6 posts categorized "Actuators"

Advanced Simulation Tables Open New Roads to Faster, More Cost-Effective Automotive Design

Today, the pressure on automotive designers has never been more intense. Tighter operating budgets, shorter time to market and fewer resources in the test lab mean test and design professionals must think differently to meet their evolving challenges. What worked just five years ago, in fact, may already be obsolete and ineffective. So where do automotive engineers turn when the stakes are so high on completing their latest design projects? Full Article

New Quadruped Robot Takes Big Strides Toward Saving Lives

After more than eight years of work, researchers at the Istituto Italiano Di Tecnologia (IIT) are bringing to life advanced robotics with the help of hydraulic actuation. The “HyQ” or “Hydraulically actuated Quadruped” was created to assist humans in response to emergencies and search and rescue operations in dangerous areas. Full Article

Electro-Hydrostatic Actuation Proves Itself in Next-Generation Machines

Electro-hydrostatic actuators (EHA), widely used in the aerospace industry, are opening new possibilities for machine builders because they combine the best of electro-mechanical and electro-hydraulic technologies. Moog developed an EHA (see Figure 1) that is ideal for many industrial applications and competitive with traditional hydraulic solutions, lowering energy and investment costs. This technology is now proven in some very demanding industrial applications and is generating increased attention from design engineers and machine builders around the world. Full Article

Hydraulic motion control puts Formula 1 performance on a whole new track

Fans attending the US Grand Prix in Austin on November 2nd, 2014, witnessed a completely new breed of Formula 1 car. Their first impression might have been the unfamiliar sound of quieter lower-revving cars, which has caused much controversy amongst ‘die-hard’ F1 fans. While appearing superficially similar, this year’s F1 cars are dramatically different under the skin. This is due to evolving technical regulations that encourage F1 designers to focus on new technologies that are more relevant to road cars—including techniques to improve fuel efficiency. Full Article

Injection Molding Machines Benefit from Technology-Neutral Design Approach

In autumn 2013, Moog surveyed manufacturers and users of plastic injection molding machines about developments in their industry. In this article, the most important results of the survey are discussed including the current needs of manufacturers and users of injection molding machines. Full Article

Keeping the Lights On

In this article: Combined Cycle Gas Turbine Plants seek "as-new" performance of actuators and servo valves when making updates and repairs Motion control plays a key role in ensuring consistent power output and efficient operations The right repair services are critical in ensuring uptime of turbines during parts replacement Many... Full Article