The PTDA is Awarded Registration Marks for its Power Transmission Handbook

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The Power Transmission Distribution Association (PTDA) recently received registration marks for its Power Transmission Handbook from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. It was awarded a Class 16 mark for its textbook and a Class 9 for its eBook. The Power Transmission Handbook is currently in its 5th version and contains over 400 pages of product training on 17 different categories. The handbook features full color graphics and charts to be used by anyone seeking out information relating to the power transmission and motion control industries.

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PTDA’s Power Transmission Handbook Earns Registration Mark Protection by U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Chicago, Ill.—May 2, 2018— Earlier in 2018, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office awarded PTDA a Class 16 registration mark for its Power Transmission Handbook®, a text book first published in 1969 and now in its fifth iteration, packed with content for unbiased product training on 17 categories related to power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) products. Chapters include: fundamentals, bearings, belt and chain drives, clutches & brakes, conveyors & components, coupling & U-joints, gears, hydraulics and pneumatics, linear motion, motors, adjustable speed drives, controls & sensors, sealants & adhesives, accessories, lubrication and vibration analysis.

With over 400 pages, the book is complete with color graphics and charts and is being used by power transmission/motion control distributors and manufacturers for employee training and in curriculum by colleges and universities, as well as technical and trade schools offering courses in mechanical engineering, industrial maintenance and power transmission.

The companion Power Transmission Handbook® Workbook and Answer Guide helps teachers/trainers to test their students and provides an interactive way to learn the content from the Power Transmission Handbook®.

Each chapter from the Power Transmission Handbook® is available as individual password-protected PDF files in English and Spanish for those looking to teach or access content from specific chapters.

The U.S. Patent & Trademark office also awarded a supplemental Class 9 registration mark to PTDA for the Power Transmission Handbook® eBook, available for use on Android and iOS devices, like iPhones and iPads.

PTDA offers a set of DVDs and electronic slides that correspond to chapters of the Power Transmission Handbook® to use in classroom presentations or group learning to reinforce the content.

For more information about the PTDA Power Transmission Handbook® and associated products visit

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 2,700 locations. PTDA members also include manufacturers that supply the PT/MC industry.

PTDA is dedicated to providing exceptional networking, targeted education, relevant information and leading-edge business tools to help distributors and manufacturers meet marketplace demands competitively and profitably. For more information, call +1.312.516.2100, visit or follow on LinkedIn or Twitter at @PTDAorg.


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