• English (US)
  • Deutsch (DE-CH-AT)
  • Japanese(JP)
  • 简体中文(中国)
  • 繁體中文
  • French (Fr)
  • 한국어

Motion Control for Maximum A/V Experience

Posted by Moog

Procom Sound Uses SmartMotor Technology to Conquer Challenges

Procom Sound is no stranger to conquering “technical difficulties.” As an audio/visual integration specialist for both commercial and residential applications, they've had their fair share of unruly technology and migraine-inducing integration. However, when asked to install the ultimate TV viewing motion track in a Chicago penthouse, they were able to utilize SmartMotor technology and Animatics tech support for the all-angle solution.

Read More

Topics: Entertainment

Foam Sculpting CNC Router

Posted by Moog

SmartMotor Assists Foam Sculpting Tool

Realistic 17th century Spanish cannon? Yes. Prototype for a new Lamborghini? Of course. Life-size rendition of Michelangelo’s “David”? Absolutely! All of this and more out of giant blocks of foam with the help of Animatics’ SmartMotor™ and JenCNC™… why not?

Read More

Topics: Architecture, Signage

High Speed Pharma Inspection

Posted by Moog

SmartMotors Used for Pharmeceutical Industry

A customer from a large pharmaceutical industry recently came to Animatics with the need to rapidly transfer pill bottles on and off a fast moving factory line for inspection.

Read More

Topics: Packaging, Pharmaceutical

CNC Plasma Cutter

Posted by Moog

SmartMotor Assists Plasma Cutter with Power and Precision

Metal is vital to modern industrial design because of its durability, solidity and strength, but these properties also make it extremely difficult to penetrate. The technique of plasma cutting has become a popular solution, though not an exceptionally accurate one. With plasma cutting, the strongest metals can be completely severed using an ionized, high powered stream of gas sent through a small nozzle, creating an arc. The electric arc heats the gas to such an extreme temperature that it becomes plasma, simultaneously melting the metal and clearing away the metal debris.

Read More

Topics: Metal Working Machines

CNC Surfboard Shaper

Posted by Moog

SmartMotor Reduces System Costs for Precision Shapes Northwest

Taking an innovative design approach to the traditionally large, heavy and expensive surfboard shaping machines previously available, Precision Shapes Northwest, a U.S. surfboard design studio was inspired to develop and build compact, rugged and low maintenance surfboard shaping machines that provide a faster return on investment for its customers.

Read More

Topics: Wood Working Machines

High Axis Count Coordinated Motion

Posted by Moog

SmartMotor Coordinates Multiple Axes

Coordinated motion of multiple axes is not a straightforward task. When the technology artists behind this motorized sculpture needed an integrated and effective way to choreograph the movement of 65 precisely engineered mechanisms, they recruited the help of Animatics' SmartMotor™ solution.

Read More

Topics: Art & New Media

Synchronized Control of Vertical Loads

Posted by Moog

SmartMotors Enables Synchronized, Fluid Movement for Vertical Loading

Moving one vertical load is simple; moving countless loads in a small space is not. Coordinating the movement of 1,008 individual loads over a 40 foot vertical distance to create synchronized, fluid movement seemed impossible. That was the challenge set before Animatics during the production of FTSI Automation’s spectacular kinetic sculpture at The World Expo in Shanghai, China.

Read More

Topics: Entertainment

Traverse Take Up Winding

Posted by Moog

SmartMotor Provides Complete Motion Control Solution

Spooling is the most effective way to provide convenient packaging for materials of exceptionally long length. Typically spooling material is fed at a certain rate while the material traverses back and forth corresponding to the desired pattern.

Read More

Topics: Material Handling

Alaskan Pipe Crawler

Posted by Moog

SmartMotor Increase Flexibility of Pipe Crawlers

“Pipe crawlers” are more than robotic gymnasts. They are robust machines moving with the utmost grace and stability, accompanied by the toughness and audacity of a mechanized lineman. Controlling the stability and guiding the machine are four SmartMotorTM servos balancing on top of frozen, elevated Alaskan pipeline while two long arms holding imaging equipment scan the bottom portion of the petroleum pipes in freezing conditions. These machines are integral to the protection of the arctic tundra.

Read More

Topics: Oil Industry