You'd rather know in advance?
Components of an automation system are normally used for a very long time during their life cycle.
It is therefore questionable whether the component is still available in the event of failure. It is therefore important to manage the life cycle proactively. Timely information about the availability of spare parts, for example, is one of the most important planning criteria here.
Siemens identifies six phases in the product life cycle:
1. Beginning of delivery
2. Availability period and active support
3. Announcement of product phase-out
4. Product cancellation 1. Available only as spare part
5. Product cancellation 2. The spare parts are no longer available
6. End of the product life cycle
itsme Factory Scan
We would be pleased to carry out an itsme Factory Scan at your location to determine the status of each Siemens component. To do this, we use a unique Siemens tool that can be easily connected to the PLC. This tool scans the network and creates an overview of all the installed network components. This inventory is enriched by itsme with relevant data concerning current status, availability, future availability, replacement items etc. You decide how extensive you want to receive the report by choosing from the modules: Basic and Extended.
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