Total Parts Plus, a parts sourcing service for obsolete components, has launched its Ready to Receive service that sends full disclosure for REACH and RoHS material data to PLM, MRP or compliance management software.
The company aggregates and maintains full disclosure material content information with a process of people, software and quality control to normalize the data from all suppliers. The service matches part data to the associated REACH and RoHS data with engineered output for direct import into all major regulatory management, PLM or MRP systems. The data includes the weights and measures of the materials in components.
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.