Motion System Design

PTDA 50th anniversary Industry Summit

The Power Transmission Distributors Association will hold its 2010 Industry Summit October 21 to 23, 2010 at the J.W. Marriott Desert Ridge in Phoenix, Arizona. This marks PTDA's 50th anniversary as a lead association for industrial power transmission and motion control distribution channels.

Why go? Face-to-face conversations for building and strengthening relationships is just as important today as it was in 1960 when Warren Pike founded PTDA: A study by Oxford Economics shows that executives value conference and trade show participation at about $4 to $6 per dollar spent — and for every dollar invested in business travel, $3.80 in new profits.

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Free whitepapers available for download

The following white papers can be downloaded at

  • Fiber optic and isolation solutions for renewable energy applications

    Fiber optic, isolated gate drivers, and optocoupler products are deployed in wind turbine farms and solar energy farms today. Learn how in this article.

  • Industrial control reference design embedded computing

    Control system developers must quickly respond to changing performance, safety and feature requirements. Learn how Intel Industrial Control Reference Design facilitates migration to a flexible modular architecture, simplifying system development.

  • Piezomotors for accurate positioning

    This new whitepaper discusses a low-voltage high-torque rotary motor that uses piezoelectric principles, and identifies some of the limitations of electromagnetic motor systems.

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