This system's NEMA17 high-torque, brushless motor design uses innovative techniques to control current flow through the motor, reducing resonance throughout the MDrive's speed range and making it quieter. It can take a broad input voltage range from +12 to +48 V dc. It runs at an extended operating range of -40 to 85C, and its general purpose I/O, running to +24 Volts, has been expanded from 4 to 8. The MDrive17 has a full-featured, easy-to-program instruction set, a 10-bit analog input, 0-5 MHz step clock rate, and 20 microstep resolutions up to 51,200 steps per revolution. Expanded features make electronic gearing possible with an output clock generated fixed to the internal step clock, or by following a rotary or linear axis at an electronically controlled ratio. Options and accessories include a long life linear actuator; encoders; integrated planetary generator; control knob and linear slide.
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.