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!
When thinking about hydraulic applications, defense and aerospace are quite often at the top of the list. Many industries such as mining, construction, forestry, oil and gas, and utilities routinely use hydraulics in the operation of heavy machinery. What is not common knowledge is that a vast amount of the technology was developed and advanced through necessity by the defense and aerospace sectors.
Hydraulics is a technology involving a mechanical function that operates through force of liquid under pressure. This force greatly surpasses the force created by electronic or pneumatic means.
Power density is the key reason for using hydraulics in military applications, particularly where power and precision are required. Hydraulic systems can provide the high levels of force necessary to operate heavy equipment, as well as the precise control needed for delicate operations.
Examples of Hydraulic Use in Defense Applications (a few, there are many!)
Controlling robotic arms
Hydraulic systems offer several advantages for defense applications, including high power-to-weight ratios, compactness, and reliability. Hydraulic systems are an essential part of defense equipment and have played a vital role in the defense of countries around the world.
From countering powerful recoil to providing precision, hydraulics take the spotlight. Using robot arms in munitions factories help reduce injuries amongst workers and enable fine precision work which would be hard for a person to undertake by hand. The hydraulics in robotic arms allow for a superior level of control and accuracy in movement.
Lifting and positioning aircraft parts during assembly & maintenance
Hydraulics do the heavy lifting during aircraft maintenance, allowing machinery to lift and maneuver parts into the correct place safely. Hydraulics really do provide the backbone of the defense industry, allowing for much quicker and more efficient turn arounds between missions and enhancing the safety of ground crews.
Moving heavy loads around military bases
Many military ground vehicles have hydraulic parts including loading ramps that allow for easy transport of heavy loads around bases and shipped decks. Hydraulics are often used when stability and accuracy are key, for example if munitions are being transported, it is paramount that they are done so in a safe and reliable manner.
Hydraulics you can trust
Lives depend on hydraulic system reliability. At Lynch, we take safety very seriously. Having a hydraulic system that has been built by experts and rigorously tested is essential.
Our team of Hydraulic Engineers are among the best in the world, with many years of diverse experience. They continue to work with top defense and aerospace companies and adhere to the highest standards in engineered manifold systems.
Lynch offers research and development services. FEA, CFD, Life Cycle Testing, Static & Dynamic Testing, Burst pressures to 100,000 PSI.
Certifications and Standards
Controlled Goods Program (CGP), Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), ITAR, Compliant
For three decades, Lynch Fluid Controls has taken pride in maintaining rigorous quality accreditations to deliver superior products with unsurpassed attention to quality, safety, and reliability.
Best Defense Conference 2022
Lynch Fluid Controls is a leading provider of hydraulic and motion control systems across a wide range of sectors. Visit our friendly and welcoming team at the Best Defense Conference in London, Ontario from November 16 -17, 2022 to learn how we will save you time and resources by being a single-source solution to engineer, manufacture, assemble, test and validate your next hydraulic defense solution.
Enovation Controls has been a proud supplier of rugged displays, controls and instrumentation to Lynch Fluid Controls since 2018. The partnership, which began when Enovation Controls acquired the High Country Tek product line, has grown to include the entire catalog of reliable Murphy-branded products for engines, engine-driven equipment, and specialty vehicles.
Lynch is a highly capable integrator of Murphy-branded solutions with knowledgeable personnel and more than 34 years of intense application expertise in industries including mining, agriculture, forestry, energy, military, defense, and aerospace. As your partner, Lynch provides the right product and ensures customers receive the quality service and support only an authorized provider can deliver. In partnership with Enovation Controls, Lynch delivers reliable solutions that are the best value for both product and support before and after the sale.
Originally founded in 1939 by Pat Murphy, Enovation
Controls operates today as a stand-alone subsidiary of Helios Technologies. It
is joined by Sun Hydraulics, Faster S.R.L., and Balboa Water Group in the
Helios portfolio of companies. Enovation Controls has been ISO 9001
Certified since 1998 and is a well-respected and trusted partner to major
engine and equipment manufacturers around the world, consistently meeting and
beating specification standards that are rarely matched.
Murphy products and Enovation Controls developed
technologies expertly address critical needs and industry trends, enabling the
ability to view and control engine and machine functions and diagnostics,
making equipment more efficient and enhancing the operator experience.
Customers in the territory may also be familiar with FW Murphy products designed for Oil & Gas Production and Natural Gas applications. These O&G specific solutions are supplied by FW Murphy Production Controls, which was formerly part of Enovation Controls prior to the Helios acquisition, but is now a separately owned entity with its own distribution network.
Enovation Controls announces the release of their Murphy PowerView® 700, a 7-inch edge-to-edge glass display in the Murphy® PowerView series of high-performance displays. With an IP69K-rated enclosure, glove-friendly capacitive touch screen, and an optically-bonded cover glass for superior sunlight visibility, the PV700 is the ultimate rugged display for tough environments. The button-less modern design makes the PV700 a compact and durable addition to in-cab or exterior applications with the perfect amount of power to deliver increased productivity, efficiency, and control.
We take Green Initiatives, Sustainability, and Corporate Social Responsibility seriously here at Lynch and our efforts have caught the attention of a local conservation association in Ontario.
Established in 1954, Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) is one of 36 Conservation Authorities in Ontario with a mandate to ensure Ontario’s water, land, and natural habitats are conserved, restored, and responsibly managed through watershed-based programs.
Check out this article by Credit Valley Conservation on our green initiatives, both big and small, that help to take care of the world we live in.
Read all about Lynch’s journey through the years from our friends at Fluid Power Net in their newest edition of Drop The Pressure Magazine. “Helping to put on a show. How Lynch has contributed to the entertainment industry, and more.” describes how Lynch has been able to support customers’ hydraulic needs in unique industries, including Entertainment.
Lynch Group of companies has for 33 years been a global leader in the design, manufacturing, and distribution of motion control solutions, and integrated hydraulic/pneumatic sub-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.
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!
Lynch is excited to announce that our team will be exhibiting at IFPE 2020 this March in Las Vegas, NV!
Whether you’re looking for custom or standard manifolds, application solutions, project management, complete engineering, C.N.C. manufacturing, assembly, or testing solutions, Lynch has it all under one roof.
Make sure to put Lynch on your itinerary this March at IFPE2020; visit booth #S82017 to see what’s new!
Haven’t bought your tickets yet? Visit the IFPE Registration Portal and use the Promo Code: EXcrq97kCST to get a special discount on your registration.
Thank you to all those that took the time to meet with the Lynch Team at the Canadian Manufacturing Technologies Show this week! It was an exciting week with over 600+ exhibiting companies showing off the latest and greatest technologies.
Congratulations to Ken and Shriya on their successful conference sessions! They discussed Automation/Robotics: Canadian Small Medium Enterprise (SME) Competing Globally and The Hydraulic Brains of NASA’s Space Launch System Umbilical Arms Projects. Both topics were well received by the attendees. Great work team!
We look forward to seeing you at the next show or simply give us a call and drop by for a visit.