SureWeld 20 and Light-touch SureWeld 35 ultrasonic welders are for precision-bonding automotive plastic assemblies. Ultrasonic technology helps the SureWeld plastic welders weld, stake, rivet, insert metal fasteners, and spot-weld plastic assemblies in seconds. The units feature rectangular support columns, which eliminate deflection and deliver uniform bonding over the entire weldment. Applications include use in reflectors and lamp and dashboard assemblies.
Sonobond Ultrasonics, 887 South Matlack St., West Chester, PA 19382, FAX (610) 692-0674.
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.