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Lifesaving Connections that Matter Most

Lifesaving Connections that Matter Most

This piece was originally published in the May 2018 issue of electroindustry. Jim Bugel, Vice President, AT&T–FirstNet Program Mr. Bugel oversees AT&T’s strategy, policy, and product development for state, local, and federal public safety initiatives. We live in a highly connected world. A world where if you dream it, you can connect it. Think traffic lights, pallets, and soda fountains. Yet as…

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NEC Analysis: Adoption Insures Against High Costs

NEC Analysis: Adoption Insures Against High Costs

This piece was originally published in the May 2018 issue of electroindustry. Patrick Hughes, Senior Director, Government Relations and Strategic Initiatives, NEMA Before joining NEMA, Mr. Hughes advocated for energy-efficiency and high-voltage transmission policies at the United Nations Foundation. NEMA advocates for adopting the most current building codes, but to what extent does code adoption benefit homeowners? As part of a 2017…

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Industry Comments on DOE Process Rule

Industry Comments on DOE Process Rule

This piece was originally published in the April 2018 issue of electroindustry. Alex Boesenberg, Senior Manager of Regulatory Affairs, NEMA NEMA and allied manufacturer trade associations submitted recommendations last month to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in response to a Request for Information concerning potential revisions to the Process Improvement Rule of 1996. The rule was developed by industry, environmental groups,…

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Portable Cells and Batteries Standard to Set Global Protocols

Portable Cells and Batteries Standard to Set Global Protocols

This piece was originally published in the April 2018 issue of electroindustry. Marc Boolish, Director of Government Affairs, Energizer Brands Khaled Masri, Program Manager, NEMA The NEMA/ANSI C18 Dry Battery Section revised ANSI C18.4M Portable Cells and Batteries—Environmental. It provides guidance on the proper scientific protocols for testing the environmental performance of batteries; the symbols used to convey messages for collection, recycling,…

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Surging on Capitol Hill

Surging on Capitol Hill

This piece was originally published in the April 2018 issue of electroindustry. Surging on Capitol Hill were 5VS members (from left) James Mongeau, Space Age Electronics; Bob Harmon, CITEL; Pankaj Lal, Schneider Electric, Chris Martin, ABB; Srdan Mutabdzija, Mersen; Steve Rood, Legrand/Pass & Seymour; and Martin Guy, ABB. Photo by Joseph Eaves After a successful Hill Day last summer, members of NEMA’s…

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Design Metrics for Permanent Magnet Motors

Design Metrics for Permanent Magnet Motors

This piece was originally published in the April 2018 issue of electroindustry. Ann Brandstadter, Manager, Standards Publications and Marketing, NEMA NEMA SM 1-2017 Guide to General-Purpose Synchronous Motors without Excited Rotor Windings is a new guide that provides design metrics for polyphase alternating-current permanent magnet motors rated 500 horsepower and less. NEMA SM 1-2017 is available in hard copy and as an…

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Protecting Digitized Assets

Protecting Digitized Assets

This piece was originally published in the April 2018 issue of electroindustry. Danny Abbate, Industry Director, Building Infrastructure Division, NEMA Digitized devices and complex electronic circuits are vulnerable to circuit threats like surges (also called transients), electrostatic discharges, and power quality disturbances. They can damage, degrade, or destroy sensitive electronic equipment in data centers, businesses, and industrial centers, resulting in equipment damage,…

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We Are NEMA/MITA/DICOM

We Are NEMA/MITA/DICOM

This piece was originally published in the April 2018 issue of electroindustry. Lisa Spellman, General Secretary, DICOM, and Zack Hornberger, Director of Cybersecurity & Imaging Informatics, MITA. Photo by Pat Walsh We are NEMA/MITA/DICOM because we are relentless optimists who collaborate with others to make good outcomes happen for medical imaging manufacturers, healthcare workers, and patients through the development and maintenance of…

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Make the Most of your Big Data Investments

Make the Most of your Big Data Investments

This piece was originally published in the April 2018 issue of electroindustry. The world generates more than 2.5 quintillion bytes of data every single day. That’s a huge volume of data—and manufacturers are responsible for generating a good chunk of it, both in terms of production and in the sensor data generated by products themselves. As data volumes continue to grow, organizations…

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Nanomaterials Standard to Shed Light on Display Applications

Nanomaterials Standard to Shed Light on Display Applications

This piece was originally published in the April 2018 issue of electroindustry. Mike Leibowitz, Program Manager, NEMA As lighting devices and displays transition from sources based on heated filaments to ones based on solid state lighting (SSL), lamps and luminaires that use light-emitting diodes (LEDs) are providing light in a wide variety of lighting colors. To address the essential general and optical…

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