Association News

Electronic Components & Devices, Services

NREL works on PV cells for military areas.

Dec 09, 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.

Dec 05, 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.

Dec 05, 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.

Dec 05, 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.

Dec 05, 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.

Dec 05, 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.

Dec 03, 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.

Dec 03, 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.

Dec 03, 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.

Dec 02, 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.

Dec 01, 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.

Nov 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.

Nov 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.

Nov 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.

Nov 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.

Nov 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.

Nov 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

Services

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

Nov 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.

Nov 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

Services

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

Nov 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