The Chicago International Manufacturing Technology Show last month had more than 114,000 visitors, not to mention the first car built with 3D printed parts, lots of buzz about the Industrial Internet of Things, and a focus on security in the robotics area.
But the biggest theme at the show was this: “Manufacturing is the place to be!”
Attendees were still talking about the skills gap and the 4th Industrial Revolution, but they were also sharing great numbers. Motion control shipments around the world grew by 6.2% — 8.4% in the second quarter. Motion controller growth in particular has averaged 19% growth quarter over quarter since 2009, so you might think there’s not that much to get excited about at this point.
Not so. A recent report suggests that future growth will continue to increase.
We’re also seeing growth in the U.S. in particular, where industrial automation and robotics are growing alongside a renaissance in manufacturing. The new report suggests that the high cost of motion control systems continue to be the main market challenge for U.S. manufacturers wanting to benefit from increased automation.
We specialize in legacy Indramat motion control, some of the best motion control on the planet when it was made, and still going strong today. Could Indramat be the solution to your challenges? Finding usable legacy components and having them factory repaired can be an affordable approach to some motion control needs.
If you have challenges involving Indramat, call us now. We can provide everything from phone support to emergency replacement units. Call us at 479-422-0390 for immediate assistance.