The Goodbye Chain Group (GCG) , a Colorado Springs, Colo. company that helps manufacturers with environmental compliance, now offers a material declaration wizard software tool – MDW/1752 – that features XML import and export functionality for all six classes of IPC 1752 reporting. Additional features in the software tool include:
In less then five minutes, users that have BOM-related ppm (parts per million) data can produce an IPC-1752 report for their customers or website.
Companies purchasing ppm data from third parties, including GCG alliance partners, can import that data directly into MDW/1752.
Companies collecting ppm data with IPC 1752 forms or any other format can automatically import and aggregate those forms with MDW/1752.
The MDW/1752 tool provides complete RoHS-related functionality in a MS Windows-based application that any users can install without IT support. It has an intuitive user interface, comprehensive Help, and an online RoHS encyclopedia of compliance information.
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.