Repair of Industrial-Automation in Case of Obsolescence

07 Jan 2014
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In the case of an interruption in production speed is of utmost necessity. Every lost minute costs money. Quite often the operator can resort to his own safety reserves and alternatives to compensate for such events.But what is to be done about the defective components? Or what can one do if the defective component is not in stock or if, even worse, the component which is available is not functioning?

In the case that the operator is lucky enough that the component can be repaired the chances exist that the original manufacturer can help. This process is normally concluded via a component replacement on a flat rate basis.
As soon as the component can either no longer be supplied out of general stock availability or is no longer in production problems can arise for the operator. Often the last resort is then a risky replacement through side channels such as eBay etc. As a result all efforts are made to implant new techniques to succeed the older ( obsolete ) systems.

For this there are alternatives.
For a number of years highly specialized service companies have been operating in the market who offer services in the repair of older and also current automatic equipment. One could argue that the repair of such equipment is not feasible without top quality techniques. An example of this in the age of SMD is complicated soldering. The increasing miniaturizing of SMD components makes it impossible to repair pc-boards with SMD components by hand or even with the help of a microscope. Competent work is only possible if one is in a position to use soldering robots and automatic soldering devices. In fact this presents only the smallest problem. A much bigger challenge lies in the reality that a service company who wishes to repair automatic components has in the beginning no product knowledge. Therefore extensive engineering knowledge in the field of repair development is necessary. It begins with gaining knowledge of the component group up and goes on to the development of test runs under maximum conditions.
A highly specialized repair and service company can nowadays offer you an individual quote on the cost of a specific repair by way of an initial diagnosis with realistic trials under full capacity. After repair a final test under realistic everyday conditions including long-term runs guarantees full system availability.

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Last modified on Friday, 10 January 2014 09:49
André Zimmer

André Zimmer is sales manager with the Eichler GmbH. He comes from a technical background, has studied sales management and has considerable experience in a number of other areas. For many years he has been involved in the repair of automation equipment. As a specialist for the repair of obsolete plc of renowned mobile automation equipment manufacturers he offers thought-through life-cycle management with an all-round product portfolio in the whole of Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Eichler GmbH is an RAL-certified independent service company with more than 30 years experience in mobile automation techniques and as a result the leading partner when it concerns repair work to achieve obsolescence elimination and prevention. Apart from well analysed repair procedures the company offers professional strategies for end-of-life management. Eichler GmbH is a founding member of the Federation of Industrial Services.

Website: www.eichler-gmbh.de

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