Oilgear's PVM open-loop, axial piston pumps offer a compact, computer-optimized unit with multiple controls available. They come in three frame sizes, with multiple displacements available for each. They last longer, run under higher pressure, and have a higher resistance to contamination through its "hard on hard" rotating group, which uses hardened steel shoes on a hardened swashblock surface. Composite materials are used in the hydrodynamic bearing support on the cylinder barrel, meaning it can take higher temperatures. The pumps can be used with low-viscosity or other special fluids. They can be easily converted between right and left-hand-driven pumps, and they are still easy to install. They offer a rugged cylinder design; lubricated saddle bearing; cylinder mount in polymerous journal bearing for high performance in high-cyclic applications; sealed front bearings; SAE heavy-duty spline and keyed shafts; running speeds up to 3,600 rpm; a maximum pressure of 4,250 psi (293,1 bar), and theoretical maximum displacements from 0.66 in3/rev (10,8 ml/rev) to 7.94 in3/rev (130,2 ml/rev).
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.
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