The Motion Control & Motor Association (MCMA) claims the global motion control and motor market experienced record growth in 2018, with $3.827 billion in shipments, up 8% over 2017. Shipments were up 3% in the last quarter of the year, at $946 million, contributing to the overall annual growth of the market. The largest categories within the overall market were motors (40 percent), actuators and mechanical systems (19 percent), and electronic drives (17 percent). Those three categories grew 11 percent to $1.508 billion, 12 percent to $735 million, and 7 percent to $641 million respectively.
Other MCMA Observations
- Digitalization is having the biggest impact on the motion control and motors market. It saves on maintenance and downtime costs by providing data to identify probable component or machine failures well before they happen.
- Expect to see higher, more intelligent performance in motors in a smaller footprint.
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