Moog’s 6-DOF Motion Systems for 4D Dynamic Cinema in Qingdao Oriental Movie Metropolis Put into Commercial Operation

Another high-performance motion systems application realized in the amusement industry

June 6, 2019

SHANGHAI, China – Moog (NYSE: MOG.A and MOG.B), a design and manufacturing company that provides high-performance motion control products, solutions and services, announced that the six degrees of freedom (6-DOF) motion systems provided by Moog is successfully in operation in Qingdao’s Oriental Movie Metropolis in China. With its high performance, advanced safety compliance and reliable quality, this attraction brings a new motion system solution, which is driving further development of the Chinese amusement industry.

Qingdao Oriental Movie Metropolis is one of the most modern, large theme parks to have opened in China and it features an innovative indoor movie park. This park’s unique 4D dynamic cinema, “Longgong Duobao” (Looted Treasures from the Dragon King's Palace), is the first of its kind to combine traditional Chinese mythology with 4D interactive entertainment and the latest motion control technology used in “dark riding” equipment. It provides an immersive experience in which visitors can experience a thrilling six degrees of freedom (6-DOF) ride.

The thrilling ride which has Moog’s six degrees of freedom (6-DOF) control system

Moog's 6-DOF motion systems allow for high-precision control, not only satisfying the required performance for maximum displacement and acceleration in each degree of freedom, but also ensuring a realistic experience for the whole 4D dynamic cinema. The design, production and delivery processes are in full compliance with the "Safety Regulations on Large-scale Amusement Facilities" (GB8408) issued by the State Administration for Quality Supervision and Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ). The rides equipped with Moog motion systems were certified as “up-to-standard” by state authorities, ensuring the amusement park's opening on April 28, 2018 as scheduled. During the theater’s construction and initial operation, Moog also provided timely and effective on-site commissioning and maintenance services.

Control system is tested on the shop floor in Moog Facility

“After several months of operation, the Movie Metropolis operators commended the outstanding dynamic performance and reliability of the motion systems and the responsive services that Moog was able to offer in this partnership,” said Bai Yuan, Asia-Pacific Sales Manager of Simulation & Test Solutions, Moog China. “The 6-DOF ride has become one of the most sought-after amusement attractions in Qingdao Oriental Movie Metropolis. The cooperation not only marks the success of Qingdao Oriental Movie Metropolis in realizing new innovations, but also represents a new focus by Moog to provide amusement equipment for the Chinese market. After successful completion of this project, Qingdao Oriental Movie Metropolis reached a new agreement with Moog for potential partnerships in related fields.”

Moog has long been committed to providing customers with excellent motion control system solutions. With compact designs and a small footprint, Moog solutions have proven to be commercially successful in many global theme parks. As with the products provided for dynamic rides at large theme parks in America, this 6-DOF motion control system has been tailor-made to Qingdao Oriental Movie Metropolis specific standards to guarantee consistent quality and easier operation.

After more than 30 years of growth, the theme park industry has begun to blossom into a powerful force in the Chinese tourism industry. According to industry analysis reports, large amusement facilities will expand into urban complexes in the future, with the prospect of becoming a key source of market demand. The focus has also shifted from rapid growth to high-quality growth in the industry.

The successful application of Moog's high-performance 6-DOF motion control systems in the Qingdao Oriental Movie Metropolis has served as a model for other theme parks that are currently underway or on the drawing board. Since Moog's reliable, high-performance products are proven and able to fully meet customer demands, more companies in related fields are expected to be coming on board in the future.

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