Applied Motion Products' Alpha Series AC servo motors output almost twice the torque per frame size as conventional servo motors, the company claims. Available in three frame sizes--40 mm, 60 mm, and 80 mm--they produce peak torque ranging from 40 oz-in to over 1,050 oz-in, with output ratings from 30W to 800W. Each offers speeds up to 5,000 rpm and built-in incremental encoders, with optional absolute encoder or brushless resolvers as options. Applied Motion Products, Product Code 4174.
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.