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February 16th, 2018
AHAM Sponsored Webinar: Understand & Mitigate Cybersecurity Risks for Appliances, Presented by UL

The Internet of Things (IoT) is enabling more sophisticated capabilities through network-connected products and systems. As a result, residential and commercial Appliances are becoming more interconnected and networkable. According to many recent industry reports and the U.S. government, and as we have all observed in the news, there have been significant increases in attacks that… read more

February 1st, 2018
UL Opens Center of Excellence Laboratory for Appliances, Lighting and HVAC in Carugate, Italy

MILAN/ CARUGATE, February 1, 2018 — UL, a global safety science organization, today celebrated the Grand Opening of its new Carugate-based center of excellence: a new laboratory for testing lighting, appliances, HVAC and gas products and equipment. The opening highlight was an official ceremony, in which the Mayor of the city of Carugate – Mr… read more

January 5th, 2018
New US and Canada Binational Standard Published for Door and Gate Operators and Systems

Automated door and gate systems are very common in both the US and Canada.  In fact, many of the same manufacturers, distributers, and dealers operate in both countries, and the use of these products is very similar across borders.  However until recently, the product safety standards for these products were not the same.  With the… read more

January 1st, 2018
Recorded Webinar: Understand & Mitigate Product Cybersecurity Risks

CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE RECORDING > The Internet of Things (IoT) is enabling more sophisticated capabilities through network-connected products and systems. As a result, residential and commercial products are becoming more interconnected and networkable. According to many recent industry reports and the U.S. government, and as we have all observed in the news, there… read more

December 27th, 2017
Appliance Advisor Issue 4 2017

Find our latest newsletter at the resource link below. Get insightful news on upcoming training opportunities for the appliances, hvac/r and water industries, Standards updates, global news and much more. In this Issue: A Path to Success: Certification of Drinking Water Filtration Devices A Letter From Alessio Dellanoce Upcoming UL Education & Training for the Appliances Industry Mounting… read more

December 21st, 2017
Designing Parts that Go Beyond the Minimum

By: Paul Bates / UL Engineer The possibilities with additive manufacturing (AM) continue to grow decades after a group of MIT engineers patented the technology in the mid-1980s. Commonly known as 3D printing, AM has been quietly observed by many manufacturers, content to follow the experimentation of small startups and individual tinkerers and see where… read more

December 21st, 2017
New UL 60335-2-34, Sixth Edition Published

By: Barry G. Karnes / UL Principal Engineer UL announced the publication of the Sixth Edition of UL 60335-2-34, The Standard for Safety for Household and Similar Electrical Appliances, Part 2: Particular Requirements for Motor-Compressors. This Standard deals with the safety of refrigerant motor-compressors — the “heart” of any refrigeration or air conditioning system. This… read more

December 21st, 2017
Standards Corner – Issue 4 2017

By: Joe Musso / UL Standards Program Manager UL 197 – Commercial Electric Cooking Appliances Two new proposals were circulated for preliminary STP review in November 2017. These include a topic addressing instructions provided in electronic media format, and a topic addressing and clarifying the distinct differences between countertop deep fryers for commercial use versus… read more

December 21st, 2017
New Versions of UL 763 – Commercial Food Preparing Machines, and UL 921: Commercial Dishwashers

By: Darrin Conlon / UL Engineering Director With the publication of any new edition of a UL safety standard, users of the standard typically have a few questions: What are the major changes to the standard? How will these changes be implemented? And, finally, when are these changes effective? This article will answer these important… read more

December 21st, 2017
Mounting Location for Garage Door Controls: Safety and Accessibility Working Together

By: Stephen Kuscsik / UL Principal Engineer Automatic garage doors, commercial overhead doors, and pedestrian entry doors are common place in today’s residential and commercial building construction. Depending on the installation, they can provide convenience, enhanced aesthetics, increased security, and improved accessibility. Proper and compliant installation of these automated systems is key to helping ensure… read more