Bearing Specialists Association and the Power Transmission Distributors Association on Oct. 2 announced the introduction of five new categories to the PIE Technology Platform (PIE), a cloud-based platform that gives manufacturers and distributors of industrial products access to a comprehensive catalog for the exchange of rich content product information.
The new categories include seals, linear bearings profile rail, bushings (hub fixing devices), chains and sprockets, according to a news release from BSA and PTDA.
The organizations previously announced Sept. 20 the introduction of another new product category, iron sheaves, to the PIE platform.
“These five additional product categories join the 22 bearing and power transmission already available for exchange of e-commerce product data between manufacturers and their authorized distributors,” BSA and PTDA said in the news release. “Additional categories currently in development include conveyors, material handling, motors and shaft couplings. Categories planned for development include Gearing, adjustable/variable speed drives, motor/motion control, clutches and brakes, linear round shaft bushing, ball screws and expanded lubrication.”