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Second User Motion Control Rigs for Sale



Photos courtesy of Sorensen Design

 Per specs issued by Sorensen Design the Graphlite is constructed of carbon fiber composite and has a 12 foot boom allowing for a lens height of up to 16 feet. The Graphlite head can operate in both an under-slung or over-slung position. The second user system we have for sale comes with 15 metres of track.

We would not recommend the Graphlite for live action, however it is an ideal rig for stop motion. MRMC can rewire and upgrade the electronics with the option to run the Graphlite from Flair.

Priced from: 20,000 Euros

For more information and prices contact info@mrmoco.com

Second User Motion Control Rigs for Sale

Second User Motion Control Rigs for Sale

Welcome to the motion control bargain hunters corner!  MRMC have for sale a second user CYCLOPS, second user MILO and a second user GRAPHLITE MARK II by Sorensen Designs. This is a rare opportunity to get a motion control rig at a fraction of the cost of a new system. Second user equipment does not stay around for long so if you are interested contact us right away.



 The Cyclops is the largest and most sophisticated motion control system available. It gives the greatest range, speed and versatility in a studio based motion control rig with the axes of track, rotate, lift, arm extension, head angle, pan, tilt, roll, zoom, focus and iris with a maximum lens height of 6 metres, almost 20 feet.

This Second User Cyclops comes with 16 metres of track. Mark Roberts Motion Control will refurbish the system offering it with a new 12 month warranty.

For more information and prices contact info@mrmoco.com

Cambotics Broadcast Robotics Reseller

Cambotics Broadcast Robotics Reseller

While Mark Roberts Motion Control equipment is most known in the realms of film, commercials and music videos, we have also supplied the TV industry on countless occasions. In order to offer an even greater range of broadcast equipment for the TV industry, MRMC are working in collaboration with Cine-TV Broadcast Systems and Cambotics USA and MRMC are now an official reseller for Cambotics broadcast systems. Cambotics manufacture state of the art robotic pedestals, lift columns and pan tilt heads for live broadcast applications. Cambotics systems are much more reliable, stable under heavy load and simple to operate than other remote studio equipment, and have already been installed in many well known US and European studios and governmental organizations. They require very little maintenance and are very simple to install.

MRMC plan on offering the equipment to companies and organizations in the United Kingdom, South Africa, China, Iran, United Arab Emirates, Israel, Australia and New Zealand to name but a few.

Contact us info@mrmoco.com for more information on the range of TV broadcast equipment that we now offer.



Famous Second User Milo for Sale

Famous Second User Milo for Sale

MRMC have available for sale a second user Milo, which has worked on such well known movies as Superman Returns, The Matrix Trilogy, Babe, Pitch Black, Ghost Ship and many others. It includes many extras, even a full set of curved rails, and a Slimline pan-tilt-roll head. Second user Milo’s are not often available on the market and they offer the chance to own the best motion control system at a discounted price to a new one.

If you are interested please contact info@mrmoco.com as soon as possible.


Need Rental Advice on Motion Control Equipment?

Need Rental Advice on Motion Control Equipment?

In a recent survey conducted by Mark Roberts Motion Control we found that one of the services you wanted from us was advice and options of what to rent and where to rent motion control equipment from. We are more than happy to offer this service and answer any questions relating to rentals.

You can always call us on +44 (0) 1342 838 000 or email info@mrmoco.com

MRMC’s 40th Birthday Celebrations

MRMC’s 40th Birthday Celebrations

This year sees the celebration of forty years of innovation from Mark Roberts Motion Control. The history of our company started with Mark Roberts, our founder and chairman, who was born in Western Australia in the early 30’s.  After his education in civil engineering he moved to the UK where upon he had several careers including a stint as an engineer for an American based company Oxberry who produced animation stands and optical printers and a storeman at Lotus, during their pioneering days, where as you can see here he even took the wheel himself on several occasions.
In May 1966 Mark set up Mark Roberts Film Services.

Mark in his racing days.

The company ‘Mark Roberts Film Services’ had several contracts with companies in London to service their special effects equipment at night and weekends. Mark spent the rest of his time working on designing and manufacture. In 1972 he produced one of the firstRostrum cameras controlled by an analogue computer and 1975 saw the first digital computer version. Cameramen, including the great Ken Morse, found these systems enabled accurate work to be completed quickly. Ken still works continuously in his Soho studio, still with the Mark Roberts MRC animation stand, nearly thirty years on!


A couple of the early popular motion control computers

With the release of the film ‘Star Wars’ in 1977 there was a demand for motion control in the industry. The company therefore embarked upon the design and manufacture of innovative 3D machines. Having been asked to build a full motion control system to bring freedom of camera movement to the cameraman, to replace the simple up and down and table movement that was only available with the current systems.  Mark Roberts Film Services floor mounted, overhead rigs and customised Panther dollies were to set new standards in performance especially in regard to smoothness of motion.

 Mark inspecting gears and components.

In the early 1990’s the company was renamed ‘Mark Roberts Motion Control’ to reflect its current products.  Special ‘one-offs’ led to a demand for a standard ‘off the shelf’ system so in 1993 Cyclops our studio based Motion control rig was born and before long customers were requesting a portable system of the same caliber.  Enter the Milo in 1994.  Not surprisingly Cyclops and Milo have sold extensively in London (the capital of outstanding special effects) and as far afield as Russia, Korea, Australia and Tokyo. There are now over 40 Milos worldwide – the best-selling motion control system.

    One of the many ‘custom built’ overghead rigs and Cyclops the ultimate in motion control.

In 1999 we were enormously proud to be awarded a Scientific and Technical Academy Award for the design of the Milo and the motion control software Flair. The award recognises individuals whose contributions have greatly advanced the technological aspects of film-making.


The ‘Milo design team’ receiving their Academy Awards

Following the release of Juno in 2000, a smaller motion control system and the Ulti-head, our modular pan/tilt remote head in2004 and numerous other smaller products and software during this time.  We are now looking forward to continuing to develop and manufacture innovative and market leading ideas in the motion control market and we have no doubt that the future will be equally as exciting.  Of course we will be keeping you regularly informed with our Motion Control Update Newsletter


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Tom Landsmann

Philadelphia, PA