Member Login

About the Conference

Educational Sessions • Technology Exhibits • Networking Events

Innovations in automation technologies and application improvements are happening at a quick pace. The MCMA Technical Conference (“TechCon”) provides the latest updates on motion control, motors and related automation and helps you better deploy these technologies at your company. TechCon, now in its 27th year, is known for providing high quality presenters covering technical topics and information on new technologies on the horizon.

At TechCon you'll discover:

  • Leading industry instructors covering important industry topics in motion control, motors and automation technologies
  • Exhibits of the latest products and technologies where you can talk directly with top industry suppliers
  • Practical, real-world solutions that you can put into practice at your company
  • Networking with your peers, instructors and the industry’s top suppliers
You'll Get the Latest Innovations, Techniques and Best Practices
About the Conference

Learn directly from trusted advanced manufacturing experts. TechCon gives you the perfect mix of technical presentations, access to leading suppliers and connections to industry peers.


Monday, November 5
8:00am to 5:00pm - Pre-Conference Workshop Sessions
10:00am to 5:00pm - Certified Motion Control Professional Training
6:00pm - Optional Group Dinner Offsite

Tuesday, November 6
8:00am to 5:00pm - Pre-Conference Workshop Sessions
10:00am to 4:00pm - Certified Motion Control Professional Training, Exam Prep, and Exam
5:00pm to 6:30pm - Networking Reception and TechCon Exhibits
7:00pm - Optional Group Dinner Offisite

Wednesday, November 7
8:00am to 4:30pm - TechCon Sessions
Lunch and Exhibits
4:30pm to 5:30pm - Exhibits
6:30pm to 8:30pm - TechCon Group Dinner

Thursday, November 8
8:00am to 12:00pm - TechCon Sessions

Check back often - full agenda coming soon!

Learn from Industry's Top Experts!

During TechCon you’ll meet one-on-one with expert advisors, engineers, technical staff, and network with other technology users. You’ll learn from our excellent industry speakers and will be able to take this information back to help make improvements within your organization. 

Choose from a mix of sessions that benefit you and that can expand your whole team’s expertise and improve your results. Topics offered include: 

  • Advances in Motion Control Technology
  • Innovations in Electric Motors
  • Disruptive Technologies Impacting Manufacturing
  • Considerations in Machine Design
  • Linear Actuator Technologies
  • Realizing Improvements in Productivity
  • Industrial Automation Software Advances
  • Virtual Commissioning
  • IIoT and the Connected Factory
  • Industrial Networking Technologies, Methods, Success Stories

Pre-Conference Workshops
Conference Workshops will offer a deeper technical dive in motor design and permanent magnets.

Add any of our electric motor design workshops on Monday and Tuesday to extend your training.

Workshops include:
Permanent Magnet Fundamentals
Fundamentals of Brushless DC Motor Design – Part One & Two
Fundamentals of Brushless Motor Control

Certified Motion Control Professional Training Program
Become a Certified Motion Control Professional (CMCP) and join the elite group in the industry for their professional knowledge and expertise.

Training program takes place Monday, November 5 and Tuesday, November 6. To learn more about MCMA’s CMCP program, click here.

There’s a lot to explore and learn at TechCon. Consider bringing a colleague so you can divide and conquer. Group discounts are available.

Register Now


Who Should Attend TechCon?

Professionals who are seeking to learn the basics, refine their skills, learn new strategies and develop new technology uses. Attendees represent a broad range of industries and attend to improve their use of Motion Control, Motor and Automation Technologies.

Typical attendee profile includes (but not limited to):

  • Machine Builders
  • System Integrators
  • Manufacturers
  • Users of Motion Control, Motors and Automation Technologies
  • Engineers: Design, Controls, Systems, Applications, Software, Product, Sales, etc.
  • Value added distributors and manufacturers’ representatives
  • Consultants, Academia and Students
  • Anyone in the motion control, motor, and automation industries who benefit from keeping up-to-date and networking with peers

Register Now

Why Attend

  • Gain actionable insight, techniques and information to take back to your team
  • Network and develop relationships with your peers and technology experts in industry
  • Attain Certified Motion Control Professional status
  • Hear real-world examples presented by industry leaders
  • Get an up-close look at the newest motion control, motor and automation products
  • Make valuable connections that help your business

Conference Location

TechCon is held at The Seelbach Hilton Louisville located in the heart of downtown Louisvillle.

TechCon attendees receive a discounted room rate of $169.00/night + tax. The Seelbach Hilton offers historic charm with modern Hilton amenities. Free wifi is included for MCMA guests.

Hotel Information & Reservations   





Leading Industry Exhibitors
Adams Magnetic Products Co.
B&R Industrial Automation
Balluff Inc.
Bell-Everman Inc
Bonitron, Inc.
Cogent Power
CW Bearing
DieQua Corporation
Electro-Matic Integrated
Eneflux Armtek Magnetics
Everight Position
Helwig Carbon Products Inc.
Hitachi Metals America
Laser Technologies
LCS Company
Leantechnik LP
Macron Dynamics
Magnetic Instrumentation
Marsilli North America, Inc.
Max Baermann
Montevideo Technologies
OPC Foundation
PVS Plastics Technology Inc.
Quadrant Magnetics
Quantum Devices, Inc.
Schunk Carbon Technology, LLC
Siemens Industry, Inc.
Tridus Magnetics & Assemblies
Two Technologies
VAC Magnetics, LLC
Yeadon Energy Systems Inc.
Yunsheng USA
TechCon Featured Products
EtherCAT Absolute Encoders
New EPC Model A58HE and Model A58SE are EtherCAT-ready, multi-turn absolute encoders designed for harsh factory and plant environments. They are particularly suited to applications where network connectivity is required, and the encoder has to retain absolute position information after power-off events. The Model A58HE is a 58 mm encoder in a hollow bore construction, and the Model A58SE is a 58 mm shaft encoder available with either a clamping flange or synchro flange. Learn More
EtherCAT Absolute Encoders
Posital Fraba
Energy Harvesting Kit Encoders with Absolute Position Feedback
POSITAL's multiturn kit encoders offer a unique combination of accuracy, reliability and cost efficiency. Absolute measurement versions provide 17 bit electrical resolution and multiturn position measurements with a range of more than one million revolutions. They are available with open source electrical interfaces like BiSS-C or BiSS Line (RS485). Kit encoder components include an electronics package mounted on a compact 35 mm diameter PCB and a small permanent magnet, designed to be mounted on the end of the motor’s shaft. The electronics package includes four Hall effect sensors, a powerful 32-bit microprocessor and a rotation counter powered by POSITAL’s Wiegand energy harvesting system. The energy harvesting system is based on the Wiegand effect and eliminates the need for backup batteries or complex gear systems. At any rotational speed, even the slowest, the Wiegand system generates short, powerful voltage pulses with each complete revolution. These pulses supply enough power to activate the rotation counter and related electronics so that the encoder will keep count of complete rotations at all times, even if these occur when the external power supply is unavailable. This principle, which has proven itself since 2005, ensures reliable, maintenance-free multiturn absolute position measurements.
POSITAL also provides a full line of versions for feedback for servo and stepper motors with new models that utilize the same mounting form factor as incremental kit encoders from US Digital, Broadcom and other manufacturers. These drop-in replacements makes the transition from incremental to absolute position sensing simple. This kit encoder provides absolute position feedback so that the control system always has complete information on the physical position of the mechanical components that it is directing.
Learn More
Energy Harvesting Kit Encoders with Absolute Position Feedback
MCMA TechCon

Official MCMA Media Partners

  • Design World
  • Motion Design

Browse By Products/Services Browse Companies