- November 04, 2020
Council to hold its first workshop to discuss better harmonization efforts.
Nov. 4, 2020 - The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) announced the creation of its new Industrial Control Panel Council to promote the proper installation of industrial control panels, provide guidance and recommendations on installation practices for various jurisdictions, advocate for Standards and best practice documents for the industry, and develop educational materials.
“Industrial control panel manufacturers design custom products for thousands of applications," said NEMA Industry Director Kirk Anderson. "Despite being essential products, electrical codes and Standards often have different requirements. These differences create challenges for manufacturers and purchasers of equipment, resulting in added costs, increased inspections and delays. Our goal with the Council is to help manufacturers and their suppliers drive additional harmonization and reduce design challenges for the Industrial Sector."
On Nov. 12, from 1-3 p.m. EST, the Council is holding a virtual workshop to discuss what can be done to reduce differences between Underwriter Laboratories, CSA Group, and national, state, and local electrical code requirements. To attend the upcoming workshop, please register here.
Participation in the NEMA Industrial Control Panel Council is open to all interested organizations that either manufacture Industrial Control Panels built in North America and sold into the U.S. or those that sell components for use in Industrial Control Panels.
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) represents nearly 325 electrical equipment and medical imaging manufacturers that make safe, reliable, and efficient products and systems. Our combined industries account for 370,000 American jobs in more than 6,100 facilities covering every state. These industries produce $124 billion in shipments and $42 billion in exports of electrical equipment and medical imaging technologies per year.Read more
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