Brother's energy-saving technology is similar to the technology employed in eco-friendly cars
"We want to challenge the limits of energy-saving technology". A project aiming at energy-saving technology for the machining centers started with the enthusiasm of the engineers. The key was "power regeneration", a technology applied to hybrid cars, trains, elevators, and more. We will take a look back at the challenges the engineers have overcome, to reach this goal.
Making eco-friendly technology even better.
The machining center is active in various manufacturing scenes covering various industries. Along with its proccessing capacity, its energy conservation is also important since it is common to see them introduced in unit numbers reaching several hundred. Although Brother's products are already of high quality, the enthusiasm of the engineers to make the products even better by challenging the limits is what started the project.
The power regeneration technology met an unexpected obstacle—noise.
The key to this development was power regeneration technology—technology that collects and reuses the power generated by a motor when it rotates. However, during our development work with cooperative manufacturers, we faced a technological obstacle—a noise problem. We spent a lot of time to locate the point making the sound, investigated it, and found a solution for it. Furthermore, through in-depth discussions with parts manufacturers, we created a control panel with an unconventional structure in order to achieve both high-level environmental performance and reasonable cost.
Yet further advances in productivity and energy efficiency.
The power regeneration technology is introduced into all of the models of the SPEEDIO series. SPEEDIO boasts various features, such as a high-efficiency spindle motor, energy saving pump, LED type worklight, and automatic power off function. The series achieves the high production efficiency and highly precise machining ability that Brother has always sought to acquire. At the same time we reached the target of a 20% reduction in power consumption.
A Video of Brother’s Environmental Activities
Through the power of film, we bring you various conservation activities supported by Brother, from all corners of the earth.
Faster, stronger, and friendlier.
For our customers and our planet, we will go further still.
By taking advantage of this technology, power consumption has been successfully reduced by approximately 20% when compared to current models. Compared to other general machining centers, our product can limit its power consumption per cycle by *approximately 80%. This is a significant saving of energy. We are proud to provide such an overwhelmingly high level of environmental performance in the industry.
※Compared with our specified #40 machine tool as operated by the Brother machining program. Actual electricity consumption may vary depending on the conditions of machine use and which tools are used.
Caring for the environment
through electric energy
Brother has been taking on new challenges in many of the new business fields, and we are now entering the electric energy industry.
The technological revolution
The industrial sewing machine - supporting our clothing lifestyle. Working without compromise and making products to keep our customers satisfied. These ideas bring about new standards.
Expanding the Technology All over the World
through Developing Recyclable Toner Cartridges.
As a manufacturer of printers, it is our mission to recycle toner cartridges. This page introduces the recycling technology developed by Brother.
We achieved the ideal air flow
by using tailored simulation technology.
Our compact yet eco-friendly printer.It is the embodiment of our persistence in pursuing the ideal air flow.
Brother’s Joint Project among
Three Countries - Package Design Optimization.
Aiming to resize the package while maintaining its strength, Brother has achieved the optimal solution - a remarkably quality packaging.
A Faster Rotation Rate
While Saving Energy - This is What We Achieved.
Brother’s innovative way to achieve the highest rotation rate among home sewing machines while reducing the electricity consumption.
Brother’s Manufacturing Factories
Where Our Energy-Saving Philosophy is Embodied.
Aiming to reduce CO2 emissions, Brother takes measures at our eco-conscious manufacturing factories which called Eco Factories.
The Reason that Brother does not Coat its Printers.
To reduce the effect on the environment during production, Brother developed state-of-the-art Coatless Surface technology.
Taking Up the Challenge of "Zero Standby Power".
In order to reduce standby power consumption as much as possible, Brother’s engineers are devoted to creating innovative technologies.
Let us share with you our human and environment-friendly products.