Micro-Mini(TM) "Ratchet" connectors feature contact inserts that maintain side load strength, which exceeds current standards by five times. The vibration-resistant ratchet coupler design prevents loosening in severe, high-vibration applications while the epoxy-coated coupler passes the 500-hour salt-spray test per Mil-Std-202F for corrosion resistance. The watertight seal meets IP-67 and NEMA-6P ratings, and the easy-stripping PVC-jacketed cable and molded-to-cable connector junction are bonded for connector-to-cable reliability.
Cooper Industries, Crouse-Hinds Div., Box 4999, Syracuse, NY 13221.
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.