Executives from global motion control companies have launched a new trade association to serve the interests of motors, drives and controls companies. Known as the Motion Control Association, the new trade group will promote the use of mechanical and electronic motion control technology, which currently accounts for more than $44 billion in annual sales globally.
Companies assisting with the formation of the association envision the organization as becoming a leading resource for motion control technology. It will provide industry statistics, develop and coordinate industry standards, deliver educational programs and host executive-level business conferences.
In addition, Motion Control Online (www.motioncontrolonline.org), a global resource for the industry, was recently launched. The site gives users of motion control an online buyers' guide, articles and technical papers, new product information, user tips, an ask-the-experts forum, career center and bookstore.
The Motion Control Association's board of directors includes Chris Davis, Baumuller; Sandy Holden, Rockwell Automation; Arun Jain, Siemens Energy & Automation; Dan Jones, Incremotion Associates; John Mazurkiewicz, Baldor; Kevin McNicholas, Applied Motion Products; Jason Struthers, Parker Hannifin Corp.; Andy Urda, Yaskawa Electric America and Andrew Vogl, Danaher Motion.