MSD Motion Controller (Legacy)

MSD Motion Controller is a freely programmable servo controller with integrated PLC functionality. It belongs to the M3000 family. Programming is completed with the Moog Axis Control Software (MACS), an integrated development environment, based on IEC 61131. MSD Motion Controller is best suited for applications where multiple axes need to be controlled via a fieldbus interface. Typical applications are closed-loop control with or without profile generation of multiple hydraulic or electric axes, especially Moog MSD Servo Drives..

Important Note: this is a legacy product which means it is mot be used for new designs. Please contact your local office for recommended replacement product.


  • Higher machine productivity through short cycle times
  • Fast start-up commissioning due to easy-to-use software and flexible hardware
  • Maximum flexibility via support of user-defined open control structures
  • Special Moog libraries of pre-programmed Function Blocks enable users to solve advanced control problems quickly
  • Quick integration through multiple connectivity options
  • Convenience of remote servicing and debugging
400 MHz
128 MB RAM, 32 MB Flash EEPROM
Minimum Task Cycle Time (Base Tick)
100 micro seconds
Update of I/Os
With base tick
4 x Digital I/O
Standard Bus Interface
EtherCAT master, CAN/CANopen (master/slave), Ethernet
Optional Bus Interface
Profibus-DP slave, EtherCAT slave
Data Exchange via Ethernet
USB 1.1 (R/W memory sticks)

Training Course

Small group technical training on this product, its configuration, how to upload and download programs and use libraries. Includes hands-on exercises.

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