Posted October 2, 2023

BSA, PTDA add five new categories for PIE Technology Platform

Bearing Specialists Association (BSA) and the Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) announce the introduction of seals, linear bearings profile rail, bushings (hub fixing devices), chains and sprockets to the PIE Technology Platform (PIE).

The essential tool for channel partners, PIE is a cloud-based platform giving manufacturers and distributors of industrial products access to the most comprehensive catalog for the exchange of rich content product information. Providing efficient and seamless communication of accurate, real-time information strengthens channel partner collaboration and advances e-commerce sales—ensuring end customers have the most current and reliable product information.

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. 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.

With 24/7/365 access to PIE-compliant manufacturer partner content, distributors can map rich product data to their company-specific PIM system, website or end user digital communication using an automated tool. The single, secure and standard platform is only accessible to authorized distributor partners, ensuring manufacturers can protect and maintain product data ownership. Both manufacturers and distributors benefit from reduced errors and staff time spent correcting inaccurate or outdated content.

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