MiniSystem Series of vacuum pumps consist of a polyamide pump housing which has been assembled to a multi-channeled black anodized aluminum profile for corrosion resistance. The pump has four channels, two for vacuum, one for compressed air, and one for the exhaust air. The design of the aluminum profile allows the pump to be equipped with gauges, vacuum filters, and blow-off units. The outside measurements of the largest size are 1.73 x 2.60 x 1.38 inches, and the weight is 4.3 oz.
PIAB Vacuum Products, 55 Accord Park Dr., Rockland, MA 02370, FAX (781) 792-0574.
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.