Bulletin No. 1031 includes information on Duralon(reg) self-lubricating composite bearings. Features include a woven Teflon(reg) fabric liner backed by a rugged casing of filament-wound fiberglass and epoxy resin. Bearings are available in thread forms; spherical shapes; and in round, square, and hexagonal diameters. Bearings are for applications where metal bearings have limitations in hard-to-lubricate or harsh environmental conditions.
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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.