Six out of ten engineers say that standard sizing is the most important feature when selecting a motor, according to a recent survey by Design News and Control Engineering Magazines. Price follows as the second most important feature, followed by standard housing construction and the type of mounting. As for what sizes are key, NEMA 11 and NEMA 23 are the two most popular frame sizes.
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.