Winner of Moog’s oldest operating servo valve contest revealed

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Moog has declared Doug Bitner, manager for the University of Saskatchewan’s College of Engineering Fluid Power Lab in Canada, the winner of its contest to find the oldest operating Moog servo valve. Bitner captured the judges’ imagination with a video showing lab equipment running with a Moog 21 Series servo valve manufactured in 1963.

The winning servo valve is part of a single closed-loop test system Bitner’s students and instructors use for aerospace and industrial experiments. Moog launched the contest last September as part of a celebration of the 50th anniversary of its operations in Europe.

“We’ve done endurance testing in the lab on agricultural equipment frames, up to one million cycles for high pressure, and the Moog valve still exhibits good characteristics,” said Bitner.

May 5, 2016

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