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Is any engineer of industrial machinery's board circuit familiar with the following troubles?
There are many problems peculiar to industrial equipment with long product life cycle.
Ricoh Electronic Devices Co., Ltd. carries out 3 methods to address the problems in such industrial equipment fields.
Long term supply
Industrial equipment's life is considered more than 10 years which is much longer than consumer equipment. As a result of long life, sudden production end of parts (EOL) can have a critical impact on the continuity of equipment’s production.
Ricoh is making efforts for customers to purchase necessary products anytime so that they can avoid troubling in costly steps such as investigation and procurement of alternative parts and redesign of the board due to parts change.
Product Longevity Program
RICOH has Product Longevity Program (PLP) that makes our products being supplied for 10 years. By using products under PLP, customers can make a long-term production plan.
Flexible quantity purchase
Electronic parts are usually sold on a reel basis which contains 3,000 pieces or 5,000 pieces parts.
Since 1 reel quantity is way more than the average production quantity of industrial equipment, handing the leftover parts often becomes trouble from time and cost point of view.
Ricoh is offering choices that customers can purchase the necessary quantity when needed.
High quality and reliability
Some industrial equipment is used in high temperature environment and some industrial equipment is used in extremely cold area to the contrary.
It is vital, therefore, it functions even under severe temperature environment and Ricoh guarantees operation with high quality over a wide temperature range.