Baldor Electric's new Washdown Duty Smart Motors are rated through 10 hp for NEMA 4 environments. As part of the SmartMotor line, the new motors are completely compatible with their controls, because the control has been designed and tuned for the performance of the motors. Smart Motors also provide adjustable speed control in a much smaller space than that required by a stand-alone inverter and motor. Baldor Electric Co., 5711 R.S. Boreham Jr. St., Fort Smith, AR 72902 FAX: (501) 648-5792.
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.