Moog Develops Test to Replace Hydraulics
March 5, 2019—Motion control company, Moog, has developed a compact electric multi-axis system that allows auto makers to test components such as seatbelt anchors in a lab setting, according to a story by Design News.
Most automotive component makers currently rely on hydraulic systems for testing assemblies but growing concerns about these tests due to reliability, maintenance and safety with the older systems have led carmakers to look for alternative means, according to the story.
Most testing rely on hydraulic test systems, yet growing concerns about reliability, maintenance, and safety with older hydraulic test systems have led some carmakers to look for alternative test rigs, reports Design News.
“People traditionally did hydraulics because it’s a known technology,” Craig Lukomski, manager for solutions commercialization, simulation, and test, at Moog, told Design News. “Electric test systems have become more prevalent in the last five years. Things have changed in electric. Servo motors offer competitive cost, and the technology has matured in recent years.”