... overall energy consumption could be reduced by more than 55 percent.
Bothell, Wash. (PRWEB) September 3, 2009
Recent Figures from Wonderware PacWest (http://www.pacwest.wonderware.com) shows that over 2 vertical segments; Manufacturing and Federal Government, using Wonderware's ActiveFactory and InTouch HMI and Thin Client devices, clients have saved money, up to 55% with lower power consumption, less heat generation, lighter manufacturing demands, fewer raw materials, less energy, less water, less frequent device disposal , smaller loads to dispose of and fewer hazardous components.
They are doing the Math. The Department of Energy, a large Northwest Beverage company, a hazardous disposal company, a large dog food manufacturer (and a factory that makes dried soup mixes, (in the environmentally conscious Pacific Northwest), are seeing the value, up to 55% savings in automating their operations using all three, Terminal Services technology, Wonderware and ACP Thin Client software and hardware solutions offered by Wonderware PacWest .
The US Department of Energy is looking to reduce our country's energy use, and recognizes that a Thin Client can save up to 95% of the energy used by a personal computer. Even after considering any increased energy usage and costs to support a Thin Client infrastructure, "... overall energy consumption could be reduced by more than 55 percent." In fact, the Department of Energy feels so strongly about this that it is offering money to help manufacturing and industrial users make the switch.
As energy efficient as Thin Clients are, the greatest savings highlighted in this report come from reduced support costs - almost $2 Million a year at the seven facilities evaluated
What is Manufacturing Sustainability in 2009? It is changing rapidly in this freakish economic climate. A possible answer:: Development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of the future generations to meet their own needs…at least that is what they were to say at the United Nations World Commission on Environment and Development (WCED) Brundtland Commission in 1987.
Over 20 years later, we have to come to grips with the first part of that statement, what are the needs of the present? There might be some "needs" that were important to factories 20 years ago, but are not today. There are many changes in our society and worldwide in Manufacturing, everyone is tightening their belts. More and more companies are becoming efficient and reducing their overall footprint. More green business initiatives are springing up everywhere. The government is paying people with stimulus money to make their factories carbon footprint small.
Manufacturing needs to be compliant. How can this be accomplished in this shrinking economy? How do we reduce our costs and still leave a smaller imprint on the earth? Manufacturing is recognizing some of the simple changes that will impact their carbon footprint, save time and save them money.
ThinManager is Ready Green!. Manufacturer's using a Thin Client see lower power consumption, less heat generation, lighter manufacturing demands, fewer raw materials, less energy, less water, less frequent device disposal , smaller loads to dispose of and fewer hazardous components. Do you know the Department of Energy is seeing 55% overall reduction in energy use with sites that switch to Thin Client technology? And even greater savings in support costs? Did you know the federal government has a program specifically to help manufacturing reduce energy use in their computing platforms?
Call Jody Montague at Wonderware PacWest for additional information on energy reduction at the Department of Energy and for Federal Government Programs. 425-368-7358 or go to our website for more information.
The Math!. The following are substantiated savings that we have seen at our customers sites.
20 Computer Workstations totaling $1,140.00 annually in system energy costs versus 2 Terminal Servers running 20 ACP ThinClients totaling $325.00 annually in system energy costs. The energy savings over 10 years is $8,150.00.
Heat is generated by ALL Clients, which needs to be cooled and the costs in energy consumption to cool is $56,95 for Fat Client vs $7.93 for ThinClient, that's $49.02 less per device for ThinClient than for Fat Client. This energy saved on cooling the devices on average is $40,000 over 10 years.
The cost of manufacturing a ThinClient uses much less raw materials and has a less complex architecture therefore cost of manufacturing and repairing is much less than a Fat Client.
Disposal of a Fat Client is costly. They must spend time disassembling and then much water is used in the process of disposal. The cost of disposal of a ThinClient is much less and most can be recycled easily as they are just basic terminals.