Timeline of Achievements

From 50 plus years of growth, achievement and insight, to the products of tomorrow...

1951

Electro-Tec opens facility in Blacksburg, Virginia, to manufacture miniature slip ring assemblies. It is the first manufacturing plant in Blacksburg and is owned by George and James Pandapas. It is a division of the Electro-Tec Corporation located in New Jersey.

1953

Poly-Scientific founded in Blacksburg, Virginia, by Mr. James Pandapas.

1955

First Poly-Scientific slip ring products are introduced to the military / aerospace market.

1962

Poly-Scientific and Clifton Precision are purchased by Litton Industries.

1965

Slip rings are supplied for space exploration.

1967

Motor manufacturing plant in Murphy, North Carolina opened.

1969

Man's first moon landing with vehicle utilizing Poly-Scientific slip rings, synchros and resolvers.

1975

World's largest slip ring, weighing 8.5 tons and 11 feet tall, was designed and built by Poly-Scientific.

1977

Poly-Scientific issued first of 28 patents, including fiber brush contact technology.

1977

First Trident IMU shipped and first high voltage CAT scan slip ring shipped.

1978

First fiber optic rotary joint (FORJ) designed and developed.

1983

Electronic facility opened in Blacksburg Virginia to manufacture commercial slip rings and security products.

1985

High volume manufacturing of brushless motors for computer disk drives.

1986

Slip rings for commercial CCTV applications with 360 degree rotation introduced.

1988

Hybrid fiber optic transceiver produced for Eurofigher program.

1989

1,000,000th computer disk drive motor shipped to IBM Corporation.

1989

TQM program and Quality Education System launched.

1991

Products served in Desert Storm operations aboard the Patriot missile.

1992

Consolidation of Clifton Precision and Special Devices into the Litton Poly-Scientific Division. Added brush and brushless motors, resolvers, actuators and avionic instruments.

1994

Poly-Scientific implemented silicon micro machining (MEMS) facility and introduced militarized fiber optic switch.

1995

Slip rings passed the 13 year life test mark for NASA.

1997

Poly-Scientific finalized division-wide upgrade to state-of-the-art Enterprise Information System (EIS).

1998

Built first IMT space solar array drive.

1999

First CAT Scan slip ring/FORJ shipped.

2000

Introduced fiber optic switch to commercial markets.

2000

Introduced controllers for brushless DC motor product line.

2000

Poly-Scientific introduced multi-channel on-axis FORJ.

2000

Addition of Fiber Optic Modem (FOM) product line.

2001

Poly-Scientific acquired by Northrop Grumman.

2002

Introduced motors with integral drives.

2003

Poly-Scientific celebrated 50th anniversary.

2003

Poly-Scientific is saddened by the loss of its founder. Mr. James Pandapas, 1915 - 2003

2003

Northrop Grumman's Poly-Scientific Division is acquired by Moog, and becomes Moog Components Group.

2004

Silencer Series BN line expanded with high speed versions

2004

Moog Components Group introduces Digital Drives.

2004

Expanded international customer support in South America, Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Korea, Russia, Singapore, South America.

2004

Implemented Six Sigma, a process improvement system.

2005

Moog acquires Electro-Tec, Focal Technologies and IDM Electronics expanding the product offering. New technologies added:    • FRU (Fluid Rotary Union)    • Improved slip ring bandwidth capability    • Alternate slip ring manufacturing process       using electro-deposited rings

2007

Moog acquires TCP (Thermal Control Products Inc.), specializing in the design, prototype and manufacture of electronic cooling and air moving systems.

2007

Moog acquires Techtron Corporation, a Florida based company that designs and manufactures slip rings for a variety of commercial applications.

2007

Moog acquires PRIZM Advanced Communications Electronics, Inc. PRIZM specializes in the design and manufacture of fiber optic and wireless video and data multiplexers used in commercial and military subsea markets.

2008

Moog acquires California Linear Devices. CLD specializes in high performance linear servomotors for a wide range of motion control applications.

2008

Moog Components Group adds Gigabit Ethernet Capability to line of Media Converters and  Multiplexers.

2009

Moog Components Group introduces new slip ring designs for wind turbine blade pitch control.

2009

Moog launches new corporate website. For the first time, all Moog business units are featured at www.moog.com

2009

Moog Components Group partners with Samplify Systems, Inc. to bring innovative signal compression technology to the Computed Tomography (CT) market

2010

Moog Components Group introduces alternators for small wind turbine manufacturers, allowing for customization with minimal impact to the base design.

2010

Moog Components Group offers over two times the torque capability of a standard BN23 brushless motor with new high performance unique stator motors.

2010

Moog Components Group adds singlemode High Definition (HD) Video Multiplexer with on-board serial data and (optional) USB channels to its product line.

2010

Moog Components Group, Reading, UK Operations was awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade 2010.  The Company designs and manufactures special electro-mechanical products including slip rings, motion control components and integrated systems for a wide variety of industries ranging from industrial machinery to aerospace and defense.

2010

Moog Components Group offers new slip ring models including a high circuit density compact  slip ring capsule that combines two previous models and through-bore slip rings designed for error-free data communication transmission that are wired for Ethernet channels.

2011

Moog acquires Animatics. Animatics is a leading supplier of SmartMotor™ servomotors and linear actuators used in industrial applications.

2011

Introduction of a navigation and control system for underwater vehicles including Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) and Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs). The MUSICIANS™ system provides an innovative and unmatched solution for vehicle operators.

2011

Development of the DBH-0472  ½” diameter, high performance, brushless DC motors that offer the greatest torque density available in a miniaturized package.

2011

Tactical Connector Fiber Optic Modem. Moog provides a family of best-in-class interconnect and optical / media conversion products integrated into a connector-based solution for the military ground communications market.

2012

Moog acquires Protokraft, a design and manufacturing company that provides electronic and electro-optic components and subsystems for use in harsh environmental networking equipment applications.

2012

Moog Components Group launches its new Focal™ fiber optic multiplexer product family and catalog.

2012

Moog acquires Tritech, a leading designer and manufacturer of high performance acoustic sensors, sonars, video cameras and mechanical tooling equipment.

2013

Moog acquires Aspen Motion Technologies, a design and manufacturing company that provides high performance permanent magnet brushless DC motors and controls.

2013

Introduced Ethernet slip ring solutions to provide reliable transfer of Ethernet protocol through a rotating interface.

2013

Rotary Variable Differential Transformer (RVDT) electromechanical transducers provide variable alternating current (AC) output voltage with benefit of an increased operating range of angular displacement with a reduction in sensor size and weight.

2014

Moog Components Group introduces the AirMax™ P45 series of compact, highly reliable fans and blowers that provide excellent output power using brushless DC motors and an efficient airfoil design.

2014

High performance direct drive brushless DC motors are introduced. The DB Matrix™ Series motors are used in applications that require high power density and / or quick accelerations.

2015

OEM Medical Components are added to the Moog Components Group product line. Sensors and hand pieces are added.

2015

Moog Components Group acquires new operations in Casella, Italy. Casella designs and manufactures standard and customized electromechanical products.

 2015

Moog Components Group expands their Fluid Rotary Union (FRU) product line to include those suited for industrial, marine and oil and gas applications.

2015

Leveraging its experience in Rotary Variable Differential Transformers (RVDT), Moog Components Group introduces Smart Sensor™ Technology. This technology provides a turn-key solution to rotary position sensing into one package.

2015

Linear motors become available as a component in complete system solutions. System solutions provide powerful and precise linear motion. Patented brushless DC linear motors, sized drives, motion controllers, cabling, filters and accessories available.

2016

Moog Components Group exapnds sales and marketing network in the Asia Pacific area.

2016

Moog Components Group completes move of OEM Medical Components to a modern facility in Salt Lake City, UT.

2016

Alternators and energy conversion systems manufactured at the Casella, Italy, operations are added to the product portfolio for the North American wind market.

2016

Moog Focal supplies slip ring for Scotrenewables Tidal Power LTD SR2000, the world's largest energy generating tidal turbine.

2016

Moog's marine businesses selected as Top 100 leading marine companies by Marine Technology Reporter. The MTR100 issue recognizes leading companies serving the global subsea industry.

2016

Moog introduces a new modular slip ring, the EPA3. The EPA3 is the next generation of advanced slip ring products specifically developed for the wind energy market.

2017

Moog Components Group announces it is aligning its products within the other Moog operating segments – Moog Industrial Group and Moog Space and Defense Group.

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