Memberships and Associations

ADVANCED Motion Controls maintains active memberships in industry associations and standards groups that relate to servo drive and motion control technology.  This helps to keep us informed of the latest industry trends, gives us a voice in the development of new and updated standards and helps to ensure mutual compatibility with other technology users.


A3, Association for Advancing Automation

A3 is North America’s largest automation trade association representing more than 1,100 organizations involved in robotics, artificial intelligence, machine vision & imaging, motion control & motors and related automation technologies. They promote automation technologies and ideas that transform the way business is done. Since their founding in 1974 as a robotics association, they have become the trusted resource for companies looking for valuable education and information on how to successfully automate.

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CAN in Automation

In the year 1992, several companies founded the CiA nonprofit organization, in order to provide technical, product and marketing information. The aim of this step was to promote CAN‘s image and to provide a path for future developments of the CAN protocol. About 560 companies are currently members of this international users and manufacturers group. The CiA group is registered in Nuremberg (Germany) as a nonprofit organization.

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EtherCAT Technology Group

The ETG is a global organization in which OEM, End Users and Technology Providers join forces to support and promote the further technology development.

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IEEE Product Safety Engineering Society

The IEEE Product Safety Engineering Society focuses on the theory, design, development and practical implementation of product safety engineering methodologies and techniques for equipment and devices. This includes the study and application of analysis, techniques, construction topologies, testing methodologies, conformity assessments and hazard evaluations. The Society provides a focus for cooperative activities, including the promotion of product safety engineering for the benefit of humanity.

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IEEE Robotics and Automation Society

The IEEE Robotics and Automation Society’s objectives are scientific, literary and educational in character. The Society strives for the advancement of the theory and practice of robotics and automation engineering and science and of the allied arts and sciences, and for the maintenance of high professional standards among its members, all in consonance with the Constitution and Bylaws of the IEEE and with special attention to such aims within the Field of Interest of the Society.

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The Material Handling Institue

MHI is the nation's largest material handling, logistics and supply chain association.

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ODVA is a international association whose members comprise the world’s leading industrial automation companies. ODVA’s mission is to advance open, interoperable information and communication technologies in industrial automation. The Common Industrial Protocol or “CIP” is ODVA’s core technology – along with the network adaptations of CIP – EtherNet/IP, DeviceNet, CompoNet and ControlNet. ODVA embraces the adoption of commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) and standard, unmodified Internet and Ethernet technologies as a guiding principle wherever possible.

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Pittsburgh Robotics Network

The Pittsburgh Robotics Network (PRN) represents the companies and leaders who make up the Pittsburgh robotics ecosystem, which is anchored by Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and driven by 100+ robotics organizations, including the worldwide leaders in autonomous vehicle development. 

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PLCopen, as an organization active in Industrial Control, is creating a higher efficiency in your application software development and lowering your life-cycle costs.

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RoboBusiness is the premier executive conference where developers, end users and investors connect and discuss where the robotics business is going in order to make the best decisions for buying, developing and investing in robots.

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Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International

SEMI is the global industry association serving the manufacturing supply chain for the micro- and nano-electronics industries.

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