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Membership Info & Application

Motion Control & Motor Association

The Motion Control Association (MCA) is a global not-for-profit trade group dedicated to promoting the understanding and use of motion control technologies and developing business opportunities for mechanical and electronic (mechatronics) motion control companies.

Our membership includes manufacturers of complete motion control systems, component manufacturers, system integrators, distributors, end users, consulting firms, academic institutions and research groups directly involved with mechanical and electronic (mechatronics) motion control around the world.  Join the leading motion control companies and become an MCA member today!

MCA is part of the Association for Advancing Automation (A3), an umbrella group serving automation companies involved in robotics, vision and imaging, motion control and related automation technologies.  Members benefit from the prolific networking opportunities between MCA and its sister associations, RIA (Robotic Industries Association) and AIA (vision and imaging). This synergistic approach to increasing business opportunities for automation companies has been successful since our founding in 1974.

Membership Benefits


Supplier Membership Benefits
MCA 'Supplier' membership includes companies that manufacture motion control components and equipment. Annual membership dues are based on annual sales of motion control components and systems and starts at just $800 (with $2,500 being the maximum). MCA offers its supplier members a wide variety of benefits including:

  • A free listing in our Motion Control Online Industry Supplier Guide which drives traffic to your website with a live link.
  • Valuable quarterly statistics reports on motion control industry sales.
  • An invitation to the members-only Motion Control Business Forum where you connect with global automation industry leaders.
  • Posting of your company news including corporate news, people news and product news. Also includes technical papers, user tips and application articles.
  • Inclusion of your company and product news in our popular e-Newsletter with 35,000 readers.
  • Connect with buyers by posting your products on Motion Control Online’s Industry Supplier Guide – free to members.
  • Participation in our 'Ask the Experts' program where users submit questions to our panel of industry experts and MCA member experts can develop relationships with potential customers.
  • Free Career Center posting of job openings and access to view posted resumes.
  • Speaking opportunities at industry events.
  • Opportunities to serve on MCA committees, helping grow the industry and enhance your career.
  • 20% savings on booth space at our trade shows, including the fastest growing automation show in North America - Automate.
  • Discounts for advertising on Motion Control Online.
  • Discounts on books and related motion control resources.
  • Increased exposure for your company and the industry through MCA's public relations efforts.
  • And more!

Distributor Membership Benefits
MCA ‘Distributor Members’ include distributor companies who sell motion control products that are primarily manufactured by others and sold under other’s brand names. Distributor member dues are $800 per year. MCA offers its distributor members a wide variety of benefits including:

  • A free listing in our Motion Control Online Industry Supplier Guide which drives traffic to your website with a live link.
  • Valuable quarterly statistics reports on motion control industry sales.
  • One (one time only) free attendee registration to the members-only Motion Control Business Forum where you connect with key automation industry executives from MCA and its two sister associations, the Robotic Industries Association and AIA - the association for advancing vision + imaging.
  • Free quarterly statistics report on motion control industry sales.
  • Posting of your company news including corporate news, people news and product news. Also includes technical papers, user tips and application articles.
  • Inclusion of your company and product news in our popular e-Newsletter with 35,000 readers.
  • Free Career Center posting of job openings and access to view posted resumes.
  • Opportunities to serve on MCA committees, helping grow the industry and enhance your career.
  • 20% savings on booth space at our trade shows, including the fastest growing automation show in North America - Automate.
  • Discounts for advertising on Motion Control Online.
  • Discounts on books and related motion control resources.
  • Increased exposure for your company and the industry through MCA's public relations efforts.
  • And more!

System Integrator Membership Benefits
MCA ‘System Integrator Members’ include companies who primarily integrate motion control products manufactured by others and who derive at least one-third of their revenues from automation systems/solutions sales.  MCA offers its system integrator members a wide variety of benefits including:

  • A free listing in our Motion Control Online Industry Supplier Guide which drives traffic to your website with a live link.
  • Valuable quarterly statistics reports on motion control industry sales.
  • An invitation to the members-only Motion Control Business Forum where you connect with global automation industry leaders.
  • Posting of your company news including corporate news, people news and product news. Also includes technical papers, user tips and application articles.
  • Inclusion of your company and product news in our popular e-Newsletter with 35,000 readers.
  • Participation in our 'Ask the Experts' program where users submit questions to our panel of industry experts and MCA member experts can develop relationships with potential customers.
  • Free Career Center posting of job openings and access to view posted resumes.
  • Speaking opportunities at industry events.
  • Opportunities to serve on MCA committees, helping grow the industry and enhance your career.
  • 50% savings on booth space at our biennial Automate show - the fastest growing automation trade show in North America.
  • Discounts for advertising on Motion Control Online.
  • Discounts on books and related motion control resources.
  • Increased exposure for your company and the industry through MCA's public relations efforts.
  • And more!

Affiliate Membership Benefits
Affiliate membership is open to universities, government agencies, independent consultants, media and research organizations. Affiliate dues are $400 per year. MCA offers its affiliate members a wide variety of benefits including:

  • Valuable quarterly statistics reports on motion control industry sales.
  • An invitation to the members-only Motion Control Business Forum where you connect with global automation industry leaders.
  • Speaking opportunities at industry events.
  • Free Career Center posting of job openings and access to view posted resumes.
  • Posting of your company news including and technical papers on Motion Control Online.
  • Inclusion of your company news in our popular e-Newsletter with 35,000 readers.
  • Discounts for advertising on Motion Control Online.
  • Discounts on books and related motion control resources.
  • Increased exposure for your company and the industry through MCA's public relations efforts.
  • And more!

User Membership Benefits
User members include companies using motion control for internal purposes. User member dues are $600 per year. MCA offers its user members a wide variety of benefits including:

  • Valuable quarterly statistics reports on motion control industry sales.
  • An invitation to the members-only Motion Control Business Forum where you connect with global automation industry leaders.
  • Speaking opportunities at industry events.
  • Opportunities to serve on MCA committees and help the industry understand user needs.
  • Free Career Center posting of job openings and access to view posted resumes.
  • Posting of your company news including and technical papers on Motion Control Online.
  • Inclusion of your company news in our popular e-Newsletter with 35,000 readers.
  • Discounts for advertising on Motion Control Online.
  • Savings on MCA conferences and workshops.
  • Discounts on books and related motion control resources.
  • And more!
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