Industries using SmartMotor™Animatics is active on all of the applications listed below:
Note: Industries in maroon text are linked to respective case studies.
Applications using SmartMotor™
Note: Applications in maroon text are linked to respective case studies.
|Case Studies||Related Industry||Related Application||
We used the integrated SmartMotor because having separate controllers, drives and motors was limiting our capabilities. Now the connection is much simpler, and it's easier to increase or decrease the number of tolling structures for each Flexitool ordered.
Integrating the SmartMotor into our machine design greatly increased the flexibility and reduced the cost. We were able to eliminate a motion controller CPU and reduce the wiring requirements onboard the machine.
When I needed a solution, Moog Animatics was a ready-to-go, plug and play servo that made a big difference. The time and hassle I saved using their SmartMotor was well worth the investment.
|Automotive Modular Machine Control||Automotive||Parts Inspection and Repositioning|
|CNC Training Tool for Brazilian Higher Education||Education||CNC Training|
|Semiconductor Heat Chamber Automation||Semiconductor||Input/Output Stacker, Wafer Handling|
|Aircraft Skin Processing||Aerospace||Flexible Tooling Machine|
|Linear and Rotary Motion in Digital Architecture||Architecture||Linear and Rotary Motion|
|PID Style Antenna Pedestal||Aerospace||High Accuracy 3-Axis Positioning|
|Motion Control for Maximum A/V Experience||Entertainment||A/V Mobility|
|Automated Laser Marking for Produce Traceability||Agriculture||Vision Guided Laser Marking|
|Foam Sculpting CNC Router|
Signage / Architectural Forms
|High Speed Pharma Inspection||Pharmaceutical/Packaging||Cappers|
|CNC Plasma Cutter||Metal Working Machines||Plasma Cutting|
|CNC Surfboard Shaper||Wood Working Machines||Woodworking|
|High Axis Count Coordinated Motion||Art & New Media||High Axis Count Coordiated Motion|
|Precision Positioning System||Military|
|Pan & Tilt Bases|
|Synchronized Control of Vertical Loads||Entertainment||Vertical Load Control|
|Automatic Web tensioning/alignment||Material Handling||Automatic Web Tensioning/Alignment|
|Alaskan Pipe Crawler||Oil Industry||GPS Guided Steering/Drive Control|
Concepts / Application Notes
Applications Concepts & Capabilities
The SmartMotor servo's versatility is not only in it's communication, but also in its capabilities. The Class 5 processor now has the ability to sum in Positioning, Velocity or Contouring Mode profiles on top of Electronic Gearing and Electronic Camming for applications such as winding material with a nip roller and tension arm. Relative Position Mode and Absolute Position Mode are still included, while enhanced Trap Mode and Sine Mode commutation result in a smoother, more quiet rotation with very low cogging, achieving slower commanded speeds with little speed fluctuation.
|MRI/EKG Testing Machine||Medical||
||Medical equipment is held to an extremely high standard for quality and reliability compared to other industries.
||Catheters are thin tubes extruded from medical grade materials most often used to treat diseases or perform medical procedures.
|Wet Process Bottle Filling & Capping||Consumer Goods Manufacturing||
||International consumer goods manufacturer needed to fill, cap and package multiple sizes of detergent bottles.
|Input/Output Stacker for Wafer Heat Chamber Automation||Semiconductor||
||Semiconductor manufacturer used separate controller, motor and drive components to control elevators that separated silicon wafers into slots to be taken into a heat chamber.
|CNC Foam Cutting||Manufacturing||
||EPS foam sculpting is a popular method for designing and producing high quality expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam core monuments, 3D signs, sculptures, and prototypes.
|CNC Plasma Cutting||Metal Working||
||CNC plasma cutting has become a popular technique for cutting metal, allowing the metals to be completely severed using an ionized, high powered stream of gas sent through a small nozzle creating an arc.
|Linear Motion CNC Surfboard Shaping Machine||Woodworking||
||A surfboard design studio wanted to develop and build a compact and low maintenance surfboard shaping machine that provided a faster, measurable ROI for its customers.
|Multi-Axis Flexible Tooling Machine||Aerospace||
||Airplane fuselages and wings for the aviation, space and defense industries are made of 1mm-5mm thick aluminum composite or contoured aluminum and are designed to be both incredibly strong and lightweight.
|PID Style Antenna Pedestal||Aerospace||
||PID (proportional, integral and derivative algorithm based) style antenna pedestals are used to control three axes of movement of an antenna: azimuth, elevation, and polarity.
|Linear and Rotary Motion||Architecture||
||Advancements in digital architecture allow TV’s, monitors and other digital displays to move freely on a mounted, customizable track system in residential and commercial settings.
|Multi-Axis Ultrasound Transducer Testing Machine||Medical||
||Large OEM manufacturer of medical equipment needed motion control system for testing their ultrasound equipment: specifically the transducer wand.
|Traverse Take-Up Winding (Spooling)||Textile||
||Spooling is the most effective way to conveniently package materials of very long length, such as thread, film, labels, cable and thermoplastics.
|Pan & Tilt Positioning System||Military||
||Pan and tilt systems, or azimuth and elevation control systems, are often used to aim cameras, laser distance sensors, or artillery at specified targets.
|Pick and Place onto Index Table with Multiple I/O Inputs||Automotive||
||An OEM was selected as the exclusive supplier of critical components to an international automotive manufacturer with strict delivery deadlines.