ER Series modular-design, electric rodless actuators are for linear motion applications. The actuators are available in three profile sizes as a belt-driven, acme screw-driven, or ball screw-driven unit. The single-piece, load-bearing carriage is supported either by precision roller bearing wheels or an internally mounted square rail. The series is capable of carrying loads up to 500 lbs, and can achieve speeds of 79 inches/sec for the screw and 200 inches/sec for the belt.
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.