Moog’s 626 Motion Base Powers Hair-Raising Rides for Museums, Smaller Theme Parks

EAST AURORA, N.Y., November 14, 2019 – At this year’s IAAPA EXPO in Orlando, Fla., Moog Inc. (NYSE: MOG.A and MOG.B) – a designer and manufacturer of high performance motion control products, solutions, and services – will showcase its 626 Motion Base, designed for museums and small- to medium-sized theme parks. High-fidelity motion simulation is literally the foundation for immersive environments. With Moog’s design expertise, engineering and technical support, theme park operators and ride designers can add high-performance motion control to the visual and audio effects that are often already done so well. By visiting booth 2073 at the Orange County Convention Center, attendees can see the six-degrees-of-freedom (6DOF) motion technology underpinning the 626 Motion Base.

“Our 626 Motion Base delivers more value for the ride experience, featuring the same high-performance design and architecture as Moog’s full-size platforms,” said Tobe Ehmann, business development manager for Test & Simulation at Moog Americas. “Our experience with the entertainment industry means we can create motion bases with venues of all sizes in mind. We balance safety and increase throughput on rides.” 

8-DOF System with Tilt Table

Moog 626 motion base for museums and small to medium theme parks

For example, the 626 Motion Base, or 6DOF/26/1800KG, accommodates a payload of up to 1,800 kg (3,968 lbs) and provides for a maximum acceleration of up to 7.0 m/s2 for exhilarating movement.

Moog has spent years working with builders of simulators for automobiles, military vehicles and aircraft to improve algorithms, ensure fidelity and refine feel so that the experience is judged by professional racecar drivers, soldiers and pilots to be as real as it gets.

Moog’s motion systems also power dark rides and 4D theaters that give amusement park guests the hair-raising feel of twists, turns and acceleration that cause them to return again and again.

“Integrating technology is only part of what we do; we also interpret a concept for a ride, translate that into a high-performance solution that meets global safety standards and produce and implement the design,” adds Ehmann. “And we support a ride as long as it’s in service.”