I am pleased to announce that we have recently acquired ProControl AG, the Switzerland based expert on Motion Control Solutions for the plastics industry. This acquisition expands on Moog’s capabilities to provide electric system solutions for the machinery industry. Let me share with you some background on this company that has been a longtime partner of Moog.
ProControl is a leading provider of motion control technology for plastics processing machines. In existence since 1991, the company specializes in the design of electric solutions in injection molding, blow molding, and stretch blow molding machine applications. They have proven solutions for supporting companies in the transition to electric technology and development of new generation machines. One of the core benefits they bring to machine builders is a deep knowledge of the applications and recommendations on improving machine architecture to meet the latest customer demands.
ProControl is based in Flawil, Switzerland. The founders have over 50 years of experience in the plastics market and a unique service offering that is recognized in the industry. ProControl’s product portfolio includes multi-axis drives, servomotors, and motion control software many of which were co-developed with Moog.
ProControl has demonstrated leadership in the development of new electric technology for plastics machines. They have worked closely with machine builders to innovate and improve machine performance. Some milestones of ProControl history include:
- 1992: First European All-Electric Machine
- 1996: First All Electric Blow Molding Machine in Europe
- 2000: First All Electric Die-Casting Machine
- 2002: All Electric Optical Disk Molding Machine
- 1992 - present: Numerous patents awarded for building and controlling electric axes for plastic machinery.
ProControl is a perfect match with Moog’s capabilities and position in the plastic machinery market. The motion control expertise and the strong customer relationships of Moog in the plastics industry offer our customers a competent and reliable partner for solving demanding motion control problems. ProControl is now expanding this leadership position into electric drives solutions. In the future we expect to leverage this knowledge to support companies in other industries as well.
Please join me in welcoming ProControl to the Moog organization.
Harald E. Seiffer is a Vice President of Moog Inc. He started with Moog in 1989 as an Application Engineer, and held several management positions in sales and product management, before assuming the roles of General Manager of Moog GmbH in Germany and Business Development Manager for Moog Europe. He has a Masters degree in Electronics Engineering from the University of Stuttgart.