Industry Organizations

SMMA – The Motor & Motion Association is the manufacturing trade association for the electric motor and motion control industries. More than 120 member companies include manufacturers, suppliers, users, consultants and universities.

NEMA is the trade association of choice for the electrical manufacturing industry. Founded in 1926 and headquartered near Washington, D.C., its approximately 450 member companies manufacture products used in the generation, transmission and distribution, control, and end-use of electricity.

Motor Decisions Matter is a national public-awareness campaign sponsored by a consortium of electric utilities, industry trade associations, and others. MDM and its sponsoring organizations provide support for companies interested in motor management.

The Electrical Apparatus Service Association, Inc. (EASA) is an international trade organization of more than 1,900 electromechanical sales and service firms in 59 countries. Through its many engineering and educational programs, EASA provides members with a means of keeping up to date on materials, equipment, and state-of-the-art technology.

The Automation Federation (AF) is an association of member organizations engaged in manufacturing and process automation activities. The Automation Federation provides industry-wide strategic analysis and coordination through its member organizations.

The Wisconsin Electric Machines and Power Electronics Consortium was initiated at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in January 1981. WEMPEC is comprised of a technology focus center at the university that is sponsored by companies that hold an interest in electric machines and power electronics.

IEEE Power Electronics Society objectives shall be scientific, literary, and educational in character.  The society shall advance the theory and practice of electrical and electronics engineering and of the allied arts and sciences and it shall promote a high level of technical excellence among its members.

The Power Systems Engineering Research Center (PSERC) draws on university capabilities to creatively address the challenges facing the electric power industry. Its core purpose is to empower minds to engineer the future electric energy system.

The European Power Electronics and Drives Association, EPE for short, shall promote and coordinate the exchange and the publication of technical, scientific and economic information in the Field of Power Electronics and Electrical Drives. The Association is composed of members who are either Active Members or Supporting Members.

The Department of Energy Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) works with diverse partners to develop and deploy technologies and practices that will help U.S. manufacturers succeed in global markets.

The Measurement, Control & Automation Association is trade association of leading companies who manufacture and distribute a wide variety of process controls, field measurement and analysis instrumentation, systems and software used in industrial process control and factory automation around the world.

PLCopen, as an organization active in Industrial Control, is creating a higher efficiency in your application software development and lowering your life-cycle costs. As such it is based on standard available tools to which extensions are and will be defined. With results like Motion Control Library, Safety, XML specification, Reusability Level and Conformity Level, PLCopen made solid contributions to the community, extending the hardware independence from the software code, as well as reusability of the code and coupling to external software tools.

International Society of Automation (ISA) is a leading, global, nonprofit organization that is setting the standard for automation by helping over 30,000 worldwide members and other professionals solve difficult technical problems, while enhancing their leadership and personal career capabilities.