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Eaton Develops Online Circuit Breaker Authentication Tool to Fight Counterfeiting 
Eaton has collaborated with the electrical industry and governments worldwide to prevent the flow of counterfeit products at borders and halt production at its source. Its global task force has dedicated itself to the anti-counterfeiting mission, developing programs and methods to help thwart counterfeiting through education and training of customs groups, law enforcement, distributors, and customers. Eaton's online Circuit Breaker Authentication (CBA) tool is intended to provide customers with the ability to authenticate Eaton molded case circuit breakers through 400A....


Remanufacturing and the United Nations

Did you know the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) includes a body of independent experts and scientists known as the International Resource Panel (IRP)? The IRP investigates the world's most critical resource issues with a mission to develop practical recommendations for government policymakers, industry and society. This authoritative scientific forum for scientists and experts, launched in 2007, works in the area of natural resource management and includes a long-time friend and affiliate member of PEARL, Dr. Nabil Nasr, Director of Golisano Institute for Sustainability at Rochester Institute of Technology. READ MORE 

NEMA Reaffirms NEMA ICS 20-2009 Informational Guide to Electrical Industrial Topics

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) reaffirmed NEMA ICS 20-2009 Informational Guide to Electrical Industrial Topics. This guide is an informational and comparison document regarding various industrial equipment topics frequently encountered. READ MORE


NEMA Reaffirms NEMA CS 3.1-2009 Guide for the Application, Handling, Storage, Installation, and Maintenance of Medium-Voltage AC Contactors, Controllers, and Control Centers

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) reaffirmed NEMA CS 3.1-2009 Guide for the Application, Handling, Storage, Installation, and Maintenance of Medium-Voltage AC Contactors, Controllers, and Control Centers. This guide applies to AC medium voltage contactors and Class E controllers rated 1,501-15,000 volts, installed in accordance with the National Electrical Code (NEC), NFPA 70 and the manufacturer's instructions. READ MORE

Copper, Aluminum Prices Follow Gold's Wake to Hit Multiyear Lows

Prices of major traded-metals tumbled to multi-year lows Friday as weak Chinese manufacturing data added to the brew of excess supply and a strong dollar that has put pressure on several commodities this week. READ MORE


National Field Services Expands into Central Texas and Texas Gulf Coast Regions
National Field Services, a NETA-accredited electrical equipment testing and maintenance company, announced today its expansion to serve customers in the Gulf Coast region of Texas and the Central Texas (Austin and San Antonio-area) markets. READ MORE

PEARL Takes Aim at its Future 
On June 13, 2015, the PEARL Board of Directors convened in Chicago to examine its past, present, and future. In evaluating its past and present, much has been accomplished in the development of reconditioning standards, its technician certification program, inspect and test standards, and a variety of other activities and services such as its Electrical Safety, Reliability and Sustainability Conference & Exhibition. Current efforts are focused on an expansion of the certification program and gaining ANSI approval for its reconditioning standards. READ MORE

Electrical Apparatus Magazine Covers the 2015 PEARL Conference
This year at the PEARL conference in Cleveland, OH, industry magazine Electrical Apparatus covered and reported out on the happenings and events that occurred. You may find this article in their June edition, or click here to read the full article.

Save the Date!
Planning for the 2016 PEARL Annual Conference is underway! Save the date for April 15-17, 2016, as we head to Austin, Texas for another great year of education, networking, and fun. Sponsorship, registration, and hotel reservation details are forthcoming. We will be staying with the Radisson Hotel & Suites Austin Downtown, conveniently located just blocks from Austin's 6th Street Mall. You won't want to miss this conference!

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July 2015, Vol. 75


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