Test labs can replace obsolete controllers with latest technology
Moog Inc. (NYSE: MOG.A and MOG.B), a designer and manufacturer of high-performance motion control products and solutions, has released a new Moog Integrated Test Suite software (version 3.18) for its recently introduced Moog Test Controller to give test lab managers and technicians a platform that easily and precisely runs tests on hydraulic or electric test systems of virtually any size. With thousands of I/O combinations from modular building blocks, Moog Test Controller’s design offers one system for strength, fatigue or noise-vibration-harshness tests.
“An OEM customer who’s been in the test business for more than 30 years tried our new controller and said, ‘This is the only truly plug-and-play controller I know of,’” said Erwin Frederiksen, Moog’s Automotive Test Consultant in Nieuw-Vennep, The Netherlands.
The Moog test controller and newly released software version 3.18 are exceptionally reliable for running complex, months long automotive tests or simple checks for a product line like an end-of-line damper test. In either case, if a test machine or specimen breaks, the impact is costly. To guard against breaks or stoppages, Moog’s controller and software provide unrivalled uptime and data, which a test engineer can reproduce with minimal to no adjustments in calibration.
Setting up the Moog platform in a lab is intuitive, even for complex tests because the latest version of the software’s interface guides users. The product’s calibration wizard helps a test engineer adjust sensors quickly, which speeds up the set-up process. The new Moog system also helps a test engineer achieve a stable and flexible software platform, properly tuned to run drive files. The way in which Moog’s controller and software integrate with existing test systems also spells low operational costs for lab managers, higher productivity and a greater degree of insight into how tests are progressing.
Moog’s controller and software bring lab managers and test engineers precision, in part, by delivering high, internal sampling rates and a 24-bit signal resolution for controlling and recording data, which is 32 times greater than the signal resolution found in 19-bit offerings.
“The precision of our new technology helps users get better results and run test cycles faster,” added Frederiksen.
Along with the launch of Moog Test Controller and Software release 3.18, Moog offers a trade-in program for lab managers who want to upgrade any make of test controller they own. When a qualifying lab or test house contacts Moog and turns in its current test controller for recycling, the lab manager will receive instant credit toward the purchase of a new Moog Test Controller and Integrated Test Suite software.About Moog Inc.
Moog Inc. is a worldwide designer, manufacturer and integrator of precision control components and systems. Moog Industrial Group designs and manufactures high performance motion control products, solutions and services combining electric, hydraulic, and hybrid technologies with expert consultative support in a range of applications in energy, industrial machinery, simulation and test markets. We help performance-driven companies to design and develop their next-generation equipment. Moog Industrial Group, with fiscal year 2019 sales of US $928 million and over 40 locations worldwide, is part of Moog Inc. (NYSE: MOG.A and MOG.B), which has sales of US $2.9 billion. For more information, please visit www.moogtest.com