These actuators use lug mounting to give them short coupling between rod guides and the piston heads, providing reaction to side loads and moments. They use enlarged piston rods, making them stronger and giving them a better reaction to side loads. Close-fitting guides, made out of rigid bearing bronze, further boost reaction to side loads and moments. They come in 1/10-inch-increment strokes, and are rated for 1,500 psi hydraulic service.
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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