GreenSoft Technologies Inc. (formerly Pacific Oaks Technology) has launched GreenData Manager, a desktop application designed to help companies manage green compliance data and documents. The application is available for a 30-day free trial on the company’s website.
GreenData Manager was created to help collect and manage a range of green compliance data, including RoHS status and certificates from suppliers, material composition substance data, MSL and peak temperature data for lead-free manufacturing, tin whisker mitigation strategies and more.
The tool is also designed to validate compliance information against RoHS, China RoHS, Korea RoHS, Halogen-Free and the recent Norwegian PoHS. The application can also be used to report the compliance status on all parts or BOMs and determine if test reports or certificates need to be recollected.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.