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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 […]

Field Rep Gives NFPA Talk

Field Rep Gives NFPA Talk

This piece was originally published in the September/October 2019 issue of electroindustry. NEMA Field Representative Bryan Holland speaks at the National Fire Protection Association’s 2019 Conference & Expo in San Antonio, where he gave a presentation on NEMA GD 1-2016 Evaluating Water- Damaged Electrical Equipment to about 300 attendees. ei   Read more […]

Circular Exuberance in Minneapolis

Circular Exuberance in Minneapolis

This piece was originally published in the September/October 2019 issue of electroindustry. Mark Kohorst, Director, Environment, Health, and Safety, NEMA Young, smart, enterprising, committed, “Woke!”—these descriptors come to mind when I recall the crowd that surrounded me at Circularity 19, which took place in June in Minneapolis. Billed as the “largest circularity event in North America,” this three-day conference was all about what the organizers and attendees are promoting Read more […]

NEMA-Supported, Bipartisan Efficiency and Competitiveness Legislation Introduced in House, Senate

NEMA-Supported, Bipartisan Efficiency and Competitiveness Legislation Introduced in House, Senate

This piece was originally published in the September/October 2019 issue of electroindustry. Phil Squair, Vice President for Government Relations, NEMA Just prior to the August Congressional Recess, U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-OH), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) introduced the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2019 (ESIC). This bill is the latest version of the legacy energy-efficiency proposal that Senators Portman and Shaheen have introduced over the past Read more […]

From the Chairman | Mark J. Gliebe

From the Chairman | Mark J. Gliebe

This piece was originally published in the September/October 2019 issue of electroindustry. Each year, the NEMA Board of Governors meets to review the successes and challenges of the past year and map out the next. One of the activities I look forward to the most is the update on the current year’s Strategic Initiatives and the projects to be undertaken the following year. The Strategic Initiatives research issues that manufacturers are facing and give NEMA manufacturers insights unique to our…

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How Smart Technology Is Transforming the Industrial World

How Smart Technology Is Transforming the Industrial World

This piece was originally published in the September/October 2019 issue of electroindustry. Simone Gianotti, Business Development Manager, EcoStruxure Industry, Schneider Electric Whether you call it Industry 4.0, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), or Smart Manufacturing, the power of technology is being felt throughout the industrial world and fundamentally changing value chains and production methods. Indeed, so great is the change that Capgemini’s Digital Transformation Institute Read more […]

ENDNOTES FROM THE PRESIDENT | Kevin J. Cosgriff

ENDNOTES FROM THE PRESIDENT | Kevin J. Cosgriff

This piece was originally published in the July/August 2019 issue of electroindustry. Chances are you are reading this indoors. We spend almost our entire lives in buildings. Whether at home at work, learning in school, or recuperating at a hospital, buildings are integral to our lives. Consequently, NEMA and electrical manufacturers are working to make sure we are safe, healthy, and productive in those buildings. Here is a snapshot of some of the important work at NEMA to improve building performance: Improving…

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Spotlight | Carolyn Hull

Spotlight | Carolyn Hull

This piece was originally published in the July/August 2019 issue of electroindustry. Carolyn Hull, Manager, MITA’s Global Regulatory Standards, has been selected as one of three winners of the USNC’s 2019 IEC Young Professionals program. She will be a representative of the United States at the IEC 2019 General Meeting in October, in Shanghai, China. Carolyn has been with MITA for just over a year. During that time, she has excelled in her grasp of the Standards development process and the Read…

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New Guide Available for Evaluating Surge Protective Devices

New Guide Available for Evaluating Surge Protective Devices

This piece was originally published in the July/August 2019 issue of electroindustry. Ann Brandstadter Manager, Standards Publications and Marketing, NEMA NEMA SPD 1.1-2019 Part 1—Surge Protective Device Specification Guide for Low Voltage Power Distribution Systems is the first in a new series intended to guide the evaluation, specification, and use of surge protective devices (SPD) deployed in low-voltage power distribution system applications. It includes SPD ratings, a specification Read more […]

NFPA to Develop Remote Inspection Standard

NFPA to Develop Remote Inspection Standard

This piece was originally published in the July/August 2019 issue of electroindustry. Jack Lyons, Northeast Field Representative, NEMA I have been appointed to a new National Fire Protection Association Technical Committee that will develop a new Standard for Remote Inspections (REI-AAA). This Standard will assist jurisdictions in adopting procedures of inspections that use current technologies, increase department efficiencies, and address security for data that is gathered in the process. The Read more […]