Moog Presents the Latest Developments in Motion Control at SPS IPC Drives Italia 2013

21 May 2013

Moog Industrial Group will be presenting its technological innovations in industrial automation at SPS IPC Drives Italia, scheduled from 21 to 23 May at the Fiere di Parma Exhibition Centre, Hall 2 – Stand C002.  This strategic and growing event registered over 14,000 visitors and 434 exhibitors in 2012 and is now in its third year in Italy.

Moog, a world leader in high-performance motion control solutions, will be presenting several innovations, including an interactive demonstration of the Moog Simodont Dental Trainer, a Speed Controlled Pump System for injection molding and a die cutting system controlled by the Moog Short Stroke Actuator.

The Moog Simodont Dental Trainer is an example of haptic technology that has been applied to motion control, through the specific expertise of Moog. Haptics is the science of creating a realistic sense of touch for the user in a virtual environment and Moog’s technology aids simulations and enables users to experience the same stimuli as occur in real life. The simulator's realistic effect is provided by an incorporated tactile sensor, the vibrations of which faithfully reproduce those that would be felt by the user in a real environment. The noise of the instrument is also closely replicated, at an intensity that varies based on the speed and force exerted by the operator. Moog has applied haptic technology in various flight and driving simulators, and has now extended its application to medical training systems.

The Speed Controlled Pump System interactive demo presents the operation of a complete integrated system for injection molding machines that is based on three of Moog’s proven products.   The system includes a fixed displacement Radial Piston Pump (RKP), a Maximum Dynamic Brushless Servo Motor and a Programmable Multi-axis Servo Drive System (MSD). The dual flow displacement function of the pump and optimized power of the motor is shown when a visitor cycles a bike, simulating the system under varying load conditions.

A high-performance die cutting system controlled by the Moog Short Stroke Electric Servo-Actuator will also be presented. This product is ideal for all industrial applications requiring high precision, such as mechanical presses and blow molding machines. In particular, robust construction and lifetime lubrication enable the actuator to operate continuously and reliably, with minimal maintenance requirements.

Sherif El-Henaoui, marketing manager for Europe, commented: “We'll be delighted to meet and welcome visitors to the Moog stand, showing our motion control solutions and the extensive applications of our technology. This year we'll be offering interactive demos, to help our visitors to understand fully how our systems work and the advantages. In particular, visitors will be able to experience a successful application of haptic technology developed by Moog, showing its flexibility to be used in a variety of sectors. SPS IPC Drives Italia is an important showcase for our innovative, high performance products, designed to meet even the most complex needs of machine builders.”

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