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