Global Motion Control Shipments Grow 6.2% in the First Half of 2014

Source: Motion Control Association http://www.motioncontrolonline.org

By Nancy Bartels

Dec 04, 2014

For the first half of 2014, the Motion Control Association reports global shipments for motion control products as favorable due to growth of 6.2% to $1.5 billion.

Dana Whalls, MCA vice president, said the solid growth in the motion control market can be attributed to the double-digit growth seen in the robotics and machine vision industries this year, and she is sure that the growth will continue.

"Strong increases in sales of motion controllers, motors and actuators/mechanical systems have driven the growth in the first half of 2014," said Alex Shikany, MCA director of market analysis. "Motion controllers have been especially hot recently. Since the beginning of 2009, the motion controller category has averaged 19% growth per quarter through the second quarter of 2014."

The second quarter of 2014 followed a good first quarter with 8.4% growth to $764 million. The main growth categories for the second quarter were AC motors (36.9%), motion controllers (36%) and actuators/mechanical systems (12.4%).