Tag Archives: Power Transmission Distributors Association

PTDA’s Hefty 6th Edition

Latest version of transmission/motor control reference bible is out The Power Transmission Distributors Association‘s new handbook carries a lot of weight. That’s not surprising, seeing as it’s nearly 400 pages. By weight alone, it's way more than a "handbook", The almost-400 page, 17-chapter, SIXTH edition of @ptdaorg's long-valued power transmission/motion control reference is available now […]

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Growth pace slows for industrial supply index

The February ISA Economic Indicator Report (EIR) from the Industrial Supply Association indicated that growth slowed in January for both manufacturers and distributors. The ISA Manufacturer Index decreased from 61.3 in December to 58.9 in January, while the ISA Distributor Index fell from 66.6 in December to 57.8. “While both Indexes decreased for the month, […]

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Power transmission distributors see more positive growth than manufacturers

The PTDA Business Index for the third quarter of 2014 indicates slowing but continued positive growth.  However, distributors reported more positive business activity and new orders for the third quarter than manufacturers, a notable change from the first quarter and the second quarter of 2014. Despite this upward swing, the overall index reading of 67.5 was lower than […]

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Power transmission industry tempers year-end outlook

The Power Transmission Distributors Association Business Index for the first quarter of 2014 indicates continued growth in the power transmission/motion control market but tempered expectations for year-end 2014. This quarterly survey of PTDA’s distributor and manufacturer members continues to point to growth, with the first quarter of 2014 Business Index at 63.6, up from the fourth quarter of […]

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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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PTDA Business Index for second quarter indicates continued expansion but slower pace

The Power Transmission Distributors Association Business Index indicated that the second quarter of this year was the ninth consecutive quarter for business growth among PTDA members, with a reading of 54.2. Compared with a reading of 75.4 for the first quarter of this year, the recently released second quarter results indicate the power transmission/motion control […]

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