Moog’s Industrial Systems Group, a division of Moog Inc. (NYSE: MOG.A) (NYSE: MOG.B), announced that the Research Designs & Standards Organization (RDSO) division of the Indian Railways has placed a USD 4 million order for a test rig to perform fatigue testing on freight wagons. Moog is a leader in providing high-performance testing systems to the transportation, automotive and aerospace markets.
The 5,000 kN bogie test rig includes high capacity actuators, a hydraulic power supply, a portal frame and floor design as well as a fully integrated 8-channel system that combines Moog’s software and test controllers. This test controller system is based on a leading-edge platform and includes a real-time Ethernet interface, enabling transparent integration of 96-channel data acquisition.
Moog’s test rig will simul0p0 ate real running conditions for Indian Railways and will be used to test new bogies with higher payload capacity for increased freight-carrying and speed performance on the existing rail network. This is intended to boost freight capacity for Indian Railways while the dedicated freight corridor, covering about 2,762 km (1,715 mi) on the Eastern and Western corridors, is being developed.
By procuring this new test rig, Indian Railways will be able to design and validate axle load wagons of up to 40 tons in comparison to the existing 22 to 25 ton models.
Moog Inc. is a worldwide designer, manufacturer and integrator of precision control components and systems. Moog’s Industrial Systems Group designs and manufactures high performance motion control solutions combining electric, hydraulic and hybrid technologies with expert consultative support in a range of applications including plastics, metal forming, power generation, wind energy, test and simulation. We help performance-driven companies design and develop their next-generation machines. Moog’s Industrial Group, with fiscal year 2009 sales of USD 455 million and 40 locations worldwide, is part of Moog Inc. (NYSE: MOG.A) (NYSE: MOG.B), which had fiscal year 2009 sales of USD 1.849 billion.