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Easy Obsolescence Solutions
Mobility systems are long-lasting investments with planned service lives up to 30 to 40 years. The supply of spare parts must be guaranteed over the long term in order to ensure continuous operability. Siemens Mobility Services offers Easy Obsolescence Solutions in compliance with IEC 62402 to prevent obsolescence-related downtime and interruptions in operation as well as unnecessary costs.
Vehicles and railway systems are usually manufactured in low quantities. They have long supply chains with many part suppliers and are subject to complex, time-consuming approval processes. With our Easy Obsolescence Solutions, you can protect your investments with proactive and reactive obsolescence management.
1. Obsolescence Notice
2. Obsolescence Monitoring
3. Obsolescence Protection
In addition, you can also protect yourself contractually from potential obsolescence risks. For the duration of the contract, we guarantee the availability of all required spare parts for your vehicle or system under terms defined in advance. If necessary, this can also include migration packages that enable suitable substitute solutions to be developed on time.
If a component unexpectedly becomes unavailable, our reactive obsolescence management solutions provide you with alternative options. Depending on the situation, a variety of approaches are possible:
You can download information on obsolescence solutions from Siemens Mobility Services here.
Whether it’s migration, re-engineering, or final stocking, obsolescence solutions from Siemens Mobility Services are proven problem-solvers, as shown in the following references.
New development of central drive components, and assistance during prototype and series production
Reason: Requirement for ten of the components, which the subcontractor who made them had already discontinued with no substitute
Successful test series performed in passenger operations and certified by the Federal Railway Authority in a very short time
Development of an appropriate rail vehicle migration package for the City of Basel
Reason: Order for controls for computer modules using now outdated 386 and 486 technology
Replaced the obsolete modules, and checked the hardware and software and the corresponding vehicle functions
Immediate identification of customer requirement and offer to purchase residual stock of hardware components
Reason: Discontinuation of the AS 318 module for vehicle control used in Combino trams and regional trains
Automatically informed the customer about future non-availability and the option to announce and cover future needs
For more information on Easy Obsolescence Solutions and our Spare Part Services for railway operations, just send an e-mail to our specialists. They will be glad to assist you.