Vickers Inc.'s KB Series proportional directional valves are said to provide higher performance than conventional proportional valves. They are also more cost effective, more easily installed, more compact, and suited to the precise fluid power control requirements of the theme park industry. The KB Series combines advanced electrohydraulic technology with "plug-and-play" integrated electronics. Available in ISO size 03 and ISO size 05, the KB valves are rated at 350 bar (5,000 psi). The 03 and 05 size models are aimed at the high performance motion control market with bandwidths of 50-70 Hz.
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.