Stock three-phase motors 1 hp and larger feature IRIS(TM) inverter-rated insulation system, which helps motors withstand voltage spikes that can result from the use of IGBT-type, pulse-width-modulated inverters. The IRIS multi-step process includes specially formulated phase insulation; cushioned and sleeved connections from the leads into the turns; and dipping the wound stator in deep-penetrating, high-temperature varnish.
LEESON Electric Corp., Box 241, Grafton, WI 53024.
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.