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Servo MotorsVendor:QuickSilver Controls, Inc. | Type:SpecificationNEMA 11, 17, 23, and 34 frame servo motors with encoders. From 9 oz-in (0.06 N-m) to 2500 oz-in (18 N-m). IP50/IP65, UL, CE
How to Minimize Warm-Up Drift in Pressure SensorsVendor:All Sensors Corporation | Type:White PaperHow to Minimize Warm-Up Drift in Pressure Sensors was written by Tim Shotter. This document will demonstrate how to help minimize the effects of warm-up drift.
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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.
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