Eastern Air Devices' new hysteresis synchronous motor operates at speeds more than four times those of similar motors. It reportedly achieves those speeds with low speed variation, a much desired trait in medical and optical applications. The size 44, 3-phase, single-speed motor operates at 15,000 continuous rpm while maintaining a smooth, quiet, and efficient constant speed drive. Torque rating is 13.5 oz-in with continuous output of 1/5 hp.
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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