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ASTM International announces Katharine as President.

February 3, 2017

Katharine Morgan has begun her tenure as the president of ASTM International from February 2017 which is one of the world's largest standards development organizations. With a master's degree in business administration from Widener University in Chester, Pa, under her belt, Morgan has served ASTM International for more than 33 years and is one of the world's most prominent voices... Read More

Optics & Photonics

XFEL Optical Laser can perform projected atomic-scale measurements.

December 16, 2016

Satisfying the need for experimental optical pump probe laser, XFEL Optical Laser is synchronized with XFEL pulses. Providing configurability through various optical techniques, unit converts one particle of light into two and two particles into one particle. Enhanced with UV to THz spectral range and THz generation schemes, the laser is tunable in two wavelengths and pulse durations... Read More

Non-Industrial Products

HIWT opens its advanced Welder Learning Facility.

December 12, 2016

Featuring advanced state-of-the-art classrooms with 120 seating capacity, Hobart Institute of Welding Technology’s Welder Learning Facility complex contain high-tech audio-visual training aids. The new facility enhances students in learning welding skills, technical training and certification services and it also includes non-destructive laboratory and classroom for hands-on liquid penetrant... Read More

ASABE to adopt Definitions and Classifications of Agricultural Field Equipment.

December 10, 2016

The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) replaces ANSI/ASAE S390.5 standard with ANSI/ASAE S390.6 (ISO 12934:2013). The new standards include Definitions and Classifications of Agricultural Field Equipment which is basis document for ISO 12934. Harmonizing national and international standardization, the adoption aims at facilitating advancements in safety and... Read More

Services

Refrigerant Courses are offered at ASHRAE 2017 Winter Conference.

December 9, 2016

Maintaining more than160 refrigerants under ASHRAE’s refrigerant classification standard, refrigerant course is being introduced at ASHRAE 2017 Winter Conference, Jan.28 - Feb.1, at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas. ASHRAE co-sponsored AHR Expo will be held from Jan.30 - Feb.1 at Las Vegas Convention Center. Explaining changing needs of society are creating requirements for new refrigerants to be... Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Services

NREL works on PV cells for military areas.

December 9, 2016

NREL finds solution for powering military bases with Photovoltaic cells. Thin-film solar cells, grown on substrates such as stainless steel, titanium foils, and polyimide, produce flexible products that are ideal for solar blankets and tarps and are portable. NREL team was making lightweight CdTe solar cells on flexible glass.

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Non-Industrial Products

IPC Association announced that PCB book-to-bill ratio climbed to 1.08.

December 5, 2016

IPC Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announced findings from its monthly North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. Findings include PCB book-to-bill ratio increasing to 1.08 showing sales and orders decrement in October. The book-to-bill ratios are calculated by dividing value of orders booked over past three months. Ratio of more than 1.00 suggests current... Read More

ASABE to revise symbols for operator controls.

December 5, 2016

The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) is adopting two ISO standards for agricultural equipment symbols. They include ISO 3767-1:2016, Tractors, machinery for agriculture and forestry, powered lawn and garden equipment - Symbols for operator controls and other displays, Part 1: Common symbols and Part 2: Symbols for agricultural tractors and machinery. 

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ASABE modifies adoption of ISO Standard 2012 on tractor safety.

December 5, 2016

Revising its adoption of ISO 26322-1:2008 Standard on tractor safety 2012, American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) upgrades ANSI/ASABE AD26322-1:2008 NOV2016 standards. Integrating both national and international standardization, this adoption helps in facilitating manufacturing and safety advancements and product marketing worldwide.

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Services

NEMA re-issues RIV measurement methods.

December 5, 2016

National Electrical Manufacturers Association re-issued NEMA 107-2016 Methods of Measurement of Radio Influence Voltage (RIV) of High-Voltage Apparatus. The methods are ideal for high-voltage power apparatus used on transmission and distribution systems at 0.6 kV line voltages and frequency range of 0.015 to 30 MHz. Suitable for Industries like transmission and high voltage applications.

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Services, Test & Measuring Instruments

NEMA upgrades Smart Meter standards.

December 5, 2016

According to NEMA, Metrology, Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) applications, AMI communications, Home Area Network (HAN) applications and HAN communications are the new requirements of smart meters. The revised standards are applicable for use by electricity meter manufacturers and electric utilities and are based on secure, local, and remote upgrades of smart meters.

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Non-Industrial Products

IPC Association announces PCB Market Report.

December 3, 2016

IPC Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announced findings from its monthly North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. Findings include PCB book-to-bill ratio increasing to 1.08 showing sales and orders decrement in October. The book-to-bill ratios are calculated by dividing value of orders booked over past three months. Ratio of more than 1.00 suggests current... Read More

Services

Pack Expo East 2017 presents anti-counterfeiting solutions.

December 3, 2016

Presenting anti-counterfeiting solutions at Pack Expo East 2017 held at Philadelphia (Feb. 27–March 1, 2017). Expo brings together suppliers of packaging innovations for pharmaceutical/medical device, food, beverage, cosmetic/personal care. PMMI released Brand Protection and Product Traceability Market Research report, according to the report counterfeiting is predicted to increase three... Read More

AIM Announced Peter Guse as keynote speaker for AIM Summit 2017.

December 3, 2016

AIM announced Mr. Peter Guse, Founding CEO of the Robert Bosch Start-up GmbH, as keynote speaker for AIM Summit 2017 on March 13th in Stuttgart, Germany. Summit will be held at Le Méridien Stuttgart Hotel and features more than dozen industry speakers in addition to keynote by Mr. Guse. Summit includes sessions on innovation and technologies, educational opportunities and networking bringing... Read More

Services

NEMA Survey improves business conditions index.

December 2, 2016

Highlighting how NEMA EBCI panel members responded to the November survey after the election results were known, this survey of nearly 350 electrical, medical imaging, and radiation therapy manufacturers show that confidence index moved from 55.6 in October to 57.9 in November. Panelists were asked to report intensity of change on a scale ranging from –5 (deteriorated significantly) through... Read More

Services

ASHRAE Announces Seminars focusing on new initiatives in residential sector.

December 1, 2016

Offering guidance on several aspects of residential design, ASHARE’s 2017 Winter Conference will take place from Jan 28 to Feb 1 at Caesars Palace along with co-sponsored AHR Expo being held from Jan 30 to Feb 1 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Also included are four free seminars to be held on Tuesday, Jan. 31, from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m, in which sessions will highlight ASHRAE’s... Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

NREL expands PV modules each year.

November 30, 2016

Installing new PV modules just north of NREL parking garage in first row as demonstration project, NREL is helping PV industry for performance validation. With an intention to study with high accuracy, initial degradation of modules and to make all data available publicly, NREL researchers examined results of nearly 200 studies and found degradation rate ranges from 0.5%-1% a year depending on... Read More

Controls & Controllers

NEMA Elected Michael Pessina as chairman of 2017 Board of Governors.

November 29, 2016

Michael Pessina, co-CEO and president of Lutron Electronics Company is elected as chairman of 2017 Board of Governors. Immediate Past Chairwoman Maryrose Sylvester of Current powered by GE and first Vice Chair and Treasurer David Nord of Hubbell Incorporated, were included as additional officers. Michael Pessina was appointed as president in 2011 and held his current position since July 2015.... Read More

Services

PMMI's 2016 Report highlights U.S. as largest market for pharmaceuticals and medical devices.

November 28, 2016

Releasing findings in its Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices: Trends and Opportunities in Packaging Operations report at PACK EXPO International and Pharma EXPO 2016, PMMI - PACK EXPO owner and producer - states that U.S. continues to be the largest market for pharmaceutical and medical devices. Report also reveals that pharmaceutical manufacturers are subject to some of the most rigorous... Read More

Services

ANSI C78 Committee revises electric lamps safety standards ANSI C78.1195.

November 28, 2016

NEMA revises electric lamps safety standards ANSI C78.1195 which is adopted by ANSI ASC C78 as a nationally acknowledged international standard. Revision of IEC 61195, ed2.2 (2014-09) includes deviations for clauses 2 and 3.

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