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52 T he world’s largest exhibition and conference for unmanned technologies, AUVSI Xponential, was held this year from April 29 to May 2 at the McCormick Place convention centre in Chicago. More than 700 companies from around the world showcased their platforms and inventions for autonomous vehicle systems, with hundreds of new solutions being launched, and new markets and industries being represented. KDE Direct attended the show to unveil its 13218XF-105, a new motor aimed at heavy-lift applications. As Leslie Koegler explained, “This motor can provide up to 68 lb of thrust, and is the largest in our product line-up.” The motor measures 150.2 mm across, weighs 1.915 kg and integrates 36 stator poles and 42 permanent magnets, as well as a shaft measuring 69.2 mm. The input voltage range runs from 22.2 to 60.9 V to enable compatibility with power sources from a 6S lithium-ion battery to a 14S system, and the motor has a kV rating of 105 rpm/V. The company also launched the KDE- UBECUVC, a universal battery eliminator circuit for fixed-wing and multi-rotor UAVs. This weighs 90 g, and is capable of regulating voltages from 14.8 to 60.9 V with active braking, down to a selectable 5, 6, 8 or 12 V. It has six JST pin-out channels and one high-power output lead. Sarcos Robotics unveiled a commercial variant of its snake-like Rory Jackson presents the first in a two-part round-up of the product highlights at this year’s exhibition, held in Chicago June/July 2019 | Unmanned Systems Technology News from the Windy City Xponential is the world’s largest unmanned tech show, attracting more than 700 exhibitors and thousands of attendees