New association serves motor-related interests

A new trade association launched recently to serve interests of motors, drives, and controls companies. The Motion Control Association (MCA) says it will promote the use of mechanical and electronic (mechatronics) motion control technology, which the group says currently accounts for more than $44 billion in annual sales.

12/01/2006


A new trade association launched recently to serve interests of motors, drives, and controls companies. The Motion Control Association (MCA) says it will promote the use of mechanical and electronic (mechatronics) motion control technology, which the group says currently accounts for more than $44 billion in annual sales.

“Numerous leading companies assisting with the formation of this new motion control organization envision MCA promoting the use and understanding of motion control technology by becoming a leading resource, and by providing a strong coordinated voice in the motion technology field,” said association president John Mazurkiewicz, product marketing manager for Baldor Electric.

The association said it plans to develop and coordinate industry standards, provide educational programs, and host an executive-level business conference. MCA launched www.motioncontrolonline.org in October with a buyer's guide, articles and technical papers, new product information, a career center, bookstore, and an “ask-the-experts” forum.

MCA is part of the Automation Technologies Council, a trade organization that also oversees the Robotic Industries Association and Automated Imaging Association. Charter members of MCA include Applied Motion Products, Baldor Electric, Baumuller, Danaher Motion, Incremotion Associates, Parker-Hannifin, Rockwell Automation, Siemens Energy & Automation, and Yaskawa Electric America.

www.motioncontrolonline.org





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