What are power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) products?
Power transmission/motion control products drive machinery and are therefore found in virtually every industrial application. These products make machines move and accomplish the work for which they were designed. PT/MC products are found inside machines, factories, equipment―anywhere work is being done, you're likely to find PT/MC product. If you’ve ever watched the television show "How It's Made," you've seen PT/MC products in action. Some of the larger markets for PT/MC products include machinery manufacturing, mining & natural resource extraction, food & beverage processing, forestry, agriculture and automotive manufacturing.
- Adjustable/variable speed drives
- Belt drives
- Chain drives
- Clutches and brakes
- Conveyors and material handling components
- Hydraulics and pneumatics
- Industrial specialty chemicals
- Linear motion
- Motor/motion control devices
- Shaft couplings and U-joints
According to the Power Transmission & Motion Control Market Size Report (developed exclusively for PTDA by Industrial Market Information, Inc., in 2013, updated in 2016 and 2020), the total estimated market for PT/MC products in North America is $79.5 billion. The U.S. total market size is $65 billion with Canada and Mexico at $7 billion each.