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2021-07-13
Location: Newsletter
Description:

FROM THE CHAIR

Solving the Energy Equation for Net-Zero Buildings

Our lives unfold in buildings—Americans spend nearly 90 percent of their time indoors. So it’s fitting to focus this issue of electroindustry on buildings—how do we make them healthier and more people-centric? More resilient and efficient? More sustainable?

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FEATURE

How Building Systems Will Shape New Office Space

Over the last year, the office has been redefined. And we have quickly learned to work remotely. Now we are returning to buildings, and our expectations have shifted. We are re-evaluating how space is used. Office space has changed over the years to adapt to different collaboration and management styles.

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ADVOCACY

DOE Proposes to Revise the Process Improvement Rule (Again)

The Department of Energy (DOE) recently published proposed modifications to its Process Improvement Rule of February 2020. The proposal responds to a Memorandum from the White House Chief of Staff directing agencies to review several rulemaking outcomes from the previous Administration.

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CODES & STANDARDS

Big Changes Are Coming for International Energy Conservation Code Development

After the National Electrical Code®, the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), published by the International Code Council (ICC), is one of the most important codes to NEMA Members.

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FEATURE

The Future of Buildings:
The Non-Medical Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the global medical community hurried to secure medical equipment, improve therapies, and develop vaccines to prevent the spread of the virus. However, part of the long-term strategy to mitigate virus transmission could come from outside the medical community.

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VIEW

U.S. Industry Should Engage with the IEC

Most people don’t know that the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) has some origins in the United States.

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2021-06-10
Location: Newsletter
Description:

FEATURE

The Effect of Electrification on Automotive Components and Performance

As electric vehicles (EVs) gain acceptance, the components within automotive vehicles shift from complicated mechanical assemblies like high gear count transmissions and combustion engines to mechanically simple electric powertrains comprising a battery inverter (dc to ac converter) and an electric motor.

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ELECTRIC NEWS

Carolyn Hull Receives ANSI 2021 Next Generation Award

The Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA), the leading organization and collective voice of medical imaging and radiopharmaceutical manufacturers, innovators, and product developers, announced that Carolyn Hull, General Secretary – DICOM in MITA, has been distinguished as the 2020-2021 recipient of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Next Generation Award.

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CODES & STANDARDS

EV-Ready Opportunities and Challenges

In a 1917 interview, Thomas A. Edison said: “The growth of the electric vehicle has been hindered by lack of charging facilities. It’s a funny business when so few central stations realize that there is a market for the sale of current for charging electric cars. The public is in a curious position of wanting to buy something for which there is no place to go.”

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ELECTRIC NEWS

The Shrinking Spectrum and Its Impacts on Vehicle Safety

Imagine a future where your vehicle could warn you about a slippery road or a pedestrian stepping into the street, help you avoid collisions and congestion, or pay your tolls and parking fees. Well, the future is near!

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ENDNOTES FROM THE PRESIDENT

Turning Data into Insights for First Responders

Today’s digital technologies and systems generate, process, transmit, analyze, and display tremendous amounts of data, turning information into meaningful insights and actions.

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ELECTRIC NEWS

NEMA Document Addresses Vehicle-to-Infrastructure Communications

NEMA has published a harmonized technical specification that facilitates vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communication regardless of the type of device or underlying technology.

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FEATURE

Florida Touts Connected and Automated Vehicle Technology Program

Connected and automated vehicle (CAV) technologies can save lives and provide enhanced mobility services to motorists, vulnerable road users, first responder agencies, and all road users.

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SPOTLIGHT

I Am the Electroindustry |Ethan Coxsey, Director of Engineering, Eberle Design

In our everyday lives, it is easy to assume that everything around us is perfectly safe. We assume that the charger for our phone won’t catch on fire. We assume that wiring in our house is sufficient to power whatever we plug into it.

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© 2021 National Electrical Manufacturers Association.

 

2021-04-12
Location: Newsletter
Description:

FEATURE

 Rewriting the Rulebooks for Outdoor Lighting

Municipalities are taking action to replace high-pressure sodium outdoor and roadway lighting with light-emitting diode (LED) technology.

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TRENDS

Quantum Dots Offer Lighting Industry Solutions to Rare Earth Challenges

Over the past several decades, lighting has undergone tremendous innovation, enabling increases in output per watt of nearly 500 percent in 30 years.

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FEATURE

Two Devices, One Goal: Socket Choice Is Critical for Lighting Controls

As more and more cities and utilities embark on upgrading their lighting infrastructure to light-emitting diodes (LEDs), a critical decision that may be easily overlooked is which type of receptacle (or socket) they specify to be used for lighting controls.

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ADVOCACY

State Regulatory Update and
2021 Outlook

Looking back over 2020 in terms of regulatory action there were many ups and downs. Overall, the pace of global regulations slowed, at least temporarily, as the coronavirus pandemic took hold and legislative and regulatory bodies shifted operations to more online and virtual processes.

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CODE & STANDARDS

Revised Lighting Standard Contains Updated Definitions
of Terms

American National Standard for Lamp Ballasts— Definitions—for Fluorescent Lamps and Ballasts provides definitions of terms used in ANSI C78 and C82 series Standards for fluorescent lamps and ballasts.

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ENDNOTES

Outdoor Lighting Can Create New Value for Communities

Outdoor electric lighting systems have been in place for more than 140 years. As they progressed from incandescent to mercury vapor to sodium vapor, each new technology enhanced performance, decreased maintenance and improved efficiency…yet offered just a single service: illumination.

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2021-04-06
Location: Washington DC
Description:

NEMA President and CEO Announces Retirement

After seven years leading the National Electrical Manufacturers Association, Kevin J. Cosgriff, President and CEO, will retire at the end of 2021. During his leadership, Mr. Cosgriff strengthened the electrical equipment and medical imaging industries by modernizing NEMA industry Standards processes, expanding market analytical offerings, and overseeing focused and effective advocacy.

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ADVOCACY
NEMA Launches Critical Minerals Council to Address Growing Supply Chain Risks

Critical minerals, which underpin much of America’s economic security, are used throughout the electroindustry to enable and power new technologies, such as electric vehicles, but they are vulnerable to supply chain disruptions.

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BUSINESS ANALYTICS
Current and Future Components Remain Positive for Electrical Industry

For the tenth consecutive month, the EBCI current conditions component topped 50 points, indicating conditions conducive to growth. March's reading of 80 built on an already robust 64.3 in February and was driven by two-thirds of survey respondents' indicating better conditions.

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NEWS
New NEMA Standard Harmonizes Connected Vehicle Roadside Infrastructure Technology

NEMA TS 10-2020 Connected Vehicle Infrastructure Roadside Equipment enables the coexistence of multiple communication technologies for connected vehicle roadside infrastructure.

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ADVOCACY
NEMA Staff Analysis: An Assessment of the DOE LBNL Motor Systems Market

The Motor Systems Market Assessment study delves into significant detail on the number, disposition, and operating characteristics of electric motor-driven systems in U.S. industrial and commercial facilities.

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2021-03-18
Location: Newsletter
Description:

FROM THE CHAIR

A Better Way to Keep the Lights On

The weather-induced power outages in Texas and elsewhere in the U.S. serve as a reminder of how electricity is central to our very way of life.

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VIEW

Lighting ‘Smart’ Homes in Connected Cities

Today, one out of every two homes contains some “smart”—also known as connected—device, and that number is growing at a steady pace.

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FEATURE

How Lighting Can Contribute to a Connected City

This massive network of devices provides stellar opportunities for devices to connect and communicate and provide end-users with useful information.

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ELECTRIC NEWS

Longtime Leviton Employee Remembered

Saul Rosenbaum, a longtime Leviton Manufacturing Company employee and past National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) engineer and code representative, passed away on February 5. He was 91.

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TRENDS

Data’s Data: Helping Integrate, Connect, and Control Buildings

Today’s world is connected, but that connectedness isn’t always as clean or tidy behind the scenes as some would hope.

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ADVOCACY

Federal Regulatory Update and 2021 Outlook

Federally, the Trump Administration’s anti-regulatory stance meant few regulatory initiatives moved forward except those required by law, and many of those initiatives advanced slowly through 2020.

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CODES & STANDARDS

Outdoor Lighting and Controls Go Beyond Energy Efficiency

American National Standard for Portable Lithium Rechargeable Cells and Batteries—General and Specifications is a new Standard that applies to portable rechargeable, or secondary, lithium cells and batteries.

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2021-02-26
Location: Newsletter
Description:

NEMA Calls for Strategic Initiative Ideas

NEMA is soliciting input from its Members on what Strategic Initiatives for 2022 should be. The program aims to seize emerging market opportunities, solve impending challenges, and prepare for the future.

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NEWS
NEMA Rail Electrification Council Recommendations Included in Nevada State Rail Plan

The NEMA Railroad Electrification Council helped explain the benefits of electrifying rail transportation and employing railroad rights-of-way for siting electric transmission.

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BUSINESS ANALYTICS
Future Component Remains Sky High

Although we noticed some concern about the ephemeral nature of optimism regarding business conditions, the current conditions component expanded to 64.3 in February, compared to 60 last month.

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ADVOCACY
Smart Buildings: A Key Element of Smart Energy and Climate Policy

With the enactment of the Energy Act of 2020, smart buildings are finally making their debut in U.S. clean energy and climate policy.

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NEWS
Longtime Leviton Employee Remembered

Saul Rosenbaum, a longtime Leviton Manufacturing Company employee and past NEMA engineer and code representative, passed away this month. He was 91.

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2021-02-03
Location: Newsletter
Description:

FROM THE CHAIR

PDF

Begin 2021 with Optimism

Last year undoubtedly brought many changes to our lives and habits, and how we think about energy use in the home is no exception.

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VIEW

NEMA Looks Ahead to New Administration

Election Day is over. Now, the electroindustry must take stock of the results to anticipate what might be headed our way this year and beyond. My short answer: things are looking up!

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FEATURE

Commission Order Opens U.S. Markets to Distributed Energy Resources

Investment in distributed resources has increased in recent years, and forecasters expect the trend to accelerate. Some estimates suggest the combined worldwide capacity of distributed resources will be more than 300 gigawatts by 2025.

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FEATURE

Innovative Interoperability and Security Possible for Distributed Energy Resources

As the pace of renewable energy deployments continues to grow, the importance of optimizing the interoperability and security of associated measurement and control equipment is also increasing.

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ELECTRIC NEWS

How Standards Protect the Bulk Power System

Among the many North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) Standards, few get as much attention as those for critical infrastructure protection (CIP).

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ADVOCACY

Time Running Out on Transformer Steel Trade Investigation

Last May, the U.S. Department of Commerce initiated a Section 232 investigation to determine whether imports of electrical transformers and certain components could represent a threat to national security.

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CODES & STANDARDS

New Standard Covers Specifications for Portable Lithium Batteries

American National Standard for Portable Lithium Rechargeable Cells and Batteries—General and Specifications is a new Standard that applies to portable rechargeable, or secondary, lithium cells and batteries.

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2021-01-28
Location: Newsletter
Description:

Commission Order Opens U.S. Markets to Distributed Energy Resources

Investment in distributed resources has increased in recent years, and forecasters expect the trend to accelerate.

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ADVOCACY
Time Running Out on Transformer Steel Trade Investigation

Last May, the U.S. Department of Commerce initiated a Section 232 investigation to determine whether imports of electrical transformers and certain components could represent a threat to national security.

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BUSINESS ANALYTICS
Broad-based Optimism as Future Component Reaches All-time High

The re-imposition of some business restrictions in response to an early-January surge in COVID-19 related hospitalizations, combined with a slower-than-expected vaccine rollout, reined in the panel’s expectations, which otherwise appeared poised to charge ahead.

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ELECTRIC NEWS
How Standards Protect the Bulk Power System

Among the many North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) Standards, few get as much attention as those for critical infrastructure protection (CIP).

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FROM THE CHAIR
Begin 2021 with Optimism

Last year undoubtedly brought many changes to our lives and habits, and how we think about energy use in the home is no exception.

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STANDARDS SPOTLIGHT
New Report Covers Surge Protection of Power Quality Monitoring Device

Power Quality Monitors: From a Transient Perspective outlines the capabilities of power quality monitoring (PQM) devices, providing end-users with information that can affect equipment’s protection when receiving transients (power surges).

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   VIEW
NEMA Looks Ahead to New Administration

Election Day is over. Now, the electroindustry must take stock of the results to anticipate what might be headed our way this year and beyond. The short answer: things are looking up!

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2021-01-05
Location: Newsletter
Description:

Learning Strategies to Thrive in a Rapidly Changing Environment

Like the rest of the working world, manufacturers are operating during a global pandemic and under the gun. Running a plant at half capacity is a logistical nightmare and brings up many questions.

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BUSINESS ANALYTICS
Current Conditions Component Remains Positive Despite Slowing Recovery Momentum

Coming in at 57.7, the current conditions component remained in expansionary territory for December. The decline from 78.1 points a month earlier was driven by a sharp increase in the share of respondents who noted unchanged conditions.

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ENDNOTES FROM THE PRESIDENT
NEMA Members Well-Positioned for Future

This latest Industrial Revolution will continue to expand manufacturing capabilities, but we will realize the next great technological leap using emerging wireless technologies like 5G.

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INTERNATIONAL
Mexico's New Normal: Law on Quality Infrastructure

The United States’ neighbor to the south, Mexico, is a key trading and manufacturing partner for NEMA Members.

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STANDARDS SPOTLIGHT
Control Systems Standard Now Aligns with Current Maintenance Practices

Instructions for the Handling, Installation, Operation, and Maintenance of Motor Control Centers Rated Not More Than 600 V was revised to align with current-day maintenance best practices. ICS 2.3 adopts certain portions of the guidelines given in NEMA PB 2.1.

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TRENDS
Fixing the Leaky Energy Faucet

Today’s energy-efficient buildings rely on well-planned mechanical heating, cooling, and ventilation systems, tight and well-insulated building envelopes, and lighting with carefully controlled solid-state illumination technology.

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2020-11-30
Location: Newsletter
Description:

How 5G Will Change the Game in Manufacturing

5G connectivity will be a cornerstone in delivering highly deterministic networks for mission critical processes. As of September, there are more than 15,000 global commercial 5G deployments.

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BUSINESS ANALYTICS
Electroindustry Optimism Increases in Both Current and Future Conditions

Following a modest stumble in October, confidence in electroindustry business conditions surged once again, reaching 78.1 in November.

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CODES & STANDARDS
NEMA Members Educate the Industry on the NEC

NEMA and its Members play a key role in educating the industry, and it is through these efforts and collective expertise that we continue to see technological and safety advancements move forward.

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ELECTRIC NEWS
Natural Disaster Response in the Next Normal

The start of the new decade held the promise of continued electroindustry prosperity, economic well-being, and unlimited potential for emerging technologies.

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FROM THE CHAIR
Innovation Is Driving Productivity

The tragedy of COVID-19, the heightened social and political turmoil, and the economic suffering for so many in our society are just a few examples of the challenges we have faced. In many ways, we are still painstakingly working through them.

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STANDARDS SPOTLIGHT
Revised Cable Standard for the Aerospace and Defense Industry Now Available

American National Standard for Aerospace and Industrial Electrical Cable contains requirements for finished aerospace and industrial electrical cables.

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VIEW
IDEA Recommits to Standards Leadership Role

As we endure a global pandemic this year, it’s more important than ever to have consistent, transparent communication.

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2020-10-29
Location: Newsletter
Description:

How to Deepen Your Industrial Digital Transformation

Digital transformation—or the widespread adoption of digital technologies to disrupt business models, create efficiencies, and enhance the customer experience — is reinventing core aspects of human existence, from homes to industry, buildings to the cloud, and beyond.

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BUSINESS ANALYTICS
Current conditions component pulls back from record-setting September, but still suggests growth

It was nearly inevitable that the current conditions component would pull back from the historic high point of 85.3 it reached last month.

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ADVOCACY
NEMA Addresses Critical Minerals Supply Chain Issue

The Federal government is monitoring potential threats to the security of our nation’s critical minerals supply chain, and with that vulnerability comes a rare opportunity for NEMA and its Members.

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CODES & STANDARDS
NEMA Offers Guidance to the NEC on Reconditioned Electrical Equipment

As the adoption of the 2020 National Electrical Code® goes through the regulatory and legislative review process, there has been clarity added to the rules related to reconditioned equipment.

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STANDARDS SPOTLIGHT
Standard for Electric Power Companies Now Available

American National Standard for Electric Power Systems and Equipment—Voltage Ratings (60 Hz) establishes nominal voltage ratings and operating tolerances for 60 Hz electric power systems above 100 volts.

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ENDNOTES FROM THE PRESIDENT
A Half-Year Into COVID-19, What Have We Learned?

After years of eliminating inefficiencies to achieve low-cost, just-in-time manufacturing, companies of all types were largely unprepared for the myriad and global-scale disruptions of the pandemic.

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2020-09-30
Location: Newsletter
Description:

Reshaping Manufacturing

As the world of manufacturing gradually returns to work, it will have to contend with unprecedented changes on multiple levels that will bring with them challenges both new and amplified.

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ADVOCACY
NEMA Well-Positioned for Next Administration

NEMA has been advocating for an updated national infrastructure policy for years. The association’s seven Divisions offer products and solutions designed and manufactured to help customers operate efficiently and productively.

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BUSINESS ANALYTICS
Bullish outlook for electroindustry as current conditions component hits record high in September

No month has fared better when compared to the previous month than September 2020 scored vis a vis August

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CODES & STANDARDS
New Motors and Generators Industry White Paper Focuses on Safety and Reliability

As efficiency regulations continue, regulators and end users should widen their focus to the value of thinking beyond efficiency alone. For instance, product safety and reliability are of equal importance over the long run.

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STANDARDS SPOTLIGHT
Standard for High-Voltage Power Interrupters Includes New Performance Requirements

American National Standard for AC High Voltage Power Vacuum Interrupters—Safety Requirements for X-Radiation Limits specifies the maximum permissible x-radiation emission from AC high-voltage power vacuum interrupters that are to be operated at voltages above 1,000 V and up to 38,000 V when tested following procedures described in this Standard.

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ENDNOTES FROM THE PRESIDENT
A Half-Year Into COVID-19, What Have We Learned?

As COVID-19 spread from China to Europe to the United States, manufacturers were put to the test. After years of eliminating inefficiencies to achieve low-cost, just-in-time manufacturing, companies of all types were largely unprepared for the myriad and global-scale disruptions of the pandemic.

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eiXtra is a monthly e-newsletter for electroindustry professionals summarizing key manufacturer, standardization, and regulatory news. NEMA does not sell or release subscriber's personal information and will never willfully disclose individually identifiable information to any third party without first receiving your permission.

© 2020 National Electrical Manufacturers Association

2020-09-23
Location: Newsletter
2020-08-31
Location: Newsletter
Description:

Proactive Efforts by NEMA Help Set an Efficient Future for Buildings

The NEMA High-Performance Buildings Council’s Codes and Standards Review Committee has been deeply engaged in the past three years preparing for a successful 2021 International Energy Conservation Code revision cycle.

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ADVOCACY
NEMA, DOD Cooperate on Critical Materials

NEMA is exploring cooperation with the Department of Defense (DOD) as agency procurement officials face mandates for supply chains of products containing critical materials.

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BUSINESS ANALYTICS
Conditions continue to improve for most of the electroindustry in August

With a majority of respondents reporting better conditions, the current component of the Electroindustry Business Confidence Index increased by more than seven points, reaching 68.4 this month.

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CODES & STANDARDS
Building Resiliency and Sustainability Through Technology

Building construction materials have evolved extensively since electricity was first introduced into buildings in the late 1800s.

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STANDARDS SPOTLIGHT
Revised Guide for Industrial Automation Environment Now Available

NEMA and IEC Devices for Motor Service—A Guide for Understanding the Differences identifies features, conventions, characteristics, and attributes of magnetic contactors and thermal overload relays.

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ENDNOTES FROM THE PRESIDENT
Beyond Efficiency: Electrification for a Clean Energy Future in Buildings

Electrical manufacturers have consistently improved the efficiency of their products over time—in some cases dramatically. For example, annual electricity use from lighting fell 57 percent from 2001 to 2018 and has been the single largest contributor to energy efficiency gains this century.

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2020-08-05
Location: Newsletter
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Nema | Volume No. 7

All Electric Buildings: Electrification in the Code

Electrification goes beyond efficiency to address the sources of the energy that we use. Through technology and innovation, NEMA and its Members continue to lead the way.

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C-SUITE
New Challenges and Opportunities for Energy Management

The pandemic has moved many of us in electrical manufacturing to an entirely remote work environment—one where we must still engage with our teams.

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ELECTROINDUSTRY
NEMA Publishes Guidance for Disinfecting Electrical Equipment

Since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, many of us have incorporated extra precautions into our daily routines to stay safe.

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BUSINESS ANALYTICS
Business Conditions Indexes Remained Elevated in July

Ticking down a nearly-imperceptible 1.4 points, the current conditions component remained firmly in expansion territory at 61.1 in July.

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VIEWS
A Distributor's Role in Technology

New technologies are pushing the boundaries of the electrical industry every day. To remain a strong part of the supply chain, electrical manufacturers are exploring a range of diverse services.

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ELECTRIC NEWS
Strategic Initiatives Focus on Digitalization, Technology

The NEMA 2020 Strategic Initiatives (SI) cover topics related to digitalization and the Internet of Things, market development, resilience, and workforce development.

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2020-06-30
Location: Newsletter
Description:

eiXtra | Charging Infrastructure for Battery-Electric Buses

Charging Infrastructure for Battery-Electric Buses

With the advancement of lithium-ion battery technology, major cities and states are implementing policies or regulations to shift transit from low emissions to zero emissions.
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ADVOCACY
Mexico Builds a New Standardization Law

In March 2020, the Mexican Senate received a proposal from the government of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador for a new law on standardization and metrology.
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BUSINESS ANALYTICS
Business Conditions Improve as Lockdowns Abate

Bearing in mind that the EBCI measures perceived changes relative to a prior time period, the current conditions component for June marked a vast improvement versus May, gaining 30 points to 62.5.
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NEMA Companies Support Transportation Innovations

NEMA companies are an integral part of the physical and technological infrastructure needed to support transportation innovations.
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CODES & STANDARDS
Public Chargers Will Alleviate EV Driver Anxieties

One of the most significant efforts to boost the electric vehicle industry is to overcome the natural anxiety EV drivers experience when they travel farther than their regular commute.
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STANDARDS SPOTLIGHT
Standard for PVC Fittings Covers Electrical Wire and Cable

Fittings for Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Plastic Utilities Duct for Underground Installation covers fittings for polyvinyl chloride plastic utility duct used for the underground installation of communication, and electrical wire and cable.


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2020-05-29
Location: Washington DC
Description:

As the world faces the COVID-19 pandemic, innovative minds are being harnessed around the globe to find the best mitigation strategies, the most effective therapies, and the earliest possible vaccine.
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FEATURE
Challenges and Opportunities in Electrified Transportation

The energy landscape is shifting with the rise of renewables and decentralized energy, shaping a new energy era that is changing the way we think about electrification.
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ADVOCACY
Squair Serves on DOT Lithium Battery Advisory Committee

Phil Squair, NEMA Vice President, Government Relations, is a member of the federal Lithium Battery Air Safety Advisory Committee.
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BUSINESS ANALYTICS
Current Conditions Component Suggests Nadir Has Passed

Still deep in contractionary territory, the current conditions component for May nevertheless pointed to the likelihood that the electroindustry bottomed out in April and began clawing back toward growth this month.
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NEWS
NEMA Establishes Automotive Component Council

In December, a NEMA Automotive Component Workshop convened Member companies that provide products and systems that make up the internal components of passenger vehicles, vans, commercial and industrial trucks, and buses.
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STANDARDS SPOTLIGHT
Revised Standard on Specifications for Portable Rechargeable Batteries Now Available

American National Standard for Portable Rechargeable Cells and Batteries—General and Specifications applies to portable rechargeable or secondary cells and batteries based on the following electrotechnical systems: nickel cadmium, nickel metal hydride, and lithium ion.
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2020-05-28
Location: Washington DC
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Managing the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) virus requires proper cleaning and disinfecting of equipment, so NEMA Members developed a specific guidance document to answer common questions for how to maintain cleanliness while preserving the functionality and integrity of electrical equipment.

Download NEMA GD 4-2020 COVID-19 Cleaning and Disinfecting Guidance for Electrical Equipment here for free. For more information on the resources we offer related to COVID-19, please visit our website.

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2020-05-21
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As we continue to learn more about the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) virus, NEMA has developed specific guidance on how to maintain cleanliness while preserving the functionality and integrity of electrical equipment.

Common disinfecting methods like fogging can damage electrical equipment and pose a safety hazard. To clean and disinfect electrical equipment, first, follow the manufacturer’s recommended cleaning methods. If you have a specific question, contact the electrical manufacturer for guidance.

Download the free NEMA GD 4-2020 COVID-19 Cleaning and Disinfecting Guidance for Electrical Equipment here, and check out our website for more resources and updates in response to COVID-19.

2020-03-30
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eiXtra is a free e-newsletter offering electroindustry professionals and  manufacturers the latest regulatory and standardization news.

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ESPG is the guide to electrical products and is read by buyers, specifiers, contractors, and distributors—your client base. Each year, ESPG lists all NEMA Standards and other publications, as well as sales contact information, by product type, for hundreds of electrical manufacturers.

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Can Connected Lighting Provide Grid Services and Effective Illumination?

Amg the many ways LED lighting is changing the definition of what lighting can do and be is by enabling the development of connected lighting systems (CLS).
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BUSINESS ANALYTICS
Nowhere to Go but Up? Future Component Points to Better Days

With lockdown policies fully in effect across most of the country, the current conditions component fell by more than 15 points to 15.8 in April.
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NEWS
E-labeling | Modern Solution to Display Product Information

Manufacturers face increasing challenges to ensure their products meet market-specific requirements for distribution. Basic electrical ratings are standard, but some products must also meet the marking and labeling requirements of installation codes, Federal regulations, and third-party safety Standards.
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Adapting to a Changing Lighting Landscape

Lighting industry disruption continues with light-emitting diode (LED) market penetration accelerating and domestic U.S. manufacturing base for lamps of all types shrinking. Reduced barriers to market entry and falling production costs allowed new manufacturers to join an industry that was once dominated by a few large companies.
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ELECTROINDUSTRY
Specifying Light Sources beyond Color Fidelity

For many decades, light sources have been specified by their correlated color temperature and general color rendering index. With the adoption of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) for general lighting purposes, these two specification items, alone, are insufficient to fully characterize the appearance of object colors in a lit environment.
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INTERNATIONAL
EU Green Deal Includes Climate Border Measure

The European Union (EU) adopted a Green Deal policy paper in December 2019 that commits the 27-nation bloc to use trade policy in promotion of carbon emission reductions. Overall, the EU aims to achieve full carbon neutrality by 2050 through a series of policy initiatives leading to the decoupling of economic growth from resource use, according to the document.
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NEWS
SME Resources

NEMA provides Members with resources and updates in response to COVID-19, including this report that summarizes provisions affecting small and medium-sized businesses and non-profit organizations.
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STANDARDS SPOTLIGHT
New Standard for Lighting Industry Specifies Electromagnetic Compatibility Testing and Measurement Techniques

American National Standard for Lighting Equipment—Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Testing and Measurement Techniques—Radiated, Radio-Frequency Electromagnetic Field Immunity Test (ANSI C82.77-3) is a new lighting industry Standard that adopts IEC 61000-4-3, ed3.2 (2010-04) as a nationally acknowledged international Standard with deviations.
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2020-03-24
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2020-03-03
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The Push for Clean Energy

Individuals, governments, and businesses are pushing to decarbonize society, and a core component of reducing carbon emissions is shifting to renewable energy for the generation of electricity.
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ADVOCACY
NEMA Promotes USMCA and
Key Tax Provision

NEMA supported passage of the trade agreement as well as legislation to accelerate the expensing of qualified improvement property.
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BUSINESS ANALYTICS
Confidence in Future Conditions Expands Despite Potential Market Disruptions

Current conditions retreated in February but did not fall back out of expansionary territory. The 9-point slide from last month's result left the February number at 50 points.
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Endnotes from the President | Kevin J. Cosgriff

Energy consumers collectively have more energy choices than ever before.
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INTERNATIONAL
CFE Shares Mexico Grid Project Plans

Mexico’s transition and transformation continues under President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, popularly known as AMLO, who took office in December 2018.
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NEWS
David Oldfather Selected as
IDEA President & CEO

The Industry Data Exchange Association, Inc. (IDEA) Board of Directors selected David R. Oldfather as the new IDEA President and Chief Executive Officer.
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STANDARDS SPOTLIGHT
Report Discusses the Value of Grid Modernization for Customers and Utilities

This report provides opportunities for utilities and their regulators who are contemplating grid modernization investments to learn from the experience of early adopters.
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INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
EPRI Electrification 2020

Join NEMA Industry Director Steve Griffith at the Electrification 2020 International Conference & Exposition, hosted by the Electric Power Research Institute on April 9, 2020 at 1:30 pm ET for a discussion on Resiliency in an Era of Increasing Electrification.
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2020-02-20
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Open Working Session

Material Regulation Harmonization and Material Data Collection for Sustainable Electronics

Wednesday, March 4 / 11:00 a.m. – noon EDT (U.S.)

iNEMI will hold an open discussion to identify key areas of concern and potential projects around two gaps identified in the iNEMI Sustainable Electronics Technical Plan: 

  • Lack of harmonization in global materials regulations impacting the electronics manufacturing supply chain
  • Inefficiency in material data collection and reporting 

These two gaps, and likely any projects to work on them, are intertwined, and a larger audience is needed to discuss these gaps.  Several activities/potential projects have been discussed, including: 

  • Review the existing and known future global materials regulations and de facto regulations and the reporting required by each, such as (but not limited to) REACH, EPEAT, “Conflict Minerals” and the various RoHS regulations around the world.  
  • Can best practices in reporting be collected or developed and then adopted by industry and/or regulators? 
  • How is data for external reporting best collected today, both internally by organizations and externally via online databases — e.g., European Chemicals Agency’s (ECHA’s) SCIP (substances of concern in products) database. 

The webinar will be led by Julio Vargas (IBM) and Kelly Scanlon (IPC) and is open to members and non-members. Advance registration is required (see link below).

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 

11:00 a.m. – noon EST (U.S.)

5:00-6:00 p.m. CET (Europe)

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2020-01-31
Location: Newsletter
Description:

Economic Gravity at Play in the Electric Power Industry

Today’s electric power industry is migrating through various elements of change. The integration of renewable power at a scale that competes with traditional generation is impressive.


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ADVOCACY
NEMA Regulatory Update and 2020 Outlook

The Administration continues to focus on improving regulatory proceedings, particularly in terms of transparency and fairness of analytical review.


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BUSINESS ANALYTICS
Electroindustry Confidence Steady as Both Current and Future Indexes Remain Expansionary

For the fifth consecutive month the current conditions component of the EBCI topped or equaled 50 points, which signaled conditions conducive to an expanding electroindustry.


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From the Chair | Raj Batra

The start of a new decade is a fitting time to consider how the dramatic shift in the energy market seen over the last 10 years is expected to evolve over the next 10 years.


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CODES & STANDARDS
Massachusetts on Track to Lead on NEC

It is the start of the 2020 National Electrical Code® (NEC) adoption season, and Massachusetts was on track to kick off with a January 1, 2020, adoption date.


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STANDARDS SPOTLIGHT
Standard Identifies Performance Requirements for Electrical Energy Storage Systems

NEMA ESS 1-2019 Protocol for Uniformly Measuring and Expressing the Performance of Electrical Energy Storage Systems identifies general information and technical specifications of an energy storage system (ESS).


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PODCAST
Strategies for Protecting Electrical Equipment

NEMA Industry Director Daniel Abbate provides information and easy-to-use checklists for evaluating devices in a real-world surge environment for electrical products, sensors, and systems containing electronic components.


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Need a Speaker?

Steve Griffith, Industry Director, NEMA Transportation Systems, can discuss transportation systems, cybersecurity, and emerging technologies. Contact book-a-speaker@nema.org or visit www.nema.org/book-a-speaker.


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2019-12-24
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Get Smart About a Better Building Occupant Experience

The relationship between commercial property developers and their tenants is evolving. Across the country, there is a growing trend toward building systems that create more value for real estate developers, building owners, property managers, and occupants alike.
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ADVOCACY
NEMA Section Covers Spectrum

Members of the Transportation Management Systems and Associated Control Devices Section braved Washington, D.C., traffic to visit the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), Capitol Hill, and three counterpart organizations recently.
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BUSINESS ANALYTICS
Confidence Holds Steady in Current Conditions Reading as Optimism for Future Builds

In the wake of the vast majority of panel members’ reporting unchanged conditions, the December current conditions component narrowed to 50 points after hitting 58.8 last month.
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Endnotes from the President | Kevin J. Cosgriff

The electricity sector may account for only 2 percent of U.S. GDP, but the other 98 percent of the economy depends on it virtually 100 percent of the time. Behind the electronics and electrical products that power modern life are essential—but largely out-of-sight—building infrastructure technologies. Said differently: “What’s behind your walls?”
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CODES & STANDARDS
Innovation Drive Proposed Changes to International Energy Conservation Code

Energy conservation, efficiency, and sustainability have become fundamental considerations in the building environment.
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ELECTROINDUSTRY
Structured Cabling for Data Communications

Whether you’re an engineer, installer, consultant, or network designer, you might have multiple questions regarding cabling infrastructure and management. For instance: “What type of cable should I be using?”
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NEMA Rated Enclosures

The new line of NEMA-rated enclosures from Transtector are engineered for use in a variety of applications ranging from housing Wireless/Wi-Fi to Security/Surveillance equipment. Currently over 100 options are available and ready for same-day shipping.
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INTERNATIONAL
Mexico and Brazil Considering Key Reforms

Mexico aims to reduce the time needed to develop new Standards, while Brazil hopes to reform and expand its regulatory reach and power.
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STANDARDS SPOTLIGHT
Standard for Portable Batteries Promotes Product Integrity

American National Standard for Portable Primary Cells and Batteries with Aqueous Electrolyte—Safety Standard specifies performance requirements for portable primary batteries with aqueous electrolyte and zinc anode (non-lithium) to ensure their safe operation under normal use and reasonably foreseeable misuse.
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2019-11-27
Location: Newsletter
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 GFCI Receptacles: Small Installation, Big Protection

It is important for all homeowners to understand that this type of electrical plug, or receptacle, is essential.
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ADVOCACY
NEMA Keeps Active on Capitol Hill

It was a consequential summer for NEMA and the electroindustry on Capitol Hill. NEMA has advanced legislative proposals on surface transportation, industrial efficiency, appropriations, carbon monoxide detection, and cyber modernization of the grid.
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BUSINESS ANALYTICS
Current Conditions Measure Improves as Future Reading Slips
in November

After two months of straddling the line between signaling growth or slowdown, the EBCI current conditions component moved firmly into growth territory with a nearly 9 point increase from last month’s score to 58.8.
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From the Chair | Raj Batra

Unless a washing machine is zapped or an overhead light fizzles out, most people don’t notice the electrical infrastructure at home or work that powers and enables their modern lives.
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STANDARDS SPOTLIGHT
New Standard Covers Electric Vehicle Charging Through Networks

EV Charging Network Interoperability Standard—A Contactless RFID Credential for Authentication (UR Interface) addresses the credentials part of a complex standardization system allowing electrical vehicle (EV) drivers to recharge their vehicle batteries across different EV charging networks.
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BOOK-A-SPEAKER
Need a Speaker?

NEMA Industry Director Utility Products and Systems Jonathan Stewart can discuss grid modernization, workforce development, Standards and conformity assessment. Contact book-a-speaker@nema.org or visit www.nema.org/book-a-speaker.
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2019-10-31
Location: Newsletter
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Practice Good Cyber Hygiene Habits

The Internet of Things is growing rapidly. By 2020 there will be nearly 30 billion IoT devices around the world. 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.
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ELECTROINDUSTRY
Muhammad Ali Earns Top SES Award

The Society for Standards Professionals presented its Emerging Professional Award to Muhammad Ali, AStd, Technical Program Manager for the NEMA Building Infrastructure Division.
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BUSINESS ANALYTICS
Future Conditions Component Moves into Expansionary Territory as Current Measure Holds Steady

The current conditions reading held steady at 50 this month, equaling September’s index value and once again teetering on the line indicating expansion.
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Endnotes from the President | Kevin J. Cosgriff

At NEMA, our primary function is to develop Standards that help manufacturers and their customers readily adopt technologies while assuring safety, efficiency, reliability,
and usability and anticipating future technology evolution.
 

ELECTROINDUSTRY
Medical Device Servicing Requires Oversight

Medical imaging devices allow healthcare providers to observe and analyze the anatomy and physiological functioning of patients without invasive surgery.
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INTERNATIONAL
Energy-Efficiency Regulations to Be Harmonized Under USMCA

As part of the new trade agreement between the United States, Mexico, and Canada, federal agencies will seek to harmonize their energy conservation Standards and test procedures for regulated products.
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PODCAST
Highlights from Cable Tray Installation Guidelines

NEMA Industry Director Daniel Abbate provides a brief overview of the NEMA publication Cable Tray Installation Guidelines VE-2. The main sections of this guide are highlighted and include storage, installation, maintenance,
and type descriptions for cable trays.
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STANDARDS SPOTLIGHT
New Lighting Standard Specifies Requirements for Communications Devices Supported by Digital Interface

ANSI C137.4-2019 American National Standard for Lighting Systems—Digital Interface with Auxiliary Power specifies the minimum requirements for devices such as drivers, controls, sensors, and communication devices that support a digital interface between devices.
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AM19 | NEMA ANNUAL MEETING
Securing Our Connected Future

November 6-7, 2019
Naples Grande Beach Resort
Naples, Florida
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2019-10-02
Location: Newsletter
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How Smart Technology Is Transforming the Industrial World

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.
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ADVOCACY
RoHS Exemptions: Buying Time for Innovation

Manufacturers compete. Manufacturers innovate. And, generally speaking, manufacturers are constrained in these efforts by Standards, rules, and regulations.
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BUSINESS ANALYTICS
Index Values Improve in September but Remain Weak

The current conditions component crept up to growth territory this month, bouncing back from August’s 41.2 to reach an index value of 50 in September.
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From the Chairman | Mark J. Gliebe

IIoT affects nearly every business—either by adding new functionality to products or by improving the processes for manufacturing and delivery. And in the IIoT era, the physical product isn’t the only deliverable for your business.
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ELECTROINDUSTRY
Griffith Appointed to IEC CMC

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.
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STANDARDS SPOTLIGHT
Standard for Magnet Wire Industry Tests “Softness of the Conductor”

Conductor Softness Testing Methods covers industrial products and systems industries that use magnet wire. It presents wire testing methodologies used by magnet wire manufacturers and users to characterize the “softness of the conductor” in order to predict how well the magnet wire will wind and be formed into its final, desired shape and position.
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PODCAST
Field Testing of High Voltage MOV Surge Arresters

Steve Brewer of the NEMA Surge Arresters Section discusses why testing surge arresters is essential for keeping the electrical grid operating efficiently.
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AM19 | NEMA ANNUAL MEETING
Securing Our Connected Future

November 6-7, 2019
Naples Grande Beach Resort
Naples, Florida
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BOOK-A-SPEAKER
Need a Speaker?

Kirk Anderson, NEMA Industry Director of Industrial Systems, can address motor energy efficiency. NEMA Field Representative Bryan Holland will participate in a panel discussion about 2020 NEC changes on October 7 in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Donald R. Leavens, NEMA Vice President and Chief Economist, can discuss forecasts and analyses of key macroeconomic variables. Jonathan Stewart, Industry Director, Utility Products and Systems, NEMA, can discuss grid modernization, workforce development, Standards and conformity assessment. Karen Willis, Industry Director, NEMA Lighting Systems Division, will participate in a panel discussion on the changes and challenges in the lighting industry on October 3 at the CEE 2019 Industry Partners Meeting in Fort Worth, Texas. Contact book-a-speaker@nema.org or visit www.nema.org/book-a-speaker.
 

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2019-09-23
Location: Newsletter
2019-08-01
Location: Newsletter
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Try the 3-30-300 Rule as a Workplace Strategy

 

For building systems, the rule — $3 for utilities, $30 for rent, and $300 for employee costs (salaries, benefits, etc.) — puts into perspective how an organization typically distributes its occupancy costs.
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ADVOCACY
NEMA Seeks Expanded Carbon Monoxide Protection in Oregon

Minimizing the risk of CO exposure in private and public areas is a priority for the NEMA Fire, Life Safety, Security, and Emergency Communication Section.
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BUSINESS ANALYTICS
Current Conditions Component Rebounds in July, Future Measure Still Underwater

As one commenter noted, with "no real explanation" readily available for the better than expected business conditions reported by the EBCI panel, the current conditions component leapt by more than 18 points from last month's level to move back into expansion territory at 52.8 points in July.
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From the Chairman | Mark J. Gliebe

Buildings are like small cities. They are the infrastructure of our economy and include multiple and varied subsystems that serve to support the people who live, work, and visit them.
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NEWS
Thermostats Know When and How to Keep You Comfortable

A thermostat that is smart and connected can monitor and learn from your daily routine and help reduce energy consumption.
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STANDARDS SPOTLIGHT
Wire and Cable Standard Covers Uninsulated Conductors Used in Electrical Applications

American National Standard for Uninsulated Conductors—Used in Electrical and Electronic Applications covers single-end (solid) and stranded, coated and uncoated copper, coated copper alloy, coated copper-clad steel, aluminum, and thermocouple extension uninsulated conductors used primarily in insulated wires for aerospace, electrical, electronic and other high-performance applications.
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The new IDEA Connector is coming soon!

Visit the IDEA web site to find out about all the new features that will be incorporated into the platform.
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BOOK-A-SPEAKER
Need a speaker?

Steve Griffith, Industry Director, NEMA Transportation Systems, can discuss transportation systems, cybersecurity, and emerging technologies. Patrick Hope, Executive Director of MITA, gave the keynote address, "Ensuring the Cybersecurity of Medical Imaging Equipment," at the Association for Medical Imaging Management Annual Meeting July 24 in Denver. NEMA Field Representative Bryan Holland delivered the keynote address at the International Association of Electrical Inspectors Suncoast Division Seminar on July 27 in Tampa. Contact book-a-speaker@nema.org or visit www.nema.org/book-a-speaker.
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2019-07-02
Location: Newsletter
Description:

A Lifesaving Application for Drones

One day soon, unmanned aircraft systems (UAS, commonly called drones) may be able to deliver pizzas and packages to our doorsteps. But some in the UAS industry are using UAS to deliver even more essential cargo—lifesaving medical devices.
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ADVOCACY
Infrastructure & Resilience

NEMA recently issued a White Paper titled, "Electrifying Our Future: Building America’s 21st Century Infrastructure," which lays out the industry's infrastructure recommendations.
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BUSINESS ANALYTICS
Current Conditions Component Pulls Back in June

The nearly 16 point drop from the prior month reflected a complex mix of responses ranging from concern over the negative effects of ongoing tariff-related actions, to the salutary impact of those same trade moves, to continued or even increased strength in the market.
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ENDNOTES FROM THE PRESIDENT |
NEMA Helps Drive Transportation Innovation

Advancements in electric vehicles are taking off. Manufacturers are producing vehicles in larger numbers, and the cost of their batteries is quickly going down. Meanwhile, population growth, traffic congestion, and the need for infrastructure fixes will motivate the manufacturing of smarter infrastructure systems and devices.
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ELECTROINDUSTRY
Case Study | Port of Long Beach at Epicenter of Seaport Electrification

The Port of Long Beach is the second-busiest container port in the United States and often at the epicenter of electrification discussions in the U.S.
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ELECTROINDUSTRY
The AMLO Approach to Infrastructure

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, known as AMLO, is moving ahead with a $6.5 billion, 900-mile railroad project in the Yucatan peninsula to link towns, cities, and tourist attractions.
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ELECTROINDUSTRY
Connected Transportation Sparks EV Adoption

On today's roads, good things are moving fast and multi-directionally. A spark anywhere triggers others in expected and unexpected places. Tesla ignited the current electric vehicle (EV) spark in 2008 with its Roadster, which in turn enabled subsequent models.
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STANDARDS SPOTLIGHT
Standard for Traffic Messaging Now Available

Hardware Standards for Dynamic Message Signs (DMS) with NTCIP Requirements provides the user with safe, dependable, functional, and easily maintained dynamic message sign equipment.
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NEMA President Kevin Cosgriff gave the keynote address recently at the Testing, Inspection, and Certification (TIC) General Assembly, “Climate Impact – Preparing for Change.” The summit was held in Brussels, Belgium, in June. The TIC Council brings together a total of about 90 member companies and organizations active in more than 160 countries, spanning every continent. The TIC industry represents one million employees across the world with annual sales of approximately $200 billion.                                             

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2019-06-04
Location: Newsletter
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Transforming Transportation

 

Four main technologies will drive the transportation transformation: ride-sharing, electrification, connected/autonomous vehicles, and drones.
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ADVOCACY
Outlook for the 116th Congress: Tax Extenders Are On Again, Off Again

A number of important tax credits of interest to NEMA Members expired at the end of 2017. Despite multiple attempts to move legislation extending these credits, Congress has not been able to get the job done.
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BUSINESS ANALYTICS
Tariffs Tarnish Future Conditions Component

The current conditions component edged lower for the third consecutive month in May, moving from a reading of 52.8 in April to 50.0 this month.
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From the Chairman | Mark J. Gliebe

From planes to trains to automobiles, everything about how we move from point A to point B is about to change. We are on the cusp of a revolution in transportation moving us toward a future that is increasingly connected, electrified, shared, and—soon—autonomous.
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NEWS
NEMA Forms New Connected Vehicle Infrastructure Committee

Recognizing the need to promulgate the widespread adoption of connected vehicles, the NEMA Transportation Management Systems Section has commissioned a Connected Vehicle Infrastructure Technical Committee.
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MITA's Carolyn Hull Named 2019 IEC Young Professional

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 role standards play internationally. Congratulations, Carolyn!

 

STANDARDS SPOTLIGHT
Transportation Standard Facilitates Safe Movement of Pedestrian and Vehicle Traffic

Traffic Controller Assemblies with NTCIP Requirements covers traffic signaling equipment used to facilitate and expedite the safe traffic movements of vehicles and pedestrians. It incorporates the "Flashing Yellow Arrow" feature, as well as associated configuration, pin assignment, and other related information.
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IDEA Connector is a Master Data Management (MDM) platform that allows manufacturers and distributors to securely share authorized, accurate and timely product and pricing information. You can save up to 80% in operations cost. Find out your savings at idea4industry.com.
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[LIVE] IoTNOW WEBINAR
Digital Twin | The Key Enabler for Industry 4.0 System

Join us June 18 at 1:00 pm EDT to learn how digital twin technology can help your company understand, calculate, and optimize the performance of your systems and products to achieve business goals.
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[LIVE] WEBINAR
Using the Blue Card Program for 3D Printing

On June 11 at 11:30 am EDT, UL is hosting a webinar for all NEMA Members focused on the UL Blue Card program. UL will share its latest research findings on the impact of 3D printing on safety-critical printed part properties and highlight an approach for acceptance of 3D printed materials and components in end products.
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BOOK-A-SPEAKER
Need a speaker?

Steve Griffith, Industry Director, NEMA Transportation Systems, can discuss transportation systems, cybersecurity, and emerging technologies. Donald R. Leavens, NEMA Vice President and Chief Economist, can discuss forecasts and analyses of key macroeconomic variables. NEMA Field Representative Bryan Holland will give the keynote address on June 18 at the NFPA Conference and Expo in San Antonio. Contact book-a-speaker@nema.org or visit www.nema.org/book-a-speaker.


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2019-03-01
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2018-12-17
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eiXtra | The Newsletter of Electrical Equipment and Medical Imaging Manufacturers

December 17, 2018 | Volume No. 24

Future of Connected
Transportation: Easy

Panelists representing the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Panasonic USA, and the Ford Motor Company, explained how real-time data can improve safety and mobility on the road.
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STANDARDS SPOTLIGHT
Standard for Roadway and Area Lighting Covers Luminaire Vibration Capacity

American National Standard for Roadway and Area Lighting Equipment—Luminaire Vibration includes updated technologies, test background clarification, and a revision of the Test Value Determination and Measurement clause.
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ADVOCACY
Transportation and Lighting Collaborate

A recent working lunch involving the Transportation Management Systems Section and the Lighting Systems Division paved the way for collaborative work projects.
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ELECTROINDUSTRY
Preparing the Electroindustry Workforce

NEMA launched its Workforce Development Program to address one of the most broadly faced threats to the electroindustry—the skills gap.
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Charley Denny Leaves
Technological Legacy

A Falk Award recipient and former member of the NEMA Board of Governors, Charley Denny leaves a legacy of technological and trade achievement, marketing and managerial excellence, and dedication to his family.
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BOOK-A-SPEAKER
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Joel Solis, conformity assessment manager at NEMA, can address energy efficiency and renewable energies. Lisa Spellman, AStd, DICOM general secretary, MITA, can explain Standards and conformity assessment. Steve Griffith, NEMA industry director, can explain IoT and cybersecurity activities. Contact book-a-speaker@nema.org or visit www.nema.org/book-a-speaker.
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The 2018 NEMA IoTNOW webinars are archived and available 24/7 for viewing at your convenience. Members can download and view all archived recordings free of charge. Non-members can purchase the recordings here.
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2018-12-11
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2018-01-18
Location: Herndon VA
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FROM MY DESK

Happy New Year! I am glad to say that we have engaged all roadmap teams now for the 2019 Roadmap cycle, with a productive TWG organizing meeting January 8. All teams on the call gave perspectives on their 2019 Roadmap plans, the work ahead to develop their roadmaps, and how best to engage with each other and in networks throughout the industry. As we ramp up our teams and work, I plan to ensure that the iNEMI roadmap process is an integrated and interconnected effort among the various technologies and teams.

Linda Wilson, iNEMI Roadmap Manager

PEGs & TWGs

Team Ramp-Up Underway

All Product Emulator Group (PEG) and Technology Working Group (TWG) teams now have materials for starting their 2019 Roadmap work with their teams. As part of the January 8 TWG organizing WebEx, we reviewed the tasks at hand and, prior to the call, sent pre-formatted chapter templates for the 2019 TWG chapters, previous 2017 TWG chapters in Word, plus the 2017 iNEMI Roadmap Executive Summary to the TWG chairs and co-chairs. PEG teams received their materials in October 2017. iNEMI is providing other aspects of team support, such as file share areas and marketing for team recruitment, especially for PEG and TWG chairs to lead these teams:

1. Consumer & Office Systems PEG (Chair & Co-Chair)
2. Portable & Wireless PEG (Chair & Co-Chair)
3. Automotive PEG (Chair & Co-chair)
4. IoT & Wearables PEG (Chair)
5. RF Components & Subsystems TWG (Chair & Co-Chair)

If you’re interested in getting involved in a PEG or TWG — either as a chair/co-chair or as a contributor — please contact me, Linda Wilson.

A New Topic for 2019 Roadmap – Smart Manufacturing

We are also continuing to develop a new roadmap topic area—smart manufacturing. We are meeting with industry experts interested in leading a team and working with other iNEMI roadmap teams to best scope the topics to be addressed in the 2019 Roadmap. Aspects of “smart” manufacturing include, for example, IoT, data management, and digital plant lifecycle management (DPLM), as well as concepts of Industry 4.0 and smart factories.

Our task will be to identify the missing attributes for smart manufacturing for a variety of items not covered by existing roadmap teams to minimize overlaps yet satisfy gaps in content with other PEGs or TWGs. Whether we form a new PEG or a new TWG, or combine the topic of smart manufacturing with an existing team will be decided soon.

Coming Soon: Prismark Industry Analysis Report

The industry analysis report provided through Prismark Partners will be released as an early draft in February. This report will provide background information for the final PEG emulator spreadsheet updates and the resulting work by the TWGs. The PEG teams have reviewed their key attributes for this cycle and, to date, no major changes have been suggested for the emulator spreadsheet. We will continue to update as we receive new insight from this industry analysis.

Be a Part of the Effort

Interested in being a roadmap PEG or TWG team member (or chair)? You do not need to be an iNEMI member to participate in the roadmap. Participation is open to all subject matter experts that have the expertise and are willing to commit a couple of hours a month to develop content with other team members, attend our roadmap webinars, and volunteer to write or review the team reports.

The 2019 Roadmap is currently organized into 28 groups, representing the individual roadmap chapters: seven PEGs, which cover product sectors, and 21 TWGs, which cover technology and business/infrastructure areas. See a list of current PEGs and TWGs, as well as the roles and requirements for roadmap team participants.

Upcoming Events

Join Us — PEG Workshop/TWG Kick-Off at APEX (February 25 & 26; San Diego, California)

We will kick off TWG activities with a meeting held in conjunction with APEX EXPO 2018 on Sunday, February 25 (1:30-5:00 p.m. PST) and Monday, February 26 (8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. PST). Meetings will be held in room 5B of the San Diego Convention Center.

This meeting formally starts the work of TWG chapter planning. Day 1 will include a set of PEG presentations to provide information about existing and new product sector needs over the next 10 years. Day 2 will focus on TWG activities and include working break-out sessions. See agenda.

All PEG and TWG team members are strongly encouraged to attend and represent their teams. If a chair or co-chair cannot attend in person, please plan to send a delegate on your team’s behalf, or to call in through WebEx. Presentation templates, additional meeting details and materials to be reviewed in advance will be distributed soon. Registration is now open for this event.

WebEx access will be provided for those unable to attend in person. Please contact Linda Wilson for details.

Mark Your Calendar

TWG Kick-Off & PEG Workshop at APEX (February 25 & 26; San Diego, California)

Roadmap workshop/US at ECTC (May 28; San Diego, California)

Roadmap workshop/Europe (June 7; webinar)

Roadmap workshop/Asia (June 13; webinar)

See full calendar

Recent Articles

iNEMI Roadmap: The Diversity of High-End Systems, Dale Becker (IBM), Chair of the 2017 High-End Systems PEG, PCD&F/CA magazines, January 2018.

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2017-10-17
Location: Herndon, VA
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Welcome to the 2019 Roadmap Cycle

Welcome to the first newsletter of the 2019 iNEMI Roadmap cycle. This and subsequent monthly newsletters will be dedicated to keeping you informed about the progress of the 2019 iNEMI Roadmap. Please pass this newsletter on to anyone within your technical network who might be interested in participating.

As a reminder, and to inform new recipients, my name is Chuck Richardson, iNEMI’s Director of Roadmapping. I have been responsible for staff support of the roadmap effort for the past eight cycles. I am formally retiring from the roadmap staff responsibility this cycle as I support and help transfer roadmap staff support duties to my highly qualified and experienced replacement, Linda Wilson.

Linda_Wilson.jpgMany of you may have crossed paths or worked with Linda during her 20+ years of facilitating the ITRS (International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors). Additionally, Linda successfully led an initiative to produce the CIGS (copper indium gallium di-selenide) Photovoltaic Roadmap, working with the Photovoltaic Manufacturing Consortium (PVMC) and industry leaders. She most recently served as the program manager and team facilitator for a new roadmap initiative with BioPhorum Operations Group, a bio-pharmaceutical consortium, and serves as roadmap consultant for the IEEE roadmap initiatives for the International Roadmap for Devices and Systems (IRDS), and the 5G and Beyond roadmap efforts. We welcome Linda’s leadership in this area as we begin ramping up for the 2019 roadmap cycle.

PEG & TWG Chapters

The roadmap is developed by volunteers from the industry (iNEMI members and non-members) who form groups to develop chapters for seven Product Emulator Groups (PEGs), which cover product sectors, and 21 Technology Working Groups (TWGs), which cover technology and business/infrastructure areas.

We are starting with the same PEG and TWG chapters as last cycle, but that is subject to change, depending on the results from the Technical Committee (TC) review and staffing issues of volunteers.

2019 iNEMI Roadmap Product Emulator Groups (PEGs)

1. Aerospace & Defense
2. Automotive
3. Consumer & Office Systems
4. High-End Systems
5. Internet of Things (IoT) / Wearables
6. Medical
7. Portable & Wireless

The PEGs define OEM requirements for their respective product sectors, anticipating product technology and business-related needs over a 10-year horizon. These needs are presented in each PEG chapter, using key attribute spreadsheets and text according to templates that are furnished by the iNEMI Technical Committee (TC). Each PEG has a Chair or Co-chairs and as many group members as needed for a broad-based view of that emulator’s scope (usually 2-5 individuals). PEG Chairs are expected to attend two to three meetings during the 2017/2018 calendar years, but most of each group’s work is done virtually, by telephone and over the web.

The TWGs use the OEM requirements detailed in the seven PEG chapters (as applicable) to prepare each of their roadmap chapters, detailing where their respective technology stands today — and is expected to progress over the next 10 years — with respect to the stated needs. Other than the TWG Chairs, who are expected to attend a maximum of three meetings, no travel is required to participate in a TWG, and this activity requires only as many hours as you want to dedicate to it, depending upon how involved you wish to be.

Preliminary 2019 iNEMI Roadmap Technology Working Groups (TWGs)

1. Board Assembly
2. Ceramic Substrates & Photovoltaic Technology
3. Electronic Connectors
4. Energy Storage
5. Final Assembly
6. Flexible Hybrid Electronics
7. Information Management
8. Interconnect PCB – Organic
9. Mass Data Storage
10. MEMS/Sensors
11. Modeling, Simulation & Design Tools
12. Optoelectronics
13. Packaging & Component Substrates
14. Passive Components
15. Power Conversion Electronics
16. RF Components & Subsystems
17. Semiconductor Technology
18. Solid State Illumination
19. Sustainable Electronics
20. Test, Inspection & Measurement
21. Thermal Management


Recent Activity

2017 iNEMI Technical Plan and Research Priorities Scheduled for Publication

We are completing the 2017 Roadmap cycle with the publication of the 2017 iNEMI Technical Plan (now available to members online) and the Research Priorities document (scheduled for release in late October/early November). These documents capture the gaps identified in the roadmap and — after analyzing the nature of the gaps and categorizing them as tactical and/or strategic — the iNEMI staff, TIGs (Technology Integration Groups) and TC members put together a five-year plan for internal iNEMI projects to address the top tactical gaps.

The iNEMI Research Committee (a subcommittee of the Technical Committee) uses the strategic gaps defined in the roadmap and the iNEMI Technical Plan (as well as information from various iNEMI sponsored workshops) to develop the iNEMI Research Priorities, a document that is provided to industry, government and academia to help focus research resources on the identified gaps.

Work Started on the 2019 Roadmap

Work has begun on the 2019 Roadmap. We have developed a schedule for TC approval, started arranging the PEG kick-off meetings, and are recruiting PEG and TWG leaders as needed. The preliminary schedule for this roadmap cycle is provided at the end of the newsletter for your information and easy printing. In response to the debriefing sessions following the last cycle, we kept the schedule close to the 2017 version to reduce the impact of vacations on the TWGs’ schedules for completion. You will notice that we have minimized travel by using WebEx for most meetings and scheduled any face-to-face meetings in conjunction with other popular industry venues and meetings that may allow participants to justify their travel plans around both.

Roadmap Leadership

We have begun actively recruiting PEG and TWG Chairs, so please contact Chuck Richardson or Linda Wilson if you are interested in leading one of the listed PEGs or TWGs. We will continually list each of the most critical openings in subsequent newsletters but all of the chapters would be grateful for added leadership help. Newly confirmed leadership for the 2019 iNEMI Roadmap will also be listed in future newsletters.

We are requesting applicants for the following chapters that currently new leadership:

1. Consumer/Office PEG (Chair & Co-chair)
2. Portable/Wireless PEG (Chair & Co-chair)
3. Automotive PEG (Chair & Co-chair)
3. RF Components & Subsystems TWG (Chair & Co-chair)

Roadmap Coordination Meetings

During the past year, Chuck was involved in a series of iNEMI/IRDS/HIR (International Roadmap for Devices & Systems; Heterogeneous Integration Roadmap) collaboration meetings. Discussions at these meetings focused on alignment of the three roadmaps for the 2018/2019 cycle. Bill Bottoms and William Chen have agreed to chair the iNEMI Packaging and Components Substrates TWG as well as the HIR for this cycle. Paolo Gargini (IRDS) has agreed to chair the Semiconductor Chapter this cycle as well.

Upcoming Events

Emulator Working Meeting (October 17, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. CDT, WebEx)

Several PEG and TWG Chairs suggested we hold a working meeting to begin updating emulator spreadsheets leading into the 2019 iNEMI Roadmap emulator kick-off with the Technical Committee on October 19. We have, therefore, planned an online working session to give PEG and TWG Chairs a chance to discuss emulator spreadsheet updates. This work will be especially important to the new TWGs as they require related key attributes from each of the PEGs for this cycle. This meeting is also important for letting PEGs know what key attributes are needed for them to address in their chapters, so please let others in your chapter groups know of the invitation. All TWG and PEG Chairs should have received a formal invitation and a revised key attributes spreadsheet. If you are a Chair and did not receive this information, please contact Chuck Richardson or Linda Wilson. Suggested changes can be emailed ahead of the meeting date, especially if you are unable to attend the meeting.

PEG Kick-Off (October 19, 10:00 a.m. — 12:15 p.m. CDT, WebEx)

The Product Emulator Group kick-off meeting with the iNEMI Technical Committee is scheduled for this week. The main item of business at the meeting will be to review the status of the PEG input for the 2019 Roadmap cycle. The format is to have a 15-minute presentation by each PEG Chair including questions and comments from the TC. The assigned TC discussion leader should review his/her respective PEG’s material and presentation prior to the meeting. We have provided presentation templates for use by the PEG Chairs and TC members so that the presentations can be consistent. See agenda.

Get Involved

If you have been thinking about serving the industry as a roadmap PEG or TWG Chair, please contact Chuck Richardson or Linda Wilson and we will work with you to decide if this is the cycle to get involved. iNEMI membership is not required to participate in roadmap development. In fact, the more diversified the representatives working on the roadmap, the broader the reach and the more valuable to the industry. With the wide range of technology categories, it should be easy to find one that stirs your interest and calls you to participate.

The iNEMI Roadmap has become recognized as an important tool for defining the “state of the art” in the electronics industry as well as identifying emerging and disruptive technologies. It also includes keys to developing future iNEMI projects and setting industry R&D priorities over the next 10 years.

With the “globalization” of the iNEMI Roadmap, each “edition” of the roadmap should become even more important as a tool for identifying technology gaps and possible solutions for an increasingly global industry. One important perk of serving as a Chair is a free copy of the entire 2019 iNEMI Roadmap. If you would like to be involved with the 2019 Roadmap team, or be added to the mailing list of this monthly newsletter, please contact Chuck Richardson or Linda Wilson.

2019 Proposed Preliminary Roadmap Schedule

2017

Q3 2017

Recruit product sector champions and teams, and refine data charts
Begin publication of 2019 Roadmap Newsletter
Distribute 2017 PEG chapters

4Q 2017

Product sector champions develop emulators

Sept 18

Roadmap Highlights Presentation, SMTA International

Oct 12

Teleconference with PEG Chairs

Oct 17

TWG/PEG Chairs meet to via WebEx to discuss key attributes

Oct 19

Roadmap PEG kick-off with PEG/TC WebEx

2018

Jan 3

Email Word version of 2017 TWG chapters and Executive Summary to each TWG Chair

Jan 8

Organizing teleconference with TWG Chairs (offer TWG meeting rooms at TWG kick-off)

Feb
14-15

PEG workshop/TWG kick-off (Location TBD)
• Product sector tables completed – draft PEG chapters
• Cross-cut issues are initially addressed

April
TBD

TC/PEG chapter review meeting (WebEx)

May 22

Telecon with TWG Chairs

May 28

Open Roadmap Workshop in US (ECTC)

June
7 & 13

Open Roadmap Workshops/Webinars in Europe and Asia

July 20

TWG drafts due for TC review

Aug 23

TC face-to-face review with TWG Chairs at TBD

Sept 24

Final roadmap chapters due

 

Oct
TBD

iNEMI Council of Members review of key issues and preliminary 2019 Roadmap highlights (at SMTAI)

Octxxxx

Edit, prepare Appendices A-D, Executive Summary

Nov

Go to press

Dec

Ship to members

2019

1Q 2019

Roadmap goes on sale to industry

 

Schedule industry webinars

 

 

 

2017-10-02
Description:

NEMA, The National Electrical Manufacturers Association, recently developed a website (IoT Handbook) to help with the understanding of the Internet of Things (IoT) as it applies to various industries.

It has industry segments for Industrial, Commercial, Residential and Medical Imaging.

Each segment includes applicable information on,

  • IoT Elements
  • Communication Technologies
  • Attributes
  • System Protocols
  • Applications
  • Target Markets
  • Relevant Standards

A valuable aspect of the website is that it better allows the opportunity to learn, compare and contrast how the IoT is an important topic for multiple industry segments (beyond high tech).

It was originally set up for access by NEMA members only, but very recently has transitioned to a public website.

If interested, please take a look: http://www.iothandbook.org/ .

Thanks to Tom Burke, UL for submitting this notice to the PSMA Safety and Compliance Committee, sponsor of the PSMA Safety and Compliance Data Base

 

 

2017-05-03
Description:

8 Putting Safety First: A Moral Imperative

Jonathan Stewart, Manager, Government Relations, NEMA

Mark Kohorst, Senior Manager, Environment, Health & Safety, NEMA

11 Running through Emergency Lighting

Tony Campbell, Director, Brand Management, Dual-Lite and Compass, Hubbell Lighting Brands

12 Three Legs of Safety

Rob Neale, Vice President, National Fire Service Activities, International Code Council

14 CO Detection: Past, Present, and Future

Wendy Gifford, Consultant, Codes, Standards, Legislative and Regulatory Affairs, Nest Labs, Inc.

John Steele, Director of State Government Affairs, Tyco International (U.S.) Inc.

16 Life Safety Relies on Code Adoption

Richard Roberts, Industry Affairs Manager, Honeywell Security and Fire

18 Lamp Recycling Heads in New Direction

Mark Kohorst, Senior Manager, Environment, Health & Safety, NEMA

www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/NEMA/g75897_nema_may2017/

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Get Out the Vote!
Check out NEMA's 2016 Election Kit for information on candidates, key electroindustry issues, and voter registration links. [ read more ]

NEMA Revises the Premiere Guide to Motors and Generators
NEMA MG 1-2016 Motors and Generators contains practical information concerning performance, efficiency, safety, testing, construction, and the manufacture of ac and dc motors and generators.
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Bulletproofing the Grid
Recent events and developing threats remind us that as essential as the grid is to national and economic security—and our very way of life—it is and always has been vulnerable. [ read more ]

Driven by Uncertain Monetary Policy and Political Climate, Current Conditions Index Drops below 50
That NEMA’s Electroindustry Business Conditions Index (EBCI) scoring has dropped below 50 suggests that current conditions are no longer conducive for expansion in the electrical manufacturing sector. [ read more ]

NEMAcast, the podcast of the electroindustry.


Microgrids and the Future of the Electrical System Steve Griffith explains how microgrids are being used today, how that will change in the coming years, and what the implications are for future of the distribution grid.

If you have any questions or suggestions related to eiXtra, contact NEMA Communications at communications@nema.org.

 

Application: LEDs/Lighting
ANSI C137:2020 - Start year: : 2020
Description:

NEMA’s Lighting Systems Division sponsors the work of C137, the Lighting Systems Committee, which develops Standards and specifications for indoor and outdoor lighting systems installed in an application with consideration of human health and comfort, personal security, the physical environment, energy consumption and daylight integration.

Notes:

NEMA’s Lighting Systems Division sponsors the work of C137, the Lighting Systems Committee, which develops Standards and specifications for indoor and outdoor lighting systems installed in an application with consideration of human health and comfort, personal security, the physical environment, energy consumption and daylight integration. Such a system includes components (e.g., luminaires, sensors/controllers, and windows or skylights) and associated software designed to minimize energy use while maintaining lighting quality, and that may be interconnected to provide control, monitoring functions, and interface with related systems.

Historically, appliance Standards for lighting have been set for lighting system components such as lamps, caps/holders, control gear (ballasts) and luminaires. The NEMA Lighting Systems Division has been focused on maximizing energy savings by shifting the regulatory focus from appliance Standards to lighting systems Standards as incorporated into building energy code documents such as ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2010. The ultimate goal is to gain true energy savings from lighting while providing the quality of light needed for individual applications. If complete lighting systems are the new focus of the future, the challenge for the lighting and regulatory and Standards communities is to clearly define what is meant by a “systems approach” and to ensure that the approach is optimized for efficiency and ease of use, while ensuring that lighting quality and Standards for visibility are preserved. Such an approach must also be enforceable and nimble enough to allow newer technologies to be selected and installed.

While building codes, such as ASHRAE/IES 90.1-2010 are important, they do not address issues of compatibility, interchangeability, security of lighting systems, or measurement of energy performance of the lighting system. This ASC will address these issues via a consensus-based Standards development process which includes input from a variety of stakeholders (utilities, testing laboratories, government regulators and manufacturers). The committee will follow ANSI-accredited procedures for the development of its Standards and liaise with other groups as appropriate.

Membership:

Being a part of the Standards development process provides early access to information, provides an opportunity to influence technical content, as well as develop new markets for products, services and technologies. If you are not at the table, your competitors are likely setting the Standards.

If you are interested in joining C137, please complete the membership application and send it to Karen Willis (Karen.Willis@nema.org). If you are currently a member of C137, please visit the NEMA Standards portal page to access the committee documents, calendar and roster.

For more information about ANSI C137, please contact Karen Willis

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