As an organization, the Measurement, Control & Automation Association seeks to provide its members and other publics access to information about our industry and the environment in which it operates, including end-user companies and their industries. These links cover a variety of services and subjects related to the industrial process control, measurement instrumentation and factory automation industry.
- End-User Industry Associations
- Control Industry Associations
- Government Agencies
- Economic Market Sources
- Consultants and Resources
The following companies are Associate members of MCAA. They each work closely with members and others in our industry and have a high degree of knowledge and dedication to this industry. The links below are to the individual pages for these companies on OUR website where you can learn more about their focus and expertise with contact information and links to their websites as appropriate.
Market Research, Management Consulting, M&A Consulting
Technology and Marketing Communications
Accredited Testing Laboratories
These organizations may be able to provide information about buying trends or other demographics about a customer industry you serve or wish to serve. In addition, membership directories may be sources of potential new customers. MCAA has initially listed organizations known in the United States and looks to add international organizations in the future.
These organizations serve various aspects of the measurement, control or automation community. Both U.S. and international organizations are listed.
Canadian Process Control Association
Control Systems Integrators Association
Fluid Controls Institute
Gambica – the UK MCAA equivalent
GISI – the Italian MCAA equivalent
ISA - The Instrumentation, Systems and Automation Society
Resources are listed within the US government which may provide help to American businesses including statistical information, international trade shows in the instrumentation sector and other useful resources. See especially the International Trade Administration of the Department of Commerce which has Instrumentation Sector resources.
Environmental Protection Agency
National Conference of State Legislators
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
The White House
THOMAS: legislative Information on the Internet
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
U.S. Department of Commerce
U.S. Department of Commerce International Trade Administration
U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Association Instrumentation Sector
U.S. House of Representatives Member Directory
U. S. Patent Office
These sites provide information to business about general economic developments and benchmarks. Over time, MCAA will be developing a listing of independent market research reports available through the private sector. See our main Resources page for a path to that Market Resource page.
Aerospace Technology - An overview of projects and other events in the aerospace industry
Census Bureau Manufacturing and Construction Division - Information includes annual Economic Census, Current Industrial Reports (select by Subject Title and choose Measurement in Alpha list), Manufacturers' Shipments, Inventories and Orders
Federal Reserve Board – Especially useful for production and interest rate releases
Fedstats: a comprehensive clearinghouse of federal government agency statistics of all sorts
Flow Meter Directory: an internet resource for information on suppliers and manufacturers of Coriolis, Mass, Electromagnetic, medical, multiphase, open channel, orifice plate, positive displacement, target, turbine, thermal Mass, ultrasonic, variable area, venturi, vortex shedding flowmeters. Also accepts submission of technical articles from students and industry professionals on flow measurement related topics.
Hungarian Instrument Page (http://www.muszeroldal.hu) portal of foreign instrument manufacturers and products in Hungary. Customers can search the database by instrument category, manufacturer's name or representative's name.
Other features include a reference library, low registration fee, high volume of visitors. Contact Rudolf Radnai firstname.lastname@example.org or 36-1-481-1256.
IndustrySearch.com - search for associations and companies by various industry sectors
INTERKAMA - the premier instrumentation exhibition in Europe
International Organization for Standardization
Macroeconomic Advisers, LLC
Plastics Technology - An overview of projects and other events in the plastics industry
Jim Pinto - Jim Pinto, founder of Action Instruments (now part of Invensys) and well-known the industry commentator, has launched his website. Lots of significant content - hot-links to hot companies, hot technology, business news and views. Plus links to all of his fieldbus articles and poems, and copies of his industrial automation musings and predictions. The regular JimPinto.com Growth & Success eNewsletter provides not just news but also insightful strategic comments and unbiased views and opinions on what is happening, and why.
Take a look at the index of JimPinto.com eNewsletters at http://www.jimpinto.com/enews.html
The Dismal Scientist
Thomas Register of American Manufacturers
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics – Especially useful for "Economy at a Glance"
U.S. Census Bureau – Especially useful for "Latest Economic Indicators"
U.S. Department of Commerce International Trade Administration Instrument Sector
U.S. Department of Commerce Stat-USA
WEFA - combined with DRI to form Global Insight
These firms provide consulting and other services which can be valuable to your company They are recommended to you by MCAA staff -- we've used these companies and can vouch for their commitment to their clients.
Flow Research sponsors the website www.legendsofflow.com. The purpose of the website is to provide information and knowledge about people and companies who have made substantial contributions to the field of flow measurement. For more details about the website click HERE.
James P. Cecil Company
Nurture Marketing and other customer relationship technologies
SoundMarketing, Inc. - Jack Burke
Audio reproduction as a marketing tool
Philippa Gamse, the CyberSpeaker
Marketing insight into making your web presence work.
CompacTech.com offers a series of message boards to promote science to a wider audience, to stimulate research and teaching and to improve understanding of a variety of scientific issues. CompacTech seeks to foster technological innovation and process by advancing technical activities for the benefit of the scientific profession and humanity worldwide and they aim to stimulate, promote, facilitate and support innovative and agile technical communities in order to attract, access and disseminate technical information which leads to technical activities as well as to provide a place for the highest quality of technical information.
For a helpful online survey tool, we use SurveyGizmo