Moog Animatics Introduces Low Temperature Range LTR SmartMotors™

| September 20 2018


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Springfield, PA, USA – Moog Animatics has announced the release of its new, low temperature range (LTR) SmartMotor™ in two standard NEMA frame sizes, model SM17205M-LTR (the LTR-17) and model SM23165M-LTR (the LTR-23).  Both motors have been engineered for robust and reliable operation in harsh environments and high altitudes. Typical applications include surveillance cameras, food processing, test chambers and aerospace.

Onboard internal heaters ensure that the motors can start up in temperatures below -40 degrees C.  Along with this, other design changes allow these motors to withstand vibrations of up to 6 G RMS, 10 – 2000 Hz, and standard IP sealing protects the motors.

The motors offer these additional features:

  • Four 5V TTL sourcing inputs (LTR-17); three 5V TTL sourcing inputs (LTR-23)
  • RS-422 differential communication
  • Ease of programming
  • Minimal cabling and space requirements due to fully integrated design

The LTR models include Class 5 SmartMotor™ features, such as:

  • Integrated drive and controller
  • Position, velocity or contouring mode
  • Encoder commutation with trapezoidal, advanced trapezoidal and sine commutation modes
  • Powerful, basic-like command language with over 200 operators: motion, IO, program flow, data handling, math, communications
  • Nonvolatile program and data storage

The SmartMotor™ is a highly programmable servo motor system that is integrated with a motor, an encoder, an amplifier, a controller, RS-232/RS-485 and other optional communications and IOs. The motor provides a smaller footprint, a lower total cost and a simplicity to reduce machine development and build time.

About Moog Animatics
Moog Animatics is a global leader in integrated automation solutions. With over 30 years of experience in the motion control industry, the company has U.S. operations and international offices in Germany and Japan, as well as a network of Automation Solution Providers worldwide. For additional information, explore our homepage

About Moog
Moog Inc. is a worldwide designer, manufacturer and integrator of precision control components and systems. Moog Industrial Group designs and manufactures highly reliable products, solutions and services using motion control and power/data technologies. We combine world-class technologies with expert consultative support in a range of applications in energy, industrial machinery, marine, simulation, and test industries, to name a few. We help performance-driven companies to design and develop their next-generation equipment. Moog Industrial Group, with fiscal year 2017 sales of $843 million and over 40 locations worldwide, is part of Moog Inc. (NYSE:MOG.A and MOG.B), which has sales of US $2.5 billion. For more information, please visit