Press Release | Moog Animatics Adds EtherNET/IP™ to Its Class 6 Smartmotor™ Lineup

November 6, 2015

Milpitas, CA, USA – Moog Animatics, a division of Moog Inc., has announced the release of the Class 6 EtherNet/IP™ SmartMotor™ that is available in both standard servo and hybrid versions. The new product represents the next step in the evolution of the Class 6 integrated motor design, which includes PROFINET™ and EtherCAT™ versions, and extends the robust industrial Ethernet SmartMotor with EtherNet/IP Position Controller capability.

In addition to standard Class 6 SmartMotor features, the Class 6 EtherNet/IP SmartMotor easily integrates as a Position Controller device for:

  • Access to unique SmartMotor commands and parameters
  • Improved uptime and optional redundant cabling through Device Level Ring (DLR)
  • Optimal performance ensured through Quality of Service (QoS)
  • Simplified, modular programming through Add On Instructions (AOI)

Additionally, the EtherNet/IP motor includes specific Add On Instructions for use with an Allen Bradley PLC to reduce development and implementation time and improve speed to market.

“This new integrated product combines high performance operation and ease of use, providing our customers with simplified network maintainability and an overall cost-effective solution,” says Doug Parentice, General Manager at Moog Animatics. “We continue to offer the most highly integrated automation solutions in the industry with the SmartMotor. These products provide a flexible, easily configurable option for networks that are becoming highly integrated themselves.”

Typical applications for these motors are packaging machinery, manufacturing equipment, testing equipment, spooling and winding machinery, and material handling. See the full applications list at

Moog Animatics is a global leader in integrated motion control. Located in Silicon Valley in Milpitas, California, Moog Animatics designs, manufactures and markets motion control products and systems. With over 28 years experience in the motion control industry, the company has international offices in Germany and Japan and a network of Automation Solution Providers worldwide. Additional information about the company can be found at

Moog Inc. (NYSE: MOG.A and MOG.B) is a worldwide designer, manufacturer, and integrator of precision control components and systems. Moog’s high-performance systems control military and commercial aircraft, satellites and space vehicles, launch vehicles, missiles, automated industrial machinery, wind energy, marine and medical equipment. Additional information about the company can be found at

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