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Next Generation Rail Forums will be held in MO and FL.

May 3, 2012

NIST and U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) will host 2 forums to connect manufacturers with 34,000+ domestic suppliers for upcoming passenger rail car procurement. To be held in Kansas City, MO on May 3 and in Orlando, FL on May 8, forums will help identify domestic supply base of potential suppliers for said procurement. Aim is to stimulate interest among domestic suppliers to compete for 100% domestic content in rail cars. Read More

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Electronic Device Description Language host test suite is released.

May 3, 2012

Using 950 automated test cases and 8,300 individual verification points, HART DDL/EDDL Host Test Suite v2.0 enables suppliers and developers of host products to test compliance of HART implementation. Suite includes Encoded Test DDs that are updated to align with current Test Specifications; test report spreadsheets for documenting test results; preliminary DD Host Test and Registration Procedure; improved Xmtr-MV v2.5; and other ancillary files needed to facilitate HART DDL/EDDL host testing. Read More

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MESA International announces new leadership structure.

May 3, 2012

MESA International announced creation of new role of President for the organization, appointing long time MESA supporter and advocate Michael Yost. In close partnership with International Board of Directors, this role is intended to provide operational leadership and strategic guidance. Mr. Yost brings deep dedication and over 20 years of industrial, marketing, and sales experience. MESA is also announcing 2012 International Board of Directors and 2012 EMEA Board of Directors. Read More

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EPA Mapping Tool will improve environmental reviews, planning.

May 3, 2012

U.S. EPA announced public release of Web-based mapping tool, NEPAssist, developed for Federal agencies to facilitate more efficient and effective environmental reviews and project planning. Drawing information from publicly available federal, state, and local datasets, NEPAssist lets National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) practitioners, stakeholders, and public view information about environmental conditions within area of proposed project at early stages of development. Read More

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AIA releases study of machine vision camera market.

May 3, 2012

AIA has released first ever study of worldwide machine vision market for cameras. Seven-chapter study contains detailed market description, retail pricing analysis, sales analysis, and trend analysis. It is designed to answer questions such as How is the market changing? What product features are most popular? What geographic regions are contributing most sales? and How do different types of cameras compare in terms of pricing, demand, market penetration, and rates of growth? Read More

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Robotics Industry off to a great start in 2012.

May 3, 2012

According to statistics released by RIA, North American robotics companies enjoyed one of the industry's strongest opening quarters ever. Total of 5,096 robots valued at $343.8 million were ordered through March, with increases of 27% in units and 30% in dollars over same period in 2011. Total of 4,605 robots valued at $299.6 million were shipped to North American customers in first quarter, the best opening quarter ever for shipments. Read More

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NFPA Webinar to address safe design of hydraulic systems.

May 3, 2012

Scheduled for May 17, 2012 at 2:00 pm Eastern, NFPA educational webinar will give participants opportunity to learn how to design safe, reliable, and efficient hydraulics. Presented by Jerry Carlin, Chief Engineer, Eaton Corporation, webinar will cover latest edition of ISO 4413, Hydraulic fluid power - General rules and safety requirements for systems and their components, which builds on past standards and expands its scope to incorporate requirements of European standards. Read More

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Online Course provides entry-level water loss training.

May 3, 2012

Basic Water Loss Training Course addresses broad knowledge for those interested in water damage restoration. Focusing on different aspects, entry-level online training course is comprised of 8 self-paced, 30-45 min training modules that include testing at conclusion of each. After users complete all 8 modules, they receive Certification of Completion. Course suits water loss field technicians, administrative personnel, HR employees, marketing staff, and restoration professionals. Read More