Over the past 4 years, GE has saved 20 million dollars by consigning the act of throwing away a faulty PCB to the past. Their strategy now? Repair, Don’t Waste.
At ABI we believe that investing in your own in-house repair and maintenance capabilities is absolutely necessary for all industries who are focused on emissions and e-waste reductions. ABI offer specialist test and measurement systems to enable companies to do so, whilst advancing their own sustainable mobility and goals. Are ABI’s ‘lifesaver’ systems too good to be true? Why not find out for yourself!
AmePower’s investment in ABI’s electronic troubleshooting system BoardMaster and reverse engineering equipment RevEng will provide exclusive capabilities to AmePower for highly sophisticated refurbishment, recovery, and modernisation of power electronics used in railway.
The Royal Mint has revealed plans to build a “world-first” plant in South Wales to recover gold from UK electronic waste. The pioneering facility will help address the growing environmental issue of E-Waste, alongside fostering invaluable skills in Britain’s job market When complete in 2023, the new venture will support about 40 jobs. Although the Royal Mint recycling plant is an exciting prospect for many, it does not address the root of the issue – why are we wasting electronics rather than repairing them?
The rework of circuit boards has increased drastically over recent years due to the shortage of components in the global market. Many technology users and service providers are quickly becoming aware of needing to repair and recycle their electronic equipment and components, not only for financial benefit but in order to reduce waste and its damaging effects on the environment.
Simply throwing out electrical equipment and updating to ‘this year’s model’ is wasteful, expensive and causes problems of pollution and toxins, especially in emerging economies. It does not have to be this way.
Read the article “The Solution to Our E-Waste Problem? Repair, Don’t Waste” featured at Interesting Engineering.
This piece also aims to raise the profile of technicians and engineers who care and work to ensure the business is doing the right thing when it comes to the maintenance of critical assets