MCA is now MCMA!
Our new name – Motion Control & Motor Association (MCMA) is the result of a merger with the SMMA, which combined the two leading trade groups serving the global motion control and motor industry. Read more, and click the image below for additional details.
New StepSERVO Drives and Motors
Applied Motion Products
Supports CANopen over EtherCAT (CoE) control, allowing them to be integrated into new and existing EtherCAT networks.Click Here
Power Motion i-MODEL A
FANUC America Corporation
A motion controller from FANUC America is ideal for high performance, multi-axes general motion applications.Click Here
DFS - Incremental Encoder
Programmable stainless steel encoder with high resolutionClick Here
BN Series Brushless DC Motors
Provides robust operation, high efficiency, low weight and high reliability - ideal for industrial applications.Click Here
Servo Index Rotary Index Tables
Motion Index Drives, Inc.
Engineered to satisfy the needs of today's manufacturing environment: fast, strong, reliable, high quality and cost effective.Click Here
Parker Automation Controller
Parker Electromechanical Automation
Powerful, integrated, and designed for the global machine market - precisely engineered for demanding industrial environments.Click Here
New LTN Slip Rings
Provides a multitude of different options and customization opportunities to ensure the product operates to exact needs.Click Here
A3 Previews Automate 2017 Show and Conference
Industry Leaders Gather to Network, Showcase Solutions and Discuss the Future of Automation
Electronic Assembly Technology Improves Food Processing
SMAC Moving Coil Actuators President, Edward Neff, will return to Automate to speak at a session.
First Ever US-China Robotics Forum Held at Automate 2017
Thirteen Chinese Companies Exhibit in the United States for the First Time
A3 Announces Finalists in Automate Launch Pad Startup Competition
Emerging Companies with Range of Offerings from Platform-as-a-Service to Actuators to 3D Vision Technology.
MCMA Launches Motion Control Certification for Professionals
The Motion Control and Motor Association recently launched the MCMA Certified Motion Control Professional program.
How Motion Control Advances are Boosting Machine Productivity
Consumer applications are helping move industrial productivity forward.
Mobile HMIs Bring New Choice and Functionality to Motion Control
With streamlined functionality and role-based displays, today’s mobile HMIs provide useful tools inside the plant as well as outside.
Making the choice between Brushed and Brushless DC servo motors
Trade-offs include cost, complexity, frequency of maintenance, and torque characteristics.
Understanding Motion Control Networks II: Safety
Safety protocols for industrial networking ensure safe operations while streamlining integration.
What's New in Motion Control Applications?
Improvements in auto-tuning drives, industrial networking, and software usability have enabled motion control to penetrate non-traditional niches and bring new...
New Product/Service News
Automated Machine Safety Door
Industrial High-Speed Roll-Up Door
New Profinet Interface for POSITAL’s Explosion-Proof Rotary Sensors
POSITAL has added an optional Profinet communications interface to its range of explosion-proof IXARC rotary encoders.
Red Lion Adds New Ramp Soak and FlexCard Options to Advanced PAX2C PID Controllers
Flexible New Options Help Reduce Costs Across Factory Automation, Packaging, Metal Processing, and Food and Beverage Industries.
New Super Accurate Magnetic Scales Equals Quality of Optical Scales
BOGEN - Magnetics that count.
The Global Permanent Magnet Industry - Third Edition
We are pleased to announce the printing of the Third (and final) Edition of a unique magnet industry reference book.