The DM224i-EDN microstepping drive is equipped with a DeviceNet(reg) network interface. The drive is capable of 3A per phase at 48V, and can produce holding torque up to 350 oz-inches when mated with MST high-torque step motors. The DM224i-EDN eliminates the need for indexers or motion controllers in many applications because it accepts direct, high-level digital commands from the machine controller via DeviceNet. Features include automatic mid-band stabilization and microstep to full step switching.
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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.
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