The Newsletter of High Performance Motion Control
From bold leaps in machine productivity to better ways of maximizing energy efficiency to breakthroughs in automotive testing controls, “Moving Your World” is your online technical resource covering hydraulic and electric motion control solutions across a wide variety of industries.
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.
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.
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 (apart from the oddly shaped energy-absorbing crash structure at the front of the car), 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.