Thursday, June 28, 2012

2013 Yaris Hybrid & High Quality Control Factory

Toyota Motor Manufacturer France

Yaris Hybrid CM & Production Line

There are automatic welding lines, manual line and assembling lines.
Also many in-process checks, handy push-pull gauge, CMM and qc tools are used.
Kanban System still seems like implement, engineering design change as well.
source page: TMMF

Friday, June 22, 2012

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Magma Energy

Magma Energy or Geothermal Power

The alternative Energy to substitute Nuclear Energy
Though Japan have to import many energy sorces from aboard, but they have their own a lot of hot spring. June 2012, the idea, how to use this source to produce electricity more enough to supply the households, has been made to be a new drama named "MAGMA"
How it works(1)

How it works(2)
 Video clip: Geothermal energy - it's hot!

Friday, June 8, 2012

2012 Toyota’s V2H system

Toyota announced that they has developed a Vehicle-To-Home (V2H) system, which allows power to be shared between a plug-in vehicle(PHEV) and a home. The company will begin testing the new system at the end of 2012, using Prius plug-in hybrids at ten households that are part of the Toyota City Project.

A V2H system lets homeowners store electricity in an EV battery during cheaper off-peak times, and use it to power the household during peak times. It can also function as an emergency power source in case of an outage. There’s a lot of interest in V2H and other “smart” energy applications in Japan these days, as the country begins to phase out its nuclear power plants.

Toyota’s V2H system uses an AC100 V inverter onboard the Prius PHEV to convert stored power into AC suitable for home use, while a Home Energy Management System (HEMS) automatically controls the energy flow. With a fully charged battery and full tank of gasoline, a Prius can supply enough power for an average Japanese household (about 10 kWh) for four days.