Moog’s Total Solution for Motion Control Presented at SPS IPC Drives Italia 2016

20 May 2016

Moog’s Total Solution for motion control will be the theme for its booth (C014 in Pavilion 2) at the SPS IPC Drives Italia, the industrial automation fair held from May 24 to 26 at the Fiere di Parma Fairground. The booth displays will highlight the distinctive advantages of the complete solutions developed by Moog including efficiency, high productivity, safety, flexibility, and reduction of operating costs and energy consumption. Moog is known for tailoring products to meet specific customer requests for a range of markets including power generation, metal forming, steel production, plastics, test & simulation and motorsports.

Moog Inc. is a leader in the supply of high performance products, solutions and services for motion control machinery in industrial markets. Moog offers a technologically neutral approach which means it can offer electric, hydraulic and hybrid technologies to meet customers’ needs. With its engineering know-how and ability to combine different products within its portfolio, Moog is uniquely able to create a total solution designed to achieve superior performance and reliability. As Moog designs and manufactured all of its motion control products, it is able to tailor them to and ensure products perform perfectly when matched together. 

Products featured at the show include our highly dynamic Servo Motors up to MD 7 in size, Servo Drives, the MC600 series Machine controllers with a new HMI, servo valves with new digital interfaces and ball screws and planetary roller screws in sizes up to 100 diameter for static loads up to 3400 kN. The exhibition will also feature the FastAct Series H servo motors, the single-axis DS2020 servo drive and multi-axis DM2020 servo drives. Moog will also launch the innovative DR2020 Servo Drive, designed to reach a higher level of versatility when compared to traditional control cabinets.

Moog will be exhibiting iCub, the humanoid robot created by IIT - Italian Institute of Technology – that features brushless motors which have been used in the joints of the robot’s arms and legs. Furthermore, Moog and IIT recently announced an agreement for the creation of a new joint lab – Moog@IIT – focusing on the development of next-generation actuation and control technologies for autonomous robots. IIT and Moog will work together over the next three years to develop the necessary technologies to take autonomous robots into real-world applications in the market.

One of the main innovations of this year’s booth is the debut of the Smart Factory, an interactive demo exploring an application of the Internet of Things (IoT) in the industrial market. This simulation of integrated production lines with interconnected Moog components, shows how plant personnel can collect and analyse data to quickly diagnose any faults or failures and ways to guide operators through the resolution of the problem. The adoption of IoT can help provide quick diagnosis of machine problems resulting in a reduction of maintenance costs and minimizing losses from machine downtime.

Moog Global Support, our promise to help maintenance professional worldwide to maximize uptime and get more from his or her machine investment, will also be showcased in the booth. Visitors will learn more about our service offering including factory repair, supplying original OEM spare parts, professional field service, hands-on training, flexible planned maintenance programs, technical support and retrofits. Like Total Solutions Moog offers a complete service that goes beyond simple repair and includes support programs to help reduce risk, extend the life of critical equipment and ensure maintenance is always available and transform maintenance from reactive to proactive.

Gabriella Poletti, general manager of Moog Italy commented: SPS IPC Drives Italia 2016 is a strategically important networking platform, and an opportunity to present our complete offering, which ranges from advanced solutions for the production of cutting-edge machinery to world class products to responsive services. Cooperation between Moog and the Customer is increasingly based on specialised expertise and creating motion control systems designed to meet the customers’ unique requirements.” Poletti continued, “Today, Moog’s total solutions offer added value by ensuring maximum performance levels and a high return on investment of production systems.”