The SP high-speed gearbox reduces no-load running torque and can
be run up to 4,500 rpm in continuous operations. It is designed to mount
directly to servo motors running continuous-duty cycles. Operating at a lower
temperature than the servo motor, the gear reducer acts as a heat sink to draw
heat from the servo. Reported advantages include: longer and faster servo motor
operation, and decreased maintenance costs due to the cooler temperature.
Additional advantages to the SP series include: interchangeable adapter plates,
single-piece housing construction, thermal expansion compensation, and
dual-tapered ouput roller bearings. For more information, visit www.alphagear.com.
Some humanoid walking robots are also good at running, balancing, and coordinated movements in group settings. Several of our sports robots have won regional or worldwide acclaim in the RoboCup soccer World Cup, or FIRST Robotics competitions. Others include the world's first hockey-playing robot and a trash-talking Scrabble player.
The DDV-IP is a two-wheeled self-balancing robot that can deliver cold beverages to thirsty folks on hot summer days. A wireless RF remote enables manual control of the device beyond the act of self-balancing. All of the features of the DDV-IP result in an effective delivery vehicle while providing entertainment to the user.
Eric Doster of iFixit talks about the most surprising aspect of the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 teardown. In a presentation at Medical Design & Manufacturing Midwest, iFixit gave the Surface Pro 3 a score of one (out of a possible 10) for repairability.
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