The Industrial Group of Moog Inc. has launched a contest today to find the oldest operating Moog servo valve. The company will also be sponsoring monthly drawings to give people with newer valves a chance to participate. This contest is part of a celebration of the 50th anniversary of Moog’s operations in Europe.
In 1951 William C. Moog, Jr., developed the first commercially viable servo valve. Servo valves transform a digital or analog signal into a hydraulic output such as flow or pressure.
The contest is simple and open to anyone who can find a Moog servo valve in operation on a machine. Here’s how it works:
Using a smartphone, take a photo of the valve including the serial number on the nameplate. Moog will use this information to check the date of the valve.
Upload the photo and complete a short form on the website below.
The grand prize is an Amazon Voucher for US$500; Moog will award additional Amazon vouchers for the second prize and third prize. Even if a contestant’s valve is not the oldest operational valve or if they have multiple valves, participants can still qualify to win five US$50 Amazon Vouchers that Moog will draw each month.
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