The GoodBye Chain Group (GCG) of Colorado Springs, Colo. has developed some packages to help manufacturers comply with China’s RoHS laws. In a few months, China’s RoHS labeling and disclosure requirements on more than 1,800 products will take affect. The GCG – a company that helps manufacturers with environmental regulations – has created gold and silver packages to help clients comply with China RoHS.
The gold package contains real-time, web-based consulting, which includes weekly updates, a check-list of to-do items, and a question/answer response service. The package also includes a material declaration wizard database software tool that is designed to quickly generate China RoHS disclosure tables in required Chinese as well as in optional English.
The GCG also created a silver package for companies with up-and-running database software that can collect, manage and report RoHS-related data. The silver package includes everything the gold package contains except for the materials content wizard.
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.