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Jet Tunnel Fan Testing Standard approved by ANSI.

April 6, 2012

ANSI's Board of Standards Review has approved revision ANSI/AMCA 250-2012, Laboratory Methods of Testing Jet Tunnel Fans for Performance. Standard deals with determination of those technical characteristics needed to describe all aspects of performance of jet tunnel fans. It does not cover fans designed for ducted applications nor those designed solely for air circulation. Procedures relate to laboratory conditions; measurement of performance under in-situ conditions is not included. Read More

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ASTM Standard helps determine enamel holdout.

April 6, 2012

Manufacturers and developers of architectural coatings will be primary users of ASTM D7786, Test Method for Determining Enamel Holdout. Standard was developed by Subcommittee D01.42 on Architectural Coatings, part of ASTM Committee D01 on Paint and Related Coatings, Materials and Applications. According to Keith Alderfer, associate scientist, The Dow Chemical Co., and member of D01.42, enamel holdout characteristic of primer can have significant impact on appearance of finished painted system. Read More

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IEEE makes enhancements to IEEE Xplore® digital library.

April 6, 2012

IEEE launched technology upgrade that includes enhancements to IEEE Xplore® digital library. Upgrade features suite of intuitive capabilities, including improved user account functions, redesigned membership join/renew experience, and integration of best-in-class e-commerce capabilities. Some new features of IEEE Xplore include browse by topic and faceted browsing, more prominent institutional branding, enhanced article abstract pages, and visual presentation of forward/backward citations. Read More

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SME to Honor RAPID 2012 Exhibitors with two awards.

April 6, 2012

SME will honor RAPID 2012 exhibitors with "Exhibitor Innovation" and "Best in Show" awards this May in Atlanta, GA. In celebration of 20th anniversary of this manufacturing event, "Exhibitor Innovation" award will be presented to RAPID 2012 exhibitor who introduces product or service with significant technology innovation for industry that improves business operations and manufacturing. Also, "Best in Show" award will recognize most interactive, visually appealing, and engaging exhibit. Read More

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New ASTM Subcommittee to deal with US gov't contract property.

April 6, 2012

ASTM International subcommittee (E53.20) will develop standards for management of property connected by contract with entities of the U.S. federal government. Brandon Kriner, manager of Asset Management, Harris Corp.'s Government Communications Systems Division, expressed hope in getting contractor and government entities involved in development of standards in order to "create some common ground." Read More

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Budapest IPC Conference sees double-digit growth.

April 6, 2012

IPC's second annual Conference on Electronics Assembly: Soldering, Assembly and Inspection, held in Budapest, Hungary saw an increase of 21% in attendees and 44% increase in exhibitors over its inaugural event last year. Event included half-day workshops conducted by EMS experts Bob Willis, and Lars Wallin, IPC's European representative. In addition, 2-day conference featured technical presentations on latest research from all aspects of electronics manufacturing supply chain. Read More

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Crane and Hoist Controller Application Guide is issued by NEMA.

April 6, 2012

Available for download or in hard copy, NEMA ICS 8 Application Guide Industrial Control and Systems Crane and Hoist Controllers provides information useful to architects, electrical engineers, electrical contractors, maintenance engineers, and those responsible for installation of such equipment. Guide is not intended to replace manufacturer instructions and does not alter meaning in all possible circumstances arising from application, handling, storage, and installation. Read More

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SME to honor RAPID 2012 exhibitors.

April 6, 2012

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of RAPID 2012 manufacturing event, "Exhibitor Innovation" award will be presented to the exhibitor who introduces a product or service with significant technology innovation that improves business operations and manufacturing. Also, "Best in Show" award will be determined by popular vote of RAPID attendees and is intended to recognize the most interactive, visually appealing, and engaging exhibit. Read More