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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Non-Industrial Products

PTDA Foundation announces winner of 2016 Wendy B. McDonald Award.

November 28, 2016

Declaring Linda Miller of B & D Industrial as the 2016 recipient of Wendy B. McDonald Award, PTDA Foundation acknowledges her contribution to her company's success and bringing about positive change within the power transmission/motion control industry. From her first job as a clerk/typist in 1975, Miller was promoted as manager of information technologies in 1982, B&D’s first manager... Read More

Non-Industrial Products, Services

National Renewable Energy Laboratory received three R&D 100 Awards.

November 28, 2016

National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) last night honored with three R&D 100 Awards, presented by R&D Magazine. The prize in Mechanical/Materials category was awarded to EcoSnap-AC Heat Pump System created by Chuck Booten and Jon Winkler from Advanced Residential Buildings research group. The award in Analytical/Test category went to Battery Internal Short-Circuit Device developed by... Read More

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NEMA fixes voltage ratings for 60Hz electric power systems above 100V.

November 28, 2016

National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) announced ANSI Accredited Standards Committee C84 revised ANSI C84.1 American National Standard for Electric Power Systems and Equipment-Voltage Ratings (60Hz). Establishing nominal voltage ratings and operating tolerances for 60Hz electric power systems above 100V, NEMA added 690/400V category to low Voltage Class in table 1 also paragraph... Read More

PTDA elects its 2017 Board of Directors and Manufacturer Council.

November 28, 2016

PTDA elects Thomas R. Clawser, director reliability services, Brown Transmission & Bearing Co. Delta Reliability Div. (Lancaster,Pa.) as the association’s president for 2017. Joining Clawser, Mike Power, director distributor sales, Lovejoy Inc (Downers Grove, Ill.) assumes the duties of the PTDA Manufacturer Council chair in 2017. Also elected were Board of Directors and Manufacturer Council... Read More

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PMMI Invites reistrations for inaugural ProFood Tech from April 4 to 6, 2017.

November 28, 2016

PMMI announces that registrations are open for the inaugural ProFood Tech to be held from April 4 to 6, 2017, at McCormick Place, Chicago. Focused exclusively on all food and beverage sectors, event will feature 6,000 processing professionals, more than 400 of the world’s top suppliers, 150,000 net square feet of exhibit floor and 45 hours of educational programming, which includes... Read More

Optical Society (OSA) Board of Directors announces newest class of OSA fellows.

November 28, 2016

Congratulating 2017 OSA fellows, The Optical Society Board of Directors are pleased to announce 96 OSA members representing 19 countries. Honoring new fellows at OSA conference and meering throughout 2017, fellows are selected based on scientific, engineering and technological contributions and are leaders in optics and photonics. Fellows of Optical Society are members who served in... Read More

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PMMI Invites registrations for PACK EXPO East 2017.

November 28, 2016

PMMI, Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, announces that registrations are open for PACK EXPO East 2017 to held from Monday, Feb. 27 to March 1 at Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia. East. Within 200 miles of one-third of U.S. consumer packaged goods companies (CPGs), PACK EXPO features 400 exhibiting companies and spans more than 100,000 net square feet, wherein... Read More

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IPC announces new course on its online learning platform.

November 28, 2016

IPC announces, IPC Essentials online training course that is available on IPC’s online learning platform, IPC EDGE. Course is designed to enhance knowledge of IPC standards, standards development process and how standards can be used on the factory floor. Using animation and live video footage, course is suitable for new factory floor personnel and operators seeking certified IPC specialist... Read More

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PMMI Releases 2016 findings in 'State of the Industry Report'

November 28, 2016

Conducted on-site at PACK EXPO International and Pharma EXPO 2016, PMMI releases State of the Industry study based on U.S. Census Bureau reports and shipments data provided by association members who manufacture packaging machinery. Report analyzes 28 packaging machinery categories, describes trends and outlook for packaging machinery shipments through 2020.

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IPC Awards ISC Engineering, LLC IPC/WHMA-A-620 Qualified Manufacturers Listing (QML) certification.

November 28, 2016

Having successfully completed audit, ISC Engineering facility was awarded IPC/WHMA-A-620, Requirements and Acceptance for Cable and Wire Harness Assemblies certification. Launched in 2014, IPC standards certification enables company to be listed as an IPC-trusted source capable of manufacturing products in accordance with industry best practices.

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Materials & Material Processing

ASHRAE Announces 2017 Winter Conference from Jan. 28 to Feb. 1.

November 28, 2016

In keeping with Montreal Protocol to phase down the production and consumption of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) globally, 2017 ASHRAE Winter Conference takes place from Jan. 28 to Feb. 1 at Caesars Palace with co-sponsored AHR Expo being held from Jan. 30 to Feb. 1 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, which will host industry experts to offer guidance on how to incorporate low global warming... Read More

PTDA conducted three days 2016 Industry Summit.

November 28, 2016

Coupling networking opportunities with inspiring IML Talks and Deeper Dives, PTDA 2016 Industry Summit was conducted with Seven hundred and fifty people from power transmission/motion control industry and 590 delegates. Summit included with cutting edge presentations on tools and information to Lead in Disruptive Times and panel discussions on VP marketing, IBT Industrial Solutions were... Read More