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Motion Index Drives, Inc.

1204 East Maple
Troy, MI 48083

In 1970 brothers Al and Bob Sievers set out to change the future of manufacturing automation. Originally located at 19651 Mount Elliott Avenue in Detroit, Michigan, Motion Manufacturing developed the cornerstone of Motion Index Drives today, producing innovative, custom solutions to solve the high demands of a growing field. Within no time the I Series Rotary Index Table became a staple in various industries, running continuously for several million cycles in the harshest industries without a minute of downtime. Building on the success of the I Series, tables of varying scales and configurations were constructed for new applications, and Motion Manufacturing continued to expand. As new technologies developed, new devices were required for automation processes. Motion Manufacturing developed various projects alongside its known rotary tables. Parallel indexers, right angle drives, shuttles, and lift and rotate machines were developed to meet the growing needs of existing and new clients.

By the early 2000s Motion Manufacturing had changed its name to Motion Index Drives, Inc., and found a new home in Troy, MI. Along with a new name and home, Motion Index Drives Inc. had expanded their reach globally, partnering with Taktomat GmbH located in the Bavarian region of Germany and Tech-Motion located in Suzhou, China.

Ever evolving Motion Index Drives Inc. developed the NANO Indexer Technology which secured the rights to the world’s most accurate cam indexers. Developments in indexing technology have led to the inclusion of Motion indexers in new industries over the years. Motion products now drive processes for microelectronic assembly, medical equipment manufacturing, food and pharmaceutical processing, consumer goods manufacturing and many other industries.

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