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Standards Establish Test Requirements

Standards Establish Test Requirements

This piece was originally published in the December 2018 issue of electroindustry. Ann Brandstadter, Manager, Standards Publications and Marketing, NEMA ANSI C119.5-2018 American National Standard for Electric Connectors—Insulation-Piercing Connector Systems, Rated 600 V or Less (Low Voltage Aerial Bundled Cables and Insulated and Non-Insulated Line Wires) covers insulation-piercing connectors used for making electrical connections between insulated, insulated-to-bare, and bare-to-bare Read more […]

Executives Discuss Future of NEMA at Industry Future Forum

Executives Discuss Future of NEMA at Industry Future Forum

This piece was originally published in the December 2018 issue of electroindustry. Discussion about the future of NEMA was followed by lawn bowling. Pictured (from the left): Mike Pessina, Lutron; Dave Nord, Hubbell; Jack Nehlig, Phoenix Contact; Mark Wingate and Jeanette Wingate, Maxivolt; Gerald Connolly, Legrand; Deb and John Caskey, NEMA; and Patrick Hope, NEMA. The 2018 Industry Future Forum, held on November 14 in conjunction with the Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas, dove into Read more […]

Biggest Challenge to Raw Material Supply Chain: Uncertainty

Biggest Challenge to Raw Material Supply Chain: Uncertainty

This piece was originally published in the December 2018 issue of electroindustry. NEMA Board of Governors Member Greg Scheu, President, Americas Region, ABB Inc., makes a point during the panel discussion on the “State of the Raw Material Supply Chain.”  To frame the panel discussion on the “State of the Raw Material Supply Chain,” Alan Price, a partner with Wiley Rein LLP, quoted Dennis Shea, U.S. Ambassador to the World Trade Organization. “In my view,” Mr. Shea said, Read more […]

Preparing the Electroindustry Workforce

Preparing the Electroindustry Workforce

This piece was originally published in the December 2018 issue of electroindustry. John Hindman, Tooling U-SME’s director of learning and performance improvement, led a discussion of NEMA’s Youth Apprenticeship Program. In a full-day workshop, NEMA launched its Workforce Development Workshop to address one of the most broadly faced threats to the electroindustry—the skills gap. NEMA created two resources, the Industry Promotion Toolkit and Industrial Maintenance Pre-apprenticeship Read more […]

Transportation and Lighting Collaborate

Transportation and Lighting Collaborate

This piece was originally published in the December 2018 issue of electroindustry. Karen Willis, Industry Director, NEMA With a movement toward systems in NEMA product scopes, a recent working lunch involving the Transportation Management Systems Section and the Lighting Systems Division paved the way for collaborative work projects. Among the topics they discussed were: Standards development needs for harmonized communications; State, city, and county procurement guidelines for secure Read more […]

Connected Transportation

Connected Transportation

This piece was originally published in the December 2018 issue of electroindustry. In 2018, NEMA formed the Transportation Systems Division to broaden its role in the movement of goods and people in safe, cyber-secure, and efficient ways. Member companies are well positioned to play a leading role in the electrification of America’s transportation system, which accounts for 25 percent of total U.S. energy use. The Division is planning government advocacy and technical activities for Read more […]

NEMA Lamp Index Adjusts to Newly Available, A-Line LED Data

NEMA Lamp Index Adjusts to Newly Available, A-Line LED Data

The NEMA Lamp Index for general service (A-line) lamps has taken on a new look.  When the A-line Lamp Index was first developed and published in 2012, it was designed to measure the shift in general service (A-line) lamp technology as a result of the implementation of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA-2007), which required manufacturers to replace traditional incandescent lamp technology with halogen incandescent lamp technology that consumed 28% less energy.  At the time, Read more…

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Manufacturing Needs Digital Skillsets

Manufacturing Needs Digital Skillsets

This piece was originally published in the December 2018 issue of electroindustry. In a provoking breakfast keynote, Paul Wellener, vice chairman and leader of U.S. Industrial Products & Construction, Deloitte Consulting, proclaimed that the jobs are here, but asked, “Where are the people?” Drawing on the 2018 Deloitte and The Manufacturing Institute skills gap and future of work study, Mr. Wellener addressed how the nature of work is changing and what manufacturing jobs will Read more […]

Future of Connected Transportation: Easy

Future of Connected Transportation: Easy

This piece was originally published in the December 2018 issue of electroindustry. Bryan Mulligan introduced a panel on the Future of Connected Transportation. The panelists, who explained how real-time data can improve safety and mobility on the road, represented the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Panasonic USA, and the Ford Motor Company. The companies collaborated on a connected vehicle platform to save lives along the 90-mile stretch of I-70 from Golden to Vail. Standards, Read more […]

Implications of the Midterm Election

Implications of the Midterm Election

This piece was originally published in the December 2018 issue of electroindustry. Reid Wilson, Correspondent for The Hill Newspaper Noting a nearly 50 percent record turnout in a midterm election, Reid Wilson of The Hill summarized that there was more interest in Election Night 2018 than in the Watergate scandal, and that the election was not about the economy—it was all about President Trump. Tracing a wide variety of statistics based on exit polls, general demographics, and surveys, Read more […]