The operators on a spot welding line complained of getting shocks. Since the tooling and parts were all steel, and conductive, it was not taken seriously, but we did some tests to be sure. We found a voltage on the secondary of the spot welding guns - the copper shanks that contact the part and conduct the welding current. The fix was to add a ground wire to one side of the secondary of the weld gun transformer.
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.