Tag Archives: motion control

Machine Tool Days

Siemens event offers further insight on the hotly debated “remote diagnostics” trend Two weeks ago, we discussed the integration of “remote” applications permeating the plant and field maintenance industries. Centered around the release of Schneider Electric’s new platform, this item led to valuable discourse, both in our comments and e-mail inboxes, about the concerns and […]

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Henson Named Division Head

Executive began his career at Baldor in ’97 as part of drives/motion control team ABB’s Motors and Generators division has named Jesse Henson president of their U.S. business. Henson, who has been with the company for 23 years, leads the team responsible for marketing, designing and manufacturing ABB and Baldor-Reliance industrial electric motors in the […]

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Biro, Protolabs Team Up For Rapid PPE

Nidec engineer uses design and project management skills in PPE production When the COVID-19 crisis began to emerge, Josh Biro, like so many people throughout the country, wanted to make a personal contribution to help. And as the pandemic evolved, the Nidec mechanical engineer has been using his skills to help healthcare workers on the […]

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Moog Synthesizes Production

NY motion controls company to acquire Czech motor manufacturer A large American designer and manufacturer of motion control products has added a European motor manufacturer to its team. Moog Inc., based in East Aurora, N.Y., announced Friday, February 16 that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Vues Brno s.r.o., which designs and manufactures customized […]

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Robotics Record

First half of 2017 is benchmark year for automation A ‘Robopocalypse’ is happening by the numbers…even if it may be an overblown theory in real life. The Association for Advancing Automation (A3) announced the results of its research on robotics and automation trends, sales, and growth Thursday, showing record tallies in the areas of robotics, […]

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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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