The right-angle PowerTRUE 90 gearhead offers a peak torque of 9,752 inches-lb, a backlash of 6 arc-minutes, and ratios from 1:1 to 5:1 in 60, 75, 100, 140, and 180 sq mm frame sizes. These carburized steel gears are hardened to HRC 60 minimum for long life, and the stainless-steel output shafts are supported by tapered roller bearings. Technical bulletin includes product specifications.
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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.
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.