A little good news for the motion control industry
This brief forecast has an interesting statistic: “the motion control market tends to grow (or decline) about 1.36 times that of machinery production” (The article). I’d never really thought about it before, but it makes sense.
Every machine needs the motion control components to make it work. It also needs repair parts, additional components to integrate the machine with the rest of the factory, and some extra parts that were ordered and then not used in the final design. These additional components apparently make up somewhere between 0 and 0.36 of the actual components of the machine.
As far as I’m concerned, the forecast for more machine building in the next few years is a very positive sign!