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October 2, 2019 | Volume No. 9 Subscribe
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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RoHS Exemptions: Buying Time for Innovation
Manufacturers compete. Manufacturers innovate. And, generally speaking, manufacturers are constrained in these efforts by Standards, rules, and regulations.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Upcoming Events
Securing Our Connected Future
November 6-7, 2019
Naples Grande Beach Resort
Naples, Florida

Securing Our Connected Future
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 or visit

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