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ARTEMIS I and the future of Space Travel

Detailed Artemis I Flight Map. Credit: NASA
Detailed Artemis I Flight Map. Credit: NASA

Artemis I was a significant mission for NASA, as it marked their return to lunar exploration after decades of absence. As the first in a series of increasingly complex missions that will enable human exploration of the moon and eventually mars, the main objectives of the Artemis  Program is to test and validate Exploration Ground Systems (EGS), Space Launch System (SLS) and the Orion Capsule System.

The mission is the first integrated flight test of NASA’S deep space exploration system. Artemis I involved the unmanned launch of the Orion spacecraft on the Space Launch System rocket from the Kennedy Space Center on November 16, 2022. After completing one flyby of the Moon on November 21 and a second on November 25, the Orion spacecraft returned to Earth, successfully splashing down safely in the Pacific Ocean on December 11.

After its 1.4-million-mile mission around the moon and back to earth, the capsule was transported from San Diego, California to Kennedy’s Multi Payload Processing Facility in Cape Canaveral, Florida, by truck, arriving December 30th, 2022.

With Orion safely back at Kennedy, technicians have begun removing payloads from the capsule, for inspection, analysis and de-servicing operations. (See updates and photos from NASA)

The successful completion of Artemis I paves the way for a series of crewed future missions, including Artemis II, a crewed lunar fly-by that is presently scheduled for 2024.

Did you know that hydraulics not only work in space, but they play an essential role in the operation of space vehicles, their logistics and infrastructure? Properly functioning hydraulics on space vehicles are critical to ensuring missions are safe, efficient, and successful. Lynch is proud of its role in Artemis I and looks forward to NASA’s future missions to the moon and beyond! 

Driving for Safety – Lynch’s Integrated Custom Work

The Fluid Power Journal is featuring Lynch Fluid Controls in its December 2020 magazine. This article highlights a safety-hydraulic system with integrated electronics for the off-road suspension industry that was designed, manufactured, and tested by Lynch Fluid Controls. Read the full article here.

Magnom – Future Proofing of Hydraulic and Lubrication Systems

We must ‘Future Proof’ our design specifications and continue to inject new technology into our systems to improve performance, reliability & availability while reducing warranty & ownership cost.

Magnom News

Have you ever wondered what causes failure of an otherwise healthy fluid system? Turns out the biggest risk for your hydraulic system, aside from heat, is microfine contaminants! These super sharp and incredibly hard particles circulate through hydraulic systems causing degradation of critical components.

Magnom filters have been solving this problem for over 80 years! They have the unsurpassed ability to remove microscopic ferrous particles from fluid systems regardless of where they are within the system. The patented core design ensures there is negligible pressure drop across the filter.
Read the full article here.

Magnetic pre-filtration can increase the lifetime of hydraulic filters up to 40%.

Parker Hannifin’s Statement on Effective Magnetic Filtration

Lynch Fluid Controls is the Official Canadian Distributor for Magnom Filters. To learn more about this revolutionary brand Contact Us!

Toronto Students Advancing Aerospace 4th Annual Conference

Along with Pratt & Whitney, Safran Landing Systems, The Sky Guys, among others, Lynch Dynamics was honoured to have been invited to address the Toronto Student Advancing Aerospace (TSAA) conference on January 26-27, 2018. Hosted at the Sanford Fleming Building on  the campus of the University of Toronto, the conference focus was on Canadian aerospace and space involvement. Lynch’s involvement included panel participation and a case study by Ken Mah on Small Medium Enterprise (SME) involvement in these market sectors. Great to experience the energy and enthusiasm of our future leaders in this industry!

It was a pleasure to contribute to the dialogue on how students can make meaningful contributions to the aerospace industry. – Ken Mah

Toronto Students Advancing Aerospace (TSAA) is an inter-university student organization striving to promote the advancement of aerospace through student leadership and hands-on initiatives. The organization hosted its 4th annual conference, featuring talks from innovators and industry leading professionals, as well as a new addition this year, an aerospace case competition on January 26-27, 2018.

Learn more about the association at www.tsaa.net.

Take Our Class to Work – The Learning Partnership

Lynch is proud to support #TheLearningPartnership: a nationally recognized organization. It is critical to provide young people with career exploration experiences, so that they are able to discover their professional interests and identify the skills they will require to be successful after school. The students of Glen Forest Secondary School were awarded a fabulous opportunity to learn about the art of engineering, hydraulics and fluid motion, the careers available to them in those sectors and their remarkable applications.

Lynch Sponsors IIBA Toastmasters

Surveys about our fears commonly show fear of public speaking at the top of the list. Lynch believes in providing our employees and community members with the opportunity to conquer their fears and step outside their comfort zone. Since 1924, Toastmasters International has helped more than 4 million people from around the world become more confident speakers and leaders.

IIBA Mississauga Toastmasters Club is open to members looking to participate in Toastmasters from a business analysis perspective. Meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month, from 7 to 9 pm in the Lynch Training Room.

The Toastmasters Education Program is based on a proven curriculum that enables members to develop communication and leadership skills one step at a time.

Take Our Kids to Work Day: November 2nd 2016 at Lynch

Lynch is committed to helping educate youth about the world of work. Research suggests that today’s students will have multiple careers over the span of their working years. To be successful, they will need to master both new technologies and complex social and organizational systems.

Take Our Kids to WorkTM is an annual program in which Grade 9 (or equivalent) students are hosted by parents, friends, relatives and volunteers at workplaces across the country every November.

Learning in school becomes more effective and relevant if students can see where their education might lead them in the future. Spending a ‘day in the life’ of a profession or workplace is a fun and fascinating way to explore the world of work, think about career options, and make informed educational decisions.

Each year, Grade 9 students across Canada spend a day job shadowing in the workplace of a parent, relative, or friend. Highlights of this year’s Take Our Kids to Work Day held at Lynch Headquarters included team activities, engineering software training, employee presentations, a tour of our automated facility and a meet and greet with our President.

The top 7 reasons that hydraulics will be around in another century – By Josh Cosford

In some ways, hydraulics is an ignored technology. The research dollars going into fluid power is miniscule compared to electronics, and although it’s partly because hydraulics is a mature industry, I don’t foresee this changing any time soon. Regardless, the benefits of hydraulics are high, so it will always have a place in our world, and I feel strongly enough about this to share my list of 7 reasons hydraulics will still be around in 2116.

1. Hydraulics have the highest power density of any mechanical transmission system in existence. This means the most force and power can be created from the smallest possible actuator. A medium-duty hydraulic cylinder with a 2-in. diameter piston will operate in the range of 1500 psi. A 2-in. diameter piston has an effective area of 3.14 in.², and every one of those 1500 pounds per square inch will work upon every one of those 3.14 square inches on the piston. Quick math results in that little 2-in. cylinder being able to push more than 4700 pounds of force, which could lift your 7-series BMW without breaking a sweat.

To be honest, 1500 psi is not a lot of pressure. Most off-highway machinery runs over 4000 psi, such as in excavators or loaders. This same 2-in. bore cylinder could now lift over 12,500 lbs, which is enough to elevate a John Deere 50D excavator itself. If you think that’s awesome, consider the cylinders used in the compact hydraulic tools industry, where they drop “pounds” altogether and start talking in “tons.” A single, 2-in. bore cylinder operating at 10,000 psi can create force to the tune of 15 tons; that’s 15 tons from something the diameter of a lemon.

2. Hydraulics will exist after the zombie apocalypse. In fifty years, when the Internet of Industrial Things is the norm, and then in a further fifty years hence when we are left with a fraction of our population non-dead from the undead, hydraulics will save the day. If and when electronics cannot operate, liquids will certainly exist for us to push through tubes and move things at the other end. Continue reading “The top 7 reasons that hydraulics will be around in another century – By Josh Cosford”