Articles - 2010

New Variable Speed Pump Design Reduces Energy Use

1 October 2010

Moog's integration of an electric motor and drive in a fixed displacement pump system provides lower total cost of ownership.

As appeared in the October, 2010 issue of Design News Magazine

New Variable Speed Pump Design Reduces Energy Use Article (pdf)

 

Adaptive Control Techniques Advance Automatic Welding

1 August 2010

This article describes the significant advances in adaptive welding and how an automated motion control system can provide a more repeatable, safe and error-free process than traditional welding practices. It also profiles an automated welding system developed by Moog that includes motion control and power supply control for pipeline welding and welding of nuclear spent fuel canisters. 

As appeared in the August 2010 issue of Welding Journal Magazine.

Adaptive Control Techniques Advance Automatic Welding (pdf)

 

New Machine Expands Friction Welding Applications

1 July 2010

The world's largest linear friction welding machine from Thompson Friction Weldinguses advanced controls, servo hydraulics and a high-speed, closed-loop fieldbus for critical applications such as securing the blades on jet engines.

As appeared in the July, 2010 issue of Design News Magazine

New Machine Expands Friction Welding Applications Article (pdf)

 

Game, Set, Match for Centre Court's Electromechanical Actuators

10 June 2010

Cover article discussing the retractable roof at Wimbledon's Centre Court that features electric actuation designed and built by Moog.  Learn about the technical approach used in a unique project at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club that is a first of its kind. The complex actuation solution features 148 axes of control using 20 real-time Moog servo controllers and 20 PLCs housed in 40 control cabinets. 

As appeared in the June 10, 2010 issue of Machine Design Magazine.

Moog Wimbledon Roof Electromechanical Actuators Article (pdf)

 

Webcast: Motion Control Solutions for Wind Turbines

16 April 2010

Sign up to view a Design News Editorial Webcast featuring a panel of experts including Dan Foster, Americas Region Engineering Manager, Industrial Group Moog Inc.  Learn how engineers are applying some of the fundamental building blocks of motion control, including electromechanical actuators and sensors, and adopting techniques such as individual blade control to solve this unique design challenge.
 

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Hydraulics at the Core of Largest-Ever Welder

1 March 2010

Record-breaking linear friction welding machine from Thompson Friction Weldingis made possible by high powered hydraulics and sophisticated controls from Moog.

As appeared in the March, 2010 issue of Machine Design Magazine

Hydraulics at the Core of Largest-Ever Welder Article (pdf)