPB Technology AC Servo Motors
The encoder based ESM Series brushless servomotors are designed for industrial applications that require high performance, and high accuracy at an inexpensive price. Twenty different models are available, incorporating five frame sizes. Rated speed range is 1500 to 3000rpm, and the rated torque range is from 1.25 to 95 Nm. Click Here.
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Banner Engineering Technology
Welcome to Banner Engineering's resources on sensing and machine safety. Whatever industry you're in, or whatever product you manufacture, the right sensors to automate your plant, and to improve your overall efficiency, quality and safety are a must. You'll find Banner Engineering to be an amazing resource of products, training and people with expertise. View All Resources From Banner Engineering Technology
Huge Savings on Industrial SensorsAutomationDirect | Product BriefSense the presence of objects in a variety of applications with AutomationDirect's proximity sensors and photoelectric sensors. We carry more than 50 different models of limit switches, LED and laser photoelectric sensors, fiber photoelectric amplifiers and a variety of optical fibers.
Precision Control ThermostatsThermtrol Corporation | White PaperCompact precision regulating M Series thermostats offer a viable alternative in many applications to higher cost and space inefficient electronic thermostats. Featuring extremely long life and narrow reset differential, these snap action switches available at factory preset temperatures over the range of –10C to 400C. Calibrated on temperature rise or temperature fall to tolerances as tight as +/-1.5C.
More than 800 users of Siemens automation technology converged on Disney World this week for the company's annual Automation Summit. Check out highlights from the event in our motion control blog. Email me with your thoughts.
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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.