System offers happy medium between cylinders and servos
This system integrates electronics, precision mechanics, feedback, control and software into one package. It allows multple-position control, made for situations where a pneumatic cylinder doesn't offer enough and a servo is too complex or expensive. They can be used on a Profibus DP, CanOpen or DeviceNet fieldbus, with simultaneous starting through both parallel and serial control.
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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