The Future Built-in
Obsolescence management at DEUTA
Innovation cycles for technical components in rail traffic are less than 5 years today, while the average use of complete rail vehicles is 25 years or longer. Those who wish to switch to the latest technology do therefore not change the whole train straightaway.
Availability throughout the whole life cycle
DEUTA develops and operates its own obsolescence management which ensures perfect compatibility of new products with existing system environments. In this way, the drive is not only better, but also cheaper – and this is for long-term.
For example: DEUTA Multifunctional Terminals (MFT) are known worldwide for their long life spans. Right at the design phase, we take into consideration follow-up concepts for important components so that these consistently fulfil the requirements of product obsolescence management.
Form-fit-function compatible vehicle displays
Thanks to many years of experience in developing and producing boards, DEUTA has the expertise to replace discontinued displays form-fit-function and to integrate them into the long-term planning of the MFT platform. Our engineers are committed to comply with strict obsolescence requirements which in essence, depend on equality of structure of the platforms, thus, extending virtually the durability of the displays.
In the end, you as producer, operator and user benefit equally from the boards:
- Producer: optimise your production processes thanks to perfect compatibility of the boards and achieve shorter cycle times and more cost-effectiveness!
- Operator: lower your life cycle costs through a virtually extended life span of the boards and be assured also of an optimal supply of replacement parts for many years!
- User: have the most modern board technology always at your disposal, while "look & feel" remains the same for the most of the parts!
The best contacts for more investment security
DEUTA is constantly optimising its obsolescence management. That is the reason why we are a member of the Components Obsolescense Group Germany (COG). Members of this group achieve extended series production through bundled procurement processes, concentrated migration strategies and other measures. For you this means: future-proof products and systems, consequently, more security with respect to planning and investment.