Global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions have increased slightly this year, despite our movement away from coal. According to research by the Global Carbon Project, carbon dioxide emissions will increase by 0.6% in 2019. The rise is due to our increased use of oil and natural gases.
Environment and industry
When we speak about industry and the part it plays in climate change, one must take into account every aspect, and not just tailpipe emissions from cars. The approach towards reducing CO2 emissions must include not just the end automotive product, but also how it was made and delivered.
Zero CO2 robots that help to build cars
Karakuri Kaizen® come in the form of reliable, operational and easily maintainable robots. These robots are passive and lean, using as little materials as possible and borrowing kinetic energy from elsewhere. As such, developing Karakuri Kaizen® keeps investments low, because the entire concept is frugal and saves energy. The aim is to avoid expensive and energy inefficient plants, to avoid wastefulness on a whole. This is part of an LCA, low-cost automation, way of thinking.
It goes without saying that plants that are based on frugal and energy-efficient principals are inherently green. Becoming eco-friendly is easy and stress-free, and the results are imminent. Implementing passive robots reduces CO2 emissions and endeavours to conserve energy, because they need no additional energy to operate and create movement. A prime example of this is the role that simple and slim lines plays in the factory of the future. Karakuri Kaizen® are a reference as a way of reducing factories’ CO2 emissions to zero through daily improvements, as an effective means of achieving the initiative’s goals.