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IPC Finalizes Connected Factory Exchange Standards

The IPC announces IPC-2591 Connected Factory Exchange standards approval by 2-17 Connected Factory Initiative Sub-committee. The CFX defines all three critical elements for true plug and play industrial IoT standard such as a message protocol, an encoding mechanism and a specific content creation element. These standards allow EMS companies to set up seamless data communication between all...

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NEMA Releases ANSI C119.5-2018 for Electrical Connectors

The National Electrical Manufactures Association publishes ANSI C119.5-2018 American National Standard for Electric Connectors—Insulation-Piercing Connector Systems with new testing requirements that are rated 600 V or less. The ANSI C119.5-2018 includes insulation-piercing connectors that are used in making electrical connections between insulated, insulated-to-bare, and bare-to-bare...

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Manufacturers Association Presents New Pre-Apprentice Program for School Students

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in May 2018 awards Pennsylvania state Apprentice and Pre-Apprentice grants of $400,000 to the Manufacturers’ Association. The association builds and expands Pre-Apprenticeship and Apprenticeship programs. The apprentice programs focused on introducing students to manufacturing career opportunities. The program covers topics on quality and measurement,...

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NEMA Releases LSD 80-2018 Guidelines for Outdoor Luminaires

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association published NEMA LSD 80-2018 Installation Guidelines for Outdoor Luminaires-Grounding Considerations. The new outdoor luminaire includes electronics such as LED lamps, electronic drivers, and electronic lighting controls. The guidelines address the application of NEMA Code® pertaining grounding of outdoor luminaires and recommends installation...

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MPIF Releases New Standards for Metal Additive Manufacturing

Metal Powder Industries Federation publishes nine Standard Test Methods “A Collection of Powder Characterization Standards for Metal Additive Manufacturing”. The publication includes test methods that are applicable for characterization of powders in metal additive manufacturing processes. Some of the methods in the publication are method for sampling metal powders, determination of loss of...

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VITA Elects Rodger Hosking as Member of Its Board of Directors

VITA- Association for standard computing architectures for critical and intelligent embedded computing system markets welcomes Rodger Hosking, vice-president and co-founder of Pentek, Inc to VITA Board of Directors. Rodger has authored hundreds of articles about software radio and digital signal processing. He served as engineering manager at Wavetek/Rockland and holds a BS degree in Physics from...

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AAMA Appoints Kathy Krafka-Harkema as Its Codes and Regulatory Affairs Manager

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association hired Kathy Krafka-Harkema as Codes and Regulatory Affairs Manager effective Jan. 14. Kathy will oversees the efforts of AAMA code consultants, coordinates possible AAMA interactions with International Code Council and state agencies like Florida, Texas and California. She will develop social media posts, industry media articles and columns...

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NEMA Releases ANSI C136.18-2018 Standard for Roadway and Area Lighting Equipment

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association has published ANSI C136.18-2018 American National Standard for Roadway and Area Lighting Equipment- High-Mast Side-Mounted Luminaire. These standards are developed by ANSI Committee for Outdoor Lighting and include physical, operational, maintenance, and light-distribution features. They describe the required characteristics for luminaires in...

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Robert Ballard Announced as the Keynote Speaker at Manufacturers' Association's Annual Event

The 2019 Annual Event hosted by Manufacturers’ Association will feature Robert Ballard, best known for discovering the RMS Titanic in 1985, as the keynote speaker. Ballard, the founder and president of the Ocean Exploration Trust and Explorer-in-Residence at the National Geographic Society, has since located many other significant shipwrecks including the Bismarck and the PT-109. The event is...

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NEMA Releases Revised Electrical Equipment Enclosure Standards with New Test Methods

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association has revised NEMA 250-2018 Enclosures for Electrical Equipment standards. The new standards include enclosure types 7 and 9 for hazardous/classified locations as permitted by the National Electrical Code®, revised outdoor corrosion protection requirements, a high-pressure power wash test and pressure wash ancillary ratings. The latest standards...

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