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WESTEC 2013 offers free registration through May 31.

May 22, 2013

Produced by SME, WESTEC will return to Los Angeles Convention Center Oct 15-17, 2013. Event gives manufacturers a forum to find cutting-edge equipment, explore advanced technologies, and learn innovative new production methods to help grow their businesses. Attendees will have opportunity to see more than 400 interactive, dynamic, and innovative exhibits. Participants can also hear groundbreaking keynote speakers, participate in panel discussions, and attend informative workshops. Read More

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PTDA welcomes 10 new members.

May 22, 2013

PTDA has accepted membership of Applied Power Solutions; National Precision Bearing Group of Mechatronics Inc.; Western Bearing & Auto Parts, Ltd.; and American Roller Bearing Company. Also added year-to-date are Congress Drives; Curtis Machine Company, Inc.; Eaton – Airflex Products; Helix Linear Technologies, Inc.; I.M.A., Ltd.; and Rubber Tree Systems, LLC. Founded in 1960, association represents over 178 power transmission/motion control distribution firms and 180 manufacturers. Read More

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ANSI Chairman Pauley has been inducted into Hall of Distinction.

May 22, 2013

University of Kentucky (UK) College of Engineering named James T. Pauley, senior VP of external affairs and government relations at Schneider Electric USA and chair of ANSI's Board of Directors, to its Hall of Distinction based on his career achievements and outstanding character. Established in 1992, Hall of Distinction, recognizes past graduates to encourage similar success among current students. Pauley graduated in 1986 with bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering. Read More

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IPC Land Pattern Tool has library of over 5,000 components.

May 22, 2013

Association Connecting Electronics Industries® and PCB Libraries, Inc. have added PCB Libraries Footprint Expert land pattern calculation tool, with library of more than 5,000 components, to IPC-7351B. Library documentation conforms to engineering rules established within standard, while tool can automatically output land patterns into various CAD formats. Updates and PCB library tools support users of IPC-7351, Generic Requirements for Surface Mount Design and Land Pattern Standard. Read More

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ANSI EESCC Workshops to cover energy efficiency standardization.

May 22, 2013

Consisting of 5 workgroups, ANSI Energy Efficiency Standardization Coordination Collaborative (EESCC) will hold workshops in Washington, DC on June 4, 11, 18, and 20 and July 25, from 10:00am to 4:00pm EST. Meetings will begin gap analysis and roadmapping phases of standardizing energy efficiency in built environments. Interested stakeholders must register by Tuesday, May 28. First draft of roadmap is expected by October 2013, with final version anticipated for publication by mid-2014. Read More

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ANSI approves new robot safety standard.

May 22, 2013

Developed by RIA, ANSI/RIA R15.06-2012 standard has been updated for first time since 1999 and is now harmonized with International ISO 10218:2011 standard for robot manufacturers and integrators. A key feature of standard is "collaborative operation," which is the introduction of a worker to the loop of active interaction during automatic robot operation. Standard also addresses "safety-rated soft axis and space limiting" technology, which is optionally available on new robots. Read More

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ELFF May Confidence Index shows improved optimism.

May 22, 2013

May 2013 Monthly Confidence Index for Equipment Finance Industry revealed market confidence of 56.7 over April's 54.0. Number reflects participant's increasing optimism despite concerns over economy and impact of federal policies on capital expenditures. Also, 9.7% of executives think business conditions will improve, 25.8% expect more access to capital, and 19.4% expect more hiring over next 4 months. Survey also shows 32.3% of respondents predict economic improvement over next 6 months. Read More

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HI-Led Webinar to cover acceptance testing per ANSI/HI 14.6-2011.

May 22, 2013

Pump Systems Matter and Hydraulic Institute will hold Pump Acceptance Testing for Rotodynamic Pumps in Water & Wastewater Facilities webinar on May 30 at 1:00pm EDT. Led by Richard Rindy of Weir Minerals North America, 1 hr session will address updated requirements for pump test protocols. It will cover requirements for verification of performance guarantees per contract, 4 variations of NPSH testing on clear water, permissible reading fluctuations for each performance grade, and more. Read More