The ZETA Series microstepping drive features active (electronic) damping and electronic viscosity. Step Motor & Servo Motor Systems & Controls catalog includes information on the complete line of motion-control products. An engineering reference covers motor, drive, servo tuning, control, and feedback technologies, with illustrated application examples, selection considerations, a how-to section on system calculations, and a glossary of motion control terminology. Other sections focus on products available in motion control areas.
Parker Hannifin Corp., Compumotor Div., 5500 Business Park Dr., Rohnert Park, CA 94928, FAX (800) 328-8087.
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.