Wipro Infotech, an India-based IT company, has announced the launch of its eco-friendly Wipro Greenware desktop PC. According to Wipro, the new PC is manufactured with materials completely free of hazardous chemicals such as polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and brominated flame retardants (BFRs). Wipro claims the Greenware PC is the first toxin-free PC in India and one of the very few in the world. The company notes it spent two years developing the technology to produce a PC free of PVCs and BFRs. Wipro has received recognition from Greenpeace for its efforts to produce green products.
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.