Protecting our environment at all costs is what matters the most during these modern times. We do all sorts of things to improve our quality of life, but we don’t pay enough attention to eco-friendliness. Over time we’re damaging our nature and with this tempo we’ll start seeing some consequences pretty soon. Thankfully, people around the globe are raising awareness through various campaigns and movements, and some governments are forcing changes that contribute to the overall green-factor.
We want to dedicate today’s article to eco-friendly machinery with the goal of showing others that not everything created by the modern human needs to harm the environment in order to produce something which makes our lives better. These are five very interesting examples of eco-friendly machinery and trends, so without any further ado let’s dive straight into the content.
1. Electric tractors
Working on the field was revolutionized the moment people created tractors. But, they were significant polluters and not only that, they polluted in a place where food is produced, which is probably the scariest thing about the entire situation. You can’t allow the smoke from such a harmful substance to land on the crops, if there are crops nearby where you operate with the tractor. Plus, the old models were really loud and inconvenient. A real person needed to drive them. Everything is so much better with the newer models though, and here’s why.
– No real person needs to control them. Modern electric-powered tractors are remote controlled
– They don’t pollute since they don’t use petrol or diesel, but an electric battery instead
– Most modern countries start to ban everything that’s diesel-powered, so it’s better to switch now
As you can see, there are tons of advantages and although it might be a costly investment at first, it’s worth transitioning. By doing so you are contributing to our environment. For more information you can click here.
2. Compact Loaders
Who said that compact loaders powered by electricity need to be weak? There are electric-powered machines nowadays that can add a lot of weight and put their previous competitors to shame. Everything is the same but they can be controlled much more easily due to the fact the owner gets technology that’s modern and a lot more convenient, and it’s cheaper to run them in the long-term because instead of re-filling fuel you’re refilling a battery.
Some come with remote control access and others don’t, but you shouldn’t have trouble with that if you were already operating a regular compact loader before.
Engine power of an electrical loader can be somewhere between 7 and 9 kW which is definitely not to be underestimated. Lifting capacity can be up to 3.250kg. Just like with electric vehicles, these machines were once considered to be weak due to them lacking a “real” engine, but electricity seems to be taking over.
For example, the Tesla Roadster is a vehicle that’s going to break a lot of records in terms of acceleration. So, it’s no longer an excuse to say that an electric vehicle is not powerful enough so that’s why you chose a diesel-powered one.
3. Energy efficiency through better technology
Even if we’re talking about machines that aren’t powered by electricity, we still can’t say that they are the same as they once were in terms of pollution. This is because engine manufacturers learned how to make things as efficient as possible so the engine itself is running for a longer time while burning less fuel for the time being. Not only that, but machines are lighter and made a lot smarter in terms of material usage, making them easier to power up and move, so we don’t really need all that torque. The fuel is also more efficient.
4. Machines are able to recycle waste in real-time
Modern machines are able to collect and sort out the materials that can be recycled apart from those that can’t. This happens during all sorts of manufacturing processes, and it’s a huge factor for eco friendliness. Some of those materials that were once considered a waste can now be reused for something useful, and we all know how important recycling really is.
5. Powering up machinery through solar energy
Renewable sources of energy are the future, and if we can manage to implement smart factories in smart cities, we’ll be able to continue manufacturing without harming our ecosystem. There are already a few solar-powered factories such as the German ABB firm. In the future we’ll be able to power up agriculture machines such as tractors and combine harvesters and it’s really exciting. There are a few prototypes available so you can check them out just to get an idea of how these machines look like and perform.
The main polluting factor in our environment are machines that use petrol and diesel, alongside factories and cars of course. But, when you take a look at the bigger picture, everything matters, so minimizing the details will eventually help us live in a clean and healthy environment. Most of the eco-friendly machineries today are indeed a part of the agriculture and heavy-duty-work categories, and that’s a huge progress, because these power-hungry machines consumed indeed a lot of fuel, and now they run on electricity.
We just hope that the future will be filled with smart and eco-friendly devices, and it looks like we’re headed in the right direction. All we need is a little bit more awareness.