The MoPro 4 high-throughput, DSP-level performance, PC-bus motion controller is capable of independent and simultaneous axis movement in any or all axes, and is for use with both servos and steppers. Applications include machine tool, factory automation, material handling, packaging and medical equipment, and robotics. The motion controller offers three to six axes of motion control without relying on the host CPU to calculate complex move profiles, resulting in higher throughput without tying up bus communications.
Cleveland Motion Controls Inc., 2600 Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15222, FAX (412) 261-8609.
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.
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.