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Moog acquires ProControl to expand electric solution offerings to the plastics industry

Moog Controls : 04 August, 2006  (New Product)
ProControl AG, the Switzerland based expert on Motion Control Solutions for the plastics industry, has been acquired by Moog Inc. Moog is a leading supplier of hydraulic and electric motion control solutions to machine builders.
ProControl AG, the Switzerland based expert on Motion Control Solutions for the plastics industry, has been acquired by Moog Inc. Moog is a leading supplier of hydraulic and electric motion control solutions to machine builders.

According to Harald Seiffer, Vice President Moog Inc., 'This acquisition expands on Moog’s capabilities to provide electric system solutions for the machinery industry. ProControl’s proven strength in industries such as injection molding, die-casting, and blow molding is perfectly matched with Moog’s offerings and position in these markets.

'Moog's motion control expertise and strong customer relationships in the industry offer the market a competent and reliable partner for solving demanding motion control problems. ProControl is now expanding this leadership position into electric drives solutions. In the future we expect to leverage this knowledge to other industries as well,” Seiffer continues.

ProControl is a leading provider of motion control technology for plastics processing machines. In existence since 1991, the company specializes in the design of electric solutions in injection molding, blow molding, and stretch blow molding machine applications. They have proven solutions for supporting companies in the transition to electric technology and development of new generation machines. One of the core benefits they bring to machine builders is a deep knowledge of the applications and recommendations on improving machine architecture to meet the latest customer demands.

ProControl is based in Flawil, Switzerland. The founders have over 50 years of experience in the plastics market and a unique service offering that is recognized in the industry. ProControl’s product portfolio includes multi-axis drives, servomotors, and motion control software many of which were co-developed with Moog.

As a leading supplier of hydraulic and electric motion control solutions, Moog has continued to develop its product lines and unique solutions. Moog has had over 50 years of experience in hydraulic motion control solutions and has continued to grow its electric product portfolio through major acquisitions such as the Electric Division of Vickers in Casella, Italy. ProControl is a perfect match with Moog’s capabilities and position in plastic machinery market. Moog’s global scope will also provide ProControl with a wider network of local support and logistics for machine builders in Europe, Asia, and Americas.

ProControl has demonstrated leadership in the development of new electric technology for plastics machines. They have worked closely with machine builders to innovate and improve machine performance. Some milestones of ProControl history include:

1992: First European All-Electric Machine
1996: First All Electric Blow Molding Machine in Europe
2000: First All Electric Die-Casting Machine
2002: All Electric Optical Disk Molding Machine
1992 - present: Numerous patents awarded for building and controlling electric axes for plastic machinery.
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