Tag Archives: NEMA

Manufacturing Defense

NEMA testifies to Congress subcommittee about electroindustry concerns National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) Vice President of Government Relations Kyle Pitsor testified in front of the Energy Subcommittee of the U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee Wednesday at a hearing on improving the cyber and physical security of the electric grid. Pitsor contended that while NEMA is […]

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NEMA’s Notebook

Association publishes 2018 standards catalog The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) published its 2018 edition of the reliable Electrical Standards & Products Guide March 1. The standards guide is commonplace in facilities across the United States, from plants to motor shops.  comprehensive listing of NEMA electrical standards and technical documents. ‘The Guide’ covers 56 product categories such as […]

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Hello, Old Friend

U.S. and EU collaborate for new standards In an EA interview with motor efficiency expert Ben Ehmcke back in August, some of the things brought to light were the disparity between motor design efficiency in Europe and here in the United States. Ehmcke divulged what many in his circle already knew—that the U.S. has lagged […]

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NEMAssistance

NEMA revises Motors & Generators guide The National Electrical Manufacturers’ Association revised one of its longest-running and most relied-upon texts, with a new version of the Premiere Guide to Motors and Generators being officially released this week, NEMA MG 1-2016. Updates to the guide address inverter-fed polyphase motors, temperature rise testing, and tolerances, as well […]

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Discussing Redesign Options for Electric Motors

Can shape optimization improve electric motor function? Let’s check back in on shape optimization. The redesign technique seems to resurface every so often, offering valuable options for smoother operating, more efficient motors. Although it has multiple variables and is constantly being adjusted depending on the given application, shape optimization is founded on the principles of […]

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Members of Congress visit NEMA plants

Von Roll, Siemens, GE, others give tours to elected officials Several members of NEMA (National Electrical Manufacturers Association) have recently seen elected officials pay visits to their facilities. Jonathan Roberts, COO of Von Roll USA, Inc. told EA about having a member of Congress visit his company’s Schenectady, NY location, saying “Congressman Tonko visited our […]

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The electrical industry in the economic recovery

By Kevin Jones, EA Senior Editor An evaluation of the health of the U.S. electrical manufacturing industry was provided by Timothy Gill, deputy chief economist at the National Electrical Manufacturers Association, during the recent Coil Winding, Insulation, and Electrical Manufacturing Exhibition and Conference in Rosemont, Ill. Gill said he expects economic growth to be “solid” […]

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NEMA offering motor efficiency regulation webinars

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) Motor & Generator Section will host a series of webinars in April related to the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) motor regulation, which takes effect on June 1, 2016. The DOE recently amended Section 431 of the federal energy code covering the efficiency of electric motors. The NEMA Motor […]

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Business conditions index for electroindustry grows slightly

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association’s Electroindustry Business Conditions Index (EBCI) for current conditions in North America was largely steady in February, inching upward to 57.9 from 57.5 in January. In contrast, the survey’s measure of the mean degree of change in current North American conditions softened in February, retreating to +0.2 from +0.4 a month […]

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NEMA’s Distribution Automation Section to release first white paper

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), on behalf of its Distribution Automation (DA) Section, is scheduled to release its first white paper focusing on the importance of incorporating distribution automation into the grid, its cost justifications, and a recommended call to action so the benefits of DA equipment and systems can be fully utilized. According […]

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