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Moog Animatics Institute

The Moog Animatics Institute was very effective at providing ideas for integrating and solving real world applications, especially ones that require multi-axis communications.
Michael Michael, Shelley Automation

Moog Animatics offers the five day intensive Moog Animatics Institute as well as customized onsite and offsite End User Seminars upon request.

The Moog Animatics Institute provides for an introduction into SmartMotors and related products and accessories with sessions for both novice and seasoned programmers. Upon conclusion, participants will have the necessary skills and aptitude to apply our products to real world applications.

Topics include:

  • Basic hardware and software configurations for the SmartMotor and related products and accessories
  • Maintenance and troubleshooting
  • Coverage of the SMI Engine-Toolkit that allows users to integrate SmartMotors into their own C++ and Visual Basic applications
  • Various sales and application topics

This Moog Animatics Institute are conducted in Orlando, Florida in the Spring and San Jose, California in the Fall. The End User Seminar is either an onsite or offsite customized forum.

For more information, or to register for the upcoming Moog Animatics Institute,
please contact our Moog Animatics Institute Coordinator at +1 650.960.4215
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Upcoming Moog Animatics Institute

I’m very pleased with the useful content of the program.
Erin Doherty, Braas Co.
Upcoming Moog Animatics Institute Dates TBD

The Moog Animatics Institute, to be held on TBD in TBD. The Institute is designed for our existing channel partners and will provide opportunities for advanced programmers and those needing basic programming skills, as well as industry information, sales tips, and all of your questions answered.

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The amount you learn at the Moog Animatics Institute that will help you with your customers, increase your sales and deepen your product knowledge will more than compensate for the time spent with us.
It is great to have instructors who really understand automation. This made the difference.

Danny Cong, Clayton Controls

This Institute will feature training on our existing Class 5 products and will include our new Class 6 SmartMotor products, marking the latest and most powerful evolution of our innovative, fully integrated designs.  These products will provide a myriad of new features and improvements, including the option of EtherCAT and PROFINET communication protocols and Moog Animatics' current and future developments in engineering, sales and production, an in-depth coverage of applications and success stories, and behind-the-scenes information on Class 5, Combitronic communication technology and the new IP 65 rated industrial integrated servo line.

Four Day SmartMotor Seminars
Monday - Wednesday from 8:30 A.M. to 5:30 P.M.
Thursday from 8:30 A.M. to Noon

Topics Covered:
SMI 2.0 - Interface Software for Win95/98/2000/XP:
Building and transmitting a user program file, running your first program and more.
Motion Modes: Position, Velocity, Torque, Phase Adjust, Electronic Gearing, Modulo Count and Relative Position.
Tuning: KP, KI, KD, F

I/O Ports: Special Purpose: Limits, AniLink, RS485 and G-sync
Analog: UxA
AniLink™-Focus on the LCD: AniLink Overview
Status Bits - SmartMotor R and Bs: RBt; RBe;RBp;RBm;RBs; RBw; RS and Rw
Timing: WAIT
Enslaving a Motor:

Step and Direction
Mode Follow
Phase Offset
Mode Cam

Program Flow Commands: IF,ELSE...Etc.
Write a menu with the Selector for: Homing mode;
Teaching mode and Playback mode.
Program the LCD indicate ech mode as the selector in cycling through: If Homing is selected.
If Teaching is selected.
If Playback is selected.
Internal Data EEPROM: EPTR; VST and VLD.

Single Motor
Daisy Chain motor.

Channel 0, RS485-ISO Cable
Channel 1, port E and F

Tuning Utility: Tuner Setup; Initialize; Get Tuning; Set Tuning; Run Tuner ...Etc.
Continue on Communications: Ports; Data Mode
Index: Index available
Real time index state
SmartMotor Peripheral and Other Stuff.


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To Register: Contact Moog Animatics or send an email to sales@moog.animatics.com

Message from the Founder

The SmartMotor™ may be painted black, but it is really very green. Consider the following:

The SmartMotor™ is made in the same shaft and frame dimensions as open-loop step motors, but uses a small fraction of the power because it only uses as much power as the load physically needs.

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