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Eye Protection Fogging Resistance Standard is under development.

June 8, 2012

Proposed standard ASTM WK36802, Test Method for Resistance to Fogging for Eye and Face Protection Devices, is being developed by Subcommittee F08.57 on Eye Safety for Sports. Used to test propensity of athletic eye and face protection to fog during sporting event, standard would assess complete eye/face protection device (eyewear and frames) in as-worn position under variety of environmental conditions as to simulate athletic event. All interested parties are invited to take part. Read More

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A3 announces new Director of Market Analysis.

June 8, 2012

Alex Shikany has joined Association for Advancing Automation as Director of Market Analysis. His responsibilities will include producing quarterly statistical reports on robotics, vision, and motion control sales; updating association's websites with recent economic data and reports; and developing articles on new market opportunities. A recent graduate of Michigan State University's Broad MBA program, Shikany has experience in both Marketing (Brand Strategy) and Market Research. Read More

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IPC Outlines Burdens facing electronics manufacturers.

June 8, 2012

In letter to U.S. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) dated June 1, IPC identified 4 issues as burdens to industry. These included proposed regulations on conflict minerals being developed by SEC under Section 1502 of Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, EPA Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) rule, EPA's 2011 proposed changes to 2008 DSW rule, and OSHA's expanding authority. Read More

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Document Covers Circuit Breakers in enclosures-test procedures.

June 8, 2012

NEMA published ANSI/NEMA C37.50, Low-Voltage AC Power Circuit Breakers Used in Enclosures-Test Procedures, which covers test procedures for enclosed low-voltage AC power circuit breakers. As first new edition in 24 years, document applies to integrally and non-integrally fused circuit breakers. Document covers stationary or drawout circuit breakers of 2-, 3-, or 4-pole construction; unfused or fused types; manually or power-operated types; and fused drawouts. Read More

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HART Exhibit lets users see and hear HART Communication.

June 8, 2012

HART® Communication Foundation unveiled trade show exhibit that gives users opportunity to see and hear HART Communication at work with actual sight and sound. Get Connected display demonstrates HART technology and shows what HART information is available including diagnostics and troubleshooting. WirelessHART display, featuring WirelessHART adapter and WirelessHART gateway, demonstrates how set-up of WirelessHART device is basically identical to that of wired HART device. Read More

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HART Foundation seeks nominees for Plant of the Year Award.

June 8, 2012

Qualified nominees are being sought for 11th annual HART Plant of the Year Award; end users and manufacturers from global community are encouraged to enter their plant or customer's plant for recognition. Presented to end user companies in process automation industry, international award recognizes exceptional application of HART Communication technology. Nominations will be accepted through July 15, 2012, and nomination forms are available online. Read More

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NAM's Executive Board meets with House Budget Chairman.

June 7, 2012

NAM Board Chair Mary Andringa and NAM Board Vice Chair Doug Oberhelman issued statement after House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan addressed NAM's Executive Committee on issues important to manufacturers. According to statement, poor job numbers this month reflect that economy continues to struggle and it is critical that policies are implemented that lead to job growth. It is also essential that Washington prevents massive tax increases looming over manufacturers at the end of this year. Read More

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ASTM Committee to develop proposed bias equivalency standard.

June 7, 2012

In many testing laboratories, it can be necessary to qualify new test method, instrument, or lab itself with respect to one or more performance characteristics. ASTM WK37659, Guide for Testing for Bias Equivalency in the Laboratory, will provide guidance on proper design of equivalence studies, including proper numbers of tests required, assistance in deciding what constitutes sufficient agreement, and selection of proper statistical test for evaluating data. Read More