Cables and connectors

November 2011 Making the link

Components such as cables and connectors are such essential elements of any electrotechnical system that we tend to take them entirely for granted. All products and systems rely heavily on wiring, relays, fuses, switches and so on in order to... More...

Getting quality right

IEC Global Visions recently interviewed Dr Kazuo Kyuma, Executive Vice President and Group President Semiconductor & Device, Mitsubishi Electric, about the need to provide optimum quality products...

International standardization

IEC President Dr Klaus Wucherer addresses the ISO General Assembly in New Delhi.

AFSEC

In collaboration with the IEC, AFSEC (the African Electrotechnical Standardization Commission) organized a training event in electrotechnology for African experts. The capacity building event took...

2012 Marcomm Forum

The date for the joint 2012 ISO-IEC Marketing & Communications Forum has now been confirmed.

Switched on to safety

When buying a new electrical appliance, who pays much attention to the cable – or to the control switch, for that matter? Customers tend to focus on the design, the look, the size, the price or the...

Freeze protection

Pipelines, tanks and vessels that store or transport potentially explosive substances are frequently subjected to extreme climatic conditions and huge temperature variations. Confronted with the...

Conformity Assessment Speedy delivery

Fibre optic lines have revolutionized communications, from...

IEC Family November 2011 nomination

This month, e-tech announces the nomination of an IEC TC...

Industry Spotlight Twenty thousand cables under the sea

Electrical power generation and the primary sources used to...

Technology Focus Safe and sound on the roads

Roads are becoming safer in industrialized countries, in spite of...

Technology Focus Electric cables

A surprising number of fires are caused by electrical faults that...

Technology Focus Shifting signals from copper to fibre

RF or r.f. (radio frequency) signals, used to carry multimedia,...

Technology Focus Connecting the world

Connectors play a vital role in any device. Yet they rarely...

Technology Focus Relays

Relays are electromechanical devices. That is an area for which...

Technical Committees Master mariners need standards too

Ensuring the safety of ships and offshore units

Technical Committees Keeping copper in the loop

RF systems are ‘live wires’

Technical Committees A guiding light in fibre optics

Maintaining the signal

In Store IEC Webstore

Dynamic moves for customer satisfaction

In Store Bright future for fibre optic standards

Lighting the way ahead