Moog Animatics Introduces the DS2020 Drive with Combitronic™ System

| February 16 2021


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Murphy, NC, USA, February 16, 2021 – Moog Animatics announces the release of the DS2020 digital servo drive with Combitronic™ capability. This single-axis drive operates a Moog CD series motor, providing high torque capabilities for large axes of motion and other demanding applications.

The DS2020 drive with Combitronic expands the standard drive’s capabilities by allowing it to act as a follower device on the Combitronic network, which means the drive can be easily controlled by any SmartMotor™ on that network. This allows the DS2020 Combitronic drive to fit and work seamlessly in SmartMotor-based machines and applications, while supporting the familiar SMI™ software and AniBasic programming language to configure and program the entire system.

The DS2020 drive with Combitronic also offers the following advantages:

  • Combitronic technology is standard*
  • Significant space saving during installation
  • Personalized functionalities and flexible configurations
  • Quick, precise movements
  • Cooling options: natural and fan cooling
  • Integral holding brakes

*Allows control of the DS2020 drive as a SmartMotor follower device

“The introduction of the DS2020 Combitronic system marks an evolutionary step in the SmartMotor product lineup,” says Ray Walsh, General Manager at Moog Animatics. “This new product offering allows Moog to satisfy customer application needs where larger, high torque motors are required, while leveraging the advantages of SmartMotor technology.”

Incorporating the Combitronic communication protocol into the DS2020 drive allows target customers to simplify their machine, making it more compact. In addition, this enhancement helps retain the SmartMotor’s traditional ease-of-use while also addressing the power needs of large axes of motion and other demanding applications.

About Moog Animatics

Moog Animatics, a sub-brand of Moog Inc. since 2011, 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 more information about Moog Animatics, visit 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 2020 sales of $909 million and over 40 locations worldwide, is part of Moog Inc. (NYSE: MOG.A and MOG.B), which has sales of US $2.9 billion.

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