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Medical Device Servicing Requires Oversight

Medical Device Servicing Requires Oversight

This piece was originally published in the September/October 2019 issue of electroindustry. Peter Weems, Senior Director of Policy & Strategy, MITA Medical imaging devices allow healthcare providers to observe and analyze the anatomy and physiological functioning of patients without invasive surgery. MITA Member companies are responsible for the innovation, original design, manufacture, packaging, labeling, assembling, and upgrading of medical devices. Original equipment manufacturers Read more […]

Highlights to the Changes in the 2020 NE

Highlights to the Changes in the 2020 NE

This piece was originally published in the September/October 2019 issue of electroindustry. Mike Stone, West Coast Field Representative, NEMA The National Electrical Code® is revised every three years and the newest edition, the 2020 NEC, is scheduled to be published in September. The 2020 NEC will reflect the latest advances in electrical safety for both the public and electrical workers, as well as new technologies in the electroindustry. NEMA and its Member companies are an integral Read more […]

Practical Tips for Modernizing into a Smart Factory

Practical Tips for Modernizing into a Smart Factory

This piece was originally published in the September/October 2019 issue of electroindustry. Zach Tinkler, U.S. Key Accounts Channel Manager, Schneider Electric Experiment, Test, and Grow Don’t look at modernization as a huge undertaking. Break it into smaller steps addressing one piece of the facility at a time. Start by connecting one machine, then monitor the productivity and really look at the process insights that you gain from that connectivity. Now, connect another piece and grow Read more […]

Practice Good Cyber Hygiene Habits

Practice Good Cyber Hygiene Habits

This piece was originally published in the September/October 2019 issue of electroindustry. The Internet of Things (IoT) is growing rapidly. By 2020 there will be nearly 30 billion IoT devices around the world1. The proliferation of these devices could pose a threat to the internet at large if companies have not taken appropriate cybersecurity measures to protect these devices. NEMA Members that manufacture connected products take their role in strengthening the cybersecurity of the products Read more […]

Gliebe Honored

Gliebe Honored

This piece was originally published in the September/October 2019 issue of electroindustry. RIght: John Caskey, Former NEMA VP of operations, presents Mark Gliebe   with the EIC Golden Omega Award for his contributions to the electroindustry. For 60 years, NEMA and the IEEE Electrical Insulation Conference have celebrated people who have contributed significantly to the field of science and technology. This year, NEMA had the honor of presenting the Golden Omega Award to NEMA Board of Governors Read more […]

Muhammad Ali Earns Top SES Award

Muhammad Ali Earns Top SES Award

This piece was originally published in the September/October 2019 issue of electroindustry. The Society for Standards Professionals (SES) presented its Emerging Professional Award to Muhammad Ali, AStd, Technical Program Manager for the NEMA Building Infrastructure Division. SES honored Ali for his distinguished contributions to the Standards profession and for demonstrating leadership qualities among colleagues in the field. “This is a much-deserved award for Ali, recognizing the hard work Read more […]

Individualized Production Needs an Automation Solution

Individualized Production Needs an Automation Solution

This piece was originally published in the September/October 2019 issue of electroindustry. Dirk Schulz ABB Corporate Research, Ladenburg, Germany dirk.schulz@de.abb.com and Lars Simora Busch-Jaeger Elektro, Lüdenscheid, Germany lars.simora@de.abb.com From automotive to commodity goods, mass customization has become state of the art in discrete manufacturing. In Industry 4.0 (the current trend of automation and data exchange in manufacturing technologies), one of the drivers of mass customization Read more […]

Book-a-Speaker

Book-a-Speaker

This piece was originally published in the September/October 2019 issue of electroindustry. Kirk Anderson, Industry Director, NEMA Industrial Products & Systems Division, will give the keynote address Sept. 17 on changes to the U.S. Department of Energy process rule and how this could be a model for other economies to use as a template at EEMODS 2019 in Tokyo. Learn more at eemods19.org. NEMA Field Representative Bryan Holland will participate in a panel discussion about 2020 NEC changes Read more…

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Griffith Appointed to IEC CMC

Griffith Appointed to IEC CMC

This piece was originally published in the September/October 2019 issue of electroindustry. NEMA Industry Director Steve Griffith was recently appointed as a U.S. Member of the IEC Certification Management Committee Working Group 31 “Cyber Security” and Working Group 32 “Functional Safety” for the IEC System of Conformity Assessment Schemes for Electrotechnical Equipment and Components. Working Group 31 focuses on developing a unique approach for conformity assessment to the IEC 62443 Read more […]

RoHS Exemptions: Buying Time for Innovation

RoHS Exemptions: Buying Time for Innovation

This piece was originally published in the September/October 2019 issue of electroindustry. Manufacturers compete. Manufacturers innovate. And, generally speaking, manufacturers are constrained in these efforts by Standards, rules, and regulations. The enactment in 2005 of the European Directive on the Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (the RoHS Directive) was a watershed event in terms of one particular area of conformance—that Read more […]