Press Release | Moog Animatics Introduces Low-Cost SL17 SmartMotor™

December 13, 2016

Mountain View, CA, USA – Moog Animatics, a division of Moog Inc., has announced the release of its new, low-cost NEMA 17 SmartMotor™, model SL17406D (the SL17). Even though this motor is described as low cost, its robust design includes many of the high performance and ease-of-use features found on the high-end SM SmartMotor™.

The SL17 SmartMotor™ features a powerful AniBasic (BASIC-like) language with over 200 commands for simple, straightforward configuration and control of IO, program flow, data handling, math and motion. Nonvolatile storage retains the program and data when power is off. The Torque, Position, Velocity and Contouring modes provide the specific control needed for the application. The integrated drive and controller reduce wiring, increase reliability, simplify installation and reduce setup time.

"The SL17 SmartMotor™ represents a strategic expansion of our motor product lineup to incorporate a lower- cost model while still maintaining a full feature set and competitive performance," says Doug Parentice, General Manager at Moog Animatics. "With the introduction of the SL17 motor, customers can now take advantage of many of the SmartMotor™ features and benefits found on our high-end products, but at a reduced price point."

Typical applications for this motor are packaging machinery, manufacturing equipment and material handling. For more information, contact Moog Animatics.

Moog Animatics is a global leader in integrated motion control and designs, manufactures and markets motion control products and systems. With over 28 years experience in the motion control industry, the company has U.S. operations and 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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