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Automation IG becomes RIA Certified Robot Integrator.

November 27, 2013

RIA announced that Tennessee-based Automation IG has received prestigious RIA Certified Robot Integrator designation. In order to become certified, Automation IG completed rigorous process which includes on-site audit and testing of key personnel among other important criteria. According to Jeff Burnstein, President of RIA, Certified Robot Integrator program strengthens overall integrator channel and allows integrators to benchmark their own processes against best industry practices. Read More

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FABTECH 2013 sets records for attendance and exhibition.

November 27, 2013

FABTECH 2013 set attendee, exhibitor, and floor space records. In total, 40,667 attendees visited 1,573 exhibitors to see live equipment demonstrations and compare products side-by-side at displays spread across 650,000 ft² of exhibits at McCormick Place. FABTECH show co-manager John Catalano noted how attendees were impressed with show's size and scope as well as number of new products and technologies and that exhibitors reported "brisk" sales activity and "plentiful" leads. Read More

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CIP Safety(TM) Application Coverage expands to include safe motion.

November 27, 2013

Next edition of The CIP Safety Specification will include services for safe motion applications. With this addition, users will be able to deploy networked motion control systems using EtherNet/IP and Sercos III™ in applications requiring such safe motion functions as safe torque off and safety limited positions. Enhancements to CIP Safety related to safe motion relied on IEC 61800-5-2 as framework and are part of ODVA's semi-annual specifications update. Read More

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ASTM Honors Fred Alverson with Award of Merit.

November 26, 2013

Fred C. Alverson, principal engineer at Shell Global Solutions, Houston, TX, received ASTM International Award of Merit and accompanying title of fellow for his contributions to Committee D15 on Engine Coolants and Related Fluids, which he joined in 2002. Currently, Alverson serves as D15 recording secretary and also chairs Subcommittee D15.21 on Extended Life Coolants. He also works on several D15 subcommittees and, outside ASTM International, is member of SAE International. Read More

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ASTM SPRI Partnership produces single ply roofing membranes PCR.

November 26, 2013

ASTM International and Single Ply Roofing Industry (SPRI) collaborated to publish Product Category Rules (PCR) for single ply roofing membranes. PCR details rules and guidelines for developing environmental declaration for single ply roofing products that fulfill equivalent functions. PCR includes TPO, KEE, PVC, and EPDM and provides requirements for both business-to-business and business-to-consumer Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs). Read More

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IPC names Hand Soldering Competition winners.

November 26, 2013

During IPC's Hand Soldering Competition at productronica 2013, participants were tasked with building a functional electronics assembly within 45-minute time limit. Taking first place, Jacek Majchrzak of PartnerTech in Poland received cash prize of Euros500 and a new soldering station from JBC Tools. Second place and cash prize of Euros300 went to Baigyou Tamas of GÉMOSZ Elektronikai Kft in Hungary, while Halil Ibrahim Demir of Tai Tusas Aerospace in Turkey took third place and cash prize of Euros100. Read More

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PMA Names Winners of 2013 Awards of Excellence in Metalforming.

November 26, 2013

Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) announced winners of 2013 Awards of Excellence in Metalforming, which recognize standards of achievement set by metalforming industry in areas of design, safety, training and education, process control, quality, and productivity. Winners, honored with special plaque, commemorative flag, and cash prize on November 17 during 2013 FABTECH tradeshow in Chicago, IL, will be featured in December 2013 issue of MetalForming magazine. Read More

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NACD and Associquim sign Memorandum of Understanding.

November 26, 2013

NACD signed Memorandum of Understanding with Brazilian Association of Chemical Distributors pledging to accept each other's Responsible Distribution third party verification requirement if a member in good standing with one Association wants to join the other Association. Best practices, information sharing, and increased support are also included in the MOU. Read More