Tackling Obsolescence in Test and Measurement Equipment
WHAT IS OBSOLESCENCE?
Most manufacturers rely on a number of different technologies to produce their products. These technologies might be used for automation, testing and quality assurance, or could even be embedded in the product itself. If any one of them becomes unavailable, production could be interrupted, with a possible loss of sales.
It’s possible to mitigate against technology availability by stockpiling parts or having a support agreement with an acceptable guaranteed response time. This is a day-today operational concern.
However, in the longer term, all technologies eventually become obsolete. At Argenta, we consider a technology to be obsolete when it is either no longer sold and/or supported by its manufacturer, or when it is no longer cost effective to repair and maintain.
We have developed this topic in to a much lengthier White Paper which can be downloaded here. If the content resonates with you, get in touch so that Argenta can support your business to manage obsolescence.
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