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Registration Opens for conformity assessment forum in Russia.

April 24, 2013

Under auspices of U.S.-Russia Bilateral Presidential Commission, U.S. Department of Commerce is organizing U.S.–Russia Standards and Conformity Assessment Forum that will take place in Moscow on May 30, 2013. Event is supported by ANSI and U.S.–Russia Business Council and will focus on World Trade Organization (WTO) Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Agreement as well as standards and conformance issues that impact trade. Interested organizations in U.S. and Russia are encouraged to attend. Read More

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ISO Workshop to address multiple resource productivity.

April 24, 2013

Currently, no international standard exists to address multiple resource evaluation, despite pressing international need for guidance on considering interconnections in relation to resource sustainability and conservation. To more fully examine possible approaches to address this need, ISO will hold workshop aimed at helping to develop ISO-published International Workshop Agreement on guidelines for multiple resource evaluation. Workshop will be hosted in Haifa, Israel by SII. Read More

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MESA launches Executive Point-of-View program.

April 24, 2013

MESA International announced launch of program aimed at showing business value of MES/MOM solutions to company executives considering such investments. "Executive Point-of-View" program will frame these real-time operations solutions in a business context, helping senior leadership understand value of potential solution and guiding principles required for implementation success. Program will address what MES/MOM is and how it is different from ERP as well as benefits and best practices. Read More

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PackML Webinar will focus on design and implementation.

April 24, 2013

Featuring Doug Meyer of Yaskawa America, Inc.'s Drives and Motion Division as presenter, Designing Your First PackML Implementation for Machine Control will take place May 8, 2013 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm EDT. Presentation aims to help controls engineers in any industry better understand PackML design and implementation process. Read More

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ASTM Standard covers electromagnetic soil density gauge QC.

April 24, 2013

ASTM D7830, Test Method for In-Place Determination of Density and Water Content of Soil Using an Electromagnetic Soil Density Gauge, will be used by contractors and government agencies for quality control and quality assurance of electromagnetic soil density gauges. Standard covers procedures for determining in-place properties of non-frozen, unbound soil and soil aggregate mixtures by measuring electromagnetic impedance of compacted soil using electrical, non-nuclear devices. Read More

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Proposed ASTM Standard focuses on vapor intrusion measurement.

April 24, 2013

ASTM WK40037, Guide for Determining Concentration Values from Groundwater, Air and Soil Gas Using Adsorbent-Based, Passive Samplers, will link easy to use, cost-effective, and nonintrusive passive sampling with concentration data to measure vapor intrusion. Demonstrating that compound concentration in air, soil gas, or water can be measured accurately and provide defensible quantitative data, this standard will help promote avoidance of health problems associated with vapor intrusion. Read More

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ELFA releases Monthly Leasing and Finance Index for March.

April 24, 2013

According to ELFA's Monthly Leasing and Finance Index, overall new business volume for March was $6.8 billion, flat compared to volume in March 2012. Month-over-month, new business volume was up 45% from February, and year to date, cumulative new business volume was up 3% compared to 2012. Receivables over 30 days were unchanged in March from previous month at 2.0%, and were down from 2.8% in same period in 2012. In addition, credit approvals totaled 78.4% in March, up 1% from February. Read More

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RIA is accepting applications for Joseph F. Engelberger award.

April 24, 2013

As world's most prestigious honor in field of robotics, Joseph F. Engelberger awards are presented to individuals for excellence in robotics technology development, application, education, and leadership. Named after the worldwide "father of robotics," awards are sponsored annually by RIA and will be presented in conjunction with International Symposium on Robotics, October 24-26, 2013. The 2013 awards will be based on categories of Leadership and Application. Read More