Innovative Motion Control and Fluid Handling Products and Solutions

Entertainment

CUSTOMER PROFILE: Entertainment Industry OEM

Opportunity: Design and build custom hydraulic system for braking control of large motion simulator.

Result: RG Group built and delivered a complete hydraulic system, including hydraulic cylinders, power units, proportional control manifolds and accumulators. The system solved the challenge of deceleration and braking of a large electric actuator. In an ironic twist, the original motion simulator design was hydraulic, then later was changed to a large electric actuator. During the design process, it was discovered that while the electric actuator had the capability to move and control the load, it did not have the capacity to decelerate and stop the load-hydraulics to the rescue!!

The RG Advantage: The RG Team was able to provide a completely assembled, fully integrated hydraulic system, pre-tested and ready for installation. We worked directly with our customer to solve the complex control scheme required to achieve the desired result-accurate dynamic control with safety and redundancy features.

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CUSTOMER PROFILE: Entertainment Industry OEM

Opportunity: Design and build custom hydraulic system for moving platform.

Result: The RG Team provided a custom control and hydraulic valve system for closed loop control of a 22 foot stroke hydraulic cylinder to move a platform rapidly and in a controlled, repeatable movement for the entertainment industry. Flow rates in excess of 1,000 GPM made the application an interesting challenge, to say the least!

The RG Advantage: We were able to provide a custom, unique solution to the application challenge that accomplished the demanding performance requirements in a single manifold. The innovative approach to the application maximized not only performance, but also efficiency to minimize heat loss and component reduction to contain overall costs of the project.

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Marine

CUSTOMER PROFILE: Premier Custom Yacht Manufacturer

Opportunity: Design and build central hydraulic system for ride/steering control on high-performance yachts.

Result: RG Group worked closely with the manufacturer to develop a closed-loop feedback steering control system that revolutionized the product and helped the customer to grow sales of the product substantially. Both companies made a substantial investment of time and resources to implement, test and modify the system design to come up with the optimal solution.

The RG Advantage: The RG Team was able to work closely with the OEM to provide creative ideas which helped enhance the performance of the vessel. Our innovations were key in updating the offering to make a more attractive product for the end user. The OEM was able to increase sales in a “down” market, in large part due to the features added to the vessel.

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Military and Defense

CUSTOMER PROFILE: Supplier of Military Vehicles

Opportunity: Re-configure an existing hydraulic power unit to improve the functionality and ease of operation.

Result: Through a team effort, RG Group was able to eliminate identified problematic issues from the original design and produce a product that was easier to manufacturer, easier for the customer to use, and exceeded delivery expectations. The new design had to fit into the exact same size enclosure. The product that went to the field with our soldiers was more reliable and easier to use.

The RG Advantage: RG Group has the flexibility to quickly prototype in house. The customer, working side by side with the RG Group Engineering Team, designed and tested multiple solutions. The variety of product available and the versatility of the RG Team translated to a proven product that rapidly went from the work bench to production.

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CUSTOMER PROFILE: Large Government Contractor

Opportunity: Re-configure an existing hydraulic power unit to improve the functionality and ease of operation.

Result: Through a team effort, RG Group was able to eliminate identified problematic issues from the original design and produce a product that was easier to manufacturer, easier for the customer to use, and exceeded delivery expectations. The new design had to fit into the exact same size enclosure. The product that went to the field with our soldiers was more reliable and easier to use.

The RG Advantage: RG Group has the flexibility to quickly prototype in house. The customer, working side by side with the RG Group Engineering Team, designed and tested multiple solutions. The variety of product available and the versatility of the RG Team translated to a proven product that rapidly went from the work bench to production.

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Industrial Machinery

CUSTOMER PROFILE: Pharmaceutical OEM

Opportunity: Design, build and commission an automated testing system to verify the integrity of a high cost medical component for the end-user.

Result: RG Group designed, built and commissioned a custom control system. The system consists of a stand alone pressure control system that offers the flexibility as an upgrade option to existing OEM products. The system can also be used as a demonstration, training and troubleshooting unit.

The RG Advantage: RG Group helped this customer gain multiple advantages over the competition by producing a product that can be sold by itself or as an upgrade to their existing products. This product provided an advantage for all departments within OEM company. From the purchasing department through engineering, field service, sales and management, this OEM could realize a quick and sizeable return on investment.

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CUSTOMER PROFILE: Large Research University

Opportunity: Design, build and install a central hydraulic system in a state-of-the-art testing facility.

Result: RG Group built the massive 375 hp, 500 gallon hydraulic power unit and installed in excess of 2500 feet of stainless steel pipe and tube in support of this state-of-the-art facility. Construction of the power unit began in our facility in York, PA in September of 2010. The entire piping system was designed, fabricated and laid out in our York facility prior to site work beginning in April 2011. Installation, commissioning and successful turnover of the system was complete by July 2011.

The RG Advantage: The engineering firm with primary responsibility to deliver the facility received regular schedule and cost updates, anticipated progress billings, and an effortless transition after commissioning. A comprehensive package of technical information accompanied the system to include: Operation and Maintenance manuals, as-built drawings, schematics and component data sheets.

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CUSTOMER PROFILE: Large OEM

Opportunity: Design, build and install a central hydraulic system in a state-of-the-art testing facility.

Result: Design and build diesel engine driven hydraulic power units to power motorized hose reels for fire-fighting use.

The RG Advantage: RG Group built and delivered 35 hydraulic power units. Construction of the power units began in our facility in York, PA in August of 2008, with the final unit being delivered in December of 2008.

Advantage: Not only did RG Group meet the customer’s requirements but the team installed the HPU in a tight deadline of a one week timeframe to prevent a delay with on-coming construction companies on site.

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Mining and Extraction

CUSTOMER PROFILE: Global Mining OEM

Opportunity: Design and build custom hydraulic lubrication units to lubricate large bearings for international new plant builds.

Result: RG Group built and delivered a custom lubrication skid to customer design specifications.

The RG Advantage: RG Group’s team fabricated a custom lubrication package to the customer’s specifications to meet an aggressive delivery timeline and with Russian tagging and documentation.

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Power Generation

CUSTOMER PROFILE: Power Generation (Hydropower) Contractor

Opportunity: Design and build the hydraulic power units, controls and actuators for gate valves as part of a large hydropower plant renovation.

Result: RG Group built and delivered multiple complete hydraulic systems, including hydraulic cylinders, power units and accumulator racks. These systems accurately control the volume of water traveling through the facility. Closed loop control of cylinder position is a key element to the proper functioning of these systems in addition to reserve stored energy to move the actuators in the event of a power failure.

The RG Advantage: RG Group was able to provide completely assembled, fully integrated hydraulic systems, pre-tested and ready for installation. System responsibility, extended warranties and technical know-how were key elements to the success of this project.

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