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Power transmission/motion control industry shows growth

The Power Transmission Distributors Association Business Index reading for the second quarter was 68.7, up from the 1Q2014 reading of 63.6. Survey participants’ expectations for the entire year remained the same from the previous quarter at 6% growth. The index reading indicates the rate of change compared with the previous period. Readings above 50 indicate growth […]

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PTDA Membership Directory is released

The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) has released its 2014 Membership Directory. The directory is a potentially valuable resource for connecting with the global power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) industry. PTDA member companies distribute and manufacture products including motors, bearings, gears, belts, drives, lubricants, and dozens of other industrial products.  Through the directory readers will find, phone, fax, address, […]

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Power transmission industry ends 2013 with slight growth

The PTDA Business Index reading for the fourth quarter of 2013 came in at 60, which is higher than the 52 reading of the previous quarter, according to the Power Transmission Distributors Association. The survey participants were more positive in their outlook for 2014. When surveyed in mid-2013 about the 2014 outlook, participants anticipated 5% growth. […]

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PTDA welcomes 10 new members

The Power Transmission Distributors Association, a global association for the industrial power transmission and motion control distribution channel with 172 distribution firms, and more than 200 manufacturers and associated companies as members, has welcomed ten new members in the third and fourth quarters of 2013: Distributor Members: Capitol Bearing & Hydraulics – Round Rock, Tex. […]

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Slowed growth in the power transmission and motion control industry

The second quarter of 2013 for the Power Transmission Distributors Association Business Index produced a reading of 54.7, which represents a decrease over last quarter’s reading of 61.1. This indicates that the power transmission/motion control industry expanded for the 13th consecutive quarter at a slower pace compared with the first quarter of 2013. When comparing this […]

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Power transmission industry forecasts growth

The PTDA Business Index for the first quarter of 2013 (1Q13) produced a reading of 61.1, which represents an increase over last quarter’s reading of 50.7. This indicates that the power transmission and motion control industry expanded for the 12th consecutive quarter at a slightly faster pace compared with the fourth quarter of 2012. However, […]

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PTDA Business Index indicates continued moderate growth

The PTDA Business Index for the fourth quarter of 2012 produced a reading of 50.7, which represents a very slight increase over last quarter’s reading of 50.3. This indicates that the power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) industry expanded for the eleventh consecutive quarter at a slightly faster pace compared to the third quarter of 2012. The Power Transmission […]

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Association for Advancing Automation criticizes 60 Minutes segment on robotics

The Association for Advancing Automation (A3) is none too pleased with this Sunday’s “March of the Machines” segment on 60 Minutes, where Steve Kroft reported on how technological advances like robotics are revolutionizing the workplace but may be preventing job growth. A3 is an umbrella group for Robotic Industries Association, AIA-Advancing Vision + Imaging, and Motion Control […]

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PTDA Business Index indicates growth but at slower pace

The Power Transmission Distributors Association Business Index for the third quarter of this year produced a reading of 50.3, which represents deceleration from the second quarter reading of 54.2. This indicates that the power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) industry expanded for the 10th consecutive quarter at a slower pace compared with the second quarter of this […]

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PTDA Business Index for first quarter of 2012 indicates expansion and sales growth

The Power Transmission Distributors Association Business Index indicated that the first quarter of this year was the eighth consecutive quarter for business growth among PTDA members, with a reading of 75.4. Compared with a reading of 67.3 for the fourth quarter of 2011, the recently released first quarter results indicate the power transmission/motion control industry […]

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