11 posts categorized "Hydraulic Systems"

Axis Control Valve Puts Sailor and Machine Designer on the Right Tack

In this article: Axis control technology gives one sailboat an edge in speed and stability ACV-based control system precisely adjusts keel position in a single movement Creative application of the technology improves safety, operation and racing ability Veloce, 11-meter, 2,500 kg Farr 11S Sailboat with Canting Keel controlled by a... Full Article

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

Ten Tips to Optimize Servo Hydraulic Machines for Long Term Productivity

Performing pre-emptive, scheduled maintenance is the key to not only extending the life of your machine but also reducing downtime and ensuring quality parts are delivered over the long term. Long-term productivity can also be enhanced by decisions made by the OEM when a machine is in the design phase. This article discusses ten tips that are useful for both machine builders and machine owners to know about optimizing servo-hydraulics. 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

Steady Under Pressure: Undersea Exploration Benefits from Moog Innovation

One recent trend in the industry is the installion of increasingly complex and sophisticated equipment on the seabed, for oil and gas exploration and production. This requirement presents a unique challenge, as extremely heavy mechanical structures have to be lowered to the seabed by winches or cranes from floating vessels which are subject to wave motion. A key technique to achieve this is 'Heave Compensation' where the vertical movement of the vessel is electronically monitored and the crane/winch is automaticaly controlled to compensate for this. Effectively the crane cable is continuously paid out or reeled in to allow the load to "hover" above the seabed. The operator of the winch can then generate command signals to the winch drum which are superimposed on the automatic compensation function. This permits the operator to precisely control slow and accurate movements - relative to the seabed. 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

New Welding Process for Jet Engines of the Future

When a world-leading developer of advanced manufacturing processes decides to develop friction welding to a point where it can be viable for securing the blades on jet engines, it stands to reason that any partners it chooses will have a similarly robust pedigree. Aiming at producing a machine that would be the biggest in the world and change your business out of all recognition, you know from the outset that the people with whom you find yourself in harness are going to need matched abilities and complementary skills. Joining forces with such a partner will give you confidence that the result of the project will be more than the sum of its parts. Full Article

Electro-Hydraulic Servo Control System Upgrade for Steel Skin Pass Mill

Customers of galvanized steel sheet in New Zealand are enjoying products with improved surface finish, thanks to a Skin Pass Steel Mill Upgrade Project at New Zealand (NZ) Steel for which Moog provided a specialist control system and hydraulic engineering expertise. Full Article

High Output, High Reliability, Low Energy Consumption in a Plastics Press with Moog Motion Control Technology

Controlling motion in a press that is 3 stories high, exerts forces of 36,000 kN (8,000,000 lbf) and that completes a cycle in 19 seconds is a significant challenge for any metal forming company. To make it even more complex, this machine is used for producing some of the latest... Full Article