What industrial machine builders and designers are currently suffering from is Green Fever. Today, we all try to do something to save the planet. I recycle and try to use my car as little as possible. At home, I use energy-saving light bulbs and, whenever I can, I try to teach others how they can help save the planet as well.
Modern Automation Software Drives Productivity
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IPv6-Ready Ethernet Switches for Industrial Networking
Experts foresee that the depletion of unallocated IPv4 addresses will become a major problem in the next two to three years, unless an alternative solution is found.
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Visit "Technology Goes Green" at www.ControlDesign.com/greentechnology to see what some members of Machine Builder Nation are doing to make their plants, machines and products as green as possible. Building green machines isn't just about producing machines that save energy. Customers today want equipment that emits fewer pollutants, can be repurposed to produce other products, cuts waste and scrap, cuts cycle and idle time, and uses automation to replace materials.
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Innovator Awards 2011
Control Design is looking for industrial machine builders and system integrators who have used automation and controls technology in an innovative way. If you know any geniuses who deserve this recognition, nominate them now.
Training & Certification
Visit this portal and find a compilation of educational opportunities and resources for the process instrumentation, control and automation community.
In our article, "Stacker Turns Green With Energy," Loren Werneke from MoCo Engineering and Fabricating writes about regenerative drive systems in servo-driven lumber machines. Werneke touches on how MoCo Engineering uses motion technology to produce energy while creating efficient machines. To learn more, read the article at www.ControlDesign.com/greenenergy.
Stop by our multimedia library to watch our video "Focus On: Green Manufacturing and Sustainability." In this video report, our staff interviews Greg Hyatt, vice president of engineering at the North American headquarters and technical center of Japanese machine tool company Mori Seiki, to illustrate how one company has met the challenges of going green. Watch it now at www.Control-Design.com/focusongreen.
Lastly, did you know that you also can be fake green? Fake green is a technology that promises environmental benefits while neglecting to mention the excessive financial and environmental costs. Visit our machine builder forum at www.Control-Design.com/fakegreen to learn more about being fake green and let us know what you think.