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Laboratory Equipment Standards

Laboratory Equipment Standards cover the procedures, applicability, settings, data analysis, and other considerations revolving around laboratory equipment. Meta analysis such as comparing different equipment and procedures, quality management is also included. A focus on biological testing covers a range of medical testing and research.

Nanotechnology Standards

Nanotechnology standards focus primarily on the characteristics and measurements of nanomaterials and nanostructures. Starting with unifying vocabulary and moving on to more specific considerations such as single- and multi-wall carbon nanotubes, exposure testing, risk management, and workforce training.

Additive Manufacturing

Additive manufacturing standards provide a baseline from which development can progress while remaining interoperable and allowing for improved utility across implementations. Including standards from both ISO and ASTM, two international standards developers, this collection of standards starts with standardized terminology and continues on to principles, data processing, and testing, finishing with a series on metals used with powder bed fusion.

Particle Testing Standards

Particle Testing Standards are employed by a wide range of industries, for many applications, and in reference to a great variety of materials. Many materials are powders or composed of individual particles and testing them for composition, quality, and other characteristics is key to their reliable use. Testing particles also allows an examiner to see the composition and quality of a larger object, sometimes without damaging the object itself.

Material Testing Standards

Material Testing Standards provide a unified reference for test methods, equipment, and industry-specific usage scenarios and specifications for a wide array of materials and test environments. Ranging from medical devices that are implanted within a patient's body, to key mechanical components relied upon by planes and automobiles, these standards provide vital information and instructions on how to attain it for many different industries.

Industrial Automation Standards

Industrial automation standards are to industrial automation what industrial automation is to everything else – they make it all work smoothly and efficiently. With standards developed by ISO, IEC, and ISA, the sum total of standardization efforts in the field is immense. Providing specifications for everything from the foundational network communications profiles all the way through to the tools physically interacting with the products, standards guide the industry, promoting interoperability between vendors and devices, in turn contributing to reliability and efficiency, effectively bringing down costs.

Preventive Maintenance Standards

Preventive Maintenance is the planned maintenance of plant infrastructure and equipment with the goal of improving equipment life by preventing excess depreciation and impairment. This maintenance includes, but is not limited to, adjustments, cleaning, lubrication, repairs, and replacements. Due to the varying nature of each plant, it is extremely difficult to establish a successful preventive maintenance program without the proper guidelines and instructions.

Conveyors and Continuous Material Handling Standards

Conveyors and continuous material handling systems are a key part of the automation that builds the foundation of any large scale manufacturing operation and, through that, the foundation to the global economy. With such a load to bear and carry smoothly, standardization becomes an important part in promoting dependability and reliability within a manufacturer’s product line, as well as interoperability between different products and manufacturers.

Machine Tool Standards

Machine Tool Standards guide the design and construction, as well as the use of machine tools, addressing test methods and code, safety requirements, standardized terminology and measurement systems that lie underneath everything else. Through ISO, the benefits of an obvious focus on reliability and dependability spread far, taking along with them interoperability that improves efficiency and promotes trade. Other standards developing organizations, such as SAE, focus on the use of machine tools for applications specific to their industry.

Agricultural Machinery Standards

Agricultural Machinery Standards cover the internal mechanical workings, safety considerations and requirements, electronics, controls, and more for a variety of agricultural machines. As with most industries, safety is a key concern for both manufacturers and end-users, influencing everything from the initial design process to consumer usage and maintenance/repair lifecycle. Sprayers and soil working/mowing machines are featured prominently, and standards for other machinery and their components are included as well.

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As the voice of the U.S. standards and conformity assessment system, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) empowers its members and constituents to strengthen the U.S. marketplace position in the global economy while helping to assure the safety and health of consumers and the protection of the environment.

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