Yes, strategic legislation can provide a 'boost' for the European pump market. Europe is particularly good at this tactic. While it does help the environment in the long term, it also erects a mild trade barrier for non-European pumps that don't comply with this directive. RoHS is a similar directive that reduces the incoming flow of imported products into Europe.
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.