14 posts categorized "Hydraulic Engineering"

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

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

Finding the right solution: Using market requirements as key drivers for technology decisions

In this article: Moog customers are increasingly exploring electric and hybrid motion control technologies Moog’s Prototyping and Production Center in Germany yields innovative, modular designs Three keys to selecting the right partner: market knowledge, application expertise and a robust product portfolio In many cases, electric technology represents the superior solution... Full Article

Servo Valves Gain a New Lease on Longer Life

In this article: Moog’s 60+ year commitment to innovation leads to a new standard in high performance mechanical feedback servo valves. Three keys to servo valve longevity include use of carbide ball construction, ball-in-hole design and the brazing process. Moog engineers define long life for a Moog Servo Valve as... Full Article

Where Hazardous Duty Meets Digital Hydraulic Control

In this article: ATEX Digital Interface Valves offer flexible, high efficient motion control for use in hazardous environments Rugged valve construction and advanced functionality are ideal for applications such as downhole drilling with vibration and heavy use Moog helps customers find benefits for their applications using digital valve technology New... Full Article

Unlocking the Keys to Longer Life for Gas Power Generation Turbines

Moog has been a major player in motion control for the Power Generation market for over 20 years and has been responsible for many "firsts" in the industry. The spring of 2004 resulted in all the major OEM's downshifting production and the prospects in this industry looked bleak, but we remained committed to our customers. Even in a downturn, innovative companies know there are opportunities to look at new ways to solve even the most difficult problems. This article discusses an innovative redesign of a specialized hydraulic actuator that responded to the needs of OEMs and end users to increase turbine uptime and reliability. The design innovations incorporated in the new actuator included a rod surface hardness to reduce abrasion, high performance proprietary surface coatings to extend seal life, advanced seal technology to eliminate floating seal binding and leakage, and a stainless steel rod to prevent corrosion. The result is a robust hydraulic actuator that can effectively prolong the life of the turbine and prevent downtime. Moog coupled this high performance hardware with an active support program to help plants easily replace actuators currently in service. Full Article

More Control, Less Cost: Inside the Moog Speed Controlled Pump System

Working with a variety of customers in many demanding industries gives Moog's engineers a unique opportunity to learn about issues that are concerning today's machine builders. The two we hear most often is the need for energy efficiency and how to lower total cost of ownership. These were the key drivers behind the latest innovative development Moog has recently launched into the marketplace - the Speed Controlled Pump System (Moog SCP System). This article discusses our experience with testing this system on a customer's hydraulic machine and the impressive energy savings experienced in the application. This test represented a good example of an application for hydraulic control where the need for energy efficiency is growing globally and the cost pressures are high. Full Article

The Future of Fluid Power: 6 Challenges Facing Hydraulic Engineers

Why should a hard-working engineer worry about trends in hydraulic motion control, especially in challenging economic times? Smart engineers know that there is always more to learn from others who are facing similar challenges. Industry associations play an important role in bringing together people who are on the front lines of both issues and challenges facing machine builders. This article explores some trends identified by the National Fluid Power Association (NFPA), headquartered in the United States, that recently brought together a team to articulate a Technology Roadmap for the fluid power industry. Full Article

Whipping Up a Storm with Advanced Hydraulic Technology

In order to help a company provide the advanced simulation requirements demanded by the marine industry, Moog has supplied advanced hydraulic technology to MARINTEK, a Norwegian Marine Technology Research Institute, located in Trondheim, Norway. With marine technology advancing on an almost daily basis, there is a huge demand for model... Full Article