Industrial Automation Control Products & Systems
Automation control products are mechanical,
electromechanical, and solid-state devices that monitor, control, or
actuate power utilization apparatus, including motor regulation.
and control products and solutions cover the breadth of the
manufacturing, transportation, and building sectors—from logic devices
to complex process systems, including:
- Communications devices, networks, and software for industrial automation control products and systems
logic control, systems, hardware, and associated software used in
monitoring, and control of industrial processes, including programmable
logic controllers, process controllers, and distributed control systems
controls and accessories that start, stop, protect, accelerate,
decelerate, reverse, and control the speed of motors, including AC and
DC brakes and clutches, adjustable speed and variable frequency drives,
and motor controllers
- Man/machine interface devices that require
human intervention to control and communicate the status of machines or
- Systems integration services to plan, develop, implement, and manage integrated manufacturing and process control systems
elements that include analog-digital convertors and transducers,
autotransformers and reactors, digital display devices,
electromechanical and solid-state contactors, indicating lights, medium
voltage controllers, motion control, overload devices, photoelectric
relays, register and synchronizing controls, rheostats and resistors,
solenoids, starters, terminal blocks, and timers
Industrial Systems Standards are used throughout North American and the
world to specify industrial automation and control products and to aid
in the selection and application of these products. NEMA expands the
reach of automation in manufacturing, which saves labor, electricity,
and material costs, and improves quality, accuracy, and precision.
- Develops technical Standards and guidelines for devices rated less than 750 volts DC or 15,000 volts AC
at the international level to adopt NEMA-supported Standards and
processes to reduce the need for repeated testing and certification
with U.S., Canadian, and Mexican bodies on regional standards through
CANENA (Council for Harmonization of Electrotechnical Standards of the
Nations in the Americas)
- Provides industry input used in the
development of U.S. positions on IEC (International Electrotechnical
Commission) and ISO (International Organization for Standardization)
- Administratively supports selected U.S. National
Committee Technical Advisory Groups (TAGs) to the IEC, and U.S. TAGs for
ISO automation activities.
- Facility management
- Fire pumps
- Urban water systems
- ABB Inc.
- ABB Installation Products, Inc.
- ASCO Power Technologies
- Benshaw Inc.
- Carlo Gavazzi Automation Components
- Cummins Inc.
- Danfoss Drives
- Delta Electronics (Americas) Ltd.
- E+I Engineering USA Corporation
- Eaton’s Bussmann Division
- Electro Switch Corporation
- Elliott Control Company, Ltd.
- Emerson Automation Solutions
- Fuji Electric Corporation of America
- Generac Power Systems, Inc.
- Hubbell Incorporated
- Hubbell Industrial Controls, Inc.
- Hypertherm Incorporated
- Joslyn Clark Controls, Inc.
- Legrand, North America
- Legrand/Pass & Seymour
- Master Control Systems, Inc.
- Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc.
- Nidec Motor Corporation
- NORD Gear Corporation
- Phoenix Contact
- Post Glover Resistors, Inc.
- Regal Beloit Corporation
- Reliance Controls Corporation
- Rockwell Automation
- Schneider Electric
- SEW-Eurodrive, Inc.
- Siemens Industry, Inc.
- Software Motor Corporation
- TE Connectivity
- TECO-Westinghouse Motor Company
- Tornatech Inc.
- Toshiba International Corporation USA
- WAGO Corporation
- WEG Electric Corp.
- Yaskawa America, Inc. Drives & Motion Division
- AC Transfer Equipment, Part 2: Static AC Transfer Equipment - NEMA ICS 10-2005, Part 2
- AC Vacuum-Break Magnetic Controllers Rated 1,500 V AC - NEMA ICS 2-2002, Part 9 (R2007, R2013)
- Additional Requirements for Proximity Switches Suitable for Use in Strong Magnetic Fields - NEMA ICS 5, Annex E-2002 (R2008)
- Adjustable Speed Drives - NEMA ICS 7-2014
- Adjustable Speed Electrical Power Drive Systems, Part 1: General Requirements—Rating Specifications for Low Voltage Adjustable-Speed DC Power Drive Systems - NEMA ICS 61800-1-2002 (R2007)
- Adjustable Speed Electrical Power Drive Systems, Part 2: General Requirements—Rating Specifications for Low Voltage Adjustable Frequency AC Power Drive Systems - NEMA ICS 61800-2-2005
- Adjustable Speed Electrical Power Drive Systems, Part 4: General Requirements—Rating Specifications for AC Power Drive Systems Above 1,000 V AC and Not Exceeding 35 kV - NEMA ICS 61800-4-2004
- Adjustable Speed Electrical Power Drive Systems, Part 6: Guide for Determination of Types of Load Duty and Corresponding Current Ratings - NEMA ICS 61800-6 TR-2015
- American National Standard for Polyphase Induction Motors for Power Generation Stations - ANSI/NEMA C50.41-2012
- Application Guide for AC Adjustable Speed Drive Systems - NEMA ICS 7.2-2015
- Application Guide for Electric Fire Pump Controllers - NEMA ICS 14-2015
- Application Guide for Industrial Control and Systems Crane and Hoist Controllers - ANSI/NEMA ICS 8-2019
- Application Guideline for Terminal Blocks - NEMA ICS 4-2015
- Clarification of Requirements for Service-rated Transfer Switches - NEMA ICS P10.1-2015
- Control Circuit and Pilot Devices - NEMA ICS 5-2017
- Controllers, Contactors and Overload Relays Rated 600 V - NEMA ICS 2-2000 (R2005)
- Controllers, Contactors and Overload Relays Rated Not More Than 2,000 V AC or 750 V DC, Part 8: Disconnect Devices for Use in Industrial Control Equipment - NEMA ICS 2-1996, Part 8 (R2004, R2009)
- Diagrams, Device Designations and Symbols - NEMA ICS 19-2002 (R2007, R2011, R2016))
- Dimmers, Photoelectric Controls, Presence Sensors, and Multi-outlet Bars Energy Consumption Testing and Labeling - NEMA WD 9-2013 (R2018)
- Electric Utility Communications Networks - NEMA UTN P1-2019
- Guide for the Application, Handling, Storage, Installation and Maintenance of Medium Voltage AC Contactors, Controllers and Control Centers - NEMA ICS 3.1-2009 (R2014)
- Guide to Application of Low-voltage Automatic Transfer Switch Equipment - NEMA ICS 10-2015, Part 4
- Heavy Duty Enclosed and Dead-Front Switches (600 Volts Maximum) - NEMA KS 1-2013
- High-Pressure Power Wash Test Procedure for Self-Contained Control-Circuit Devices - NEMA ICS 5, Annex F-2002 (R2007, R2012)
- Industrial Control and Systems: Enclosures - NEMA ICS 6-1993 (R2001, R2006, R2011, R2016)
- Industrial Control and Systems: General Requirements - NEMA ICS 1-2000 (R2005, R2008, R2015)
- Industrial Control and Systems: Profiles of Networked Industrial Devices—Part 1: General Rules - NEMA ICS 12.1-1997
- Informational Guide to Electrical Industrial Topics - NEMA ICS 20-2009 (R2015)
- Instructions for the Handling, Installation, Operation and Maintenance of Electric Fire Pump Controllers Rated Not More Than 600 V - NEMA ICS 15-2011 (R2017)
- Instructions for the Handling, Installation, Operation and Maintenance of Motor Control Centers Rated Not More Than 600 V - NEMA ICS 2.3-1995 (R2002, R2008)
- Instructions for the Handling, Installation, Operation, and Maintenance of Medium Voltage Electric Fire Pump Controllers Rated Not More Than 7200V - NEMA ICS 15.1-2012
- Medium Voltage Controllers Rated 2,001 to 7,200 V AC - NEMA ICS 3-2005 (R2010)
- Motion/Position Control Motors, Controls and Feedback Devices - NEMA ICS 16-2001
- Motor Control Centers - NEMA ICS 18-2001 (R2007)
- NEMA and IEC Devices for Motor Service—A Guide for Understanding the Differences - NEMA ICS 2.4-2003 (R2012)
- NEMA White Paper on Cadmium in Electrical Contacts - NEMA ICS P10.3-2008
- New UL Variable-Frequency Drive Standard and Its Effects on Unit Short Circuit Rating
- Part 1: Electromechanical AC Transfer Switch Equipment - NEMA ICS 10-2005, Part 1
- Position Paper on UL 1741 & IEEE 1547, Particularly Addressing Regeneration
- Preventive Maintenance of Industrial Control and Systems Equipment - NEMA ICS 1.3-1986 (R2001, R2009, R2015)
- Programmable Controllers (PLC), Part 2: Equipment Requirements and Test - NEMA IA 2.2-2005
- Programmable Controllers (PLC), Part 3: Programming Languages - NEMA IA 2.3-2005
- Programmable Controllers (PLC), Part 5: Communications - NEMA IA 2.5-2005
- Programmable Controllers (PLC), Part 7: Fuzzy Control Programming - NEMA IA 2.7-2005
- Programmable Controllers (PLC), Part 8: Guidelines for the Application and Implementation of Programming Languages - NEMA IA 2.8-2005
- Programmable Controllers (PLC), Part 1: General Information - NEMA ICS 61131-1-2005 (R2013) (Formerly NEMA IA 2.1-2005)
- Programmable Controllers, Part 4: User Guidelines - NEMA ICS 61131-4-2005 (R2013) (Formerly NEMA IA 2.4-2005)
- Safety Bulletin: NEMA Safety Considerations for Residential Transfer Equipment and Residential Transfer Switches - NEMA ICS 10-2010 (R2019), Part 3
- Safety Guidelines for the Application, Installation and Maintenance of Solid State Control - NEMA ICS 1.1-1984 (R1988, R1993, R1998, R2003, R2009, R2015)
- Safety Standards for Construction and Guide for Selection, Installation and Operation of Adjustable Speed Drive Systems - NEMA ICS 7.1-2014
- Sound Level Prediction for Installed Rotating Electrical Machines - NEMA MG 3-1974 (R1995, R2000, R2006, R2012, R2014)
- Typical Proximity Switch Specifications - NEMA ICS 5, Annex B-2002 (R2008)
- White Paper Guide on Qualification Testing of Transfer Switches - NEMA ICS P10.2-2009