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Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratories – MCAA Survey

As part of their mandate to help the automation profession and in particular their members, the Measurement, Control & Automation Association (MCAA) (www.measure.org) is conducting a pair of surveys to gain a better understanding of the industry’s need or desire for reciprocity among and across the various certification agencies for...

Beware! How to tell if your cable is counterfeit---and it very well might be.

At the CSIA event a couple of weeks ago, one of the folks from Anixter and I were chatting over refreshments and we were discussing the rampant counterfeiting of industrial products including everything from junction boxes and relays to cable to control valve trim and even to complete control...

Standards Issues

The late morning session was opened by Rockwell's CTO, Sujeet Chand TCO and four big guns from the World of Standards. Joe Bhatia, president of ANSI, Frank Kitzantides, VP of IEC, James Lovegrove, managing director of the American Electronics Association, Europe, and Keith Williams, president and CEO of Underwriters Laboratories, presented...