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Legal Issues Forum to focus on incorporation by reference.

September 12, 2012

To explore issues surrounding incorporation by reference of voluntary consensus standards into government regulation, ANSI will hold Legal Issues Forum, Incorporation by Reference, Reasonable Availability, and Copyright, on October 10, 2012 in Washington, DC. Following introductory remarks from ANSI's president and CEO, John Cooney will deliver keynote address. Later, interactive roundtable discussion on issues related to incorporation by reference will be moderated by Emily Bremer. Read More

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October ANSI Caucus will feature Robert Adler of U.S. CPSC.

September 12, 2012

ANSI Caucus Luncheon, to be held October 4, will feature Robert Adler, commissioner at U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Adler was appointed to CPSC by President Barack Obama in August 2009. Prior, he served as professor of legal studies at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Adler taught courses in business law and business-government relations, among other topics, and also conducted academic research on product safety, product liability, and commercial law. Read More

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Article Shows Military Methods can improve business planning.

September 12, 2012

Fall 2012 issue of Welding and Gases Today features GAWDA Convention speaker James D. Murphy sharing business leadership strategies. Specifically, Murphy explains how businesses can benefit from using a Red Team. Red Team is described as necessary means to overcoming overconfidence bias and groupthink theory. Comprised of outside individuals not involved in planning process, Red Team can look at plan critically and objectively to expose flaws/weaknesses in tactical planning process. Read More

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Conference Will Explore latest developments in ERP software.

September 11, 2012

As announced in Precision Metalforming Association's (PMA) flagship publication, MetalForming magazine, The Manufacturing ERP Experience will provide information on industry's leading enterprise-resource-planning (ERP) software systems for small- to mid-sized manufacturing companies. This conference is scheduled for October 3-4, 2012 in Cleveland, OH. Along with software demonstrations, program will feature variety of case-study and keynote presentations. Read More

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Agenda Announced for inaugural OPC Technology Summit.

September 11, 2012

OPC Foundation published its program agenda for OPC Technology Summit, which will take place October 16-18, 2012 in Orlando, FL. Event is open to OPC Foundation members as well as non-members and showcases OPC technology, including next-generation OPC Unified Architecture (OPC UA). According to OPC Foundation's Thomas Burke, program will show how OPC UA is "revolutionizing data and information exchange." Features will include keynote address from Sanaz Browarny and other presentations. Read More

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Machine Vision Sales increased 3% in second quarter.

September 11, 2012

According to AIA's Quarterly Machine Vision Sales Tracking Report, total machine vision sales in North America rose 3% compared to 2Q 2011. Sales of machine vision systems rose 2% year-over-year, while component sales saw 10% increase. Paul Kellett, Director of Market Analysis for AIA, said "industry experts do not expect an ongoing improvement," citing 53% of experts surveyed as expecting flat sales and 37% believing sales will decrease in next two quarters. Read More

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SAE and HDMA to host Off-Highway Dialogue conference.

September 11, 2012

On October 1, SAE International and Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association will host the inaugural Off-Highway Dialogue at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL. Conference will focus on market trends and analysis of heavy equipment industry from global perspective. This will include exploring present market conditions for agricultural, mining, construction, and industrial equipment supplier industry, as well as looking at future of industry over next 5 years. Read More

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Industrial Control Equipment Demand weakened in 2W 2012.

September 11, 2012

At 3.3% above its level one year ago and 48% above its level observed in mid-2009, NEMA's Primary Industrial Controls Index decreased 3% (quarter-to-quarter) during 2Q 2012. Primary Industrial Controls and Adjustable Speed Drives Index, as broader measure of industrial controls demand, also declined slightly (1.3%) during 2Q 2012. This follows 10.2% gain in 1Q 2012. On year-over-year basis, index climbed at 4.6% rate. During 2Q, manufacturing sector showed annualized gain of 1.4%. Read More