ROSSLYN, Va.—The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) published NEMA MW 820-2016 Conductor Softness Testing Methods. NEMA MW 820 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.
This new standard was developed by the NEMA Magnet Wire Section and covers the following industries: motor, generator, transformer, automotive, appliance, medical, aerospace, and electronics.
NEMA MW 820-2016 may be purchased in hard copy or as an electronic downloaded for $54 on the NEMA website.
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) represents 350 electrical, medical imaging, and radiation therapy manufacturers at the forefront of electrical safety, reliability, resilience, efficiency, and energy security. Our combined industries account for more than 400,000 American jobs and more than 7,000 facilities across the United States. Domestic production exceeds $114 billion per year and exports top $50 billion.