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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.

Click on the button for an example report

Module "Basic" 

The Basic module shows the general product lifecycle status. The focus here is on analysing functional obsolescence. 
The Basic report includes:
- Obsolete overview of Siemens and other products. The number of critical components. Furthermore a list of unknown and third party products
- Number of parts available for delivery as original part, successor part or other type 
- Information on repair possibilities
- Measures and recommendations on usability and availability of spare parts

Module "Extended"

This module contains the Basic Module ánd provides information on Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF). 
The Extended report includes
- Availability and risk analyses based on the MTBF
- Determination of the MTBF value already reached
- Detailed MTBF report per component that highlights components with an MTBF value greater than 80 per cent

We can carry out the "itsme-Factory-scan" together with you. Based on the resulting overview, we would like to discuss the current status of the existing components. We can then discuss a scenario for future availability planning. 

Yes, I would like to know what the itsme factory scan could mean for my site

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