Explosion-proof Actuator System

Efficient solution for turning valves on and off to control fuel flow to engines.

GM's Dynomometer System

The sophisticated robot measures fuel economy in a controlled environment that simulates driving conditions.

Dynomometer

Actuator Systems Help Determine Fuel Economy

Problem:

As gas prices continue to rise, fuel economy of cars continues to be a major consideration when people are in the market to buy a new car. This puts pressure on automobile manufacturers to understand and communicate the fuel economy of each car they manufacture. To do this accurately, the right equipment is needed.

GM's high-tech research and development facility in Michigan uses a dynomometer to measure fuel economy in a controlled environment that simulates driving conditions. They wanted a large valve actuator robot system to turn valves on and off in order to control fuel flow to engines.

Solution:

Nook Industries designed and built an explosion-proof actuator system that is mounted upright so that the robot could travel left, right, up, and down. The travel is 17' horizontal and 10' vertical and each of the two systems purchased services 374 valves.

Nook Advantages:

  • On-time delivery
  • Proven Nook Industries actuator quality
  • Made in USA

Customer Benefits:

  • Efficient solution for turning valves on and off

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