New features announced for Motion + Power Technology Expo

The 2017 Gear Expo in Columbus, Ohio, was a great success. (Courtesy: AGMA)

The trade show floor will feature the Fluid Power Pavilion and an Emerging Technology Pavilion with solutions focused on IIoT, blockchain, 3D printing, robotics, supply chain, and more.

The Motion + Power Technology Expo (MPT Expo), formerly Gear Expo, will be October 15–17 at the Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan. More than 17 percent of the participating companies are brand new to the event, and 10 percent of those are international. The event is produced by the American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA) and the National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) and will be co-located with the ASM Heat Treating Society Conference and Exposition.

“With our move to Detroit and new positioning for the event, we have been able to attract some of the larger companies in this space to participate, including FANUC, J.G.Weisser Söhne, and Philadelphia Gear, who will join over 300 exhibiting companies to showcase the latest products, services, and solutions for mechanical power transmission, fluid power, and electrical drive industries,” said Jenny Blackford, vice president, marketing, AGMA. “We deliver a high-quality audience of 4,000 industry professionals from the mechanical, electric, and fluid industry from around the world to meet with our exhibitors and sponsors, and are looking forward to another dynamic event.”

There are 39 companies exhibiting for the first time at the Motion + Power Technology Expo in Detroit. Some big names include drivetrain supplier Dana Incorporation, IoT supplier MachineMetrics, and milling machine supplier WFL Millturn Technologies GmbH & Co. Other first-time exhibitors include Gear Motions Inc. of New York, Global Gear of Illinois, as well as Knoll America and Laser Marketing Technologies, which are both based out of Michigan.

The trade-show floor will also feature the National Fluid Power Pavilion, sponsored by NFPA, which will feature more than a dozen companies including Casappa Corporation, CSB Americas Inc., DMIC, Donald Engineering, Dura-Bar, FluiDyne Fluid Power, IC Fluid Power, Inc., Lucrescent Bearing, OEM Controls, Peninsular Cylindar Company, R&J Cylinder and Machine, Terzo Power Systems, Tribute, Inc., TTP-API Heat Transfer, Tuson Corporation, and Yates Cylinder.

Back by popular demand to the show floor will be the Emerging Technology Pavilion as a way for companies to showcase the latest products in 3D printing, robotics and more. For additional information about exhibiting in this new pavilion, email Jenny Blackford at

The Motion + Power Technology Expo (MPT Expo) will bring together more than 4,000 professionals looking for technical solutions from more than 300 exhibitors across the supply chain, including gear companies, machine tools suppliers, and electric drive solutions showcasing new products and services from industry leaders. Attendees will learn from industry experts on the hottest topics including cybersecurity, supply chain, 3D printing, robotics, and much more in a two-track seminar series called the MPT Conference. The Motion + Power Technology Expo will also offer the AGMA Fall Technical Meeting and short course technical seminars from AGMA and NFPA in several education seminars. There will also be networking receptions, private meetings, one-on-one time with suppliers, exchanges in the education sessions, and mingling with colleagues on the show floor.