Centre Court's new retractable roof relies upon Moog high-performance technology

Wimbledon Centre Court Roof Video Case Study

Wimbledon Roof Newsletter Article

Moog recently completed a challenging and high profile project that required great expertise in electric actuation as well as the highest level of project management to design. The project involved creating a control architecture for the actuated elements of a moving roof on the Centre Court at Wimbledon - unarguably one of the most famous tennis events in the world. In 2007 it was viewed in 748.4 million TV homes. This motion control challenge required that Moog’s world-class products work securely, quietly, speedily, safely and accurately and that the project was on-time for the 2009 Championships where it would be under the scrutiny of the entire viewing world.

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Wimbledon Roof News Release

Moog Industrial Group has put in place a high performance electric actuation solution that operates the newly installed retractable roof above Wimbledon's Centre Court. Wimbledon’s staff closed the 1,100-metric-ton (1,212.50 tons) roof for the first time in competition on Monday, June 29 after a light rain stopped play during the second set of a match at Centre Court.

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Moog Signs 5 Year System Service and Support Contract with SCX Special Projects for Wimbledon Centre Court Retractable Roof
 

Moog Industrial Group has signed a new 5 year contract with SCX Special Projects, Sheffield, UK to continue its support of the motion control system for the Wimbledon Centre Court Retractable Roof, London until August 2015. 

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Published Articles

Game, Set, Match for Centre Court's Electromechanical Actuators (pdf)

Cover story appearing in Machine Design Magazine that features Moog's design for actuation of the retractable Wimbledon Roof.

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