A greater awareness, understanding, and adoption of safety system standards along with increasing demands from manufacturing expansion into China and India are fueling healthy growth in safety systems.
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) recently published its VE 2-2006, Cable Tray Installation Guidelines, 3rd Edition, a practical guide for proper installation of cable-tray systems. The guide addresses shipping, handling, storing, and installing cable-tray systems, and includes information on maintenance and system modification.
Some dangerous chemicals could be banned from the European market and about 30,000 substances used in everyday products ranging from detergents to toys will have to be registered in a central European Union database under a law approved December 13, 2006, by the European Parliament.
The ZigBee Alliance, a global interest group of companies creating wireless solutions for use in residential, commercial and industrial applications, announced the first group of ZigBee Certified Products, marking what it calls a major milestone in the alliances journey toward creating an open, global, wireless sensor and control networking solution.
Honeywell Industrial Measurement & Controls general manager, Revathi Advaithi, and its business director, Dave Kaufman, discussed results of a customer input study aimed at helping instrumentation manufacturers address the needs of customers for wireless technology.
To control its new collider and give physicists remote access to its data, Europes laboratory for high-energy particle physics (CERN) in Geneva, Switzerland, will include commercial, off-the-shelf (COTS) controls and networking in its Large Hadron Collider (LHC).
Wireless Systems for Automation, ISAs SP100 standards committee, has announced the approval of a motion to merge two working groups. ISA SP100.11, covering industrial process measurement and control, and ISA SP100.14, which focuses on optimized solutions for industrial monitoring, will be combined into ISA SP100.11a, a new working group.
Emerson Process Management has announced that it is using Dust Networks Time Synchronized Mesh Protocol (TSMP) as the communications technology for its new in-plant Smart Wireless field networks and solutions.