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USNC Brochures cover benefits of standards development work.

April 18, 2013

USNC has published 2 brochures providing information about benefits associated with involvement in IEC-related standards and conformance work. "Why IEC Standards Work Is Important to My Company" features testimony from business leaders regarding advantages that come from taking active role in IEC standards development. "An Introduction to IEC Conformity Assessment Systems in the U.S." provides overview of IEC’s system of conformity assessment schemes for electrotechnical equipment and components. Read More

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ODVA Forms Special Interest Group for machinery information.

April 18, 2013

ODVA announced it will form special interest group (SIG) for machine information in order to develop standards for exchange of information between machines as well as between machines and supervisory systems. Resulting standards will provide data models and network services to optimize exchange of machine information for such purposes as production, energy or condition monitoring, BI, batch/recipe management, and multi-machine line control. Read More

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ODVA and FDT Group announce work to support CIP networks.

April 17, 2013

Technical work is underway in FDT Group to develop annex to FDT2 specification for ODVA’s family of CIP Networks. Annex will ensure that support for FDT-compatible Device Type Manager is possible for users of EtherNet/IP, DeviceNet, CompoNet, and ControlNet who are also using updates to FDT technology that are included in FDT2. When FDT is used in with CIP and its network adaptations, system provides interoperable environment for configuration, command, and control. Read More

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Industrial Ethernet Initiative targets process automation.

April 17, 2013

Initiative for process automation, launched by ODVA in cooperation with major suppliers to process industry – Cisco Systems, Endress+Hauser, Rockwell Automation, and Schneider Electric – aims to accelerate adoption of industrial Ethernet in process automation. ODVA's first action was to form standing committee to define strategic market requirements for new areas of technical work. It will publish white paper describing ODVA's vision for process automation and resulting technical approach. Read More

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USNC Young Professionals Nominations have April 30 deadline.

April 17, 2013

U.S. National Committee (USNC) to IEC reminds electrotechnology and standardization professionals of April 30, 2013 deadline for submitting 2013 IEC Young Professionals Workshop nominations. Nominees should be early in their professional career from industry, government, academia, consumer organizations, or entities within U.S. voluntary standards and conformity assessment community that uses, benefits from, or contributes to IEC's work in electrotechnical standardization and conformance. Read More

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Vegetable Oils/Fats ID Standard will aid fire investigations.

April 17, 2013

Subcommittee E30.01 on Criminalistics is developing ASTM WK34571, Test Method for the Extraction and Derivatization of Vegetable Oils and Fats from Fire Debris and Liquid Samples with Analysis by Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry. Detailing process by which acids can converted to their corresponding methyl esters, this proposed ASTM International standard will aid in fire investigation by facilitating identification of vegetable oil or fat gathered from fire debris. Read More

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SME Will Honor Dedicated Member with 2013 Award of Merit.

April 16, 2013

For contributions to SME's professional activities and growth, IPS Corporation senior design engineer Jim Whitehead received 2013 Award of Merit. Whitehead is currently member of Memphis Chapter 105 and began his involvement with SME in 2002 while completing his bachelor's at University of Memphis. In addition to SME, Whitehead has served on Memphis-Area Joint Engineers Council, was MJEC/SME Featured Engineer, and holds several patents in the electrical field. Read More

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AEM Urges International Trade Treaty to cover off-road equipment.

April 16, 2013

AEM urged that off-road equipment be included in international treaty facilitating export financing, helping small and mid-sized U.S. manufacturers grow their export businesses. Expressing support for expansion of Cape Town Convention, AEM signed letters sent to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry as well as secretary general of UNIDROIT. Treaty expansion (Fourth Protocol) would help increase exports by creating international standards for 4 specific areas. Read More