Top 10 Motion Control Systems Solution Companies - 2020
Iowa Fluid Power (IFP): Undisputed Motion Control Solutions with Added Benefits

Top 10 Motion Control Systems Solution Companies - 2020

The motion control sector has greatly evolved over the past decades; most importantly, motion control drives have shifted from being analog-based to digital-based technology. Decreasing size in motion control drives has, in fact, become a significant trend—one that is mainly motivated by the worldwide adoption of mobile applications. Current motion control drives are designed to execute more intelligent functions by relying on on-board processing power and memory to detect operation defects and notify an operator to rectify issues without causing delays. For instance, battery-powered drives perform at high efficiencies to deliver strong speed levels and torque at low voltage. These designs, further supported by technological advances, help rectify lag in torque to facilitate incredible RPMs in smaller battery-powered motors.

As motion control drives increase in variety and number, they will only become more capable to trigger productivity improvements. For instance, smart motion control drives that can predict where maintenance is required before the motor breaks down will be the new buzz. The devices will help in maintaining high uptime levels as well as extend an equipment’s lifetime. Additionally, smart motion control drives will be capable of monitoring successful production tasks, gather dwell times, velocity and other key metrics data that can be used to ensure future tasks are executed in the same way in a bid to maintain high-quality production levels.

Although the motion control market may be considered fairly mature, there are some important trends impacting its future growth, helping drive revenues at an above-average rate for the long-term. Highlighting such new developments in the motion control market, Manufacturing Technology Insights has compiled a list of ‘Top 10 Motion Control Systems Solution Providers – 2020’ that are expected to bring strong growth in motion control in the next few years. The enlisted organizations are already transforming motion control at the convergence of several disruptive technologies. Besides, the magazine also comprises insights from thought leaders in the sector on the industry trends, best practices, recent innovations, and their advice for the aspiring CIOs.

We present to you Manufacturing Technology Insights’ “Top 10 Motion Control Systems Solution Providers – 2020.”

    Top Motion Control Systems Solution Companies

  • With a rich and on-going heritage of over 40 years, IFP is a family-owned business that strives to deliver the best-in-class solutions to fluid power OEMs and related industrial manufacturers. The company’s unique expertise in product design and development stems from the Kaas’ decision to employ inside engineers—a strategic yet expensive business idea that was unheard of at the time of IFP’s conception. This allowed IFP to gain a significant competitive advantage in the booming field of integrating fluid power with a strategy centered around becoming an integral part of the customers team. Alongside the company’s wide range of hydraulic, pneumatic, automation and electrical, and mechanical products, IFP also offers logistics, third-party supplier contacts, repair and maintenance, and comprehensive distribution services.

  • John Henry Foster Company is the largest, full-service pneumatic and hydraulic equipment distributor in the Midwest. As an ESOP employee-owned company we have consistently grown to provide our customers with the best products and the best service in the industry. Representing multiple Top-Tier pneumatic and hydraulic manufacturers such as Rexroth, Hydac, Norgren, Bimba, Sheffer, Eaton, GAST, Parker and many others allows us to provide the right products and solutions to each application

  • NORD develops, produces and distributes drive systems and is one of the leading international full-service provider in the industry. In addition to standard drives, NORD supplies application-specific concepts and solutions for special requirements, for example with energy-saving drives or explosion-protected systems. The company founded in 1965 has today worldwide through 35 own subsidiaries. The dense sales and service network ensures optimum availability for short delivery times and a customer-oriented services. NORD's wide variety of gear types covers torques from 10 Nm to 200,000 Nm, electric motors in the power range from 0.12 kW to 200 kW and with frequency inverters and servo controllers, the necessary power electronics. Inverter solutions are available both for installation in control cabinets as well as for decentralized and fully integrated drive units.

  • QuickSilver Controls, Inc. is a motion control product manufacturer based in San Dimas, California established in 1996. QCI markets high-performance, cost-effective motion control products, servo controllers and motors for use in the Original Equipment Manufacturer market. We continuously apply our patented technology to solve new challenges in the fields of motion control and servo motor control.

  • ASCO Sintering

    ASCO Sintering

    ASCO based in Los Angeles, California, USA specializes in complex custom high quality powdered metal sintering solutions. ASCO uses advanced proprietary planetary gear technology that uses high strength material that results in final cost far below CNC machined or MIM solutions. The company is ISO 9001: 2008 certified; the parts conform to CE and ATEX standards. ASCO is privately owned by its employees many of whom are Six Sigma trained and have years of engineering experience. ASCO is an industry leader achieving supplier quality levels greater than five sigma and have won over 35 design excellence part of the year awards since 1969 from MPIF, USA

  • Columbus McKinnon

    Columbus McKinnon

    Columbus McKinnon is a leading worldwide designer, manufacturer and marketer of motion control products, technologies, systems and services that efficiently and ergonomically move, lift, position and secure materialColumbus McKinnon is a global leader in lifting and intelligent motion control technology. Headquartered in Buffalo, New York, our key products include hoists, cranes, actuators, rigging tools, light rail work stations, and digital power and motion control systems. We are focused on commercial and industrial applications that require the safety and quality provided by our superior design and engineering know-how

  • OMS Motion

    OMS Motion

    OMS Motion is a company of people with a common interest of providing motion control products and services that help other people accomplish great things in the fields of science, manufacturing, medical advancements, automation and others. The company understands that the path to success is through the success of the customer, and the customers all want to accomplish something great. The field of motion control covers so many different applications and markets it is often difficult to grasp the magnitude, and the selection of a motion control solution for a project can be critical. OMS Motion understands this and is honored when a customer chooses OMS Motion to participate in their journey.

  • PHD


    PHD is a leading manufacturer of industrial automation actuators, designed to help companies across all industries optimize their manufacturing processes. Our products consist of a full line of cylinders, escapements, grippers, linear slides, rotary actuators, clamps, multi-motion actuators, switches and sensors. These actuators provide the fundamental motion to push, pull, lift, rotate, turn, grip, reach, clamp, hold, position, escape, insert, load, unload, pick, place, and orient parts or materials in your manufacturing processes. Known for robustness, precision, and extremely long life, PHD products have the attributes and performance design engineers demand.

  • Power Electric

    Power Electric

    Power Electric is a global leader in small electric motor and gear motor solutions for OEM manufacturing projects. Our knowledgeable support teams have access to a wealth of resources to provide you with the highest level of support to ensure a quality product and on-time OEM project completion. From design and testing, production line supervision, to warehousing and inventory management, Power Electric continuously delivers quality and maximizes value at every step in the process.

  • Unico


    Since 1967, Unico has been engineering high-performance drives and control systems for industry. Through thousands of systems in a broad array of applications, we've learned what it takes to make a system live up to its maximize output and minimize downtime, to increase efficiency and productivity, and to cut operating and maintenance expenses. We build that experience into each and every product and system we design.