Why Are Servo Valves Important for Machine Productivity?

Sponsored by: Moog Industrial Group

Focused on:

  • Servo Valves
  • Machine Productivity
  • Reduce Downtime
  • Motion Control

Date: 28 September


Time: 3PM London/10AM New York

A Case Study Approach to Reducing Downtime

Many Maintenance and Operations professionals have servo and proportional valves on a machine but may not understand the role of this technology. From enabling high speed performance to ensuring consistent part quality to protecting safety, this small product has an outsized role. This webinar gives professionals a chance to learn more about servo valve technology and how to ensure like new performance on an ongoing basis.

Using a case study approach, Moog engineers and customers tell the story of using best practices for maintaining machinery to ensure maximum productivity and uptime of the critical motion control technology. Sign up today to learn from experts how to identify early signs of issues that could cause you unplanned downtime, perform maintenance best practices to ensure long service life and access repair services that restore servo valves to like-new performance.

Presented by

Ron Gramza,

Technical Services Manager, Moog

Ron has 20 years of sales, engineering and customer service management experience with a focus on motion control and repair and overhaul of hydraulic equipment. He has a BS in Electrical Engineering.

Mark Ludlow,

Senior Design Engineer, Moog

Mark is responsible for application engineering and works daily with customers to specify the right products based on the machine requirements. He has worked in various engineering positions at Moog since 1984. He has a BT in Electro-Mechanical Engineering from Buffalo State College.

Steve Beddick,

Regional Sales Manager, Moog

Steve has worked with Moog for seven years assisting customers in the development of long-term maintenance strategies to maximize productivity and product quality. Prior to joining Moog, Steve accrued 20 years of experience with rotating machinery OEMs in oil and gas, power generation and general industrial markets.

Gerald R. Claycomb,

Hydraulics and Electronics Maintenance Repair Manager, Westmoreland

Gerald has been employed by Westmoreland Mechanical Testing and Research since 1996 and will share a case study of his experiences working with Moog as part of a three-year service agreement for servo valve repair and maintenance. He has been the Hydraulics and Electronics Maintenance Repair Manager for the past 17 years and started his career as an underground coal miner. He earned an Associate’s Degree in Electronics Engineering in 1995.

Key Learning Objectives

  • Learn why the servo valve is critical for machine productivity
  • Learn maintenance practices to improve your servo valve reliability
  • Learn from case studies about maintaining machinery for peak performance in markets such as test machinery, steel production and others
  • Learn why repair and planned maintenance is important to reducing downtime


  • Maintenance Managers
  • Operations Managers
  • Operations and Maintenance Manager
  • Strategic Buyers
  • Instrument Technicians
  • Facility Managers
  • Controls Engineers
  • Instrumentation and Control Engineers
  • Mill Manager
  • Production Manager
  • Quality Manager
  • Stock Room Repair