About Moog Animatics

A History of Engineering the Future

Since 1987, Animatics has been designing, manufacturing and marketing motion control products, bringing total automation solutions to numerous industries, including semiconductor, defense, automotive, aerospace, biomedical, textile, security, marine sciences, packaging and many more. Our philosophy of customer-focused innovation led to a breakthrough in the automation industry, in 1995, with the patented SmartMotor™ winning Best Products of 1995 by Design News. Since then, Animatics has focused its control, amplifier and encoder technologies on the SmartMotor product line: the quintessential form of integrated motion control.

In 2011, Animatics was acquired by Moog, Inc. and became Moog Animatics. Today, our capabilities have expanded to deliver total machine solutions that make highly reliable machine building fast and easy. Our comprehensive motion control solutions spring from the desire to deliver significant savings to our customers by lowering the real world, total cost of developing, building, selling and supporting automated equipment.

Award-Winning Innovation

When you need an innovative solution, you need Moog Animatics. We pride ourselves on offering the most creative and complete answer to your motion control questions. Moog Animatics’ SmartMotor™, an integrated servo motor with unmatched capabilities, is a prime example. Shortly after its introduction, Moog Animatics and the SmartMotor™ won Product of the Year Awards and recognition from Electronic Products, Design News, Product Design and Development, Inc. Magazine and more.

From simple, two-axis pick and place applications to installations of more than 1,000 servos, instantly synchronized in coordinated motion, we have an innovative solution for you.

Revolutionizing the Industry

Along with the Moog Animatics Class 5 product line with five times faster processing speed of traditional integrated servos, and the new Class 6 product lines with Industrial Ethernet, the Combitronic™ communication option is revolutionizing the industry.

Our success is due to our unique approach to integrated motion controls and amplifiers: fully digital systems requiring no physical adjustments. This means maximum MTBF, greater durability and serviceability, reduced development time and reduced cost.

Discover Moog Animatics


The unique, award-winning SmartMotor features highly flexible capabilities that minimize your costs and turnaround time with a powerful, compact design.


Our interface allows up to 120 SmartMotors™ to be addressed on a single array without a dedicated master servo, offering the joint benefits of centralized and distributed control while eliminating their respective drawbacks.


Discover how customers use Moog Animatics engineering to overcome some of the greatest motion control challenges across a wide range of industries and applications.