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IAS Workshop Promotes Electrical Safety

IAS Workshop Promotes Electrical Safety

This piece was originally published in the June 2016 issue of ei, the magazine of the electroindustry. By Julie Chavanne, Communications Director, ESFI The Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) recently attended the IEEE Industry Applications Society (IAS) Electrical Safety Workshop held in Jacksonville, Florida, in March. The workshop is an international forum that aims to change electrical safety culture while advancing the application of technology, work practices, codes, Read more […]

NEMA Presence at Hannover Messe Highlights Important Relationships

NEMA Presence at Hannover Messe Highlights Important Relationships

This piece was originally published in the June 2016 issue of ei, the magazine of the electroindustry. By Vi Lilly, Senior Director, Member Services and Value, NEMA, and Craig Updyke, Director, Trade and Commercial Affairs, NEMA NEMA President and CEO Kevin J. Cosgriff visited the Hannover Messe trade show in Germany on April 25–27 to meet with European and U.S. industry leaders and to take in the latest innovations in industrial automation. The world’s largest trade fair featured Read more […]

Automation in Energy-Intensive Industries

Automation in Energy-Intensive Industries

This piece was originally published as the chairwoman’s column in the June 2016 issue of ei, the magazine of the electroindustry. By Maryrose Sylvester, Chairwoman of the NEMA Board of Governors and President and CEO of Current, powered by GE Digital manufacturing is no longer an idealized future state; it is a fast-maturing and even faster-deploying reality. Manufacturers and heavy-industry companies are no longer alone in their demand for process innovation. Facilities of all types—office Read more […]

Tariff Suspension Reform Reopens Window for Savings

Tariff Suspension Reform Reopens Window for Savings

This piece was originally published in the June 2016 issue of ei, the magazine of the electroindustry. By Craig Updyke, Director, Trade and Commercial Affairs, NEMA On May 20, President Obama signed into law reforms to the long-stalled process for granting temporary suspensions of customs import duties for products and inputs that are not available from domestic sources. The provisions of the American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act of 2016 sidestep concerns that many members of Congress Read more […]

Connected Enterprise Optimizes Facilities and Supplier Networks

Connected Enterprise Optimizes Facilities and Supplier Networks

This piece was originally published in the June 2016 issue of ei, the magazine of the electroindustry. Mary K. Burgoon, Market Development Manager, Heavy Industries, Rockwell Automation The industrial landscape increasingly encompasses connected enterprises. This approach enables common manufacturing platforms and standardized performance measurements across an entire enterprise. It allows businesses to strategically save time and money, mitigate risk, and capitalize on new opportunities. Challenge Similar Read more […]

In Standby Power Race to the Bottom, DOE Takes New Path

In Standby Power Race to the Bottom, DOE Takes New Path

This piece was originally published in the June 2016 issue of ei, the magazine of the electroindustry. Alex Boesenberg, Manager, Government Relations, NEMA In the November 2015 edition of this magazine, I expressed strong concern over an apparent “race to the bottom” with respect to standby power allowances. With their recent notice of proposed rulemaking (NOPR) for minimum energy conservation standards for general service lamps, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) found a way to Read more […]

The Challenge: Building a Digital Enterprise

The Challenge: Building a Digital Enterprise

This piece was originally published in the June 2016 issue of ei, the magazine of the electroindustry. By Anne Cooney, President of Process Industries and Drives, Siemens USA When I started my career as a machinist in the 1980s, manufacturing software was in its infancy. On the factory floor, some basic tasks were being automated. But I did not imagine that we would soon find ourselves designing new products on a computer or learning how to program robots. Today, this is the reality,…

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System Efficiency Depends on Components

System Efficiency Depends on Components

This piece was originally published in the June 2016 issue of ei, the magazine of the electroindustry. By William Livoti, Power Generation Business Development Manager, WEG Electric Corporation Energy efficiency has become a major focus for government, municipalities, power utilities, and the industrial sector. Each entity focuses its attention on specific  components—e.g., motors and pumps. This article will discuss component efficiency versus system efficiency, as applied to Read more […]

Advancing Energy Efficiency in Water Systems Requires New Strategies

Advancing Energy Efficiency in Water Systems Requires New Strategies

This piece was originally published in the June 2016 issue of ei, the magazine of the electroindustry. By Lorraine White, Project Manager, GEI Consultants Inc. Public water supply systems are estimated to consume more than 39 billion kWh/year, or an estimated one percent of total electricity use in the U.S., to develop, transport, treat, and deliver billions of gallons of water to end users.[1] A recent NEMA study conducted by GEI Consultants Inc. and its partners, the Alliance for Read more […]