PTDA Releases 6th Edition of the Power Transmission Handbook

With nearly 400 pages and 17-chapters, the handbook is the definitive reference for PT/MC fundamentals.


CHICAGO β€” The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) recently released the 6th Edition of the Power Transmission Handbook and Workbook. With nearly 400 pages and 17-chapters, the Handbook is the definitive reference for power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) fundamentals.

1Written by industry experts, the Power Transmission Handbook is a comprehensive reference you can use to develop product knowledge and application skills. Complete with charts, diagrams, drawings and photos, the Handbook covers the fundamentals of power transmission/motion control products without the distraction of brand-specific content. Each chapter describes:

  • A product or technology and its various types and uses
  • Maintenance and diagnostic tips
  • Basic application and selection criteria

The Handbook is available in the following formats:

  • Print - soft cover
  • e-Book - Apple and Kindle formats
  • Individual chapters - file protected PDF format

Visit to view the full list of complementary resources that create a complete training program. View the table of contents or read a chapter excerpt.

The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) is the leading global association for the industrial power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) distribution channel. Headquartered in Chicago, PTDA represents power transmission/motion control distribution firms that generate more than $16 billion in sales and span over 2,500 locations. PTDA members also include manufacturers that supply the PT/MC industry.

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