Much of the industrial energy being
consumed by systems is wasted through inefficiency. For this article, a system will be defined as the following components working together: electrical input power, variable frequency drives, induction motors, gearboxes and transmission elements
(chains, belts, etc.).
Few industries are experiencing change quite as fast as the packaging arena. Lighter-weight containers are being
introduced to reduce costs and energy use, packaging is being redesigned to attract consumer attention and manufacturers are using fewer materials in an effort to address environmental concerns.