How did you spend Earth Day? I hope you did something "earthy," or at least earth-friendly. In celebration of Earth Day on April 22, Phoenix Contact's president, Jack Nehlig, ceremonially disconnected from the electric grid.
Submitted by Joe Feeley on Mon, 05/13/2013 - 15:35
Here's a video from the Siemens Rail Systems Business about the latest Amtrak electric locomotives rolling out of the shop for the Northeast corridor. It includes a discussion about the energy saving expected to be realized from use of regenerative braking systems to recover otherwise wasted electricity.
The green/sustainable machine cover article in the upcoming April issue of Control Design is going to be a humdinger. Not only will it include packaging and printing machines from builders that have made them much more sustainable, but it will also feature plastic recycling equipment from two cutting-edge builders, who...
Submitted by Joe Feeley on Tue, 10/12/2010 - 14:34
After doing a bit more snooping around to try to confirm the freshness of the joint project between MAS-IAS; Creare, the cryogenics experts; and the U.S. Navy, to build a titantium machining center that doesn't use tool coolant [that's what I said, it doesn't use coolant], and doubles the rate...
Energy efficiency and environmental concerns top the list of green issues these days. Which of these opportunities can you or will you implement on your machines because of enabling automation and technology?