Trade Associations


UL introduces WERCSmart Conflict Minerals Platform.

September 22, 2014

To help companies meet Dodd-Frank 1502 reporting requirements, UL's Information and Insights division has introduced WERCSmart Conflict Minerals Platform. It includes SaaS platform that delivers real-time product-attribute intelligence; database and decision-support tools for collecting and reporting on information from suppliers; and assessment tools for vetting products, investigating sources, and monitoring sustainability performance improvement across supply chain. Read More


Wireless Range Extender spreads Wi-Fi via electrical circuitry.

March 11, 2014

Providing secure network coverage anywhere on up to 1,000 ft of electrical circuitry, TL-WPA4220KIT uses Powerline and 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi technology to deliver connectivity throughout any home or office. Powerline adapter TL-PA4010, included, connects to router and feeds network connection through existing electrical circuitry at 500 Mbps. Also included, Powerline adapter TL-WPA4220 broadcasts connection as 300 Mbps Wi-Fi signal while providing 2 fast Ethernet ports for wired connectivity. Read More


ASABE revises combine harvester ISO standard adoption.

February 25, 2014

ANSI/ASAE AD5687:1999, Equipment for harvesting — Combine harvesters — determination and designation of grain tank capacity and unloading device performance, replaces ISO 5687:1999, which was without deviations. Revised adoption clarifies standard by removing all subjectivity from testing procedure. Deviations now include additional bounds on test parameters to improve test repeatability, with goal of achieving greater reliability and consistency of reported results regardless of facilitator. Read More


ASQ releases 2014 Manufacturing Outlook Survey.

December 30, 2013

According to ASQ 2014 Manufacturing Outlook Survey, 65% of manufacturers experienced revenue growth in 2013. While 64% of respondents worldwide expect increased revenues in 2014, 46% say the economy continues to be the biggest hurdle to operations, and 18% said the shortage of skilled workers is the biggest challenge they foresee in 2014. Other hurdles identified include global competition, lack of new products, government sequestration, and lack of leadership. Read More


HI and Empowering Pumps announce strategic training partnership.

December 27, 2013

Hydraulic Institute (HI) and Empowering Pumps agreed to training partner relationship to promote awareness and increase utilization of HI/Pump Systems Matter (PSM) education and training programs throughout 2014. In this joint and exclusive partnership, HI will be providing technical and editorial articles to further explain benefits, as related to pump systems optimization and energy efficiency, to improve bottom-line savings to end users in all industrial markets. Read More


ASTM Workshop to address additives in biomedical polymers.

December 17, 2013

Presentations are invited for workshop on the Use of Additives in Biomedical Polymers to be held May 6, 2014. Workshop aims to elicit discussion on benefits, potential hazards, testing, regulatory considerations, and opportunities for standard activities related to intentionally incorporated additives in biomedical polymers. Some topics for abstract submissions include: colorants; radiopacifiers;  elutables, extractables, and leachables; radiolabels; nanomaterials; and failure mechanisms. Read More

Robotics, Services

NTMA Meeting to feature UR introduction by Arthur Machinery.

November 12, 2013

Arthur Machinery-Florida will host West Coast Florida NTMA January 9, 2014 meeting at their office/showroom from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. In addition to dinner being served, CNC as well as manual machines will be on display. Universal Robots (UR) showing will be followed by a brief presentation. Pre-registration is required for this event, and NTMA welcomes non-members to attend. Read More


Pharma EXPO Experiences Growth with Pharmintech support.

September 19, 2013

PMMI, owner and producer of PACK EXPO trade shows, announced its partnership with Ipack-Ima Spa, which produces Pharmintech. PACK EXPO agreement allows for promotional support and exhibiting at select events for each organization. According to PMMI president and CEO Charles D. Yuska, "Ipack-Ima's reputation for excellence strengthens the power of its support for Pharma EXPO." Pharma EXPO will be co-located with PACK EXPO International 2014 on November 2–5 in Chicago, IL. Read More