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

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

Finding Perfect Pitch Through Innovation and Collaboration

In this article: More demanding offshore operations and the need for longer turbine life drives the importance of high performance pitch control Innovations in AC architecture, software and closed loop speed control continue to boost productivity and ensure safety Experience and customer focus are the keys to choosing a pitch... Full Article

Moog Driving Simulator Speeds Dallara's Race Car Development and Enhances Driver Training

In this article: State-of-the-art driving simulators enable race car manufacturers to reduce design and development time, saving on training time and costs The level of motion fidelity needed for the application is crucial and Moog works with customers to evaluate requirements and ensure the right technology is used Moog Industrial... Full Article

Sumitomo (SHI) Demag Boosts Performance of New Injection Molding Machine with Help from Moog Proportional Valves

In this article: Moog Proportional Valves deliver shorter cycle times, increased repeatability and improved part quality on a new generation injection molding machine Fast switching between injection and hold pressure phase is the key to this application Use of simulation software helped optimize final valve characteristics (including sizing and adaptation... 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